Fonds 0288 - Kinette Club of Grande Prairie

Kinette Installation Night Kinsmen Radio Auction Peace River Bonspiel Kinette Birthday Party for 1962 New Outfits for Kinettes 1962- 63 Executive Donation to the Kinsmen "Top Hat Kinvention Time" Kin Float Installation of Officers
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Kinette Club of Grande Prairie

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CA GPR 0288

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2.5 cm of textual records
84 photographs

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The Grande Prairie Kinette Club was founded at an organizational meeting February 13, 1957. There were 20 charter members. The first executive consisted of Fran Hite, president; Jean Leslie, vice-president; Sylvia Shultz, secretary; Willa Mitchell, treasurer; Marj Toews, director; Lenore Eager, drector. To be eligible for membership, a prospective Kinette had to be the wife of a Kinsmen and under forty years of age. At forty years of age, she could become a privileged member, entitled to all club privileges except holding office. Meetings were held once a month. The original service project undertaken was serving the residents of Pioneer Lodge by having monthly events such as bingos, parties, picnics. The club honored their committment to this Lodge for the duration of their existence. Other service projects included fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis, stuffing envelopes for the TB Christmas Seal Campaign, and canvassing for the Heart fund and CNIB. Other fundraising events were bake sales, flea markets, My Fair Lady Fashion Bingos, a Christmas Coloring Book, a jewelry lottery, a Christmas gift wrapping, a Kinettes' Cookbook, sponsoring a candidate for City and Conty Queen Contests and helping the Kinsmen stage annual conventions including Timber Takin' Daze in 1975, radio auctions, children's Christmas parties, hosting the Wally Byan Caravan. They always took time for their own entertainment which included curling bonspiels,and birthday parties. In 1995 the Kinettes and the Kinsmen joined to create the KIN Club.

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The Grande Praire Kinette records were preserved by Jean Lowe and were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Sam Lowe in 2006.

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The fonds consists of a minute book including by-laws,(1957-1958), a club history in loose 3-ring sheets (1957-1982), a hard cover blue scrapbook (1957-1962) containing photographs, newsclippings and the club newsletter"Kinette Korner", and an oversized photo/scrapbook (1961-1981).

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The Grande Praire Kinette records were preserved by Jean Lowe and were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Sam Lowe in 2006.


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This fonds has been identified as having Indigenous related content. Researchers may encounter language that is outdated and offensive. To learn more about Indigenous records at the South Peace Regional Archives please see our guide:

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Accession number: 2006.010

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