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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19 January 2017
19 January 2017

2016 was quite the year with a variety of different things happening all throughout our province. From good to bad, there were many different news stories that caught our attention and quickly became popular. We here at Red Deer Kinsmen are going to break down the top 2016 headlines that made their way through Alberta.

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13 January 2017
13 January 2017

January seems to be the hardest months to get through. Not only is the weather not cooperating with us but it seems like our drive to get out and do anything seems to be a bit on the lazy side. Well, we’re here to shed some inspiration on our lovely and lively City of Red Deer that will hopefully get you out and moving during these hard times. Take a look at our five things to do in the next coming weeks and don’t forget to share your own “must-dos” in our Facebook comments!

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05 January 2017
05 January 2017

If we haven't said it enough, we'd like to thank everyone who played a role in this year's Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home Lottery. Whether you helped sell tickets or bought your own, your contribution will go on to support the Red Deer community in the year 2017 and what a way to start off the year!

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22 December 2016
22 December 2016

With the holidays just days away, many of us have spiced egg nog and family feasts on our minds. Although it's a season full of receiving, it's also amazing to see the amount of giving that happens during this time of year. Among those who give in the Red Deer community, is Cam Clark Ford Red Deer. Their support to this year's dream home has been greatly appreciated and more than we could ever ask for. We had a chance to discuss why the holidays mean so much them and what their highlights of their giving season were. Read on below for our interview with Cam Clark Ford Red Deer.

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15 December 2016
15 December 2016

We at the Red Deer Kinsmen Club are proud to say that we’ve been a longtime supporter of Aspire Special Needs Resource. They provide exceptional hope, evidence-based training, and much-needed support to children with special needs, the families who love them, and the communities that care for them. They are constantly asking themselves, “are we providing the services the community needs?” and “how does the community feel about us?”

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