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.
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.
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:
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.
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.