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 - Turn Over Day

2018-09-28 12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

Turnover Day Luncheon at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. $36.00. Time to say Thank you and goodbye to President Steve Moore and his Board of Directors and to welcome President Mark O’Neill and the Board for 2018-19. Committee Chairs will also be recognized. 

All members are encouraged to join us!

Come for Europe, stay for dinner! 

In advance of the turn over luncheon on Thursday September 27, 2018, at the Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC., join us to welcome incoming Kiwanis President Mark O’Neill and to say thank you to departing President Steve Moore. 

The evening starts at 5:00 with a tour of the new exhibit “Medieval Europe” followed by a three-course dinner at Bistro Boreal and entertainment.  

For a mere $50.00 you get free parking, private tour of Medieval Europe, a three-course dinner, entertainment and the scintillating company of friends ready to relax and welcome the new Kiwanis year.  Meal selection and payment required by September 20, 2018

Kiwanis & Friends Golf Tournament

Monday, September 17, 2018

A special evening with 9 holes of golf starting at 15:00, with a dinner at 18:30 at the Tecumseh Golf Course (475 rue St. Louis, Gatineau, QC). The evening will include a silent and a live auction.

Golf with a cart and dinner for $150/person.
Dinner only for $50/person.

You can register online here ->

Proceeds of the tournament will help support the projects of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Corporate Membership - Mark Bonneau Ottawa Senators

2018-09-14 12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

Join us to hear more about Kiwanis Corporate Membership from one of our own members, Mark Bonneau from the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club.

Mark will speak about their long-standing relationship with our club as one of our first Corporate members.

We will also be introducing a number of new members.

Kiwanis Lunch - Legion of Honour

2018-06-22 12:00 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

Wow, what a great Legion of Honour luncheon meeting. Past President Gary Flockton did a terrific job introducing our 14 Legion of Honour recipients and their history with Kiwanis.  It was quite a challenge to speak about their 495 combined years of service to Kiwanis and their community in 20 minutes, and Gary did it with clarity and humour. We were proud to recognize all former Legion of Honour members who have served Kiwanis for a total of 2107 years and who continue to contribute their time and talent to our club today!  Thank you for all you have done. 

Janet Atkinson des Roches, Co-Chair of our Membership Committee, assisted with the presentation and welcomed new members who joined in the past year, welcoming the new talent and the fresh ideas they will bring to Kiwanis, which are needed to keep a club of 100 years strong while moving into the future.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Circle K - K. Levis Beattie (I am Heshima)

2018-06-08 12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

I am Heshima has 5 PROGRAMS which break down the systemic barriers to education: 
 1. Academic Scholarships
 2. Leadership                                                                                                                                   
 3. Heshima Football Club                                                                                                           
 4. Under the Mango Tree.                                                                                                          
 5. It’s My Time.

2018 Kiwanis Music Festival - National Capital Region

The 2018 version of the Kiwanis Music Festival is the 73rd version, and will take place between April 3 to April 28 in locations around Ottawa.

The Highlights concert on May 17th at 19:00, with special guest John Dapaah. 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.