Kelowna Kinsmen Club

Founded in 1944


 

Our Kelowna Kinsmn club was founded in 1944, as Kin Canada began to spread across the country and grow rapidly as Canada’s newest service organization.  Here is a link to the

National History of Kin Canada , originally founded in 1920 in Hamilton ON.

The Kelowna Kinsmen became a strong and influential contributor to the betterment of Kelowna by idnetifiying and “Serving the Commuities Greatest Needs”. 

In the early days, we donated to the small log cabin that housed the local “Boy Scouts” (it is now part of the Kelowna Tennis Club’s facilities behind the Lions Mission Barn and Mission Fire Department). 

Our club forefathers also donated “Kinsmen Beach” along Lakeshore Road (at Wardlaw Avenue). 

Our club spearheaded the fundraising efforts to build the Parkinson Recreation Centre (buy a brick campaign) that funded Kelowna’s first indoor swimming pool in the 1970’s.

We doanted $30,000 to build the City Park bleachers by the old band shell). 

The Rutland Kinsmen built the Rutland Kinsmen Youth Centre in the 1980’s (now housing the Boys & Girls Club).

The Kelowna club bulit the Kelowna Kinsmen Fieldhouse, Kin Kid’s Playground and the well used Kinsmen Softball Complex in the Mission Sports Fields, and was a Foudning Patron of the Mission Creek Greenway.

We also contributed to the consruction of tressle #11 in Myra Canyon and many local youth camp facilities in the Okanagan.  These are just some of the tanigble donations we have contributed to the betterment of our communities, all while having fun, making (lifelong) friends and growing our personal skillset.

Kelowna Kinsmen Original Charter,                April 3, 1944

 

  

 

Kin Canada

Founded in 1920


Here are some helpful links to follow to our natinal Kin Canada website.

Here you will find some great inforation about our organization at a much larger level.

Kin Canada will be celebrating 100 years of ‘Serving the Communities Greatest Needs” in 2020.

Kin Canada BURSARIES

Follow this link to Bursary Information.

National day of kindness

Follow this link to  KINdness Day .

kin & Cystic fibrosis canada

Follow this link to  Cystic Fibrosis Partnership .

Canadian Blood Services

Follow this link to  Canadian Blood Services Partnership .

Canadian organ donor awareness

Follow this link to  Canadian Organ Donor Awareness .

Learn more about the amazing work of Kin Canada during the war with Milk for Britain.  This link will take you to the Kin Canada website where a recent video has been created that is very worthwhilewatching.

Also take a look at where Kin Canada looks after our own during disasters in our Country.  The Kin Canada Disaster Fund history can be found here.

Mission, Vision and Values. 

Click here.

The Crew

join our diverse crew of men and women…


 

Our club is always looking for new members to complement our team.

Kin Canad offers a terrific program of personal development (i.e. planning, organizing, public speaking, leadership, and more) while generating funds and awareness for community partners and Kin community initatives.

Grow.  Learn.  Make new Freinds.  Have Fun and give back to the commuity that gives so much to you.

Join us as we raise funds and awareness for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, Canadian Blood Services, Organ Donor Awareness, independence for the Physically Disabled in BC and special projects and charities in our own hometown of Kelowna.

Installation of Kin Executive Officers