About the Parade
The 43rd Markham Santa Claus Parade is a City of Markham event presented by the Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise Inc. and Markham-Unionville Rotary Club (not-for-profit organizations serving the residents and community of Markham, Ontario).
About Rotary Clubs of Markham
Interested in volunteering in Markham? Consider joining the Rotary Clubs of Markham. Click here for more information. Some charities, events, and organizations that the Rotary Clubs of Markham are involved in or have supported in the past include:
- Songs for the Season: Soirée Chorale, Holiday Concert
- Markham Ribfest and Music Festival
- Markham Santa Claus Parade
- Adopt a Village in Laos
- Markham Stouffville Hospital
- Markham Fair
- Girls On The Run (York Region)
- Pathways of York Region
- SOAR (Walk for Life Walk for Hope)
- Participation House
- Markham Nursing Home
- Markham Family YMCA
- high school bursary program
- Camp Enterprise
- Rotary Youth Leadership awards
- Polio Plus
- Soy Cow project in Peru
- "SOS" Children's Village" Bolivia
- "Grandma Cares" program in Thailand
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Canadian Landmine Foundation
- Canadian Mental Health Assoc. - York Region
- Streetkeepers International
- Sleeping Children Around the World
- National Council of Jewish Woman - Passover Food Drive
- Dreams Inc.
- York Region Community Safety Village
- The Living Room
- reading circle for local children
About Rotary International
Rotary brings together 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Through differing occupations, cultures, and countries, Rotarians have a unique perspective. Through shared passion for service Rotarians are able to accomplish the remarkable.
In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program to immunize all of the world's children against polio. As of 2011 Rotary has contributed more than 900 million US dollars to the cause, resulting in the immunization of nearly two billion children worldwide.
In 2008, Rotary received a $100 million challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Together, the Gates Foundation and Rotary have committed $555 million toward the eradication of polio.