The History of Our Club

The Burlington Lakeshore Rotary Club est. 1972

Determined to make a change both in our community of Burlington Ontario and around the world.

Club Was Chartered

The Burlington Lakeshore Rotary Club was chartered on Oct 27th, 1972 at the Estaminet Restaurant. This is where the Club of just 23 members would meet until a brief foray at the Holiday Inn and finally to their present location at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

RBL Charitable Foundation Was Established

Rotary Burlington Lakeshore was established in 1972 and Rotary Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation was  established in 1991 to with a goal of providing in excess of  $50,000 in student awards, annually.

Ribfest Was Born

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore held the first Ribfest in 1995, then simply called the Ribfest.  It rained most of the weekend but people from Burlington and the surrounding area came out to support and make the event a success.

BBQ hotdogs in Spencer Smith Park
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Donated a Fire Truck Matamoros Mexico
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Rotary Pond / Skating Rink Spencer Smith Park
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Want to join in on the fun? Contact us and learn more about becoming a Rotarian.

Contact our membership committee.