Watch-it, Shred-it Day

Everyone has a few boxes of unwanted important documents buried in storage – and has no idea what to do with them.

Shred your unwanted documents, help the Kiwanis Club support needy families at Christmas

JAMES CARELESS

These could be important yet obsolete papers such as old bank statements, tax bills, old agendas and diaries, and other personal items that – to guard against identity theft – shouldn’t be put into the black box recycling bin. So these papers remain in the basement, closet or storage unit indefinitely, taking up space and gathering dust.

Fortunately, you can safely and responsibly dispose of these unwanted documents, while helping deserving Ottawa-area families receive a week’s worth of groceries – including a turkey – at Christmas. The place to do this is at the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s eighth annual Watch-it, Shred-it Day fundraiser at Ottawa’s Hampton Park Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. Hampton Park Plaza is located at the corner of Carling and Kirkwood Avenues, with the Watch-it, Shred-it event running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot.

Watch-it, Shred-it Day is where you can bring your unwanted documents to be safely shredded into unreadable scraps once and for all.

“In partnership with the mobile document destruction company Shred-it, which is providing  ve document shred-ding trucks staffed by Shred-it employee volunteers, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will destroy these unwanted documents as you watch,” said Neil McDonald, co- chair of the club’s Shred-it Day committee. “That’s right: You can have them chopped up for a good cause.”

“Better yet, we accept documents with staples, paper clips, and even small bull- dog clips,” said Ian Peddie, the Shred-it Day committee’s other co-chair. “Shred- it’s powerful shredding trucks can even chop up wire spiral binders and bound books. And if you feel the need, you can watch while your unwanted documents are chewed up; just to feel assured that they are gone for good.”

The cost to shred your unwanted documents is just $8 per banker’s box (or equivalent) load of documents, with a limit of  five boxes per vehicle. One hundred per cent of the funds raised will be used to prepare the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Christmas food baskets.

Previous Watch-it, Shred-it Days have collected anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000 per year for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Christmas food basket program.

“Watch-it, Shred-it Day is the perfect mix of safe document disposal and help- ing your neighbours,” said McDonald. “And you’ll free up space in your storage area,” added Peddie.
For more information call 613-233-1900.

Nine and Dine Charity Golf Tournament

Kiwanis & friends, nine and dine best-ball scramble golf tournament. Starts at 15:00, dinner at 18:00 with a silent and live auction.

Golf fee, cart and dinner for $150, or dinner only for $50.

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

  • Monday, 9 September 2019 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

  • Club de Golf Tecumseh

  • 475 Rue Saint-Louis

  • Gatineau, QC J8P 8B6

Kiwanis Luncheon - Legion of Honour

12:00 - Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Ottawa

The success of Kiwanis in local communities results from the dedicated and active service of Kiwanis members, many of whom have been members for 25 years or more. We will be recognizing the following:

40 Botho von Hampeln 
40                                  Don Keyes                            
35                                  Ken Miller       
35                                  David Costford                      
35                                  Michel Podeszfinski             
35                                  Dr. Wilbert Keon                 
30                                  Jamie Johnson                      
30                                  Robert Thompson                
30                                  Albert Monsour                     
30                                  Reverend John Moor            
30                                  Ross McHardy                      
25 Clive Woolley

2019 Kiwanis Music Festival

The 2019 version of the Kiwanis Music Festival is the 73rd version, and will take place between April 1 to May 4 in locations around Ottawa.

The Highlights concert on May 23 at 19:00, at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here.

Altogether, about 8,000 competitors will participate in the KIwanis Music Festival - National Capital Region, performing to audiences that will total over 15,000 people. This is only possible due to the efforts of over 400 volunteers, both Kiwanian and non-Kiwanian, who work for the KMF-NCR, giving over 9,000 hours of their time each year.

Lots of photos from past events available here.

Kiwanis Medical Foundation / Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Discovery Day

Wednesday 12:00 at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

Join us for the launch of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation/Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Discovery Day in Health Sciences, an event which will be taking place at the University of Ottawa on May 31, 2019.   Although this event has been held in universities across Canada for over 15 years, it will be the first Discovery Day to be held in Ottawa. We are thus very excited to be a part of this inaugural event.

Keynote address from Lissa Foster, Executive Director of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, who will describe the impressive scope and history of the Discovery Day program.  Also joining us will be Dr. Paul Bragg, Vice-Dean, University of Ottawa, who will share the University’s perspective on the upcoming Ottawa Discovery Day. We will also be paying tribute to Kiwanis member Dr. Wilbert Keon, who died recently. He played a key role in the negotiations between the Kiwanis Medical Foundation, the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame to bring the Discovery Days event to Ottawa. Dr. Keon is also a laureate of the Hall.