100 Years of Making a Difference

Since the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa was formed on December 22, 1917, the world has changed, and the Club has been a positive instrument for change in the world. To celebrate our 100 years of service to the community, this special part of the site will highlight some of the stories and projects taken on by the Club. The full list is here, and a list of recent additions is below.

2018 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis

Put your team together for the annual Accora Village Bed Race for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa on February 17, 2018. This will be the 38th running of the Bed Race, and the 15th organized by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

Funds raised goes to support the Aktion Club (a program for developmentally delayed adults), other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's projectss and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. You can register your teams and pledges here.

The race will take place on Dows Lake, with

  • registration starting at 11:00, 
  • the Parade of Beds at 12:30,
  • racing between 13:00 and 14:30, 
  • and the after party starting at 15:00 at the Hometown Sports Grill.

This is a fun event for teams of all ages, so come on out, have fun and help Kiwanis support the community.

  • Team registration is $300 and the registration fee is waived if your team raises $1000 or more in pledges
  • Your team gets a minimum 2 races with a potential for up to 5
  • Great prizes and bragging rights
  • There are a limited prebuilt beds are available for purchase of $200

Lots of photos from over the years available here ->

Christmas Trees from the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa


After serving Ottawa for the past 100 Years the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is embarking on a new fund raising initiative….CHRISTMAS TREE SALES and we are looking for your commitment to buy from us when our order arrives in Ottawa.

Please complete the form below and we will be in contact with you.

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Kiwanis Luncheon - Randy Ambrosie - CFL Commissioner



CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie will be the guest speaker at our Kiwanis luncheon.

Commissioner Ambrosie has been instrumental in the decisions made reduce contact in practices during the season, and lengthening the schedule to expand the time between games. The commissioner also has reduced the number of penalty challenges to make the game flow better.

Time: 12:00 on Friday October 27th.

Location: Horticulture Building Lansdowne Park

Registration begins: 11:00 A.M. Two hours free parking – enter from Driveway. Take first right to underground parking

2017 Watch-it Shred-it Day

Dispose of your personal records securely and support Kiwanis programs, too!

Bring your old tax files and other personal records for this one-day fundraising event. Watch as Shred-it technicians destroy your documents at their mobile unit. Cost to you is only $8 per box.  You can bring a bankers box (approximately 12"x12"x15") or any box that you can carry, and if you want they'll even give you back the box.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017  from 9:00 to 14:00.

Where: Hampton Park Plaza, at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood just off the Queensway (1405 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z.  Just look for the big Shred-it trucks and drive into the parking lot. Volunteers will direct you where to drive.