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. 21, 2015
Time:  6:00 PM
Location:  Queen Street

Pre-parade entertainment will be provided by the following choirs:

2015 Parade application and general information: click here

Shaw WILL BE taping the parade for broadcast this year.
Rebroadcast times are:

2014 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 Presented by Tenaris

This year's Regional Science Fair will be held on April 16 - 18, 2015 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.


Deadline date for registration - April 4th


Follow (if you have twitter!) it here!


New: Ingestion projects may not be allowed at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in 2015-- 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 Fredericton, New Brunswick May 9 - May 16, 2015.


*  Set up of Exhibits takes place on Thursday, April 16 between 3:30 and 7:00 p.m.

*  Judging occurs on Friday, April 17 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 17 from 4 pm – 8 pm and on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 to 11 a.m.

*  Participants are asked to attend the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. Once the awards are over,  

   students are asked to take their projects home.

Best of Luck!!

More information for schools:  click here

If you have any questions please contact this year's co-chairs:
Melinda Mitchell                                                       
Murdoch Carter

Winners for 2015

1. Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Award of Excellence:
First Entry to Canada-Wide Science Fair
First Place - Best of Fair:
"Anti-Bacterial Effects of Tea Tree Oil” by Emily Elder (Korah Collegiate)

2. TENARIS Award:
Second Entry to Canada-Wide Science Fair
Second Place - Best of Fair:
"To Bee or Not To Bee" by Jordan Winter (Korah Collegiate)

3. Benjamin Cohen Family Memorial Trophy: $70 Cash Award
Third Place - Best of Fair:
"Anticipation vs. Reaction: The Effect of Anticipation on the Reaction Time of Swimmers” by Sarah Gelmych (Korah Collegiate)

Complete list of 2015 winners click here

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 9, 2015
Time: 7:00 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.






© 2005 Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie