Kiwanis Club makes presentation to PEI Kiwanis Music Festival Assoc.


A presentation was made to the PEI KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION Executive at their AGM. Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown is celebrating their 65th anniversary and made a $ 2,000.00 contribution in addition to their annual sponsorship.
Diane Campbell, Administrator, David MacCallum Secretary Kiwanis Club and President Frances McBurnie. (from Facebook page, Nov..16)

Zellers Award presented to long time Kiwanian George Kays

(Nov, 15) The Kiwanis Club of Charllottetown presented a Zellers Award to long time Kiwanian George Kays a businessman who operated Kays Brothers on Queen Street with his family for more that 30 years. The Award was presented in support of the ELIMI

NATE PROJECT which is Kiwanis International current Global campaign for Children. KI aim is to raisie $ 110 Million dollars by 2015 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus and save 129 million mothers and their future babies. The award is presented by Gail Lecky President Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown. George has been a member of the Kiwanis since 1989. Pictured with George is his wife Georgette and Gail Lecky.
Photo: The Kiwanis Club of Charllottetown presented a Zellers Award to long time Kiwanian George Kays a businessman who operated Kays Brothers on Queen Street with his family for more that 30 years.  The Award was presented in support of the ELIMINATE PROJECT which is Kiwanis International current Global campaign for Children. KI aim is to raisie $ 110 Million dollars by 2015 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus and save 129 million mothers and their future babies. The award is presented by Gail Lecky President Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown. George has been a member of the Kiwanis since 1989.  Pictured with George is his wife Georgette and Gail Lecky.
(from Facebook page)

Oct. – Dec. 2005

Pictured above are Key Clubbers(from left to right) Rufus Kenny, Katherine MacDonald, Charlene Wight, Kyle Smith and Lauren MacLellan getting ready to serve the lunch. Missing from the photo are Jessica Palmer and April Muirhead.
Pictured above is Barry, one of the party regulars; along with Judy Cheverie,White Cross Coordinator; and Club President Jim Marshall
December 6, 2005 – In conjunction with the White Cross, a division of the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown hosted a very successful Christmas Party for approx. 150 mentally challenged adults from the Charlottetown area. The event was held at the Kiwanis/Shriners Bingo Country building on Riverside Drive in Charlottetown.Each year, it is a great pleasure for the Kiwanis Club members to host this event, in May they host a night of Bingo for the same group. On this occusion, with the help of members from the Key Club of Colonel Gray High School, that the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown supports and M.C. Reg Gallant of North Shore Productions, that provided the music, everyone that attended the event had a wonderful time dancing the night away while enjoying lots of food and other light refreshments to fuel their energy. Later in the evening, the jolly fellow in the red suit made an appearance, much to the delight of everyone.This venture is a great example of a meaningful and sucessful “hands – on” community activity for the members of the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown, they truely feel great satisfaction from hosting this annual event and look forward to it each year.
November 29, 2005 – Paulette Waddell(pictured right), Executive Director of Skills Canada PEI, spoke about their activities to promote awareness of the trades courses available in high schools and other secondary learning institutions across the Island. For the past few years, our club has helped sponsor Skills Canada PEI competitions at the Home Show in March. Paulette said that the Provincial competitions will be held in February next year and the winners will demonstrate their skills at the Home Show. The National competitions will be in Halifax, May 23-26. The website says that over the next two decades employers in Canada will find it difficult to hire and retain skilled workers. Their goal is to help Canada’s industries find well-trained, well-prepared young people to fill these positions. Visit the Skills Canada Website by clicking this link:
November 25, 2005 – At our recent meeting, Chuck MacPherson was our guest speaker. He is pictured above(left), being thanked by Jim Marshall(Club President). Chuck is a Youth Service Worker with the City of Charlottetown Police Department. He gave us an update on the “Youth Intervention Outreach Program” which we provided a $5,000.00 seed donation to 3 years ago.
November 21, 2005 – Pictured above is Captain Rosemary Doucette(second from left) at her recent Retirement/Birthday Party, hosted by #60 Confederation Air Cadet Sqadron Sponsoring Committee, that took place after Air Cadets on Tuesday evening of this week. The event took place at the Garrison Officers Mess, Queen Charlotte Armories. Also in the picture is(from left to right) Bob Johnson, # 201 Wing AFAC Exec. Member and member of the Sponsoring Committee, Captain Rosemary Doucette, Denis Dunne and Janie Doyle(our representatives on the Air Cadet sponsoring committee).
The Cadets themselves had presented Rosemary with a present and sang Happy Birthday to her at the end of their regular Parade Night. After their presentation, she was taken to the Garrison Officers Mess upstairs by C.O. Captain Ray Gaudet to a surprise retirement/birthday party that was hosted by the Sponsoring Committee. There were a large number of her Island Military Friends and Colleges that attended, even Captain Paul Dowling, Area Cadet Officer for NB/PEI, was able to attend from CFB Gagetown, N.B.. A number of speakers including Captain Dowling, Guy Albert, Immediate Past President of the Air Cadet League of Canada and a former C.O. of # 60 Sqn., Captain Ray Gaudet, C.O.# 60 Sqn., and yours truly spoke on Rosemary’s accomplishments during her past 10 & 1/2 Yrs.with # 60 Sqn.. Rosemary’s husband Ken was in attendance as well.An engraved golfer’s putter, golf being her favorite pastime, and flowers were presented to Rosemary by myself on behalf of the Sponsoring Committee. Lt. Melanie Gaudet presented Rosemary with a photo scrapbook that gave a history of Rosemary’s involvement with Air Cadets.

Rosemary, who is also a # 201 Wing Member, has agreed to continue her relationship with # 60 Sqn. by agreeing to take on the responsibilities of Treasurer with the Sponsoring Committee.

November 14, 2005 – Pictured above are members of the 2005 Curl for Cancer Kiwanis Team that played in the Curl for Cancer Fun Tournament on Nov. 12, 2005. While they gave it our best, our team came up short against the Kinsmen Club Team of Charlottetown, in the Service Club section of the tournament. The game was very close until the skip of the Kinsmen team made his very last shot in the last end of the game, taking out our shot rock(counting stone). Team members from left to right are: Denis Dunne, Denise Doiron, Doug Coles and David MacCallum.
October 31, 2005 – Gathered around PEI’s very own glider at the Slemon Park airfield, are Air Cadets from 60 Confederation Squadron Charlottetown. On Saturday 1 October, 2005 aproximately 38 cadets of 60 Squadron attended a day of glider familiarization where Officer instructors and Cadet pilots from the Squadron, took all the cadets up for one or two flights. A fantastic day weather wise and a thrill for all the new first year cadets. This and various other activities are offered to Air Cadets at no cost. See more pics on the Air Cadets page.

July – Sept 2005

September 19, 2005 – New Officer Installation – The annual ceremony marking the turnover of the club’s executive officers and directors was held this week at the Dutch Inn. Current President Denis Dunne acted as master of ceremonies. Invited guests included: Gerry Lethbridge, Lt. Governor of Division 20; Rufus Kenny, Lt. Governor of the Key Club Division; Guy Albert, Immediate Past President of the Air Cadet League of Canada; and Mike Wedge, National Governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada. After concluding his ceremonial induction duties, Lt. Governor Gerry gave a brief address on the state of affairs in Division 20. Although we lost a couple of clubs over the past two or three years, Gerry is optimistic about the general “health” of the Division, including the prospects of forming a new club in Cape Breton. Gerry is about to begin the second year of his two year term as Lt. Governor and we wish him well.

Pictured above on left(from left to right): Monty Gautreau – Treasurer (repeating), Denise Doiron – Secretary,
Jim Marshall – President, David Jabbour – Vice-President

Pictured above on right(from left to right): Gerry Lethbridge – Lt. Governor of Division 20, Guy Albert – guest speaker and Denis Dunne – current President and Master of Ceremonies for the evening

August 22, 2005 – With the recent success of the Gold Cup and Saucer Parade, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown was awarded the above certificate for our float sponsorship. Our prize category was “Best Float in the Service Club or Volunteer Group Award Category”, which was won by the Town of Stratford float.
August 22, 2005 – Recently at EC&C 88th District Convention, the above pictured souvenir were being passed out to Kiwanis Clubs and Members that were receiving Awards and being Recognized. Our club was awarded with one!
August 4, 2005 – Kiwanis Dairy Bar and City of Charlottetown Anniversary Celebrations in Victoria Park a success! See pictures by clicking this link.
July 28, 2005 – Kiwanis Dairy Bar and City of Charlottetown Plan Anniversary Celebrations in Victoria Park.

The Kiwanis Dairy Bar in Victoria Park, Charlottetown is celebrating its 50th Year of Operations along with Charlottetown’s 150th Anniversary of Incorporation. Mayor Clifford Lee and Charlottetown Kiwanis Club President, Denis Dunne would like to invite residents and visitors to join them in the celebrations at Victoria Park, July 30 (rain date, July 31.)
The Dairy Bar has been a major fundraiser for the club, says Mr. Dunne, which has assisted the club in undertaking a number of projects within Victoria Park over the years. Examples include construction of the Kiwanis Little League Ball Diamond in 1984; sponsorship of the Kiwanis Dairy Bar International Ball Tournament for the last number of years; and replacement of the old wading pool in 2000 with a new state- of-the-art “splash pad” for children. The Dairy Bar also provides summer employment for up to six students. Through these projects and others, a special relationship has grown between the club and Victoria Park, a landmark in the city. “We are very proud of our relationship with the City of Charlottetown and Victoria Park”, says Mr. Dunne.

During the month of July, a number of activities and events are planned to help celebrate the Kiwanis Dairy Bar’s 50th Anniversary and 150th Anniversary of Charlottetown. The celebrations will begin with a visit to the Dairy Bar by the Mayor of Charlottetown, Clifford Lee, and the Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis Division # 20, Gerry Lethbridge, on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 1:30 pm. On Saturday, July 30, 2005, between 1:00-4:00 p.m. Charlottetown’s 150th Anniversary “Ol’ Fashioned Fun Fair” will offer all visitors an action packed afternoon featuring various entertainment acts, a pet parade, barbecue with 150th anniversary cake and homemade lemonade, plus numerous children’s activities and balloons. Join Queen Charlotte and friends for tours of the grounds and observe the many new and antique City department vehicles and equipment on display.

The fun continues from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Dairy Bar with 50th Anniversary specials, cupcakes and events to include an antique car show with a draw for two free tickets to the Rolling Stones concert in Moncton. Members of the Club will be on hand to help celebrate this special occasion.

During the month of July, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown invites everyone to drop by the Dairy Bar to help them celebrate their 50th Year of Operation. Take in the breathtaking view of the entrance to the Charlottetown Harbor and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Victoria Park while you enjoy an ice cream or cold beverage. To those 18 years of age and older, place your name in the draw for the two free Rolling Stones tickets.

July 6, 2005 – Pictured above is Immediate Past President Rene Ortiz(left) of the Key Club receiving his $1000.00 Kiwanis matching scholarship award from club member Sherry Spence.


Apr. – June 2005

June 17, 2005Kiwanis Honored by City – Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown Presented With Special 150th Anniversary Year Service Recognition Award By The City Of Charlottetown On June 9, 2005 In celebration of its 150th Anniversary Year, the City of Charlottetown, the Birthplace of Confederation in Canada, awarded a number of Recognition Awards recently to Organizations and Individuals for their special contribution in making Charlottetown “A Better Place to Live”. The Awards were presently by His Worship, Clifford Lee, Mayor of the City of Charlottetown, at a special Awards Ceremony held on June 9, 2005. The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown received one of thirteen Awards that were presented that evening.In presenting the Award, the following testimonial was read:

The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown was started in September of 1947. The Club has been involved in hundreds of projects over the years across the province.

The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown has strong ties to the City of Charlottetown and the Province of Prince Edward Island but a special relationship has grown between the club and the city’s Victoria Park, a landmark in the city. One of the first contributions was in 1948 and 1949 where the Club donated to the Playground Commission of Charlottetown with help for the rinks. The Kiwanis first large involvement in Victoria Park was the construction of the first swimming pool in 1952. In 1955 the Kiwanis Dairy Bar was opened and this year will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Year of Operations.

The club built the Kiwanis Little League Ball Diamond in 1985 and has sponsored the Kiwanis Dairy Bar International Tournament for the last number of years. In 2000 the Club replaced the old wading pool with new state of the art water equipment. This has been a beautiful attraction for the children who visit Victoria Park in the summer time. That same year the club also planted 12 Maple trees in Victoria Park. Public washrooms were also added to the Dairy Bar in 2003. Over the years park benches have been installed throughout the City including along the tremendously used harbour boardwalk and the walkway from the boardwalk up to the roadway.

In 2002 the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown assisted in the construction of the beautiful flower garden in Rochford Square. This flower garden proves to be a very popular spot for our residents and for the tourists who visit our beautiful City.

The club has donated to many other projects in the City and the Province such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Prince County Hospital, Bursaries to UPEI, Holland College, all senior high schools, the # 60 Confederation Air Cadet Squadron, PEI Provincial Music Festival, and hundreds more over the last 58 years.

The clubs latest and largest project to date was in December of 2004 that saw the Kiwanis Club open its doors to the Abe Zakem House, an affordable housing project. This was in conjunction with different partners including the City Of Charlottetown, the Province of Prince Edward Island and the Government of Canada.

In recognition of their dedication in making this community a better place to live, it is a privilege to honour the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown with this Award of recognition for service in our community.

The Award was proudly received by Denis Dunne, President of the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown, on behalf of the club and its members.

June 5, 2005 – Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown makes IWK Donation. The above picture was taken during the IWK Telethon on ATV that took place on June 4 & 5 at the Confederation Landing Park in Charlottetown. Accepting the $1000.00 chq. from Denis Dunne(Club President, right), is Dr. Lynn MacLeod of PEI, on staff at the IWK and co-host of the telethon show. Besides describing our club and how we fundraised this amount, Denis spoke of the personal story of his granddaughter “Neleigha” who was born at the IWK on the April 10th of this year. Denis’s my daughter-in-law Lorena was rushed to the IWK on March 18th, where Neleigha was born. She was 29 weeks and weighted 2lbs., 15 ounces at birth. Today she is 37 weeks and weights almost 5 lbs. Dr. MacLeod was also familiar with Lorena and Neleigha, as she is working in that section of the hospital.

May 24, 2005 – Guest Speaker – This week’s program featured a presentation on public relations by Mike Wedge, who is a senior manager at Human Resources Skills Development (formerly HRDC). For this presentation, it was obvious that Mike did a fair amount of research about Kiwanis, based on the detailed handout that he prepared. The bottom of page one shows an impressive list of credentials, so he is certainly well qualified on the subject. But our knowledge about Mike’s expertise is through his involvement with the Air Cadets. He is Chair of the National Public Relations Committee for the Air Cadet League of Canada.

Public Relations was singled out as a high priority need in our Annual Club Analysis, so Mike’s
presentation was meant to give us a “kick start” on what needs to be considered for more effective
ways of getting our name out there. Essentially, establishing a successful public relations program
depends on following these six steps:

1. analyse the club’s current situation
2. define PR objectives
3. define target audiences, internal & external
4. develop an action plan with measurable and quantifiable outcomes
5. allocate a budget
6. Evaluate success

Finally, Mike reminded us that Kiwanis has lots of available information on this subject.

April 29, 2005 – White Cross Bingo – In lieu of a regular meeting this week, the club hosted a bingo night for the White Cross Society. It is part of the Canadian Mental Health Association that promote good mental health and advocates for social change on behalf of its members. Most live in group homes or institutions. The bingo was held at Bingo Country on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m, with approx. 75 eager participants. While this was definitely not a “high stakes” bingo with big prizes – the most for any game was five dollars – you couldn’t tell that from the players obvious excitement.Pictured above(left) is Monty Gautreau, club member, calling bingo. Pictured right are members Terry Walker (back to camera), Mark Hodson and Sherry Spence, working behind the scenes to serve the pop.

April 23, 2005 – David Jabbour assisted President Denis Dunne in presenting the club’s $5,000 contribution at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation’s 21 hour equipment drive telethon last Saturday. The donation was designated from the club’s share of receipts from the Home Show. Receiving the “mock” cheque was Sibyl Cutcliffe, Foundation Secretary. The telethon was held at Eastlink’s studio in Stratford.

April 8, 2005 – #60 Squadron Wins Silver Medal The local Air Cadets squadron which our club cosponsors recently travelled to Moncton to compete in a regional drill competition. They wound up in second place out of 15 teams, and also won the best dressed team award, so congratulations to the team and their trainors. President Denis dropped down to see them after our meeting and reports that they were a pretty proud bunch! CBC TV had just finished taping a drill routine that the Squadron team put on for them. So watch for that on Canada Now, PEI edition, one of these evenings.

April 8, 2005 – Stan MacPherson and Barb Dunphy-Gotell from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation were invited to give us an update on the current fund raising drive for a new CAT Scan machine. Stan is Chairman of the board of directors and Barb is the Foundation’s Managing Director. The Foundation will be one of the beneficiaries of the club’s profit share from the Home Show.

In his opening remarks, Stan noted that for a small club we’ve had a major impact in the community through our special projects and generous donations. He added that our club has donated over seventy thousand dollars to the QEH Foundation up to this point. The goal for installing a new CAT Scan is $1.6 million dollars. So far, approximately $970,000 has been raised. Organizers hope to reach the goal by the time the 21 hour telethon QEH equipment drive on the weekend of April 23 & 24 is over. Our club volunteered to help out on the 23rd by answering phones. Call Gail if you are interested in helping.

Assisted by Barb using a Power Point type presentation, Stan elaborated on the benefits of the new “CAT”, as it is called. The presentation showed some striking examples of the machine’s “state-ofthe-art” capacity for sharply defined images in colour. It will be one of the first of its kind in Canada, taking only seconds instead of minutes to complete a scan and thereby reducing stress on patients. The existing model is fifteen years old, is much slower, has less clearer images and only in black and white. Because of its enhanced capabilities, the new CAT will also be used to do heart imaging, eliminating the need for a new $1.5 million “Angio Suite” that had been high on the priority list. So, in effect, it will be a “two for the price of one” deal.

Jan. – March 2005

March 18, 2004 – Another successful PEI Home Show was recently held in Charlottetown. This has been and will continue to be a major fund raiser for the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown, and we look forward to another great show next year to be held in March 3rd to 5th, 2006. For more information please visit our PEI Home Show online with Master Promotions.

Above are pictures taken during ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Show on Thursday evening(March 10th, 2005). People in the photo, left to right, are: Abe Zakem – Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown, Robert Ghiz – Liberal Leader & Leader of the Official Provincial Opposition, Jeanette Wakelin – PEI Chapter Vice Chair of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, John MacLean – Chair of the 21 Hour Equipment Drive Eastlink Telethon of the QEH Foundation and Dennis Dunne – Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown.

March 15, 2005 – Our club recently held the regular Tuesday evening meeting at the new Upper Room on Richmond St. Judy Campbell – Manager of the Upper Room. was our Guest Speaker and Tour Guide. Congratulations to the Rotary Clubs on the completion of this fine project.

March 15, 2005 – Our club recently visited with the 60th Air Cadet Squadron. The above picture is a cheque presentation to Commanding Officer Ray Gaudet. We co-sponsor with the 201st Wing of the Air Force Association of Canada. Click here for more info…

March 9, 2005 – Ernie Stavert, President of the PEI 55 Plus Games Society, was invited to speak about the Society’s purpose and goals. There may have been the allusion that many of our members are candidates for the Society, but we were assured that this wasn’t a recruiting drive. It so happens, though, that our President Denis is also an active member of the PEI 55 Plus Games Society and a colleague/friend of Ernie’s. He simply thought that Ernie’s presentation might make for an interesting part of our regular meeting program. The Society’s objectives are to promote active participation by seniors in sports and recreation; and to encourage physical and social achievement through participation and friendly competition.

Ernie showed two brief videos as part of his presentation. The first was a promotional one about
the PEI 55 Plus Games Society. It was formed in 1998 and there are now approximately 600
members across the Island. They have games in different areas of the Island every year, organized
by the host group. Games and events include: badminton, curling, bowling, golf, lawn bowling, swimming, cycling, hockey, scrabble, crokinole, horseshoes and tennis.

The other video was about the National Games that were held in Yukon last year (which Denis
attended). Ernie noted that each province and territory, with the exception of Quebec and Newfoundland/Labrador, has its own 55 Plus Games Society. They in turn are part of a national
organization called Canada Senior Games. The movement (so to speak) started in western Canada
in 1998 and has quickly grown in numbers and influence. The National Games are held in different
provinces/territories every two years. In 2002 they were held in Summerside.

February 18, 2005The Home Show Support Your Community – March 11, 12 and 13th, 2005

It’s with great pleasure that the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown presents the 17th Annual Kiwanis PEI Provincial Home Show! We’re proud of our show, proud of how it has grown, and proud of how much it means each March to the people of Prince Edward Island. It’s the first sign of spring each March – The PLACE PEOPLE GO to source products and services for their homes. The PEI Provincial Home Show has a successful track record, an excellent reputation, a fine venue, and many, many loyal participants. We’re delighted you’ll be a part of it.

For you, the PEI Provincial Home Show is a chance to make important contacts and sales, to build customer loyalty, to introduce new product lines and re-establish existing ones. For Kiwanis, the show is a key fundraiser, helping us to help the people of Prince Edward Island. These
days the work we do is more and more important as governments reduce their support for local activities. 95% of all funds raised go towards community projects, with the balance supporting International Fund Raising efforts. Thanks to you and the thousands of people who beat a
path to the door of the Civic Centre, we are able to continue this important work.

See you there!
Allan Watts, Grant MacLeod, Denise Doiron Chairmen – Kiwanis Provincial Home Show 2005

January 31, 2005– Two young women from an organization called Canada World Youth were our invited guests this week. Galina and Amy (we didn’t get their last names) are seen here with Andy Normand, our newest member. They are staying with host families in Charlottetown doing volunteer work for local non-profit agencies and taking part in educational opportunities as part of their learning
experience. Their group consists of six Canadians and six Russians. Amy is from Alberta and Galina is from Kaliningrad, a remote part of Russia near Poland. She is holding an image of the Russian flag in this photo.

According to the web site description, “Canada World Youth designs and delivers international
educational programs for youth with a focus on volunteer work and community development in a
cross-cultural setting. It was founded in 1971 by the Honourable Jacques Hébert with the mission
of expanding the role of youth in developing their communities and promoting world peace.”
Amy and Galina’s group is involved in the “Core Program” which lasts six to seven months and
includes two phases: one in Canada and one overseas. In this case, they spent three months in
Russia before coming here. The cost involves a $250 participation fee. As well, they must fundraise$1950. Training tools and material are provided. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants between 17 and 24 years of age. In addition, the program looks for youth who:

• Are open-minded

• Have good judgment

• Can adapt to a variety of situations

• Are ready to donate their time and enthusiasm

Galina, showed some pictures and other items from her country. In an interesting local twist when asked if she met any Russians living in PEI, she replied that she had met one young man. Turns out that he is a hockey player with the “Rocket” and boards with Joe Hickey and family! For further information on the Canada World Youth, visit their site at


January 25, 2005 – Guest Speaker Nicole Phillips, the new Executive Director of Special Olympics PEI, shown here with President Denis, gave us an overview of the organization and their future plans. Nicole replaced Angela Marchbank, the well known and long-time Executive Director, who took a leave of absence last April. Special Olympics is a world-wide, community based, non-profit organization that provides sport training and competitive opportunities for individuals who have an intellectual disability. Nicole made the point that the programs are not intended for the physically challenged, such as wheelchair athletes. There are other organizations devoted to their needs. She also stressed that Special Olympics is not just about sports and games. But through the medium of sports, they provide “training for life” in helping intellectually impaired people feel good about themselves and to realize their potential in leading fuller and more satisfying lives.
The Special Olympics Canada Winter Games were held in PEI last February and, despite a major snow storm in the middle of it, Nicole said that it turned out to be great success thanks to the many volunteers who helped out. This year the Winter Games will be in Japan and two SOPEI athletes
will be going, along with their program director. It takes a lot of money to operate these programs, Nicole says, and fund raising is always a big concern. This year their goal is $200,000, with the majority of it being private donations and sponsorship by the corporate sector, service clubs and other organizations. Less than five percent of their funding comes from government, Nicole said. Our club has been a major supporter in past years and this will be on the agena of our next board meeting.


January 19, 2005 – Charlottetown Kiwanis Members will observe Kiwanis International’s 90th Birthday during the week of January 16 – 22, 2005, according to Denis Dunne, President of the Charlottetown Club. “Our club felt that a good way to observe this anniversary is to show by example the service that Kiwanis provides here and around the world, in that regard, our club will be holding a fund-raising Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, January 22nd, in aid of Tsunami Disaster Relief in South East Asia. The proceeds will go to UNICEF in keeping with Kiwanis International’s focus on children. Details about the pancake breakfast location and times etc. have been advertised”.

The first Kiwanis club was chartered on January 21, 1915, in Detroit, Michigan. Today, Kiwanis has grown to number 8,250 clubs and 280,000 members in 94 countries around the world. Kiwanis clubs sponsor community service projects and raise funds to meet local needs. Last year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world raised and spent more than $100 million on community service activities, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of young children. Kiwanis members also donated
almost six million volunteer hours to these service activities. This money and time supported almost 150,000 Kiwanis projects to meet community needs.

The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown was chartered in 1947 and has a current membership of 24 men and women. An example of one of the club’s most prominent service projects is the recently completed Abe Zakem House, an Affordable Housing Project in downtown Charlottetown. Abe
Zakem House, so named in honor of a long-time Kiwanis member, is a local project that meets the needs of our community. This approximately $1.5 million project was made possible by a very substantial financial commitment from the club, as well as support from the three levels of government involved. To finance projects such as this, the club has three major fund-raising activities: joint ownership of Bingo Country with the local Shrine Club; the PEI Kiwanis Provincial Home Show in
March; and the Kiwanis Dairy Bar in Victoria Park. Besides providing financial support to numerous worthy local causes over the years, the club co-sponsors #60 Air Cadet Squadron and sponsors a “Key Club”, a “junior” Kiwanis club at Colonel Gray High School.

Kiwanis International’s continuing service focus is called “Young Children: Priority One.” Under this theme, each Kiwanis club is encouraged to sponsor significant projects that serve the special needs
of young children from prenatal development to age five. Kiwanis clubs around the world are also conducting the first Kiwanis Worldwide Service Project in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund. Kiwanis has raised more than $75 million to assist nations in eliminating iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation in the world today.

As Kiwanis International marks its 90th anniversary, Kiwanis funds are now at work in almost 100 nations, and UNICEF estimates that Kiwanis-funded IDD programs are protecting more than 75 million newborn children from diminished mental skills each year.

January 14, 2005 – Pancakes you say! The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown and Town and Country Restaurant will host a Pancake Breakfast from 7h00am to 11h00am on Saturday January 22nd, 2005 at the Town and Country. 219 Queen Street Charlottetown. “Donations Only” so please come and help us help the victims of the Asia Tsunami. Funds will be donated through UNICEF.

January 14, 2005 – Kiwanis celebrates it 90th Anniversary Kiwanis International turns 90 on January 21. One day is not enough to celebrate nine decades of service, so January has been named Kiwanis
Public Awareness Month. To celebrate the 90th anniversary Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown inducted its first new member of 2005. Welcome to Kiwanis Andy Normand.

Dr. Joe Hickey is Andy’s sponsor , Andy and Denis Dunne, President Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown

Zakem House (Oct.-Dec. 2004)

December 18, 2004Click here to view the picture gallery from the Abe Zakem House Opening Ceremony!

December 10, 2004 – Charlottetown Kiwanis Open Abe Zakem House….more info click here.

October 11, 2004 – The Charlottetown Kiwanis have sponsored 60 Confederation Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets for the past twenty years. Their contribution to keeping the Air Cadet program available to area youth was recognized recently by Bruce Davison, Provincial President, who presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Denise Doiron Charlottetown Kiwanis Club President.

October 11, 2004 – Abe Zakem house being built. Rental Applications are now available! More info found here….