WELCOME District 5020 Rotarians….

Please join me, your District Council and your fellow Rotarians for a weekend of Rotary inspiration, learning, new ideas and new friends. It is my pleasure to be your host at the 2023 Rotary D5020 Conference & Training May 19 and 20.

This annual event is one of my favourite Rotary gatherings. It allows us to celebrate our successes and be inspired to accomplish more. We connect, learn and share. It reminds us of why we became Rotarians in the first place: to make a difference in my community and around the world (and have some fun)!

Our theme this year is Imagine Rotary. We have a dynamic speaker line-up, including:

  • Rotary International Director Vicki Puliz
  • Rotary Peace Fellow and Executive Director of NewGen Peacebuilders Patricia Shafer
  • Métis Canadian Cultural Mediator, Rotary Peace Fellow, and Mrs. Canada Globe 2021 Lorelei Higgins,
  • Past Rotary International President (2001 – 2002) Richard King

Maureen and I are also sponsoring a public event on the Friday night with world-famous author and speaker Jordan B. Peterson, with net proceeds to The Rotary Foundation.  Conference attendees will get priority access to the tickets.

Caleb Summerfelt, District Governor Elect (DGE) is planning a number of engaging training sessions for you to choose from throughout the weekend, organized around the four Rotary priorities: Impact, Reach, Engage and Adapt.

So come see what all the buzz is about! Whether you’re a brand-new Rotarian, first-time conference attendee or a long-time club member, it’s the bonds we build together as Rotarians that will make us stronger tomorrow.

See you in May!



What is the registration cost?

All registration event fees will be charged in USD. For the most up to date CAD/USD conversion rates please CLICK HERE

Currently the Early Bird pricing is $299 USD.

Where is the 2022/2023 District 5020 Conference?

The conference will be in Victoria, British Columbia, at the Victoria Conference Center | 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7, Canada

Is pre-registration for classes required?

No pre-registration will be required! This year we will be putting technology to work for us. As you enter the classroom, your badge will be scanned so you can receive class-specific updates and materials. For convenience, class information will be displayed on all monitors around the convention center and the dedicated event app so you know what's coming up.