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

Membership Interest ?

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

Work Party for Calgary Seniors

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary recently completed another task to assist seniors. The Club partners with the Calgary Seniors' Resource Society, whose volunteer program identifies seniors in need of assistance.

Kinsmen Wheels Lottery Winners

The Kinsmen Wheels Lotteries and Winners are administered by the Calgary Stampede Lotteries.

2018 Winners will be available on July 23, 2018 at the Calgary Stampede Lotteries website at:

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary would like to Thank All the people who support our efforts through the purchase of Wheels Lottery tickets.
If you happen not to be a Prize Winner, Proceeds from the lotteries are allocated to a variety of projects being run by various charities in Calgary and surrounding area, making us All Winners.

Wheels 2018

Thank you for joining us in making the Wheels Project at the Calgary Stampede 2018 the Best Ever.

Beat the Booth Winners

Many Thanks to our MANY Volunteers.   The draw Winners Are:


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


(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

Major Project Grants 2022-2023 Now Closed

The acceptance of new applications for the Kinsmen Club of Calgary - Major Projects for the 2022-2023 year is now closed. Those that applied will be contacted in late April. Thank you from all at KCC, please consider applying January next year.

Major Project Grants 2022-2023 Now Open

The acceptance of new applications for the Kinsmen Club of Calgary - Major Projects for the 2022-2023 year is now open. The deadline for this year is February 17. If there are questions about the application, or you would like to connect to discuss your organization, please use 

Thank you from the Kinsmen Club of Calgary.


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

Calgary Stampede 100 years