October 2016-We are pleased to partner with the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Plains to make a $25,000 donation to Hospice Peterborough, "Every Moment Matters Campaign". We will be furnishing and equipping the new Children's Pediatric Room
In 1937 we financially assisted the community in building a new wading pool in King Edward Park.
In 1925 the club built a dining hall for a summer day camp at Jacksons Park that served needy children until 1950, at which time it was converted to a meeting hall and learning center for the purposes of Scouting Troops. Although no longer being used, the building still stands in the park.
In 1942 the club assisted the Sea Cadet Corp RSCS Howe.
1n 1948 the club sponsored the addition of a swimming hole and playground at Hamilton Park.
In 1950 the club sponsored the building of a wooden pedestrian bridge over Jackson’s Creek in Jacksons Park.
Kiwanis Trail – Now part of the Trans Canada Trail Network through beautiful Jackson Park from Bonnacord Ave to Atkinson Redland it is open to the public, which encourages walking and biking and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Kiwanis Park – South end of Peterborough where we donated funds toward building the park and playground and we also hold two clean up sessions each year at the park, one in the spring and one in the fall.
Assisted Camp Kawartha in 1988 & 1995 with the refurbishing and building of new cabins so they could carry out their student leadership and learning programs.
Kiwanis Music Festival – Peterborough and Victoria Counties (children and adults).
Kiwanis Music Festival Bursaries – Two given each year to students
Contributed to the Capital Campaign at St. Josephs at Fleming Seniors Residence. A new building was constructed for senior residences and the joint programs between this seniors home and Fleming college include training for college students gearing an education toward seniors care, nursing and child care.
Peterborough Regional Health Center new hospital building project. We raised $500,000 toward the building of our new hospital and in total we have contributed over $2.4 million dollars to the PRHC and the previously known Civic Hospital through our Dream Home Project. The PRHC has dedicated the pediatric wing in honour of Kiwanis Club of Peterborough’s contribution to health care in our community.
We sponsored teams in the Peterborough Youth Soccer League for children ages 4-12 for more than 15 years.
Robotics Competition – Sponsor a competition for all schools, for students to build state of the art “robotics equipment” and provide an opportunity for them to compete against each other with the winner having an opportunity of advancing to provincial finals.
Sponsored a cooking program at St. James Church; were new parents and new Canadians could learn to cook healthy meals.
We provided annual student bursaries to each, Fleming College and Trent University.
We sponsored Citizenship Awards for all grade eight classes at our elementary schools. Two awards – one male and one female which were given out at graduation ceremonies, for each graduating class and a member of the Kiwanis Club attended to present the awards. This award was well received by the Director of Education as is was a natural fit with their “character education philosophy”, as it takes a community to help raise a child.
We contributed to the “Drug Safety Network”, program whereby each grade six students and parent, in the city and the county, receive a booklet on the harmful effects of drugs, and it also includes a segment on “Internet Safety Use”.
Each year we assist the local Salvation Army with the Christmas Kettle Campaign where our members will team up and help collect donations for the needy in our community. Also, each year our club helps both financially and physically in the annual Christmas Hampers and toy program which assists families in need. We have also assisted them in their summer camp program and have donated in excess of $50,000 throughout our years of association with the Salvation Army.
We sponsor a youth award for the Peterborough County 4-H Club. This is for youth interested in farming activities.
We host an annual picnic for Community Living, which is a local program that assists our intellectually challenged citizens and integrates them into daily living activities in the community.
Back in the mid 1970’s our club was the first in Ontario to host a Special Olympics Summer Games whereby intellectually challenged citizens from throughout southern Ontario gathered and competed in friendly sports competitions.
We assisted with the Ontario Special Olympic Summer Games held in Peterborough in 2004 and saw more than 1200 Special Olympic Athletes and coaches take part in a variety of summer games.
We co-sponsor two Atkion Clubs which is a Kiwanis Club for Intellectually challenged citizens in our communities. (one in Peterborough and one in Cobourg)
We supported the Safe Haven capital fundraising campaign, for the YWCA, which raised funds to build a new shelter for abused women and children in this community.
International & Worldwide Projects supported by the Kiwanis Club of Peterborough Japanese earthquake victims in 1922
Ohio State flood victims in 1937
Province of Quebec flood victims in 1995
Kiwanis International efforts to eradicate Iodine Deficiency Disorders 1997-2002 (I.D.D. Project)
Kiwanis International efforts to eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus Disorders – (presently ongoing) (Project Eliminate)