The Rotary Club of North Bay is an active participant in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program - both Long-Term and Short-Term.
Hannah Bywater (15) will be representing the club for the 2016-2017 program. The country for her exchange will be announced in early February.


Hannah has demonstrated “service above self” since she was about 6.  The Rotary Club of North Bay met her for the first time when she was raising money (I’m sure she’s wasn’t more than 6 at the time) to save sea turtles.  Here’s her website for your interest -


In the past couple of years, she has gone on two mission trips – one to Kenya (for 3 weeks by herself when she was 14) and to Costa Rica (again 3 weeks by herself this past summer) to build/repair schools and do work with local communities.  She has been recognized for her efforts – YMCA Peace Medallion award (2010), the youngest recipient to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award (2012), and the Ontario Junior Citizen of the year award by the Honourable Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at Queen’s Park (2013).


To learn more about the YE Program and the club's participation contact us at -


Past YE Participants have included...

Gabrielle McInnis  Short-Term Exchange 2016-2016 to Spain

Florine Fisette  Inbound Student 2014-2015 from Belgium 

Reagan Lawton – Outbound Student 2014-2015 to Ecuador

Nicholas Waltenbury (left) – Summer Short-Term Exchange 2014-2015 to France with Jeremy Gancel French Exchange Student who he stayed with, along with Zack Scott and Regan Lawton.

Zack Scott – Summer Short Term Exchange 2014-2015 to France

Manuel Nigg - Inbound Student 2012-2013 from Switzerland