Rotary Club of St. Albert & Saint City Rotary Club

Summary 2018 Student Awards and Career Adventures Series (See program for specific details)

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# of Awards

Application deadline

Date of event

Location of event

Adventure in Citizenship


Jan 31, 2018

Apr / May 2018

Ottawa, Ontario

Adventure in Technology


February 15, 2018

April 2018

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Rotary Youth Leadership Experience (RYLE)


March 15, 2018

May 2018

Camp Nakamun

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)


March 15, 2018

May 2018

Palisades Education Centre, Jasper        

Music Camp


April 15, 2018

July – August 2018

Red Deer College

Rotary Student Awards

See below

May 1, 2018

Stephen Barr Memorial Award


May 1, 2018

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Institute (RYLA)


September 2018

Oct October 2018

U of A, Edmonton

Rotary Community “Service Above Self” Awards


Throughout the year

For further details contact (email preferred)


P. O Box 132         St Albert, AB T8N 1N2

780 233 6401 – leave message

Rotary Club of St. Albert & Saint City Rotary Club

Draft 2018 Student Awards and Career Adventures Series

Program Details

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Institute (RYLA) – Deadline: September 15, 2018

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Institute (RYLA Institute) is a continuation of RYLE. It is a leadership conference targeted at students, specifically Interact, Rotaract and Rotex members. This conference consists of several workshops and lectures led by past Interact and Rotaract members, Rotarians, and other influential members of our communities. The purpose of the RYLA Institute is to better prepare youth so that they may become more effective leaders in their schools and communities.

Date:         October 2018                Where:         U of A, Edmonton

Rotary Youth Leadership Experience (RYLE) – Deadline: March 5, 2018

For students who are in high school (grades 10 to 12) between the ages of 15 to 17 and who have the ambition to develop leadership skills and become active members of their community. RYLE is a part of RYLA that focuses on the basics of student leadership; we start with the basics of motivation, communication, goal-setting, etc. We introduce students to Rotary International, the clubs in their area, how they can get involved, and what Rotary can do for them.

Date:         May 2018                        Where:         Camp Nakamun

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) – Deadline: March 13, 2017

Are you 15-18? Would you like to meet new friends? Are you looking for ways to build self confidence, self esteem, and develop a variety of personal skills? If the answer to these questions is YES, RYPEN may be for you. RYPEN is a four-day Rotary camp created for young people who want to grow but have limited opportunities to attend other development programs. You will learn new things about yourself and the world around you.

Date:         May 2018                Where: Jasper Palisades Education Centre, Jasper        

Rotary Student Awards – Deadline for all awards is May 1, 2018

The Rotary Club of St. Albert offers four $1000 awards, awarded annually to Grade 12 graduating students attending Bellerose, Paul Kane, St. Albert Catholic and Ecole Secondaire Sainte Marguerite D’Youville high schools.

The Rotary Club of St. Albert offers $500 awards annually to students of Ecole Alexandre-Tache (1), St. Gabriel’s Storefront School (1) and Outreach High School (1).

All award criteria - Presented to a student who has been accepted by a post-secondary institution, has a minimum 65% general overall average and has demonstrated active involvement in volunteer extra-curricular services in school or in the community. Funds are paid to the institution.

Stephen Barr Memorial Award – Deadline: May 1, 2018

One $1000 award is awarded to a student applying for post-secondary studies in either of the fields of visual arts or architecture.  

To qualify, a student must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed the Alberta Education Art 30 curriculum and is applying to a post-secondary program in either of the fields of interest. Funds are paid to the institution.

Rotary Career Adventure Series

These awards are offered by way of funding to students who qualify to attend these career or enrichment programs. Rotary covers the registration fee, meals, accommodation and transportation. There is an expectation that recipients will attend a regular meeting of the Rotary Club to report on their experience. Generally these adventures are limited to one individual.

  1. Adventure in Technology – 1 recipient         Deadline: February 15, 2018

This is an intense four and one-half day exploration of advanced technology, research, development and applications. Participants will be able to open the doors to an exciting array of some of Canada’s finest corporations and research facilities including the University of Saskatchewan, Areva Resources Ltd, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan & the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron.

Date: April 2018                Where:         Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  1. Music Camp – 2 recipients        Deadline: April 15, 2018

This uniquely challenging program will appeal to students who are currently in a jazz band, junior level orchestra or concert band and would like to advance their skills.

In each case, students receive private lessons and coaching.

Music Camp is for students in grade 9, 10 & 11 who are participating in a school or private music program. Students will have a minimum of three years experience in a school band program for jazz, Instrumental Studies or Percussion. Students must be prepared to continue musical studies upon returning home.

When:  July – August 2018                Where:         Red Deer College

  1. Adventure in Citizenship – 1 recipient        Deadline: January 31, 2018

This adventure provides a unique opportunity for a selected group of young Canadians to come together and gain a better understanding of our country.  Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Meeting with one another and having discussions among themselves they learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship.

Students for this adventure are aged 16 to 19. Students must be comfortable in a discussion group atmosphere and be prepared to fully participate.

Date: April 29 – May 2, 2018                Where:        Ottawa, Ontario

Rotary Community “Service Above Self” Awards

12 awards - Available annually

Awards are for youth/young adults in Junior High and above. Recipients receive an individual award of $250 and the opportunity to apply for a grant of $250 for their next local or international project.  

Rotary Youth Exchange

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with a few host families and attending school in a different country. As a participant in Rotary’s Youth Exchange program, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

Does this experience excite you? Contact the Rotary for more information.

Reaching Out

The purpose of this program, sponsored by our club, is to assist young people who cannot participate in developing talents and life long interests because of the family financial situation.  This could be any activity from music lessons, to a sports registration, to art lessons, to joining Girl Guides or Scouts, etc. Further information: 

        For further details contact (email preferred)


By mail:         P. O Box 132

                St Albert, AB T8N 1N2

By Phone:        780 233 6401 – leave message

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