Kiwanis Luncheon - Corporate Membership - Mark Bonneau Ottawa Senators

2018-09-14 12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

Join us to hear more about Kiwanis Corporate Membership from one of our own members, Mark Bonneau from the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club.

Mark will speak about their long-standing relationship with our club as one of our first Corporate members.

We will also be introducing a number of new members.

Introduction for Corporate Members

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) is one of the most active and dynamic service clubs in the world.

With 150 members from the private, public and voluntary sectors, the Club has a focus on community service projects for children and youth including the Kiwanis Music Festival and mentoring with Cadets, Circle K and Key Clubs.

These projects require thousands of volunteer hours from Club members, and the Club spearheads a number of high profile fund raising events to help fund these projects. 

The Club is one of over 16,000 Clubs in Kiwanis International. Click here for a quick fact sheet on Kiwanis.

Kiwanis Luncheon, February 17, 2017

John Halvorsen,

President and Race Director, Run Ottawa.
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, “Behind the scenes planning and impact”

A two-time Olympian and holder of the Ottawa 10K record for over 20 years, John will speak to us about Run Ottawa, originally known as the National Capital Marathon, which is the Region’s
premiere running organization and the organizers of Canada’s
most popular multi-day running event, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

 At this luncheon,  we will also be saying Thank you to our Bed Race Sponsors, recognizing the winners of our Bed Race, and making a big cheque presentation.
Come out to lunch and show your appreciation to these people who are great supporters of your Club!!


New Members Mean New Possiblities


Reading to young children, mentoring teens in after- school clubs, raising funds for families in need: there’s no better way to make a difference in the life of a child than by offering your time.

Choose to make a difference today by becoming a member of Kiwanis Ottawa. Our volunteers are dedicated to helping children, youth, families, and those in need.

This page introduces you to our club and what you should know if you’re thinking about joining. You’ll learn about our community service work, the benefit of becoming a Kiwanian, and the steps involved in becoming a member.


Founded in 1917, Kiwanis Ottawa is one of the most established and most active community service clubs in Canada. We’ve founded and supported many esteemed programs for children and youth, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and the Kiwanis Music Festival.

Our members come from many different backgrounds, from business owners and doctors, to educators and bureaucrats, and many more. We are a group of dedicated men and women guided by our strong moral values, working together with a common purpose: one child and one community at a time.


Membership offers you the opportunity to be part of our strong tradition of volunteer service, and to build lasting friendships while working to make a difference.

As a member you will:

  • Make a difference in your community. By volunteering with Kiwanis, you can become involved in our programs and activities, all of which focus on helping children, youth, and individuals and families in need.
  • Build friendships. At our luncheons and committee meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to share time with fellow club members, hear from community leaders, and share ideas for community growth.


We have three categories for memberships: individual, family and corporate. Each category gives you the opportunity to take part in our programs and activities.


  • By becoming an individual member you join a dedicated group of volunteers working toward a common goal of building a better community.


  • With a family membership, you can share the Kiwanis experience with family members at a reduced cost.


  • As a corporate member, you get the opportunity to promote the work of your organization and receive special acknowledgements.

We welcome new members who can help us make a difference. To learn how you or your business can join the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, download our membership brochure, have a look at the web site, and contact our membership committee.

Luncheon Meeting (Thursday) - Corporate Membership Luncheon

12:00 - 13:45  - Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Drawing Room.

Very Important Corporate Membership Luncheon

We will introduced 4 companies as part of our Corporate Membership with brief introductions of the 8 individual members. This was a FUN interactive meeting emceed by Past President Tom Pullen, with introductions of 4 new Corporate Memberships – Stevenson and Hunt Insurance Brokers, Metcalfe Realty, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, and Dymon Group of Companies.

A great meeting with feedback from current Corporate Members such as Shred-It and the Canadian War Museum. Thank you to those who spoke during the meeting and to everyone who participated in making this a great welcome for our new corporate members!

Kiwanis Luncheon - Annual General Meeting at the Hilton

NOTICE Of the Annual Meeting of the KIWANIS CLUB OF OTTAWA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all members of Kiwanis Club of Ottawa that the Club has called its Annual General Meeting on April 26, 2012 at 12:00pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2400 Alert Road, Ottawa,  for the purpose of transacting the following business:

1.  The approval of the 2011-12 audited financial statements for:

(a)     Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, Inc.
(b)     Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Foundation
(c)     Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation

 2.     The appointment of the Auditors for the 2011-12 financial year ending 2012-09-30, for:

(a)     Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, Inc.
(b)     Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Foundation           
(c)     Kiwanis club of Ottawa Medical Foundation

 3.      Any other business properly brought before the meeting and any adjournments.


Martin Diegel,  Past President and Elections Chair
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa


Kiwanis Club of Bytown Honors Bill Gosewitz

The members of the former Kiwanis Club of Bytown presented President Bill Gosewitz with the Walter Zeller Award, the highest award that is possible to give by Kiwanis International. The award was given to Bill by the former members of the Bytown club – those who were still there when it closed down this past year. Bill is carrying on as president of the new satellite club which is very busy with fundraising for Kiwanis. Bill is taking the Bytown club in a different direction and he will no doubt do so very successfully. 

New Member - Donald Houston

Donald Houston Don Houston was born in Montreal and grew up in Lachine; he attended the University of New Brunswick but completed his degree at MacDonald College of McGill University, a BSc. in Agriculture, majoring in Land Planning and Environmental Conservation. Don has also spent time in Alberta, Vancouver, and Plymouth MA where he was a whale watch naturalist.

After graduation he became a “professional environmentalist” for more than 20 years, before joining Choice Realty as a real estate agent.

New Member - Nicholas D’Aoust

Nicholas graduated from the University of Ottawa with honors in Civil law and was called to the bar in 2011. Nicholas is a lawyer with Décarie Fortin, in Gatineau. His focus is on commercial and corporate law. He is an active member of the community as a member of the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce and the Regroupement des Gens D’Affaires as well as a board member for Vision Centre-ville de Gatineau.

He volunteers with the Carrefour jeunesse emploi de l’Outaouis as a guest employer for interview simulations. He is also on a committee for ethics in research at l’Université de Quebec en Outaouais. Nic is currently pursuing a second degree in Finance. He is an avid racquetball player and has a love for the outdoors, fishing in particular.

Nic is also the lifetime partner of President Alison, which goes a long way in explaining why even before becoming a member, Nic had volunteered at the Bed Race, Shred It Day, TV Bingo, Christmas Food hamper program and more.

Member Spotlight – Robert Horlick

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has hosted our Christmas Luncheon for Seniors at the Good Companions Seniors’ Centre since 1974. Many members have supported this event, including Dominic D’Arcy who provides the entertainment, and other members including Howard Lithwick, Kanta Marwah, Guy Bourbonniere, Neil McDonald, Lynda Campbell and Barb Perrin, and others.

Bob Horlick who has been volunteering at this event for 34 years since he joined the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and he continues to help coordinate the Seniors Luncheon to this day.  Not only does he volunteer on the day of the luncheon, but he also helps to set up the room the day before, and along with his wife Joni, has coordinated little gifts for the Seniors. Peter Patafie was also a regular volunteer and once Lolachers Catering prepared the food and Peter and Bob would go to pick it up.

Bob is very committed to his community and also helps to coordinate the Citizenship Court reception where our members volunteer and serve cake and refreshments to new Canadians.