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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Kinsmen Wheels 2017

Join us at the Calgary Stampede - Kinsmen Wheels 2017 project. - July 6 through July 16, 2017
This is a Truck and Boat / Corvette / Truck and 5th Wheel / Harley / Truck and Toys / Special 1/2 Ton / 50/50 **** Bunch of Great Prizes Lottery(s).

We are down at the Stampede Grounds all day, every day - July 6 through July 16, 2017

Please help us out / Give us a hand by buying a bunch of lottery tickets OR by Volunteering.

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

90th Anniversary Gala

We held a Celebration at Heritage Park's Gasoline Alley and most everyone had a great time meeting up, and reminiscing with old friends.

Catherine Ford - emcee, With scheduled words from Mac James, John Huggett, Keith Hodgson and Russell Kane.

Saturday May 9th, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Run for L'Arche

This year's run in support of L'Arche Calgary was held on March 21. The Kinmen Club of Calgary supported the event in several ways. Will and his family assisted with marshalling the runners. Eric, Duncan, Ed and wife Lynne, Mark and others participated in the 5 mile run. The weather was great, it was a fun event and more than $50,000 was raised overall for L'Arche Calgary

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Aggie Days - 2015

The Kinsmen were at Aggie Days once again this year - Twisting Rope and being Anchors,

The Kinsmen Stage was a Brilliant educational venue in addition to the Rope Making.

A great day was had at the Rope Making demonstation Sat. & Sun. - April 11 & 12, 2015 at the BMO Centre - Stampede Patk, Calgary.

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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

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Calgary Stampede 100 years