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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 $3.2 million re-invested with projects and organizations over the last 14 years.

 

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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Upcoming

2016 Volunteers Kinsmen Wheels

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               VOLUNTEER CENTRAL 2016

The 2016 Kinsmen Wheels Lottery is open to volunteers. Want to have fun, get into Stampede Free and get to serve the community? Then simply click on one of the badges below.

Updated Shifts 2016

Updated shift availability status for Kinsmen Wheels 2016 

as of April 8  shifts will be open for  reserved groups. Reserved Shifts will be open to all groups as of May 15th.  This page will be updated as frequently as possible - e-mail fast if you want a shift on a day that is almost full. A shift sheet is available for download at the bottom of this page. e-mail  us volunteers@kinsmenclub of calgary.com 

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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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

Contribution Back into the Community of Calgary and Surrounding Area of $210,000

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is proud to announce....for Yet another exceptional year....

Contributions totaling $210,000 have been allocated to a variety of projects being run by various charities in Calgary and surrounding area.during 2016.

BBQ & Blues - 2016

Another Sucessfull evening with Great eats and a Great Band !

 

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For information: 
bbqandblues@kinsmenclubofcalgary.com

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 9th, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 10th, 2016 - 1:00am
Description: 

6th annual BBQ and Blues Fundraiser

Tickets Sold Only until Wed. April 6, 2016

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