World Peace Partners (“WPP”)
Rotary International District 5550 inc. World Peace Partners (“WPP”) inspires, promotes and facilitates in collaboration with other organizations locally, regionally and globally grassroots understanding, goodwill, peace and compassionate actions through education, example and service above self. District 5550 is an evolving international centre for peace building human rights and compassionate action.
A key youth project organized by WPP is the annual Rotary Adventures in Human
Rights program (RAHR), held in collaboration with the Canadian Museum for Human
Rights (CMHR).
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Ribfest is an annual family friendly free admission event held at the Forks festival ground with the goal of raising funds for youth projects in Winnipeg. The festival attracts the best ribbers from across Canada serving delicious BBQ ribs and chicken. Other treats include corn bread, ice cream, churros, hot dog, 50/50 contest, raffle prizes, kid zone, etc. Several local music bands also perform live at the event. See for more information regarding Ribfest.


Currently in it’s fourth edition, Ribfest is held every last weekend of August. Next edition would be August 23 – 25, 2019. Below are some key Ribfest 2018, August 24 – 26, summary by the numbers:

  •          14,000 people attended over 3 days and Sunday was the busiest day
  •          3 Ribbers, 4 food trucks, 2 large tents,  1 stage , 80 tables, 550 chairs
  •          120 volunteers, filling 1,260 volunteer hours
  •          39 Sponsors/donors - CBC Manitoba our Gold Sponsor
  •          14 Manitoba bands for  music during the three days
  •          177 bicyclists used the bike corral
  •          23 yards of cardboard and beverage containers diverted to recycling
  •          2,250 beer cans collected and recycled
  •          20 yards of food waste and compostable food containers diverted to the Forks compost site
  •          475 gallons of cooking grease collected for recycling
  •          16,764 people reached through Facebook
  •          615 ATM transactions for approximately $43,000
  •          3 days without rain!!!
  •          Great participation from youth  as volunteers

MUNA - Model United Nations Assembly
MUNA was founded in April, 1957 to expose youths to the world of international politics, through participation in a simulated United Nations Assembly. This annual event was held in 2018 from May 3 - 6th at the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), 2316 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The 2019 edition will be held May 9 - May 12, 2019 also at CMU. Further details of current and upcoming events can be found on the website at
Some MUNA student representatives at the 2018 edition with some Rotary swag
Cross section of MUNA students voting on a UN resolution at the 2018 edition
Students presenting  for their represented country (North Korea!) during MUNA 2018 session

Rotary Career Symposium

Started in 1997, the Career Symposium was created to expose students to a variety of occupations, educational institutions and employers.  The two day event, is attended by 14,000 students, teachers and parents. Students can visit the Career Café and over 200 exhibits; and choose from 35 speakers sessions. 

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Rotary Leadership Circle

The Rotary Leadership Circle (RLC) program, established in 1996, is a youth leadership development and summer work project for 165 youth ages 10 – 14 years of age. During a six-week period in the summer, youth leaders become positively engaged within their neighbourhood by taking on leadership and volunteer roles. Youth Leaders who complete 60 hours of service can earn $200 towards a supervised shopping trip before the start of school.

For more information call 204.982.4946 or email


Ripple Effect Education Program in Guatemala


Our Club has supported various schools within Guatemala over the past decade providing basic science equipment for several schools.


South Sudan Education Initiative


For the past seven years, the Rotary Club of Winnipeg has provided ongoing funding support for a number of students from South Sudan to attend school in Kenya. Each terms our Club provides financial support for the students to pay for their school admission fees and other school related costs  including school supplies.

The Rotary Club of Winnipeg has been working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Eldoret-Uasin Gishu, District 9212 in Kenya since 2016 to ensure that these students needs are being met so that they can complete their elementary and secondary school education.



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