Kiwanis Luncheon - Legion of Honour

12:00 - Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Ottawa

The success of Kiwanis in local communities results from the dedicated and active service of Kiwanis members, many of whom have been members for 25 years or more. We will be recognizing the following:

40 Botho von Hampeln 
40                                  Don Keyes                            
35                                  Ken Miller       
35                                  David Costford                      
35                                  Michel Podeszfinski             
35                                  Dr. Wilbert Keon                 
30                                  Jamie Johnson                      
30                                  Robert Thompson                
30                                  Albert Monsour                     
30                                  Reverend John Moor            
30                                  Ross McHardy                      
25 Clive Woolley

2019 Kiwanis Music Festival

The 2019 version of the Kiwanis Music Festival is the 73rd version, and will take place between April 1 to May 4 in locations around Ottawa.

The Highlights concert on May 23 at 19:00, at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here.

Altogether, about 8,000 competitors will participate in the KIwanis Music Festival - National Capital Region, performing to audiences that will total over 15,000 people. This is only possible due to the efforts of over 400 volunteers, both Kiwanian and non-Kiwanian, who work for the KMF-NCR, giving over 9,000 hours of their time each year.

Lots of photos from past events available here.

Kiwanis Medical Foundation / Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Discovery Day

Wednesday 12:00 at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

Join us for the launch of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation/Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Discovery Day in Health Sciences, an event which will be taking place at the University of Ottawa on May 31, 2019.   Although this event has been held in universities across Canada for over 15 years, it will be the first Discovery Day to be held in Ottawa. We are thus very excited to be a part of this inaugural event.

Keynote address from Lissa Foster, Executive Director of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, who will describe the impressive scope and history of the Discovery Day program.  Also joining us will be Dr. Paul Bragg, Vice-Dean, University of Ottawa, who will share the University’s perspective on the upcoming Ottawa Discovery Day. We will also be paying tribute to Kiwanis member Dr. Wilbert Keon, who died recently. He played a key role in the negotiations between the Kiwanis Medical Foundation, the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame to bring the Discovery Days event to Ottawa. Dr. Keon is also a laureate of the Hall.

May 15, 2019 Kiwanis Medical Foundation luncheon

On WEDNESDAY, May 15th at our Kiwanis luncheon (no luncheon on Friday, May 17th), we will be launching the Kiwanis Medical Foundation/ Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Discovery Day in Health Sciences to be held at uOttawa on May 31st. We will also be paying tribute to our fellow Kiwanian, Dr. Wilbert Keon, who died earlier this month. He was helpful in establishing the Day and is a Laureate in the Hall.  This annual event gives students an opportunity to learn about a variety of career options in medicine and other health sciences. It has not been held in Ottawa in over 20 years but has been held annually in universities across Canada for over 15 years so we are very excited.  On May 15th invite individuals and companies related to the health sciences, medical research, science museum, the school boards, and universities to attend. Invite potential members and friends.

Partners in Caring Games with the Ottawa Senators


The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, with the Ottawa Senators, will be selling tickets for the Senators games against Minnesota and Florida games with part of the proceeds going to support the children and youth programs supported by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Dates are:

  • November 4 vs Tampa

  • November 15 vs Detroit

  • January 2 vs Vancouver

  • January 6 vs Carolina (1:00pm)

  • February 7 vs Anaheim

  • February 22 vs Columbus

  • March 7 vs NY Islanders

  • March 14 vs St Louis

  • March 28 vs Florida

  • April 1 vs Tampa

    To buy tickets please contact Tom Spence at (613) 828-2516 or