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Work Party

Calgary Seniors' Work Party

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Description: 

This work party is in conjunction with our donation to Calgary Seniors. We are supporting the Spring Cleanup program which aims to keep seniors, who don't have support from family, in their own homes. We will be carrying out various yard work and tldy up. We need 5 Kinsmen to complete the task in a morning. Bring work clothes, gloves and a rake and pruners if you have them.

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A very fulfilling work project, Frank the Senior whose yard we cleaned up, was hardly able to walk, and had a very large backyard that had been neglected for a long time! A giant thank-you to Mark.G; Matt; Glenn; Cowboy for their efforts on a holiday week-end, this was a very gratifying project, with immediate results. Tasks done by KCC volunteers were; weeding pathes, gardens, trimming grass, mowing lawn, raking up leaves, pruning bushes & trees. We accomplished alot in just 3 hours. Extra thanks to Matt & Glenn for bring bags of grass/branches to landfill. Fellowship was at Woody's Taphouse- (Rickards Red & Nachos).

Meals on Wheels Tour

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Description: 

Tour of the Meals on Wheels facility and talk with staff to get a better understanding of how our funds are used. Our cheque presentation may be made as part of the tour.

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Wheels work party

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Description: 

Meet at seacan (Bud's house) empty supplies required for Wheels, clean signs & banners, paint Chuckwagon etc.. Do inventory and repack goods.

Bbq & Fellowship afterwards.

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Ed and Lynn Gordon, Don H, Cowboy and Matt M attended. 

Wheels stuff was inventoried and inspected specifically Runners shirts, stools for Tickets Sellers, water jugs and coolers and shelving. The coin catchers for Mile of Dimes were inspected. Coin catcher tarps were scrubbed and washed.

A game of basketball was held. Fun and fellowship was enjoyed.

- matt

BBQ+Blues

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 1:00am
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Aggie Days

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016 -
9:30am to 4:00pm
Description: 

Day 2 of volunteering at Rope making station, again large crowds on last day, same as previous day lunch is provided to all volunteers, plus various snacks in the office along with hot/ cold refreshments.

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Aggie Days

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 -
9:30am to 4:00pm
Description: 

Kinsmen have the oppurtunity to volunteer & support Aggie Days for the 31st consecutive year!! Promoting Ag education to thousands of school children with various hands on learning

stations, interactive demonstrations (milking, shearing, rope making etc..). Aggie Days runs April 6th - 10. The first three days are bus loads of school kids only, where they are run through all the exibits & then must complete a test. Sat/ Sun are the big crowds as this is FREE admission, so we need many hands to volunteer.

All volunteers get a nice lunch & the volunteer office has coffee/ tea/ water and various treats (cookies, muffins, donuts etc..).

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New venue, Stampede Agrium was stretched to the limits trying to accomodate all the Ag Exibitors, livestock & huge crowds ! Started slow as people took alittle while to adjust to Aggie Days being on 2 levels. Saturday was busy as 17,122 children& parents came thru the doors. Thanks to Don Hewitt, Andrew Sick, The Arkes Family for making Saturday a big success. Sunday was much the same crowds arrived earlier though smaller numbers & fewer strollers,( 11,488) unofficial attendance. There was NO support from the KCC on Sunday, i was left to recruit older teens from various other Ag Exibitors to pull it off. I left Sunday after tear down with my ears ringing with the question from senior Ag Committee staff- Why is your Club not here?? We had great exposure on 4 venues - Red Barn Stage, Tails & Swine Stage, the large triple bleacher Presentation Stage & Rope Making Venue- a total of 9 signs & banners identifying Kinsmen & presented by Kinsmen, and Thank-you Kinsmen banners!!!

TaKin' Your Food to the Bank - 2016

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 20, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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15 hours - banner hanging

Kinsmen Volunteer Day - Camp Horizon

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016 -
7:30am to 6:00pm
Description: 

We are very busy at camp with groups on site both of those weekends, so what would work best is if they came out for the day on Saturday, January 30.  That is the best day for Chad who will be supervising the project.  He would need  6 – 8 guys max, as it is a small space and he would like to work/supervise hands on.  We do have accommodations if they want to come out Friday night – however nothing with a kitchen is available.  The yurts are also available – they have a wood stove and are quite toasty. The Calgary Children’s Choir is on site so your group could have Saturday lunch with them in the main hall.  

 

The scope of the work has not changed – we need people who are able to do framing, dry walling, and installing doors.  Chad does not know if he will get to the electrical stage at this point.  All tools will be supplied – additional work can be performed in Powell (Maintenance) if required.

 

WHEN:                       Weekend of Saturday, January 30 (possible arrival Friday, January 29)

WHERE:                     Easter Seals Camp Horizon – Deer and Wapiti

SITE FORMAN:        Chad Keen – 587-894-0540

# PARTICIPANTS:   6 – 8 Maximum

TOOLS:                      Chad has all tools and materials required.  If participants wish to bring their own, they may do so.

SCOPE OF WORK:   Framing walls, dry walling and installing doors

 

Of course, we ask that all in attendance be very cognizant of the children on site.

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We arrived at Camp Horizon early & started work at 8:30am - work consisted of carrying 2x4's to the structures and hauling sheets of dry wall . we then had to measure cut, and make framing to hold dry wall , then cut out doorway openings. We were served light lunch ( hot dogs, cheese, salads &fries). We completed as much as possible by 4pm. Chad ( camp foreman) would not allow anymore work till he new where electrical boxes were going. WE cleaned up site and headed to Bragg Creek ( Powderhorn Saloon) for some fellowship !!

Which quickly turned into BBQ/Blues meeting , attending this great work party; Glenn Head, Matt Mahon, Mark Jennings, Henry ( carpenter/ foreman), Mike & Rich ( Matt's guests), Cowboy.

 

Hull Christmas Supper

Event Date: 
Monday, December 14, 2015 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Description: 

Gathering with staff and youth for Xmas cheer, supper, carols and campfire.

We need 3 to 5 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.

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The Hull Services Xmas gathering in Reflections was a great success ! Thanks Mark for organizing this evening of entertainment.

Event was attended by; Mark Greenwood, Matt Mahon, Frank Symons & Cowboy- Pizza & Wings was dinner of choice by the teen-agers in programs.

We played some pool & card games then moved outside to Teepee for a fire and sang Christmas carols with staff and 5 youth from Reflections Program,

the young ladies also sang a Justin Bieber song they had rehearsed- Excellent ! We then went back inside for tea & coffee, and give the young ladies their gifts.

Thanks again to Service Director Mark Greenwood !
 

Cerebral Palsy kids Christmas party

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2015 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Description: 

We need about 6 Kinsmen to volunteer for this event. Duties may include coat check, assisting families to their seats and organizing the 50/50...We will also share xmas dinner with everyone and take part in the fun activities with all the guests.

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Many thanks to Mark.J - Don.H - Andrew. S - Frank.S & Cowboy, for meet and greet of guests entering

Gala Room & for selling 50/50 tickets ! Don (slippery) Hewitt top salesman. Winner's share $620.00 Awesome!

This was largest Xmas gathering to date for C.P  approx. 500 meals went out today, they required 2 Santas just

to cope with large numbers of children & guests. The band was excellent playing variety of Cajun & Celtic mixes.

Congrats to K.C.C for another great effort. We rec'd lots of applause, hugs & hand shakes from very appreciative parents.

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