Division 17
Vancouver Island


Did You Know?

  • That there are 10 Kiwanis Clubs on Vancouver Island.
  • That there are more than 245 members volunteering their time in your communities
  • That the oldest club on Vancouver Island is the Victoria Club - founded in 1920
  • That these clubs fundraised over $120,000 last year and all that money goes back into your community
  • There are members who have volunteered for over 50+years

In addition to supporting Kiwanis International in its efforts through the Eliminate Project (working with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus), local Kiwanis clubs donate their time and the funds they raise to support amazing groups right here, in our own backyard.

About Kiwanis

Founded in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1915 by a group of businessmen, Kiwanis International is headquartered in Indiannapolis, Indianna. Today the entire Kiwanis Family has more then 600,000 members in more then 13,000 clubs. Kiwanis clubs serve in 79 countries around the world and achieve what individuals cannot do alone.

Kiwanis Membership

Prospective members are invited to join by existing members. The club's board of directors then reviews membership information for approval. Beyond initial induction fees, members contribute annual dues as determined by the club. Kiwanis clubs meet weekly or twice a month in genera. Members, on average, invest about 6 hours a month by participating in meetings, projects, and volunteering in their community.

Recent News

Happy Kiwanis New Years

On Thursday, September 27th, 2018, a group of happy members from the Kiwanis Clubs of Oak Bay, Sidney and Victoria gathered together for a joint installation of their in…Read More

Kiwanis Club of Powell River Soap Box Derby

Here are the results from Powell River Kiwanis Club Soap Box Derby results. The PNW #17 yellow car almost made it into the winners circle.  :)Read More

Division 17 Kiwanis Soap Box Derby

Below are 3 photos of the building and finished Division 17 Kiwanis Soap box built by Steve Perkins my partner.

As you know the Kiwanis Club of Powel…Read More