Work Party

Hull Services Xmas Gathering

Event Date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Having Xmas dinner with teens in Stepping Stones Program, along with the Counsilors- playing games doing some crafts, sing Xmas carols in Teepee if repaired ? The games of course are pool & ping pong, and if you feel lucky card games, but be advised the kids are card sharks !! Spending time with these teens who are not allowed visitors has a huge impact on their success in the program. !  4 or 5 Kinsmen needed to make this successful.

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ACH XMAS PARTY

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Kinsmen, Children's Hospital Xmas Gathering! For new members, this is the event that started KCC in 1924 ! Gather with sick & healthy children, Moms & Dads- sing Xmas carols, play games share snacks & join Santa for great photo ops ! Kinsmen will help with crafts, games & snacks- maybe wear the Santa suit ?

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British Pub Night - 2017

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Friday, November 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:59pm
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Doors open at 6 show at 8.

Featuring: the band ‘All You Need Is Love’ Tribute to the Fab Four

At Mikey’s on 12th, 918 12 Ave SW.

Hosted by the Kinsmen Club of Calgary, in support of local charities.

Door prizes, 50/50 draw and a silent auction.

There will be drink and menu specials too!

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Great job Wendell !! The room was technically sold out, tickets purchased but, 9 or 10 absentees. The venue was great, service was good, band excellent, dance floor was packed all night ! Silent Auction tables were stuffed with cool prizes, 50/50 was successful. Big thanks to Wendell, Mark.J; Henry; Russ; Gord; Matt; Cowboy for Friday set-up & volunteering- Saturday crew was; Matt; Wendell; Russ & Cowboy. Final numbers are not ready yet but should be around $4,700 dollars. Great fellowship, again scored some new volunteers for Wheels.

Cerebral Palsy- Family Xmas Party

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Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Cerebral Palsy- Xmas gathering 4-5 Kinsmen to help with 50/50 sales, silent auction pick-up & assist families to Santa's room. Xmas dinner provided . This is a very moving and emotional event, but also very inspiring.

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WOW ! Another great C.P Xmas event has come & gone, big shout out to the Fab 5 - Frank Symons; Don Hewitt; Walter Brake; Andrew Sick; Cowboy. We escorted some families to their tables, sold raffle tickets, check presentation & recruited some volunteers for Adopt-a-Family, Wheels- and 2 potential members !! 550 tickets sold but actual head count was 532 ! Still a huge event and we were rec'd with a rousing ovation.

ACH Halloween Party

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
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Childrens Hospital Halloween Party, Kinsmen helping sick children move from snack tables to seating area for science show, Kinsmen helping with costumes on kids as the costumes are donated and might move or obstruct their mobility. 4 or 5 Kinsmen would be very helpful (wear a costume if you can) please nothing gory or very scary these kids are very ill & might react badly to something gory. It is an hour & half of heart wrenching volunteering, these sick children need us !! Parking vouchers will be available- Party in main concourse.

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The largest Halloween Party is in the books. After welcoming words & introductions, the Party started with the Staff costume parade ! over 80 part-time & full time staff wound there way thru the crowded venue, costumes were absolutely fabulous! Then the Mad Scientist took over, 30 minutes of fun science tricks & magic ! He stole the show with his dry ice trickery. KCC was responsible for the Trick or Treats, Don providede juice boxes & water, Walter & Gord made fresh popcorn, Cowboy manned the ring toss, provided Halloween bags and handed out twizzlers,nibs, small toys to all the children. Our participation was greatly appreciated, sorry no photos due to privacy rules. Thanks again to; Walter Brake, Gord Winter, Don Hewitt, Cowboy.

Crosses on Memorial

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
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This is the crucial work party of mounting crosses on pegs ! This work party is limited to " 55 " volunteers ! You must pre-register with Joni Rabena to ensure your name is included in the 55. There will be specific jobs for the youth volunteers as well. This is a very emotional & rewarding work party please sign-up ASAP !! (it fills quickly). To contact Joni please email; joni@mcburney.ca     Thanks again see you there ! Cowboy.

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Great weather, good turn-out, we set up a record 3,396 Crosses this year! 62 volunteers of all ages completed the Crosses by 12:30pm. Lunch was served by the Kensington Legion #264. Many thanks to C.A.V for their great support, coordinating, work & team spirit. Team KCC was well represented by; Graham & Karen Moreland, Russ & Jennifer Kane & McCall, Cowboy. Designated group of school kids will attach the flowers to the crosses on Tuesday. First ceremonies commence Nov,1st.

Crosses on Memorial

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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Crosses take down & peg removal , gloves & comfortable clothing, footwear pending weather conditions ! Lunch provided by Legion. Thanks in Advance for your time. Gentlemen, in order to be included in this work party (limited to 60) please email Joni Rabena  ASAP !!  She is controling the numbers of volunteers, so email her at;             joni@mcburney.ca        Thanks, Cowboy

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What a beautiful day to close out this year's field of crosses project ! Over 60 volunteers made things move smoothly& quickly, 3,396 crosses removed, bundled and loaded on truck with all the pegs, flowers, flags ! Finished by 1pm - awesome ! Thanks to Frank Symons, Rose,Karen, Michael Ratliffe & Cowboy for making a difference. Also, on Saturday Dan Mossey (Pres.) & Cowboy attended the Wreath Ceremony at Chapelhow Legion, Dan laid wreath and then in large hall presented check to Poppy Fund for $3,000 dollars- this was received with standing ovation.

Crosses on Memorial

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Day 2 of field preparation- same details as Saturday. wear layers of clothing to stay comfortable, bring work gloves. Lunch provided each day by Legion !

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Thanks to the great weather, ground was much softer& easier to drill. Smaller turn-out Sunday, ( Cowboy only Kinsmen) but thanks to a couple of squads from the Calgary Fire Dept. we were able to wrap up ground prep by 2:30 pm- a record new total of 3,395 Cross pegs were installed. The bigger number reflects the Committee decision to include Medicine Hat veterans. Coffee/ water, pop & Bailey's with cookies, donuts, muffins ( Breakfast). Today's lunch was sponsored by Domino's Pizza!

Crosses on Memorial

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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It's that time of year, preparation for the Crosses starts 9am Oct,14th- consists of drilling pilot holes, larger holes for the pegs, off-loading pegs from truck etc... Pre-arranged work crews will be dispatched to various locations so everyone chips in equal work effort. The grid will be pre measured & painted, calibrated for correct spacing. Please sign up if you can spare some time, Sunday, Oct,15th will be a repeat of Saturday. This is a highly respected project that honors our fallen Veterans !!!  P.S bring some leather work gloves & wear layers as it tends to warm up- all other tools provided.

 

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Great weather to start drilling, alittle windy in afternoon but mild sunny conditions kept the volunteers in good spirits. We worked well and completed 60% of the total required (holes & pegs). Thanks to Graham/ Karen Moreland for much needed assistance & small crew of fireman who helped the regulars achieve good numbers. Lunch was sponsored by Spolumbo's- great food from company who give back to the Community constantly.! ( Deli sandwiches, pickles, chips). Cowboy drilled 600 holes Saturday, solo no partner.

Casino Fundraiser for Hull Services

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 3:30am
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Dear Friends of Hull,

I hope this e-mail finds you all well and that you and your families have enjoyed a lovely summer.

Our 2017 Casino is on September 14 and 15 at the Elbow River Casino. Casinos are a successful fundraising event for Hull Services and we need a few volunteers to help us.

The following shifts are available:  

  • Thursday September 14th 6:30pm – 3:30am
  • Thursday September 14th 11:00pm – 3:30am
  • Friday September 15th 10:45am – 7:30pm
  • Friday September 15th 6:30pm – 3:30am
  • Friday September 15th 11:00pm – 3:30am

If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering, please contact me, or my colleague, Debbie Wheeler at dwheeler@hullservices.ca or 403-251-8069.

Dress is casual and food is provided.

Thank you all for your consideration and for your support of our kids and families.

Kind regards,

Cindy

Cindy Daigle

Resource Development,

Hull Services

T: 403-251-8096

C: 403-710-2074

E: cdaigle@hullservices.ca

W: www.hullservices.ca

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