Bethany Riverview Sneak-a Peak       by Dale Perret
Had the opportunity  Friday, Sept 7th to attend the Bethany Riverview Sneak-A-Peak for their new purpose-built long term care centre in Dover.
Thanks to the Alberta government funding along with the Bethany Care Society, mortgage financing and a 5 Million fund raising campaign, they have created new accommodations which is a "Campus of Care for Seniors" that is designed for people with complex dementia.
Along with several other Rotary clubs in and around Calgary, our Chinook Rotary club donated funds for the Atrium Gardens which created an indoor area where residents and family/visitors could spend time in a warm and inviting area. It will act as a greenhouse in growing vegetables that can be used in food preparation at the facility as well as plants for decorative purpose. All which can involve the participation of those residents within the facility.
The 210 beds include 120 beds dedicated to people with complex dementia. The objective was to create a space where those living with dementia can live safely and have the freedom to move around and to experience life in the most normal way possible. The building consists of "households" with 15 people and "neighbourhoods" of 30 people. Focus was on design features to make the environment safe for them by using colour and texture and lighting that makes it a more appealing, easier environment for those folks to be able to find their way to their space.
Long term care has been much needed over the past many years and my thanks to the Alberta government in making this finally happen. It has opened up beds in hospitals that were not being used for the right reasons due to a lack of a long term care availability to move those seniors to. Also my thanks to fellow Rotarians as well as members of the public who contributed to the fundraising and made this possible. Visit the website Bethany Riverview to see the project!!
Youth Services Committee - What are they up to?
 ........ Rhea Graham
Youth Services Committee Members & Program Volunteers 2018-2019
Current Committees
Educational Partnership Fairview School
  •  Roots2STEM Mentoring Program. The students in this program is not to cure them of their uniqueness or learning style , rather we strive to give them the confidence and skills to deal with their lives and with others in a positive and productive way.
  • RYPEN promotes personal growth, connections and leadership in a safe environment challenging opportunities and tools to empower youth who have demonstrated courage and perseverance in their
         Note: We sponsor 2 Fairview students every year. There are 2 students 
attending  RYPEN ( Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp
September 20-23, 2018
Interact/ RYLA/Rotaract
  • This Committee provides and supports 2 High School Interact Clubs
                       Henry Wisewood and Dr EP Scarlett
  • This committee initiates and maintains contact with U of C and Downtown Rotaract Clubs
  • Sponsor 2 students from each Interact Club to attend leadership camp
Bursaries ( High schools & St. Mary’s University)
  • Members of this committee assist 7 high schools and St Mary’s University in selecting students to receive the Rotary Club of Chinook bursaries and present the awards.
Boy Scouts: A partnership with the highly successful and expanding Somerset Bridlewood Scout Group requires the Committee to be in periodic contact with the troop to impact Rotary values and to provide assistance in sending Scouts to jamborees
Rotary Employment Program:Inclusion Alberta
To date the Inclusion Alberta Rotary partnership has created more then 345 meaningful jobs for adult s with developmental abilities.With the success of the Alberta Rotary partnership so successful this has expanded to other provinces.
          NB  Bev Tonkinson is our Club representative with this program!
YEX & ROTEX not active this year
Sep 25, 2018
Editor/Publisher Apple Magazine
Oct 02, 2018
History of Canada, from the very beginning
Oct 09, 2018
MRU Proffessor, on Dating Violence
Oct 16, 2018
HNIC Analyst
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Upcoming Events
Website & Public Realations Committee Meeting
Root 2 STEM Office
Sep 24, 2018
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Cribbage @ the Legion
Horton Road Legion
Sep 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Networking at Limericks
Limericks Pub
Sep 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Cribbage @ the Legion
Horton Road Legion
Oct 11, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Night Sky & Stargazing
Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Centre
Oct 17, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cribbage @ the Legion
Horton Road Legion
Oct 25, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Networking at Limericks
Oct 25, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Cribbage @ the Legion
Horton Road Legion
Nov 08, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Pick
Sorry for not getting out an ARCH or e-ARCH for the last month, but internet access was spotty....  (Taken at Tuktoyaktuk NWT at "the Point", aka the terminus of the extension of the Dempster Highway)
Call for Articles!
If you have any items for the ARCH or e-ARCH, please get them to me by email (  Be it what your committee is up to, upcoming club or district events, event reports, community events, networking items, Interact, Rotaract, etc, etc.... 
Let's keep our members up to date and informed!
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.