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Children's Hospital Christmas Party

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Description: 

Mingle with children, families and staff.

Help escort them to K1 Santa for gift & photo op.

Help entertain & serve treats & snacks

This year is 90th anniversary of very first party at Hospital organized by Kinsmen !!

 

Location: 

Alberta Children's Hospital - main lobby

Coordinator: 

Good attendance by the Kids and families.
Crafts of gluing stuff to make a Christmas Tree decoration.
Juice Box, rice crispy squares and cupcakes were the order of the day for the sugar fixes.

Attendees: Frank Symons, Al Strauss, Keith Hodgson (the Big Guy), Sarah Greenwood (the Elf), Matt Mahon, Wendell Tenove, John MacInnis, Don Hewitt

Hull Christmas Party

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Description: 

Gathering with staff and youth for Xmas cheer, teepee and campfire.

Playing games, enjoying some great food, spending quality time with youth!

We need 4 to 8 Kinsmen for this event please.

Meet at the Shaw Building in the south east of the campus at 5:30.

We'll eat with the kids, that's why it starts early.

Location: 

Hull Services , 2266 Woodpark Ave, SW

Coordinator: 

Attended by Mark Greenwood and Rob Locke. The kids there have been through some traumatic experiences and really appreciated our visit, chinese food and songs around the teepee fire.

Cerebral Palsy Christmas Party

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Description: 

We need about 6 Kinsmen to volunteer for this event. Duties may include coat check, assisting families to their seats and helping give out party favours, etc...We will also share xmas dinner with everyone and take part in the fun activities with all the guests.

Location: 

Coast Plaza Hotel 1316 33 St NE

Coordinator: 

We showed guests into the hall and sold $885 of CP raffle tickets. Party was much anticpated and enjoyed by the kids.

The event has grown over the years, with 450 attending this year. Our $10,000 funding only covers a portion of the costs.

Attendees; Don Hewitt, Kurt Greve, Wendell Tenove, Frank Symons, Andrew Sick, Mark Greenwood, John MacInnis, and Bryan, Maureen & Haydan McMullen.

Great job by Mark co-ordinating this event.

Bartending at Bishop Grandin

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 5:00pm to 11:59pm
Description: 

Bar tending for charity. We will need 8 members starts at 5:00PM and ends  around midnight.

Location: 

Bishop Grandin High School

Coordinator: 
Cost: 

No cost

48 man hours and approximately 20,000 dollars raised. Thanks to all who supported this endeavour. 

Attendees; Rob Williams, Don Hewitt, Tim Merkley, Mark Gallant, Cowboy, John Bray, Wayne Jacques,Mike Helm, Matt Mahon.

Thanks Tim for co-ordinating event.

Crosses on Memorial

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Description: 

Taking down crosses, flags, loading onto truck, and removal of pegs. This is not difficult work,

but falls at mid week during work hours. All assistance welcome even 1 hour will help greatly.

Location: 

Parking lot next to Curling club(East side) Memorial Dr.

Coordinator: 
Cost: 

None

Crosses Takedown attended by: Rose Ratiffe, Frank Symons, Wendell Tenove, Mark Gallent, Wayne Jacques and Matt Mahon , plus

4 hours by Cowboy fixing bent crosses on Saturday prior to Remembrance day.

Crosses on Memorial

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Description: 

Day 2 of drilling pilot holes for pegs. Same rules and equipment as Day 1.

Lunch will be provided. Please remember many hands make light work.

Location: 

Parking lot next to Curling club(East side) Memorial Dr.

Coordinator: 
Cost: 

None

Day 2 was also well attended with great weather and the work went quickly,

we are over 3200 crosses this year the field is entirely full.!

Second day crew; John MacInnis,Mark Gallant,Mark Jennings, Lonnie Hartley,

Geof Kerr, Frank Symons.

Crosses on Memorial

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Description: 

Drilling holes & placing pegs for crosses. Teams will work with Pilot drills, followed by teams with Hammer drills.

Bring small mallet(rubber) or hammer, gloves are a good choice. Lunch provided by Legion, also coffee/ water.

Location: 

Parking lot next to Curling club(East side) Memorial Dr.

Coordinator: 
Cost: 

None

Good turn-out with great weather, helped make this project
successful.Kin participants; Mark Gallant,Mike Helm,Keith Hart,Don Hewitt
John MacInnis,Wendell Tenove&Bonita,The Ratliffes(4),Frank Symons.
Thanks for all the hard work!!

Tammy Hewitt

ACH Halloween Party

Event Date: 
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Description: 

Attend Children's Hospital Halloween Party, mingle with children

and parents, play games/ crafts and have fun. Wear Kinsmen shirts or costume!

3-5 Kinsmen would be great.

Location: 

Alberta Children's Hospital - Calgary

Coordinator: 
Cost: 

None

Great attendance by the kids and by the Kinsmen. - Staff did a costume parade for the Kids.
Attendance: Frank Symons, Silas Harder, Bryan McMullen (and Hayden), Al Strauss, Tim Merkely, Don Hewitt.

Crosses on Memorial

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Description: 

Day 4 as stated earlier this may not be required as we have an extra week-end now!

Location: 

Parking lot next to Curling club(East side) Memorial Dr.

Coordinator: 
Cost: 

None

Fourth day not required !! Thanks to great turn-out and lots of hard work, project completed

ahead of schedule.

Next Crosses work party will be Nov,12th- Wednesday, 9am.

This involves cross take down.

Crosses on Memorial

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Description: 

Day 3 of Crosses work party will involve placing the crosses on pegs & making sure rows are neat and straight.

Lunch will be provided, also because this portion of project moves very quickly, coffee & donuts for early arrivals.

Day 4 may not be required as many of you know.

Location: 

Parking lot next to Curling club(East side) Memorial Dr.

Coordinator: 
Cost: 

None

Thanks to everyone for great turn-out, weather alittle chilly, but we worked quickly and with good coordination

and finished before noon. We then enjoyed some great chili from Legion #285 (Horton Rd.)

Attendees; Ed&Lynn Gordon, Silas, Keith Hart, Mark Jennings, Mark Gallant, Rob Locke, Geof Kerr, Frank Symons, Cowboy, Steve Crawford

and the family of the year; Will,Rose,Karen,Michael- The Ratliffes.

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