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.

Membership Interest ?

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

TaKin' Your Food to the Bank - 2017

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is holding its annual event in support of the Calgary Food Bank.
 
On Saturday February 25, 2017 the club, along with the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, is collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations at Canada Safeway’s Westhills, Shawnessy and Crowfoot stores. 

ACH Radiothon

There will be a Kinsmen Krew manning the phones to accept your donations - Friday Feb. 10 - 5:30 to 9:00am (in the Morning)
403-802-2700

Please be there for us so we have something to do.

Alberta Children's Hospital 2017 Caring for Kids Radiothon fundraiser - in conjunction with Country 105 - February 8, 9 & 10, 2017

Tune in to Country 105 February 8, 9 & 10, 2017 to hear how YOUR support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital is helping over 95,000 kids who rely on our hospital each year!

Paul Brandt joins Team Kinsmen and now we are looking pretty good.
 

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.

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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