Posted by Elaine Thompson on Nov 01, 2018
Yorkton’s Rotarians focus on fundraising to support a variety of local projects and organisations. 
The major fundraisers are an Agriculture Night dinner for 250-300 people, a Duck Derby, a “Coldest Night of the Year” walk (to benefit the Yorkton Transitional Homes for Youth) and working at the Anglican Church’s food booth on Fair Day.
Recipients of the club’s financial support include the Yorkton Community Clubhouse, The Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbors’ Seniors Mobility Program, Yorkton Minor Football Association, Salvation Army, Canadian Legion, 4H, Saskatchewan Abilities council summer camp at Camp Easter Seal and scholarships (for literacy and for a High School music student).
A bi-weekly hands-on project involves members reading to young children (3 years and under, lower income).
Internationally, the club supports a kitchen in Africa and the Ripple Effect program in Guatemala. 
Rotary programs that the club is also involved with include Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA), Rotary Adventures in Citizenship ( and the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Efforts are also underway to start an Interact club at a local high school.