Why Join the Kiwanis Club of Victoria?
- 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
We meet every Tuesday in the Kiwanis Village (Constance Gibson Room - 3035 Cook St.) (Regular meetings at noon - 4th Tuesday is a dinner: 5:30 social and dinner starts at 6 pm)
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: open
- Secretary: Carla Cacovic
- Treasurer: Dorothy Slater
- Past President: Pat Humble
- Directors: Derek Mumford, Ken Humble, Ivy DeBono, Ron Hall, Ray Hall 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, Dennis Varga 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.|
A major project began. The T.B. Christmas Seal Campaign was established.
In certain cases, financing was provided for supplementing the diet for patients.
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.|
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.|
$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)|
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.|
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 an 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 mainstream of society.|
|1988||Claremont Key Club was Chartered Jan 11. Sponsored by Mickey Stevens of the Kiwanis Club of Cordova Bay|
|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 counselling in parenting, employability and life skills for independent living for single parents with infant children.|
Construction of KIWANIS HOUSE is underway.
Hosted the Pacific Northwest District Convention, (1200 delegates attended).
Kiwanis Club of Victoria 80th Anniversary Celebrations.
Planning for the construction of the new Kiwanis Village Apartments started.
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.|
|2016||80th Anniversary of the Kiwanis Elementary School Crossing Guard Program (1936)|
|2017||Planning underway for expansion of the Kiwanis Village Apartments (Cook St)|
|2018||30th Anniversary of the Claremont Secondary Key Club (Jan 11)|
|2020||100th Anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Victoria (Jan 18)|