Serving the Children of the World!

Serving the Children of the World

January 21, 2015, marked 100 years of Kiwanis service to the world. The year 2015 was filled with special activities marking this centennial celebration.

The year 2016 marks 100 years of Kiwanis service in Canada. The first Canadian Kiwanis Club was formed in 1916 in Hamilton, Ontario. The charter of the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London dates to 1920, although Kiwanis meetings were held in London for several years before the club was officially chartered. 

Goals of Kiwanis’ 100th Anniversary

• To enhance member engagement and pride in Kiwanis
• To build the Kiwanis brand 
• To celebrate Kiwanis’ historic achievements
• To set the stage for the next 100 years

Quick Facts about Kiwanis

Kiwanis has a global reach
• 86 nations and geographic areas
• 8 official languages
• 8,700 adult clubs 
• 7,700 youth clubs


A sign honouring the 100th Anniversary of Kiwanis International is displayed in front of the Kiwanis Seniors Community Centre on Riverside Drive in London. 

One Hundred Acts of Kiwanis Kindness in London, Ontario

The Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Kiwanis in a very special way.  Under the leadership of Kay Hillier, Sharon Lessard and their committee, the club is performing "one hundred acts of kindness" each month this year, to benefit the London community.  

One hundred boxes of diapers for teen-age moms, one hundred cans of soup to the local food bank, one hundred pairs of socks for the homeless: the scope is endless, and the members are enthusiastically enjoying the process.

A delegation from the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London visited Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) at the Cornerstone Building to present 700 diapers and 100 baby wipes for their Young Moms program. This gift is part of the club's year-long 100 Acts of Kindness emphasis, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis International. 

The Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London has donated 160 pounds of potatoes (well over the planned target of 100 pounds) to the Unity Project as a part of the club's 100 Acts of Kindness emphasis. As part of its mandate to relieve homelessness in the city of London, the Unity Project provides emergency shelter and transitional housing with a peer-supported, community model. 

Our club recently donated special gifts to two community organizations, My Sisters Place and the London Coffee House.

My Sisters Place

My Sisters Place

London Coffee House

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