Fundraising Projects 1995-96

1995 TV Auction

We wrapped up our 33rd Annual TV Auction in October 1995. Kiwanis manpower of approximately 150 saw results of $58,000 raised for our Community Services Account and we were very pleased with another successful Auction.

This year we embarked on a new venue of 4 Live Auctioneers as well as through Television. The results were not as high as in the past yet we were still able to raise over $50,000 which was just a bit short of our budget.

Lottery Calendar for CPR

A total of 7,500 Calendars were printed and ready for distribution in September 1995 for our 2nd annual Lottery Calendar. A quick re-distribution was done to local School Boards and Corporate Associates. Many Kiwanis members sold calendars through their offices and other contacts and with help from local hospitals and the Alex Dayton Centre we sold approximately 4100 calendars by January 31, 1996. Our first draw was on January 1,1996 for $100 and will continue for 365 days. Because of this terrific fundraiser we were able to provide the necessary funding to the School Boards for the purchase of mannikins to high schools to teach the mandatory baby CPR course to approximately 8500 students. We can be proud that we were part of a project that will see EVERY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ABLE TO GIVE CPR BY THE YEAR 2000!

9th Annual Duck Race for Tiny Hearts at CHEO

We held another successful Duck Race this year at Hartwell Locks. There were 20 prizes given this year instead of the usual 10 and the total ticket sales were 79,916 which was just a little short of last year. Our club was allocated 30,000 tickets to sell this year and we sold 27,731, which was a big jump from our sales last year of 26,900. We had help from other Kiwanis clubs who all did a great job this year, expecially the Kiwanis Club of Nepean who sold 10,001 tickets, an increase from their sales of last year. Chairman Rick Barrigar’s committee was proud to provide the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation with a cheque for $252,775.37 on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa this year, at the Children's Network Telethon. This brings our total contribution to $2.5 Million dollars since the Duck Race's inception in 1988.

Our 35th Annual Benefit Dinner Chairman Mike Moore and his committee was pleased to report sales of approximately 308 tickets at their Benefit Dinner just held on May 8,1996. The entertainment this year was a success and the Silent Auction held for the second year in a row went over well with approximately $10,000 being raised during the Auction alone. Another successful fundraiser for our club, with net proceeds of approximately $28,465.00.