Upcoming Programs & Events

Everything starts with a single step……
Step out, along with your fellow Rotarians
from District 7040, at the annual

Rotary Foundation Walk
In memory of Canton Rotarian Eddie Bracke

Saturday, May 14, 2011
Partridge Run Golf Course, Canton, NY, USA

Registration and Refreshments Open 8:30am
5K Walk Begins 10am
(shorter course options available)
Registration $20 due by May 7 (students $10)
Email rdegraaff@stlawu.edu
Or mail to: Rotary Foundation Walk
Canton Rotary Club
PO Box 385
Canton, NY 13617

Download a Registration Form HERE

Download a Pledge Sheet HERE


If you want to golf afterwards, call 315-386-4444
or 315-386-4600 to set up a tee time!

The Rotary Foundation Walk is a great way to meet Rotarians from across our District, get a little exercise, and have some fun!  Of course – it’s also a wonderful fund-raiser for the Rotary Foundation.  This year the event is divided into Regional walks.  The northern New York walk is the collaborative work of the Massena, Potsdam, Canton and Ogdensburg Rotary Clubs.

The Rotary Foundation raises and invests money that is used by Rotary International for the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty in the world.  Specific programs include stamping out polio, as well as literacy, water, and hunger projects world-wide.  A portion of the Foundation funds generated in our District comes back for our use in matching grants and District Simplified Grants.  These funds help with local service projects like the Rotary Dodge Pond summer camp for differently-abled children and teens.  The Foundation also promotes world peace and understanding through Group Study Exchanges, Ambassadorial Scholarships for students to study abroad, and Rotary Centers for International Studies. Registration:                  Click here to download the forms you will need to be a walker.  The registration form should be filled out and mailed, with a check for $20 U.S. Funds, made out to “Canton Rotary Club,” to Robert M. DeGraaff, Canton Rotary Club, PO Box 385, Canton, NY 13617.  This registration fee will cover your breakfast and a special commemorative cap. Pledges:                  Please use the pledge sheet to record all the donations you have rounded up.  At registration, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Mulligan’s Restaurant, you should submit a check for the total amount of your pledges, made out to the “Rotary Foundation.”  It is important that all pledge money be turned in at this time (the day of the walk). The Course:                  The Remington Trail is a 5-kilometer paved trail (3.1 miles) that winds its way, mostly through woods, around the Partridge Run Golf Course.   Access is from outer State Street, past the high school and BOCES buildings, via Sullivan Drive.  Click here for a picture of the course and a map of Canton; note that on this map our trail is labeled “T2: Heritage Park Trail.” Breakfast:                  We are planning to serve a free breakfast to registered walkers at Mulligan’s Restaurant, which is part of the Partridge Run Golf and Country Club, during the registration period from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (a good time for socializing).  Non-walkers may also purchase breakfast there, though other Canton eateries are also available.  The walk will begin at 10 a.m. Canton Restaurants:                  Yahoo! Local has a website listing all the eateries, with maps and reviews.  Entertainments:                  For  those wishing to play golf after the Walk, the Partridge Run phone number is (315) 386-4444.  Canton has another course as well, the St. Lawrence University Golf Course, which is next to the Best Western University Inn (on rte 11, east of the village).  The phone number there is (315) 386-4600.                  On the weekend of May 14, Canton will also be hosting the annual Rushton Canoe Races on the Grass River, in the heart of the village.  In connection with that event, the Canton Rotary Club will be sponsoring a buffet BBQ dinner at the Best Western University Inn from 5 to 7 p.m. on the night of the May 14th; reservations may be made by calling (315) 386-8522. In Memory:

                  The Canton Rotary Club is dedicating this walk to Charles Edwin Brackett, 1923-2006.  Ed, aka Eddie, who was Director of Budgets at St. Lawrence University for many years, was an active member of Canton Rotary for decades, serving as its president in 1962-63.  Among his many community projects, in retirement, was raising money for the Remington Recreation Trail, to which he donated generously.  R.I.P.


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