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Who We Are

The Rotaract Club of North Bay-Nipissing is a group of young professionals aged 18-40 who want to give back to their local community. Our club has been in existence since March 2009 and in the last 11 years has changed and adapted to the needs of our community and the changing interests of our members.

So you ask what does that even mean?

Basically, when you join our club you have the ability to share fundraising ideas, volunteer opportunities and think about how we can all get together outside of our regular meetings. However, we should mention our regular meetings are also fun! We meet at Gateway City Brewery, our meetings are roughly one hour, and if you want to stay and hangout after, there are normally a couple of people willing to join you.  

Our Impact 

Since inception we have supported a number of local organizations through our fundraising events, and our individual volunteering efforts.


We have raised and donated over $300,000 to our community and volunteered in project and events throughout our city. For a more detailed breakdown of our current and past projects visit our projects page.


  • Up the Creek Without a PADDLE, raising over $250,000 to-date 

  • Poutine, Pints and Plaid, raising over $32,000 to-date

  • Paint nights, raising roughly $1000 to-date

  • Lightly Loved Literature Sale, raising roughly $1,000 in total (no longer running)

  • A number of galas, raising roughly $7,000 in total (no longer running)


Volunteer activities: 

  • Day of Giving

  • Gathering Place 

  • Ushering at the Capitol Centre

  • Rotary 4 Kids - Longest Morning

  • Sponsoring a family in need during the Holidays

  • Relay 4 Life 

  • Clean, Green, Beautiful North Bay 

International activities: 

In ​August 2016, we were the first Rotaract Club in District 7010 to sign an International Twin Club agreement. We have also sent school supplies to Costa Rica.

Our Executive 

2022-2023 Club Executive 

President - Valerie Edmunds

Vice President/ Past President - Emily Ryan

Treasurer - Andrea Silveri

Secretary - Alex McDermid

2022-2023 Club Coordinators 

Membership Coordinator - Eph Petrescue

Up the Creek Without a Paddle Coordinators - TBD

Poutine, Pints & Plaid Coordinators - Valerie Edmunds and Jay Mater

Fill the Crib - Alex McDermid

How To Join?

Now that you've learned about us it is understandable you want to be apart of the fun! Visit our Join Rotaract page to learn about the ins and outs of joining - don't worry it's pretty easy to join. We are still meeting virtually during COVID-19. 


How could a club so cool have by-laws? Well we do believe in some form of structure, and as part of the Rotary family we have to be accountable for the work we do. Click here to download our by-laws. 

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