Watch-it, Shred-it Day

Everyone has a few boxes of unwanted important documents buried in storage – and has no idea what to do with them.

Shred your unwanted documents, help the Kiwanis Club support needy families at Christmas


These could be important yet obsolete papers such as old bank statements, tax bills, old agendas and diaries, and other personal items that – to guard against identity theft – shouldn’t be put into the black box recycling bin. So these papers remain in the basement, closet or storage unit indefinitely, taking up space and gathering dust.

Fortunately, you can safely and responsibly dispose of these unwanted documents, while helping deserving Ottawa-area families receive a week’s worth of groceries – including a turkey – at Christmas. The place to do this is at the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s ninth annual Watch-it, Shred-it Day fundraiser at Ottawa’s Hampton Park Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 26. Hampton Park Plaza is located at the corner of Carling and Kirkwood Avenues, with the Watch-it, Shred-it event running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot.

Watch-it, Shred-it Day is where you can bring your unwanted documents to be safely shredded into unreadable scraps once and for all.

“In partnership with the mobile document destruction company Shred-it, which is providing  five document shredding trucks staffed by Shred-it employee volunteers, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will destroy these unwanted documents as you watch,” said Neil McDonald, co- chair of the club’s Shred-it Day committee. “That’s right: You can have them chopped up for a good cause.”

“Better yet, we accept documents with staples, paper clips, and even small bull-dog clips,” said Ian Peddie, the Shred-it Day committee’s other co-chair. “Shred-it’s powerful shredding trucks can even chop up wire spiral binders and bound books. And if you feel the need, you can watch while your unwanted documents are chewed up; just to feel assured that they are gone for good.” If you ask them they will even give you back the box you brought the documents in.

The cost to shred your unwanted documents is just $8 per banker’s box (or equivalent) load of documents, with a limit of  five boxes per vehicle. One hundred per cent of the funds raised will be used to prepare the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Food Hampers at Christmastime.

Previous Watch-it, Shred-it Days have collected anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000 per year for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Christmas food basket program.

“Watch-it, Shred-it Day is the perfect mix of safe document disposal and helping your neighbours,” said McDonald. “And you’ll free up space in your storage area,” added Peddie.
For more information call 613-233-1900.

Kiwanis Turnover Night - Round Robin

6:00 p.m. Three members’ homes

2019 Turnover Night Round Robin Party - It’s Social Time! A Round Robin will take place once again at the homes of Kiwanians in the Hunt Club/Greenbank area.

Starting at 6:00 p.m., six groups of diners will roam between three homes for a three-course meal, changing dinner companions as they change venues.  
The Mixing Bowl was eager to sign up again as our caterer so good food is guaranteed. Food restrictions are accommodated too.

Cost $75.00 per person.    BYO.    

Deadline to sign up is September 21st, please contact Kathleen Holst to reserve your spot.  Join us for a great evening!

Kiwanis Luncheon - Peter Weltman, Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer

12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

Peter Weltman, spoke about his role as Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer and piqued our curiosity and interest in becoming a bit more aware of Ontario’s economic and fiscal situation. He stated that their office prepares the facts and have no opinion on recession or forecasts. There was discussion on Quebec’s labor force for female vs. male being the highest in the country which is attributable to their inexpensive child care. For more information on how Ontario is no longer the growth engine in Canada, Peter agreed to share his presentation which is attached. Their website for more information is and if for any questions Peter indicated you can contact him directly

Welcome New Member

Ron Mathurin, VP of Sales and Merchandising at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor who was introduced by Tom Pullen on behalf of his sponsor Alan Smith.  Ron is the new Corporate Member representative from La-Z-Boy and will be joining Corporate Membership and Bed Race Committees. Welcome Ron! 

Nine and Dine Charity Golf Tournament

Kiwanis & friends, nine and dine best-ball scramble golf tournament. Starts at 3:00, dinner at 6:00 with a silent and live auction.

Golf fee, cart and dinner for $150, or just attend the dinner only for $50.

As a dinner guest you can also participate in the Silent Auction

Event to be held :

  • Monday, 9 September 2019 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

  • Club de Golf Tecumseh

  • 475 Rue Saint-Louis

  • Gatineau, QC J8P 8B6

Kiwanis Luncheon at the Rockcliffe Boathouse Restaurant

12:00 at the Rockliffe Boat House Restaurant

The Restaurant, is just off the Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway.  Take the parkway to the first lookout coming from downtown (at Lisgar Road) and the sign is posted for the restaurant which is located on the water so go down the dirt road to the parking lot.  It is wheelchair accessible and there is plenty of parking.


A Kiwanis banner will be posted beside the lookout.

Join us at this great location on the water.  
A chance to invite a guest and to share in the camaraderie with fellow Kiwanians and friends.
No guest speaker.  Rain or shine as the outdoor restaurant is covered.