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Quinte Sunrise

Helping our community for over 30 years!

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Birdy's Casual Fine Dining
449 Dundas Street W
Belleville, ON  K8P 1B6
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A big shout-out to our everyone who came out and supported our fundraiser on Saturday night.  We sold-out and packed the Dugout Grill with 130 of our friends and fellow Rotarians.

We had a great evening of fellowship, food, and fun. All funds raised from the evening will be re-invested back into our local community, assisting those who need need it most.  A highlight of the evening was our presentation to Fletch and Quinte Sailability - our donation will help bring their fundraising goals into reality.  We also got to wish our PR Director Toni a happy birthday.

Thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors who made the evening such a success!


The start of the evenings' festivities


Past and current Presidents Alison & Brigitte


With 130 of our closest friends


PPs Alison & Maribeth


Happy birthday Toni!


PP Janet and President Brigitte make a presentation to Fletch and Quinte Sailability

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On Saturday, Feb 2, QSR once again hosted our annual ‘Curl for Kids’ bonspeil at the Quinte Curling Club.

A total of 10 teams raised a whopping $5200 which will be directed to local youth initiatives, including Camp Trillium. We were excited to welcome back Charlie Benson from the camp, who stopped by to accept a cheque for $10,000 - the amount our club raised during the recent Operation Red Nose season. In return, President Brigitte was honoured to receive a plaque from Charlie, thanking our club for all of our help over the years.

In addition to the Quinte Curling Club, QSR would like to thank the PR students from Loyalist College for their hard work leading up to - and during - our event. In addition, we’d like to thank our sponsors Maple Dale Cheese Inc and Sprague Foods for their generous (and absolutely delicious) donations to help feed our curlers.

Finally, a big shout-out to our team of QSR volunteers (and family) who helped ensure our event was a success.

To see photos from the morning, click here.

To see action shots and team photos, click here

Until next year...hurry hard!


Back in December, QSR used donated items to create several hygiene bags for use in our local communities.

Within 20 minutes, 24 bags containing various toiletries for both girls and boys were donated to the The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, and within only a couple of days, several of the bags were given to Trenton High School for emergency student needs.

QSR received the following (very touching) note from a teacher at Trenton High shortly after the bags were distributed:

Good Morning Brigitte,

As you are aware, many of the families in Trenton are in need of assistance in some form or another. Families too often go without and are having to make the decisions between food or clothes or hygiene items or so many other needs.

On behalf of Trenton High School and our students, I would like to thank you and your fellow members for your time and generosity. I have had the pleasure of handing out some of the bags you so carefully created. It truly is touching.

I wish you could see the students’ faces. Many of them have so little. One of the students was so excited because there were mouth care items. She didn’t have toothpaste at home. Some have never had some of the more luxurious items, like body wash. Others are so touched that someone they don’t even know cares about them. They can’t understand why someone that they haven’t met would want to help them. Already more than half of the bags have been distributed and I am so looking forward to giving the rest.

Thank you. My thank you is echoed by so many little voices here at Trenton High School who otherwise would have gone without. I wish you could hear them.

Your example of holiday spirit and community involvement is touching and so very generous. Not to mention a lesson to us all.

Kind regards, 
Trenton High School

QSR is thrilled to be able to quickly assist those who need it the most, yet saddened that the need exists in the first place.

If you have any questions about our hygiene bag initiative, or about our club in general, please send us a note at





It's that time of year again!  QSR is hosting (for the 14th year!) our annual curling bonspiel with funds going to Camp Trillium, Field of Ability, Quinte SailAbility and our Bayside Secondary Scholarship.

Curl For Kids will be held at the Quinte Curling Club on February 2, 2019.  Three draw times are available: 9:15 am, 11:15 am and 1:30 pm, and we can only accommodate 24 teams.

Four-member teams are asked to raise a minimum of $200 in pledges.  This is a non-competitive event, but a (highly-coveted) trophy is awarded to the team that raises the most money. No experience is necessary, and experienced curlers will be on-hand to provide pointers.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for corporate teams. For registration and sponsorship information, please contact us at, and for more information about the Rotary Club of Quinte Sunrise, who we are and what we do, please check us out at
On February 3, QSR hosted our annual bonspiel fundraiser, with a new twist for 2018:  Curl for Kids.  
With nine teams, we spent the morning out on the ice, learning about hog lines, hacks, and how to 'hurry hard'.  In total, over $4400 was raised, all of which will be re-invested into programs and organizations dedicated to helping children and youth in our local area.  After a morning on the ice and a tasty lunch, we welcomed Charlie Benson from Camp Trillium; his visit was two-fold:
  1. President Alison presented him with a cheque for over $7300, representing funds our club raised during Operation Red Nose in 2017, and in turn,
  2. Charlie presented a plaque signifying $100,000 raised and donated by Quinte Sunrise to Camp Trillium.  As a small club, this is a huge achievement and we are extremely proud
We are only able to do what we do with the generous support of our club members and community supporters, including those who participated in our bonspiel:
  • Quinte Curling Club
  • Quinte Health Care, Children's Treatment Centre
  • Quinte First Credit Union
  • C&C Delivery
  • Klemencic Homes
  • Belleville Dragon Boat Club
  • Team Terpstra
  • Team Mathany
To see pictures of our event, check out our album on Facebook:
Thank you everyone - see you on the ice in 2019!


Dec 21: a packed program to end the year included performances by Stewart and Toni, presentations, and our annual gift exchange (with shoes included).

First we heard from our scholarship recipient Meghan who told us about her first semester at Queens studying Engineering. Next up, our RI Foundation Director Geoff updated the club bout Rotary's continuing efforts to End Polio Now...with only 10 cases in two countries this year so far this year, we really are <this close>)!

Finally, we had our annual Better Yours than Mine'gift exchange, where it was determined PP Stewart had the best gift, and more shoe ornaments were presented to President Alison for her Shoe Tree of Christmas.

We wish you all a warm and wonderful holiday season...see you in 2018!

Stewart gets us all in the holiday mood


Geoff with our scholarship recipient Meghan


Geoff gives us an update on Rotary's Polio eradication efforts


Time for some gifts!





Finally, Alison was lamenting last week about not having enough ornaments for her Shoe Tree of Christmas; club members stepped up to the plate and were only too happy to oblige!

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