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

Upcoming

Major Project Grants 2021-2022

The acceptance of new applications for the Kinsmen Club of Calgary - Major Projects for the 2021-2022 year are now open!

 

Please apply by February 18, 2022.

 

Next KCC General

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

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.

The Dude Show 2019



Friday Nov 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm (adult-only night)

Saturday Nov 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm (family-friendly)

Join us there - we will be talking about KINSMEN and how we / you can make a difference in our community.

British Pub Night - 2019

Friday October 25, 2019.   -  $25.00

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

Sold Out

Thank you 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

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