The Kinsmen are a Dynamic Volunteer Organization Enriching our Communities through Service while Embracing National Pride, Positive Values, Personal Development and Lasting Friendships.

Upcoming

British Pub Night - 2021

Due to the current Covid19 situation and restrictions, we are postponing British Pub Night until further notice.
Our intention is for you to have the best possible experience once we reschedule.

Tickets purchased to date will be refunded.
We will let you know once we have a new date.
Thank you for supporting this event and the Kinsmen Club of Calgary!

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

At The Unicorn - Calgary's Superpub
223 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5.

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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 nominated donations and small community projects and contributions. (Link to Some of the organizations)

Over $5.1 million re-invested over the last 18 years.

Services Delivered

Camp Horizon 50th Anniversary

We all had a GREAT time Celebrating 50 Year of Camp Horizon.
Many Campers / Volunteers / Sponsors / Staff - Both old and new were on-hand to rejoice and reminisce.

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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Referral Services - 211

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary provides funding support for not-for-profit agencies in order to meet our community's greatest need.

Should you have personal or family needs that require support we encourage you to dial 211 on your phone.
You will  speak to a referral specialist to help you identify appropriate support services you can contact.

Click here for -> Calgary 211 website

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 $260,000

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is proud to announce....for Yet another exceptional year....

Contributions totaling $260,000 have been allocated to a variety of projects being run by various charities in Calgary and surrounding area.during 2014.

Thank you Calgary for your support and your help volunteering to make this happen!

Contribution Back into the Community of Calgary and Surrounding Area of $250,000

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is proud to announce....

Contributions totaling $250,000 have been allocated to a variety of projects being run by various charities in Calgary and surrounding area.

Thank you Calgary for your support and your help volunteering to make this happen!

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Kinsmen Wheels Project at the Calgary Stampede 2019
Proud Partners with:

Calgary Stampede 100 years