NEWS RELEASE · 4th February 2016
Members of the Kinsmen Club of Kitimat were at the Mayor’s Office where Mayor Phil Germuth signed a proclamation for Kinsmen and Kinette Week, February 14th to 20th, and Kinsmen and Kinettes/Founders Day, February 20th. This is where they take a week to get out there and tell everybody what they're all about.
Established on February 20th, 1920, the first Kinsmen meeting was held in Hamilton, Ontario. This year marks the 96th anniversary of Kin Canada nationally, and the 50th year for the local Club.
Locally, the Kinsmen chair Festivals Kitimat; they are the ones behind all of the Kitimat July 1st celebrations and host the parade themselves. They do many events to raise money for their causes which include the provincial Kinsmen cause, Cystic Fibrosis, as well as the Kinsmen Foundation of BC, which serves the needs of those with severe disabilities. Locally, they help groups which come to them; a list which includes sporting groups, kids groups, the food bank, Food Share Program, the Community Supper Club, and a scholarship, amongst others.
The Kinsmen Club of Kitimat are always looking for Members. Pictured with Mayor Germuth are Kinsmen Members (l-r) Christine Dielschneider, Sharole Bell, Dan Stenson, Marie Striker and Leonard Nunes.