Testing the beds for next week’s #AccoraVillage Bed Race for #Kiwanis. The race is on Feb 16th during #Winterlude in the #ByWardMarket. www.ottawakiwanis.org/bedrace
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:
With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club will prepare and delivered over 600 food hampers to over 185 families.
The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group.
The Club is still accepting donations on line to help next year with more hampers.
Here are some photos from the 2017 version of loading up the last of the hampers, and getting them ready for pick up by 65 volunteers for delivery.
Join us to say Goodbye and Thank You to President Stephen Tanner and the Board of Directors for that past year, and to Welcome President Steve Moore and the Board of Directors for the new year starting October 1st.
All Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs will also be recognized for their support and contribution.
We will be entertained by the Music Committee and Jamie Johnson will present the year-end video which captures our club activities this past year. Join us to share in the memories.
Invite a guest or potential member!
It was indeed a busy year for the Club and President Stephen Tanner, and the video below gives some ideas what that would include.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) is one of the most active and dynamic service clubs in the world.
With 150 members from the private, public and voluntary sectors, the Club has a focus on community service projects for children and youth including the Kiwanis Music Festival and mentoring with Cadets, Circle K and Key Clubs.
- Signarama Nepean
- Brazeau Seller
- Accora Village #2
- Accora Village #3
- Myers Motors
- Int. Union of Elevator Constructors
Best Fund Raisers
- Int. Union of Elevator Constructors
- Myers Motors
The race was one of our closest ever, with a virtual three way tie.
CTV Ottawa did a nice piece on the race during their 18:00 broadcast on Saturday.
Lots of photos now posted here -> with a sample below.
Shred your unwanted documents, help the Kiwanis Club support needy families at Christmas
Everyone has a few boxes of unwanted important documents buried in storage – and has no idea what to do with them.
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.
Thanks to now Past President Wayne French and his Board of Directors, and a welcome to President Stephen Tanner and the new Board of Directors.
Enjoy the year in review video, and some images from the meeting.
On Sunday, January 24th, between the 2nd and 3rd period of the game between the Ottawa Senators and the NY Rangers, the Club ran a single bed race to show off much fun the event can be. Our thanks to the Sens for hosting us, and to the Accora Village (our title sponsor), Algonquin College (a gold sponsor and bed maker), the Chateau Laurier (13 year participant) and the International Union of Elevator Constructors (last year's fastest bed and best fund raiser) for racing.
Tons of fun to be had at the Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis on February 6th, with room still left for teams.