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 & 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 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.


75 Years for the 211 Kiwanis Air Cadets

Did you know the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has proudly sponsored the 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron for 75 years since November 1942?!  The longest sponsorship and partnership in the history of our Club.  

The late Vic Castledine was the first Commanding Officer and his son Past President Allan Castledine was the first cadet. Both Vic and Allan are members of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Hall of Fame.

On the 12th May 2018, the squadron held their Annual Ceremonial Review. The cadets had the final parade and awards were presented for individual and group achievements over the past year.  

Included in the awards were special recognition of Allan Castledine and Ken Miller, along with recognition for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa for the 75 years of sponsorship, the longest of any cadet squadron or corps.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Key Club - Ray Zahab - Cdn Long Distance Runner

2018-05-11 12:00 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

On November 1, 2006, former “pack a day smoker” turned ultra runner Ray Zahab and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, both accomplished runners, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. 111 days and 7,500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, Africa they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea.