Civitan, Canadian District West
Governor's Message

Happy Canada Day!

Your District Board held a Zoom meeting again yesterday, June 27th, and discussed many items including the upcoming International Convention being held virtually July 23, July 24, and July 25. The opening ceremonies and first business session will start at 7 pm our time on Thursday, July 23; after this session, there will be a round table discussion with The International Board. All members are invited to forward questions for the International Board on any topic, by sending these questions in to head office ahead of time.

On Friday, July 24 starting at 7 pm, the Philanthropy Session with Dr. Craig Powell from CIRC will feature the latest CIRC video, as usual. Fellow Awards and the Candy Box awards will be presented at this session.

On Saturday afternoon July 25, all members and clubs around the world are invited to participate in a Civitan Beach Bash. There is a full information kit available online at Civitan Beach Bash. Starting at 7 pm that evening, the Celebration of Champions which is usually our closing banquet will commence. The head office proposes to send out a "home banquet menu" so all can cook and celebrate together in the comfort of our own homes. They are encouraging people to "dress up" for this part of the event. Presentation of the current Board, current Governors, and installation of the new Board and the new Governors will happen on this Zoom call.

The head office requests that all participants register in advance; there is no cost for attending this virtual convention but they need to know numbers ahead. The original Zoom license was for a maximum of 300, which had to be increased to accommodate registrations so far. PLEASE go online and register at Virtual Convention especially if you have never before attended an International Convention. This is a way to attend without a huge expense.

The Junior International Convention was held virtually this week. Our Junior District received MANY awards, which you will find a link on this page to view them. Please have a look and congratulations to all recipients for all members of Canadian District West. You did us proud!

Other then the above, I would like to encourage people to forward nominations to Past Governor Norma for Governor-Elect 2020-2021; I also would like to ask you to think about and nominate Honour Key recipients and Civitan of the Year recipients. Applications are due to be sent to me by the July 31st deadline.

Please remember that should anyone have questions or concerns at any time, you can reach your Area Director (contact information in the directories or online at District Team) or myself at or Governor-Elect Paul at

Sue Gibson, Governor

Important Information! Please read the Junior Civitan 2020 Convention Letter

Friday June 26, 2020
Congratulations to our Junior Civitan Award Winners. Click Here to view the winners.

Wednesday June 03, 2020
The Summer 2020 edition of Beaver Tales is now available and can be viewed via the Beaver Tales link.

Tuesday May 12, 2020
Our Junior's have a new website and you can check it out by clicking on the Juniors link in the menu.

Monday March 09, 2020
The Past Governors and Honour Key Holders have been added to our site and you can view both via the More Links drop-down.

Friday May 10, 2019
The Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club promote Organ and Tissue donation awareness and invite you to visit their club at click on the menu link Help Out/Donate.

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