For Immediate Release
Stony Plain Kinsmen to spread KINdness through a Canada-wide community challenge
Stony Plain, AB (February 1, 2021) – Canada needs more kindness and Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs across the country are challenging Canadians to do kind acts for family, friends, neighbours and strangers on February 20, 2021 for their Great Canadian KINdness Challenge. Kind acts can be anything from sending an encouraging note, to shoveling a driveway, or making a donation at a local charity. The goal of the challenge is to have a day where people all across Canada do kind acts then share what they did on social media in order to inspire others to be kind too.
The Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain will be spearheading the Great Canadian KINdness Challenge in the tri region. To promote community engagement, the club will be encouraging everyone in the tri region to perform an act of KINdness. All members of the community are encouraged to participate. Club members will also be participating by doing kind acts of their own. All Westview Health Centre personnel and first responders in the tri region will receive “a little special something” from the Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain.
The Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain is known for Farmers’ Days, Stony Plain Rodeo, Christmas Hampers, fireworks on New Years Eve and has made many contributions to the community including long time support of fifteen local community organizations as well as the Stony Plain & Parkland Museum.
“Our club is able to better “serve the community’s greatest needs” because of the generous support we receive from individuals, families, and businesses in the area. All money raised stays local which is the beauty of our all-Canadian service club” says Club Treasurer Ed Berney.
“The Great Canadian KINdness Challenge is our small way of serving the community by spreading cheer and kindness in a difficult time. We couldn’t do what we do without our community and we hope to see many people join the challenge.” added Club President Ron Matiejewski.
The challenge also celebrates the founding of the association by Hal Rogers on February 20, 1920. This February marks Kin’s 101st anniversary. Last year to celebrate the anniversary, over 250 clubs across Canada performed countless acts of kindness including delivering coffee to first responders, sponsoring public skating, visiting seniors, and paying for parking at hospitals.
All members of the community are invited to participate in this year’s Great Canadian KINdness Challenge on Saturday February 20, 2021.
Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their local communities and enhance the well-being of Canadians. There are currently over 400 clubs and 5000 members. Kin Canada is the nation’s largest all-Canadian service club organization, and the Great Canadian KINdness Challenge is an initiative representative of its core mission: “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need”. For more general information, see Kin Canada’s website: www.kincanada.ca.
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