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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

BBQ and Blues 2017

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary's 7th annual BBQ & Blues Fundraiser.

For 6 years now the Kinsmen Club of Calgary has been hosting this event with an overwelming success!

To date we have raised over $40,000.00 for charitable organizations that we support.

This year's event location has changed. We are going to be at the Kerby Centre's main gymnasium.

We want to fill the place to help support charities in your community.

Let's help fill the hall of 300. Tickets will be available soon.

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

Hull Services Christmas Gathering

A few Kinsmen interact with troubled teens from Secure & Stepping Stones Programs. Dinner with Counsellors, Teens then some fun games on Wii or Pool table.

ACH - Kids Christmas Party - 2016

The Kinsmen are helping out again this year with the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) Kids Christmas Party, Thursday December 15, 2015.

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.

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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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