Kiwanis Luncheon - Jim Orban - Ottawa Heart Institute

Jim Orban shared great news on cardiac surgery which has come a long way since the first heart transplant in Ottawa in 1984 and the recipient lived until he was 65 in 2007.  The Ottawa Hospital has made a lot of advancements in cardiac care since 1976 and is the largest cardiac referral centre for 20 local hospitals and across Canada. With 1,400 very skilled staff to manage the 220,000 patients visited last year they completed 2,000 complex bypass surgeries and 30 transplants.  They continue to build for excellence with over 500,000 square feet and current construction will have the Heart Institute in one building. The next frontier sees minimally invasive heart surgery and robotics, totally implantable artificial hearts, virtual interactions and more.  

Special thanks were given to James Maxwell for suggesting we hold a golf tournament at Tecumseh Golf Course and his friend and sponsor Alan Smith was challenged to bring it together.  Kiwanians went to work in September and met the challenge with 110 golfers and additional dinner attendees.  We also recognized La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, and Groupe Fortin of Tecumseh Golf Course, who were the presenting sponsors of the event.  Bottom line was a revenue-make of $25,000.   Thank you James Maxwell, David Maxwell, and Pierre Fortin!  

New Member

We welcomed Matt Burns, Account Executive with new Corporate Member David Burns & Associates, who was sponsored by Alan Smith.  Matt joins us along with his brother Ian Burns who was previously introduced to the club by Alan.  Welcome to the Club, Matt!  

President’s Rose

Alan Smith received the rose for his support of our club projects during his 40-year tenure with our club and for continuing to think about Kiwanis and ways for us to raise funds. He has sponsored 7 new members in the past 2 years as he is proud to share Kiwanis with his friends and business associates. Congratulations Alan. 

Kiwanis Luncheon - Remembrance Day - Mélanie Morin-Pelletie - Canadian War Museum

2018-11-09 12:00 Ottawa Kiwanis Club

Mélanie Morin-Pelletier, Ph.D. is a Historian, War and Society, with the Canadian War Museum, and will be speaking about “Resilience – The battlefield Art of Mary Ritter Hamilton, 1919 – 1922”

The author of many books and multiple articles on Canadian military nursing and on the impact of the war on the Canadian home front, she has curated three major exhibitions since joining the Canadian War Museum in 2012.

We will be joined by our sponsored 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Air Cadets Squadron.

Invite a Veteran or a Canadian Armed Forces member or anyone who contributed to the war effort.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Heidi Sveistrup - Bruyere Research Institute

2018-10-26 12:00 Ottawa Hunt Club

Heidi Sveistrup, Interim CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Bruyère Research Institute shared with us amazing steps in virtual reality and sensors and how we can use these technologies to support wellness, engagement and long life.

President’s Rose

The roses were presented to Neil McDonald and Ian Peddie for their consistent dedication to the Shred-it Day project and for organizing the volunteers and the trucks. Thank you to the volunteers who showed up to work on Saturday.

Thank you to Shred-it for their support for the past 10 years!

Kiwanis Luncheon - Turn Over Day

2018-09-28 12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

Lunch was well attended with 65 members and guests.  Thank you to Jamie Johnson for showing the video of the past year’s activities. Immediate Past President Steve Moore offered his thanks to everyone for their support during the past year and incoming President Mark O’Neill was proud to share his plans for the new year starting October 1st. 

Thank you to the outgoing Board for their personal efforts. The new Board of Directors is noted at the bottom of this newsletter. A new year ahead – it’s a great time to be part of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa!  

Come for Europe, stay for dinner! 

In advance of the turn over luncheon on Thursday September 27, 2018, at the Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC., join us to welcome incoming Kiwanis President Mark O’Neill and to say thank you to departing President Steve Moore. 

The evening starts at 5:00 with a tour of the new exhibit “Medieval Europe” followed by a three-course dinner at Bistro Boreal and entertainment.  

For a mere $50.00 you get free parking, private tour of Medieval Europe, a three-course dinner, entertainment and the scintillating company of friends ready to relax and welcome the new Kiwanis year.  Meal selection and payment required by September 20, 2018

Kiwanis Luncheon - Corporate Membership - Mark Bonneau Ottawa Senators

2018-09-14 12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

Join us to hear more about Kiwanis Corporate Membership from one of our own members, Mark Bonneau from the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club.

Mark will speak about their long-standing relationship with our club as one of our first Corporate members.

We will also be introducing a number of new members.

Kiwanis Lunch - Legion of Honour

2018-06-22 12:00 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

Wow, what a great Legion of Honour luncheon meeting. Past President Gary Flockton did a terrific job introducing our 14 Legion of Honour recipients and their history with Kiwanis.  It was quite a challenge to speak about their 495 combined years of service to Kiwanis and their community in 20 minutes, and Gary did it with clarity and humour. We were proud to recognize all former Legion of Honour members who have served Kiwanis for a total of 2107 years and who continue to contribute their time and talent to our club today!  Thank you for all you have done. 

Janet Atkinson des Roches, Co-Chair of our Membership Committee, assisted with the presentation and welcomed new members who joined in the past year, welcoming the new talent and the fresh ideas they will bring to Kiwanis, which are needed to keep a club of 100 years strong while moving into the future.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Circle K - K. Levis Beattie (I am Heshima)

2018-06-08 12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

I am Heshima has 5 PROGRAMS which break down the systemic barriers to education: 
 1. Academic Scholarships
 2. Leadership                                                                                                                                   
 3. Heshima Football Club                                                                                                           
 4. Under the Mango Tree.                                                                                                          
 5. It’s My Time.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Key Club - Ray Zahab - Cdn Long Distance Runner

2018-05-11 12:00 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

On November 1, 2006, former “pack a day smoker” turned ultra runner Ray Zahab and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, both accomplished runners, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. 111 days and 7,500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, Africa they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea.