Starbright Christmas Special

Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Kent

Thursday, November 30, 2023 – $146

Just in time for the holiday, this performance is filled with the glorious music of the season. “Starbright Christmas” at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, has all the makings of an old-time Christmas special. With gowns, stunning musical arrangements and the spirit of Christmas, find out for yourself why patrons return year after year for this glorious holiday tradition. The show is filled with traditional Christmas songs and is a visual spectacle – there are approximately 40 lit-up trees, generally a cast of 5-6, plus a full band. It’s a breathtaking performance and symbolizes the start of the holiday season.

Trip includes:

  • Coach from St Paul’s Discover Life Church, Park Ave W Chatham leaving at 10:50 a.m.
  • Lunch at Actor’s Restaurant in Petrolia (ordering from a choice of 4 pre-set meals)
  • Orchestra level seats for the Matinee performance
  • Return to Chatham around 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-registration should be sent to or call 519-351-4378; seating confirmed with full payment.
  • Payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer (If you’ve travelled with us before andhave been accustomed to dropping cheques off at Telfers, please note that we’ve moved (specifics below).
  • Parking and the pickup point will be the west side of the lot at St Paul’s CongregationalChurch, 450 Park Ave W (Please note that neither Kiwanis nor the Church will beresponsible for the safety of vehicles while parked); arrive early for prompt departure.

Help us provide programs for children in Chatham-Kent like:

Kiwanis Music Festival, Reading Buddies, and Dolly Parton Imagination Library

E-transfers PREFERRED

Cheques should be made out to the Kiwanis-Club of Chatham-Kent and mailed or dropped off to Cathy Telfer at 610-570 Park Ave W, Chatham ON N7M 0T6.

Starbright Christmas Flyer
Starbright Christmas Flyer

Flyer for bus trip November 30 2023

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Aktion Club

The Aktion Club will be having a couple of events in the month of September and would love any who are willing to participate and/or volunteer.

Car Wash and BBQ

September 8

The Aktion Club is holding a Car Wash and Barbecue on September 8th from 11:00 – 2:00 at 101 Stewart St. A car wash is $5.00 and a hot dog and water is $5.00. Volunteers are needed!! All proceeds will be donated by the Aktion Club to the Goodfellows – No Child Without a Christmas!

If your car needs a wash this is a great opportunity!! It is also a great opportunity to volunteer!

Lions Park Clean Up

September 21

The Aktion Club will be cleaning Lions Park on Stewart Street from 12:00 – 2:00 on September 21st. Come and join the fun.

For detailed information:

If you would like more info or to volunteer please contact Lu-Ann Cowell ( or Kyle Lozon ( know.

Big Draw this September

To celebrate the recent milestone of gifting 200 million books world wide, 7 lucky children in Canada will find a special bookmark in their book. This bookmark comes with several prizes:

  • a video chat with Dolly herself
  • a personalized letter from Dolly
  • an autographed photo of Dolly
  • and 4 Dollywood Theme Park tickets!

Let us know if you are one of them! Good luck!! And enjoy your new book!

Post to be archived at 2:28pm on Saturday November 18th, 2023

CKI Social Media Workshop

For those that missed the workshop or who would like to see it again.

Lots of tips of how to grow your followers on social media, in particular Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

CKI Social Media Workshop from Eastern Canada District CKI Gove on Vimeo.

Post to be archived at 7:03pm on Sunday November 19th, 2023

Bottles for Books

School Supply Drive BBQ Great Success

The BBQ in partnership with Staples was a great success this year! Thanks to our volunteers (Cathy Potvin, Lori Gregory, Debbie Colquhoun, Claire Latimer, Julie Collins,  and Chris Summerfield), the donations from Lenovers, a local Weston’s distributer, and an anonymous donor, the club raised $620.70 for the School Supply Drive! Special thanks to store manager Rita Tanguay. Staples was a great partner who provided the BBQ and a new banner, reusable for future events.

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Welcome Week Book Giveaway

Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Kent Welcome Week Book Giveaway at The Chatham-Kent Public Library – Chatham Branch. Saturday, September 16. Setup at 9 am and giveaway from 9:30-11:30. The Library is hosting their Welcome Week story time that morning at 10 am.

We will be giving away 100 copies of the children’s book All Are Welcome.

Post to be archived at 9:22am on Friday November 3rd, 2023

Happy Pride Day 2023

Happy Pride Day! Today is a celebration of love, acceptance, and diversity that enriches our world in countless ways. It’s a time to honor and stand alongside the LGBTQ+ community, embracing the beautiful spectrum of identities and experiences that make us all unique.

Remember that your authentic self is something to be proud of every day. Your courage and openness inspire others to be true to themselves, fostering a more inclusive and compassionate society. As we come together to celebrate Pride, let’s also recognize the journey towards equality that still lies ahead. By showing kindness, understanding, and unwavering support, we can make progress toward a world where everyone is free to love and express themselves without fear.

So, wear your rainbow with pride, and let your inner light shine brightly. Happy Pride Day!

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