Our Projects

Over the years; Brighton Rotarians have given back in many significant ways - here are just a few examples: 

  • Brighton did not have a medical centre and like many small towns, there was a strong need for medical services because the private doctor practices could not serve the needs of the community. The idea of a Brighton Health Services Centre was born at a Brighton Rotary Directors meeting and then carried to reality with the help of a number of Rotarians who were benefactors. The official opening of the centre was on October 19, 2004. The facility continues to serve the needs of Brighton.  Rotary provided leadership and formed partnerships with others to achieve overall project success. 
  • The Club was instrumental in working as part of a District 7070 project that resulted in the donation of a refurbished Ambulance that was donated to a Rotary Club in Mexico along with supplies to meet paramedic standards in 2009.
  • The importance of the youth of our community is of utmost importance. Thus Rotarians donate many hours to run Camp Enterprise as an educational program to expose grade twelve students to the free enterprise system, business and career alternatives. Another educational program is run annually for grade eight students based on the economic value of staying school.
  • Thanks to the efforts of three local Rotarians, the Rotary Club of Brighton sponsored a new Probus Club in Brighton in 2003. It became an instant success with over 150 Brightonians applying for membership. So much so, there is a waiting list.
  • For the school year, 2012-2013, the Brighton Club joined forces with the local Rotary Club of Colborne and started an Interact Program at our local ENSS.
  • Brighton Rotary, through the partnership and generosity of several local firms built the “Lighthouse” and “Welcome to Brighton” signs on the main Toronto/Montreal Highway 401 at the exit to Highway 30 leading to Brighton. 
  • Each year, the Canadian Cancer Society organizes the local “Relay For Life”.  And since day one, our club has been a key sponsor of this event – both in terms of cash donations but the many members who participate in organizing and walking in the event. 
  • In 2001, Quinte Sailability was formed to assist all people, young and old, that have disabilities enjoy the freedom of navigating their own sailboats by themselves. Some of these have been blind, some are even quadriplegics.  Thanks to the volunteers, and contributions from our Rotary Club of Brighton, the excitement of the water can be passed on to those that otherwise, would not have a chance. 

And, let’s not forget these other important organizations and projects:

  • Brighton Area Community Care
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Brighton Community Policing
  • Lower Trent Conservation
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Coats for Kids
  • Canada Day
  • Applefest & Winterfest activities and celebrations 
  • And many more . . .