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

Saturday October 16, 2021.   -  $30.00

Doors open at 6:00pm show at 8:30pm.

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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.

Next KCC General

  • Thu. Sep. 16th, 2021
    5:30pm to 9:00pm
    Heritage Park
    1900 Heritage Drive SW

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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

Alberta Children`s Hospital - Halloween Party

Great attendance by the kids and by the Kinsmen. - Staff did a costume parade for the Kids.

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary sponsored the Halloween Party again this year - 2014.
This kids of course, were right into the sprit of the day.

EASTER SEALS CAMP HORIZON 2014 FALL WORK PARTY

A team of Kinsmen and family members braved the cold weather and pitched in their skill to build a (10 x 3) metre deck and a (1.5 x 23) metre wheel chair ramp at Easter Seals Camp Horizon Southwest of Bragg Creek September 27-28, 2014. The purpose was to build a structure that would allow wheel chair campers safe access to the Camp Horizon's Archery Range. Wheelchair campers can now access the archery range without any assistance, and can easily move about on the new Archery deck without bumping into each other.

Kinsmen Heritage Park Historical Village Playground

Construction of a brand new train-themed playground was on track and chugging along over the weekend.

Kinsmen Playground build

It was last spring that the Kinsmen Club of Calgary pledged $50,000 for the playground to be built in Heritage Park, and on Saturday and Sunday more than 40 people — including Kinsmen Club volunteers, Heritage Park staff and volunteers and a couple of contractors — began building.

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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

Meals on Wheels - $14,000 towards Hot Soup Program

Kinsmen Club of Calgary is Pleased to be involved with Meals on Wheels again this year.

Kinsmen Match funds to the Red Cross -> Alberta Fires Appeal

Thank You Calgary. Together, with your support and generosity we we able to support the Red Cross with a donation of $8,850. 
When matched by Gov. of Canada and Alberta Gov., we were able to ADD $26,550 to the Alberta Fires Appeal Fund.

This initiative is now Closed (2016.06.01) But more to come in the future.

Below is how we did help and the campaign make-up.

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

Calgary Stampede 100 years