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RYLE (Rotary Youth Leadership Experience) is an annual conference hosted by the RYLE Committee and sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of District 5370. This four day experience is intended for high school students (grades 9 to 12) or home school students ages 13.5-18 who would like to gain or strengthen their leadership skills and learn how to be active citizens who strive to make a positive impact in the world.

RYLE will be held this year from Thursday, May 2, 2024 until Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Camp Nakamun.

The Rotary Clubs of Spruce Grove and Parkland After Dark are providing full sponsorship for youth from our area to attend RYLE. Applications for sponsorship must be completed by April 11, 2024. Applicants chosen for sponsorship will be contacted by April 12.
 
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a “Journey to the Core” personal development experience that is hosted by Rotary International District 5370.  This program is designed for youth aged 14-18 who live within Rotary International District 5370, who want to grow but have limited opportunities to attend other development programs.
 
Participants are involved in a variety of workshops and activities, which provide an opportunity for them to personally develop, gain self-confidence, communication skills, gain an understanding of how to set and achieve goals, challenge their personal boundaries, confidence to take control of their own future, build friendships, and develop life skills.

RYLE will be held this year from Thursday, May 9, 2024 until Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Teen Time Ranch, just north of Westlock.
 
Father's Day Weekend!
 
Ribfest is back June 14-16, 2024. Come to Central Park in Spruce Grove for a weekend of great eats, great drinks, great music, and a great family fun. All proceeds support the community improvement projects of the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove and its partners.
 
This year's festival will feature three rib trucks plus many more local food vendors.  A lineup of excellent local bands will take the stage over the three days, and Saturday will feature a family fair hosted by the Spruce Grove Public Library as well as a massive vendor market in the Spruce Grove Curling Club.
 
 

The Spruce Grove Rotary Club plans to continue helping local businesses connect with customers while raising some much-needed capital to support ongoing social programs and continue to build community amenities.  From November 4 to November 19, 2022, the club will host a virtual silent auction featuring items and experiences sourced from local businesses.  On the evening the auction closes, bidders can experience a bit of that auction sale frenzy feeling by joining in on their virtual wrap-up event on Zoom.

In recognizing that other Alberta communities were developing programs dealing with Food Security concerns and Food Rescue opportunities, a few members of our Rotary Club of Spruce Grove investigated the need for similar programs in our local community. The result is “Rotary, Our Community Pantry”.
 
Working with Parkland School Division (PSD) in support of its school lunch program, and with our food rescue partner, North Central, our community owned Co-operative, our Rotary volunteers gather twice weekly at St. Andrew’s United Church in Spruce Grove. We are thankful that St. Andrew’s offered their amazing kitchen, and a separate pantry space, for both our Brown Bag Lunch Program and our Food Rescue Program.
Our Brown Bag Lunch Program is prepared for school children as identified by their school communities, and consists of a fresh sandwich, a piece of fruit, a juice box and a granola bar. These lunches are delivered to local schools twice a week.