In light of the increase in Covid 19 cases in our community, tighter limits on meeting sizes, the general appeal from officials to limit social interactions, Cheryl and Bill have decided that the Club should cancel the face-to-face portion till further notice.
Rotarian Terry Miller is shown above presenting a $750 donation cheque to Lori Young, Administrative Assistant at Glace Bay Citizens Service League. This year our Club has made several "Covid" donations to several local worthwhile groups and organizations 
Rotarian Of The Year 2021
Each year, the Club presents the Rotarian of the Year Award (ROTY) to a member who has gone above and beyond in their service to the Club and to Rotary. The recipient is chosen by the membership. This year the ROTY is presented to Jack D’Orsay in recognition of his work in support of international development at both the Club and district level. Charlie presented Jack with the ROTY plaque.
Congratulations Jack.
In honor of Earth Day, members of the Sydney and Sydney Sunrise Rotary clubs got together to clean up Rotary Park.  It was a great day for a clean sweep Saturday April 24th 2021
New Waterford Rotary Club President Paul Muise spoke to the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club on Thursday, April 1st about the many activities his club is involved with.   This small but mighty club gives back to their community in a big way—providing up to $100,000 annually to local organizations thanks to their very successful toonie draw.  Rotarians deliver!
Giving back to the community is part of Rotary’s mandate.   And that means giving to everyone within that community.   Diane Penny of the Ally Centre spoke to the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club on March 25th about the many services they provide to address homelessness in our community.   The Ally Centre also provides welcoming and warming centres to reduce harm and promote health for vulnerable populations.  To help provide those services, the Club donated $1,000 in honour of Club member Jack D’Orsay’s granddaughter Ashleen.    Ashleen’s mother Colleen D’Orsay addressed the club and talked of the importance of creating inclusive communities, where everyone is valued and welcomed.
With the cheque are:  Jack D’Orsay, President Bill Vokey, Diane Penny, Colleen D’Orsay and Donald Marshall (Ashleen’s brother). 
It’s always nice to receive a Valentine, and a little something sweet to savour. While the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club can’t celebrate with the residents of the New Dawn Guest Home in peson, we can still let them know we’re thinking of them.
Here, Rotarian Aurelle Landry presents Gennie MacDonald with some sweet treats for some very special friends of Rotary.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Every year, members of the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club choose a name of a resident at the New Dawn Guest Home and fill a gift bag with Christmas goodies. Gennie MacDonald, Activities Administrator, proides a list of the residents’ Christmas wishes and the members fill the bag with their favourite things.
Here, Club members Mike Muise and Sara Salter-Burke deliver the gift bags to Gennie. Happy holidays everyone!
This year has proven just how important it is to help each other. We know that many in our community are seeking support through the Salvation Army, some for the first time. In fact, the need has never been greater, in a time when fundraising has become more difficult.

To help meet these increasing needs, the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club donated an additional $1,000 to the Salvation Army, in addition to the $500 recently donated.

Here, club members Linda Crockett and Marg Kingsbury present the cheque to Major Corey Vincent. Happy holidays!
Now more than ever we all need a little Christmas cheer!
That’s why the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club was glad to help out the Christmas Crew this year. Thanks to our very generous community, the Christmas crew will be delivering over 300 Christmas dinners and toys for those in need in our area.
Here, club member Michelle Vokey presents a $500 cheque from the Rotary Club to John White of the Christmas crew. Happy holidays everyone!
The Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club was busy providing meals on Saturday, November 21st at Loaves and Fishes..
Along with a recent donation of $2,500 to Loaves and Fishes, the Club gives $1,800 annually to this worthy organization to provide even more meals to those in need.
(photo), Community Services Chair Aurelle Landry presents the cheque to Executive Director Marco Amati.
Community organizations are more important than ever, and the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club understands how vital it is to support these groups.

Here, Rotarian Linda Crockett presents Chester Borden, the Executive Director of the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club, with a cheque for $500. Chester’s organization helps the youth in our area with programs and services that help kids build self esteem, confidence and learn valuable life skills. Well done Chester!
Rotarians understand the value of literacy, and how important libraries are to our communities. The Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club donates to the Cape Breton Regional Library on a regular basis.
Here Rotarian Cheryl Card presents Tracey Wilson, Coordinator of Community Support, with a cheque for $400. We know they’ll put it to good use!
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Welcomes our newest Member!.....Mickey Freeman
Mickey Freeman is pictured with Club President Bill Vokey Oct.15th 2020
Monogrammed masks! That’s what members of the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club are sporting.

The custom-made masks sport the wearer’s initials and the Rotary logos. Thanks to Anne Doyle, wife of District Governor Ian Doyle, for putting her amazing sewing skills to the task.

The masks are just $10 with proceeds going to Rotary. That’s handling the pandemic with panache!
Supporting Loaves and Fishes
Marco Amati, Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes spoke to the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club on Thursday, September 17th.     Everyone was safely distanced as Marco outlined some of the challenges faced by his organization as a result of Covid.   Remarkably, Loaves and Fishes have continued to serve their clients throughout the pandemic by offering a take-out window.     Sadly however, costs are rising as additional equipment is needed to provide the service.    If you’re able to help Loaves and Fishes, like Rotarians do on a regular basis, please contact Marco.  Thank you!
On September 10th, District Governor Ian Doyle presented his home club (Sydney-Sunrise) with their club banner.
Here Sunrise President Bill Vokey accepts the banner on behalf of the club which welcomes individuals to join leaders, exchange ideas and take action.
The banners are compliments of former DG Louisa Horne. We will display it proudly!
It’s more of our new normal!  On September 10th, the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club had their first in-person meeting since March.   There were also opportunities for members to continue to join the meeting through Zoom.   Members were safely distanced and very glad to see each other in person.    Thanks to our host Boston Pizza for making it possible. 
Finishing touches
Members of the Sydney Rotary Club and the Sydney-Sunrise Club were busy on August 29th putting the final coats of paint on the Club House located in Open Hearth Park.
The Club House was built by the Rotary Clubs and will soon be dedicated in memory of the Late David N. Muise, a former CBRM Mayor and proud Rotarian.
Here current District Governor Ian Doyle is pitching in on the paint job.
Aug 26th 2020
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We have a Winner...Rotary Golf Day!!
Rotary Having some fun!
Jason Doyle Winner of the Plaid Jacket FRIG'd Golf Day at Alderdale Greens Aug.16th 2020 with Erin is wife.
Sydney Sunrise Rotary and friends on the Old Sydney Society "Wicked Walk" Aug.13th 2020
Each year, the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club recognizes one of its members for outstanding service to both the Club and the community.

We are very proud to announce that Chigozie Okolie is the Rotarian of the Year for 2019-20.

Chigozie led the mattress project earlier this year, providing free mattresses for International students at Cape Breton University. He was also instrumental in working with the Rotaract Club at the University, providing opportunities for young people to engage with their community. The award is presented with sincere appreciation and recognition of distinguished service, loyalty and devotion to the ideals of Rotary.

Congratulations Chigozie!
New Member
Bilynda Whiting Joins Rotary Jan.22nd 2020
Photo: Bilynda(left) with Club President Linda Crockett
The Mattress Project 2020

Sunrise Rotary working with Rotaract CBU Mattress Project 2020


Rotary is so proud to be part of the Rotaract CBU Mattress Project.

The mattresses have arrived! $8000 was presented to the Salvation Army for their support in the purchasing and storage process.

Great work, everyone!

(January 2020)

Rotary Citation 2019

Rotary Citation 2019

Everyone likes to be recognized for the good work they do. That’s exactly what happened to the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club when Robert Christie, former District Governor, presented Club President Linda Crockett with the 2018-19 Rotary Citation with Silver Distinction.

The Citation is presented to clubs for helping Rotary “be the inspiration” around the globe. The Sunrise Club is only one of two clubs to receive this prestigious citation in the District, which includes 46 clubs in Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia and St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Now that’s how you put “service above self”!

Dancing With The Stars 2019

Fun Night Out at Hospice "Dancing With The Stars"

Always up for a good times, members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Hospice Cape Breton fund raiser at the Membertou Trade & Convention Center Oct. 2019!
CBRL Donation 2019

Cape Breton Regional Library’s Adopt-a-Book program

The Sydney-Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to support the Cape Breton Regional Library’s Adopt-a-Book program.

Here, Tracy Wilson and Erin Phillips accept a $400 cheque from the Club for this worthwhile program. The program helps the library to build a strong collection of books that otherwise could not be purchased.

This very worthy cause is also aligned with Rotary’s key priorities of education and literacy.
Oct. 2019
Epic Donation 2019

Donation made to "Epic"

Rotarian Ray McNeil is pictured with Delores Feltmate completing the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club's $5000 commitment to the Youth Peer Program. Donations made to the Youth Peer Program were used to fund their programs in support of disadvantaged youth.
May 2019
Everett Reid Rotarian Of The Year 2019

Rotarian Of The Year 2019

Club President Evelyn Schaller presents Everett Reid with "Rotarian Of The Year" award at the Annual Charter Night May 4th 2019 at Cambridge Suites Hotel in Sydney.
Everett with outstanding community work this year including co chair of the Annual "Rotary Ribfest" event!
Frank McKibbon Joins Sydney Sunrise Rotary

Frank McKibbon Joins Sydney Sunrise Rotary

Club President Evelyn Schaller welcomes New Member Frank McKibbon to the Sydney Sunrise Rotary, pictured with is sponsor John Malcom.
May 9th 2019
E.P.I.C. Donation From Rotary

Play Your Number Lotto Donation

"Play Your Number Lottery is currently supporting EPIC- Youth Peer Program as their charity of choice. Shown below (l-r) are Delores Feltmate - EPIC Program Director and Kelsey MacNeil - EPIC Volunteer Coordinator accepting funds from Lorne Baldin - Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club member. (March 1st 2019)
This is the first installment of our $5000 commitment to EPIC to assist them with running their youth programs."
Alex Ovenchkin Jersey Fundraiser

And the winner is......The Rotary Foundation

Sydney Sunrise Rotary fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation, thanks you all who got a ticket for this fundraiser, the amount of $1440.00 was donated by Roger Burns in memory of long time member of our club Brian Beckett.
Winner of the Authentic Autographed Alex Ovechkin Jersey is Cathy Rice from Peterborough, Ontario.
Cathy is donating the Jersey back to the Club, thank you Cathy !
(photo Roger Burns & Kevin Armstrong) Jan 3rd 2019
Ugly Sweater Day Dec 2018

Ugly Sweater Day..It's all good fun!

Lorne the Human Christmas Tree Dec 20th 2018 Rotarians all dressed up for Christmas Dec.20th 2018.
Sally Capstick New Member

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club Welcomes New Member


Sally Capstick from Juniper Mountain
Dec.13th 2018
Photo L-R Cheryl Card, Rotary Sponsor; Sally; Club President Eveyln Schaller
Rotary Supports "Meals On Wheels"
The Community is the real Winner...Thanks to your support of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary
"Play Your Number Lotto" each week!
Over the past few months monies from our weekly lotto have gone to two great Charities "Meals On Wheels" programs, Kathleen Whalen from Meals On Wheels in Sydney Cheque presented by Rotarian D.A. Landry.
Ed Beaton from The Town House "Meals On Wheels program in Glace Bay with Rotarian Cheryl Card!
If you don't have a number yet, pick one up at any Pharmasave or Needs location in Sydney and Glace Bay also at Mullins and Albert Bridge Esso, get details search "Play Your Number Lotto" on Facebook!
FRIG Golf Day 2018

                   FRIG Golf Day Winner 2018

It takes a BIG guy to wear this jacket, and Michael Muise fits the bill, Winner of the "FRIG" Golf Day Championship Oct.4th at Alderdale Greens.  It's all in good fun!!
Photo: Laura Gallant, Club Service Chair and Michael Muise
Brian Beckett True Rotarian 2018

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Honour Brian Beckett with True Rotarian Award 2018 (Posthumous)

DG 7820 Rob Christie presents
The True Rotarian Award Posthumously to Brian Beckett.
Accepting the award daughter Sally and Son Andrew.
Thursday Sept.6th 2018.
Also in photo Club President Evelyn Schaller
Chigozie Okolie Joins Rotary

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Newest Member Chigozie Okolie

Sydney Sunrise Rotary welcomes our newest member Chigozie Okolie, a Research Assistant at Cape Breton University.
Photo L-R
Chigozie; DG Rob Christie; DA Landry and Club President Evelyn Schaller
Sept.6th 2018
Vice President Linda Crockett and President Evelyn Schaller Welcome guests to our club meeting Aug.30th 2018
Linda Breault, President
Rotary Club of Cambridge Preston- Hespeler  And her husband Guy visited our club this morning while on vacation in Cape Breton.
Undercurrent Youth Glace Bay

Sydney Sunrise Rotary "Play Your Number Lotto" Supports Undercurrents Youth Programs

This cheque presentation was to David Sawler of Undercurrent Youth Center, Glace Bay 
Proceeds from Sydney Sunrise Rotary "Play Your Number Lotto"
(Photo: David Sawler, Undercurrent Youth and Cheryl Card, Sydney Sunrise Rotary)
July 2018
Field House at Open Hearth Park

Rotary at work in our community!

The Rotary Clubs of the CBRM have partnered with the Province of NS, Football Cape Breton and NS Lands to construct a fieldhouse at Open Hearth Park in Sydney to be named in memory of former CBRM mayor, and long-time Rotarian, David Muise. 
Rotary Club of Sydney-Sunrise president John Malcom (left) and the Honourable Derek Mombourquette are pictured Friday June 29th/2018.

Rotary Sydney Ribfest Award 2018!
Rotary Sydney Ribfest was recognized as the 
Philanthropic Organization of Event of the year 2018!
The Cape Breton Business Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of our outstanding Cape Breton business leaders, to perpetuate and inspire the values of entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and community leadership.
Sydney Sunrise Rotary receives special Award
Rotary Sydney Ribfest was recognized as the 
Philanthropic Organization of Event of the year!
First row, left to right
Tom MacDonald, JoAnn Yurchesyn, Susan Gallop, Martin Chernin
Back row, left to right
Joe Donovan, Charlie Cuff, Kevin Armstrong, Sara Salter-Burke, Jim Kehoe
Debbie George Joins Rotary

Debbie George Joins Sydney Sunrise Rotary

Newest member of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club, Debbie George of Sydney (photo Evelyn Schaller, Vice President; Debbie & Brian Beckett her sponsor , May 31st 2018)

Rotary @ Work Loaves & Fishes
Sydney Sunrise Rotary pleased to support Loaves and Fishes with a full Turkey Dinner
Members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club 
(Photo L to R) Charlie Cuff; Michele MacKinnon; Marg Kingsbury; Ray MacNeil & Phil Thompson
Cape Breton Hospice Society Thank You
Cape Breton Post Award 2017


(Photo: Kevin Armstrong & Sarah Burke - The Co Chairs for the Event)

Rotary Foundation Banner 2017

Sydney sunrise rotary receives special award


A letter from Eric Shemelling

September 2017

Dear Club President:

On behalf of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, please accept this special 2016-17 club
banner recognition as an expression of our deep appreciation to the members of your Rotary
club for your generosity in support of the Annual Fund. Out of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs
worldwide, your club is distinguished as being one or more of the following:
One of only 1,573 clubs to achieve Top Three Highest in Per Capita Annual Giving
honors in their district (only clubs with a minimum US$50. Annual Fund per capita
were eligible);
One of only 5,034 clubs worldwide to attain status as an Every Rotarian, Every Year Club (club must achieved a US$100. Annual Fund per capita with every dues-paying
members personally contributing US$25 or more to the Annual Fund, during the
Rotary year);
One of only 4,136 clubs worldwide to become 100% Foundation Giving Club (club
must achieved an average giving of US$1oo to any gift designation with every dues-
paying members personally contributing US$25 or more to The Rotary Foundation,
during the Rotary year).
Please convey our sincere gratitude to every member of your club for their generous gifts to our
Rotary Foundation. Your support enables Rotarians to tackle the world's toughest challenges, in
your community and across the globe.
Congratulations and thank you for making The Rotary Foundation a continued priority in your club
Eric Schmelling
Chief Philanthropy Officer
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
(photo: Ian Doyle, District Governor Elect 2020 with Club President John Malcom)
Play Your Number Lotto supports Local Food Banks

This is Why you should play every week...chance to win the local charities!

Play Your Number supports local Charities...when you Play each week -  local Charities Win Too!
Louisbourg Food Bank..Left to Right
Florence Miron, John Mills, Marcel Miron, & Rotarian Lorne Baldin
Glace Bay Food Bank: Left to right
Kim MacPherson, Sandra MacPherson, Rotarian Cheryl Card
Sydney Loaves and Fishes...left to right
John Bond, Rotarian Lorne Baldin, Marco Amati
Sydney Sunrise Welcomes Two new members

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Welcomes Two New Members

Busy morning at the Sydney Sunrise Rotary meeting Thursday Aug.31st 2017, Our newest members Carol Miller and Jason Doyle have joined the Rotary family.  (pictured left to right: Rotary 7820 District Governor Don G. Sword; Carol Miller; Jason Doyle and Club President John Malcom)
Aug.31st 2017
New Gazebo Project 2017

Sydney Sunrise Rotary & N.S.C.C. Gazebo Project for New Dawn Guest Home - Community Working together!!

Members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club of Sydney enjoy the completed gazebo at New Dawn Guest Home, which was built by students in Jim Swayne's carpentry students at Marconi Campus. In the photo from left to right: Ian Doyle, Bill MacNeil, Phil Thompson, Ray MacNeil, Linda Crockett, Laura Gallant, Terry Miller, Brian Beckett and Mike Muise (July 2017)

For several years, the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club has supported the New Dawn Guest Home for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. As the Rotary’s Community Service Committee project-of-choice, the Rotarians continually seek out opportunities to bring joy to the lives of residents.

“The New Dawn Home is located on an the radar base. The building is great, but there’s really nothing outside for the residents,” says Linda Crockett, Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club, project coordinator. “We wanted to give them a place to sit and enjoy the weather and spend some time in the sunshine. NSCC was my first call.”

Jim says the call from Crockett was timely.

“When Linda contacted us to see if we could provide assistance with the build, it couldn’t have come at a better time,” says Jim. “At that point, my students were working on roofing and exterior finish.” As community-based projects must align with the curriculum, the gazebo offered students both a learning and difference-making opportunity.

The final result


Local company Gillis Building Supplies also joined in and delivered the finished gazebo to New Dawn Home, saving the Rotary Club on delivery costs. The sturdy, wooden structure was installed at New Dawn Home in early November, and has been a welcome addition.”

“We are very thankful for all who participated in making this project possible,” says Linda MacDougall, administrator, guest home and home living, New Dawn Home. “For our residents—some who are visually impaired—functions outside during warmer weather meant gathering under our front entrance, which is not large enough to accommodate everyone. The gazebo will not only help with that, it will encourage residents to become more independent and spend more time outdoors.”

Linda Crockett says that the project worked out better than she could have planned, and credits the students at NSCC. “The thing that pleased me the most through this whole thing was that the students were as thrilled to work on this project as we were to have them. It worked out beautifully.”

Rotarian Of The year 2017

Lorne Baldin named Rotarian Of The Year 2017

Lorne Baldin named Rotarian Of The Year by the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club June 17th 2017.  Lorne has gone above and beyond launching the "Play Your Number Lotto" Game this year, great work! Pictured (L-R) Lorne Baldin and Club President John Malcom
Introducing Our Newest Rotarian

Marg Kingsbury Welcome to the club!


Our newest Rotarian to the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club is Marg Kingsbury , pictured with Marg is Vice President Peter Weaver and Marg's sponsor Cheryl Card June 15th 2017
Play Your Number Lotto Pays Back to Community

Every Woman's Center Receives Money from Play Your Number Lotto

The Sydney Sunrise "Play Your Number Lotto" is pleased to announce that The Every Woman's Center received $2304.50.  Thank you to each and everyone who support our weekly Lotto game, keep playing your number.  Photo: Club President D. A. Landry with Louise Smith - MacDonald from the Every Woman's Centre!
Senator Dan Christmas Receives Paul Harris Honor

Senator Dan Christmas guest speaker at Annual Charter Night

President of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club D.A. Landry presents Paul Harris Award to Senator Dan Christmas at the Clubs annual charter night May 23,2017. 
Daniel Christmas is a Canadian Mi’kmaw from the Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. As part of a group of community leaders, he helped turn Membertou from being nearly bankrupt into one of the most successful Canadian First Nations
In honor of his visit to our club Senator Dan Christmas presents the New "Canada 150" flag to club President D.A. Landry May 23, 2017. 
Members of Rotary Clubs from Sydney ; Sydney Sunrise & New Waterford
sing O' Canada at the Cape Breton Highlanders Basketball Game
Sunday April 30th 2017
Sydney Sunrise Rotary NEW Member April 13th 2017

Welcome Michele McKinnon

Sydney Sunrise Rotary welcomes Michele McKinnon our newest member to the world of Rotary.  Michele is from Sydney and has come home from Halifax to retire , pictured with Michele is Club President D.A. Landry and Michele's sponsor Mike Muise.
PYNL Winner Feb.16th 2017

Our First "Play Your Number Lotto" Winner



Congratulations to Maria Vajjeo-Quintana from Sydney River Wins $500.00, first winner of Cape Breton's New Lotto game, The Sydney Sunrise Rotary "Play Your Number Lotto"!

Play the Game that makes you a winner, helping our Cape Breton Communities!

Get a number now at any Needs or Pharmasave in The Greater Sydney and Glace Bay Area or at Mullins or XTR in Albert Bridge!!




(photo L to R) Gerald Rogers, Manager of Needs Coxheath, Maria and Lorne Baldin, Chair of Sydney Sunrise Rotary PYN Lotto.Feb.16th 2017

Play Your Number Lotto Kick Off

Cape Breton's Newest Lotto Game is Here!

Sydney Sunrise Rotary has launched a new way to Win Cash, It's "Play Your Number Lotto", a great way to Win cash and help our local charities, starting with "The Every Woman's Center".
Register your number and play a Toonie each week. numbers are now available at Pharmasave and Need Stores in the greater Sydney and Glace Bay area, along with Mullins and XTR Gas in Albert Bridge.
First Big Draw is Valentine's Day Feb.14th for $500.00, with a new cash jackpot each week, Draws will be every Tuesday!
(photo: The Coast 89.7's Phil Thompson and Sydney Sunrise Rotary Lotto Chair Lorne Baldin @ Mayflower Mall kick off Jan.21st 2017)
Rotary Donation for Sydney Flood Relief

Rotary Donation to Help with Sydney Flood Relief Total of $52,150.00

Donations from local area Rotary clubs along with personal donations from Rotarians resulted in a significant monetary contribution towards the relief of the victims of the Thanksgiving Day flood. At the recent Floodsgiving Benefit Concert at Centre 200, a cheque in the amount of $52,150 was presented to the United Way of Cape Breton flood relief fund. Rotary's commitment to community service was a dominant factor in responding to this local disaster.
L to R in the photo:
Gord Card, Rotary Club of Sydney, Laura Sheller, Rotary Club of New Waterford, Louise McLeod Rotary Club of North Sydney, Lynne McCarron, Executive Director, United Way of Cape Breton, Linda McMillan, Rotary Club of North Sydney, Gina Ryan, Rotary Club of Sydney and Assistant Governor for Cape Breton, DA Landry, Rotary Club of Sydney Sunrise.  Photo by Bob Munroe
Gazebo Project October 2016

New Gazebo for  New Dawn Guest Home

Rotary Club Of Sydney Sunrise
Carpentry Class At NSCC
Gills Home Building Center

Ann Doyle Recives Special Rotary Award

Congratulation Ann Doyle

Sydney Sunrise Rotary congratulates Ann Doyle, of Coxheath, Ann receives a Special honor for her volunteer work with the club in the community and around the world, a true leader, only 100 people in the world receive this honor from Rotary International.
picture(L-R) Ann Doyle and District Governor Elva Heyge (Oct.6th 2016)  
New Zealand Rotary Exchange 2016

Rotary Exchange from New Zealand

Sydney Sunrise Rotary recently hosted the New Zealand Friendship Exchange group, dropping by our club for a few days of touring and socials in Cape Breton.
Oct 1st/2016.
Rotary Clubs Provide More Dollars for Hospice Palliative Care through Ribfest 2016

Community and Rotary Clubs Provide More Dollars for Hospice Palliative Care through Ribfest 2016

Sydney, N.S…..As Open Hearth Park returns to soccer play and open green spaces, the Rotary Clubs of CBRM have packed up all the trappings of Ribfest 2016 and are pleased to announce a second significant donation to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.  

Thanks to the exceptional efforts by the Rotary Clubs of CBRM’s Sydney Ribfest 2016, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton will be the recipient of $70,000 donated by generous Cape Bretoners who “Gave a Little at the Gate” combined with the generous support of the four CBRM Rotary Clubs.  Gate proceeds amounted to almost $47,000 and the balance of $23,000 has been contributed by the Rotary Clubs, in addition to planning, staging and running Ribfest. This amount exceeds the total of $55,000 raised in 2015 and once all financial obligations are met for this year, it is the intention of the Clubs to contribute additional monies to the Hospice Residence Project, if available.  

Planning for Ribfest 2016 began 10 months ago and encompassed thousands of volunteer hours to bring the event to reality during those months and throughout the weekend of July 15th, 16th and 17th. “The move to our new location in Open Hearth Park meant many changes from last year.  We had to establish a new site design and expand plans to fill all the space we had our disposal so that those attending would have lots of opportunities to enjoy themselves in addition to savoring the great food prepared by the Ribbers,” notes Sydney Ribfest 2016 Co-Chair Sara Salter-Burke. “ Such a move brings along additional expenses and new lessons to learn. Overall, it seems to have been an extremely positive experience for everyone.”

“We know that the Hospice Palliative Care Society is very grateful to both the community and CBRM Rotary Club members for this significant contribution to the establishment of the new Hospice Residence," adds Co-Chair, Kevin Armstrong.  “Ribfest has become a successful signature local event for everyone, regardless of age, and Rotary is proud to be the driving force behind a three day event that captures the attention and participation of the community at large. We are especially indebted to our many sponsors who share our desire to create new and successful initiatives in the local area and like so many others, look forward to seeing the Society’s Hospice Residence plans come to fruition.”

This year Sydney Ribfest 2016 positioned itself with the theme of “more” – more food, more entertainment, more children’s activities, more parking and now can add “more money raised” for Hospice Palliative Care patients and families.

Sydney Ribfest Video 2016
Thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who supported our Sydney Ribfest 2016!!
July 15th; 16th & 17th 2016
John Malcolm named Rotarian Of The Year 2015/2016

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Announces "Rotarian Of The Year"

It's with great pleasure that the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club announces our "Rotarian Of The Year" award this year to John Malcolm.
John has proven "Service Above Self" the Rotarian motto, involved in many areas on the club, Ribfest Sponsor chair and serving on community Service projects.
Well Done John Malcolm, thank you for your service to our community!!
(pictured with John, Sara Salter-Burke, Club President)
Destination Membertou "Prime Ribber" 2016

Sydney Ribfest Launch announcement June 6th at Membertou

"Destination Membertou"
Announce $10,000.00 Donation
to Rotary Ribfest 2016
has "Prime Ribber" Sponsor!
(pictured Chief Terry Paul, Membertou First Nation
& Sara Slater-Burke President
of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club)
 Membertou First Nation Join Hospice
Palliative Care Society Of Cape Breton
and Rotary Clubs in the C.B.R.M.
to Celebrate Another Ribfest
for July 15th; 16th & 17th
at Open Hearth Park, Sydney!
(pictured Chief Terry Paul; Sara Salter-Burke;
Dr. Anne Frances D"Intino,Hospice Palliative
Care Society; and John Malcolm, Ribfest
Sponsorship Chair)
Mayor Cecil Clarke of C.B.R.M.
presented with Rotary Cutting
Board Award has Major
sponsor again of Sydney Ribfest!
(pictured Sara Salter-Burke and Mayor Cecil Clarke)
Rotary Donation to Highland Arts Theatre

Sunrise Rotary Club Donation to Highland Arts Theatre

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club makes a $500.00 donation to the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, accepting the cheque is Westley J.Colford, Artistic Director of the Highland Arts Theatre and pictured right D.A. Landry, Vice President of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club.  (June 6th 2016)
Salvation Army Donation 2016

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Donation

Sydney Sunrise Rotary present a $500. Donation to the Salvation Army!
Major Kent Hepditch attended our Rotary meeting on Thursday May 26th, 2016 pictured  with Rotarian Bill Vokey the presentation of $500. to the Salvation Army to continue their great community work.
Rotary Supports Loaves and Fishes

Sydney Sunrise donates $10,000.00 to Loaves and Fishes

Sydney Sunrise Rotary happy to donate $10,000.00 to help out with a new Dishwasher and other upgrades to the building on Charlotte St. Sydney.
(L to R) John Bond; Marco Amati; Rotary President Sara Burke & Rotarian Brian Beckett
Jack D'Orsay Sydney Sunrise Rotary NEW member

Sydney Sunrise Newest member Jack D'Orsay

The Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club welcomes our newest member Mr. Jack D'Orsay from Coxheath.
(Photo) Cheryl Card; Jack D'Orsay and Phil Thompson
March 24th/2016
New Member Tyrone Levingston

Sydney Sunrise Welcomes our newest member Tyrone Levingston

President Sara Burke welcomes our newest Rotarian Mr. Tyrone Levingston, President of the Cape Breton Highlanders Basketball team, next to Tyrone is his Rotarian sponsor Kevin Armstrong.
Membertou Band Council - receiving recognition for Prime Ribber Sponsorship


A big thank you to Membertou First Nation Band Council for stepping up to be our "Prime Ribber" sponsor at Sydney Ribfest 2015!
Club President Sara Burke and Kevin Armstrong visit Membertou Band Council with Presenation!
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Supporting Loaves & Fishes

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Continues Support Of Loaves & Fishes

Sydney Sunrise Rotary on going support of Sydney's largest food bank "Loaves and Fishes".  Our club purchases food supplies and serves the meal six times each year!

Hunger has been an issue since time immemorial. In 1981 a group of concerned citizens gathered in Sydney to discuss the problem. The result was the establishment of the Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen. The non-profit restaurant was intended to be a temporary measure, but unfortunately the demand was so great that it is still in existence today.

Indeed, Marco Amati, Manager of the Inner City Churches Loaves and Fishes Society, recently acknowledged an increase this year in the number of people coming into the kitchen for a meal.

Pictured L-R (Marco Amati, Loaves and Fishes and Terry Miller, Sydney Sunrise Rotary)
Whitney Pier Boys & Girls Club Donation

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Supports Whitney Pier Boys and Girls New Club Renovation!

Sydney Sunrise Rotary presents a cheque of $20,000.00 to Chester Borden of the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club to help with new expansion of the Club House in Whitney Pier.
Pictured L to R....Sydney Sunrise Rotary President Sara Burke; Rotarian Dave Muise; Chester Borden (Boys and Girls club Director and Brian Beckett Rotary Community Service Chair!
Ribfest Sponsors 2016 kick off

Sydney Ribfest Sponsor kick off 2016..Boston Pizza and TD Bank

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Ready to kick off the 2016 edition of Sydney Ribfest July 15th; 16th & 17th at The Open Hearth Park in Sydney!
First sponsors to step up with support Boston Pizza-Sydney
Photo( Lto R) Club President Sara Burke; Gord and Cheryl Card owner/operator of Boston Pizza Sydney and Kevin Armstrong Co-chair.
(Jan.21st 2016)
Thanks to TD Bank for stepping up to support Cape Breton's Best New event "Sydney Ribfest" supporting Hospice Cape Breton!
Club President Sara Burke with TD Branch Manager Bill Vokey and Co-chair of Sydney Ribfest Kevin Armstrong!
Jan.21st 2016
Sunrise Rotary Donation to Cape Breton Miners Museum


Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club President Sara Burke (right) with Mary Pat Mombourquette with $500, donation to The Cape Breton Miners Museum, Glace Bay. (Thursday Jan.7th/2016)
Museum is trying to raise funds to repair our crumbling infrastructure. You can find out more about it here:
Rotary District 7820 Conference Video 2016


This is the official promotional video for the 2016 Rotary District 7820 Conference that will be held in Truro, May 12-15, 2016
Hosted at the Best Western Plus Glengarry Hotel.
Ugly Sweather Winners 2015
Every contest must have Winners...Boy do we have WINNERS!!
Aurella Landry and David Dunn Runner ups to Linda Crockett Winner with a Homemade Gem
Judged by Fruit Cake King Dave Muise (Dec.24th 2015)
Rotarians Welcome Christmas 2015 with Ugly Sweater Day
Sydney Sunrise Rotary members celebrate Ugly Sweater Day Christmas Eve 2015!!
Sydney Sunrise Rotary welcomes Laura Gallant
WELCOME OUR NEWEST ROTARIAN LAURA GALLANT (Dec 10th 2015  photo L-R Sponsor Linda Crockett; Laura Gallant and President Sara Burke
New Rotarian Dr. David Dunn
Oct.8th 2015
District Governor Jim Goit
Rotary Whaler Boat Team 2015
A fun day for a great cause. Our team members from the Rotary Whaler Boat Races, Sunday September 13th at Northern Yahct club, North Sydney!
Sydney Ribfest 2015 winners

List of Award Winners.

Best Ribs
1st Silver Bullet BBQ
2nd Camp 31 BBQ
3rd Crabby's BBQ Shack

Best Chicken
1st Bibb's Bar-B-Q
2nd Billy Bones BBQ Canada
3rd Silver Bullet BBQ

Best Sauce
1st Silver Bullet BBQ
2nd Billy Bones
3rd Bibb's Bar-B-Q

Peoples Choice Best Ribs
- Billy Bones BBQ

Peoples Choice Best Chicken
- Silver Bullet BBQ

Peoples Choice Best Sauce
- Billy Bones BBQ


Are You The Missing Piece?
It is time to make that commitment. Are you interested in joining Rotary?
Are you The Missing Piece? For more information, look at  and here in Sydney, Nova Scotia, contact Membership Director Eveyln Schaller by email at
Watch the short video below to learn more. You really are The Missing Piece.
Sydney Ribfest 2015 Membertou Cheque Presentation
Sydney Sunrise Rotary and Sydney Rotary say Thank You to Membertou First Nation has "Master Ribber" Chief Terry Paul (right) presents cheque for $10,000.00 to Dr. Anne Francis D'Intino ,Hospice Cape Breton (left) and Sara Salter-Burke and Kevin Armstrong (middle) co chairs for the Sydney Ribfest 2015!! (Wednesday May 27th 2015)
Presidential Citation 2015
Offical Rib Cutting for Sydney Ribfest 2015
THE OFFICIAL "RIB CUTTING" KICK OFF TO SYDNEY RIBFEST 2015 THIS JULY 10TH; 11TH &12TH PRESENTED BY THE ROTARY CLUBS OF SYDNEY...(Pictured L-R  Dr. Ann Francis D"Intino, Hospice Cape Breton; Sara Salter Burke, Rib Fest Co chair; CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke; and CBRM Councilor Eldon MacDonald)  Monday April 27th 2015
Mid Winter Social Feb 21 2015
Members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club enjoying Mid Winter Social on Snow Shoes on the Mira River Feb.21st 2015
Sunrise Rotary New Members Feb 2015
Sunrise Rotary Club Welcomes Three New members...Club membership chair Evelyn Schaller & Rotary Sponsor DA Landry with Linda Crockett; Everett Reid  & Glen MacDonald Feb.12th 2015
President Cheryl Card Video Jan 2015
Sydney Sunrise Rotary - Présentation Française
Rotary Cheque presentation Nov.22/2014
Saturday Nov.22nd /2014
Wal-Mart  Sydney River
(President Cheryl Card with Major Kent Hepditch of the Salvation Army)
New members Nov 2014
SYDNEY SUNRISE ROTARY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS MICHELLE VOKEY AND BLAIR GALLOP Pictured with Club President Cheryl Card (left) and Sponsor Evelyn Schaller Nov.20th 2014
Rotaract Sign Up at C.B.U.
Members of the Sydney Rotary & Sydney Sunrise Rotary at C.B.U. for Rotaract Sign up September 18th/2014
Loaves and Fishes BBQ 2014
New Club Member Aurelle Landry
Rotary club of Sydney Sunrise Welcomes newest member Aurelle Landry of Sydney pictured with Bill Vokey (left) and Kevin Armstrong, Aurelle's sponsor  (right) Thursday May 1st/2014

Annual Whaler Boat Races

in support of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation


On Saturday, June 15th, the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary hosted the annual Whaler Boat Races at the Dobson Yacht Club in Westmount.


Ann Doyle Recives Special Rotary Award

Congratulation Ann Doyle

Sydney Sunrise Rotary congratulates Ann Doyle, of Coxheath, Ann receives a Special honor for her volunteer work with the club in the community and around the world, a true leader, only 100 people in the world receive this honor from Rotary International.
picture(L-R) Ann Doyle and District Governor Elva Heyge (Oct.6th 2016)  
Rotary Supports "Meals On Wheels"
The Community is the real Winner...Thanks to your support of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary
"Play Your Number Lotto" each week!
Over the past few months monies from our weekly lotto have gone to two great Charities "Meals On Wheels" programs, Kathleen Whalen from Meals On Wheels in Sydney Cheque presented by Rotarian D.A. Landry.
Ed Beaton from The Town House "Meals On Wheels program in Glace Bay with Rotarian Cheryl Card!
If you don't have a number yet, pick one up at any Pharmasave or Needs location in Sydney and Glace Bay also at Mullins and Albert Bridge Esso, get details search "Play Your Number Lotto" on Facebook!
Frank McKibbon Joins Sydney Sunrise Rotary

Frank McKibbon Joins Sydney Sunrise Rotary

Club President Evelyn Schaller welcomes New Member Frank McKibbon to the Sydney Sunrise Rotary, pictured with is sponsor John Malcom.
May 9th 2019
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Welcome to our Club!

Sydney-Sunrise Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Boston Pizza Restaurant
329 Prince Street
Sydney, NS B1P 5K6
District Site
Venue Map
P.O.B. 231
B1P 6H1
       Club # 31345
         District #7820
Club Executives & Directors
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Community Service Chair
Club Service Chair
International Chair
New Generations/ Youth Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Web Master
Rotary Foundation Chair
Executive Secretary
Play Your Number Lotto
Draws Every Tuesday!
June 2021
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Michelle Vokey
    June 4
  • Cheryl Card
    June 8
  • Carol Miller
    June 11
  • DA Landry
    June 26
  • Roger Burns
    July 10
  • Rex Dunn
    July 11
  • Charlie Cuff
    July 17
  • Evelyn Schaller
    July 18
  • Jason Doyle
    July 18
  • Ray MacNeil
    July 21
  • Mickey Freeman
    July 28
  • Terry Miller
    July 28
  • DA Landry
    Anne-Frances D'Intino
    June 4
  • Cheryl Card
    Gordon Card
    June 8
  • Terry Miller
    Mary Miller
    June 24
  • Charlie Cuff
    Elaine Cuff
    June 25
  • Michael Muise
    Linda Mann
    July 17
Join Date:
  • Marg Kingsbury
    June 15, 2017
    4 years
  • Charlie Cuff
    June 30, 2000
    21 years
  • Phil Thompson
    July 1, 2002
    19 years
  • Bill Lloy
    July 3, 2008
    13 years
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