2019 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis

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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.

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

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 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 700 food hampers to over 300 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 - Corporate Member Staples

12:00 – 1:45 p.m.
WE ARE RELOCATING to Industria Pizzeria + Bar, 225 Marché Way, Ottawa (Lansdowne Park)
PARKING – underground parking accessible from Queen Elizabeth Driveway (see map attached).
There is an elevator between 100 and 200 which takes you up to the ground level beside the Cinema.

Industria Pizzeria is on the just two buildings to the west beside Winners / Structube

Presentation by Corporate Member

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with members Souhail Samad and Martin de la Fuente

“The New Staples”

They are re-vamping their image as a company and will discuss their new branding