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 Luncheon - Jonathan Bujeau - Office of the Privacy Commissioner



Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON

Jonathan Bujeau, Senior Privacy Investigator, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

“Practical, real-life privacy issues/considerations from a business and personal perspective"   
Jonathon will discuss how to make privacy a competitive advantage, how to build a proactive and responsive privacy policy, how to avoid a complaint to the OPC and how to reduce the likelihood of a privacy breach.   


2018 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis Results

It took a while to confirm the location, however we were back on the Rideau Canal at Dows Lake, with just about perfect conditions for racing. The event was able to raise over $40,000 for projects of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.

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Best Decorated

  1. Signarama Nepean
  2. Ottawa Fire Fighters
  3. Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Fastest Bed

  1. Int. Union of Elevator Constructors
  2. Myers Motors
  3. Accora Village #2

Best Fund Raisers

  1. Int. Union of Elevator Constructors
  2. WSP
  3. Myers Motors + Clocktower Pub

Best Team Spirit

  1. Ottawa Fire Fighters

Photos and Videos

We have some photos posted below with lots more here. Check out our Twitter feed for more.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Coverage from CTV Ottawa

Coverage for CBC Ottawa Radio

A great interview with Lee Galka from Accora Village and Chris Kemp for the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 96.

Ottawa Sun

Images #21 to 27 in the weekend photo gallery.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Micheal Tremblay - Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards


Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON


Michael Tremblay, CEO of Invest Ottawa, is heavily influenced by the theory that the world is entering a “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” an economic era characterized by new technologies that combine physical, digital and biological elements. Companies are operating in a time of “great promise and great peril” with virtually every business sector susceptible to rapid change and disruption.

He gave a brief history of Invest Ottawa and noted they will increase efforts to address the perceived shortage of skilled workers and to create more high-value jobs in Canada’s capital which will build greater global awareness that “Ottawa is the best place to live and work.”  

Welcome New Member

Tanis Luckman is a Corporate Account Executive with Dymon Storage Corporation.  She was introduced by Peter Charboneau as the second representative, joining Matt Emonts from Dymon. She has joined the Bed Race Committee and the Key Club Committee. Welcome to our club, Tanis!

President’s Rose

The rose was presented to Michael Lafontaine who is Co-Chairing the Direct Assistance Committee for the 3rd consecutive year, and for keeping meticulous records for the many requests for funding we get each month.  Congratulations Mike!