Welcome to the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise




Making a difference in our backyards.

Community Service projects are local initiatives, activities, and events that Whitby Sunrise Rotarians engage in to enhance the lives of those around us. Together we're making a difference in our community!



Enriching the lives of young adults.

Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community, international service projects and exchange programs.



Changing lives around the world.

With International Service The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise is helping others in communities around the world. Through our international projects in the Dominican Republic, Laos and Thailand we are changing lives!



Passion, integrity, and intelligence.

With Vocational Service Rotarians• use their professional skills to serve the local and global community, practicing their professions with integrity, and inspiring others to behave ethically through their own words and actions. 



Our Motto: Service Above Self



Our Structure

Rotary is made up of three parts: Our clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation. Together, we work to make lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Learn more about our structure.



Community Information

What's going on in our backyard.


In Honour of World AIDS Week, the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise is hosting a "Slice of Life" event at the Abilities Centre on the evening of Wed. November 29th, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The evening will include:  progressive roundtable discussions, attendees from all areas of the HIV/AIDS Community, networking, and complimentary light food. Proceeds will support the Durham AIDS Holiday Hamper Program. Please bring a high protein non-perishable food item for the drop box. Donations gratefully accepted at the door.


Whitby Santa Claus Parade, Dec. 02, 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This annual event in Whitby attracts approximately 20,000 people. Folks of all ages line Brock Street each year to watch the marching bands, dance groups, floats, clowns and musical entertainment and to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer! Keep an eye out for the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise's Grinch themed float. We'll be handing out candy canes!


Holly Jolly Jubilee, Dec. 9th, 2017, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Come out to WindReach Farm for their Holly Jolly Jubilee. Activities are indoor, outdoor, and accessible – everyone can attend no matter what the weather! Attendees will enjoy a Christmas Market which includes a variety of vendors and artisans, visit and photo with Santa, visit with farm animals, creative crafts for all ages, volunteer-led pony rides, and wagon rides! Admission is $20 per vehicle.


The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise’s much-anticipated annual food tasting event "Savour the Flavour" showcases 12 of the best local restaurants all under one roof and raises funds for our community. Enjoy dinner with Rotarians and business leaders while sampling feature foods and socializing in the beautiful setting of Deer Creek Golf & Country Club, 2700 Audley Road, N, Ajax, Ontario. On Thursday, February 1st, 2018 guests will enjoy Live & Silent Auction, Exciting Monte Carlo Entertainment and much more!


The 7th Annual Whitby Ribfest is July 6-8th 2018. Each year Whitby Ribfest welcomes thousands of guests who enjoy a great line up of awesome entertainment, the best savoury ribs, a full midway experience, shopping at the many marketplace vendors, and a cold beverage on a hot summer weekend!


The Free Reading Program is a reading program that provides an effective literacy program for children that has a social media twist that helps the sponsor too. They partner with organizations looking to improve literacy in their community or around the world.