Rotary Club of Ottawa South
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Ottawa South

Service above self.

WHEN: Every Wednesday at 12:30 PM
WHERE: KS on the Keys Restaurant
1029 Dazé Street
Ottawa, ON  K1V 2G3
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RCOS members helped out at the Ottawa Mission on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
RCOS Board members Peter White and Dawn Cooper were on hand at the Banff Avenue Community House Cultural Festival on August 3, 2016. Along with Janet Stratton (IODE Education Officer) and Peter Tobin (Banff Avenue Community House Chair), they presented bursaries to Godson and Jonas. The two area residents were selected for the bursaries due to their academic achievements and community involvement.
At our meeting on July 20 2016, Joan Hunter was deservedly awarded presented with the Paul Harris award.
The Rotary Club of Ottawa South has partnered with Wesley Clover Parks and the Ottawa Polo Club to bring Ottawa the inaugural Polo in the Park fundraising event to benefit the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and TROtt (Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton).
Lieutenant General Chris Whitecross Speaks at RCOS Lunch
Rotary Club of Ottawa South members helped the Salvation Army with their annual Christmas Kettle campaign.
Cleaning up the capital, along bank Street by Rotary Way and the Ottawa Rotary Home.
The inaugural Polo in the Park Ottawa event galloped into action on August 29, 2015. An exciting day. A wonderful time was had by all at the inaugural Polo in the Park Ottawa at Wesley Clover Parks. An exciting day of Arena Polo matches, dog agility and horse jumping shows, Aboriginal dance and drumming demonstrations, and even a hat contest! With food trucks, a kid zone play area, many great vendors and artisans, it was a terrific family outing.
A fun Rotary evening sampling decadence.
Saturday, February 1 (7–10pm)
Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Ave.)
Several members of Rotary Club of Ottawa South volunteered their time for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle at Billings Bridge. Even Santa showed his Rotarian spirit!
While in Cornwall for the District Assembly on April 20th, some RCOS members checked out the Quilt of Belonging.
Dresses and acccessories can be dropped off at any Browns Cleaners location.
Rotarians for Wabano official launch.On March 20, 2013, several Rotary members attended the soft opening of Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and announced the launch of Rotarians for Wabano campaign.

RCOS Scotch and Wine TastingHopScotch & Whiners Tasting

Ottawa area Rotary Clubs present a scotch and wine tasting with Kichisippi beer on the side!

Scotch presented by Frank MacDonald, wine presented by Sommelier Giovanni Doe.

Date: Friday, March 1, 2013

Time: 7 - 10pm

Location: the new Wabano Centre, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa ON K1L 6B8

Cost: $40 (Includes 3 tasting tickets and complementary beer sampling)

NYE on Sparks StreetRotary is helping to sponsor the best party this New Year's Eve! Celebrate the Canadian way, just a block from Parliament Hill at a super outdoor block party. Sparks Street will be alive with a DJ and many live bands - including the Arkells! Beer and food booths, CTV television and several thousand of your best friends. And it's FREE! Get a gang together and party in the New Year on Sparks Street!

Hallowe'en on the Keys!
October 31, 2012 - 9pm

Prizes for Best Costumes!
Free Buffet! Drink Specials!

KS on the Keys
1029 Daze St., Ottawa - South Keys

$20 in advance / $25 at door
For tickets contact:

2012 recipients of the Ledbury Banff Community Scholarship Program have been announced!
Change Over Night on June 27, 2012 was a wonderful evening of reflection, celebration and optimism!
Karen Simpson from Landscape Depot, RCOS President Vaughn MicKinney and Glebe Centre Manager Lawrence Grant cut the ribbon to officially open the newly landscaped sitting area in front of the Glebe Centre.
Rotary Club of Ottawa South held its lunch meeting Wednesday May 2 at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundaton's Cancer Survivorship Centre.
Rotary Club of Ottawa South enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day dinner at KS on the Keys Friday night. Most everyone was able to attend and everyone's spouse was happy to come along as well. We were fortunate to have some awesome talent to provide authentic music for the celebration. Thanks to new member Peter White we were entertained by the guitars and voices of Arabelle, son Sean and Bo Fougere from Big Pond, Cape Breton. And our own Alex Davidson played a mean harmonica! Click here to check out the photos.
We're thrilled to welcome Peter White and Eddie Chu as recent members. They are wonderful additions to Rotary Club of Ottawa South!

OnTuesday, February 7, 2012 at the KS on the Keys Restaurant, Sarah Ingimundson, President of Rotaract Ottawa South presented a $2000 cheque to Katherine Carter of the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region.

The sticks were slappin’ and the slurpies were slurpin’ January 13 - 15 at the Leitrim Arena.

The Glebe Centre Landscaping Project

The Rotary Club of Ottawa South (RCOS) is providing a cash donation, some sweat equity, and facilitating in-kind donations from local companies to assist the Glebe Centre with their front entrance upgrade.

On Saturday morning (Oct 1) RCOS members were digging, hauling, dumping, piling, planting, stomping, watering, and having a great time working together in the spirit of friendship and goodwill.


RCOS also rallied some neighbourhood support and saved the Glebe Centre many thousands of dollars.

- Carlsbad Paving donating free mulch and discounting their services for interlock (thanks to RCOS member Leo Saracino, Independent Contractor)

-  Landscape Depot is discounting the cost of the trees and shrubs; donating equipment and a certified Horticulturalist to oversee the project (thanks to RCOS member Leo Saracino, Independent Contractor)

- Peter Knippel Nursery is donating 500 Daffodil bulbs (thanks to RCOS member Dawn Cooper, Canadian Cancer Society – Ottawa Branch)

- RCOS is donating $1,000 for the project

- RCOS is providing the labour to help transform the front of the Glebe Centre


The Glebe Centre is a charitable not-for-profit long-term care home that provides long term care; specialized care and community services to clients in the Ottawa community. The Glebe Centre is dedicated to developing and delivering services that support the highest quality of life for the clients we serve by living our values every day.

Check out the photos! 

Despite a definite chill in the air, Round-up for Literacy 2011 Last Friday night was a great success. Check out some photos! Just over 200 people braved the cold for a delicious Lone Star Catering BBQ and outstanding music from Ridin’ Shotgun. Their super-tight blend of blues, rock and country was enjoyed by everyone, young and old. Thanks are due to the committee, and particularly to Maria Saracino and Monique Warrack were truly pillars on which this event rested. I really appreciate the help of all Rotary Ottawa South and Rotoract Ottawa members for selling tickets and sourcing prizes and silent auction items.


Thank you to all who bought tickets and silent auction items for your support, hope that you had a great time and look forward to seeing you at Round-up for Literacy 2012 (perhaps in warm August!). And shaving my head raised a good chunk of money, so we’ll need to find a victim/volunteer for next year! All proceeds from the event assist several local literacy projects and high school bursaries supported by the Rotary Club of Ottawa South.


Thank you to our event sponsors:

Aramark Sports


Giant Tiger

Greco Lean and Fit

Jacobson’s Gourmet Concepts

Marquee Rentals and Special Events

Lone Star Ranch & Catering

Parliament Cleaners


PROSAR Canada Inc.

Ridin’ Shotgun

Scotia Bank

The Ottawa SUN

Therien Jiu-jitsu & Kickboxing

Trailica RV & Trailer Sales

Rotary Club of Ottawa South welcomes Dawn Cooper as our newest member.

The Rotary Club Ottawa South held a BBQ on Saturday, June 25, 2011 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ROTEL. Despite the clouds and intermittent showers, over 60 invitees attended the event, including Mayor Jim Watson.

At our luncheon on June 15, 2011 we had the honour of meeting and listening to several local high school students who have distinguished themselves during their secondary school years. The RCOS offers a bursary to three local High Schools (Hillcrest HS, Ridgemont HS and Brookfield HS) as well as the Ledbury Banff Community Scholarship Program. See photos.
This year we supported Cancer Canada's Relay for Life. It was our first year and more of a reconnaissance to scope things out for next year. We had fun, raised over $3,200 to fight cancer, and now we know what to plan for next year (Terry is in charge of designing matching uniforms!) Thank you to RCOS members Marci Perreault (and her coworker Amy - who actually raisied the most money!), Orrie Rooke, Adel Harami, Terry Roman (and wonderful wife Tracy), Allan Cayer, Vaughn McKinney, Scott Vetter and friends of RCOS Boaz and Tania). Follow this link to see the RCOS Relay gang and some fo the sights tha Friday evening.
Thanks to Bernie Ingimundson and his committee for (again) organizing a fantastic golf tournament on June 6, 2010. The weather was beautiful and of course so was the Hunt & Golf Club course. Everyone had a great time; and thanks to the auction, draws and sponsorship efforts, over $50,000 was raised for local charitable causes. Check out the photos!