Column: The Rotary District Conference comes to Cochrane

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There are just over three weeks until the Rotary District 5360 Conference comes to Cochrane. On Saturday May 14, our city will be hosting a number of amazing speakers and the theme is “Supporting the Environment.

There are just over three weeks until the Rotary District 5360 Conference comes to Cochrane. On Saturday, May 14, our city will host a number of amazing speakers and the theme is “Supporting the Environment”.

The conference will take place at the Alliance Church and we hope that over 250 Rotarians, Rotaracts, Interactors and guests will attend this exciting event. We have a number of amazing presenters and I would like to introduce you to one of our amazing local speakers, Jade Janzen from Cochrane.

Growing up in an environmentally conscious household and spending time outdoors as often as possible, it was obvious early on that Jade would always be environmentally conscious. Jade Janzen founded Lives With Less Plastic in 2018 when she was in 7th grade. Now in Grade 11, she continues to be passionate about bringing positive change to her community. Jade enjoys educating young students on ways they can be more environmentally aware. Jade lives and plays on Treaty 7 land with her parents and younger sister. In her spare time, she can be found doing her homework, playing ringette, soccer, or basketball, or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, hiking, or biking. of Mountain. When she graduates next year, she plans to pursue studies in environmental science, followed by medical school to study the effects of microplastics on the human body.

Jade’s subject is When a school project turns into a passion. What started as a call for Cochrane City Council to ban single-use plastic bags and straws has turned into a mission to educate community members about the impact of their consumption on the environment. and empower them to take simple steps to reduce their consumption and the environment. footprint for a sustainable future.

I would like to thank our sponsors including Spray Lake Sawmills, Mountain View Optometry, Raymond James, Mackay’s Ice Cream, Cochrane Toyota, Rockies Rentals, Canadian Rockies Experience, Bolder Menswear and the Rotary Clubs of Cochrane, Canmore, Calgary, Calgary Fish Creek , Calgary North, Calgary West and Lethbridge East.

Everyone is welcome – Rotarians and non-Rotarians – to participate in this conference. Meet Rotarians from Southern Alberta and learn how we can all make a difference in our community. If you would like to attend this conference, register at discon5360.ca

We only have one Earth. Only by working together can we ensure a sustainable future for everyone on this planet.

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