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 Clubs of Gordon Head and Sidney & Peninsula, then with the Kiwanis Club of Victoria and the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay. He was 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, K-Kids District Administrator in 2001-05, District Marketing & Public Relations Chair in 2005-08, Membership Chair in 2009-11, and district governor in 2009-10. His international roles have included 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, International K-Kids Committee Member, and Board Liaison to Key Leader. In addition to numerous club and district honors, 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.
Patrick has dedicated more than 20 years to public sector service, working for both the governments of British Columbia and Canada, including 15 years in federal-provincial relations. As Director of Fiscal Arrangements, his area of responsibility accounts more than $7 billion in annual income to the BC Government.
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).