New Generations



  • To promote and maintain healthy relationships with the schools and school boards that support our Youth Programming.
  • To continue to support the yearly long term exchange student, inbound as well as outbound.
  • To get our local youth involved in the Club community service and international projects.

Cochrane Youth Talent Festival

The Cochrane Rotary Youth Festival runs under the umbrella of the Cochrane Rotary and has been a vehicle for thousands of young people to gain performance skills and opportunities in a safe and supportive atmosphere. At its inception, the festival featured vocal, instrumental and dance performances. Then the festival strengthened its focus on vocal and instrumental performance, while providing opportunity for presentation in the areas of musical theatre, speech, bands, composition and the growing category of visual arts. This festival is a non-profit activity. The organizing committee is made up of volunteers from the community. It showcases creative excellence in performing arts, and the focus is to encourage quality and healthy performance in an inspiring atmosphere.

Dates:   February 3, 4, & 5 2019  / FINALE February 8, 2019
Rotarian Contact: Cyndie Baum

RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYLA is a leadership program geared toward strong youth who are poised to make significant impacts in their communities.  Delegates are challenged to step outside their comfort zone and address some of the issues they face daily. The conference aims to further enhance their leadership skills, facilitate the establishment of a professional network across the region, and expose them to the challenges faced by their peers in other schools and communities. RYLA features a multitude of high profile speakers, engaging workshops, and exciting activities giving delegates the tools to be outstanding leaders.

Age:  High School Students ages 15 to 18
Dates:  May 10-13, 2018
Location:  Camp Chestermere
Cost:  Travel only. No cost to candidates for registration.
Prime Sponsor: Rotary Club of Cochrane and Rotary District 5360
Travel:  Candidates will arrive with parents or friends.
Rotarian Contact: Anna-Marie Joubert (
More Information: click here
On-Line Registration/Application: click here