Other Community Projects
The Rotary Santa Claus Parade
Twinkling lights, a nip in the air, and the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season set the stage for the Rotary Santa Claus Parade. Traditionally attracting more than 35 entries and more than 7,000 spectators, the parade is recognized by the community as Sault Ste. Marie's official kick-off to the Christmas season.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Queen Street
Pre-parade entertainment will be provided by the following choirs:
2013 Parade application and general information: click here
Shaw WILL BE taping the parade for broadcast this year.
Rebroadcast times are:
2013 Award Winners:
Norm Candelori Best in Parade:
Best Corporate Entry:
Best Community Group Entry:
Best High School Spirit Award:
Best Elementary School Spirit Award:
The Algoma Rotary Science Fair
This year's Regional Science Fair will be held on April 3 - 5, 2014 at the George Leach Center, Presented by Tenaris, hosted by Algoma University. The fair is open to students from Grade 7 – 12. New Youth Challenges are: Discovery, Environment, Energy, Information, Health, Innovation, and Resources.
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The deadline for registration for students is March 25, 2014. Please register on-line ASAP at: http://www.sfiab.ca/algomarotarysciencefair
New: Ingestion projects may not be allowed at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in 2014 -- i.e. certain projects involving people eating/ drinking/ tasting ANYTHING will not be allowed at the CWSF this year. This years Canada Wide Fair will be held in .
* Set up of Exhibits takes place on Thursday, April 3 between 3:30 and 7:00 p.m.
* Judging occurs on Friday, April 4 beginning at 9:00 am – 3:30 pm and all students must be present for judging.
* The fair is open to the public on Friday, April 4 from 4 pm – 8 pm and on Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 to 11 a.m.
* Participants are asked to attend the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. Once the awards are over,
students are asked to take their projects home.
Best of Luck!!
Winners for 2014
Complete list of 2014 winners: click here
1. Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Award of Excellence:
First Entry to Canada-Wide Science Fair
First Place - Best of Fair:
"Power of Suggestion” by Kara Gruyters & Temeara Barrett (Grand View)
2. Tenaris Award:
Second Entry to Canada-Wide Science Fair
Second Place - Best of Fair:
"Smart Drugs: How Modern Medicine is Attacking Diseases in a New Way" by Daniella Febbraro
3. Benjamin Cohen Family Memorial Trophy: $70 Cash Award
Third Place - Best of Fair:
"How Skin pH Affects the Percent Mass of Nicotine Absorbed from Nicotine Transdermal Patches"
by Laura Masters (Korah Collegiate)
Sports Awards Dinner
This is an annual event held to honour our local male high school athletes and inductees into the Russ Ramsay High School Hall of Fame.
Date: June 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The Marconi Club
Cost: $25 per person For more information, contact Dr. Dan Sharp, 759-8744.
Centennial Project (2004-2005)
In 1998, the club donated $130,000 to the purchase playground equipment that revitalized Sault Ste. Marie's most popular park. To continue this worthwhile effort, the club and the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie North shared the commitment to fund an additional purchase of $85,000 in playground equipment, installed June 2005. In addition to the equipment, the City of Sault Ste. Marie spent $50,000 to pay for the installation of a new walkway which makes the park wheelchair accessible.