Event Details

Social: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $85 per person

Live Entertainment by Cornerstone Dance Band

For more information or to get tickets contact: Allen at (306)775-1362 or email: info@eastviewrotary.org


The Charities We Support

Canadian Mental Health - Regina Branch

One of the key programs supported by the Rotary Club of Regina Eastview is the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
This year, we celebrate CMHA’s 100th anniversary, in Regina and across Canada. With it we celebrate the mental health change-makers and a community, of hope, of progress, of togetherness, and of strength.

This volunteer-based organization supports and promotes the rights of persons with mental disorders to maximize their full potential. It promotes and enhances the mental health and well-being of all members of the community. Each weekday in Regina CMHA clients come to the centre seeking help to meet challenges in their daily living, for counseling, for structured programs, for socializing, and for a noon meal. We have partnered with the Regina Branch of CMHA to improve their centre and enable enhanced programing.

The Ripple Effect Program

The Ripple Effect Program is one of our special programs. It is a Basic Education and Literacy program in Guatemala, which includes building or renewing school infrastructure, including washrooms and kitchens, and providing furniture, supplies, computers and playgrounds, focusing on the primary grades. The Ripple Effect Scholarship Fund, encourages Guatemalan students to attend middle school and high school. A Teachers’ Scholarship program was started in 2015, and four Guatemalan teachers graduated with a degree in 2017. Four scholarships were also awarded in 2018, enabling four young women to enter their first year of university.
POWERFUL IMPACT: We are often asked what impact the Ripple Effect Program is having on the children and on their communities. It is amazing how quickly positive change has happened. At the start of the program most teachers only had high school level education. However, our liaison with the Guatemalan Dept. of Education has resulted in a commitment to provide qualified teachers in each school we build. Now most teachers are university trained educators. Since 1999, the Canadian Ripple Effect Program has built or refurbished over 85 schools, awarded over 550 middle school and high school scholarships, directly benefitted over 25,000 students and invested over $3,000,000.00 in education in Guatemala.
As a result of the enhanced quality of education, the number of students, particularly female students, has risen sharply. The high quality of education has also resulted in academic success as well as enhanced employment opportunities to graduating young people.
FOCUSED ACTION: The changes made by taking focused action has truly created positive ripples in every receptive community in which we built a school. The positive impact has become more evident every year. Rotarians in Guatemala are now raising funds and donating to
projects. Guatemalan companies are jumping on board, the government is looking to help any way they can, the municipalities and communities are stepping in to offer skilled and unskilled labour, as well as materials and equipment to help. They are making access to rural schools easier by repairing roads and are improving drainage near schools.