Christmas Trees Arrive


Our shipment of Christmas trees arrived early in the morning at our Lincoln Fields location, and some Kiwanians were there to take them off the truck and stack them up. They can be ordered on-line here.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Steve Kanellakos, City Manager - City of Ottawa

Kiwanis Luncheon - Steve Kanellakos, City Manager - City of Ottawa



Steve Kanellakos, the City Manager for the City of Ottawa will be speaking to us about “ The City’s Priorities Over the Next Two Years”.

Formerly with the City of Ottawa, Steve is now proud to lead the fourth largest municipality in Canada, and to make a difference in the city he calls home.  Steve’s vision is to build on the City’s culture of excellence in delivering services across a massive geographic region that encompasses many diverse and unique communities.

Steve provided some impressive information about the City of Ottawa:

  • We’re currently the fourth largest city in Canada - we’re about to break 1 million in our population.
    • More than 40% of our residents are bilingual and 22% are immigrants.
    • Our landmass includes 2,796 square kilometres.
    • The City of Ottawa has a $3.2 billion operating budget that funds over 100 different services that the City provides through one of our nine departments.
  • Just last year, MoneySense magazine ranked Ottawa as the best place in Canada to live because of our:
    • High median household income
    • Low taxes
    • Low crime
    • Ease of access to walking, cycling and transit
    • Good weather
    • And strong, established sports and arts communities
  • Ottawa has been ranked:
    • The number one ‘Tech Hub’ to live and work in, in Canada
    • The number one ‘most technology intensive city’ in Canada
  • In the last 5 years, Ottawa technology companies have raised more money in the public markets then every other city in Canada combined.
    • The number one ‘best place to live for new Canadians’
    • The number one ‘most sustainable city in Canada’ and third in North America
    • The number one ‘most educated workforce’ in Canada
    • And, we’ve ranked in the top 10 cities for the best quality of life in Canada

Kiwanis Luncheon - Randy Ambrosie - CFL Commissioner



CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie will be the guest speaker at our Kiwanis luncheon.

Commissioner Ambrosie has been instrumental in the decisions made reduce contact in practices during the season, and lengthening the schedule to expand the time between games. The commissioner also has reduced the number of penalty challenges to make the game flow better.

Time: 12:00 on Friday October 27th.

Location: Horticulture Building Lansdowne Park

Registration begins: 11:00 A.M. Two hours free parking – enter from Driveway. Take first right to underground parking

2017 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 destroy your documents at their mobile unit. Cost to you is only $8 per box.  You can bring a bankers box (approximately 12"x12"x15") or any box that you can carry, and if you want they'll even give you back the box.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017  from 9:00 to 14:00.

Where: Hampton Park Plaza, at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood just off the Queensway (1405 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z.  Just look for the big Shred-it trucks and drive into the parking lot. Volunteers will direct you where to drive.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Dave Ferguson


Our guest speaker will be Dave Ferguson, the Executive Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. We will get the chance to learn about the programs that are offered to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Programs providing life skills, cognitive and perceptual skills, job placement, rehabilitation, residential assessment, and more for adults over 18 with multiple disabilities.

Hear more about how they support our Kiwanis AKtion Clubs!

We will be meeting at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr, Ottawa. Use the west entrance.

CHEO Donations from Mac's and Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has great partnership for the Kiwanis TV Bingo with Mac's Milk who are the exclusive sales agent for the weekly bingo cards.

As a thank you for the help from Mac's, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa made a $15,000 donation to the CHEO Foundation on behalf of Mac's, who kindly matched the donation with their own $15,000. Here are some photos of the donations made at Mac's store at Metcalfe and Gloucester in Ottawa.

KIwanis Luncheon - Christo Bilukidi, NFL defensive lineman

Christo Bilukidi met a man on a plane… and his life changed.

Growing up in community housing with a strong single mom who encouraged her children to do their best he seized the opportunity for a good education and moved to the U.S. on a football scholarship. He was 22 and made it to the big league.

One day he realized he didn’t want to play football anymore and came back to his hometown Ottawa and is now an ambassador for the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation and encourages children to grab the opportunities that life offers them. He also started his own business making SUITS FOR ALL. 

President’s Rose

President Steve was proud to give his first president’s rose to Warren Gencher for all the work he does for our club. He provides marketing assistance to our TV Bingo on a regular basis and supports many of our club projects. Congratulations Warren.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Turn Over Day


Join us to say Goodbye and Thank You to President Stephen Tanner and the Board of Directors for that past year, and to Welcome President Steve Moore and the Board of Directors for the new year starting October 1st.

All Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs will also be recognized for their support and contribution.
We will be entertained by the Music Committee and Jamie Johnson will present the year-end video which captures our club activities this past year.  Join us to share in the memories.  
Invite a guest or potential member!

It was indeed a busy year for the Club and President Stephen Tanner, and the video below gives some ideas what that would include.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Ottawa Greekfest


Lunch at the Ottawa Greekfest! at the Hellenic Community Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa.

The band “Alexandros” will be part of the entertainment while we have lunch. 
One of the biggest highlights at the festival is the LIVE MUSIC! that will help bring the feeling of Greece into your hearts. What makes Greek music so unique and festive is the sound of the bouzouki. There is no other instrument like it. When you combine it with the other instruments in the band, you can’t help but tap your feet and sing along!

On the Menu – Our menu will be delivered to our tables and you serve yourself from a selection of Salads, Pikilia platters, Chicken and Pork Souvlaki Sticks, Lamb, Rice platter, Pita bread, Soft drinks and water, Honeyballs for dessert. 

Parking - Limited parking is available onsite, but other parking locations in the area will be open for use during the festival.

Free Shuttle Service - There will be a free shuttle service to and from St Pius High School about every 10 minutes. St. Pius High School is located at 1481 Fisher Ave.

Free parking will also be available (without shuttle service) at:  St. John the Baptist Shrine located at 952 Green Valley Cres.   

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