PATRICK R. EWING
KIWANIS CLUB OF VICTORIA
KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE
Patrick R. Ewing of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, was elected to a three-year term as a trustee of Kiwanis International in June 2013 at the 98th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Patrick participated in his first Kiwanis-sponsored project when he was in the sixth and seventh grades, serving as a school crossing guard. He served for six years in CKI (where he met his wife, Kristina), and a further 19 years in Kiwanis—first with the Kiwanis Club of Sidney & Peninsula, then with the Kiwanis Club of Victoria. He is also a charter member of the Cascadia Internet club.
Over the years he has served Kiwanis in various capacities, including as club president of Sidney & Peninsula in 1998-99, lieutenant governor in 2000-01 and district governor in 2009-10. He has earned numerous club and district honors, and his international honors include serving as PNW District Coordinator for The Eliminate Project; Chair of the Growth Committee for the Americas; Vice-chair of the Growth: North America West Committee; Secretary for the 2009-10 Class of Governors, and International K-Kids Committee Member. Patrick is also a Walter Zeller Fellow, a George F. Hixson Fellow, a Carthage-Pullman Society Fellow, a G. Harold Martin Fellow, and a member of the Kiwanis International Foundation's Heritage Society.
A finance director in British Columbia’s civil service, Patrick's non-Kiwanis interests include dogs, Toastmasters, football, music, and social media. He's a strong supporter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and honorary president of the Spokane Humane Society (2010).