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
Join the Stonewall Kinettes for their Ladies’ Night Out social on Saturday, March 3 at the Stonewall Parochial Hall at 435 1st Ave N. The theme is 50’s, 60’s, and Elvis. Dinner will be served at 6:30, followed by music, dancing, and a draw for a diamond pendant door prize. Tickets are $20 each. To purchase a ticket, contact Pat at 204-467-5444 or Stella at 204-771-6417. Stonewall Ladies Night
The Kinsmen club of Vermilion Bay is hard at work preparing for the 52nd annual Vermilion Bay Kin Karnival, which will kick off on February 22 and run to February 25. It will be a busy four days packed with fun events for the entire family, kicking off with Kinette Family Night on Thursday night and ending with the main event on Sunday, the Kin Family Fish Derby. Other highlights include the Kin Karnival Queen contest where three local teens will compete for the crown on Friday Feb 23, a Smash Brothers gaming tournament on Saturday the 24th, and many other fun events like curling funspiels, spaghetti suppers, and dances. It’s sure to be a great time! For more information, you can contact Kinsmen Scott Read More
On January 27, the Kinsmen Club of Grandview presented the Grandview Rec. Commission with a donation of $20,000.00!!! This donation is going towards the new community building in Wilson Park which will house a new concession , accessible washrooms and shower facility. Without the help from Community groups like the Grandview Kinsmen, projects such as this one would not be possible.