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Christmas Luncheon for Seniors 2018

2018 will represent the 64th Christmas Luncheon for Seniors to be put on by the Club. Again this year it will be at the Good Companions Centre. With the help of the Centre, and chef Frank.. 125 Seniors will be in attendance, along with 25 volunteers including Kiwanians, family and friends for a wonderful meal, along with entertainment from Noel Dimar.

Here are some photos from 2017:

Kiwanis Christmas Food Hampers

With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club will prepare 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.

Here are some photos from the 2017 version of loading up the last of the hampers, and getting them ready for pick up by 65 volunteers for delivery.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Turn Over Day

2017-09-15

Join us to say Goodbye and Thank You to President Stephen Tanner and the Board of Directors for that past year, and to Welcome President Steve Moore and the Board of Directors for the new year starting October 1st.

All Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs will also be recognized for their support and contribution.
We will be entertained by the Music Committee and Jamie Johnson will present the year-end video which captures our club activities this past year.  Join us to share in the memories.  
Invite a guest or potential member!

It was indeed a busy year for the Club and President Stephen Tanner, and the video below gives some ideas what that would include.

Introduction for Corporate Members

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) is one of the most active and dynamic service clubs in the world.

With 150 members from the private, public and voluntary sectors, the Club has a focus on community service projects for children and youth including the Kiwanis Music Festival and mentoring with Cadets, Circle K and Key Clubs.

These projects require thousands of volunteer hours from Club members, and the Club spearheads a number of high profile fund raising events to help fund these projects. 

The Club is one of over 16,000 Clubs in Kiwanis International. Click here for a quick fact sheet on Kiwanis.

2017 Bed Race Results

With the race back on the Rideau Canal at Dows Lake, we had a cool windy day for racing. The event was able to raise over $35,000 for projects of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.

Best Decorated

  1. Signarama Nepean
  2. Brazeau Seller
  3. Accora Village #2

Fastest Bed

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

Best Fund Raisers

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

The race was one of our closest ever, with a virtual three way tie.

CTV Ottawa did a nice piece on the race during their 18:00 broadcast on Saturday.

Lots of photos now posted here -> with a sample below.

Watch-it Shred-it Day

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

JAMES CARELESS

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.

Push For Change on Parliament Hill

After sleeping out with sKreamers and a walk in from Orleans with the Kiwanis Club of Orleans, The Push for Change with Joe Roberts and Marie MacDonald were on Parliament Hill as they push a shopping cart across Canada to draw attention to the problem of youth homelessness.

Bed Race at a Sens Game

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.

Algonquin Welding Program Helps Make a Difference

When you run a race that requires people to modify a bed with bicycle tires in order to enter, it can be a bit of a barrier for some teams. To help out, volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of had spent their summers scouring yard sales for old beds that could be converted, and then donated hours of time to build beds to sell to teams.

Starting with the 2013 race, the welding program at Algonquin College have helped by using their skills to build 'beds' for the race. This service to the Club has been a very valuable benefit, and the Club is very appreciative.

There are still places for more teams in the Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis on Feb 6th, check out our registration site.