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On Saturday, August 17, 2024, motorcycle enthusiasts will get on their bikes for a good cause again.  The Rotary Club of Spruce Grove is proud to host the fourth annual Rotary Ride for You Can Ride 2, a motorcycle rally and poker run that raises funds for You Can Ride 2.  That program's "Borrow a Bike" program lends adapted bikes, many of which cost several thousand dollars, to families who may not be able to afford to replace bikes as kids outgrow them.  You Can Ride 2 also runs a "Learn to Ride" program that teaches children with disabilities to ride a two-wheeled bike independently.
If you or someone you know rides a motorcycle, why not take part in this fun day for a great cause.  Full details and registration are available here.
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.
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.
Across Alberta, 80% of people with developmental disabilities are unemployed or underemployed.  Inclusion Alberta and Rotary District 5370 have formed the Rotary Employment Partnership to improve this statistic, and if you're an employer or you can talk to your employer about this fact, you can help!
Hiring a person with a developmental disability can make a positive difference to your bottom line and your corporate culture.  On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, please join me for a one hour "Lunch and Learn" session on Zoom to find out more.  To see more of the possibilities and success stories, check out the Employment Partnership's January E-Blast here.