Rotary District 7070's 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 took place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope!

The 3 night experience, geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 offered an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!! Congratulations to Past District Governor Mark Chipman and the RYLS Committee. Photos will be available in the Photos sub tab on our District website. Please Read more for all of the details....


A proud Rotary moment: being part of an amazing team leading 29 dynamic young men and women at the Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium in Ganaraska Forest Centre over the past four days! The program focused on team building/collaboration, DEI, public speaking, outdoor survival skills, GPS navigation, Indigenous Culture/Lacrosse, sewing/building hygiene kits for young women in the Dominican Republic (300 kits were put together) and tonnes of fun and laughs! We also gathered together several hundred pounds of food for Durham Outlook for the Needy!

From District Governor Ron Dick after the May 27 morning event: "Enjoyed a morning at the Ganaraska Forest Centre for Day two of our District 7070 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium. Indigenous Lacrosse player and coach, Hannah Leaf, shared her story and taught us all some lacrosse skills! Thank you Hannah!". 




From Rotary HIP Executive Director and Past President of the Rotary Club of Pickering John Currie: "Great "Truth & Reconciliation" session at Rotary District 7070 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium today led by Hannah Leaf from Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario & Honouring Indigenous Peoples - HIP. Thank you for inviting us Mark Chipman & Youth Services Team"