Kiwanis wants to make a comeback in Sidney

Current and former members of the Sidney Kiwanis Club are still trying to get the local branch back on its feet.

Kiwanis Club members Ken Smith of Oak Bay and Patrick Ewing of Victoria are trying to revive the Sidney club. A membership drive begins next week.

Current and former members of the Sidney Kiwanis Club are still trying to get the local branch back on its feet.

Kiwanis members Patrick Ewing and Ken Smith, from Victoria and Oak Bay, respectively, are pounding the pavement in Sidney, looking for past club members and potential newcomers to help rebuild. To that end, Ewing — who is a former Sidney club president — said they are holding a membership drive next week, starting on April 1. Smith added they hope to have a new club running by May.

Kiwanis folded in Sidney in late 2012 after membership dropped to as few as nine people. In November of that year, then-Lt. Gov. of Kiwanis on Vancouver Island Ron George vowed not to let it die. The Sidney club has, however, been inactive ever since.

Ewing and Smith say they’re hoping enough people want to see the service group return to Sidney.

To learn more or to become a member, call Smith at 250-888-0567.

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