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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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Upcoming

Cerebral Palsy - Family Christmas Party 2016

We are going to provide a little help to the Cerebral Palsy - Family Christmas Party again this year. November 28, 2016.

The Cerebral Palsy folks do a GREAT job organizing this masive affair - 450 people again this year.

The Kinsmen just help out a little by meeting the participants, directing, and selling 50/50 ticket to the Suspecting people.

Shhhsh.... The Big Guy in the Red suit has always arrived in the past.

Adopt-A-Family 2016

The Adopt-A-Family program is in its 11th year with the Kinette Club of Calgary.

This is one of the more inclusionary projects we get involved in.

Last year, 242 recipient families felt the sprit of Christmas from donors throughout the city of Calgary.

Hamper Drop-off and Pickup are Saturday and Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2016. (Please refer to your scheduled times).

 

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

Hitmen Hockey - Teddy Bear Toss 2016 - Kids Up Front

We are going to the Teddy Bear Toss - November 26  - Hitmen Hockey game.
We are taking a little time out for fellowship with Family, Friends and with some Very Special Guests.

We've asked the Kids Up Front organization to join us and saved 25 seats for our guests at this Very Special Game.

Field of Crosses - Memorial Drive - Calgary - 2016

From Nov. 1 until Nov. 11, there will be sunrise and sunset flag ceremonies at the Field of Crosses Memorial, leading up to November 11th - Remembrance Day.
Ceremonies times can be found here http://www.fieldofcrosses.com/eleven-days-of-remembrance
 

Field of Crosses Calgary 2016 from Wendell Tenove on Vimeo.

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.

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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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