Posted by David Andrews
THANK YOU  to our ticket purchasers, sponsors, and silent auction item donors. .. The Rotary Club of Oshawa – Parkwood held their 34th Annual Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction, at The Courtyard by Marriott, 1011 Bloor Street E., Oshawa on May 11, 2023. Another ourtsanding success...

The proceeds from this Gala event are used to support many community service projects of The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood such as: The Kids Safety Village of Durham Region, hospital equipment for Lakeridge Health Oshawa , the Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Regional Cancer Centre, Participation House (for mentally and physically challenged adults), Grandview Children's Centre, The Salvation Army, Simcoe Hall , Durham College, Ontario Tech University, playground for Wavery Public School, various youth programs at Durham Region YMCA, and the Eradication of Polio through Rotary International’s End Polio Now Campaign.

Patrons enjoyed a fabulous dinner, prepared by the Marriott's chefs.. The Reverse Draw and Silent Auction began at 8:30 pm. The last ticket drawn from the drum won $2,000.00 (won by Kurtis Keuning) , and every 20th ticket drawn won $ 100.00. Our Rotary Club members sold tickets for the event, obtained some great corporate sponsors who like associating their business with Rotary, and collected over 70 items for the Silent Auction Tables, available exclusively to the successful bidders to take home and enjoy. Everyone enjoyed a night of fun, great dining, and at the same time, helped our Rotary Club make a real difference to people’s lives, both locally and internationally. WE THANK YOU !!!



Rotary is a leadership organization. We’re made up of local business, professional and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, & through that, we’re able to get things done in this community.

We are 1.4 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable. Our work impacts lives both at the local and international levels, from helping families in need, right here in Oshawa, to working toward a polio-free world.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood has been serving the Durham Region for over 40 years with the assistance from our various fundraising endeavors. If you would like to learn more about Rotary or become a member please call Vice President Linda Porritt at 905-626-6386 or by email at .

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