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Kiwanis Luncheon - Jim Watson - Ottawa 2017

Our own member Mayor Jim Watson will speak about the plans for 2017 and the signature events that will be once-in-a-lifetime experiences. They are planning a year-long calendar of all-new events and celebrations that will make Canada’s 150th in Ottawa an unforgettable experience for all. 

Meeting at Rideau Tennis Club, 1 Donald Street, Ottawa.  Free parking. You can also park at Strathcona Park and walk over the footbridge.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Robert Chiarelli MPP Ottawa West Nepean

The Ontario government is making historic investments to build Ontario up and deliver on its number one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

Location: St. Elias Banquet Centre 750 Ridgewood Ave. Ottawa

18th Annual "One Can Make a Difference" Golf Tournament

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The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Inc. ran its 18th Annual “One Can Make a Difference” Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds of over $50,000 will be used to enable Kiwanis service projects which support the Kiwanis theme of “One Can Make a Difference”. This year, the cocktail party included some wonderful music from Kiwanis Music Festival performers.

More images from this year, and past years are available here. Digital downloads are free, and proceeds from prints go to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

New Members Mean New Possiblities

GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY

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.

WORKING TOGETHER FOR A COMMON PURPOSE

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.

THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

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.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

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

Individual

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

Family

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

Corporate

  • 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.

Eliminate Project

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 49,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.

To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.