These remarkable students have just returned from a trip to Ottawa as part of Rotary's Adventures in Citizenship. Grace Halfyard is part of Glace Bay High's Interact Club, while Phillip MacLeod is part of Memorial High School's Interact Club. Both students came to the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club to tell members about what they learned on their trip. Both said the connections made with other students across the country was invaluable as was the appreciation for Canada and the privilege of citizenship. Rotary is proud to sponsor our local Interact Clubs and know our future is in good hands!
Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905. To honour his legacy, the Paul Harris Award is presented to individuals who make significant contributions to their community. On May 30th, Aimee Robard was presented the Paul Harris Award by Sydney Sunrise member Michelle Vokey. Aimee truly demonstrates what Rotary's motto is all about, and continuously puts service above self. Aimee is a dedicated staff advisor to the Glace Bay Interact Club, and is a committed volunteer to not only her students, but to the larger community as well. Congratulations and thank you Aimee!
"Rotarian Of The Year" Darlene Boone from Sydney pictured with Club President Jason Doyle at Charter Night May 30th 2024
The Newest members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club Emmenuel Odejay; Bennett Emekoma; Louise MacLeod and Natalie Marsh at Charter Night May 30th 2024
Food insecurity is a reality for far too many of our fellow citizens. Linda MacRae and her team at the Glace Bay Food Bank are doing all they can to help those in need. And, the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club is joining them. Here club member Ray MacNeil presents Linda with a $500 cheque and $200 in gift cards. If you are able, please join with us in helping to feed the hungry. And, if you're interested in doing more to help your community, come join our Club! We meet every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Boston Pizza.
On May 30, 2024, Donald Marshall, a grandson of Sydney Sunrise member Jack D'Orsay, spoke to the club about his experiences as a board member of Plan International Canada. He spoke about perceptions, and how important it is to look beyond the surface and truly be open to the depth and scope that is available to an open mind. Some very wise words that we can all take to heart.
On Thursday, 7 March, 2024, Rochelle Hatcher, Regional Director/Industry Community Engagement Coordinator with Nova Scotia Construction sector Council, spoke to members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club. Their focus on diversity and prosperity matches our own and we are so excited to see so much activity in our community.
To be a part of our community, come join us every Thursday  at 7:30 am at Boston Pizza. 
Providing support for our community's young people is a big part of Rotary's  mission.  Here, Sydney Sunrise Club member Aurelle Landry presents Chester Borden of BGC Cape Breton with a $500 cheque. With him is Mckayla MacDonald and Coady Leadbetter.  We're proud to support this amazing organization and these amazing kids!
On Thursday, February 29th, Linda Crockett, Michelle Vokey, and Louise Macleod provided an update on 
 the two Interact clubs (Glace Bay High & Memorial High) that the Sunrise Club supports and sponsors. Rotary has always understood the importance of investing in young people, and the individuals in these clubs find ways to make our community better each day.  We are proud to play a part in their future!
We would love to make you a part of our future, come join us at Boston Pizza, every Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
The Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club understands that an investment in our community's young people is a downpayment on a brighter future. Here, Club member Aurelle Landry provides a $500 donation to Francine Hall of Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Come join us, we meet every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Boston Pizza.
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. That's not just a song for members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club, it's something we put into practice. Periodically, each member provides a personal presentation that gives others some insight into their careers, their families and their passions. Here, one of the Sydney Sunrise Club's newest members, Colin Landry, gives us a chance to get to know him better.  It's great to have you on board Colin! Come join us on at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Boston Pizza. 
On Thursday, January 16th, Michel P. Jazzar, spoke to the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club  from his club in Kesrouan, Lebanon .  As a technical advisor for Rotary, he reviews submissions for global grants from clubs around the globe. He congratulated the Sydney Sunrise Club on the success of the project the Club sponsored in Gymuri, Armenia,  which received a global grant (along with funds provided by the Sunrise Club) and provided much needed health care services to the community. When you become a Rotarian, you can make a difference in your community and around the world! Learn more, join us at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Boston Pizza.
Rotary social at Maker Space in Sydney Jan.20th 2024
"Makerspace" at New Dawn Center in Sydney
It's better to give than to receive. Members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club learned that firsthand at their annual Christmas party. Club members picked names and bought a gift they thought their fellow Rotarian would like as a child. With wide-eyed wonder, Rotarians unwrapped their special gifts and promptly donated them to the Glace Bay Interact Club for the Club's annual toy drive. Tis the season to spread smiles!

On Thursday, November 30th, Kevin Armstrong spoke to his fellow club members about the My Rotary (Rotary International) website. The site has a wealth of information about Rotary and its goals and how we can make this world a better place.  There's also very comprehensive information about just how much Rotary has contributed to projects around the globe.

Want to learn more, come join us every Thursday 7:30 am at Boston Pizza.

Welcome our newest members!!
Pictured Carol Miller (Sponsor); Bennett Emekoma; President Jason Doyle; Natalie Marsh & Emmanuel Odejayi...Dated Nov.16th 2023
On Thurday, October 5, Tyler Mattheis, President & Executive Officer at Cape Breton Partnership gave a presentation to the members of Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club. The two clubs are looking forward to collaborate & work together to escalate the opportunities of growth leading to transformation of Cape Breton into a prosperous place on earth. 
Let's work together for the community...
If you are interested in learning about our community. Join our Team! Every Thursday 7:30 am at Boston Pizza. 
The Group from District 7815 meeting with RI President Elect Stephanie Urchick Sept/2023
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Supports the Whitney Pier Youth Club
BCG Cape Breton offers educational, recreational and skills development programs for young people in our area to help them grow into confident and healthy adults.   Chester Borden has been integral part of this organization and came to the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club to talk about the important work of the Club.  After his very informative presentation, Club Member Mike Muise presented Chester with a cheque for $500.    IF you’re interested in learning about your community, and helping worthwhile organization like BCG Cape Breton out, come join us at Boston Pizza every Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
(Photo Mike Muise and Chester Borden) 01/19/2023
Sydney Sunrise Rotary welcomes our newest member Anne Doyle pictured here Ian Doyle on the right and Club President Jack D'Orsay (01/19/2023)
A visit to our Rotary  project at the Martuni Maternity Hospital.
Ian Doyle and Jack D'Orsay 
Trip to Armenia  October 2022
Attended the Rotary meeting in Yerevan.
And so it begins again...Rotary Ribfest is back July 15th16th & 17th at Open Hearth Park in Sydney
(photo of Rotary members at the launch announcement at Holiday Inn in Sydney May 19th 2022)
Saturday April 30th 2022 members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary and Sydney Rotary Club took part in our annual Rotary Park clean Up in Sydney!
Sydney-Sunrise Club member Aurelle Landry presents Jenelle Dursley of the Salvation Army with a $500 cheque.   It’s thanks to the supporters of our Play Your Number Lottery that we can give to worthwhile organizations like this one.   The draw is every Tuesday, and next week you could win $1,600! Go to to find out how.     It’s a lottery where everyone wins!  
Thanks to our weekly lotto, we are able to support youth in our community.   Here Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club member Colleen Cassidy presents Chester Borden of the Boys and Girls Club of Sydney with a $500 cheque.   When you're a part of our Play Your Number Lottery, we all win!
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Even an army needs help!   Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club members were out in full force on Saturday, December 4th to help with the Salvation Army’s annual kettle bell campaign.   While we were there with bells on, the army has modernized its equipment allowing donors to tap to provide a donation and register for a receipt!   Here Deborah George and Colleen Cassidy do their part to make the season a little brighter for those in need.   If you are able, please donate.   And, come join us at Boston Pizza every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.
There's a lot happening in the CBRM! Jeremy Martell of the Cape Breton Partnership outlined the Building Tomorrow campaign for the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club on December 2nd.
He highlighted that over $1 billion in construction is now underway. It's good for business, the economy and our future. Come join us on Thursday mornings at 7:30 AM at Boston Pizza.
Rotary Clubs work together on a number of projects to help make our community a better place.   Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club President Cheryl Card presents a $1,000 cheque to John Astephen, Commodore of the North Sydney Yacht Club and chair of the organizing committee for the Mobility Cup, which will be held August 29-September 2, 2022.  Happy sailing!   
On Thursday, November 11, 2021, new member Colleen Cassidy was welcomed into the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club.   We are delighted to welcome Colleen and know she will contribute great things to both our club and the community.    Here Colleen is welcomed by sponsor Carol Miller (left) and President Cheryl Card (right).    Come join us on Thursdays at 7:30 am at Boston Pizza and we can make you a new member too!
On November 4th, members of the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club received a tour of our Community’s new Hospice thanks to fellow club member, Aurelle Landry.   The Rotary Clubs of CBRM provided $209,000 towards the construction of the new Hospice by choosing Hospice Cape Breton as their featured charity for the first three years of  Rotary’s Ribfest.  Giving back to the community is made easy when you’re a Rotarian!   Come join us on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Boston Pizza.
In Honour of Remembrance Day, Sydney-Sunrise Club member Jason Doyle spoke to the Club about the Cape Breton Highlanders.    Jason Is a part of the Highlanders and offered unique and informative  insight into their rich and proud history serving our nation.    There’s always something interesting to learn with the Sunrisers, come join us on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Boston Pizza.
After a long hiatus, members of the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club were able to celebrate the annual Halloween Party with residents of the New Dawn Guest Home on Thursday, October 28th.  While Covid may have kept us apart for awhile, it made coming together even more special.   There were lots of laughs, some great costumes and a reunion that was anything but scary!
On September 30, 2021, members of the Sydney and Sydney Sunrise Rotary Clubs took some time to honour past District Governor Ian Doyle and his wife Anne for their commitment and leadership to Rotary Clubs throughout the District.  Ian’s tenure as DG ended on July 1, 2021 and while Covid certainly impacted many of his traditional duties, it not dampen his enthusiasm and dedication to the job.    In gratitude, the Clubs presented him with a $2,000 donation for the next dental mission in Armenia.    Accepting the donation are Anne and Ian Doyle, Kevin Armstrong, Presidents Cheryl Card and Brandon Toner. 
On this first national day for truth and reconciliation, members of the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club took some time to honour the lost children and the Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.  We wear orange to raise awareness and remember.
Thursday September 30th 2021
Members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary club Joined with Ken MacDonald from Aerus (far right) and Lorne Green (CBRM Counsel) to Open a small Community Kitchen Cupboard on Young Drive in Sydney  
Please donate if you can anytime)
Aug.5th 2021
Congratulations also go out to Brennah Messervey who received the John Terry Memorial Scholarship from the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club.

Brennah was also awarded the Ted Roger Scholarship for $10,000 over four years in recognition of her community leadership and volunteer work.

Well done Brennah!
Our best wishes go to Isabelle Pilling, who was Glace Bay High’s Valedictorian, and the recipient of the Governor General Award as well as the David Muise Memorial Scholarship. Dave was one of the founding members of the Sydney Sunrise Club.
We know he would be tickled pink that Isabelle received the scholarship in his name, as she is colourful Club member Ray MacNeil’s granddaughter.
Congratulations Isabelle!
We know the future is in good hands with individuals like these scholarship winners! Congratulations to Tian Campbell who was Glace Bay High’s Salutatorian and the recipient of the Brian Beckett Memorial scholarship. Tian also received the Queen Elizabeth 11 medal. Brian Beckett was one of the founding members of the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club. We know he would very proud of Tian, well done!
What a day for a walk! After meeting on Zoom on June 24th, members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club went to view one of the trails on the Cape Breton University grounds.
Plans are to help clear the trail so all can enjoy while Club members benefit from being together safely and contributing to the community.
The plan is to do the trail work in honour of the late John Terry, a long time Rotarian.
Sydney Sunrise Rotary "True Rotarian" for 2021 is Terry Miller(right) Award Presented by Kevin Armstrong
There are so many organizations in our community doing great work, and the Horizon Achievement Centre is certainly one of them.    On Thursday, June 17th, Executive Director Carol Pendergast and client Abbey Stapleton spoke to the Club about the Horizon Centre and plans for the new building.   To help with the construction of their new facility, Sydney-Sunrise President Bill Vokey presents a cheque for $2,000 at the site of the new building.    Rotarians at work!
June 2021
Rotarian Terry Miller is shown above presenting a $750 donation cheque to Lori Young, Administrative Assistant at Glace Bay Citizens Service League. This year our Club has made several "Covid" donations to several local worthwhile groups and organizations 
Rotarian Of The Year 2021
Each year, the Club presents the Rotarian of the Year Award (ROTY) to a member who has gone above and beyond in their service to the Club and to Rotary. The recipient is chosen by the membership. This year the ROTY is presented to Jack D’Orsay in recognition of his work in support of international development at both the Club and district level. Charlie presented Jack with the ROTY plaque.
Congratulations Jack.
In honor of Earth Day, members of the Sydney and Sydney Sunrise Rotary clubs got together to clean up Rotary Park.  It was a great day for a clean sweep Saturday April 24th 2021
New Waterford Rotary Club President Paul Muise spoke to the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club on Thursday, April 1st about the many activities his club is involved with.   This small but mighty club gives back to their community in a big way—providing up to $100,000 annually to local organizations thanks to their very successful toonie draw.  Rotarians deliver!
Giving back to the community is part of Rotary’s mandate.   And that means giving to everyone within that community.   Diane Penny of the Ally Centre spoke to the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club on March 25th about the many services they provide to address homelessness in our community.   The Ally Centre also provides welcoming and warming centres to reduce harm and promote health for vulnerable populations.  To help provide those services, the Club donated $1,000 in honour of Club member Jack D’Orsay’s granddaughter Ashleen.    Ashleen’s mother Colleen D’Orsay addressed the club and talked of the importance of creating inclusive communities, where everyone is valued and welcomed.
With the cheque are:  Jack D’Orsay, President Bill Vokey, Diane Penny, Colleen D’Orsay and Donald Marshall (Ashleen’s brother). 
It’s always nice to receive a Valentine, and a little something sweet to savour. While the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club can’t celebrate with the residents of the New Dawn Guest Home in peson, we can still let them know we’re thinking of them.
Here, Rotarian Aurelle Landry presents Gennie MacDonald with some sweet treats for some very special friends of Rotary.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Every year, members of the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club choose a name of a resident at the New Dawn Guest Home and fill a gift bag with Christmas goodies. Gennie MacDonald, Activities Administrator, proides a list of the residents’ Christmas wishes and the members fill the bag with their favourite things.
Here, Club members Mike Muise and Sara Salter-Burke deliver the gift bags to Gennie. Happy holidays everyone!
This year has proven just how important it is to help each other. We know that many in our community are seeking support through the Salvation Army, some for the first time. In fact, the need has never been greater, in a time when fundraising has become more difficult.

To help meet these increasing needs, the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club donated an additional $1,000 to the Salvation Army, in addition to the $500 recently donated.

Here, club members Linda Crockett and Marg Kingsbury present the cheque to Major Corey Vincent. Happy holidays!
Now more than ever we all need a little Christmas cheer!
That’s why the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club was glad to help out the Christmas Crew this year. Thanks to our very generous community, the Christmas crew will be delivering over 300 Christmas dinners and toys for those in need in our area.
Here, club member Michelle Vokey presents a $500 cheque from the Rotary Club to John White of the Christmas crew. Happy holidays everyone!
The Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club was busy providing meals on Saturday, November 21st at Loaves and Fishes..
Along with a recent donation of $2,500 to Loaves and Fishes, the Club gives $1,800 annually to this worthy organization to provide even more meals to those in need.
(photo), Community Services Chair Aurelle Landry presents the cheque to Executive Director Marco Amati.
Community organizations are more important than ever, and the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club understands how vital it is to support these groups.

Here, Rotarian Linda Crockett presents Chester Borden, the Executive Director of the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club, with a cheque for $500. Chester’s organization helps the youth in our area with programs and services that help kids build self esteem, confidence and learn valuable life skills. Well done Chester!
Rotarians understand the value of literacy, and how important libraries are to our communities. The Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club donates to the Cape Breton Regional Library on a regular basis.
Here Rotarian Cheryl Card presents Tracey Wilson, Coordinator of Community Support, with a cheque for $400. We know they’ll put it to good use!
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Welcomes our newest Member!.....Mickey Freeman
Mickey Freeman is pictured with Club President Bill Vokey Oct.15th 2020
Monogrammed masks! That’s what members of the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club are sporting.

The custom-made masks sport the wearer’s initials and the Rotary logos. Thanks to Anne Doyle, wife of District Governor Ian Doyle, for putting her amazing sewing skills to the task.

The masks are just $10 with proceeds going to Rotary. That’s handling the pandemic with panache!
Supporting Loaves and Fishes
Marco Amati, Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes spoke to the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club on Thursday, September 17th.     Everyone was safely distanced as Marco outlined some of the challenges faced by his organization as a result of Covid.   Remarkably, Loaves and Fishes have continued to serve their clients throughout the pandemic by offering a take-out window.     Sadly however, costs are rising as additional equipment is needed to provide the service.    If you’re able to help Loaves and Fishes, like Rotarians do on a regular basis, please contact Marco.  Thank you!
On September 10th, District Governor Ian Doyle presented his home club (Sydney-Sunrise) with their club banner.
Here Sunrise President Bill Vokey accepts the banner on behalf of the club which welcomes individuals to join leaders, exchange ideas and take action.
The banners are compliments of former DG Louisa Horne. We will display it proudly!
It’s more of our new normal!  On September 10th, the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club had their first in-person meeting since March.   There were also opportunities for members to continue to join the meeting through Zoom.   Members were safely distanced and very glad to see each other in person.    Thanks to our host Boston Pizza for making it possible. 
Finishing touches
Members of the Sydney Rotary Club and the Sydney-Sunrise Club were busy on August 29th putting the final coats of paint on the Club House located in Open Hearth Park.
The Club House was built by the Rotary Clubs and will soon be dedicated in memory of the Late David N. Muise, a former CBRM Mayor and proud Rotarian.
Here current District Governor Ian Doyle is pitching in on the paint job.
Aug 26th 2020
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We have a Winner...Rotary Golf Day!!
Rotary Having some fun!
Jason Doyle Winner of the Plaid Jacket FRIG'd Golf Day at Alderdale Greens Aug.16th 2020 with Erin is wife.
Sydney Sunrise Rotary and friends on the Old Sydney Society "Wicked Walk" Aug.13th 2020
Each year, the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club recognizes one of its members for outstanding service to both the Club and the community.

We are very proud to announce that Chigozie Okolie is the Rotarian of the Year for 2019-20.

Chigozie led the mattress project earlier this year, providing free mattresses for International students at Cape Breton University. He was also instrumental in working with the Rotaract Club at the University, providing opportunities for young people to engage with their community. The award is presented with sincere appreciation and recognition of distinguished service, loyalty and devotion to the ideals of Rotary.

Congratulations Chigozie!
New Member
Bilynda Whiting Joins Rotary Jan.22nd 2020
Photo: Bilynda(left) with Club President Linda Crockett
The Mattress Project 2020

Sunrise Rotary working with Rotaract CBU Mattress Project 2020


Rotary is so proud to be part of the Rotaract CBU Mattress Project.

The mattresses have arrived! $8000 was presented to the Salvation Army for their support in the purchasing and storage process.

Great work, everyone!

(January 2020)

Rotary Citation 2019

Rotary Citation 2019

Everyone likes to be recognized for the good work they do. That’s exactly what happened to the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club when Robert Christie, former District Governor, presented Club President Linda Crockett with the 2018-19 Rotary Citation with Silver Distinction.

The Citation is presented to clubs for helping Rotary “be the inspiration” around the globe. The Sunrise Club is only one of two clubs to receive this prestigious citation in the District, which includes 46 clubs in Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia and St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Now that’s how you put “service above self”!

Dancing With The Stars 2019

Fun Night Out at Hospice "Dancing With The Stars"

Always up for a good times, members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Hospice Cape Breton fund raiser at the Membertou Trade & Convention Center Oct. 2019!
CBRL Donation 2019

Cape Breton Regional Library’s Adopt-a-Book program

The Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to support the Cape Breton Regional Library’s Adopt-a-Book program.

Here, Tracy Wilson and Erin Phillips accept a $400 cheque from the Club for this worthwhile program. The program helps the library to build a strong collection of books that otherwise could not be purchased.

This very worthy cause is also aligned with Rotary’s key priorities of education and literacy.
Oct. 2019
Epic Donation 2019

Donation made to "Epic"

Rotarian Ray McNeil is pictured with Delores Feltmate completing the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club's $5000 commitment to the Youth Peer Program. Donations made to the Youth Peer Program were used to fund their programs in support of disadvantaged youth.
May 2019
Everett Reid Rotarian Of The Year 2019

Rotarian Of The Year 2019

Club President Evelyn Schaller presents Everett Reid with "Rotarian Of The Year" award at the Annual Charter Night May 4th 2019 at Cambridge Suites Hotel in Sydney.
Everett with outstanding community work this year including co chair of the Annual "Rotary Ribfest" event!
Frank McKibbon Joins Sydney Sunrise Rotary

Frank McKibbon Joins Sydney Sunrise Rotary

Club President Evelyn Schaller welcomes New Member Frank McKibbon to the Sydney Sunrise Rotary, pictured with is sponsor John Malcom.
May 9th 2019
E.P.I.C. Donation From Rotary

Play Your Number Lotto Donation

"Play Your Number Lottery is currently supporting EPIC- Youth Peer Program as their charity of choice. Shown below (l-r) are Delores Feltmate - EPIC Program Director and Kelsey MacNeil - EPIC Volunteer Coordinator accepting funds from Lorne Baldin - Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club member. (March 1st 2019)
This is the first installment of our $5000 commitment to EPIC to assist them with running their youth programs."
Alex Ovenchkin Jersey Fundraiser

And the winner is......The Rotary Foundation

Sydney Sunrise Rotary fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation, thanks you all who got a ticket for this fundraiser, the amount of $1440.00 was donated by Roger Burns in memory of long time member of our club Brian Beckett.
Winner of the Authentic Autographed Alex Ovechkin Jersey is Cathy Rice from Peterborough, Ontario.
Cathy is donating the Jersey back to the Club, thank you Cathy !
(photo Roger Burns & Kevin Armstrong) Jan 3rd 2019
Ugly Sweater Day Dec 2018

Ugly Sweater Day..It's all good fun!

Lorne the Human Christmas Tree Dec 20th 2018 Rotarians all dressed up for Christmas Dec.20th 2018.
Sally Capstick New Member

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club Welcomes New Member


Sally Capstick from Juniper Mountain
Dec.13th 2018
Photo L-R Cheryl Card, Rotary Sponsor; Sally; Club President Eveyln Schaller
Rotary Supports "Meals On Wheels"
The Community is the real Winner...Thanks to your support of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary
"Play Your Number Lotto" each week!
Over the past few months monies from our weekly lotto have gone to two great Charities "Meals On Wheels" programs, Kathleen Whalen from Meals On Wheels in Sydney Cheque presented by Rotarian D.A. Landry.
Ed Beaton from The Town House "Meals On Wheels program in Glace Bay with Rotarian Cheryl Card!
If you don't have a number yet, pick one up at any Pharmasave or Needs location in Sydney and Glace Bay also at Mullins and Albert Bridge Esso, get details search "Play Your Number Lotto" on Facebook!
FRIG Golf Day 2018

                   FRIG Golf Day Winner 2018

It takes a BIG guy to wear this jacket, and Michael Muise fits the bill, Winner of the "FRIG" Golf Day Championship Oct.4th at Alderdale Greens.  It's all in good fun!!
Photo: Laura Gallant, Club Service Chair and Michael Muise
Brian Beckett True Rotarian 2018

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Honour Brian Beckett with True Rotarian Award 2018 (Posthumous)

DG 7820 Rob Christie presents
The True Rotarian Award Posthumously to Brian Beckett.
Accepting the award daughter Sally and Son Andrew.
Thursday Sept.6th 2018.
Also in photo Club President Evelyn Schaller
Chigozie Okolie Joins Rotary

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Newest Member Chigozie Okolie

Sydney Sunrise Rotary welcomes our newest member Chigozie Okolie, a Research Assistant at Cape Breton University.
Photo L-R
Chigozie; DG Rob Christie; DA Landry and Club President Evelyn Schaller
Sept.6th 2018
Vice President Linda Crockett and President Evelyn Schaller Welcome guests to our club meeting Aug.30th 2018
Linda Breault, President
Rotary Club of Cambridge Preston- Hespeler  And her husband Guy visited our club this morning while on vacation in Cape Breton.
Undercurrent Youth Glace Bay

Sydney Sunrise Rotary "Play Your Number Lotto" Supports Undercurrents Youth Programs

This cheque presentation was to David Sawler of Undercurrent Youth Center, Glace Bay 
Proceeds from Sydney Sunrise Rotary "Play Your Number Lotto"
(Photo: David Sawler, Undercurrent Youth and Cheryl Card, Sydney Sunrise Rotary)
July 2018
Field House at Open Hearth Park

Rotary at work in our community!

The Rotary Clubs of the CBRM have partnered with the Province of NS, Football Cape Breton and NS Lands to construct a fieldhouse at Open Hearth Park in Sydney to be named in memory of former CBRM mayor, and long-time Rotarian, David Muise. 
Rotary Club of Sydney-Sunrise president John Malcom (left) and the Honourable Derek Mombourquette are pictured Friday June 29th/2018.

Rotary Sydney Ribfest Award 2018!
Rotary Sydney Ribfest was recognized as the 
Philanthropic Organization of Event of the year 2018!
The Cape Breton Business Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of our outstanding Cape Breton business leaders, to perpetuate and inspire the values of entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and community leadership.
Sydney Sunrise Rotary receives special Award
Rotary Sydney Ribfest was recognized as the 
Philanthropic Organization of Event of the year!
First row, left to right
Tom MacDonald, JoAnn Yurchesyn, Susan Gallop, Martin Chernin
Back row, left to right
Joe Donovan, Charlie Cuff, Kevin Armstrong, Sara Salter-Burke, Jim Kehoe
Debbie George Joins Rotary

Debbie George Joins Sydney Sunrise Rotary

Newest member of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club, Debbie George of Sydney (photo Evelyn Schaller, Vice President; Debbie & Brian Beckett her sponsor , May 31st 2018)

Rotary @ Work Loaves & Fishes
Sydney Sunrise Rotary pleased to support Loaves and Fishes with a full Turkey Dinner
Members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club 
(Photo L to R) Charlie Cuff; Michele MacKinnon; Marg Kingsbury; Ray MacNeil & Phil Thompson
Cape Breton Hospice Society Thank You
Play Your Number Lotto supports Local Food Banks

This is Why you should play every week...chance to win the local charities!

Play Your Number supports local Charities...when you Play each week -  local Charities Win Too!
Louisbourg Food Bank..Left to Right
Florence Miron, John Mills, Marcel Miron, & Rotarian Lorne Baldin
Glace Bay Food Bank: Left to right
Kim MacPherson, Sandra MacPherson, Rotarian Cheryl Card
Sydney Loaves and Fishes...left to right
John Bond, Rotarian Lorne Baldin, Marco Amati
New Gazebo Project 2017

Sydney Sunrise Rotary & N.S.C.C. Gazebo Project for New Dawn Guest Home - Community Working together!!

Members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club of Sydney enjoy the completed gazebo at New Dawn Guest Home, which was built by students in Jim Swayne's carpentry students at Marconi Campus. In the photo from left to right: Ian Doyle, Bill MacNeil, Phil Thompson, Ray MacNeil, Linda Crockett, Laura Gallant, Terry Miller, Brian Beckett and Mike Muise (July 2017)

For several years, the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club has supported the New Dawn Guest Home for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. As the Rotary’s Community Service Committee project-of-choice, the Rotarians continually seek out opportunities to bring joy to the lives of residents.

“The New Dawn Home is located on an the radar base. The building is great, but there’s really nothing outside for the residents,” says Linda Crockett, Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club, project coordinator. “We wanted to give them a place to sit and enjoy the weather and spend some time in the sunshine. NSCC was my first call.”

Jim says the call from Crockett was timely.

“When Linda contacted us to see if we could provide assistance with the build, it couldn’t have come at a better time,” says Jim. “At that point, my students were working on roofing and exterior finish.” As community-based projects must align with the curriculum, the gazebo offered students both a learning and difference-making opportunity.

The final result


Local company Gillis Building Supplies also joined in and delivered the finished gazebo to New Dawn Home, saving the Rotary Club on delivery costs. The sturdy, wooden structure was installed at New Dawn Home in early November, and has been a welcome addition.”

“We are very thankful for all who participated in making this project possible,” says Linda MacDougall, administrator, guest home and home living, New Dawn Home. “For our residents—some who are visually impaired—functions outside during warmer weather meant gathering under our front entrance, which is not large enough to accommodate everyone. The gazebo will not only help with that, it will encourage residents to become more independent and spend more time outdoors.”

Linda Crockett says that the project worked out better than she could have planned, and credits the students at NSCC. “The thing that pleased me the most through this whole thing was that the students were as thrilled to work on this project as we were to have them. It worked out beautifully.”

Rotarian Of The year 2017

Lorne Baldin named Rotarian Of The Year 2017

Lorne Baldin named Rotarian Of The Year by the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club June 17th 2017.  Lorne has gone above and beyond launching the "Play Your Number Lotto" Game this year, great work! Pictured (L-R) Lorne Baldin and Club President John Malcom
Play Your Number Lotto Pays Back to Community

Every Woman's Center Receives Money from Play Your Number Lotto

The Sydney Sunrise "Play Your Number Lotto" is pleased to announce that The Every Woman's Center received $2304.50.  Thank you to each and everyone who support our weekly Lotto game, keep playing your number.  Photo: Club President D. A. Landry with Louise Smith - MacDonald from the Every Woman's Centre!
Senator Dan Christmas Receives Paul Harris Honor

Senator Dan Christmas guest speaker at Annual Charter Night

President of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club D.A. Landry presents Paul Harris Award to Senator Dan Christmas at the Clubs annual charter night May 23,2017. 
Daniel Christmas is a Canadian Mi’kmaw from the Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. As part of a group of community leaders, he helped turn Membertou from being nearly bankrupt into one of the most successful Canadian First Nations
In honor of his visit to our club Senator Dan Christmas presents the New "Canada 150" flag to club President D.A. Landry May 23, 2017. 
Sydney Sunrise Rotary NEW Member April 13th 2017

Welcome Michele McKinnon

Sydney Sunrise Rotary welcomes Michele McKinnon our newest member to the world of Rotary.  Michele is from Sydney and has come home from Halifax to retire , pictured with Michele is Club President D.A. Landry and Michele's sponsor Mike Muise.
PYNL Winner Feb.16th 2017

Our First "Play Your Number Lotto" Winner



Congratulations to Maria Vajjeo-Quintana from Sydney River Wins $500.00, first winner of Cape Breton's New Lotto game, The Sydney Sunrise Rotary "Play Your Number Lotto"!

Play the Game that makes you a winner, helping our Cape Breton Communities!

Get a number now at any Needs or Pharmasave in The Greater Sydney and Glace Bay Area or at Mullins or XTR in Albert Bridge!!




(photo L to R) Gerald Rogers, Manager of Needs Coxheath, Maria and Lorne Baldin, Chair of Sydney Sunrise Rotary PYN Lotto.Feb.16th 2017

Play Your Number Lotto Kick Off

Cape Breton's Newest Lotto Game is Here!

Sydney Sunrise Rotary has launched a new way to Win Cash, It's "Play Your Number Lotto", a great way to Win cash and help our local charities, starting with "The Every Woman's Center".
Register your number and play a Toonie each week. numbers are now available at Pharmasave and Need Stores in the greater Sydney and Glace Bay area, along with Mullins and XTR Gas in Albert Bridge.
First Big Draw is Valentine's Day Feb.14th for $500.00, with a new cash jackpot each week, Draws will be every Tuesday!
(photo: The Coast 89.7's Phil Thompson and Sydney Sunrise Rotary Lotto Chair Lorne Baldin @ Mayflower Mall kick off Jan.21st 2017)
Rotary Donation for Sydney Flood Relief

Rotary Donation to Help with Sydney Flood Relief Total of $52,150.00

Donations from local area Rotary clubs along with personal donations from Rotarians resulted in a significant monetary contribution towards the relief of the victims of the Thanksgiving Day flood. At the recent Floodsgiving Benefit Concert at Centre 200, a cheque in the amount of $52,150 was presented to the United Way of Cape Breton flood relief fund. Rotary's commitment to community service was a dominant factor in responding to this local disaster.
L to R in the photo:
Gord Card, Rotary Club of Sydney, Laura Sheller, Rotary Club of New Waterford, Louise McLeod Rotary Club of North Sydney, Lynne McCarron, Executive Director, United Way of Cape Breton, Linda McMillan, Rotary Club of North Sydney, Gina Ryan, Rotary Club of Sydney and Assistant Governor for Cape Breton, DA Landry, Rotary Club of Sydney Sunrise.  Photo by Bob Munroe
Gazebo Project October 2016

New Gazebo for  New Dawn Guest Home

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Carpentry Class At NSCC
Gills Home Building Center

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Club Information

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.
Boston Pizza
29 Prince St
Sydney, NS B1P 5K6
P.O.B. 231
B1P 6H1
       Club # 31345
         District #7815
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Executive Secretary/Director
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
July 2024
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Roger Burns
    July 10
  • Evelyn Schaller
    July 18
  • Jason Doyle
    July 18
  • Shikha Sood
    July 18
  • Ray MacNeil
    July 21
  • Deborah George
    August 24
  • Michael Muise
    Linda Mann
    July 17
  • Everett Reid
    Kathy Reid
    August 1
  • Ian Doyle
    Anne Doyle
    August 16
  • Lorne Baldin
    Ellen Baldin
    August 21
  • Bill Vokey
    Michelle Vokey
    August 22
  • Michelle Vokey
    Bill Vokey
    August 22
Join Date:
  • Phil Thompson
    July 1, 2002
    22 years
  • Roger Burns
    August 13, 2015
    9 years
  • Sara Salter-Burke
    August 16, 2012
    12 years
  • Carol Miller
    August 31, 2017
    7 years
  • Jason Doyle
    August 31, 2017
    7 years
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