Kiwanis Luncheon - Annual General Meeting

2018.04.19 12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

52 members attended the dinner meeting and enjoyed a very nice buffet put on by the Ottawa Hunt Club. Thank you to Past President Brian Reinke for being our parliamentarian, and thank you to Secretary/Treasurer Graham Acreman for his presentation on the current year-to-date financials. Thank you to all attendees. 

Club Elections – Congratulations to the Board of Directors for our fiscal year October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019

Executive Officers
President Mark O’Neill
Past President Steve Moore
President-elect Glen Vaillancourt
Secretary/Treasurer Graham Acreman
Directors:  Guy Bourbonnière, Ryan Fung, Rachel Kooyman, Russ Salo,  Howard Whittaker. 

Kiwanis Luncheon - Hall of Fame Inductions

2018.04.06 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

It was a proud day in Kiwanis!  95 attendees witnessed 3 of our members being inducted into our Hall of Fame and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place.

Many great stories were told by the introducers – Buck Madden introduced Ross Hadwen, Peter Nadeau introduced Tom Spence, and, Mark Max and Tom Pullen introduced Alan Smith – and many of us were shocked to hear how much they have done. 

These members contributed much to our community through Kiwanis and through their actions many lives were affected.  Alan Smith’s thank you message summed it up well when he told the Kiwanis members to ‘continue’.   It was extra special to have their families join us to share in this presentation.

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.   


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!

Kiwanis Luncheon - Jim Kyte - Canada C3


Jim Kyte,  Algonquin College Dean of the School of Hospitality & Tourism, and retired NHL player, will speak about his trip to Canada’s Northwest Passage as part of the Canada C3 Expedition.


Canada C3 is an initiative of the Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation. Since 2000, SOI has led educational expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. Internationally acclaimed as a leader in polar education and youth engagement, SOI expeditions and outreach initiatives educate youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, support their continued growth and inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability. The result is more than 2,500 alumni from 52 countries making positive and lasting impacts in communities around the world.