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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.

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 $3.8 million re-invested over the last 15 years.

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Sponsorship 2016

Elbow River Casino - Wheels Sponsor 2016
Proud Sponsor of the 
Kinsmen Wheels
2016 Project

Proud Sponsor of the 
Kinsmen Wheels
2016 Project

Proud Sponsor of the 
Kinsmen Wheels
2016 Project

 

Services Delivered

Aggie Days - 2016

Thank you Calgary for a great event again this year.

The Kinsmen Stage is a Brilliant educational venue in addition to the Rope Making.

TaKin' Your Food to the Bank - 2016

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is holding its annual event in support of the Calgary Food Bank.
Thank you Calgary for your Food Bank contributions Again in 2016.
There were 2,935 Pounds of food collected Plus cash contributions of $1,526.
This 5 hour event collected the equivalent of $7,395.
 

2016 Kin Canada Bursaries to Assist Students

Our Founder Hal RogersThe Calgary Kinsmen are pleased to offer local students at the post-secondary level, to apply for a Kin Canada Bursary.

Students who are, or will be, attending a recognized post-secondary institution during the 2016-2017 school year, are encouraged to apply for the $1,000 bursary. Applications must be post marked Feb. 1, 2016. More information on making your application successful can be found at this link: Kin Canada Bursary

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2016 Prize Preview Pancake Breakfast

ALL VOLUNTEERS AND CHARITIES ARE INVITED!

Come join us Wednesday and see the all the prizes! Download and print the invitation at the bottom of this story and present it at the gates!

 

Yesterdays Quote

The following Article was Published  in  The KCC September 2013 Outrider. Almost 2 years later residents are still in need. 

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

Meals on Wheels - $14,000 towards Hot Soup Program

Kinsmen Club of Calgary is Pleased to be involved with Meals on Wheels again this year.

Kinsmen Match funds to the Red Cross -> Alberta Fires Appeal

Thank You Calgary. Together, with your support and generosity we we able to support the Red Cross with a donation of $8,850. 
When matched by Gov. of Canada and Alberta Gov., we were able to ADD $26,550 to the Alberta Fires Appeal Fund.

This initiative is now Closed (2016.06.01) But more to come in the future.

Below is how we did help and the campaign make-up.

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