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The Rotary Clubs of the CBRM work throughout the year to provide financial and volunteer support to a variety of local initiatives with a focus on youth, health, food insecurity, seniors, community infrastructure projects, etc.

Globally, each of the Rotary Clubs of the CBRM also contributes to humanitarian projects supporting world peace, the eradication of Polio, safe drinking water, reduction of poverty and hunger, health care, literacy and other much-needed developing country and disaster relief projects. Over the past year the Clubs were also very active in providing support for the Ukrainian relief and refugee efforts as well as providing both financial and hands on support following Fiona hurricane.

The Rotary Clubs of the CBRM include the Rotary Club of Sydney-Sunrise, the Rotary Club of Sydney, and the Rotary Club of New Waterford.

Rotary Club of New Waterford

With a proud history of service dating back to 1938, the New Waterford Rotary Club is a vital part of the local community and meets every Tuesday at 5:30 at St. Leonard Church Hall in New Waterford.

Its service activities focus on support for health and education, children, students, and seniors. The club’s popular ‘Number for Life Lottery’ enables it to generously support many community projects such as Bikes for kids during Coal Dust Days, the Coal Bowl, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Mobility Cup, New Waterford Community Centre, Breton Education Centre (BEC) Comfort Closet, support for various sports teams,  Meals on Wheels, Hawks Dream Field, Christmas party for kids and Christmas giving, Operation Eyesight, breakfast programs at BEC and Greenfield Elementary, Safe Grad, support for the Salvation Army and the food bank.

Members appreciate the support they receive from the community because it allows them to ‘give back’. They are also proud sponsors of the Breton Education Centre Rotary Interact Club, Adventure in Citizenship and provide bursaries to BEC graduates. The club’s community and international service is enhanced by the spirit of friendship and hospitality that is its trademark. For more information or to request information on becoming a member, please visit our website.


Rotary Club of Sydney

The Rotary Club of Sydney meets for lunch each Tuesday at 12:15 at Boston Pizza in Sydney. Chartered in 1920, the Rotary Club of Sydney has a rich history of service to youth and youth organizations and has sponsored the Rotary 693 Air Cadet Squadron for over 55 years.

The Club also sponsors Interact Clubs at both Riverview Rural High School and Eskasoni First Nation and provides scholarships annually to students at Sydney Academy, Riverview Rural High School and at J. Wilkinson Allison Bernard Memorial High. Other youth related initiatives include, the Children’s Wish Foundation, Camp Courage, breakfast programs, Memorial High Culinary Trip, Whitney Pier Memorial Band, Autism Society Camp Sponsorship, Adventures in Citizenship, They also support other community-based initiatives such as, the Salvation Army, the CBRM Hospital Foundation, Adopt a Family, Bereaved Families of CB, Adopt a Family, Transition House, Loaves and Fishes, Motion Ball Sponsorship, Mobility Cup, and the Coal Town Trail.

Even with all this support, the club still has time for fun and social activities and would be pleased to introduce new members to the fellowship of Rotary. For more information or to request information on becoming a member, please visit our website.


Rotary Club of Sydney-Sunrise

The Rotary Club of Sydney-Sunrise was chartered in 1996 and meets on Thursday mornings at 7:30 at Boston Pizza, Sydney.

The atmosphere is always casual and fun-filled, and membership is open to anyone interested in actively giving back to the community. The Club is actively engaged in providing funding and hands on assistance to numerous community-based projects that focus on youth, senior, food insecurity, health and well-being as well as community infrastructure.  Members volunteer and the club provides financial contributions to local organizations such as Loaves and Fishes and the New Dawn Guest Home. The club’s fundraising activities also enables the provision of support to a number of other local organizations including BGC Cape Breton, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, the Salvation Army Transition House, the Ally Centre, Cape Breton Youth Project, Every Woman’s Centre, the Cape Breton Regional Library the Glace Bay Food Bank, and the food cupboard on Grand Lake Road. In addition the club sponsors the Glace Bay High School Interact Club, provides funds for Adventures in Citizenship and scholarships for students at Glace Bay High. For more information or to request information on becoming a member, please visit our website.