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

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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

Membership Interest ?

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

ACH - Kids Christmas Party

The Kids were the real winners here again at the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) Kids Christmas Party.
We listented to Christmas Carols sung by volunteers, and a young women's troup - The Keister Family Fiddlers.

Adopt-A-Family

The Calgary Kinettes again put on a very successful Adopt-A-Family program for 2014.
Thank you to all the Calgarians who dug a little deeper and supported the individual families.
Christmas time will be just a little brighter for these over 200 families.

Bishop Grandin High School Fundraiser

Some of the Kinsmen members had a great time putting in some Service hours to help out the Bishop Grandin High School Fundraiser for the Athletic department.

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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

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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Kinsmen Wheels Project at the Calgary Stampede 2017

Proud Partners with:

Calgary Stampede 100 years