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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 $2.9 million re-invested with projects and organizations over the last 13 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

Last day for ticket sales = Mon. May 4, 2015.

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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 $2.9 million re-invested over the last 13 years.

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Services Delivered

Run for L'Arche

This year's run in support of L'Arche Calgary was held on March 21. The Kinmen Club of Calgary supported the event in several ways. Will and his family assisted with marshalling the runners. Eric, Duncan, Ed and wife Lynne, Mark and others participated in the 5 mile run. The weather was great, it was a fun event and more than $50,000 was raised overall for L'Arche Calgary

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Aggie Days - 2015

The Kinsmen were at Aggie Days once again this year - Twisting Rope and being Anchors,

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

A great day was had at the Rope Making demonstation Sat. & Sun. - April 11 & 12, 2015 at the BMO Centre - Stampede Patk, Calgary.

TaKin’ your Food to the Bank - 2015

The Kinsmen and Kinette Groups in Calgary fanned out to 3 Safeway stores in Calgary. Saturday February 21.

Thank you again Calgarians ... For your support of the Calgary Food Bank

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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

BBQ and Blues 2015

Another Sucessfull evening with Great eats and a Great Band !

Contributions to Local Charities this year included:
Camp Horizon, Enviros Wilderness Camp, CF, CP, CanLearn Society

For information: 
bbqandblues@kinsmenclubofcalgary.com

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 19th, 2015 - 1:00am
Description: 

5th annual BBQ and Blues Fundraiser

Tickets Sold Only until Wed. April 15, 2015

Contribution Back into the Community of Calgary and Surrounding Area of $340,000

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

Contributions totaling $340,000 have been allocated to a variety of projects being run by various charities in Calgary and surrounding area.during 2015.

Thank you Calgary for your support and your help volunteering to make this happen!

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