Our Mission:

The Rotary Club of Guelph-Trillium is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through local and international projects.

Our Beginnings:

The Rotary Club of Guelph-Trillium was officially chartered in October 1991. The committee to form the club began its work in the early months of 1991 with the development of a list of potential club members. Committee members from both the Rotary Club of Guelph and the Guelph-Wellington Rotary Club submitted names of those who they felt would be potential Rotarians. A list of 30 potential members was drawn up and invitations were extended to the first provisional meeting which was held at George Michals Restaurant on Woodlawn Road. This meeting began at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday March 27th, with an attendance of 49 people, of which 20 were Rotarians from other Rotary clubs and the rest were potential Rotarians for our new club.

Today, the club has over 50 members and annually hosts one of Guelph's favourite festivals, Ribfest.


Our Projects:

In addition to funding numerous local and international projects annually, our Club sponsors and/or participates in these on-going programs

Senior's Bingo
Day of Giving
Fred Black scholarship
University of Guelph Co-op Marketing Scholarship
Camp Enterprise
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Dr. Jim Thompson Scholarship
Bruce and Lorraine Macpherson International Youth Award


The largest part of our annual budget comes from the proceeds of Ribfest, an annual community festival, now finishing its 19th year. In the past eighteen years our club has raised over $1.000,000 from Ribfest and other fundraising activities. One hundred percent of the funds are allocated to local and international projects.  The Tour de Guelph, a family-friendly bike ride, had its inaugural year in 2014, and raised $33,000 for the Guelph General Hospital Foundation, our Club and the Rotary Club of Guelph South.

Annual Events:

Tour de Guelph - June 25, 2017
Ribfest - August 25, 26 and 27, 2017
Scotch Nosing - February 24, 2017