WELCOME TO

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore

Thank you for visiting The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore’s website.  With over 70 members, we are one of the largest clubs in the area.  The club was chartered in 1972 and has been helping make a difference in people’s lives not only in the Burlington community with humanitarian aid and scholarship awards, but around the world through various international initiatives.  We have always been an active fundraising club, starting early with car raffles, bingo, and dream auctions.  These early fundraisers culminated in 1995 with the creation of Canada’s Largest Ribfest 

Please enjoy having a look around our new website and learn more about the benefits of joining our club, our club history, learn about impact we have made in the Burlington community, and how you could make a difference by joining us.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a member, please click the link below, send us an email and arrange to join us for one of our weekly lunch meetings. 

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Rotary Burlington Lakeshore is involved in a number of initiatives supporting the local community in these avenues of service.  Below are our total contributions over the last six years.

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in support for health

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in support to help with hunger

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in support to help with humanity

ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT

OUR SIGNATURE

FUNDRAISER

Our largest and most successful community event and has been around since we planned Ontario’s first Ribfest in 1996. Since that day, all proceeds collected have gone to charity.  This food and music festival is held annually on Labor Day weekend at the panoramic lake view venue of Spencer Smith Park in downtown Burlington.  

(Due to the COVID pandemic, for the summer of 2021 we have pivoted to a Drive Thru format which will be on May 24th, July 1st, and Sept 6th at the Burlington Centre).

Enjoy world-class BBQ from the best in the business.
Great Food
Enjoy our headliners and our emerging artists showcase.
Great Music
Family fun for the whole weekend. We have something for everyone.
Great fun

OUR MEMBERSHIP

STATISTICS

Total Active Members

70+

Female Members

33%

Male Members

67%

Professions

45

Average Tenure (yrs)

14+

Average Age

56

INTERNATIONAL IMPACT

Our International Service Committee promotes and contributes to projects in all 6 areas of Rotary International Focus.  Our club has specific interests in Education, Providing Safe Drinking Water, and Fighting Disease.  Below are our total contributions over the last six years.

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in support for education

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in support to help with humanity

Kenya Scholarship Program

Currently RCBL supports 16 students, 4 in each year of high school. Since 2008, 47 students have had a chance to go to high school.

Vietnam Education Society

RCBL contributed towards a kindergarten school in Quang Tri province. Groundbreaking took place at the end of April and construction is proceeding nicely.

Aqua Prieta Mexico

We visit schools, and provide much needed resources: heat for cold classrooms, winter coats, books, stationary, library shelves, computers, sporting equipment and more.

WHY JOIN

ROTARY

Expand your business network

Business Networking

Gain an expanded business network. 

Personal Growth Opportunities

International Connections

Connect with an international network and make friends around the world. 

Making a Difference

Personal Growth

Experience opportunities for personal development and leadership.

Connecting With An International Network

Fellowship

Create lasting friendships with like-minded people.

Fellowship Events

IMPACTING TODAYS YOUTH

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore’s New Generations / Youth Committee promotes and supports youth programs that help young leaders build leadership skills, expand their education / chosen trade, and learn the value of service.

Learn

scholarships & awards

Lead

youth leadership opportunities

Explore

global exchange opportunities

YOUTH PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT

Want to join in the fun? Contact us and learn more about becoming a Rotarian

Contact our membership committee.