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Over $18 million raised for Canadian communities

One of the most amazing moments each year at the Kin Canada National Convention is therevealing of the total amount of money raised and service hours given by the 466 clubs that make up the association from coast to coast to coast. First were some numbers related specifically to the causes that the association has adopted. In 2016/17, 422 units of blood were donated and $47,000 was donated by clubs to the Hal Rogers Endowment fund that resulted in 50 scholarships valued at $1,000.00 being available last February to students going to post-secondary schools. Kin Canada has a very special relationship with Cystic Fibrosis Canada and every year almost every club makes an effort to host a specific event to raise funds and awareness. In Read More

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Plenty of National Awards for District 2 Clubs.

From August 17 to 19, 33 members of District 2 made their way to Halifax to represent the 44 clubs and 400+ members at the National Convention. Throughout the convention, awards were handed out to recognize membership growth, personal growth, leadership and service to the community. The District took home the biggest award of the weekend with the Dewey Phee District of the Year Award that we previously talked about and is available at district2kin.ca. But that award was just the icing on the cake for the district as many members and clubs took home honors. The awards started at lunch on the Friday where a lot of previously announced awards were made official. Maple Leaf Award of Distinction (Outstanding Contribution in first 2 years Read More

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District 2 goes back to back

Every year national convention ends with the President’s Gala and the presentation of two very important awards.   This year was no different and when District 2 was named Decew Phee District of the Year for the second consecutive year, the 33 Kinsmen, Kinettes and Kin that were in attendance from the district erupted in celebration. “I am equally humbled and honored to receive the Decew Phee Outstanding District Award.  We as a group worked very hard to create an atmosphere that our 44 clubs and 552 members could benefit from.” Beams Past Governor John DeBeer. “Thank you to Kin Canada for this award and we are pleased to share with District 4” To put the award in perspective, it is chosen by the Executive Director Read More

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Kin Clubs coming together for Longtime Kin

In June, news had been released that Oakbank/Springfield Kinsmen member, Doug Crabbe, will need a double lung transplant.   With the surgery occurring in Edmonton, this will place an obvious financial burden on the family in their support of Doug. Kin Clubs from across the province have answered the call to help. “Doug has been the go-to member in our club for a long time,” states event organizer and fellow Kinsmen, Wayne Lambert. “Doug has served in every position on the executive and been the driving force behind the majority of our projects.  Doug embodies everything Kinsmen stands for and truly serves our community’s greatest needs in everything he does.” His home club, the Oakbank/Springfield Kinsmen, had the idea to holding the event “Toast and Read More

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Swan River Kinsmen have another successful Rodeo

For 50 years, the Swan River Kinsmen have been serving the community’s greatest needs, and one of the major fundraisers for them has been their concession booth during the Swan River Rodeo. Over the 3 days of the Rodeo, the club will spend 400 man hours preparing and serving a lot of hamburgers and other culinary delights. “The Rodeo event is one of the main events on our Kinsmen calendar as far as fundraising goes. The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in and of itself is a major event on the community calendar getting local people out and bringing in a lot of visitors to Swan River and the surrounding area. It is a large event with a lot of planning and organizing and it is Read More

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Kin looking for University students!

PHOTO – UNIVERSITY OF REGINA KIN CLUB WORKING TELEMIRACLE In 2008, Kin Canada welcomed a Campus Club at the University of New Brunswick.   Campus clubs are formed to offer students the opportunity to join a team of volunteers and gives them the opportunity to give back to their local community. It also allows them to develop entrepreneurial skills, find out what it takes to run a successful club, learn what it takes to be part of an executive team, plan events and fundraisers, network with community leaders, make personal and business connections with Kin members from different industries across Canada. Campus Clubs have since been formed at the Universities of Regina, Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), Calgary, Alberta (Edmonton), Ottawa and Mount St Vincent (Halifax). ‘Campus Clubs allow Read More