Vanderhoof hosts Kinette Convention

The Kinette Club of Vanderhoof with the assistance of the Vanderhoof Kinsmen is proud to host a District Convention this weekend.

Natalia Kammerer

President of The Kinette Club of Vanderhoof

The Kinette Club of Vanderhoof with the assistance of the Vanderhoof Kinsmen is proud to host a District Convention this Victoria Day weekend.

Between 80 and 100 delegates from Kin Clubs across British Columbia and the Yukon are expected to attend this once in a lifetime event.  Members of Kin Canada who serve their communities through service work will come to Vanderhoof to celebrate another successful year of enhancing the well-being of fellow Canadians.  The annual general meeting, or “Kinvention”, is held in different communities throughout British Columbia and the Yukon every year. The Kinette Club Vanderhoof won the bid to host the 2012 Kinvention while in attendance at the 2010 Kinvention in Kelowna.  This was the first successful bid in decades after years of attempts to bring this event to our community.

The festivities will begin Friday night with a welcome barbecue at the Senior’s Friendship Centre. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a pub putt hosted by The Reid, Buffalo Beach and The Grand Trunk Inn.  Saturday and Sunday will be the official business portion of the convention.  Saturday’s meetings will be paused at 10 a.m. for a parade that will run from The Friendship Centre, to Burrard Street and back again.  The normally professionally dressed volunteers will be in costume on par with the theme of the weekend, Hillbilly Invention Kinvention.   Honk to show your support as the visiting Kin get know our town.

Kin Canada is the nation’s largest all-Canadian service organisation with over 700 clubs across the country having donated over $1 billion to Canadian causes.  The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Vanderhoof have been in operation for over 50 years and are a rich part of Vanderhoof history.  The club has been working hard to continue to honour the commitment Kin clubs have made to their communities, pay tribute to the memories made at Kinventions past and inspire the fellowship that keeps the association strong.  The Kinette and Kinsmen Clubs of Vanderhoof hope the town is just as proud to welcome the Kin as they are.