Luncheon May 4, 2017 Anne Stairs, Board Member Riverview Park Community Assoc.

Anne spoke about the Riverview Park Alternative School and the need to keep the school open.  If closed students will be buses out of the area.  It appears little regard is being given to the turnover of families in established arears with young families moving in.  Closing schools may not bethe long term solution. 


Luncheon February 16, 2017 - Blair Court Community Housing

Kristy Fudakowska-Donnelly and Tayra-Lu Miller spoke about Blair Court Community House which is a small, not-for-profit organization directly located in a 71 unit subsidized housing community in the south-east end of the city. Dedicated to supporting the community by offering a wide range of programs and services that address the social, educational and recreational needs of those living in this vibrant, multicultural neighbourhood. They are often the first point of contact for new families moving into the neighbourhood. Programs and services are geared towards meeting the needs and wants of the community. Blair Court Community House has been in operation for over 18 years and opened its doors roughly 21,800 times last year.

Some of the programs and services that we provide include:
•Adult Interest groups
•Homework Club                                             Soccer Program         
•Preschool Readiness Programs                      Computer and Internet Access
•Youth Drop-In                                                Snack & Chat with a Community Health Nurse
•Music Lessons (Piano & Guitar)                    Summer Camps
•Women’s Fitness (yoga)                                 Summer Tutoring
•Free Hair Cuts                                                Annual Income Tax Clinic
•Kid’s Craft and Movie Nights                        Annual Flu Shot Clinic
•Kid’s Gardening Program                               Fax and Photocopy access
•Informal Counseling, Support and Referrals

They operate with support from funders, partners, volunteers and staff members as well as member of the Blair Court community


Special Hockey Heroes - January 19, 2017

Jeff and Leslie Kelly from Special Hockey Heroes spoke at the Club luncheon updating members to what has been happening with Special Hockey Heroes over the last year.  Jeff presented a slide.  The Club donated $300.00 in support of the great work Special Hockey Heroes does for our community. 


Kiwanis Club of Rideau Charitable donations 2017

President's Choice Childen's Charity            $100.00

Kiwanis Foundation of Canada                    1,100.00

Kiwanis Music Festival                                  2,000.00

The Capital Fair - Special Needs Day              300.00

Canadian Diabetes Assoc. - Camp Banting    300.00

Special Hockey Heroes                                   300.00

Metcalfe Agricultural Society                           100.00

Children at Risk                                             1,000.00

Boots4Pups                                                   1,000.00


Special Needs Day Capital Fair August 18, 2016

Kiwanis Club of Rideau members helped serve lunch at the Capital Fair Special Needs Day.