Rotary Clubs all over District 7070, during the week of October 19-24, celebrated World Polio Day 2015, October 24, 2015, as we told the world that Polio is being eradicated and that Rotary is leading the way. A very special thank you goes out to our World Polio Day Chair for District 7070, Jennifer Boyd..


Here were just some of the many ways that we recognized Rotary’s fight to end Polio world wide. :

  • World Polio Day, was proclaimed in many communities in District 7070: Toronto Mayor John Tory proclaimed October 24 as World Polio Day in the City of Toronto. Mayor John Henry of Oshawa, who just happens to be a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa proclaimed World Polio Day in Oshawa for the fourth consecutive year. And Durham Regional Chair Roger Anderson proclaimed October 24 as World Polio Day in the Region of Durham for the third year in a row, and thanked all 10 Rotary Clubs (Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Whitby, Whitby-Sunrise. Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Courtice and Bowmanville).


  • And the End Polio Now Sail was raised at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in downtown Toronto as Rotarians from 54 Rotary Clubs celebrated World Polio Day at their Rotary District 7070 Conference .And all over the District towns and cities acknowledged Rotary and their work to eradicate Polio on World Polio Day.



At the Rotary District Conference , here is Jennifer Boyd, World Polio Day Chair talking to District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bill Patchett . Jennifer is on a mission to fight for the children of the world and help Rotary END POLIO NOW !!!!!





And at the District 7070 Conference , here is District 7070 Governor Michael Bell; , District 7070 World Polio Day Chair Jennifer Boyd; and the Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary Polio Plus Campaign worldwide, Dr. Bob Scott, and behind them a 40 foot End Polio Now Sail.






  • And in New York City, Rotary International did a Livestream broadcast on October 23, 2015 to celebrate World Polio Day.

  • Watch our World Polio Day update Celebrities like Emmy Award-winning actress Archie Panjabi and Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo joined health officials like Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, in celebrating recent progress in the fight to end polio during our World Polio Day update on October 23, 2015. You can still watch the update and help us end polio by supporting the Miles to End Polio team.