Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
Elmira Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Elmira Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade



Social Interclub with Members of Guelph Kiwanis Club

Social Interclub

with Guelph Kiwanis Club

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

at Jamie...

Allan Poffenroth Trees for Elmira - Planting Event

Allan Poffenroth

Trees for Elmira

Planting Event

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

7:00 PM -1:00...

Understanding Terrorists - Views from Palestine, Central Africa and Libya
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A Presentation of Interest to Kiwanis Members



Please Note: Lobsterfest (Prime Rib & Lobster Dinner) has been cancelled!

The Kiwanis Club of Elmira was chartered in 1974, and has since grown into a vibrant, involved community service club with approximately 35 members. We raise money through a variety of events, including the Elmira Lobsterfest, Maple Syrup Festival, Beat Rocks the Block and the Elmira Kiwanis Haus.

Some of the worthwhile community causes we support include Meals on Wheels, Kiwanis Transit, Trees for Elmira, the West Montrose Covered Bridge Carol Sing, the Elmira Youth Centre, Elmira Seniors' day facility, Woolwich Christmas Goodwill Food Drive, Adopt-a-Road, Woolwich Counselling Centre, the Santa Claus Parade, the Elmira Kiwanis Music Festival and many more. We have also funded and built several playgrounds throughout Elmira and the surrounding area.

From 1998 until 2009, the club ran the Dragon Boat Festival of Waterloo Region at the Laurel Creek Conservation Area. The University of Waterloo Dragon Boat Club has taken over the running of the Festival in 2010. It is scheduled to be run on Saturday, August 7, 2010. A large portion of the funds from the Dragon Boat Festival went to support the Grand River Hospital's Childbirth programs. Over the past eight/nine years, this event has contributed over $150,000 to the hospital. Another portion went to the Woolwich Memorial Centre.

Although Kiwanis' focus is children, and particularly children under age of five, our club's unwritten mandate is to support the most worthwhile causes related to any group in our community. As you can see, we have a very active and involved membership!

Date Type Title
10/26/2016 Meeting

Don Harloff, Executive Director of Woolwich Community Services (WCS) will be speaking at the Oct. 26th Kiwanis Breakfast Meeting at The Crossroads Restaurant, 7:45 a.m. Don will be talking about the Food...

10/26/2016 Event

Dinner and exchange of Fundraising and other ideas. A way to get to know members from another club in a social setting.

11/2/2016 Meeting

D'Arcy is a consultant working with the Township of Woolwich assisting a committee about creating Age Friendly Communities. She will be asking us to think about what are important elements of...

11/6/2016 Event
Sunday 6 November, 2016
​Wreath Laying at the Elmira Cenotaph. All Kiwanis members and Friends of Kiwanis are invited to participate in Remembrance Ceremonies to be held on Sunday 6 November, 2016 beginning...
11/9/2016 Committee

Board Meeting

11/9/2016 Meeting

Kiwanis Speaker: Chris Soehner, Saner Media

Chris Soehner owner of Saner Media will be talking to Elmira Kiwanis about his business, and the importance of the change from "paper to electronic media"....
11/16/2016 Meeting
11/19/2016 Event

Food Drive

11/23/2016 Meeting
11/30/2016 Meeting
12/3/2016 Event

Santa Claus Parade

12/7/2016 Meeting
Speakers:  Region of Waterloo Library re Early Childhood Literacy. Nancy Duncan (Supervisor of Programs) and Sheryl Tilley, Supervisor, Woolwich and Wellesley Township Branches, Region of Waterloo...
12/14/2016 Committee

Board Meeting

12/14/2016 Event

Santa Claus makes an appearance

12/21/2016 Meeting