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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 $3.2 million re-invested over the last 14 years.

Next KCC General

  • Thu. Feb. 18th, 2016
    6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Ramsay Community Centre
    1136 - 8th St SE

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Upcoming

BBQ & Blues - 2016

 

Buy Tickets For This Event

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

Services Delivered

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

Alberta Children`s Hospital - Halloween Party

Great attendance by the kids and by the Kinsmen. - Staff did a costume parade for the Kids.

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary sponsored the Halloween Party again this year - 2015.
The kids of course, were right into the sprit of the day. Scientific Steve was on hand to show the Kids how to safely play with Dry Ice.

Field of Crosses - Memorial Drive - Calgary

From Nov. 1 until Nov. 11, there will be sunset and sundown flag ceremonies at the Field of Crosses Memorial, leading up to November 11th - Remembrance Day.

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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

Kinsmen Wheels - Calgary Stampede 2015

Thank You Calgary for your continued support to the community....
by the no's: 1268 volunteers, 9278 serv hrs 1.26 mil raised, 6 winners....community impact

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