On Friday August 24th, 2001, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will be hosting 12 members of the Kiwanis Club of Acireale, Sicily. Members of this Italian Club have been touring Canada, and will be twinning with the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa at the 12:30 meeting on Friday. In addition to the 12 Kiwanis members, 45 family travelling with them will attend the meeting.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is celebrating 84 years of active fund raising and community involvement as a not-for-profit organization. The largest Kiwanis Club in Canada, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is one of the most active and dynamic service clubs in the world. Each year the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa returns $500,000 to the local community. One of the 8,000 Clubs in Kiwanis International, the Club has met every Friday since 1917 at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa. Other projects carried on by Kiwanis in the Ottawa area include the Kiwanis Duck Race for Tiny Hearts, the “Never Shake a Baby” educational video, and the “Reading is Fundamental” project running at Connaught Public School.
- 30 - For information contact Rita Harper (Kiwanis Club of Ottawa) at 613-233-1900;
This information is available at http://media.ottawakiwanis.org in an electronic format.