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.
Your district executive got together on January 20 in Winnipeg to hold their annual mid-term conference. On the agenda were updates from Governor Dave, Vice Governors, Deputy Governors, and Directors, updates from Kin Canada and the National Board of Directors, discussion around updating certain aspects of the district awards, and planning for National Day of KINdness, Spring Zones, and National Convention. All in all, it was a productive weekend, with a great opportunity for the team to come together and share ideas. Stay tuned for updates from your Deputy Governors, and start getting your clubs ready for National Day of KINdness and Spring Zones as they are right around the corner!
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
Following the relocation of former Social Media Director David Harmon to District 3, Danny Halpin has agreed to fill the role of Social Media Director for the remainder of the 2017-2018 Kin year. Danny has been a proud member of Kin Canada since 2013. He gained a fair amount of social media experience in summer 2017 with his “Marathon for CF” campaign, and hopes to bring that same energy and experience to this new role. He is excited to work under the guidance of fellow Kinsmen Club of The Pas member and governor Dave Roberts. With the help of the D2 executive, his goals are to keep members connected and informed of various club events throughout the district, and to give clubs the power to Read More
On Saturday, January 20th, the Stonewall Kinsmen and Kinettes are holding a fundraising dinner to raise money for a new splash pad at the Kinsmen Lake facility. Tickets cost $100.00 and tables of 8 can be reserved. The theme is “a splashy affair” featuring a 4 course dinner prepared with local fare and Manitoba chefs. The dinner also serves to honour past, present and future Kin and the legacies they have created and built upon. The dinner will be held at the beautiful heritage centre in Quarry park, cocktails at 5:00 with dinner to follow at 6:00. If anyone wishes to purchase tickets they can contact Kerry Hendry, firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Luellman, email@example.com.