History of the K-W Kinsmen

The Kitchener-Waterloo Kinsmen have over 65 years of history “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need” in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

The K-W Kinsmen recognized the need for assistance to the developmentally delayed early on. As a result we started the Kinsmen TV Auction  in 1955, to help raise funds for K-W Habilitation Services. The auction which broadcasts on CTV Southwestern Ontario is the longest running TV show of its kind in North America. Items are all donated from local businesses and corporations and have helped the K-W Kinsmen to help this community in a wide variety of ways.

We also raise funds in the community by running a Charity Bingo at Kitchener Charities Bingo hall, and specifically for Cystic Fibrosis (make this a hyperlink) through our annual BBQ/Car Wash held every May.

Since the club was chartered K-W Kinsmen have contributed to our community and provided leadership training and education to our members through many projects and fundraisers.  Every Christmas our club, along with the K-W Kinettes, delivers Christmas Baskets to 8 needy families in our community.  We visit our local mall & shop individually for each family, wrap all the presents, and deliver the baskets just in time for Christmas. Each year a $300.00 bursary is awarded to a student from all the local K-W high schools to a student who is going on to a post-secondary education and has shown leadership in their schools.

Our club also reaches out to our your local community through many service projects, including:  Adopt-A-Road program, float drivers for the annual Oktoberfest parade, BBQ’s for Suddaby School & Meadowlane Public School (to name a few)  Our involvement in these projects allow you to get to work with other club members, community leaders and the community at large.

Are you a community minded individual who is looking to make a connection with other like-minded members of our community? Do you want to have fun & fellowship.  We invite you to join us to find out what Kin is about.  Contact our club @ kwkinsmen@gmail.com today!