Kiwanis Trivia Night

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

This fun new initiative replaces the Friday February 22 luncheon meeting.

  • Robbie’s Italian Restaurant -1531 St. Laurent Blvd (at Belfast) Free parking

  • $10.00 per person (to purchase prizes)

  • Evening’s Emcee is Gary Coulombe, President of the Kiwanis Club of Manotick

Join us for an evening of fun, fellowship and a chance to get to know your fellow Kiwanians!!! Open to all Kiwanis members and their guests. Test your knowledge from a variety of categories.

  • 6:00 pm - Order and pay for your own meal from the menu

  • 6:45 pm - Short Kiwanis Club Meeting

7:00 pm Trivia starts / 8:30 pm Trivia ends 

  • Register online and pay your $10.00 no later than Wednesday, February 20 at 12 noon (as we have to let the restaurant know how many participants to expect)

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 ->

Kiwanis Luncheon - Canadian Mental Health Association

12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt Club.

Dania Versailles and Nancy Rousselle, from the Canadian Mental Health Association, explained that their services focus on ages 16-64. Services include outreach, case management, housing, concurrent disorders treatment program, health promotion, and vocational support services for clients. They also offer training and community development to respond to the needs of individuals with serious mental illness, education, training and distribution of materials.

Talking about mental illness helps everyone and raises awareness about and reduces the stigma attached to mental illness. We all need good balance in our life – social/ physical/spiritual/economic/health and it can be traumatic when you tip the balance. Signs to watch for in thinking and mood behaviours, crying, depression, alcohol or drugs, social anxiety, declining school or work performance. Talk to them, show you care.

CAMH also provides workshops:

  • SafeTALK * Understanding the Unspoken Pain (assisting survivors of war and trauma)

  • Myths & Realities of Mental Illness

  • Integrated Treatment for Concurrent Disorders

  • Mental Health Works (for employers and employees in the workplace)

  • Living Life to the Full * Motivational Interviewing.


We welcomed three new Corporate Members:

1) Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc. was introduced a few weeks ago with Bill Gosewitz and today we were pleased to welcome their second Corporate member, Bill’s wife, Joanne Mazerolle-Gosewitz, who has been in the mortgage industry for over 35 years;

2) Apollo Property Management was introduced as a new Corporate Member with President Pat Charbonneau who has been a member of our club for 22 years, and Pat introduced their second member, Kandas Miller, Vice-President of Apollo Property Management;

3) Dan Charbonneau, Account Manager at the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and second member of their Corporate Membership, was introduced by his father Pat Charbonneau.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Dr. Trevin S. Stratton - "The Forces Shaping the Future Economy"

We are relocating to the  Best Western Plus Downtown Suites, 377 O’Connor Street (at Gladstone), in the Victoria Salon.

Parking will be available across the street at Hulse Playfair & McGarry for free.  Also there is parking below the Best Western at a cost of $15.00


Trevin S. Stratton, Ph.D. the Chief Economist at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be speaking on “The Forces Shaping the Future Economy.”

Dr. Trevin Stratton is an award-winning business economist, specializing in global and technological change. He helps organizations identify and manage opportunities arising from the trends that are reshaping industry and international business.

As Chief Economist at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, he helps develop national policy positions aimed at improving Canada’s economic performance and the competitiveness of Canadian business. Trevin is also a former member of our Circle K program.

Accora Village Bed Race at a Senator's Game

Between the 1st and 2nd period of the Ottawa Senators game against the Phoenix Coyotes, we ran a very short version of the Bed Race to show off the fun of a race. The International Union of Elevator Constructors, one of our long time supporters and winners a multiple awards for fastest bed and for best fund raisers, barely edged out our sponsor, Accora Village, who were running their show bed rather than their racing bed.

There was a lot of fun chirping leading up to the main event on February 16th.

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