No Weekly Meeting to celebrate Easter/Passover

Next Luncheon Meeting Friday April 13, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa,  ON K1N 8S7  

Honourable Steven W. Mahoney Chair, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board   "The Road to Zero: A Business Case for Workplace Health and Safety"  

Since his appointment as Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in 2006, Mr. Mahoney has been out there meeting with business leaders and CEOs, municipal leaders, and, employers and workers, to change peoples' attitudes towards workplace health and safety.  He wants everyone from the CEO to the part-time young worker to take responsibility for keeping themselves and their workplaces healthy and safe.  Come and meet Mr. Mahoney and join him on the Road to Zero: zero injuries, zero illnesses, and zero fatalities.

Luncheon Line-Up

Apr.20 Cadet Luncheon

Apr.27 TBA

May.4 Dr. Pierre Turgeon, Wings of Phoenix

May.11 Key Club Luncheon May.18 TBA

May.25 Former Mayors’ Luncheon

Committee Meetings

Apr.10 Bon Appetit, 12:00pm, Rideau Place on the River Membership Retention, 7:00pm, Myrna Beattie’s office, 2370 Walkley Road Apr.11 YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling's office Apr.12 Key Club, 8:00am, Trane Canada Apr.16 Program, 7:00pm, Ross Christensen's home Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples, 403 Bank Street

Upcoming Kiwanis Events

April 7 International Kiwanis Day, Key Clubbers will be doing yard clean up at the Abby Field House - Seniors Residence on Parkdale Avenue near Wellington Street for 3 hours from 9am to noon.

April 10-28 2007 Kiwanis Music Festival, various locations across Ottawa

April 24 Citizenship Court, see details below

May 18 Kiwanis Music Festival Highlights Concert, Centrepointe Theatre

July 3-7 92nd Annual Kiwanis International Convention, San Antonio, Texas

August 9-11 90th Annual Kiwanis EC&C District Convention, Kingston, Jamaica

Happy Birthday Apr.8 Ian Peddie Apr.9 Howard Whittaker Apr.10 Ken Nelson (60) Larry Haffner (65) Apr.11 Helene Crabb, Ed Healey, Don Keyes  

Citizenship Court hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will host a reception service for “New Canadians at 1:30pm.  The Court is located at 200 Catherine Street, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  Parking is available on the property. Volunteers should arrive at 12:45pm.  This is a big day for “New Canadians” and we are there as a club to offer a big welcome, coffee, tea and, of course, cake.

Hockey

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa hockey team led by General Manager, Harold Feder will be participating in their second tournament of the year from April 11-15.  Their first game will be played on Wednesday, April 11, 9:00pm at the Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Walter Baker Place just off of Terry Fox Drive.  The exact time and location of other games depend on the outcome and are scheduled for Friday at 7:00 or 8:00pm and Saturday at 10:00 or 11:00am.  Tournament information can be found online at http://www.hitechhockey.com . Proceeds raised from the tournament will go to Roger’s House.  The Kiwanis team has committed to raise at least $750 so we need your support.  If you would like to make a pledge (or recommend a good doctor) to the team contact, Harold Feder at hfeder@brazeauseller.com or by cell at 613-222-8943.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Presents - The Courriers in Concert.  Featuring Kiwanian, Mark Max.  A magical evening of folk music sing-along favourites.  Monday, June 18, 2007, 8:00pm.  Library and Archives Canada, 305 Wellington Street.  Tickets $50.00.  All proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation.  For tickets or more information, contact any member of the KMF Committee (see page 8 of your 2006-07 roster) or contact the Kiwanis office.

Thanks Kiwanis!!!

Dear President McDonald,   Thank you very much for your generous gift in support of the Senior Scholarship Programme of the Kiwanis Music Festival.   Your gift to the Kiwanis Music Festival recognizes the important role that scholarships play in the life of our student musicians.  The scholarship programme will assist deserving students in attaining the goals they set out for themselves.  The action of goal setting and striving to achieve these goals builds a better person and better people make a better society.   Whether these students continue in music or not, they are tomorrow’s leaders.  The musical experience can only help them prepare for the future.  Without music there is no culture, and without culture, life is impossible.   On behalf of the many students who have benefited through your scholarships, we thank you.  Your gift does make a difference.   Sincerely,    James Brough President Kiwanis Music Festival

ONLY 25 Days to go! .... Bon Appetit Ottawa, Kiwanis Silent Auction - On Tuesday, May 1, 2007, from 5:30 - 9:00, our Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee will be holding our 9th Annual Silent Auction at the Bon Appetit Food and Beverage Extravaganza at Lansdowne Park.    **  The Kiwanis Silent Auction, showcases over 125 items and we are asking ALL members to consider providing an item in the area of $200 or more to be auctioned off.  CASH DONATIONS are accepted and you will get a tax receipt.   This is an incredible opportunity to gain exposure for your business, or for your business associates, while supporting one of our major fundraisers.  Last year, thanks to the help of our club members, the Silent Auction at Bon Appetit raised $29,000.  ** New Members are encouraged to give us a call if you have any questions or if you are able to volunteer to work at the auction.  This is an easy, fun job and you get to enjoy the food and beverages.  ** Over 2,000 people are wooed by more than 90 of the region’s top Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries, and this event sells out every year. Eat and drink to your heart's content for only $75.00!  Tickets to the event can be purchased from Tom Spence at our Friday meetings or call Tom at  613-741-0741.  For more information, contact Co-Chairs Phil Rossy at  613-288-3131 or Bruno Di Chiara at 613-290-0389.