[5 TIPS] A Busy Person's Guide to Volunteering
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:Read More
3 Things You Need to Know About the Red Deer Rebels Right Now
We’re making a huge assumption here when we say we know you’re already a Rebels fan. However, with the team starting training camp next week, a refresher to gear the city up for hockey season isn't going to hurt, is it?
At Kinsmen, it is safe to say that activities and communities are values we hold dear, so we are excited to get back into another year of local hockey.
Here are three things you need to know about the Red Deer Rebels as they gear up for the 2017-18 WHL season:Read More
6 Back to School Tips for Proactive Parents (and Students)
Summer's not over til it's over. However, if you're a family man (or woman) you've got back to school looming at the back of your mind. School supplies, back to school outfits, getting back to routine - it's all mere weeks away. The good news? It doesn't have to be a dark cloud! The next few weeks are a prime opportunity for you to use the last days off in the sun to good use.
Here are your exclusive Kinsmen back to school tips that are sure to make the most of your August:Read More
Where and When to Volunteer in Red Deer This Summer
Summer’s here, spirits are flying sky high and the sun’s up till ten. The kids are out of school and you’re thinking of new ways to deal with their extra energy. Kinsmen members don’t meet over the summer either, but there are plenty of opportunities with us to keep your eyes peeled for when September hits. In the meantime, there are still many volunteer opportunities out there that will definitely help your restless family burn some energy.
Check out a few of the awesome options below:
Kinsmen Member of the Month Interview | Anthony Kearney
Our volunteers are the heart of our organization, and prove time and time again that we couldn’t do what we do for the Red Deer community without them.
We sat down with Anthony Kearney, July’s Member of the Month, to get to the root of what it means to be a Kinsmen Club Member:
Your Complete Guide To Westerner Days In Red Deer
It’s that time of year again.
Westerner Days begins on July 19th, and we couldn’t be more excited to engage with everything this popular Red Deer fair has to offer.
From midway rides and amazing live entertainment to great food and nightly Pony Chuckwagon Races, this five-day event has something for everybody, and we’re going to fill you in on what you need to know.
The Best Canada 150 Celebrations Within 2 Hours of Red Deer
This is a huge year for our country.
Canada’s 150th birthday is fast approaching, and we know that you’re most likely thinking about how you’re going to celebrate the big day. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few great activities for you and the whole family to participate in just a short drive away from Red Deer.
Take your pick!
Member of the Month | Scott Bourke Kinsmen Club Outgoing President
Okay, we’ll admit it.
We’ve been blogging a lot about volunteering lately. But, do you blame us? Our organization is made up of many volunteers who make each and every fundraising initiative or possible.
We’d believe the Red Deer community would not be the same without them. So, it’s about time to talk about them.
For our June Member of the Month, we sat down with Scott Bourke, our outgoing president, about his Kinsmen Club experience, and how it helped shape him as the person he is today.
4 Best ‘School’s Out’ Activities to Look Forward to in Red Deer
There’s nothing sweeter than hearing the school bell ring for the very last time until September.
Parents, now that the kids are nearing the end of the school year, it’s time to plan your summer activities as they finish up their studies.
Here are our 4 top picks for the best ‘school’s out’ activities to look forward to in Red Deer this summer:Read More
What Can Volunteering Do For Me?
We know that your volunteer motives are always well-intentioned.
Giving your time to help the community is beneficial in more ways than we can count, but have you ever thought about volunteering could benefit you personally as an individual?
Bold thought, right? Well, the answer is that volunteering can do a lot for you - probably more than you think.
Keep reading as we take a look a closer look at the other side of volunteer work and how the benefits go both ways.