The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Bed Race is among the best known and most successful of Kiwanis fund-raising events. Part of Winterlude, the world's largest winter celebration, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Bed Race is organized by the National Capital Commission. Teams made up of five participants each compete by pushing a hospital bed along a 100m course on the Rideau Canal. All proceeds to to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Community Service projects.
Location: Dows Lake, the focal point of Winterlude activities
Date: Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
Participants: The event attracts approximately 40-70 teams (500 participants) every year. Another 75 organizers and volunteers ensure that the event runs smoothly.
Audience: The event draws active, athletic youth interested in sports like hockey, skating andrunning. The final day of Winterlude also attracts a large number of families. An estimated 125,000 visitors flock to Dows Lake on race day every year.
Visibility: In addition to attracting large crowds, theevent is widely covered by local and regional media.
Reach: The event draws active, athletic youth interested in hockey, skating, running, and being outdoors.
|Gold Sponsor||Heat Sponsor|
|Naming Rights||"The Sponsor's" Bed Race||Bed Race Presented by "The Sponsor"|
|NCC Calendar for Winterlude||Yes||Yes|
|Placement on Kiwanis Web site||Primary||Primary||Secondary||Mentions|
|Placement on Signage||Primary||Primary||Secondary||Mentions|
|Recognition during race||Naming, speech during awards ceremony||Naming, speech during awards ceremony||Named races for semi finals||Named races during heats|
|Opportunity to include promotional material in race package||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes/td>|
|Free teams||4 Teams||2 Teams||1 Team|
|Other||After Party for restaurant sponsor|
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa
#210 - 1283 Algoma Road
Canada K1B 3W7
Phone: (613) 233-1900