Sponsor Spotlight: Larkaun Homes
The 2017 Dream Home has launched and, as always, we are extremely grateful for all of community support and help we continually receive to make the Dream Home come to life.
We want to take the time to thank those who took part of the creation of this beautiful home by shining a light on the various sponsors who have put their work and love into this amazing community project.
The fact is, we couldn’t do what we do without you. It’s true: When everyone comes together, amazing things can happen.
Our first Sponsor Spotlight is on an amazing local organization: Larkaun Homes.
[QUIZ] What Type Of Volunteer Work Should You Do?
Giving your time to volunteer is an important commitment. However, what’s arguably even more important is that you are volunteering for a cause you truly love and care about, or a cause that you could adequately apply your existing skills to.
Sometimes it can be hard to really determine what you are passionate about, but all you really have to do is look at your own daily habits to get to the root of what volunteer work would suit you the best.
Our volunteers here at Kinsmen have put together a short quiz that will help you sort out what volunteer work might fit best with your personality and lifestyle:
4 Famous Volunteers And Their Unforgettable Impacts On The World
Whether you recognize these faces from the big screen or history books, they’ve all used their time and resources to play a part in making the world a better place.
These four famous volunteers have made a lasting impact on the lives of others, and are examples of how we can use our own time and resources to help better the world with their skills, passion and perseverance.
Dream Home Lotteries Benefit the Whole Community - In a Big Way
Drum roll please …. The 2017 Dream Home is close to completion and we finally have a photo of the exterior to show you, courtesy of Larkuan Homes Ltd.
Our focus has always been “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need,” and for 35 years the Kinsmen have been doing exactly that with the Dream Home Lottery.
We have been beyond fortunate to have played a role in changing the lives of thousands of people because of your choice, every year, to purchase a lottery ticket.
It’s true that there is a grand prize at the end of every Dream Home Lottery - a beautiful house. However, the truth is, the money raised from every single ticket purchase benefits our community in more ways than one.
3 Ways To Get Your Teenagers Excited About Volunteering
As a dedicated Kinsmen (or Kinette), you know the importance of volunteering and the endless benefits it brings those in need. You’re an adult with many things on your plate, but one who gives your spare time to those in need.
This type of dedication does not come lightly.
Volunteering is something you are passionate about and something you no doubt want your kids to grow passionate about too.Read More
The One Thing You Should Do This September Long Weekend
September long weekend is summer’s final gift - three days off before fall arrives and the kids journey on to the next school year.
This is your chance to embark on one last final adventure before the cold Canadian weather sets in, so why not make that adventure visiting one of our amazing national parks?
[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: