Fund Raising

2020 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis

2020-02-15 on York Street

The annual Accora Village Bed Race for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is one of the highlights of Winterlude. 50 teams of 4 runners and one rider compete with modified and decorated beds for honours and prizes as the fastest bed, the best decorated bed and the best fund raisers. Put your team together for the race on February 15, 2020. This will be the 40th running of the Bed Race, and the 18th organized by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

The event will take place on York Street near Dalhousie with a large number of other activities.

This event is a lot of fun for participants, and the funds raised goes to support the Kiwanis Aktion Club and other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's projects and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.

Registration will be available shortly.

Lots of photos from Bed Race over the years available here ->

Watch-it, Shred-it Day

October 26th, 09:00 to 14:00 at Hampton Park Plaza

Everyone has a few boxes of unwanted important documents buried in storage – and has no idea what to do with them.

Shred your unwanted documents, help the Kiwanis Club support needy families at Christmas


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 ninth annual Watch-it, Shred-it Day fundraiser at Ottawa’s Hampton Park Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 26. 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  five document shredding 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.” If you ask them they will even give you back the box you brought the documents in.

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 Food Hampers at Christmastime.

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 helping your neighbours,” said McDonald. “And you’ll free up space in your storage area,” added Peddie.
For more information call 613-233-1900.

Nine and Dine Charity Golf Tournament

Kiwanis & friends, nine and dine best-ball scramble golf tournament. Starts at 3:00, dinner at 6:00 with a silent and live auction.

Golf fee, cart and dinner for $150, or just attend the dinner only for $50.

As a dinner guest you can also participate in the Silent Auction

Event to be held :

  • Monday, 9 September 2019 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

  • Club de Golf Tecumseh

  • 475 Rue Saint-Louis

  • Gatineau, QC J8P 8B6

Partners in Caring Games with the Ottawa Senators


The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, with the Ottawa Senators, will be selling tickets for the Senators games against Minnesota and Florida games with part of the proceeds going to support the children and youth programs supported by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Dates are:

  • November 4 vs Tampa

  • November 15 vs Detroit

  • January 2 vs Vancouver

  • January 6 vs Carolina (1:00pm)

  • February 7 vs Anaheim

  • February 22 vs Columbus

  • March 7 vs NY Islanders

  • March 14 vs St Louis

  • March 28 vs Florida

  • April 1 vs Tampa

    To buy tickets please contact Tom Spence at (613) 828-2516 or

2019 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis

The weather was great, and the new location on York Street worked out wonderfully.

The results of day include:

Fastest Bed

  1. Myers Motors

  2. International Union of Elevator Constructors

  3. Gloucester Key Club

  4. La Cite

Best Fund Raisers

  1. International Union of Elevator Constructors

  2. Trane

  3. WSP

Best Corporate Fund Raisers

  1. Myers Motors

Best Costumes, Decorations and Enthusiasm

  1. Accora Village team 3

  2. Les Suites Hotel

  3. WSP

Best Team Spirit

  1. Marriott Hotel Ottawa

Funds raised goes to support the Aktion Club (a program for developmentally delayed adults), other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's projects and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.

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Here are a few images from the day, and lots of photos from over the years available here ->

Kiwanis & Friends Golf Tournament

Monday, September 17, 2018

A very successful event was held at the Techumseh Golf Course on Monday, September 17th, thanks to the generosity of our corporate member James Maxwell of the Investment Partners Fund Inc., and, Pierre Fortin of Groupe Fortin.

A good turnout of participants enjoyed the perfect weather on the golf course, followed by a delicious beef dinner, and the company of good friends - new and old. 

The final amount is still to be calculated but we are pleased to estimate results of $25,000.  Final report to follow soon.

Proceeds of the tournament will help support the projects of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

2018 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis Results

It took a while to confirm the location, however we were back on the Rideau Canal at Dows Lake, with just about perfect conditions for racing. The event was able to raise over $40,000 for projects of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.

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Best Decorated

  1. Signarama Nepean
  2. Ottawa Fire Fighters
  3. Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Fastest Bed

  1. Int. Union of Elevator Constructors
  2. Myers Motors
  3. Accora Village #2

Best Fund Raisers

  1. Int. Union of Elevator Constructors
  2. WSP
  3. Myers Motors + Clocktower Pub

Best Team Spirit

  1. Ottawa Fire Fighters

Photos and Videos

We have some photos posted below with lots more here. Check out our Twitter feed for more.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Coverage from CTV Ottawa

Coverage for CBC Ottawa Radio

A great interview with Lee Galka from Accora Village and Chris Kemp for the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 96.

Ottawa Sun

Images #21 to 27 in the weekend photo gallery.

Christmas Trees Arrive


Our shipment of Christmas trees arrived early in the morning at our Lincoln Fields location, and some Kiwanians were there to take them off the truck and stack them up. They can be ordered on-line here.

2017 Watch-it Shred-it Day

Dispose of your personal records securely and support Kiwanis programs, too!

Bring your old tax files and other personal records for this one-day fundraising event. Watch as Shred-it technicians destroy your documents at their mobile unit. Cost to you is only $8 per box.  You can bring a bankers box (approximately 12"x12"x15") or any box that you can carry, and if you want they'll even give you back the box.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017  from 9:00 to 14:00.

Where: Hampton Park Plaza, at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood just off the Queensway (1405 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z.  Just look for the big Shred-it trucks and drive into the parking lot. Volunteers will direct you where to drive.

20th Annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament

Since the first Kiwanis Charity Golf Tournament in 1998 the tournament has raised nearly $1,200,000. All of the net proceeds will be distributed to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s charitable organization with a focus on youth homelessness in Ottawa, a growing and disturbing trend. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has made it a major focus to work with key stakeholders that provide support and housing for Ottawa’s most vulnerable homeless population.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa ran its 20th Annual  Charity Golf Tournament at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, . The net proceeds will be distributed to support various deserving Kiwanis service projects which support the Kiwanis theme of “One Can Make a Difference”.

The Club would like to thank our sponsors for the event, who were crticial to its success.

A 'little' bit of rain during the day did not dampen the spirits of the golfers.

There are many more photos from the event available here ->