2019 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis

Put your team together for the annual Accora Village Bed Race for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa on February 16, 2019. This will be the 39th running of the Bed Race, and the 16th organized by the Kiwanis Club of 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. You can register your teams and pledges here.

For 2019 the event will be moving from Dows Lake to York Street near Dalhousie with a large number of other activities.

  • registration starting at 11:00,

  • the Parade of Beds at 12:30,

  • racing between 13:00 and 14:30,

  • and the after party starting at 15:00 at the Hometown Sports Grill.

This is a fun event for teams of all ages, so come on out, have fun and help Kiwanis support the community.

  • Team registration is $300 and the registration fee is waived if your team raises $1000 or more in pledges

  • Your team gets a minimum 2 races with a potential for up to 5

  • Great prizes and bragging rights

  • There are a limited prebuilt beds are available for purchase of $200

Lots of photos from over the years available here ->

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 ttspence@bell.net

Christmas Luncheon for Seniors 2018

2018 will represent the 64th Christmas Luncheon for Seniors to be put on by the Club. Again this year it will be at the Good Companions Centre. With the help of the Centre, and chef Frank.. 125 Seniors will be in attendance, along with 25 volunteers including Kiwanians, family and friends for a wonderful meal, along with entertainment from Noel Dimar.

Here are some photos from 2017:

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 Christmas Food Hampers 2018

With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club will prepare and delivered over 600 food hampers to over 185 families.

The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group.

The Club is accepting donations on line to help this year with more hampers.

Here are some photos from the Saturday of loading up the last of the hampers, and getting them ready for pick up by 65 volunteers for delivery.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Jim Orban - Ottawa Heart Institute

Jim Orban shared great news on cardiac surgery which has come a long way since the first heart transplant in Ottawa in 1984 and the recipient lived until he was 65 in 2007.  The Ottawa Hospital has made a lot of advancements in cardiac care since 1976 and is the largest cardiac referral centre for 20 local hospitals and across Canada. With 1,400 very skilled staff to manage the 220,000 patients visited last year they completed 2,000 complex bypass surgeries and 30 transplants.  They continue to build for excellence with over 500,000 square feet and current construction will have the Heart Institute in one building. The next frontier sees minimally invasive heart surgery and robotics, totally implantable artificial hearts, virtual interactions and more.  

Special thanks were given to James Maxwell for suggesting we hold a golf tournament at Tecumseh Golf Course and his friend and sponsor Alan Smith was challenged to bring it together.  Kiwanians went to work in September and met the challenge with 110 golfers and additional dinner attendees.  We also recognized La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, and Groupe Fortin of Tecumseh Golf Course, who were the presenting sponsors of the event.  Bottom line was a revenue-make of $25,000.   Thank you James Maxwell, David Maxwell, and Pierre Fortin!  

New Member

We welcomed Matt Burns, Account Executive with new Corporate Member David Burns & Associates, who was sponsored by Alan Smith.  Matt joins us along with his brother Ian Burns who was previously introduced to the club by Alan.  Welcome to the Club, Matt!  

President’s Rose

Alan Smith received the rose for his support of our club projects during his 40-year tenure with our club and for continuing to think about Kiwanis and ways for us to raise funds. He has sponsored 7 new members in the past 2 years as he is proud to share Kiwanis with his friends and business associates. Congratulations Alan. 

Kiwanis Luncheon - Remembrance Day - Mélanie Morin-Pelletie - Canadian War Museum

2018-11-09 12:00 Ottawa Kiwanis Club

Mélanie Morin-Pelletier, Ph.D. is a Historian, War and Society, with the Canadian War Museum, and will be speaking about “Resilience – The battlefield Art of Mary Ritter Hamilton, 1919 – 1922”

The author of many books and multiple articles on Canadian military nursing and on the impact of the war on the Canadian home front, she has curated three major exhibitions since joining the Canadian War Museum in 2012.

We will be joined by our sponsored 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Air Cadets Squadron.

Invite a Veteran or a Canadian Armed Forces member or anyone who contributed to the war effort.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Heidi Sveistrup - Bruyere Research Institute

2018-10-26 12:00 Ottawa Hunt Club

Heidi Sveistrup, Interim CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Bruyère Research Institute shared with us amazing steps in virtual reality and sensors and how we can use these technologies to support wellness, engagement and long life.

President’s Rose

The roses were presented to Neil McDonald and Ian Peddie for their consistent dedication to the Shred-it Day project and for organizing the volunteers and the trucks. Thank you to the volunteers who showed up to work on Saturday.

Thank you to Shred-it for their support for the past 10 years!

Watch-it Shred-it Day

Dispose of your personal records securely— and support Kiwanis programs, too!

Bring your old tax files and other personal records for this one- day fundraising event. Watch as Shred-it technicians securely shred your documents in their mobile shredding trucks.

Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hampton Park Plaza, at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood just of the Queensway

COST: $8.00 per box (up to 1 cu.ft.), maximum 5 boxes per person