Event Types

A Little Comedic Relief

Munish Joshi is a Comedian, Voice-Performer, Market Researcher & Business Consultant

There are so many great Canadian Comics so please help support home-grown comedic talent.  Many Canadians have shown their support of Canadian Jokers by voting for many of our elected officials.  Just kidding, please don't deport me.

Personal Accomplishments:

  • Can make fun of family members in the name of comedy and get away with it.
  • Successfully blamed my daughters for eating the left-over Halloween candy.
  • Switched from Rogers to Wind Mobile and stopped getting marketing calls from Rogers.
  • Saved my wife from gaining weight by eating the left-over Halloween candy.
Jun 08, 2017
Jun 09, 2017 7:00 PM

Patrick Brown was elected Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on May 9, 2015.  He ran on a platform of Party renewal, promising to grow the Party to over 100,000 members from every walk of life and every corner of the province.  A bigger Party, firmly rooted in every neighbourhood of every community in Ontario, is key to reconnecting the PC Party with the people of the province before the next provincial election.

Patrick Brown’s family has had deep roots in Simcoe County for the past 75 years since his grandparents moved to Angus in 1945. Growing up, many of Patrick’s best memories came from playing hockey in Guthrie, cross-country skiing with his dad in Oro-Medonte, or spending time at the family farm in Midland. One of three children in a close family, Patrick often credits his parents with teaching him the values and principles – including his work ethic – that have guided his career.

Patrick’s interest in politics began at a young age, serving two terms as President of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation (PCYF). He was then first elected to Barrie City Council in 2000 and was re-elected in 2003 with 72% of the vote. In 2006, he defeated an incumbent Liberal cabinet minister in the federal election and became the Member of Parliament for Barrie. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2011, each time increasing his share of the vote.

In 2011, Patrick was named Chair of the GTA and Central Ontario Caucus. This role allowed him to grow strong relationships with business and community leaders across Ontario. He was also Chairman of the Canada-India Parliamentary Association and has made 15 trips to India, building relations with one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Patrick has worked hard to build partnerships with people, groups, corporations, governments and organizations – both at home and abroad – establishing connections that allow him to better serve his constituents and to rebuild Ontario as Premier.
Patrick is also one of only two honorary firefighters in the Province of Ontario, a testament to his commitment to working with the men and women who keep Ontarians safe.

An alumni of St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Patrick studied political science at the University of Toronto before earning his LL.B from the University of Windsor. Prior to his first election, Patrick ran a law practice in downtown Barrie. Functional in French, Patrick also attended l’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières for extensive French studies.

As a marathon runner and an avid hockey and tennis player, Patrick has combined his passion for sports and public service to make Canada and Ontario a better place to live and work. As a Member of Parliament for the last nine years Patrick has worked tirelessly on issues important to residents of Simcoe County, including access to health care, mental health, and cleaning up Lake Simcoe.

 Patrick’s dedication to enhancing healthcare access has seen him help raise nearly $2 million dollars for the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie and various other charities across the region, including Autism Ontario, ALS Canada, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Hospice Simcoe, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.

Jun 15, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Jul 06, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Jul 11, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Insights and reflections on my year as our District Governor

Jul 20, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Jul 27, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Aug 03, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)

Tanveer represented Toronto East at the 2017 RYLA program.  He is a student at University of Toronto, studying public policy and city studies.  The RYLA program, “Leadership Begins With Me”, provides an opportunity for participants to get to know themselves better and to cultivate respect and trust of others.  Participants are able to identify their own leadership skills and determine ways to make more effective use of their resources.  Their enthusiasm and technique is brought back to the community from which the participants were sponsored, and thus impacts on the young people being influenced by these youthful leaders.  

Aug 24, 2017

Wine Education

Malcolm Lamont has always been intrigued by wine, and after taking his first course in oenology fell in love with the wide world of wine study. That led him to complete a Sommelier Certification at Algonquin College, as well as the Certified Specialist of Wine credential with the Society of Wine Educators. He is currently working on completing the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirits.
Malcolm also holds a Bachelor of Education and loves to combine his passion for teaching with his passion for wine. When he is not studying or planning lessons for wine classes, Malcolm enjoys spending time in the great outdoors whether it be hiking, camping or whitewater canoeing.

Sep 07, 2017
Sep 07, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sep 10, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Sep 14, 2017
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Oct 05, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ride for Syrian Refugees

Oct 12, 2017

Executive Director, Shelter Movers

Oct 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Oct 21, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Oct 24, 2017

Join us  Thursday (October 26, 2017) when our guest speaker will be Jennifer Boyd. 
Jennifer has been the District Chair for World Polio Day since 2012. Since then, she along with fellow Rotarians have been able to raise awareness to the public through many media outlets and by lightening up both the CN Tower and Toronto Sign at Toronto City Hall Red, Yellow and White on World Polio Day. Jennifer will be speaking about the push for the next 3 years and the efforts to eradication this disease from the world completely.  She will explain why it is so important to continue to contribute and where the funds go. She will share her experience of participating in National Immunization Day and how important these days are to eradicating this disease.  Along with highlighting the successes of World Polio Day 2017, she'll outline the goals for 2018.  
We meet at Whistlers Restaurant located at 995 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2S1.  Our luncheon starts at 12:30pm and we hope you can attend to hear Jennifer on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Oct 26, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Nov 03, 2017 – Nov 04, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Nov 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fundraising and seed collection in Canada To Support Zambia Agriculture

Joanne Hutchinson is active volunteer in her east Toronto neighbourhood and in Zambia. Joanne has a long term commitment to sustainability and when on a visit to Africa in 2011 she saw the poverty and need in very poor western Zambia and started, Socio-Economic and Environmental Development Solutions (SEEDS). SEEDS is a registered Canadian charity which provides non GMO fruit and vegetable seeds to Zambia which supports a local tree and fruit tree nursery for agricultural training and rehabilitation. The fundraising and seed collecting program here in Canada provides an interesting model for sustaining a self help project in Africa.

Join us for lunch to find out more about the Toronto East Rotary Club. Every Thursday 12:30pm at Whistler's Grille & The McNeil Room 995 Broadview Avenue.

Nov 23, 2017 12:30 PM


Todd Minerson, Director of Communication and Brand for UNICEF Canada will speak on the work of UNICEF. UNICEF is a partner with Rotary International in the delivery of the Polio vaccine in countries around the world. Todd has previously spoken at TERC in his former positions as Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign and as the Executive Director of Touchstone Youth Shelter.

Join us for lunch to find out more about the Toronto East Rotary Club. Every Thursday 12:30pm at Whistler's Grille & The McNeil Room 995 Broadview Avenue.

Nov 30, 2017 12:30 PM
Dec 07, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Highway of Heroes Tribute

Founding Chair, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute to plant 117,000 trees on the Highway of Heroes, 401 CFB Trenton to Keele St., Toronto, to honour Canada’s fallen in war since WWI).

President, Mark’s Choice Ltd. – Horticultural Communications and Marketing.

July 1, 2016 Mark was awarded Member, Order of Canada ‘For his contributions to promoting and developing horticulture education in Canada and for his ability to explain how Canadians can protect the environment.’

Mark is spokesperson for SHARE Agricultural Foundation

Spokesperson for Canada Blooms Flower and Garden Festival

Volunteer Judge – United Way of Toronto, Social Enterprise Fund and member of the United Way Speakers Circle 

Dec 07, 2017 12:30 PM