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.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Ottawa Greekfest


Lunch at the Ottawa Greekfest! at the Hellenic Community Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa.

The band “Alexandros” will be part of the entertainment while we have lunch. 
One of the biggest highlights at the festival is the LIVE MUSIC! that will help bring the feeling of Greece into your hearts. What makes Greek music so unique and festive is the sound of the bouzouki. There is no other instrument like it. When you combine it with the other instruments in the band, you can’t help but tap your feet and sing along!

On the Menu – Our menu will be delivered to our tables and you serve yourself from a selection of Salads, Pikilia platters, Chicken and Pork Souvlaki Sticks, Lamb, Rice platter, Pita bread, Soft drinks and water, Honeyballs for dessert. 

Parking - Limited parking is available onsite, but other parking locations in the area will be open for use during the festival.

Free Shuttle Service - There will be a free shuttle service to and from St Pius High School about every 10 minutes. St. Pius High School is located at 1481 Fisher Ave.

Free parking will also be available (without shuttle service) at:  St. John the Baptist Shrine located at 952 Green Valley Cres.   

MAP link -  https://goo.gl/maps/4BHTJmyF3Go

20th Annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament

Since the first Kiwanis Charity Golf Tournament in 1998 the tournament has raised nearly $1,200,000. All of the net proceeds will be distributed to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s charitable organization with a focus on youth homelessness in Ottawa, a growing and disturbing trend. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has made it a major focus to work with key stakeholders that provide support and housing for Ottawa’s most vulnerable homeless population.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa ran its 20th Annual  Charity Golf Tournament at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, . The net proceeds will be distributed to support various deserving Kiwanis service projects which support the Kiwanis theme of “One Can Make a Difference”.

The Club would like to thank our sponsors for the event, who were crticial to its success.

A 'little' bit of rain during the day did not dampen the spirits of the golfers.

There are many more photos from the event available here ->


100th Anniversary Picnic

Our Ottawa Kiwanis Club’s special party to mark our 100th Anniversary is a Family Picnic at Vincent Massey Park on Saturday June 10. 

We want all member and families to come and we need to know if you are coming. Extended family and friends are welcome.

The cost for adults is $10 each. The cost for children is $5 each.

You may pay ahead with your credit card by informing the Kiwanis office when you confirm your attendees, OR, you can pay at our next three Kiwanis luncheon meetings using our Point of Sale, when you pay for your lunch.

The tickets you reserve will be available at the Park on the day of the Picnic.

Please make your decision and let us know ASAP. The space allocated at Vincent Massey Park is limited to 200 people.



EC&C District Convention

The Kiwanis Clubs in the Ottawa area will be hosting the Eastern Canada & Caribbean District Convention. The Convention will align with the Club's 100th anniversary, as well as 150 years anniversary for Canada. The event will see 500 Kiwanians arrive in Ottawa as part of an annual planning process.


All the details about the convention are available their web site, and can be followed on their Facebook page.

ALL members are invited to participate, even if you are NOT REGISTERED for the Convention itself, but possibly as a volunteer or you may want to attend the Host Night and or the Gala Dinner. We'd love to celebrate Kiwanis with many members  from every local Kiwanis Club.  See the list of events below.

Key Leader for Adults – May 17th - Lead Facilitator – Kiwanis International President Jane Erikson

There are 47 people registered and growing for the Key Leader for Adults forum on May 17th 1- 6 pm.  We will be holding the forum in the Oak Room in the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. A coffee break at 3:30 pm has also been ordered. If you want to register, please contact Glenn Pushman glenn.pushman@rogers.com. The Cost is $20. per person. Bargain!!!

Items for Registration Bags

Would any of those reading this have an opportunity to obtain an item(s) to be added to our Registration bags.

Examples: how about a Gluten Free granola Bar, a package of mouth refreshers, a tiny note pad etc.. To talk about this, please contact Rachel Kooyman ottawaecc2017@gmail.com 


If you would like to volunteer an haven’t told us yet, or, if you're a returning snowbird, this is the last call for volunteers. Please call Dawn Morewood at 613-566-3631 dawn.morewood@rbc.com or Firma French 613-837-4078 or email hffrench@rogers.com  

Host Night - Friday May 19th

Join us for Host Night at the EC & C Convention as we celebrate all things CANADIANA. This event is a separate ticket from convention registration and is open to Friends and Family of Kiwanis. The event will take place at the Canadian Museum of History in the Grand Hall. 

The spectacular Grand Hall offers an introduction to the history, cultures and beliefs of the First Peoples of Canada’s Pacific Coast. With its curving, six-storey window wall and unrivalled view of Parliament Hill, the Grand Hall is one of the country’s most impressive indoor public spaces and the Museum’s architectural centrepiece. Visitors will discover six iconic Native houses connected by a Pacific Coast shoreline and boardwalk, magnificent totem poles, the original plaster pattern for Spirit of Haida Gwaii by celebrated Haida artist Bill Reid, and Raven Bringing Light to the World, a gold-on-bronze sculpture by Robert Davidson. 

Tickets at $50.00 per person can be purchased at http://www.ecc2017.org./    If you have difficulty then ask a Kiwanis friend to help you.  This is not a dinner – munchies will be available.

Gala Evening & Closing Ceremonies - Saturday May 20th  - Open to all

Tickets at $100.00 per person and can be purchased at www.ecc2017.org. If you have difficulty then ask a Kiwanis friend to help you or contact Alison Hunter 613-288-9010 or Rachel Kooyman 613-288-0205 or email ottawaecc2017@gmail.com. Fun evening with a scrumptious dinner.

Welcome Station at the Ottawa Airport

Glenn Pushman (Kiwanis Club of Manotick) is coordinating this hometown welcome with his club for both afternoon & evenings of May 17th & 18th. 

Kiwanis Music Festival Highlights Concert - Bus Entourage

President of Kiwanis Club of Rideau, Jim Puskas, assisted by the President of Kiwanis Club of Rideau, Faye Beaufort are coordinating this Kiwanis family event.

Partners Program http://www.ecc2017.info/partners-program.html

We are making another request for volunteers & there are many opportunities for all to be included.

Please check the Partners Program at the above link or included as an attachment to this message.

This is an opportunity for all spouses, partners & even children of local Kiwanians to take part in some of these activities.

For information, please contact Lana Tanner lana.tanner@visiontravel.ca & Mary Charboneau mary@otrgroup.ca


Hosted by former MP and Kiwanian David Daubney.  Thursday May 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Limited to the first 35 who sign up.  There will be a guided walk leaving the Westin hotel at 1:30 p.m. Please call or email Mary Charbonneau 613-723-8070 or mary@otrgroup.ca

Aktion Club Conference - $5.00 admittance fee 

This is a great opportunity to support our Aktion Club, Advisors & members. Although there are a lot of activities going on, I surely do hope some of you will check out this event. Volunteers would be welcomed to attend wearing their Kiwanis name badges etc...   

Please contact
- Aktion Club Chairs within your Kiwanis Clubs
- Dave Trigger dtriggerman@gmail.com