Fund Raising

Fund Raising

In order to carry out the wide range of community service projects that it does, the Club has a number of fund raisers the it undertakes. 

Long running fund raising events include the world's largest Bed Race, the Bon Appetit Silent Auction, the Charity Golf tournament, Shred-it DayPartners in Caring game with the Ottawa Senators and TV Bingo.

The Club has also organizes one time events based on local happenings including the Max Keeping Roast and the Grey Cup Party.

The Club also has the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Legacy Foundation and the Kiwanis Medical Foundation which provide for long term funding of projects.

Bon Appetit Silent Auction

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, in association with Bon Appetit Ottawa, the outstanding Gourmet Wine and Food Extravaganza. This volunteer organization secures yearly sponsorship from the Hospitality Industry of the National Capital Region, with the proceeds benefiting a wide range of worthy local charities.

The 2012 version of the Auction will take place on May 1, 2012, between 17:30 and 21:00 at the new CE Centre at Uplands. There will be about 100 valuable items at the auction, so come out and support the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

More information about the Kiwanis Silent Auction at Bon Appetit can be found here.

Watch It - Shred It Day

Each October, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa with the support of corporate member Shred-it, run "Watch-It, Shred-It Day". This fun raiser allows the public to dispose of their personal records securely and support Kiwanis programs, too!

Each year, hundreds gring their old tax files and other personal records for this one- day fundraising event and can watch as Shred-it technicians destroy their personal documents at the Shred-It unit.

Proceeds each year benefit the Kiwanis Christmas Food Basket Program for families

Charity Golf Tournament

Since 2001, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Inc. has run an Annual “One Can Make a Difference” Charity Golf Tournament at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

The tournament includes a hole in one contest, closest to the pin contests, longest drive contests and features the amazing course at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

Each year the tournament raises about $50,000, and the proceeds are used to enable Kiwanis service projects which support the Kiwanis theme of “One Can Make a Difference”.

The Accora Village Bed Race Presented by Allstream

Winterlude is a great symbol for Ottawa, and the Accora Village Bed Race presented by Allstream is a fun part of Winterlude. The Bed Race has been part of Winterlude from the first year in 1978, and since 2003 the event has been organized by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. In 2011 the Race had 40 teams and raised over $30,000 for initiatives of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Todate the race has raised over $400,000 for Kiwanis and the community.

There is a lot more information on the site, and you can check out our Facebook page.

Kiwanis TV Bingo

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has run the TV Bingo since November of 2011, and the reaction has been amazing.

The TV Bingo airs on Rogers Cable – channel 22 Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Tickets are available at Mac's Milk for $3.00, and included 3 cards to play 4 games through the hour. The games are:

  1. T Game - $400 (no dabbers)
  2. X Game - $400 (no dabbers)
  3. Around the Free - $400 (use dabbers)
  4. Full Card - $400 (use dabbers)

The first Monday of each month is games are SUPERBINGO, with prizes:

  1. T Game - $1,000 (no dabbers)
  2. X Game - $1,000 (no dabbers)
  3. Around the Free - $1,000 (use dabbers)
  4. Full Card - $2,000 (use dabbers)

More details are on the Ottawa Kiwanis TV Bingo site, or you can call 613.315.8989.