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Listed here are our regular annual Events

TV Auction Every March since 1992, in co-operation with the Clinton Kinsmen and Kinettes and the Goderich Kinettes, we have televised on Bluewater TV Cable Ch. 12, our Annual TV Auction.  This project started as an effort to convert the Menesetung Bridge from a CPR railway trestle into a walking bridge where it crosses the Maitland river at its mouth in Goderich.  As one of our two major annual fundraisers, the TV Auction is also the greatest single CF fundraiser for our club.
Spring & Fall Social Gaming Events Every April and November, the club holds our Social Gaming Event and Buffet Dinner.  This has been a popular event for decades.  Only 500 tickets are sold for this event, which includes a 6:00 and 11:00 dinner, and admission to the gaming floor where we operate Black Jack, Crown and Anchors, and an elimination draw.  These events are licenced by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
Easter Egg Hunt If you haven't seen 10,000 chocolate eggs disappear within 45 seconds before, then you haven't been to the Goderich Square on Easter Weekend Saturday.  OK, sometimes it takes almost a minute when there's snow on the ground, but it goes to show parents how good kids really are at cleaning up.
Summerfest The summer is a great time to enjoy the beautiful weather and attractions in the "Prettiest Town in Canada", but it just wouldn't be summer without Kinsmen Summerfest.  Every July between the Canada Day and Civic Holiday weekends, the Kinsmen hosts a three day celebration of Summer.  Included in the events are a daily refreshment tent, a huge family carnival, volleyball and slow-pitch tournaments, and to top it off the famous nightly entertainment.  Thursday we have music by DJ, Friday we heat things up with a live band, and for the finale, Saturday night we hold the Lip Sync Contest, where everyone has the opportunity to jump up on stage and make a performance of their choice for cash prizes.  The Kinsmen Summerfest is the "unofficial" annual reunion of both locals and those returning to Goderich to meet up with old pals.
Santa Claus Parade One of the most important jobs of the Kinsmen Club through the year is to ensure safe transportation of St. Nick himself from the North Pole, and then make sure he arrives back home to continue his busy schedule.  While we have him in Goderich, we make sure as many of the children have a chance to see him as possible.  Sometimes he rides by rocket, other times by sleigh, but we always get the job done.  We host the Santa Claus Float in the parade, as well as sponsor two matinee movies at the Park Theatre for anyone to watch free of charge.
New Year's Eve Dance Most people resolve to do something good for themselves around New Years.  It seems that our New Year's Resolution, or should I say New Millennium's Resolution is to host a bigger party.  Since no one could decide when the Third Millennium began, we decided to join them instead of fight them.  We had two parties, one at the end of 1999 and the other at the end of 2000.  We still haven't decided who's right, or if anyone's right, so we are planning our next New Year's Eve Gala for the end of 2001.

Until the end of 1999, the Kinsmen hosted a successful yet quiet dance for 300 people in the auditorium of our local arena.  Since then, we have gone bigger.  1000 people on the arena floor - and NO, it's not cold.  We bring in a live band to heat things up.  We are planning on hosting the same arena floor dance for years to come - or at least until someone decides when the Millennium changes!

Blood Donor Clinics

We have been involved for many years organizing and assisting at the three Blood Donor Clinics that take place each year in Goderich.  There is always a need for all types of blood.  We encourage everyone who is able to give blood as often as possible.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis steals the breath of many Canadians.  The National Service Project of the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Canada is to find a cure or control for this disease.  In the past 28 years, Kinsmen and Kinettes have made donations of around $30 Million toward the fight against CF, and in this time, we have seen the life expectancy of a child born with CF increase from their early teens to their 30's, 40's and beyond.  With the help of the public in this fight, we will beat CF.
The Fundraisers and Service Projects that are carried out by the Kinsmen Club of Goderich are only as effective as the involvement and participation we receive from the public.  We take this opportunity to thank everyone for their dedication to our projects.  The community revolves around your kind of support.
 

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Revised: Saturday, July 05, 2003

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