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Chartered in 1938, the Rotary Club of Thornbury-Clarksburg is a well-respected part of the Thornbury/ Clarksburg/Beaver Valley community. A vibrant, active service club dedicated to serving the needs of our local community as well as the worldwide community.


Date:  Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7pm

Speaker: Carlyn Johnston is a member of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Carlyn is very passionate about sport and recreation, having grown up playing hockey and soccer, and participating and competing in swimming, snowboarding, cross country skiing, canoeing and kayaking. She studied Kinesiology at Western University, has competed as a part of Team Canada, and competed at the World Championships for Marathon Kayaking. As a youth, she’s competed as a swimmer at NAIG (North American Indigenous Games) in Winnipeg and Denver, and since then has become a coach for the Team Ontario Canoe/Kayak Team for NAIG Regina and Toronto. 

Carlyn is currently the Manager of the ISWO Standing Bear Youth Program and has been able to gain experience and build relationships through her previous roles as: Community Aboriginal Recreation Advisor, Antler River Environmental Youth Stewardship program and as the ISWO Southwest Regional Coordinator. Carlyn is happy to be a part of continuing youth development work for the next seven generations. 

Video from the water project: Antler River Environmental Youth Stewardship program https://www.watermarkproject.ca/watermark/a0d0B00000G5NJoQAN

Topic: Carlyn will speak about the importance of water and the environment, youth development and the ISWO Standing Bear Youth Program and how it can be offered as a community reconciliation project.

Cost:   Free. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made using the green "Donate Now" button to the left.

Send an email with "Register for Speaker Event" in the subject line and provide your name and telephone contact info. You will receive a Zoom link by 4pm on the day of the event. Please sign into Zoom 5 to 10 minutes before 7pm. Please send your speaker event registration email to:      thornburyclarksburgrotary@gmail.com  (please copy and paste email address if link does not work).


We had an amazing presentation by Dr Sonja Klinsky on August 26th on the topic of climate change and social justice and what kindness has to do with it all. If you missed it or if you attended and wish your family and friends had been there, the video recording is now available for viewing.


    Click for Link to Dr Sonja Klinsky's Presentation YouTube Video


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