Rotary in Guelph and Wellington County Celebrates their Volunteers and Community Agencies

The Rotary Clubs of Guelph, Fergus and Elora are proud to celebrate the amazing volunteers and the organizations they serve during this incredible year.

To help celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Guelph, and in keeping with Rotary’s commitment to Service above Self, the Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium recognized 100 volunteers who contributed their time, passion and energy to support non-profit organizations in our city and the surrounding community with A Community Volunteer Award.

The breadth of the contribution of the recipients highlighted the extent of the volunteer spirit in Guelph and the surrounding community.  The recipients ranged in age from teenagers to senior citizens. They volunteered by sitting on boards; making, packaging and delivering food, sewing masks or collecting personal protective equipment; or, advocating for those less fortunate.  They contributed their unique skills ranging from computer knowledge, education expertise or financial planning.  Volunteers are the backbone of our community support system, and the following organizations thank the volunteer recipients for the critical support they provide to their organizations.

1*2*3*GO: Early Literacy Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Box of Hearts Program

Canadian Cancer Society

Chalmers Church Program

Children’s Help for Uganda

Church of the Apostles

Destination Imagination

Fergus Highland Rugby Football Club

Focus on Nature


Go-Go Grandmothers of Guelph

Guelph Arts Council

Guelph Children’s Foundation

Guelph Curling Club

Guelph Grotto

Guelph Ismailia Centre

Guelph Mask Squad

Guelph Tool Library

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

Hope House

Hospice Wellington

Huntington Society

Karate Camp

Lions Club of Guelph

Main Place Optimist Club of Erin

MOTTS Equestrian Centre

National Service Dogs

Puslinch Pioneer Newspaper

Red Leaf Canada

Shelldale Family Gateway

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

St James Catholic School

Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre

The Forgotten People Connection Charity

Village by the Arboretum – Cabaret

West Willow Neighbourhood Group

YM/YWCA – (Guelph and New regional Y)


The Rotary Clubs of Guelph, Guelph South, Guelph Wellington, and the Rotaract Club of the University of Guelph also wish to recognize the contributions of many volunteers who supported these organizations and initiatives during the last year:  

Integrated Youth Network Service, Kidsability, Dunara Home for Recovery, Habitat for Humanity, Nightingale Centre, Portage, Trees for Guelph, Wyndham House The Christmas Bag Sale, Sparkles in the Park, The Virtual Duck Race, the Nutcracker Auction, the Valentine Auction, Letter M Marketing, Hopewell Children’s Homes; Family Counselling and Support Services; The Nightingale Centre; St Joseph’s Health Centre, the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, the Coldest Night of the Year and the Rotaract Mask-querade Virtual Gala. 

The Rotary Club of Centre Wellington Centennial and the Rotary Club of Fergus/Elora are proud to recognize the many volunteers who supported their communities in the last year: Duck Race, Grand Taste, March Pick Me up Bags, Catch the Ace, Holiday Cheese Bags, Bingo and Canada Day.  

Our communities are better and brighter, kinder and more inclusive because of you!  Thank you for your incredible contributions during a very challenging year from your Rotary Community partners.

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Posted on April 19, 2021