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The Kinsmen are a Dynamic Volunteer Organization Enriching our Communities through Service while Embracing National Pride, Positive Values, Personal Development and Lasting Friendships.

 

Celebrating 90 Years in Calgary
Serving the Community's Greatest Need

Over $2.7 million re-invested with projects and organizations over the last 12 years.

90th Anniversary Gala

Come join us - Celebrating 90 Years of Kinsmen in Calgary

We are holding a Celebration at Heritage Park's Gasoline Alley and would like you to join us in this Celebration - Open to the Public and all interested parties.

Saturday May 9th, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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Historical Funding Contributions

 

Total contributions back into the community by the Kinsmen Club of Calgary.

This includes funding of various projects and organizations within Calgary and surrounding area and national organizations.
Including member donations and small community projects and contributions.

Over $2.7 million re-invested over the last 12 years.

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BBQ and Blues 2015

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Event Date: 
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 17th, 2015 - 1:00am
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5th annual BBQ and Blues Fundraiser

Services Delivered

ACH - Kids Christmas Party

The Kids were the real winners here again at the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) Kids Christmas Party.
We listented to Christmas Carols sung by volunteers, and a young women's troup - The Keister Family Fiddlers.

Adopt-A-Family

The Calgary Kinettes again put on a very successful Adopt-A-Family program for 2014.
Thank you to all the Calgarians who dug a little deeper and supported the individual families.
Christmas time will be just a little brighter for these over 200 families.

Bishop Grandin High School Fundraiser

Some of the Kinsmen members had a great time putting in some Service hours to help out the Bishop Grandin High School Fundraiser for the Athletic department.

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History - Kinsmen Club of Calgary

Calgary

(Excerpt from Galaxy of Gold (1979))

One day in last November, 1924, two friends met on a busy street in Calgary. Jack Gifford, who was visiting from Vancouver, began to tell John Ross about a new service club for young men. So enthusiastic was the young Vancouverite about this new organization, the aims of which were to promote fellowship among young businessmen between the ages of 21 and 40, that John Ross began to investigate the feasibility of a similar club in Calgary.

The following excerpt written in the language of Manley Edwards is taken from The March of Kin, published by Frank Allison in 1930:

History - Stampede City Kinsmen

Stampede City

(Excerpt from Galaxy of Gold (1979))

History Number 1 (Al Black version)

The Stampede City club was chartered April 19, 1964 with sixteen charter members. The nucleus of this new club had come from a group known as the Jolly Fellows. With the intention of gaining notoriety as quickly as possible, the club concocted a little entertainment for the delegates attending the National Convention in Banff. A goose was released in the swimming pool of a local motel and after numerous complaints from hotel guests, National Parks personnel (for heaven’s sake) had to be called in to capture the honker.

History - Foothills City Kinsmen

Foothills City

(Excerpt from Galaxy of Gold (1979))

(This club is no longer operational)

On January 12, 1974, Calgary’s third Kinsmen club, the Kinsmen Club of Foothills City, was chartered at the Kinsmen Centre in Stampede Park. Organizational meetings, under charter chairman Erin Kitzul, together with Bill Strand of the Stampede City club, and John Glans and Dave Sharpe from the Calgary club, were held beginning in May of 1973.

Funds Delivered

Round Up Band Marches into 2015 with New Truck

Calgary Kinsmen Present a $25,000 cheque to Calgary round up Band

 Just prior to  last years Stampede  The Calgary Round Up Band knew their old truck was on its last legs. The logistics of moving instruments, equipment and 12-15 year old performers from practice to performance is a major  achievement in itself. Nursing an aging truck through another year would be crazy.

Cerebral Palsy Christmas Party

Another Great new story involving Kinsmen.
Both helping out and finacial contributions

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