22 November 2017
22 November 2017
Early Bird Dream Home Marival Red Deer Kinsmen

 

The success of the Dream Home campaign would truly be nothing without the amazing partnerships and collaborations that the Kinsmen have with multiple people and organizations around the world.

 

For the last 5 years, our Early Bird prize has been generously sponsored by our dear friends, Janice Resch and the fantastic people behind Marival Residences Luxury Resort.

 

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08 November 2017
08 November 2017
Schizophrenia Society Alberta Red Deer Kinsmen

 The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta has been making impactful differences across communities in Alberta for more than 37 years.

Their mission?

“To improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.”

 

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23 October 2017
23 October 2017

In the words of one of our amazing Dream Home 2017 sponsors, great partnerships result in superb ventures.

We were lucky enough to be able to partner with JELD-WEN® Canada Windows & Doors this year to create the 2017 Dream Home.

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13 October 2017
13 October 2017
Larkuan Homes Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home

 

 

 

The 2017 Dream Home has launched and, as always, we are extremely grateful for all of community support and help we continually receive to make the Dream Home come to life.

We want to take the time to thank those who took part of the creation of this beautiful home by shining a light on the various sponsors who have put their work and love into this amazing community project.

The fact is, we couldn’t do what we do without you. It’s true: When everyone comes together, amazing things can happen.

Our first Sponsor Spotlight is on an amazing local organization: Larkaun Homes. 

 

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26 September 2017
26 September 2017

Giving your time to volunteer is an important commitment. However, what’s arguably even more important is that you are volunteering for a cause you truly love and care about, or a cause that you could adequately apply your existing skills to.

Sometimes it can be hard to really determine what you are passionate about, but all you really have to do is look at your own daily habits to get to the root of what volunteer work would suit you the best.

Our volunteers here at Kinsmen have put together a short quiz that will help you sort out what volunteer work might fit best with your personality and lifestyle:

 

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20 September 2017
20 September 2017

Whether you recognize these faces from the big screen or history books, they’ve all used their time and resources to play a part in making the world a better place.

 

These four famous volunteers have made a lasting impact on the lives of others, and are examples of how we can use our own time and resources to help better the world with their skills, passion and perseverance.

 

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11 September 2017
11 September 2017

 

Drum roll please …. The 2017 Dream Home is close to completion and we finally have a photo of the exterior to show you, courtesy of Larkuan Homes Ltd.  

Our focus has always been “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need,” and for 35 years the Kinsmen have been doing exactly that with the Dream Home Lottery.

We have been beyond fortunate to have played a role in changing the lives of thousands of people because of your choice, every year, to purchase a lottery ticket.

It’s true that there is a grand prize at the end of every Dream Home Lottery - a beautiful house. However, the truth is, the money raised from every single ticket purchase benefits our community in more ways than one.

 

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06 September 2017
06 September 2017

 As a dedicated Kinsmen (or Kinette), you know the importance of volunteering and the endless benefits it brings those in need. You’re an adult with many things on your plate, but one who gives your spare time to those in need.

 This type of dedication does not come lightly.

 Volunteering is something you are passionate about and something you no doubt want your kids to grow passionate about too.

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30 August 2017
30 August 2017

 September long weekend is summer’s final gift - three days off before fall arrives and the kids journey on to the next school year.

This is your chance to embark on one last final adventure before the cold Canadian weather sets in, so why not make that adventure visiting one of our amazing national parks? 

 

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29 August 2017
29 August 2017
volunteering busy

You’re a busy guy (or gal).

You’ve always wanted to volunteer or have in the past, but these days you just don’t have time.

There’s nothing wrong with not having time; if you have a full-time job, young mouths to feed, extracurricular activities to drive to, and more, it’s going to be difficult to find a spare moment to breathe, let alone volunteer. Many organizations have a time commitment, so if you’re serious about giving back to your community, you’ll either have to find one that doesn’t, where you can volunteer on an event basis, or find other channels in which to contribute.

No matter your lifestyle, there are always ways to give back. Here are 5 tips for how to do just that, that you may not have considered:

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