Carman Kinettes award $100 in first ever Carman Cash Bucks giveaway

Myla Heinrichs was the lucky winner of the Carman Kinettes Carman Cash Bucks giveaway this week. To enter, participants had to like and follow the Carman Kinettes Facebook or Instagram page, tag 3 friends, and share the contest post.  For every 3 friends they tagged, their name was entered into the draw.  Carman Cash Bucks can be redeemed for merchandise at participating local businesses. This is a great example of using social media and viral marketing to gain exposure.  The original post was shared 80 times and over 200 people were tagged, meaning well over 200 people had the Carman Kinettes show up in their news feed this week. By having people liking, sharing, and tagging friends in posts, the Carman Kinettes page gets more Read More


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


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.


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


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