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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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

REVISED - 2020 Kin Canada Centennial Celebration

The Calgary area Kin clubs will be celebrating our 100th anniversay on Thursday February 20th with a Flag Raising at City Hall 12:30 - 1:00 pm. 

Buffalo Wild Wings - Get Together 2020-1

We are getting together as Kinsmen and Friends and others.

  • When - Wednesday Jan. 29, 2020. Flames Games starts at 8:00pm
  • Why?  - Because we like to get together.
  • Why?? - Becasue there is a Flames Game to watch - Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers (at Edmonton).
  • Where - Buffalo Wild Wings - 9697 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB  ( Link to Map )

Please join us whether you know us or not - Just introduce yourself.

Buffalo Wild Wings - Get Together

We are getting together as Kinsmen and Friends and others.

  • When - Wednesday Nov. 27, 2019. Flames Games starts at 5:00pm
  • Why?  - Because we like to get together.
  • Why?? - Becasue there is a Flames Game to watch - Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres (at Buffalo).
  • Where - Buffalo Wild Wings - 9697 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB  ( Link to Map )

We are Team H - Coupon attached.

Please join us whether you know us or not - Just introduce yourself.

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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

Round Up Band Marches into 2015 with New Truck

Calgary Kinsmen Present a $25,000 cheque to Calgary round up Band

 Just prior to  last years Stampede  The Calgary Round Up Band knew their old truck was on its last legs. The logistics of moving instruments, equipment and 12-15 year old performers from practice to performance is a major  achievement in itself. Nursing an aging truck through another year would be crazy.

Cerebral Palsy Christmas Party

Another Great new story involving Kinsmen.
Both helping out and finacial contributions

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

Calgary Stampede 100 years