Earlier this year Countryfest held a competition to give a Charlie Major and George Canyon show to one lucky community in Manitoba. The Grandview Kinsmen pulled the majority votes and won the concert for May long weekend and it was a major success. Grandview Kinsmen with the help of Dauphin’s Countryfest are pleased to announced that they have raised $35,000 for their organization. These funds will help the Kinsmen continue their many local initiatives.
On May 25, 2019 at the awards Gala at District Convention in Wasagaming, clubs and members were presented with awards celebrating their achievements this year. Congratulations to all the winners! Kinette Service Award – Stonewall Kinettes Spiirt of Kin Award – Flin Flon Kinsmen & Kinettes Sr Kinsmen Bulletin – Danny Halpin, The Pas Kinsmen Sr Kinette Bulletin – Pat Moldowan, Stonewall Kinettes Kinette travelling trophy – Stonewall Kinettes Marsha Morton Kinsmen – Kenora Kinsmen Marsha Morton Kinette – Fort City Kinettes D2 Expansion Award – Oakbank Springfield Jack Rhyner Membership Award – Zone 2 Speaker Award – Pam Norquay, Stonewall Kinettes Costume Award – Brandon Kinettes Joke off Award – Karen Turnbull, Brandon Kinettes
On Saturday, January 19, The Grandview Kinsmen held a charity Casino and Poker Night. Approximately 75 people were in attendance, including Governor Tim and Vice Governor Kevin, as well as a delegation of other Kinsmen from The Pas. The event itself consisted of table and wheel games rented from CB Casino Rentals in Brandon. This included blackjack, roulette, some wheel games and card games. “Casino Bucks” were purchased at the door, and later exchanged for raffle tickets that could be used towards various prizes. In addition to the casino games, there was also a cash Texas Hold’ Em tournament with the first place winner earning $1500, and proceeds from that tournament were donated to the Legion Ladies Auxilliary. Throughout the night, there were also appetizers Read More
Introduced at Fall Leadership Conference in Thunder Bay, these popsockets feature the Kin Canada logo. They attach to the back of your cell phone and allow you to hold your phone more easily and securely. It also functions as a mini stand, to prop up your phone hands-free, for ease of viewing the screen. Popsockets will sell for $10 each. $5 from each purchase will go towards HREF bursaries, to help them achieve their goal of handing out 100 Kin Canada bursaries on our 100th anniversary! Contact Hollee Babcock if you or your club are interested!
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