About Us

People just like you! The Drayton Kinsmen are an organization of young men interested in "serving the community's greatest need."

Through a variety of service projects, fundraisers, business meetings and socials, Kinsmen enjoy personal development, fellowship and a satisfaction through teamwork. The Drayton Kinsmen Club are part of a much larger Association of Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Canada.

The National Association

Kin is an All-Canadian Service organization founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1920. The National association provides the framework for over 900 clubs across Canada.

Kin raises more service dollars per member than any community service club in the world.

The association of Kin stresses personal development through community service.

How can you make a difference?

By giving a little of your time, with some teamwork, the benefits to your community and to yourself are amazing.

What can Kinsmen do for you?

Meet new friends, good times, conversation, organizational skills, self satisfaction, business contacts, a night out, business skills, political skills, competition, fun, administrative skills, awards, speaking skills, a better family environment.

We are Proud Canadians

The Kinsmen Club of Drayton are proud of what we've done in this community. Included in the hundreds of projects we've undertaken are the addition to, what is now, the Agricultural Society building, the purchase of a "Rescue Van" and the "Jaws of Life" for the Fire Department, the development of the ball parks and soccer fields, the tremendous contribution to the P.M.D. Arena Complex. These are only a few examples of what Kinsmen has done for the community.

The Kinsmen Club of Drayton is proud to provide support to a wide range of causes. Over the years these have included:

Minor Ball Minor Hockey
Minor Soccer Figure Skating
Scouting Movement School Trips & Activities
P.M.D. Arena Complex Kinsmen Ball & Soccer Fields
Moorefield Optimist Park Playgrounds
Festival Theatre Community Theatre Groups
Youth Theatre Drayton Farmers Market
Seniors Outings Foster Children
Fire Department Pregnancy Crisis Centre
Cystic Fibrosis Research International Development
Area United Way Area Food Bank
Anti-Drug Programs Bicycle Safety Programs
Heart & Stroke Foundation Ontario March of Dimes
4 H Programs Local Tragedy Benefit
M.S. Research Chicken Club
Agricultural Society & many, many more!

The Kinsmen Club of Drayton is proud to organize a wide range of activities for the benefit of the community as well as fundraisers to generate resources to support our many causes. Many are annual events and over the years have included:

Drayton Farm Show Drayton Home Show
Dances Dinners
Banquets Smoke'n Sound Festival
Bike Rodeos Street Dances
Family Fun Days Raffles
Draws Food Drives
Christmas Tree Sales Parades
Charity Auctions Barbeques
Kareoke Nights Air Band Contests
Proud to be Canadian Events Raise the Flag Events
Mapleton Rodeo & many, many more!

We are always looking for new, fun and exciting ideas!

Drayton Farm Show

The Farm Show is the Drayton Kinsmen’s most successful fundraiser of the year. Thanks to the revenue from the show we can support many of the community's greatest needs, as well as the Canadian wide Kinsmen goal, finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Visit Cystic Fibrosis Canada

What does it take to become a Kinsmen?

The members that make up the Kinsmen Club of Drayton work in diverse fields and have a wide range of skills. What they have in common is the desire to help the community and have fun doing it.

The amount of time a member puts in is his own choice. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 10 months of the year. There are always projects that a member can choose to help with. Five hours or fifty, each member is appreciated for what he can give! To cover costs of administration and a National & District Magazine, $70.00 per year in dues are payable. There is no initiation fee!

Although attendance is encouraged we stress that family and work come first.

How do I join?

The first step was reading this. Come and see what a Kinsmen meeting is like!

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