It’s Turnover Day. This is the day we say Thank you to President Mark O’Neill and the Board of Directors, and welcome new President Glen Vaillancourt and new Board of Directors for 2019-20.
Shred your unwanted documents, help the Kiwanis Club support needy families at Christmas
Everyone has a few boxes of unwanted important documents buried in storage – and has no idea what to do with them.
These could be important yet obsolete papers such as old bank statements, tax bills, old agendas and diaries, and other personal items that – to guard against identity theft – shouldn’t be put into the black box recycling bin. So these papers remain in the basement, closet or storage unit indefinitely, taking up space and gathering dust.
Fortunately, you can safely and responsibly dispose of these unwanted documents, while helping deserving Ottawa-area families receive a week’s worth of groceries – including a turkey – at Christmas. The place to do this is at the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s eighth annual Watch-it, Shred-it Day fundraiser at Ottawa’s Hampton Park Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. Hampton Park Plaza is located at the corner of Carling and Kirkwood Avenues, with the Watch-it, Shred-it event running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot.
Watch-it, Shred-it Day is where you can bring your unwanted documents to be safely shredded into unreadable scraps once and for all.
“In partnership with the mobile document destruction company Shred-it, which is providing ve document shred-ding trucks staffed by Shred-it employee volunteers, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will destroy these unwanted documents as you watch,” said Neil McDonald, co- chair of the club’s Shred-it Day committee. “That’s right: You can have them chopped up for a good cause.”
“Better yet, we accept documents with staples, paper clips, and even small bull- dog clips,” said Ian Peddie, the Shred-it Day committee’s other co-chair. “Shred- it’s powerful shredding trucks can even chop up wire spiral binders and bound books. And if you feel the need, you can watch while your unwanted documents are chewed up; just to feel assured that they are gone for good.”
The cost to shred your unwanted documents is just $8 per banker’s box (or equivalent) load of documents, with a limit of five boxes per vehicle. One hundred per cent of the funds raised will be used to prepare the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Christmas food baskets.
Previous Watch-it, Shred-it Days have collected anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000 per year for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Christmas food basket program.
“Watch-it, Shred-it Day is the perfect mix of safe document disposal and help- ing your neighbours,” said McDonald. “And you’ll free up space in your storage area,” added Peddie.
For more information call 613-233-1900.
Thanks to now Past President Wayne French and his Board of Directors, and a welcome to President Stephen Tanner and the new Board of Directors.
Enjoy the year in review video, and some images from the meeting.
On Sunday, January 24th, between the 2nd and 3rd period of the game between the Ottawa Senators and the NY Rangers, the Club ran a single bed race to show off much fun the event can be. Our thanks to the Sens for hosting us, and to the Accora Village (our title sponsor), Algonquin College (a gold sponsor and bed maker), the Chateau Laurier (13 year participant) and the International Union of Elevator Constructors (last year's fastest bed and best fund raiser) for racing.
Tons of fun to be had at the Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis on February 6th, with room still left for teams.
For over 40 years the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has been serving lunch to seniors for Christmas. This year's luncheon took place at the Good Companions Centre, and was attended by over 100 seniors, and lunch was served by Kiwanians and their families. Santa Claus was in attendance, and the entertainment was provided by Dominic D'Arcy and his Rising Stars.
With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club prepared and delivered over 600 food hampers to over 185 families.
The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group.
The Club is still accepting donations on line to help next year with more hampers.
This was the official visit of Kiwanis EC&C District Governor Allen Ure as we were joined by Kiwanians from the area.
Joe Roberts of Push for a Change who will be pushing a shopping cart across Canada next summer to draw attention to the issue of youth homelessness. His topic tied in with our recent partnership with the Youth Service Bureau.
The 2015 version of the event went well with support from Shred-it as hundreds of boxes of personal records were shredded at Hampton Park Plaza.
Proceeds of about $3,500 will benefit the Kiwanis Christmas Food Basket Program for families. Contributions can be made directly to the Christmas Basket program online, and this year we hope to do more than the 210 families that we did in 2015.