Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade

For over 70 years, the Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound has organized and participated in The Annual Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade. Every November in Owen Sound’s beautiful downtown, come out and celebrate the festive season with a parade of floats, bands, dancers, and more! 

Does your business, club, or organization want to enter a float? Check out the MORE INFO and carefully read the guidelines, then fill out an application form.

Kiwanis Christmas Trees

Our largest fundraiser of the year, with profits from every tree sale going back into our community-funded projects and scholarships.

Every year, between mid-November and mid-December, members of the club volunteer to sell Christmas trees. Together we sell over 1000 trees, and spread a little holiday cheer. Come out and support a great cause!

Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music

Over 90 years committed to celebrating, developing, and advancing our local musical talent.

Details of the event

The Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music began in 1932 with a mission to advance and develop musical talent and education in Grey & Bruce Counties. The organization holds a yearly music competition and an awards night. The organization also nominates local musicians to attend the Ontario Music Festival Association’s (OMFA) provincial competition.
A competitive music festival is held for two weeks in April. Opportunities are provided for music students and community members to be professionally adjudicated and to perform before an audience. Awards are presented to assist musicians in their musical development.

The Festival is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the community for their funding. Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound and the the Meaford Kiwanis, the festival is open to participants of all ages. In addition to the generous donations that the festival receives each year, the show could not go on without the dedication of the working board members and volunteers. The festival takes the entire year to prepare and, behind the scenes, work is always going on.



Kiwanis Kids Outreach

The Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound has dedicated funds for one time, individual youth requests that fall outside of other funding programs. Dental needs are one focus of this program, as well program registration costs, equipment needs and other individual concerns.


K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students. It is a student-led organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body.