Hugely successful  Art Supply Collection for Indigenous Schools

 

December 2020

From Colleen Gray, Metis artist and  Founder of Art for Aid :  Gratitude: Chi miigwetch – thank you deeply for this amazing effort and for supporting Canada’s First Artists as they learn and explore art in their communities. When we all work together, amazing things can happen – this shipment has been proof of that. Your contribution has meant the world to us here.

Art is such a powerful medium to bring healing, ignite creativity and give youth a voice. The drive for art and creative activity supplies, begun in July 2020 and now concluded, was a HUGE success! Thank you to the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar and the Rotary Club of Oakville, plus all the support of Rotary Clubs in Mississauga, Burlington, Kitchener, Milton and Guelph, Art Societies, community individual donors and volunteers for their tremendous support in collecting items for this recent drive.

Rotary Oakville Trafalgar and Rotary Oakville shipped all donations collected to Colleen October 2020. Colleen’s team was kept super busy sorting, preparing the current drive’s items to ship, and sending boxes to remote First Nations schools. Boxes of wool have gone to Iqualuit, books to Six Nations , paper to the Mississaugas of the New Credit, board games to Nibinamik, novels to Tyendinaga, and art supplies to 19 northern communities so far.

 

To learn more about Colleen Gray’s projects, go to www.artforaid.ca and www.ilovefirstpeoples.ca under whom she operates. To help defray astronomical shipping costs, you can also support the projects of Art for Aid by purchasing beautiful art products through www.artforaidshop.ca,  sponsoring a box of supplies for $50.00 or donate through  I Love First Peoples , who can issue an official tax receipt.

Rotary Education Bursary Event

On June 29, the Oakville Clubs came together to give bursaries to 32 deserving high school students who will be going to university this Fall.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic the event was held via Zoom. To view a video of the event, please click here.

Rotary Helping Oakville

To help respond to the global COVID-19 crisis the four local Rotary clubs have joined forces to create the Oakville Rotary Relief Fund. This fund will address pressing needs within our community during this time of great challenge and turmoil – during the Covid19 crisis.

The four Rotary clubs will generously match all donations to their Relief Fund with a three-for-one matching, up to $30,000

All donations to the Fund are tax deductible, and a tax receipt will be issued to you by CanadaHelps.

Rotary in Oakville is a House with Four Doors

We meet for breakfast every Tuesday at 7.15 am

We meet for dinner every second Monday at 6.00 pm

We meet for lunch every Thursday at noon

We meet second Thursday each month at 7.00 pm

For more information, contact us at info@oakvillerotary.org