26 April 2016
26 April 2016


One of the best part about our club is that we're in a position to give back to those around us. From the Red Deer Food Bank to the Family Services of Central Alberta, not only have we made meaningful relationships with charities and non profits, but we've been able to work together and change lives in the process. Most recently, we were able to contribute to Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. In order to show you how the organization assists children with special needs, we've asked Melissa Vine, Aspire's Fund Development Coordinator, a few questions. 

 

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05 April 2016
05 April 2016

If you've been in Red Deer for long enough, there's a good chance that you have at least one fond memory of The Red Deer Arena. Whether you were cheering on your favourite hockey team or you used the facility for a birthday party or other get together, this area, which has been around for more than 60 years, is a vital part of our city. In order to meet the demands of Red Deer's growing population, the city has decided to give us a brand new area which will be completed by mid-2018 and will be used for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Although our new area will lead to more opportunities for sports, music, and other forms of entertainment, it also means that we'll have to say goodbye to one of our city's most iconic buildings.

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22 March 2016
22 March 2016

Are you a business owner? How would you like to promote your products/services to thousands of people in Alberta while giving back to the community? Thanks to the Dream Home Lottery, you can do both at the same time!

Since 1981, The Red Deer Kinsmen Club has been giving Albertans the chance to win a brand new home and other fantastic prizes, including cars and vacations. Thanks to the efforts of our home builder, sponsors, and ticket buyers, we've been able to change lives and support organizations like The Red Deer Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Family Services of Central Alberta, and the Red Deer Regional Hospital. This year, we've broken down our prizing categories into  tiers and have listed the recommended contributions to qualify. Acceptable forms of prizes include your product as a whole or at a discounted rate, or a cash offering equivalent to the recommended contribution level. 

 

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01 March 2016
01 March 2016

 

Over the years, the Kinsmen have gained a reputation for providing assistance to Red Deer and the surrounding community as well as being a great opportunity for men to socialize and make lifelong friendships.


But who make up the Kinsmen? What are they like on a personal level? To answer these questions, we've created a new series called Member of the Month. Each month, we'll speak with one of the Kin to learn more about them and to highlight their accomplishments in relation to the Kinsmen's efforts.

This month, we're speaking with JC Levenne. JC is a Supply Chain Manager at Control Technology and has been a member of the club for 6 years. Over the years, he's been President and Dream Home Chair of the Kinsmen; these days, he is our club's Treasurer.

 

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18 February 2016
18 February 2016

Without our sponsors, the Dream Home Lottery wouldn't be the same.

Although the sponsors we work with come from a variety of backgrounds and industries, there's one core reason why they've partnered with us time and time again: they see the value in improving the lives of Central Albertan through local initiative. They understand the difference that our events have on the community and have made and will continue to make. Whether it's through their hard work and materials, or a financial contribution, each sponsor is an important part of each of our events.

But do you know about these businesses besides their name and location? We're creating a new feature, the Kinsmen Supporter Spotlight. Each month, we'll be speaking with one Kin-affiliated sponsor to learn more about them and their relationship with the Kinsmen. This month, we're speaking with Ryan Philip from Red Deer Lighting. Besides contributing to our Dream Home Lottery, Ryan has been a member of the club for 8 years and has been involved with many of our events.  

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05 February 2016
05 February 2016

 There's something about giving back that's difficult to express through words. As a service club, we're always looking for new ways to give back to Red Deer. We're beyond thankful for the opportunities we've been able to be involved with and the ways Albertans have helped us (including our fundraisers and our annual Dream Home Lottery); in order to celebrate our relationship with the community, we're excited to announce a day that each and every Kin can't wait for: the National Day of KINdness!

 

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27 January 2016
27 January 2016

Without our sponsors, the Dream Home Lottery wouldn't be the same.

Although the sponsors we work with come from a variety of backgrounds and industries, there's one core reason why they've partnered with us time and time again: they see the value in improving the lives of Central Albertan through local initiative. They understand the difference that our events have on the community and have made and will continue to make. Whether it's through their hard work and materials, or a financial contribution, each sponsor is an important part of each of our events.

But do you know about these businesses besides their name and location? We're creating a new feature, the Kinsmen Supporter Spotlight. Each month, we'll be speaking with one Kin-affiliated sponsor to learn more about them and their relationship with the Kinsmen. This month's supporter is Janice Resch from Century 21. Janice has had a long history with our club and we're proud to kick off this series by asking her about how much the Kin Clubs and Red Deer mean to her.

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30 December 2015
30 December 2015


2015 is coming to a close, which means we're almost ready to announce the winners of our Dream Home Lottery.

As Kinsmen, we're always looking for opportunities to give back to our community. Because of your support, we've been able to contribute to many organizations in Red Deer. From the local Food Bank and the Family Services of Central Alberta, to the Treehouse Youth Theatre and the Red Deer Regional Hospital, we've been able to keep the promise outlined by the Kinsmen before us by continuing to help those in need. Thanks to the Dream Home Lottery, we can raise the funds necessary to assist these organizations. But we can only keep this event going with your support. If you want to work with us to improve Red Deer and the surrounding area, all you have to do is buy a ticket to our annual event.

 

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24 December 2015
24 December 2015


2015 is almost over and the holidays are in full force. Although many of us have plans to spending this time with our friends and family over a delicious Christmas feast, the end of December is stressful for many people. Emotions run high, and coupled by the fact that our economy isn't in the best position, we need to spread awareness about the various services available to the public. That's why we're proud to support the Family Services of Central Alberta (also known as F.S.C.A) with their endeavours. As a social group that is always trying to improve Red Deer, we understand how important they are to the community; we're also proud that we get to work with an organization that shares our values.

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17 December 2015
17 December 2015

When was the last time you visited Bower Kin Place? Although it's accessible year round, there's something special about lacing up your skates during the winter months. Whether you plan on rounding up your friends for a weekend hockey or you take your young ones out on the ice for their first skating lesson, outdoor rinks provide an opportunity for everyone to stay active and have fun during a time when most people spend their days indoors.

 

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