Two countries, two provinces, one state, one territory, many indigenous territories, English, French, Inuktitut,  Mohawk, District 7040 is composed of a diverse population, as are our clubs. District 7040 includes clubs in two of Canada’s most vibrant cities: Montréal and Ottawa, and the only Rotary club in Nunavut, Iqaluit.

There are 65 Rotary clubs and 9 Rotaract club in the district. It also includes clubs in many small towns set among the cornfields south of the urban areas. Here, clubs are small and maintain the traditions of rural communities: Santa Claus parades, spaghetti dinners, booths at the local county and township fairs.

Clubs in Kingston, Ontario — Canada's first capital — celebrated the centennial of the Kingston club in 2021. The ski resort of Lake Placid, situated in New York State's Adirondack Park has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. The Queen's Jubilee will be celebrated with Rotary assistance in Ottawa in 2022.

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