Christine Bourke - Red Deer Kinette

I am a member of the Kinette Club of Red Deer!

Unsure of what a Kinette is...? Perhaps you have heard of a Kinsmen...

The Red Deer Kinsmen are a group of men, who want to do what they can for the community. Fundraising, community awarness...I would imagine they are most known for the dream home lottery. Each year for the past 20+ years a house has been built, tickets have been sold and the draw is held on New Years Eve, what a way to ring in the new year!

Last year they brought in a seperate lottery along with the Dream Home (and prizes), the are now offering a 50/50 draw - proceeds from the 2013 50/50 lottery will be supporting Camp Alexo. The Kinsmen support local charites, such as CAWES (Central Alberta Womens Emergency Services), Boys and Girls Clubs, Outreach Centres, Festival of Trees to name just a few.

So, if you can imagine that...imagine that same group filled with ladies. Although a smaller group, we take pride in doing what we can to help our community as well. We have a few events/raffles that keep us busy during the year...

 * A gala event - usually held in April.

* A summer raffle - always on sight at the Westerner Days in July.

* The annual Seniors Light Tour (which will be taking place Dec. 19 2013 - be sure to have your extior lights on)

I do this because I love too. It means alot that with my time I can help our community, and with my husband being a Kinsmen, we set a great example for our kids (who have helped with many events through the years).

So, if any of you are interested in attending a meeting for either group let me know and I will get you information.

Red Deer Kinettes - meet once a month, usually on the second Monday.

Red Deer Kinsmen - meet twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

I look forward to our annual Christmas appreciation tonight, and having those of you who can attend see the 2013 Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home, built by Laurkaun Homes.

Thanks for reading, I hope you all enjoy the season!


Chris Bourke


Happy Holidays from some of the members of the Kinette Club of Red Deer!







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