Fund Raising

An Evening of Glitz and Glam

2016-09-20 18:00 - 21:30

This special evening will be showcasing three fashion stores this year presenting both ladies and mens wear along with some wonderful accessories. Outskirts and Mario Uomo are well known in Ottawa for Top quality Ready to Wear.

The setting in the Rotunda of the Museum of Nature will compliment the presentation and provide a nice atmosphere for cocktails and Hor D'ourves.

The evening will include a raffle for a pair of Diamond earrings and thanks to our supporters there will be a wonderful selection of Silent Auction items.

Everyone is invited to come out and support The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and enjoy the evening with friends and family.


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Thanks to our contributors


19th Annual "Drive to End Youth Homelessness" Golf Tournament

Since the first Kiwanis Charity Golf Tournament in 1998 the tournament has raised nearly $1,150,000. 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 19th Annual  Charity Golf Tournament, with the 2016 theme of “Drive to End Youth Homelessness”. The net proceeds will be distributed to support various deserving Kiwanis service projects which support the Kiwanis theme of “One Can Make a Difference”.

Lots of photos are posted here to give you a flavour of this fun event.

Partners in Caring 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 and Ticket prices for you are as follows:

 March 15th       Senators vs Minnesota     OR
April 7th            Senators vs Florida

1st level sides    $153.00   /   1st level corners $97.00  
2nd level centre  $113.00   /  2nd level corners $73.00
3rd level centre   $ 45.00   /  3rd level corners  $41.00

If you buy 10 tickets to any game, you will get 2 free tickets to another game.   Please contact Tom Spence to order your tickets or if you have any questions.

Contact Tom  613-828-2516 or email

2016 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis Results

The Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis was forced to change locations to the Laurier Steet Bridge, and the event came off with lots of smiles on the second weekend of Winterlude with $40,000 being raised for Kiwanis Club of Ottawa projects.

Best Decorated

  • CIBC Pirates
  • Brazeau Seller
  • Chateau Laurier

Fastest Beds

  • Intl. Union of Elevator Constructors
  • Myers Motors - Baseline
  • Algonquin College Paramedics

Best Fund Raisers

  • WSP - Halsall
  • Intl. Union of Elevator Constructors
  • QCH Foundation
  • GGFLcpa

The final race had to be one of the closest on record, with a slo-mo video below giving you a feeling for it.

Here are a few photos from race day, with lots more available here.

Watch-it, Shred-it Day

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.

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


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.

'On the Runway XII' Fashion Show

Congratulations to the “On The Runway XII” Fashion Show Committee for a successful event held on May 13, 2015 which raised net proceeds of approximately $10,000.00. These funds will be part of our annual contribution to ELIMINATE, the world wide project that Kiwanis International has joined with UNICEF to literally eliminate the scourge of neonatal tetanus between mother and child from this world.

More photos posted here ->

Thank you to our sponsors especially Shepherds Fashions, the beautiful models, and those who contributed to the event by buying tickets!

2015 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis Presented by Allstream


Put your team together for the annual Accora Village Bed Race presented by Allstream for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa on February 7, 2015. This will be the 34th running of the Bed Race, and the 12th organized by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

Funds raised goes to support the Kiwanis Read-a-thon and other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's programs and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. You can register your teams and pledges here.

The race will take place on Dow's Lake, with

  • registration starting at 11:00, 
  • the Parade of Beds at 12:30,
  • racing between 13:00 and 14:30, 
  • and the after party at the Lone Star starting at 15:00.

This is a fun event for teams of all ages, so come on out, have fun and help Kiwanis support the community.

  • Team registration is $300 and the registration fee is waived if your team raises $1000 or more in pledges
  • Your team gets a minimum 2 races with a potential for up to 5
  • Great prizes and bragging rights
  • You are required to build and decorate your bed, though there are a limited prebuilt beds are available for purchase of $200 (for pick up).

For additional information, check out the facts sheets, and then use the registration form, pledge forms and the waiver. You can also download all the forms at once here.

The Accora Village Bed Race is a great opportunity for companies and organizations to do some team buildling. The Bed Race can include special heats for teams to compete, and Halsall Associates has made a whole weekend of team building around the event.

Team registration and pledging can be done here, or you can email Bed Race or call 613-233-1900 for questions. 


This event would not be possible without our sponsors, and we are always looking for additional sponsors.