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The Rotary Club of Calgary Olympic, Alberta, Canada, was chartered with 28 members on 13 February 1988, the opening day of the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.
Frank King, a member of the Rotary Club of Calgary South, was chair and chief executive officer of the 1988 Winter Games. He calls Rotary and the Olympics the "two greatest do-it-yourself movements in the world."
The Calgary Olympic club has worked with Rotary clubs in Brazil, Ecuador, India, and Serbia on projects related to health, education, and microfinance.
It is customary for many Rotary clubs in Israel to raise a toast to another club overseas in honor of Rotary's fourth Avenue of Service, to advance international goodwill and understanding. On 28 February 2010, the Rotary Club of Beit-Dagan dedicated a toast to the Calgary Olympic club for its project with the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.