Casino May 2023 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-04-28 06:00:00Z 0
Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-04-27 06:00:00Z 0
Tristan Uraqhat - Exchange Student 2023 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-04-27 06:00:00Z 0

Lobsterfest 2023

Lobsterfest 2023

Date and time

Sat, May 27, 2023 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM MDT


Sandman Signature Lodge Lethbridge 320 Scenic Dr S Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B4

Tickets:  Lethbridge Rotary Lobsterfest 2023

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Strategic Planning Meeting 22 Apr 2023

Strategic Planning Meeting
Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise
April 22, 2023,  11:00 am-3:00 pm
Bring your lunch and beverage
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Trevor Sakitck

Trevor Sakitck Presentation Apr 6, 2023
Alberta Healthy Living Program
Trevor Sakatch, BSc. Kinesiology, CSEP- Clinical Exercise Physiologist, CSEP- High Performance Specialist, EiMC Level II
Clinical Lead- South Zone Supervised Exercise Program
Alberta Healthy Living Program
    •    Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta
    •    Attended the University of Lethbridge and completed a BSc.     Kinesiology
    •    Attained a post-graduate certification in Exercise Physiology
    •    Currently working as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, registered under the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, within Alberta Healthy Living Program
    •    Areas of interest: exercise for people living with chronic conditions, Exercise as a form of medicine, high performance training for overhead athletes
    •    Hobbies: avid outdoorsperson, coaching/playing baseball, golfing, reading, spending time with family/friends/miniature schnauzer named Esme
Trevor Sakitck Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-04-18 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos 16 Apr 2023 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-04-18 06:00:00Z 0

Bev Thornton Receives Award

Bev Thornton Receives Award
, Bev Thornton was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal by Livingstone-Macleod MLA Roger Reid for “community leadership and contributions to sustainable economic development”.
Bev Thornton Receives Award Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-04-18 06:00:00Z 0

Tristan Urquhart outbound student 2023

Tristan Uraqhart receives his RYE  Red jacket from DG elect Kurt Kowalchuck at this weekends orientation.  Tristan parents Steve and Wendy were on hand to share in the moment.  Tristan is one of 9 students District 5360 is sending out. Destination Chile
Tristan Urquhart outbound student 2023 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-03-30 06:00:00Z 0

Dr. Mishka Singh 

Dr Mishka Singh
Practicing Medicine In Lethbridge and
A refugee Camp in Lesvos, Greece
Mishka Singh is a South African born family physician who enjoys working with a diverse range of patients within the population she serves.  She graduated in 2010 from the University of KwaZulu Natal, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in South Africa.  Whilst working in South Africa she worked in trauma, emergency medicine and obstetrics.  She moved to Canada in 2015 and has since completed all of her Canadian licencing exams as well as the exams of the College of Family Physicians Canada.  She currently serves a full panel of patients within the Lethbridge community.  She enjoys community service and just recently returned from a trip abroad volunteering with Kitrinos Healthcare at a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. Dr. Singh realises that technology is the way of the future which motivated her to complete a few short courses on Artificial Intelligence in Health Care through MIT and Harvard. She endeavours to continue to improve her skills in her field to continue to help the community she serves. 
Dr. Mishka Singh Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-03-30 06:00:00Z 0
The Three Amigos Marty Boogaart 2023-02-20 07:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos from Fort MacLeod Visited This Week! Marty Boogaart 2023-02-20 07:00:00Z 0

New Member Mary-Ann Isaac

Sunrise's Newest Member
 Mary-Ann Isaac
Welcomed by Sherry Davis (left) and Carolyn Clark (Right)
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Ian Randell Receives 2nd Paul Harris Award Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-02-14 07:00:00Z 0
Happy Valentine's Day 2023-02-14 07:00:00Z 0

Oats Project 2023

Sherry Davis, Assistant Governor Lethbridge Rotary
Don Robb, Lethbridge Sunrise
Mac Nochol, Executive Director, Lethbridge Food Bank
Andrew Bronson,  Lethbridge East
Bob Jones, Lethbridge East
Loralee Burton,  Lethbridge Rotary 
Oats Project 2023 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-02-04 07:00:00Z 0

Steve Leavitt and Hannah Dupuis 2 Feb 2023

District Governor, Steve Leavitt
promotes the
District Convention and 3K Run Event
Hannah Dupuis presents the history and Overview of the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization
Steve Leavitt and Hannah Dupuis 2 Feb 2023 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-02-04 07:00:00Z 0
President Don receives Paul Harris Award Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2023-02-04 07:00:00Z 0
College Dinner Event Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2022-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
Wayne Lindwall Ag Scholarship Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2022-12-16 07:00:00Z 0

Child Advocacy Centre

Child Advocacy Centre Lethbridge

A special visit and tour has been arranged during this week’s Thursday meeting, 7-8 am on Thursday October 20.  

Instead of meeting at the LSCO,  go to the Chinook Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, 712 4th Avenue South.  Doors will open at 645 am.  

It’s a “bring your own coffee” day,  and it is suggested that those interested in having breakfast together to make their own arrangements for after the meeting.

There will be no zoom meeting this week.  There will be a short presentation before the tour, to be confirmed. 
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Welcome Home Los Amigos 2022 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2022-05-15 06:00:00Z 0
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Los Amigos Driver Application

Los Amigos Driver Application
The trip this year will be leaving Lethbridge at 7:00 AM on Sunday, February 20th, returning to Lethbridge Saturday, March 5th around midnight.  We ask that if you are interested in applying for a drivers position this year, please complete the attached application and return it by email to BEFORE Friday, November 26. The Admin Team will be making selections over the weekend. Successful candidates will be notified on Monday Nov 29th.
Following current travel laws, all drivers must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of out of country travel insurance covering the dates of our trip.
You will note that there is no ambassadors application attached, since this year, the Admin Team has decided not to offer space to Ambassadors. Costs of Fuel, accommodation and flights have increased substantially.
Please feel free to share this application with any other members of your Rotary Club that may be interested. As you are aware, only members of Rotary are eligible to drive.
Los Amigos Driver Application Douglas THORNTON 2021-11-06 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Progress Report

Los Amigos Project Update
I want to reach out to give you information on the current state of our project. It will come as no surprise to anyone, due to travel restrictions, we will not be sending our units before the end of 2021. The Admin Team has met and we have begun to make preparations to leave Lethbridge for Mazatlan on Sunday, February 20, 2022. We will be returning home on Saturday, March 5th. All planning and travel arrangements will be re examined on or before December 20, 2021 and may be cancelled at that time.
There have been some changes to previous trips that are motivated to protect the safety of our drivers.  We will require 14 drivers and two administrators for this trip.
1.       All participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid 19, and be prepared to wear N95 masks in public areas that exhibit high chances for
          transmission of the virus.
2.       We will be unable to accommodate Ambassadors for this trip.
3.       All drivers must possess out of country travel insurance that provides coverage for Covid 19 infections, including the cost of quarantine or return
          transportation if necessary.
Driver applications will be available in the next few days. As before, drivers must be Rotarians, members of Clubs that have contributed to funding of Los Amigos or have provided vehicles.
We have found that our budget, prepared over two years ago, may have to be adjusted to account for realities in fuel costs, travel and accommodations from then to now. We will keep you advised as plans take shape.
Thank you for your interest and commitment to our Los Amigos Project.
Doug Thornton, Co-Chair
Los Amigos Admin Team
Los Amigos Progress Report Doug Thornton 2021-09-09 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Meets 12 Dec 2020

Los Amigos Project Advisory Committee --- Zooms ahead!
The Los Amigos Project Advisory Committee gathered virtually on December 12, 2020 to share updates on the Project!
Stehr is a Star!
Annie Stehr, University of Lethbridge, and Lethbridge Rotaract-er has spent many hours building the website! 
A huge THANK YOU goes to Annie for her knowledge, commitment, attention to detail and patience in sorting through 10 years of records and photos and creating order out of all the ideas and information. 
The Project is excited to have a place to celebrate 10 years of international achievement, tell the story of the project, thank partners and sponsors and archive the participants and photos from each year of the project since 2010 .
Please visit and have a look! It is still in construction, and the Admin Team welcomes comments. If you have ideas or information to add, please contact
President Gwen attended the meeting and thanked the Project for all the great work, with special thanks to Annie for all her work to create the website.
Los Amigos Project Admin Team (RC Lethbridge Sunrise):
Doug Thornton and Henry VanHierden, Co-chairs
Karl Samuels. Daryn Wenaas, Berga Moen
Los Amigos Project Advisory Committee
Randy Smith (RC Airdrie); Richard Gette (RC Brooks); John Fortunka (RC Calgary Fish Creek};
Michael Henderson (RC Cardston); Robert Karchmarski (RC Kindersley); Jim Crawford (RC Olds); 
Dick Burnham (RC Pincher Creek); Jim Campbell (RC Lethbridge Sunrise); Greg Tiffin (RC Lethbridge Sunrise);
Lee Koran (RC Lethbridge Sunrise); KrJack Yaeck (RC Lethbridge); Wayne Stewart (RC Lethbridge).
Los Amigos Meets 12 Dec 2020 Bev Thornton 2020-12-13 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Relocate

On Saturday morning, five amigos and one amiga transferred Los Amigos Project equipment (gurneys,  SCBA tanks and backpacks, masks, radios, wheelchair and assorted parts) from current storage unit to the one next door.  RYPEN and Dragonboat items  were moved to another club storage unit.  A BIG THANK YOU TO
Greg Tiffin
Lee Koran
Doug Thornton
Henry Van Hierden
Jim Campbell
Bev Thornton
Los Amigos Relocate Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-09-20 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Donation

Brian Cornforth, a former member of the Lethbridge Fire Department, played an integral part in the Los Amigos Project in the past.  He continues to provide fire equipment to the project.  Recently, Brian arranged for a donation of the following items: 
  • 48 ABCA cylinders
  • 21 SCB backpacks
  • 48 Face Masks.
Thank you, Brian!
Los Amigos Donation Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-07-26 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Brooks donation to Los Amigos Project Gregory Tiffin 2020-07-13 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Departure 2019-10-28 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Send off 2019-09-30 06:00:00Z 0
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Los Amigos update

Karl and Jim do a presentation to the City of Lethbridge on behalf of Los Amigos.
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Adios Amigos

Posted by Richard Tamkin
Upon return there was one free day for both the drivers and ambassadors to relax.
The following evening there was held in Mazatlan a big banquet of thanks. Again, more wonderful Mexican hospitality.
Next day, sadly, all Albertans had to fly back ready to face our winter.
Adios Amigos Richard Tamkin 2018-11-24 07:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Musical Instruments 2018-07-03 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Musical Instruments 2018-07-03 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos in Olds

Karl's Presentation to Olds Rotary Club
Wayne's presentation of the training program to Olds Rotary Club
Rotary Club of Olds, April 5, 2018
Officials from City of Olds, County of Mountain View & Rotarians at fire truck presentation.
Karl receiving the fire truck keys from Justin Andrews, Olds Fire Chief.
Cheque presentation from Rotary Club of Olds in support of Los Amigos Project.
Los Amigos in Olds 2018-04-08 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos News

A big thank you to Pincher Creek as
Karl accepts an ambulance for Los Amigos.
Los Amigos News 2018-03-26 06:00:00Z 0

2017 Los Amigos Vehicle Deliveries

Posted by Richard Tamkin

Upon finishing the drive down From Lethbridge to Mazatlan, all of the vehicles were parked overnight in the parking lot of the playground named after Allan Kuechle from Grand Prairie Rotary Club, who started the vehicle convoys 15 years ago.

This newsletter reports on four of the vehicle deliveries. The remaining deliveries will be presented in the next Los Amigos newsletter.

The first week (which is the driving) was the responsibility of Alberta Rotarians and the Los Amigos project. The Rotarians from Mexico responsibility for the second week. After parking the vehicles, the drivers and ambassadors were taken to their hotel.

Next day, all Canadian representatives were returned to the park to attend the ceremonial handover of the vehicles' keys to Rotarians from each recipient town. Each town was represented by Rotarians, municipal officials, spouses, et al. Speeches were made with translators on hand. Following the ceremony, the vehicles were driven off to their new homes.

In order to formally deliver each vehicle, the drivers and ambassadors were divided into two groups. One group went north, the other went south.


The north group consisted of the firefighters and trainers who drove “their” ambulance to Culiacán. The training team had the opportunity to make this presentation. It was especially touching for the three firefighters from Lethbridge (the Trainers) who had actually driven the ambulance many times while on duty. This handover is covered in the preceding article.





The following day (week 2 day 2), the drivers and ambassadors boarded a bus and for a seven hour ride to Guadalajara via the fast toll road. They spent that night in a hill-top hotel.


Next day (week 2 day 3) the Pincher Creek ambulance was presented to the Rotary Club of Zacoalco de Torres and handed to the community of Acatlan (population 10,000). It is geographically remote with a lot of surrounding agriculture. In the past it has taken an ambulance one hour one way to respond to an emergency in Acatlan, then another hour to return to the hospital in Zacoalco. A bit of good news is that patients are stabilized at a medical clinic in Acatlan while waiting for transportation. There are 4 stabilization beds for adults, 2 for children, and a bassinet for one newborn.


The Fish Creek handibus was presented to the Rotary Club of Colima and handed to a school for disabled children in the community of Coquimatlan (one hour from Manzanillo). The school has waited three years for this; it was a 'dream come true.' There are 30 children registered and teachers have very little to work with. This handibus will enable children to go on field trips, reduce their isolation, and most importantly, get them to and from school. Many parents struggle in getting their children to school, especially during inclement weather when pushing a wheelchair in the mud is not that easy! After the official ceremony, the Mayor of Coquimatlan drove the children home using the donated handibus. It was a very celebratory yet poignant moment in time. The next article in this newsletter, written by John Fortunka of the Rotary Club Calgary Fish Creek, is a heart-warming story about this delivery.


Next day (week 2 day 4), the Cardston handibus was donated to Tlaquepaque which is on the outskirts of Guadalajara. It was donated in memory of Michael Henderson's mother, Beverley Henderson. The handibus was already booked solid for the next few days. It will be used in transporting the elderly and disabled to and from doctor appointments.


The following day (week 2 day 5) the whole group was bused back to Mazatlan.

Next morning (week 2 day 6) was the formal opening of the “proper” school to replace the “pallet school,” as mentioned in the previous newsletter. In the evening all attended the formal farewell dinner hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Mazatlan.

Next afternoon (week 2 day 7) everyone boarded a direct flight back to Calgary and home.

2017 Los Amigos Vehicle Deliveries Richard Tamkin 2018-03-10 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Handbus Delivery

Posted by John Fortunka

Coquimatlan Municipality School - Monday October 23, 2017

A happy band of Rotarians and Ambassadors were eagerly greeted and welcomed by local Rotarians and staff of the Coquimatlan Municipal School . The children were in their classrooms and were excited about our visit and the anticipation of what was going to happen. The kids who attend the school have varying disabilities and are aged from around four years old to young adults. School is important to these children and adults and getting to the school from their community is not easy for them.

I want to introduce you to Mercedes, one of the younger pupils in the classroom we were invited into. This is what she had to say about her School: 

Translation: "I am Mercedes – Mechita to my friends, I am a talkative person, always wanting to be informed of everything, so I always ask questions. I insist that I come to my school from my community because I am so happy there."






The initial welcome quickly progressed to the official handover of the handibus to the school. The President of the Community was there to officially receive the keys to the vehicle and many parents and members of the local Rotary Club were also present. The school children, young adults and staff were part of the audience for the official handover. Many speeches and photos!

The President had a great idea,‘’Let's load up the handibus with some of the school pupils for a photo-shoot!’" The tailgate elevator was lowered and pupils in wheelchairs were loaded on-board. Other students climbed up the bus steps to take a seat inside. There was a look on the faces of the students that was amazing. Their eyes sparkled with pride for their new acquisition. Tears and smiles spread infectiously among the kids and adults alike. It was a special moment which touched the hearts of everyone. My Rotary Moment!

A final surprise was to follow. The President decided that as the bus was now filled he would drive those kids on board home. So off they went!


The handibus was now in Service to provide transport for these Very Special Kids to attend their Very Special School and other trips out to enrich their lives.


John Fortunka
Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek

Los Amigos Handbus Delivery John Fortunka 2018-03-10 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos recent travels

Here are some photos of recent trips for Los Amigos
Los Amigos visiting Fort Macleod Club
Los Amigos visiting the Okotoks Club
Los Amigos recent travels 2018-03-02 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos News

Received a Fire Truck on December 16, 2017 From Airdrie.
Los Amigos News 2017-12-17 07:00:00Z 0

TheSixth Los Amigos Convoy is on the Road

Posted by Richard Tamkin
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On Thursday, October 12th. another convoy headed off to Mazatlan, Mexico, thanks to the generosity of many municipalities in Southern Alberta who donated retired vehicles to this project. All these retired vehicles will have a second life working in the towns and villages of western Mexico.
This convoy consists of:
  • 3 Handibuses from the City of Lethbridge obtained by RC Lethbridge Sunrise.
  • 1 Handibus from the Town of Cardston with delivery sponsored by the Henderson family of Cardston in memory of Bev Henderson.
  • 1 Ambulance from the City of Calgary obtained by RC Calgary Fish Creek.
  • 1 Ambulance from the Town of Pincher Creek obtained by RC Pincher Creek.
  • 1 Ambulance from the City of Lethbridge obtained by RC Lethbridge Sunrise.
All of these vehicles were loaded with stretchers, back boards, turnout gear, cutters, and other useful equipment that the Mexican villages can not afford to buy. Rotarians in Mazatlan have selected the towns and villages that will receive these donated vehicles after sifting through many, many applications. The task of making these selections is left entirely to the Rotarians in Mazatlan, since they speak Spanish, know the localities and can best assess the needs.
The training programme has been expanded yet again. This time senior experienced Mexican EMS personnel will be trained to become trainers in their own locale. Alberta training manuals have been translated into Spanish for this task.
Two representatives from the truly wonderful Rotaract Club at the University of Lethbridge will be flying down to attend the formal opening of a primary school, for which they financed the construction. Instead of a rickety “school” built of shipping pallets and tarpaulins there is now a solid masonry school with a concrete roof, which is also designed as a hurricane shelter for the local community. The Rotaract Club should be very proud of themselves.
TheSixth Los Amigos Convoy is on the Road Richard Tamkin 2017-10-22 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos 2017 Project

Los Amigos departed right after the meeting on October 12, 2017. Wishing them all a safe journey. Can't wait for updates.
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Los Amigos Vehicle Cleaning 2017-09-18 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Media Lunch 2017-09-04 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Pot Luck Barbecue 2017-08-20 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Training Program

Posted by Richard Tamkin
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In general Mexican firefighters receive little or no training. All Mexican firefighters are volunteers (except the one local boss in each municipality) who sort of, kind of, learn on the job. They have limited insurance coverage and very few, if any, benefits. They are courageous people and greatly respected in their locality for this.
Once again Lynn Brasnett (Past President of Pincher Creek Rotary and a Captain in Pincher Creek Fire Dept.), Chris Tomaras (Senior firefighter in the Lethbridge Fire Dept.) and Chris Carney (Captain in the Lethbridge Fire Dept.) have volunteered their time to assist in this training. Without this donation of their time this training would not take place at all. All the expenses of this training have been underwritten by the Rotary Club of Lethbridge.
For October 2017 the focus of the training courses for Mexican firefighters has been changed. The intent this October is to “train the trainers” so that training may continue throughout the year.  Prior to our arrival in Mazatlan, 6 senior firefighters will have been selected to attend a pre instruction class. At this class they will be given a 2 day seminar in the proper presentation of course material. After those 2 days these 6 senior individuals will then lead the instruction of “regular” firefighters with our Albertan trainers serving as supervisors. This training course will be held at the University of Sinaloa in Mazatlan.
We hope that these changes will enable training to continue throughout the year in the three states we serve..
Throughout this past year the Albertan training team has assembled a large amount of equipment which will be given out during the training sessions. Delivery will be assisted by the Los Amigos team.
Los Amigos Training Program Richard Tamkin 2017-05-31 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos thanks Alberta's Community Initiatives Program 2017-05-17 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos thanks Davis GMC

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Los Amigos says thank you t0 Davis GMC for their outstanding support of the project.
L=>R: Karl Samuels, Jeff Chalack, Amir Mustedanagic, Brian Lindsay, Jim Campbell
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City Donates 6 Decommissioned Vehicles to Los Amigos

On behalf of the City of Lethbridge, mayor Chris Spearman formally donates six decommissioned vehicles to the Los Amigos project. Los Amigos project director, Karl Samuels, presents Mayor Spearman with a certificate of recognition in the photo below.
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Where are the Los Amigos now? (aka Car 54 Where Are You?) 2016-04-23 06:00:00Z 0

Adios Los Amigos!

Posted on Apr 21, 2016
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Thursday 21 April 2016 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am at Streatside Eatery
Join Rotarians and friends as they bid the Los Amigos convoy farewell. They will head out on a seven-day, 3800 km trip to Mazatlan Mexico. The convoy includes sixteen drivers and eight vehicles - 2 ambulances, 2 fire trucks, and 4 handibuses. Learn more about the 6th year of Los Amigos operations. Meet members of the driving, training, and ambassador team.
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Lethbridge Corporations Helping Los Amigos

The Communications Group Lethbridge Ltd. has again generously loaned us the free use of 8 radio handsets which will enable each vehicle to communicate with all others in the convoy.  Each set will need to be recharged overnight.  The unfortunate truth is that not all drivers keep their handset turned on which leads to missed instructions.  This type of error is the cause of much bantering at supper time.  Drivers are not allowed to forget these errors.
Al Green, the locksmith, kindly checked out each lock and where necessary either made new keys or reworked the faulty existing keys so now we have two keys for each ignition and each door for all of the 8 vehicles.
Robert Lloyd of Impact Signs came out over a weekend to apply all the decals on the 8 vehicles so that everyone can easily see that this a Canadian and Mexican joint project.
Canadian Tire regularly donates rigid coolers, tool sets and road safety kits to the convoy.  All these items are then donated in Mexico.  Canadian Tire has donated rigid coolers, tool kits and roadside safety set for the convoys use and for onward donation in Mexico.
The Fire truck arrived and the goodies were loaded on.
The simple fact is that without the support of many businesses, the Los Amigos convoys would not depart Lethbridge and so ordinary Mexicans would needlessly suffer.

Lethbridge Corporations Helping Los Amigos 2016-04-19 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos - Media Friends Fiesta

Posted on Apr 12, 2016
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Tuesday 12 April 2016 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at College Ford Lincoln
Short Program at 12:15
A light lunch will be served.
Los Amigos are taking eight vehicles to Mexico this year. Join us for lunch and you can see the units all shined up and ready to go! Join Rotarians for a fun and information-packed taco lunch. Learn more about the 6th year of operation for Los Amigos. Meet members of the driving, training, and ambassador team.
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Los Amigos - Vehicle Spring Cleaning

Posted on Apr 09, 2016
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Saturday 9 April 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at College Ford Lincoln
Los Amigos are taking eight vehicles to Mexico this year:
  • 2 ambulances
  • 2 fire trucks
  • 4 handibuses
Join the team as they get the vehicles all shined up and ready to go! Meet members of the travel team and organizers.
Los Amigos - Vehicle Spring Cleaning 2016-04-09 06:00:00Z 0

Six Years of Los Amigos

Posted on Mar 15, 2016
Year Drivers # Vehicles Types
2011 6 3 3 School Buses
2012 10 4
2 Fire Trucks & 2 Ambulances
2013 10 4
2 Ambulances & 2 Handibuses
2014 14 6
5 Ambulances & 1 Handibus
2015 10 4
2 Fire Trucks & 2 Ambulances
2016 16 8
2 Fire Trucks, 2 Ambulances, & 4 Handibuses
Totals 66 29  
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Los Amigos Keeps Growing

Posted on Mar 15, 2016
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Los Amigos keeps growing because it has so many helpful friends. This newsletter is an attempt to keep all of our valuable friends up-to-date with what is happening    Not only are the convoys growing bigger but new projects have spun off due to contacts made within Los Amigos.  The formal training of "bomberos" and the construction of a pallet school are two such projects - read more later.
Los Amigos Keeps Growing RT 2016-03-15 06:00:00Z 0

Last week's speakers - Los Amigos

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Last week's speakers were Jim Campbell and Wayne Stewart.
Jim spoke of the first five years of Los Amigos; Wayne spoke of the first year of the emergency service training.
The Los Amigos project is now a well known project in the Rotary 5360 district.
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Los Amigos group departs, April 19 Inga Jesswein 2015-04-19 00:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos delayed departure

Posted by Jim Campbell on Apr 11, 2015


Dear Los Amigos Supporters,
At 3:00 pm Friday afternoon I received an urgent message from Jose Sanchez Reynoso (Pepesan), our primary contact and representative in Mexico for the Los Amigos Project.  He informed me that the paperwork for the four vehicles we plan to donate to Mexican communities, was not finalized.  Although we completed and sent all documentation, (consistent with the process followed in the previous four years) in early February, the Mexican government was now indicated that the paperwork regarding ownership of the vehicles is not acceptable.  Late last night we re-submitted the paperwork and are waiting for clearance to proceed.  We do not expect any resolution on this until Monday morning or later.
I have consulted our project leadership team and Sunrise club president to chart a course of action.  We have decided that we must delay departure and not leave on Sunday morning, as planned.  I realize this creates stress and upheaval for many of you.  We are hopeful that clearance from Mexico will be obtained next week and allow us to head south.  Even with a latest departure date of Saturday April 18th it would remain our intention to return on the flight departing April 26 from Mazatlán.  If the paperwork has not cleared by Friday April 17th we will cancel the trip for this year.
The training team will proceed as scheduled as their participation is not dependent on the vehicles.
If you are part of the driver team please let me know if you will be available to drive at short notice, this coming week.
I will keep you updated as information becomes available.
Jim Campbell, Project Coordinator


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Los Amigos events, April 7 Judi Reed 2015-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
RC Urban Spirits supports Los Amigos Inga Jesswein 2015-01-25 00:00:00Z 0

RC Lethbridge East supports Los Amigos

Posted by Inga Jesswein on Dec 06, 2014

Bob Jones from RC Lethbridge East
presents a cheque for $5000
to Jim Campbell
in support of Los Amigos
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Jim Campbell receives plaque for Los Amigos Project Inga Jesswein 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0

¡Trabajo Bueno Los Amigos!

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

¡Trabajo Bueno Los Amigos!

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RC Fort Macleod donation to Los Amigos project

Posted by Inga Jesswein
Henry van Hierden of RC Fort Macleod presents $1500 cheque to Sunrise President Marty Boogaart and President-Elect Greg Tiffin in support of Los Amigos Project
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Urban Spirits presents cheque for Los Amigos project Inga Jesswein 2013-12-28 00:00:00Z 0
The Three Amigos Blog! Marty Boogaart 2011-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Our Three Amigos leave on March 12th Marty Boogaart 2011-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
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Los Amigos on CBC Radio

Posted by Carol Kundrik
On Wednesday of this  past week, Jim was interviewed by Holly Preston, host of the CBC radio program Alberta @ Noon.  If you want to hear the interview, you can go to the link below.  On this link go to the media file beneath Wednesday July 18, 2012 and you will be able to hear the interview
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