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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.

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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The tenth playground completed in Red Deer by the Kinsmen.


Throughout 1959 - 1960, development began on Kin Kanyon.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Skate-A-Rama raised $63,300.00.


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


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


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


$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.


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


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.


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


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


Family Services Of Central AB $100,000 – Towards the development of the Kinsmen Family Place
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Blackfalds Abbey Centre - $100,000 – help build the Indoor play Centre
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Big Brothers Big Sisters $95,000 – Renovations to Camp Alexo
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