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THURSDAY - october 26th

15:00 – 17:00
18:00 – 21:00

Registration Desk

Dinner on your own (Options)
District Leadership Team Meeting (17:00-19:00) – Port Sandfield [Dinner included]

FRIDAY - October 27th

07:30 – 14:30

Registration Desk

07:00 – 08:00

Light Breakfast – Rosseau Ballroom

 07:00 – 08:00

First Timers Breakfast – Port Carling Room A

08:30 – 09:45

Conference Opener – Rosseau Ballroom
– Parade – Flags and Dignitaries
– Indigenous Blessing and Poem – Jillian Morris, Poet Laureate 
– National Anthem
– Land Acknowledgement and Reflection – Jillian Morris
– Conference Co-Chairs – Kim Giffen, Michael Christie, RC Collingwood-South Georgian Bay
– District Governor Juanita Hodgson, RC Collingwood-South Georgian Bay
– Roll Call – District Governor & Assistant Governors

09:45 – 10:30

Plenary Session 1 – Rosseau Ballroom
– RI President’s Rep – PDG Barbara Bartle, Rotary District 5650 Governor 2022-2023
– Club Project: Beekeeper – Linda Brouillette, RC of Bracebridge

10:30 – 10:50

Nutrition Break
Wellness Stretch – Edie Gudaitis

10:50 – 12:30

Plenary Session 2 – Rosseau Ballroom
Living your legacy for you, me, we – Suzanne Stevens
– Introduction – Electronic Scavenger Hunt – Lesley Paul, RC Collingwood-South Georgian Bay
Collingwood Affordable Housing/Fair Housing – Jenn Rae, RC Innisfil
– District Awards – Past District Governor Richard Denton, RC Sudbury

12:30 – 13:45

Lunch – Rosseau Ballroom

  13:45 – 15:30

Plenary Session 3 – Rosseau Ballroom
If you lead with Inclusion, others (Equity and Diversity) will follow – Mark Wafer, RC Burlington North
– Club Project: Great Potato Heist – Mike Giffen, RC Collingwood-South Georgian Bay
Mental Health – Carol Bateman, RC Wasaga Beach and Area
– Day One Wrap-up

16:00 – 17:00

Rotary Foundation “Raft Fundraiser” – down at the lake – Andrew Smellie, RC Bracebridge

17:30 – 18:30

District Governor & District Governor Elect Social with Presidents & Presidents Elect – District Governor Suite #tba

17:30 – 18:30

Social – Lobby

19:00 to 23:00

Dinner & Dance – Rosseau Ballroom (Casual Elegance)

SATURDAY - October 28th

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast – Rosseau Ballroom

07:30 – 09:00

Registration Desk (and during Breaks)

08:30 – 10:00

Plenary Session 4 – Rosseau Ballroom
– PolioPlus – Dr. David Tisch, RC Barrie
Grants, Sustainability and Community Impact – PDG Mike Kinsey, RC Barrie-Kempenfelt
– Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – PRID & RI Vice-President Valarie Wafer, RC Burlington Lakeshore
– District Conference 2024 – District Governor Elect Stephen Wilkinson, RC Barrie-Huronia

10:00 – 10:15

Nutrition Break

10:15 – 12:00

Plenary Session 5 – Rosseau Ballroom
– RI President’s Rep – PDG Barbara Bartle, Rotary District 5650 Governor 2022-2023
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – Boluwatife Ugunniyi, RYLA 2019 Alumni
The Seven Generations and The Seven Grandfather Teachings – James Vukelich Kaagegaabaw

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch – Rosseau Ballroom

13:30 – 15:05

Plenary Session 6 – Rosseau Ballroom
ShelterBox – Stephanie Christensen
The Rotary Foundation – PDG Margaret Walton, RC Bracebridge
Rotary Youth Exchange Presentation 

15:05 – 15:15

Transition to Afternoon Activities

15:15 – 17:00

Afternoon Activities:
– Polio Walk – Jeannine Faubert – gather in Rosseau Ballroom
– Make your own Ugly Stick (pre-registration) – Elizabeth de Groot – Port Carling Room
– Hygiene Packs Community Project (pre-registration) – Phyllis Winnington-Ingram – Bala Room
– Council on Legislation (15:15-16:15) – PDG Margaret Walton – Port Sandfield Room

East Coast Kitchen Party…partying with the Strange Potatoes!

17:30 – 18:30

18:30 – 00.00

Social – Rosseau Ballroom
Photo Booth with Marc Durocher – Donations to The Rotary Foundation
Dinner & Dance – Rosseau Ballroom ( Casual Elegance – Boots to Bowties)

SUNDAY - October 29th

07:30 – 08:45
08:45 – 09:00

Breakfast – Rosseau Ballroom
Scavenger Hunt Results

09:00 – 11:45

Plenary Session 7 – Rosseau Ballroom
– Project Sustainability Panel – Suzanne Stevens
– Celebration of Life
– Jennifer Jerrett, RC Huntsville Twilight 
Honouring David Onley, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – PDG Tom Bennett, RC Peterborough Kawartha 
Rotary International Convention 2024 May 25-29, Singapore – DGE Stephen Wilkinson, RC Barrie-Huronia
– RI President’s Rep – PDG Barbara Bartle, Rotary District 5650 Governor 2022-2023

11:45 – 12:00

Conference Highlights
Closing Remarks

Safe travels!