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

Kiwanis Breakfast Meeting - ** Cancelled ** Rodney Wilts - Zibi Project - will be rescheduled

** Cancelled ** 7:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet at the Lord Elgin Hotel ** Cancelled **

Our guest speaker will be Rodney Wilts, Co-owner of Theia Partners, who will be speaking about the Zibi Project. Zibi is a world-class sustainable community and redevelopment project by 
Dream Unlimited Corp and Theia Partners. Zibi is where nature, culture, heritage and the joys of life culminate.
Come and hear what’s happening at the location between Gatineau and Ottawa!


Price Change for TV Bingo cards


Starting April 1, 2019, TV Bingo cards will be raised to $4.

The price has remained the same since the bingo began in 2010, and the change is due to an increase in the cost of TV production and other related operating costs to run the weekly TV Bingo show, therefore it is necessary for Kiwanis to raise the cost of a bingo card to $4.00 effective the April 1st game.

The prize board will remain the same. Thank you for playing every week – your continued patronage allows Kiwanis to provide financial support to the Ottawa Community. Please pass this message along to your family and friends who play our TV Bingo.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Circle K – Angie Kelly - Interval House

12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

A great presentation by Angie Kelly from Interval House Ottawa which provides shelter for woman and children living with abuse.

Founded in 1973, as Canada’s first center, Interval House takes a holistic approach to helping women and children leave abuse behind and start new lives, free of violence. They hold the dignity of their residents and clients in high importance. Everyone deserves a life of peace and safety and their goal is to help break the cycle of violence.

We were shocked to hear that a woman is killed by an abuser every 5 days in Canada, and 70% of woman in Ontario are in an abusive relationship right now. Abuse can be verbal, physical, emotional, financial, sexual and now cyber bullying, all based on the abuser asserting control. This has serious long-term affects on the children. Interval House offers accommodation as well as counselling and a 24-hour crisis line, and they are at full capacity with 200-300 women per year, turning away 800 women per year. They are only partially funded and hold fundraisers and seek donations. Men are encouraged to become aware and talk about it. More information can be found at Interval House Ottawa.

The Circle K students who hosted the meeting did a great job running the agenda. Georgie Adams was very clear as the Chair. The Heart of the City Piano program teachers played a few pieces on the piano and we can see why this program is doing well.

For more about the Heart of the City Piano program see the script that was presented at the luncheon. This was a program initiated with our club’s help as we applied for the $25,000 grant from the Trillium Foundation.


Kiwanis Trivia Night

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

“What is the smallest mammal on earth – the bumblebee bat” who knew?!

Well the Bed Race’s team were the top winners with 29/40 trivia questions answered correctly. Their team of 6 players each get a 3rd level ticket to a Senators hockey game. What a fun event.

Walter Noble put a variety of questions together which baffled some of us and a few controversial questions (tough bunch!) were solved. Thank you to Gary Coulombe, President of the Kiwanis Club of Manotick, who was the emcee for the night and everyone was happy with their dinner at Robbie’s Restaurant.

A fun event that we should continue to include in our lunch or dinner programs.

Thank you Walter and Gary!

2019 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis

The weather was great, and the new location on York Street worked out wonderfully.

The results of day include:

Fastest Bed

  1. Myers Motors

  2. International Union of Elevator Constructors

  3. Gloucester Key Club

  4. La Cite

Best Fund Raisers

  1. International Union of Elevator Constructors

  2. Trane

  3. WSP

Best Corporate Fund Raisers

  1. Myers Motors

Best Costumes, Decorations and Enthusiasm

  1. Accora Village team 3

  2. Les Suites Hotel

  3. WSP

Best Team Spirit

  1. Marriott Hotel Ottawa

Funds raised goes to support the Aktion Club (a program for developmentally delayed adults), other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's projects and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.

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Here are a few images from the day, and lots of photos from over the years available here ->