Meetings

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:

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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

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.

Kiwanis Breakfast Meeting - ** Cancelled ** Rodney Wilts - Zibi Project - will be rescheduled

** Cancelled ** 7:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet at the Lord Elgin Hotel ** Cancelled **

Our guest speaker will be Rodney Wilts, Co-owner of Theia Partners, who will be speaking about the Zibi Project. Zibi is a world-class sustainable community and redevelopment project by 
Dream Unlimited Corp and Theia Partners. Zibi is where nature, culture, heritage and the joys of life culminate.
Come and hear what’s happening at the location between Gatineau and Ottawa!

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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!

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.