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44th Annual Student Recognition Lunch

On Tuesday June 6th at the Cedar Hill Golf Course the Kiwanis Club of Victoria hosted it's 44th Annual Student Recognition lunch. The lunch was started in 1974 by current member Ray Goldsworthy, wo hosted the luncheon for 32 years taken over by the current host Past President, Paul DeGagne. We were joined by 42 students from Victoria High Schools to celebrate their contributions to their school, local and global communities. The School Board was represented by Vice Chair of the Greater Victoria School Board, Tom Ferris and Greg Kitchen, Associate Superintendent, Greg Kitchen.

Kiwanis Club of Victoria - Raffle Fundraiser

On May 16th, the Kiwanis Club of Victoria officially kicked-off it 1st Annual Raffle Campaign. The funds raised will go towards the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program (KCCP) at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Kiwanis Family Centre receives grant from Colliers International for a new kitchen

Victoria, January, 2015 – Colliers Victoria have focused their fundraising efforts in support of the YMCA-YWCA of Greater Victoria’s Young Moms Program at Kiwanis Family Centre. Employees made individual donations and volunteered to raise in excess of $6,000 towards a brand new kitchen for the program.

Kiwanis Club of Victoria learns about the CAN program

Canucks Autism Network was founded in 2008 by Vancouver Canucks owners Paola and Clara Aquilini, who's son was diagnosed with autism in 1996. The Networks vision is to be a leader in enhancing the quality of life for families living with autism in British Columbia.

42 Victoria Secondary School Students Earn Victoria Kiwanis Club Appreciation

The Kiwanis Club of Victoria is honoring forty two students from seven Secondary Schools at a special reception held at the Cedar Hill Golf Club on June 3, 2014. This event has been held for over 38 years. “It is a wonderful event to recognize the students who have gone above and beyond to achieve their own personal goals and to assist others in achieving theirs” said Paul DeGagne, the Kiwanis Director, event organizer. “Further, Paul said that many of the local schools Esquimalt High Secondary, Lambrick Park Secondary, Mount Douglas Secondary, Oak Bay Secondary, Reynolds Secondary, Spectrum Community, Victoria High Secondary, have attended the event every year for the past 38 years.”

Kiwanis Club of Victoria Christmas Luncheon 2013

Today's sold out Luncheon was a rousing success, at least in my opinion. 55 people came together to share in the Spirit of Christmas, friendship and to raise some money at the same time.

Speaker Mike LaPlante

Mike LaPlante was our speaker on July 23, 2013.Mr. LaPlante showed a series oflslides related to the effect that sewage has on the out-fall areas. The current projected cost of the proposed sewage treatment plant for Greater Victoria is three-quarters of a million dollars. Mr. Laplante says there is scientific evidence to show nature is very good at breaking down sewage regularly. The movement of water in the Strait of Juan de Fuca does an excellent job of breaking down and decomposing sewage.

Robert (Bob) Darlington

Bob collaborated with Fraser McKee on The Canadian Naval Chronicle Bob Darlington was our speaker on June 25, 2013.He was introduced to our members by his long-time friend, Cam McCallum. On a previous occasion Bob had spoken to us about another of his co-authored books, Three Armed Princes. That was a story about three Canadian National Steamships passenger vessels here on the West Coast, which in 1939were taken up by the Canadian Navy and served in many parts of a wartorn world.

Claremont Secondary School Key Club Celebrates 25 years with club Founder Mickey Stevens

Early this past spring current members of the Key Club of Claremont Secondary School realized that this year, 2013, was the 25th anniversary of the Key Club at that school One of the events they planned to recognize that anniversary was to send a delegation to do a yard clean-up at the ome of the now 96 year old Kiwanian who started the club in 1988. The members were accompanied by Teacher/Faculty Advisor Sharon Pand and retired Teacher/Faculty Advsior John Oberg.

Victoria Kiwanis Highlights from Vancouver Convention

Thousands of Kiwanians from around the world arrived in Vancouver at the end of June for the 2013 International Convention, including three members of the Kiwanis Club of Victoria. First time attendees Harold Blenman had such a good time he never stopped smiling.

School Patrol Awards

In grade 4 and 5 at St.Margaret's School I was offered the opportunity to participate in the Kiwanis School Patrol Program. That program made such a huge impact on my life that 30 years later I still have the 2 year badge given to me by Kiwanis at the end of my term.

Claremont Secondary School Key Club Celebrates 25 years

The Club was chartered on January 11, 1988 with an initial 27 members. Our current Honorary Member Mickey Stevens, then a member of the former Kiwanis Club of Cordova Bay, was instrumental in the Chartering process. The Cordova Bay Club was the initial sponsor of the Key Club. When the Cordova Bay Club was dissolved in 1992, the Kiwanis Club of Sidney & Peninsula took on sponsorship of the Claremont Key Club until 2008.