Why Join the Kiwanis Club of Victora?

  • You are looking for an opportunity to help serve our community
  • You enjoy a challenge
  • You like to belong to a group of dedicated men and women where fellowship grows from serving others

The Kiwanis Club of Victoria invites you to come for lunch and to become a member.

Annual Dues: $130 due October 1; New Member Dues: $105.00

Meetings

Every Tuesday at 12:00PM in the Gibbons Room. Lower Level of Kiwanis Village Appartments at 3035 Cook St. (btw Finlyson and Hillside)
Lunch is $11
Remember some coins for our admin account fundraising game "Chase the Ace" 1 ticket / $1  or 3 tickets / $2

If you or someone you know would like an opportunity to speak to our club please send us an email or give us a call at 250-595-3133

Club Officers and Directors

  • President: Patrick Ewing
  • Vice President: Ron Nelson
  • Secretary: Carla Cacovic
  • Treasurer: Dorothy Slater
  • Past President: Pat Humble
  • Directors: Paul DeGagne, Derek Mumford, Ken Humble, Ivy DeBono, Ron Hall, David Horsburgh and Eric Chappell

Society Officers - Kiwanis Village Society

  • President: David McLean
  • Vice-President: Ron Nelson
  • Secretary: Tim Taylor
  • Past President: Audrey McFarlane
  • Administrator: Meaghan Alford
  • Treasurer: Derek Mumford
  • Directors: Paul DeGagne, Grant Bolton, Ken Humble, Creina Sekhon, Harold Blenman, and Pamela Lane
  • Kiwanis President: Patrick Ewing

Highlights - More than 90 Years of Achievements

1920 Organized January 18th.
1921 Raised $10,000 for the Hospital Fund.
1925 A wading pool in Beacon Hill Park was built.
1927 A wading pool at Central Park was built.
1928 A major project began. The T.B. Christmas Seal Campaign was established.
In certain cases, financing was provided for supplementing the diet for patients.
1929 The Boy Scout Hall on Johnson Street was completed.
Sponsored the Kiwanis Orchestra that won the Music Festival Shield.
Provided books for loggers in the Cowichan District.
1931 An outdoor checkerboard at Central Park.
1932 Built an addition to the Sunshine Inn on Johnson Street.
1935 Built a tourist shelter at the lookout in Beacon Hill Park.
1936 The School Safety Patrol program was launched.
The program was initially supported by the Club, School Board, Police and Municipal Councils. (Municipal Councils no longer contribute).
1940 Union Jack Cards were distributed to all Schools in Victoria.
1941 With an “Apple Day”, the Club raised $1055.00 for the Lord Mayor’s Fund.
1943-44 $10,000.00 was raised for the Rehabilitation Centre for tubercular patients.
The Centre was constructed in 1944 and taken over by the Province in 1945.
1946 Provided $40,000.00 for the Maternity Wing, Jubilee Hospital.
1948 Hosted the Pacific Northwest District Convention (1400 Delegates attended)
1950 Agreement to build and maintain a cabin at Sunshine Camp.
Sponsorship on successive years of the Winnipeg Ballet during the 1950’s.
1951 Sponsorship of the Indian Folk Opera, “Tzinquaw”. Established the Kiwanis Village Society. This major project provided low-cost housing for seniors. Kiwanis Village is still a vital part of the community.
1953 The Kiwaniannes Club was formed. This Club (wives of Kiwanis) worked diligently for years to raise funds to support Kiwanis projects.
1961 Established the Kiwanis Villa Society. The Villa provided various levels of residential care for seniors. Provincial health care regulations changed and the Kiwanis Villa project was discontinued.
Provided YMCA Membership to underprivileged boys during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
1974 Started the Kiwanis Wheels Project. In conjunction with the Police, Province and Schools, this program provides incentive for teens to remain in school and maintain acceptable grades.
1977 Extended the Kiwanis Village project to Sidney, BC. (Windward Village).
1982-83 Established the international communications station (VE7LPC) at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific.
1987 Opened the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter at 2117 Vancouver Street. The shelter assists ‘street kids’ to find their way back to the main stream of society.
1991 Established the Vic-West Housing Society, K-WEST, at 222-224 Esquimalt Road for Seniors and Single Parents with young children.
1994 Property purchased and planning started for a Social Housing project, KIWANIS HOUSE, to provide counseling in parenting, employability and life skills for independent living for single parents with infant children.
1999 Construction of KIWANIS HOUSE is underway.
Hosted the Pacific Northwest District Convention, (1200 delegates attended).
2000 Kiwanis Club of Victoria 80th Anniversary Celebrations.
Planning for the construction of the new Kiwanis Village Apartments started.
2001 Kiwanis Village Apartments completed.
Phases one and two of KIWANIS HOUSE completed.
2002 Kiwanis House project completed (2652 Cook Street).
2008 Hetherington House (Supportive Living) opened.
2010 Kiwanis Club of Victoria 90th Anniversary.
2015 Kiwanis International 100th Anniversary and Kiwanis Club of Victoria 95th Anniversary.