17 July 2017
17 July 2017
Red Deer Kinsmen Member Month Volunteer Charity

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:

 

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11 July 2017
11 July 2017
Westerner Days Red Deer Kinsmen Club

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.

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28 June 2017
28 June 2017
Canada 150 Celebrations Red Deer Kinsmen Club

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!

 

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12 June 2017
12 June 2017
Member Month Kinsmen Club 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. 

 

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06 June 2017
06 June 2017
Schools Out Activities  Red Deer Kinsmen Club

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:

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31 May 2017
31 May 2017
Volunteering Benefits Red Deer Kinsmen

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.

 

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24 May 2017
24 May 2017

Social media.

It allows you to reach a broad audience, and to showcase your cause and community involvement in a way that is memorable and engaging.

While planning your next non-profit event you’re probably asking yourself: is promoting this event on social media the right move?

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15 May 2017
15 May 2017

Red Deer is a city filled with vibrant people, unforgettable scenery, and opportunities for endless adventures. Recently, we were even named as one of the most breathtaking places in North America by Expedia.

It only seems fitting to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors in our community to help celebrate Canada’s 150th this year. Here are a few ways that you can thoroughly explore all that Red Deer has to offer.

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27 April 2017
27 April 2017
community volunteers

Last week, we wrote about how to empower your stakeholders to bolster community spirit, which focused on you, and what you can do when it comes to building a stronger spirit within your organization. This week, it's time to look outward, and build off of one of those points (recruiting early adopters). Being National Volunteer Week, let’s hone in on - you guessed it - volunteers.

Here are 5 things to look for in outstanding community volunteers:

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21 April 2017
21 April 2017

The heart and soul of any community volunteer or for-profit organization are its volunteers and stakeholders. The best of them are already out there, speaking highly of your community and furthering its efforts, but as a leader, how can you ensure this continues by empowering your members to go the extra mile?

Here are four key areas to look at when empowering stakeholders to bolster community spirit:

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