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Kinsmen Club of Simcoe

Simcoe Kinsmen Club 141 Windham St. Simcoe ON N3Y 2L2
"KIN Simcoe Kinsmen Club" <simcoekin@kwic.com>,
President Walter Butler


The Kinsmen Club of Simcoe was chartered on May 26, 1927 by Founder Hal and 46 members of the Kinsmen Club of Hamilton.

One of the club's first projects was the building of a playground with eight pieces of equipment. Over the years, the club has continued to provide for the needs of the community by providing swimming pools, parks, an addition to the Norfolk General Hospital and bursaries to the local high schools. We built the Kinvilla housing complex and just recently opened the Dave Russell Memorial playpark and Simcoe's first wheelchair accessible Splash Pad.

On-going club projects include providing busaries to the High Schools, Christmas Cavalcade for Seniors, Christmas Dinner at the Local Soup Kitchen, providing Christmas baskets to those in need, sponsoring teams and clubs for children and participation in the many festivals and fairs in the Simcoe area.

We are an all Canadian Men's Service Club and have a sister club the Kinette Club of Simcoe.


November 19 Executive Meeting

November 26 Simcoe CF Dinner

November 28 Christmas Panorama Light Up

December 3 Simcoe Kinsmen Meat Raffle

December 8 Seniors Christmas Cavalcade

December 17 Kinsmen Christmas Soup Kitchen Turkey Dinner

December 19 Kin Christmas Party

December 20 Christmas basket Delivery


The Simcoe Kinsmen and Kinettes are gearing up for another busy Christmas.

For the last 27 years the clubs have turned December into Kin Service month. Both clubs are involved in a number of activities that allow our members to show the true meaning of Christmas.

This year both clubs have become more involved with the Simcoe Christmas Panorama of Lights which lights up our Downtown with lighted displays for visitors to tour. The Panorama which was created when the Santa Claus Parade was rained out. The Floats were all parked in Wellington Park so that the people of Simcoe could see the work that had been put into them. Lights were added and so began Simcoe's greatest Christmas Gift.

This year the Simcoe Kinettes are sponsoring Santa's mail box in the park and will see that all letters are answered. The Kinsmen will be presenting the Enchanted Castle a colorful black lit float that is sure to be one of Panorama's main attractions. Light up is Saturday November 27.

December is a time of Service beginning with our annual Meat Raffle to raise community service monies which will be spent on our Seniors Christmas Cavalcade . We pick up Senior Citizens from the Nursing Homes and take them on a tour of the town's Christmas Lights and then back to Kinvilla where the Kinettes provide a light lunch and provide Cookies to take home. Santa also pays a visit before the Seniors are returned to their homes. This year the Cavalcade will be held on December 8.

Next up for the Kin Family is our Soup Kitchen Turkey Dinner when we take over the St Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen for a day and provide and pay for a full turkey dinner for those in need. We visit with those who come out, provide entertainment and a Christmas gift from Santa. It is always a great day for those in attendance and provides the members of St Vincent de Paul with a day of rest from their seasonal labours.

We wind down our Christmas activities delivering Christmas baskets to families in need during the weekend before Christmas. This year we are expecting to serve more families than ever.

It is interesting how many of our new Kin are energized by our Kin Christmas and begin to see both Kin and Christmas in a different light.


Our major charity is the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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