A bit of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of attendees at the Grand Opening of the new playground in Portapique, Nova Scotia on October 17.
In the days following the April 2020 tragedy, The Rotary Club of Truro embarked on a project to assist the community of Portapique in their healing process. Over the past year, working with residents of the surrounding areas, the Community Build Up + Project was born.
The Project is both an upgrade and an addition to the existing 200-year old Portapique Community Hall. The existing building will be incorporated into a new, larger structure which will enable social activities as well as other community events. The Rotary Club, along with the Trustees of the Community Hall, have partnered with the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning in Dartmouth, NS; the Centre held day camps for local children this past summer, and are already planning for winter, spring and summer 2022. Final building plans have been received, and the intention is to break ground on the addition before winter comes, with the building set to open next spring/summer.
But the October 17 event was to celebrate the completion of the natural playground, featuring a wooden “log run”, slides, swings, hammocks, and lots of room to play. A multipurpose area for sports, flea markets, and other outdoor activities will be included in the final project.
Although community support has been generous to date, the club is still in fundraising mode; the goal of the fundraising campaign is $300,000, with opportunities available for both cash and in-kind donations. Individuals wishing to contribute to the project may do so via the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia’s https://cfns-fcne.ca/portapiquecommunitybuildup/ (charitable tax receipts provided for amounts of $20 or more); Rotary Clubs may donate directly to the Rotary Club of Truro, P.O. Box 115, Truro, NS B2N 5B6.
Join us in our efforts to rebuild Portapique! Together let’s help the community rise again!
 Swim for Polio
When: Sunday, August 29th, 2021
Where?  RECC Center Pool
Time:  The pool is available from 8:30-12:30.  40 laps
Support the elimination of Polio world wide
On August 29th 2021, the Rotary Club of Truro will hold its 5th annual swim for polio.  Members and friends will gather pledges to support those who swim.  Donations go to the Rotary Foundation and, after being matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are used in continuing the battle to eliminate this dreaded disease.
Anyone can participate. 

Rotary launched PolioPlus in 1985 and was a founding member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988. Through decades of commitment and work by Rotary and our partners, more than 2.5 billion children have received the oral polio vaccine.  

In the days following the April tragedy in Portapique and surrounding areas, the Rotary Club of Truro, Nova Scotia struck a committee, “Rotary Cares” to see how we may be able to assist the community in their healing process. We have spent the last few months working with residents of Portapique; and are pleased to announce the project we’ve entitled “Community Build Up +”.
Some Rotarians (and family members) didn't let social distancing and cold weather prevent them from cleaning up the roadsides in their local communities on Earthday.  Thank you to Laurie, Richard, Audrie-Jo and Jim for making their local neighbourhoods just a little bit better.
Truro Rotarian Dr. Garth Coffin has authored a book about his life, education and work history that makes an interesting read.  Entitled "A Boy from Cherry Hill", a reference to where Garth was born and raised on a farm on PEI,  the book has insights into agriculture from the 1950s through to current times as well as into the life of Garth and his family. 
Contact the author about getting a copy as Garth says he is responsible for distribution as well. 
Congratulations Garth.  Good read.
President Lech was pleased to induct Matthew Berrigan as the Rotary Club of Truro's newest member.
An Acadia graduate, Matthew is Regional Manager of the Northern Connector Program.  He has experience in facilitation, promotion, program planning, and program implementation and works closely with established business and community leaders to help employment-ready workers build professional networks across the region.
Matthew has attended several club meetings and was one of our speakers in December. Alana Hirtle is Matthew's Rotary sponsor.
Welcome to Rotary Matthew.
Gerry Gibson - Mgr. of St. Peter's Marina
Oct 03, 2022
Chair Rotarian Ralph Hopkins
Oct 10, 2022 12:10 PM
No Meeting
Club Meeting/Foundation AGM
Oct 17, 2022
Chair - President Joanna
Vocational Speaker/Bollywood
Oct 24, 2022 12:10 PM
Chair - Jane Gourley-Davis
Marcel Gervais - District Rotary Youth Exchange
Oct 31, 2022
Chair - Matthew Hunter
Melanie Goodridge Com'ity Engage NS
Nov 07, 2022 12:10 PM
Club Meeting
Nov 14, 2022 12:10 PM
Chair - President Joanna
Vocational Speaker
Nov 28, 2022
Chair - TBA
Upcoming Events
Club Information
Welcome to Our Club!

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We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Best Western Truro - Glengarry
150 Willow St.
Truro, NS B2N 4Z6
Zoom link also available for remote attendance
Club Org Chart
Club Exc, Directors & Chairs
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary Elect
Membership Director
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
Vocational Services Director
International Service Director
New Generations/Youth Service Director
The Rotary International Foundation
Basic Education and Literacy
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Disease Prevention and Treatment
Maternal and Child Health
Economic and Community Development
Indigenous Relations
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Water and Sanitation