Annual Projects

Kiwanis Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Every year since the 1990’s, we have hosted the Kiwanis Wine Tasting & Silent Auction event. The goal for this event has been to bring awareness of challenges faced by youth in the local community and raise funds to support causes addressing these needs.

Proceeds from the event have gone to support special programs for disadvantaged youth, those facing physical and emotional difficulties, young people at-risk in our community. These have included KidSport, Covenant House, Aunt Leah's, the YWCA Daycares, the Food Bank in-school nutrition program, and Kiwassa Neighbourhood House to name a few.

Please join us for a fun evening for a great cause! If you are interested in attending or donating a silent auction item, please contact Lenora:

Local Initiatives

Throughout Greater Vancouver, we support communities, families and projects through funding and service. We have built all-access playgrounds, restocked libraries, funded educational programs, created food pantries, bought medical equipment, hosted diversity fairs, stuffed backpacks with school supplies and much, much more.

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International Projects


The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus

Through The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus — a disease that kills 34,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.

Tetanus causes extreme sensitivity to light, sound and contact — even preventing the comfort of a mother’s touch. The Eliminate Project is our chance to help protect the connection between mother and child.

We are closing in on our goal to raise US$110 million and save or protect 55 million lives. The end of this disease means the beginning of better health for so many of these families.

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Worldwide Service Project to rid the world of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

Members and clubs contributed more than US$105 million toward the global elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental and developmental disabilities in the world. UNICEF heralded the effort as one of the most successful health initiatives ever. Today, Kiwanis International works for the sustained elimination of IDD through the Iodine Global Network — a coalition of public, private, international and civic organizations working to create a world where all people attain optimal iodine nutrition.

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