Young-Leader-Pic-1Win your way to Winnipeg.

Friday and Saturday, Sept 30 – Oct. 1 is a two day youth leadership forum in Winnipeg.  It’s part of the Rotary International Zone 24 & 32 Zone Institute.

You can be there – free.

Rotary International District 5370 is teaming up with local Rotary Clubs to send up to ten youth to this event.  Will it be you?   It’s easy to apply. We’re looking for young people who have already displayed leadership skills at school,  secondary schooling,  or in the community.  This is an event that could change your life in  a very positive way –  and you can be there – free.

Nicole and Mignon

Nicole & Mignon. Brandon, Manitoba

Left:   Nicole and Mignon are going into grade 12 this fall at Vincent Massey High School in Brandon, Manitoba.  They are both active on their student council and in their community.  They registered to attend the event in Winnipeg to learn,  to have some fun, to challenge themselves and to grow.   Join them in Winnipeg!

Please review these details,  then submit your entry before August 31, 2016.

Youth Event Details.

Rotary is non-political, non-religious.  What is Rotary?

What is a “Rotary Zone”? A Zone Institute?

To apply:  Prior to midnight August 31, 2016 please  email a “bio”.   Tell us a bit about yourself. Tell us why you think you should attend this event and how you will use what you learn in Winnipeg.  Include any current or previous experiences that you feel have already added to your leadership skills.  The bio should be in Word or PDF format.  Consider it like applying for a job.  We want to take your notes and choose 10 deserving young people who we feel are “future leaders”.  These 10 people will be off to Winnipeg.    You do not require Rotary experiences to enter although that is an asset.   Keep in mind space is limited.  The sooner you apply the better.

If you reside in northwest Alberta send your entry to Kevin at

If you reside anywhere else in District 5370 (northern half of Alberta,  NE Sask., NE BC, NWT) send your entry to Tamara Larson, Youth Services Chair at

Who can apply:  Any youth aged 17 – 30 residing permanently in District 5370 .  Note, if you are from outside this area,  there may be a local Rotary club in your area who could assist.  Please contact them or see the contacts below for assistance.

What we will provide:   We will cover your costs for air fare from Grande Prairie or Edmonton airport, registration fees and accommodation.  Expect to cover your own incidental costs.  Meals are included at the event.  If a candidate is chose from a distance from the 2 above centres we can accommodate costs for transportation.

Other notes:  If a minor we will need to co-ordinate with your parent(s) or guardians.

Contact for further information:
For NW Alberta:   (Grande Prairie, Peace River,  Fairview, etc)
Kevin Hilgers
Rotary International District 5370 Governor 2012/13
780-518-5672 or Facebook

For outside NW Alberta within District 5370:
Tamara Larson, Youth Services Chair at

District 5370 has clubs in Fort Nelson to North Battleford,  Wetaskiwin to Yellowknife, and points in between.