EC&C District Convention

The Kiwanis Clubs in the Ottawa area will be hosting the Eastern Canada & Caribbean District Convention. The Convention will align with the Club's 100th anniversary, as well as 150 years anniversary for Canada. The event will see 500 Kiwanians arrive in Ottawa as part of an annual planning process.


All the details about the convention are available their web site, and can be followed on their Facebook page.

ALL members are invited to participate, even if you are NOT REGISTERED for the Convention itself, but possibly as a volunteer or you may want to attend the Host Night and or the Gala Dinner. We'd love to celebrate Kiwanis with many members  from every local Kiwanis Club.  See the list of events below.

Key Leader for Adults – May 17th - Lead Facilitator – Kiwanis International President Jane Erikson

There are 47 people registered and growing for the Key Leader for Adults forum on May 17th 1- 6 pm.  We will be holding the forum in the Oak Room in the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. A coffee break at 3:30 pm has also been ordered. If you want to register, please contact Glenn Pushman The Cost is $20. per person. Bargain!!!

Items for Registration Bags

Would any of those reading this have an opportunity to obtain an item(s) to be added to our Registration bags.

Examples: how about a Gluten Free granola Bar, a package of mouth refreshers, a tiny note pad etc.. To talk about this, please contact Rachel Kooyman 


If you would like to volunteer an haven’t told us yet, or, if you're a returning snowbird, this is the last call for volunteers. Please call Dawn Morewood at 613-566-3631 or Firma French 613-837-4078 or email  

Host Night - Friday May 19th

Join us for Host Night at the EC & C Convention as we celebrate all things CANADIANA. This event is a separate ticket from convention registration and is open to Friends and Family of Kiwanis. The event will take place at the Canadian Museum of History in the Grand Hall. 

The spectacular Grand Hall offers an introduction to the history, cultures and beliefs of the First Peoples of Canada’s Pacific Coast. With its curving, six-storey window wall and unrivalled view of Parliament Hill, the Grand Hall is one of the country’s most impressive indoor public spaces and the Museum’s architectural centrepiece. Visitors will discover six iconic Native houses connected by a Pacific Coast shoreline and boardwalk, magnificent totem poles, the original plaster pattern for Spirit of Haida Gwaii by celebrated Haida artist Bill Reid, and Raven Bringing Light to the World, a gold-on-bronze sculpture by Robert Davidson. 

Tickets at $50.00 per person can be purchased at    If you have difficulty then ask a Kiwanis friend to help you.  This is not a dinner – munchies will be available.

Gala Evening & Closing Ceremonies - Saturday May 20th  - Open to all

Tickets at $100.00 per person and can be purchased at If you have difficulty then ask a Kiwanis friend to help you or contact Alison Hunter 613-288-9010 or Rachel Kooyman 613-288-0205 or email Fun evening with a scrumptious dinner.

Welcome Station at the Ottawa Airport

Glenn Pushman (Kiwanis Club of Manotick) is coordinating this hometown welcome with his club for both afternoon & evenings of May 17th & 18th. 

Kiwanis Music Festival Highlights Concert - Bus Entourage

President of Kiwanis Club of Rideau, Jim Puskas, assisted by the President of Kiwanis Club of Rideau, Faye Beaufort are coordinating this Kiwanis family event.

Partners Program

We are making another request for volunteers & there are many opportunities for all to be included.

Please check the Partners Program at the above link or included as an attachment to this message.

This is an opportunity for all spouses, partners & even children of local Kiwanians to take part in some of these activities.

For information, please contact Lana Tanner & Mary Charboneau


Hosted by former MP and Kiwanian David Daubney.  Thursday May 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Limited to the first 35 who sign up.  There will be a guided walk leaving the Westin hotel at 1:30 p.m. Please call or email Mary Charbonneau 613-723-8070 or

Aktion Club Conference - $5.00 admittance fee 

This is a great opportunity to support our Aktion Club, Advisors & members. Although there are a lot of activities going on, I surely do hope some of you will check out this event. Volunteers would be welcomed to attend wearing their Kiwanis name badges etc...   

Please contact
- Aktion Club Chairs within your Kiwanis Clubs
- Dave Trigger