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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11 April 2017
11 April 2017

 

 

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Long weekends are often time to sit back, relax and put your feet up. Stores close, and family gathers. This Easter, you may be gathering with your family, but you likely are also itching to get out and enjoy what spring has to offer! We are here to help by outlining not what's open this weekend, but what the people of Red Deer are getting up to for Easter - and where you can join in!

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17 February 2017
17 February 2017
Red Deer Kinsmen annual ice fishing derby

The Red Deer Kinsmen will be hosting our first annual family fishing derby on Gull Lake on February 19th. It's a FREE fishing weekend so fishing Licenses are NOT required for this event. We STRONGLY URGE you to pre-register at the Sportsmen Den or Eastview IGA in Red Deer to avoid long registration lines the morning of the derby. If you pre-register there is no need to check-in, you can just start fishing! This is a family friendly fun event. Lots of prizes! BBQ jumbo hot dogs and pop available for $4 if you don't feel like packing a lunch!

Registration starts at 7:30 am at Brownlows Landing, Gull Lake (there will be signs to guide you off Range Road 10). Registration ends at 12:00pm.

Don't have tickets yet? Tickets are still available! Here are the details:

- $20 per adult, $10 per child is the registration fee

- Ice fishing tents, shacks, and structures are permitted in this derby.

- You are responsible for drilling your own holes within the ice fishing event boundary. If you don't have an ice auger the Red Deer Kinsmen will drill you a hole at a cost of $5 per hole.

- Bait is permitted. 

- There will be 2 weigh-in stations in the 1600 Meter boundary that will be clearly marked off. Fishing outside of the marked boundary is not permitted. 

- This is a catch and release derby. 

- All of the rules will be posted to the Facebook event page

 

19 January 2017
19 January 2017

Alberta is a province known for a variety of different things. We have beautiful mountains and landscapes that are unmatchable, and unique scenery that blows tourists away. We have booming cities, such as Edmonton and Calgary, that are the hub of business and activity. One thing that doesn’t tend to correlate with “Alberta,” however, is famous people--celebrities.

Red Deer Kinsmen wants to bring your attention to the famous faces of Alberta, and you might be surprised who appears on this list. Read ahead to become more acquainted with your fellow Albertans who you might know better than you think.

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