Kiwanis Club of Ottawa honors local Olympic Athletes

The Sydney Olympics of 2000 included a large contingent of athletes from the Ottawa area. On Friday, 2000-12-15, at 12:30 PM in the Chateau Laurier Ballroom, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will be honoring these athletes.

The meeting will include Ed Healey, President of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, with Dr. Andrew Pipe as the guest speaker and over 10 local Olympic athletes. Dr. Pipe is the Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian Olympic Association. Dr. Pipe and the athletes will be available in a press conference before the meeting.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is celebrating 84 years of active fund raising and community involvement as a not-for-profit organization. The largest Kiwanis Club in Canada, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is one of the most active and dynamic service clubs in the world. Each year the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa returns $500,000 to the local community. One of the 8,000 Clubs in Kiwanis International, the Club has met every Friday since 1917 at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

Other projects carried on by Kiwanis in the Ottawa area include the Kiwanis Duck Race for Tiny Hearts, the “Never Shake a Baby” educational video, and the “Reading is Fundamental” project running at Connaught Public School.

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For information call Jean Filion (Kiwanis Club of Ottawa) at 233-8484; This information is available at in an electronic format.