On August 15-18, 19 members of District 2 made the long voyage to Sarnia, Ontario for Kin Canada’s 98th annual National Convention. For many, it was their first convention, and their experiences over the weekend will surely not be forgotten for some time. District 2 once again showed why they are known as one of the strongest districts in Canada, winning their third consecutive Outstanding District Award under the leadership of 2017-2018 Governor Dave Roberts. The district was also represented well through other awards, with Kinette Marie Miles winning the Outstanding Maple Leaf Award of Distinction, Gord Patterson winning a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Flin Flon Kinsmen receiving an honourable mention for their service project, the Pub-Putt Fundraiser for CF. Members of D2 were active Read More
Following in the footsteps of the Kinsmen Club of The Pas, who held a successful mud run on Sept 2, 2017, the Thompson Kin Club are in the early planning stages to hold a similar mud run event in Thompson this September. This would be the first ever event of this kind to be held in Thompson. The club is excited to be able to offer this event in their hometown, eliminating the need for residents to travel to other communities to participate. They hope to use this event to boost community pride and morale, as well as raise funds to help with other projects and causes throughout the year. The club is in the process of planning the course and the obstacles. They are Read More
My name is Colette Doerr and I am proud to serve as your Governor this year. I have been a member of the Thunder Bay Fort City Kinette Club since 2004. I have held a few different positions on the Club Executive; Bulletin Editor, Membership Director, Assistant Treasurer and President, as well as on the District Executive Council; Deputy Governor, Membership Director/Club Support Director and Vice Governor. Last year at National Convention in Halifax I married my best friend PNP James. Even though we have been together for almost 10 years, it is extra special that I can call James my husband. To add to the extra specialness, we were married by a very close Kin friend PNP Carol and in front of so many Read More
On May 5, Governor Dave was in Thunder Bay to attend Thunder Bay Hill City Kinsmen’s 7th annual “Fans Lending Hands” dinner which is held annually to support local causes. This year, the beneficiaries of the event were “Our Kids Count”, and “Wilderness Discovery Handicapable Centre” . The Wilderness Discovery camp is a facility located at Lake Shebandowan. It is a handicap-accessible camp that has existed for over 40 years, but recently has fallen into disrepair and was facing closure. The Hill City Kinsmen partnered with a few other local groups and have made a 20 year commitment to complete necessary repairs and upgrades and keep this camp running for the foreseeable future. The dinner was a great success and a good chunk of money Read More
Recently, the Dryden Kinsmen were proud to present a cheque for $5000 to the Dryden Regional Health Centre to aid their efforts in replacing their CT scanner. The current CT scanner is at the end of its life span and is no longer operable. This is a vital piece of equipment as it allows emergency diagnostics to be performed locally, without residents having to travel several hours to nearby Winnipeg or Thunder Bay for medical service. Unfortunately, the government is unable to provide funding to replace this important piece of equipment, so the health centre must rely on fundraising efforts from local service groups like the Dryden Kinsmen to raise the money needed. Great job to the Dryden Kinsmen for their hard work and generosity Read More
Nearly 100 Kin members from across District 2 were in the Pas to celebrate D2’s newest club, The Pas Kinettes. The evening included a dinner and dance, as well as introductions and welcome remarks from club and district officers. At the gala, three new Kinette members were initiated into the club. This gala was a fantastic introduction for the new club, and many new friendships were formed. The excitement and potential in the room was palpable, and Kinette Club of The Pas is already off to a great start, with nearly 30 members and a handful of projects already completed, with more being planned as we speak. A very warm and heartfelt welcome to the ladies of the Kinette Club of The Pas, we know Read More
Save the date! Once again, the Brandon Kinsmen will be hosting the annual Ride for the Breath of Life on Saturday, June 9. Registration is only $20 and all proceeds from the event will go to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada. To register, contact John Moman at (204)724-6945.
On March 7, Emma Halpin, President of The Pas Kinettes, finished swearing in the remaining members of the newly chartered Kinette Club of The Pas. The club also completed the installation of their club’s executive members. The Pas Kinettes’ Charter took place on February 18th while National President Terri MacCannell and CF Liason Tammie Corbett were in our district. District Governor Dave Roberts and Deputy Governor Kevin Carlson were also in attendance to help out with their ceremony. We are looking forward to an evening of celebration on April 28th to commemorate our newly chartered club! – Submitted by Teresa Roberts, Vice President of The Pas Kinettes.
In anticipation of National Day of KINdness, and to increase our online social media presence all year around, Kin Canada has released a strategy for clubs to follow online. This will ensure that the Kin-related posts you make on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are seen by as many people as possible, which helps us share our stories among our membership and to the public at large. This strategy focuses on the use of hashtags (#hashtag) and handles (@handle). All posts that contain a certain hashtag, (#kincanada for example) are grouped together, so by doing a search of “#kincanada”, every post from coast to coast that includes that hashtag will be displayed. By adding that hashtag to your post, now everybody in the association is able Read More
The National President of Kin Canada, Terri MacCannell, will be paying a visit to District 2 from Feb 15 – 18. She will be arriving in Winnipeg on the evening of February 15, and a meet and greet will be hosted by the All Saints Kinsmen at 30 Chesterfield Avenue, with all Kinsmen and Kinettes welcome to attend. The following day, she will be traveling to The Pas to enjoy the Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival and take part in the festivities. On Sunday the 18th, she will be present to induct the newest club in the Association, the Kinette Club of The Pas. For those in the Winnipeg area who want to attend the meet and greet, please RSVP to Art O’Donnell of the All Read More