Price Change for TV Bingo cards

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Starting April 1, 2019, TV Bingo cards will be raised to $4.

The price has remained the same since the bingo began in 2010, and the change is due to an increase in the cost of TV production and other related operating costs to run the weekly TV Bingo show, therefore it is necessary for Kiwanis to raise the cost of a bingo card to $4.00 effective the April 1st game.

The prize board will remain the same. Thank you for playing every week – your continued patronage allows Kiwanis to provide financial support to the Ottawa Community. Please pass this message along to your family and friends who play our TV Bingo.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Circle K – Angie Kelly - Interval House

12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

A great presentation by Angie Kelly from Interval House Ottawa which provides shelter for woman and children living with abuse.

Founded in 1973, as Canada’s first center, Interval House takes a holistic approach to helping women and children leave abuse behind and start new lives, free of violence. They hold the dignity of their residents and clients in high importance. Everyone deserves a life of peace and safety and their goal is to help break the cycle of violence.

We were shocked to hear that a woman is killed by an abuser every 5 days in Canada, and 70% of woman in Ontario are in an abusive relationship right now. Abuse can be verbal, physical, emotional, financial, sexual and now cyber bullying, all based on the abuser asserting control. This has serious long-term affects on the children. Interval House offers accommodation as well as counselling and a 24-hour crisis line, and they are at full capacity with 200-300 women per year, turning away 800 women per year. They are only partially funded and hold fundraisers and seek donations. Men are encouraged to become aware and talk about it. More information can be found at Interval House Ottawa.

The Circle K students who hosted the meeting did a great job running the agenda. Georgie Adams was very clear as the Chair. The Heart of the City Piano program teachers played a few pieces on the piano and we can see why this program is doing well.

For more about the Heart of the City Piano program see the script that was presented at the luncheon. This was a program initiated with our club’s help as we applied for the $25,000 grant from the Trillium Foundation.

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Kiwanis Trivia Night

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

“What is the smallest mammal on earth – the bumblebee bat” who knew?!

Well the Bed Race’s team were the top winners with 29/40 trivia questions answered correctly. Their team of 6 players each get a 3rd level ticket to a Senators hockey game. What a fun event.

Walter Noble put a variety of questions together which baffled some of us and a few controversial questions (tough bunch!) were solved. Thank you to Gary Coulombe, President of the Kiwanis Club of Manotick, who was the emcee for the night and everyone was happy with their dinner at Robbie’s Restaurant.

A fun event that we should continue to include in our lunch or dinner programs.

Thank you Walter and Gary!

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 Luncheon - Canadian Mental Health Association

12:00 at the Ottawa Hunt Club.

Dania Versailles and Nancy Rousselle, from the Canadian Mental Health Association, explained that their services focus on ages 16-64. Services include outreach, case management, housing, concurrent disorders treatment program, health promotion, and vocational support services for clients. They also offer training and community development to respond to the needs of individuals with serious mental illness, education, training and distribution of materials.

Talking about mental illness helps everyone and raises awareness about and reduces the stigma attached to mental illness. We all need good balance in our life – social/ physical/spiritual/economic/health and it can be traumatic when you tip the balance. Signs to watch for in thinking and mood behaviours, crying, depression, alcohol or drugs, social anxiety, declining school or work performance. Talk to them, show you care.

CAMH also provides workshops:

  • SafeTALK * Understanding the Unspoken Pain (assisting survivors of war and trauma)

  • Myths & Realities of Mental Illness

  • Integrated Treatment for Concurrent Disorders

  • Mental Health Works (for employers and employees in the workplace)

  • Living Life to the Full * Motivational Interviewing. www.camh.ca

Membership

We welcomed three new Corporate Members:

1) Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc. was introduced a few weeks ago with Bill Gosewitz and today we were pleased to welcome their second Corporate member, Bill’s wife, Joanne Mazerolle-Gosewitz, who has been in the mortgage industry for over 35 years;

2) Apollo Property Management was introduced as a new Corporate Member with President Pat Charbonneau who has been a member of our club for 22 years, and Pat introduced their second member, Kandas Miller, Vice-President of Apollo Property Management;

3) Dan Charbonneau, Account Manager at the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and second member of their Corporate Membership, was introduced by his father Pat Charbonneau.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Dr. Trevin S. Stratton - "The Forces Shaping the Future Economy"

We are relocating to the  Best Western Plus Downtown Suites, 377 O’Connor Street (at Gladstone), in the Victoria Salon.

Parking will be available across the street at Hulse Playfair & McGarry for free.  Also there is parking below the Best Western at a cost of $15.00

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Trevin S. Stratton, Ph.D. the Chief Economist at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be speaking on “The Forces Shaping the Future Economy.”

Dr. Trevin Stratton is an award-winning business economist, specializing in global and technological change. He helps organizations identify and manage opportunities arising from the trends that are reshaping industry and international business.

As Chief Economist at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, he helps develop national policy positions aimed at improving Canada’s economic performance and the competitiveness of Canadian business. Trevin is also a former member of our Circle K program.

Accora Village Bed Race at a Senator's Game

Between the 1st and 2nd period of the Ottawa Senators game against the Phoenix Coyotes, we ran a very short version of the Bed Race to show off the fun of a race. The International Union of Elevator Constructors, one of our long time supporters and winners a multiple awards for fastest bed and for best fund raisers, barely edged out our sponsor, Accora Village, who were running their show bed rather than their racing bed.

There was a lot of fun chirping leading up to the main event on February 16th.

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:

100 Years of Making a Difference

Since the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa was formed on December 22, 1917, the world has changed, and the Club has been a positive instrument for change in the world. To celebrate our 100 years of service to the community, this special part of the site will highlight some of the stories and projects taken on by the Club. The full list is here, and a list of recent additions is below.