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Two Bits Go A Long Way for Hill City Kinettes

On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, the Hill City Kinettes held their 12th Annual Two-Bit Auction at the CLE Heritage Building. The event was sold out and our biggest numbers to date. There were many happy bidders at the end of the night, taking home gorgeous gift baskets, some valued up to $300. The money raised will be supporting CF, Camp Quality, Isthmus, and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre for their Cardiac Campaign. “It was a great feeling to see all of the hard work of our auction chair, Sue Dubinsky, and all of our Kinettes and volunteers come together for another successful Two-Bit Auction.” states Hill City Kinette President Katie Saj, “Every year this event gets bigger and better and it’s rewarding to Read More

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Neepawa Kin collect Toys

Saturday Night saw Neepawa participate in the Parade of Lights.  The event had a great turn out with lots of Christmas cheer. The Neepawa Kin Club, along with Arts Forward, entered a float complete with children singing Christmas carols. Members of the Kin Club walked the parade route collecting unwrapped Christmas gifts for the Salvation Army Christmas hampers. Neepawa Kin Club President, Shelley Foxton, proudly stated, “it was terrific to see the whole community come together and share in the Christmas spirit. The joy in the children’s faces will keep the club doing this for years to come.” The club is currently selling Cheer for a Year tickets, the draw date is December 16th, so get yours soon.

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Year One an Overwhelming Success

On November 19, 2016, a convoy of Kin headed North.  Governor John DeBeer, Past Governor Amanda Naughton-Gale, Deputy Governor Hollee Babcock and host of members from Boissevain, Brandon, Flin Flon, The Pas and Thompson were going to Leaf Rapids, MB. It was an exciting trip as they were about to welcome the newest club to Kin Canada, the fact it was further north than any existing club was just a bonus. On that day, 29 community members from the Leaf Rapids formally become members of the first-choice service organization in Canada.  Since that day, the club has been leaders in their community and without a doubt served their community’s greatest needs. “The North of 56 Kin Club has done amazing things in their community.” States Read More

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A successful Murder Mystery in Thompson

On November 4th, The Thompson Kin Club held the Murder Mystery Dinner.  It was a sold out event with 80  people attending.  Eight audience members were selected to take part and read from a script, but the ad-libbing from these amazing participants is what made for an evening of gut-wrenching laughter. “It is nice to see such community involvement for the Kin Club,” said Kin member Kathleen Thrones “it was an evening full of great food and many laughs” The club will be using the event to raise money for some exciting new additions to their annual Winterfest celebrations in February, which of course involves the beloved Rudy the Raven.   Please make sure you stay tuned to the club’s Facebook Page as they announce new Read More

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Another successful Hoof and Holler in Ste. Rose

Pictured Left to Right – Zone 1 DG Kevin Carlson, Ste Rose Kinsmen Past President Wayne Robertson, Kinsmen Hoof N Holler queen contestant Morgan MacLean, Current Ste Rose Kinsmen President Aaron Olafson, District Governor Dave Roberts For 39 years, the Ste. Rose Kinsmen have been putting on the Hoof and Holler Days for the community to come together and celebrate.   The annual event takes place over 3 days on the Thanksgiving weekend and has events for everyone. The weekend started off Friday night with a social in the curling rink, about 60 people took in the live music, open mic, meat draws and 50/50.  On Saturday, the beer gardens opened up and 8 contestants took part in a successful Chili Cook Off.  That was followed up Read More

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Dauphin Kin clubs help develop new Rugby fields

Over 300 youth gathered on Sunday, October 1st in Dauphin, to participate in a rugby jamboree. The jamboree featured 6 High School girls teams, and multiple youth teams (ages 5-18) from Souris, Brandon and Dauphin. What made this event unique was the fact that it was played on a field that was designated for rugby by the city of Dauphin but never had proper goalposts to actually facilitate the game. That all changed in early September when the Dauphin Kinsmen Club donated $5,500 and a further $2,000 was donated the Dauphin Kinettes. Their donations ensured that proper goalposts were installed and a storage shed was built to store all the equipment. “Rugby has grown so much over the 5 years here in Dauphin and we Read More

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Another Great Kin Weekend

This past weekend saw a plethora of events throughout District 2 as our Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs started to get their year rolling. In Flin Flon, the Kinettes hosted their second annual “Capes and Gowns” for the youth of the community.  The event saw 108 youth and 82 adults dress as their favorite superheroes and princesses.  The afternoon consisted of scavenger hunts, face painting, photo booths, arts and crafts and plenty of dancing.  “We are very committed to delivering a successful family fun event to the community and feel this event will only grow,” states committee chairperson and longtime Kinette, Krista Eastman. Down in Stonewall, the Kinette Club took part in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Despite the rain, the team of Read More

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Kin essential in professional development and community!!

Last week, two Kin members were presented with RBC Regional President’s award for Community Leadership.  Kelly Sobering of the Dryden Kinettes and Brent Hagberg of the Thunder Bay Hill City Kinsmen were chosen from all the RBC professionals in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and NW Ontario.   Kelly is an Investment and Retirement Planner in Dryden, Ontario and Brent is a Mortgage Specialist in Thunder Bay.  “RBC has always been supportive of my work with the Dryden Kinettes.’ states Kelly.  “My Kin family has helped me set a tone for making volunteering and serving the community’s greatest needs something to celebrate.  To be honored by RBC for being someone who supports the community, really is a celebration of the values that Kin brings to my life.” “Kin Read More