Community Projects | Red Deer Kinsmen Club

 

 

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The Kinsmen Club of Red Deer is involved in many projects including purchasing equipment for the Paediatric Ward of Red Deer Regional Hospital, providing sports equipment to needy kids and helping create and maintain some of the best parks and sports facilities in the city.

Latest Projects

What’s New? This year we were able to help fund the endeavors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, to the tune of $95,000.

We also continued our support to the Red Deer Food Bank, Grow Boys, Family Services of Central Alberta, and the Red Deer Hospital Foundation to name a few. We have continued to support local minor sports and of course our national partner Cystic Fibrosis.

1937

Red Deer Chartered May 10, 1937. Sponsored by Kinsmen Club of Drumheller.

1938

Service work began with sponsorship of the library at the Red Deer Municipal Hospital and a Boy Scout Troop.

1939

Amateur Night; a dance, and Motor Circus were major fundraisers.

1940

From 1940 - 1944, Red Deer ranked 11th nationally in fundraising for the "Milk for Britain" campaign. Red Deer chartered the Rocky Mountain House club.

1944

"Kin Cottage" raffle held. Cost of land, materials and construction $2,096.93; net proceeds, $10,433.67.

1946

Cancer Foundation and the Red Cross Society were our major projects. Donated $5,000.00 to proposed Civic Memorial Centre.

1948

Throughout 1948 - 1949, Sylvan Lake club chartered by Red Deer. First radio auction held. Long term project of developing recreational facilities was adopted.

1957

The tenth playground completed in Red Deer by the Kinsmen.

1959

Throughout 1959 - 1960, development began on Kin Kanyon.

1960

Major fundraisers were a Soap Box Derby, Businessmen's Receptions, Sportsman's Dinners and a Ladies' Stag.

1963

Car Award Booth set up at the Red Deer Fair during 1963 - 1964.

1965

Throughout 1965 - 1966, Red Deer Club chartered Kinsmen Club of Rimbey.

1966

In 1966 - 1967, North Hill Tennis Courts completed. Committed $50,000.00 over 10 years to Kinex Building.

1968

"Skate for Kinex", the precursor for "Skate-A-Rama" began, 1968 - 1969.

1974

Throughout 1974 - 1976, Y.M.C.A. received $17,000.00 for new racquet ball courts. First community bus purchased.

1976

In 1976 - 1978, second and third community buses purchased. Big Brothers, Seniors Christmas Light Tour adopted as projects.

1978

Long term commitments made to installing another ice surface at the Dawe Recreation Complex ($187,500.00) in 1978 - 1979.

1981

1981 - 1982 marked the first two Dream Home draws, netting over $250,000.00.

1982

1982 - 1983 saw $130,000.00 donated to the Westerner for creation of Pioneer Park, $49,500.00 to a new building for the Boy Scouts at Camp Woods and $5,000.00 for a Paraplegic lift at the Recreation Centre pool. Two community vans were also purchased.

1984

Skate-A-Rama raised $63,300.00.

1985

Major projects were the construction of Bower Kin Place and the Red Cross Kinsmen Centre throughout 1985 - 1986.

1987

In 1987 - 1988 Kinsmen committed $250,000.00 towards twinning the Kinsmen Community Arenas.

1988

The city wide project of "Kin Grow" began, 1988 - 1989.

1993

$200,000.00 committed over 5 years toward the Kinsmen Library Link. The Kinsmen Link joined the existing city library building and the old firehall.

1994

The old South Hill Community Centre became the permanent home of the Red Deer Kinsmen as a clubhouse and for hall rentals.

1996

1996 - 1997, Major fundraisers: Kinsmen Dream Home, Skate-A-Rama, Run-O-Rama, Kin Grow, Kinsmen Car Award. Major Projects: Kinsmen Library Link, Youth and Volunteer Centre, Cystic Fibrosis, Kinsmen Discovery Canyon.

1997

Kinsmen Run-O-Rama. This project will raise funds for the Red Deer Soccer Association.

2010

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation - $340,000 – Parents Suite at the Red Deer Hospital
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2011

Family Services Of Central AB $100,000 – Towards the development of the Kinsmen Family Place
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2012

Blackfalds Abbey Centre - $100,000 – help build the Indoor play Centre
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2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters $95,000 – Renovations to Camp Alexo
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