The Kinsmen are a Dynamic Volunteer Organization Enriching our Communities through Service while Embracing National Pride, Positive Values, Personal Development and Lasting Friendships.

Upcoming

Adopt-A-Family - 2017

The Adopt-A-Family program is in its 12th year with the Kinette Club of Calgary.

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

Next KCC General

  • Fri. Dec. 22nd, 2017
    5:30pm to 9:30pm
    YUK YUK'S COMEDY CLUB
    Elbow River Casino

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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 $3.8 million re-invested over the last 15 years.

Sponsorship 2017

Elbow River Casino - Wheels Sponsor 2016
Proud Sponsor of the 
Kinsmen Wheels
2017 Project

Proud Sponsor of the 
Kinsmen Wheels
2017 Project

Proud Sponsor of the 
Kinsmen Wheels
2017 Project

 

Proud Sponsor of the 
Kinsmen 
2017 Stampede Pre-Parade

 

Services Delivered

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.

Edgemont Playground Work Party

Another very successful community project. A few Kinsmen helped a bevy of Edgemont community folks to start and finish with the installation of this new playground.

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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 $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!

Round Up Band Marches into 2015 with New Truck

Calgary Kinsmen Present a $25,000 cheque to Calgary round up Band

 Just prior to  last years Stampede  The Calgary Round Up Band knew their old truck was on its last legs. The logistics of moving instruments, equipment and 12-15 year old performers from practice to performance is a major  achievement in itself. Nursing an aging truck through another year would be crazy.

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Kinsmen Wheels Project at the Calgary Stampede 2017

Proud Partners with:

Calgary Stampede 100 years