Fonds 288 Kinette Club of Grande Prairie fonds

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1957-1982. — 2.5 cm of textual records. — 84 photographs.


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Agency History

The Grande Prairie Kinette Club was founded at an organizational meeting February13, 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.

Custodial History

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

Scope and Content

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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Table of Contents

Series 288.01Kinette Club History
Series 288.02Kinette Minutes
Series 288.03Kinette Club Photographs

 

Series 288.01Kinette Club History. — 1957-1982.The series consists of a club history (1957-1973).
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Series 288.02Kinette Minutes. — 1957-1958. — 2 cm of textual records.The series consists of a minute book including by-laws, 1957-1958.
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Series 288.03Kinette Club Photographs. — 1957-1981. — 84 photographs.The series 84 scanned photographs from a hard cover blue scrapbook (1957-1962) and an oversized photo/scrapbook (1961-1981). Many more photographs are contained in the scrpbooks and the club history series.
 
Kinette Installation Night, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Location: 0288.03.01
New Kinettes – Joan Kirby, Kay Wendt, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Location: 0288.03.02
New Kinettes – Audrey Galway, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Location: 0288.03.03
New Kinettes – Gloria Borstad, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Location: 0288.03.04
New Kinettes – Sheila Shields, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Location: 0288.03.05
Kinsmen Radio Auction, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes assist the Kinsmen with their radio auction, Dec. 1961. L-R Doreen MacDonnell, Anne ?, Denise ?
Location: 0288.03.06
Children’s Christmas Party, 1961
1 photogpraph; b & w; 3 x 3
Children’s Christmas Party, Dec 1961, put on by Kismen and Kinettes for their children.
Location: 0288.03.07
Peace River Bonspiel, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Peace River Bonspiel, January, 1962. Back: Doris, Lois, Jean, Anne. Front: Audrey, Audrey, Enid Wagner, Mary
Location: 0288.03.08
Kinette Night, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinette Night “Entertaining Hubbies”, March 1962. Edith and Mel Stirling playing Pass the Orange.
Location: 0288.03.09
Oscar Night, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Oscar Night at Red Deer Convemtion, May, 1962. Guess who it is contest.
Location: 0288.03.10
Coffee Party at Capri Hotel, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Girls at a coffee party at the Capri Hotel, Red Deer, during the May-June Convention, 1962.
Location: 0288.03.11
Mae and Bill Adam, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Mae and Bill Adam campaigning for Charlie at the Red Deer Convention, 1962.
Location: 0288.03.12
Kinette Birthday Party for 1962, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinette birthday party – Anne presetns Denise Nydol with a farewell gift, June 1962
Location: 0288.03.13
New Outfits for Kinettes, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Birthday party featuring the new Kinette outfits, June 1962.
Location: 0288.03.14
First Meeting 1962-63 Season, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes present Percentage Guards at their first meeting for the 1962-63 season. The 400% recipients were Audrey Isberg, Doreen MacDonnel, ? , ?
Location: 0288.03.15
1962- 63 Executive, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinette executive for the 1962-63 season.
Location: 0288.03.16
Donation to the Kinsmen, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Kinettes present a donation of $1000 to the Kinsmen.
Location: 0288.03.17
Christmas Party, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes wearing corsages pose for a Christmas picture.
Location: 0288.03.18
“Top Hat Kinvention Time”, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Medicine Hat Convention, June 1963, Ladies wear their dress up hats.
Location: 0288.03.19
Kinette TV Show, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes perform “Back Page Challenge” at Medicine Hat Convention
Location: 0288.03.20
Kin Float, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kin Float for the County Fair, August 1963.
Location: 0288.03.21
Installation of Officers, 1963
1 photoraph; b & w; 3 x 3
Installation of officers for both Kinettes and Kinsmen. Presidents installed are Betty and Jack.
Location: 0288.03.22
New Kinettes, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
New Kinettes are introduced, Nov., 1963
Location: 0288.03.23
Presentation of Percentage Pins, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Presentation of 600% Pins to Kinettes, November, 1963
Location: 0288.03.24
Picnic With Pioneer Lodge Residents, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Taking residents from Pioneer Lodge on a picnic
Location: 0288.03.25
New Drapes for Pioneer Lodge, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes present new drapes to the residents of Pioneer Lodge, December, 1963
Location: 0288.03.26
Fairview Bonspiel Winners, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Bonspiel winers in Fairview, April, 1964.
Location: 0288.03.27
Ice Queen, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Ice Queen winner Darlene Sheehan, March, 1962
Location: 0288.03.28
Ice Queen Contestants, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Ice Queen contestants, March, 1962.
Location: 0288.03.29
Easter Bonnet Tea, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes sit primly for their Easter Bonnet Tea photograph
Location: 0288.03.30
Incoming and Outgoing Presidents, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinette incoming and outgoing presidents: Mrs. Dave Barr and Mrs. George Isberg.
Location: 0288.03.31
Easter Bonnet Tea, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Six Kinettes stand primly for their Easter Bonnet Tea photograph. Top far right is Mrs. Paul Evaskevich and bottom right is Mrs. Mel Menzies
Location: 0288.03.32
Installation of New Executive, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Installation of Kinettes new executive for 1965-66. 2nd from right is Mrs. Joan Kirby.
Location: 0288.03.33
“Sherry Safari Convention”, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Three Kinettes dressed up for the Sherry Safari Convention., June 1966
Location: 0288.03.34
“Sherry Safari Convention” Kinettes on parade, 1966
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Three Kinettes dressed up for the Sherry Safari Convention, riding on a parade car, June 1966.
Location: 0288.03.35
New Executive 1966-67, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
The new executive for 1966-67.
Location: 0288.03.36
Jean Lowe and Dave Barr, 1966
1 photographs; b & w; 3 x 3
Jean Lowe (past president) dances with Dave Barr.
Location: 0288.03.37
Installation of New Executive, 1967-68
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Installation of Kinettes executive, Sept. 1967. Back row: Shirley Littleton, Millie Jeffery (Director), Nan Paul (secretary), Joy Ducs (treasurer). Front row: Jean Lowe, (past president), Sheila Stilling (president), Diane Easton (vice-president).
Location: 0288.03.38
Kinettes Presentation to Kinsmen, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Kinettes Shirley Littleton and Millie Jeffery present Kinsmen with their crest for installing at the swimming pool.
Location: 0288.03.39
The Wally Byan Caravan, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 10
Kinettes help the Kinsmen cater for the Wally Byan Caravan, August, 1969. The hundreds of caravan trailers used Montrose School yard and what became Jubilee Park as their parking lot
Location: 0288.03.40
Saying Good-Byes, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes say good-bye to members Ev Henry and Eileen Ferguson
Location: 0288.03.41
Kinsmen Golden Anniversary, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
“Welcome Kinsmen and Has Beens” is the sign behind a banquet table with members standing for the 50th anniversary celebration.
Location: 0288.03.42
Kinettes Recipe Book, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 7
A Kinette leans over her stove as she checks the recipe from her Kinette recipe book, produced as a fund raiser by the group.
Location: 0288.03.43
Kinettes Flea Market, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Kinettes busily setting up a fund reaiser flea market.
Location: 0288.03.44
Wardrobe Raffle, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 8
A Kinette fund raiser – a wardrobe raffle makes its draw. Kinette president, Nan Paul presents Nora Hassall with a cheque to buy a wheel chair and project chairwoman Sheila Stilling presents Evelyn Feil with a gift certificate from Karen’s Fashions.
Location: 0288.03.45
Executive Members, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinette executive members with Shirley Littleton holding the gavel.
Location: 0288.03.46
Di McIntosh Incoming President, 1970-71
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Di Mc Intosh, incoming president for the 1971-72.
Location: 0288.03.47
Kin Week 1971, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes and chidren enjoy a sleigh ride
Location: 0288.03.48
Pioneer Lodge Bingo Night, 1971
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Kinettes hold one of their regular bingo nights at Pioneer Lodge.
Location: 0288.03.49
Kinette Executive 1971-72, 1971-72
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinette executive for 1971-72 includes Di Mc Intosh, president; Joan Campbell, secretary; Carole Scammel, treasurer; Faye Watson, Marilyn Montpetit, Carol Edgar, directors; Shirley Littleton, vice-president.
Location: 0288.03.50
Kinette Executive 1972-73, 1972-73
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Location: 0288.03.51
Calgary Convention 1972, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Kinettes pose in their western regalia at the Calgary Convention in 1972.
Location: 0288.03.52
Christmas Party, 1972
1 news clipping scan; b x w; 6 x 9
Kinettes gather for their Christmas Party in 1972.
Location: 0288.03.53
Running Concession for the Irish Rovers, 1973
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinettes run the concession for the Irish Rovers concert.
Location: 0288.03.54
Kinsmen of the Year, 1973
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Agnes and Jim Patterson are named Kinsmen of the Year, June, 1973.
Location: 0288.03.55
Incoming President, Lois Farquarson, 1973
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Incoming president, Lois Farquarson.
Location: 0288.03.56
My Fair Lady Bingo, 1973
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
My Fair Lady Bingo
Location: 0288.03.57
Birthday at Pioneer Lodge, 1973
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Celebrating a 99th birthday at Pioneer Lodge.
Location: 0288.03.58
Kinette Executive, 1974
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9
Group photo of 1974 Kinette executive. Back L-R Pat Kirton, Peggy reynolds, Carol Edgar, Joyce Boyce, Carol Baron. Font L-R Lois Farquarson, Joan Campbell, Betty Fulton
Location: 0288.03.59
Pioneer Lodge Christmas Party, 1974
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Janet Reid and Cindy Boyce entertain with a duet at Pioneer Lodge Christmas party in 1974.
Location: 0288.03.60
Christmas Bake Sale, 1974
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Kinettes put on a Christmas bake sale in order to raise dollars for the convention fund.
Location: 0288.03.61
Kinette Meeting and Work Bee, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Kinettes meeting and work bee making tote bags for upcoming convention, January, 1975
Location: 0288.03.62
Dawson Creek Kinette Birthday Party, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Kinettes dressed in matching long dresses. L-R Joan, Betty, Edwina, Pat, Lois, Peggy, Fran
Location: 0288.03.63
Kin Kids at Kinette Meeting, 1975
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kin kids visit a Kinette meeting L-R Donna, Lois Farquarson, Scott Kirton, Corey Bacon
Location: 0288.03.64
Bike-a-Thon, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Bike-a Thon, May, 1975. Joan, Vikki, Carol, and Betty rode 25 miles for the Lions Bike-a Thon
Location: 0288.03.65
Timber Takin’ Daze Convention Luncheon, 1975
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Kin Convention Luncheon held in the Grande Prairie Regional College gymnasium.
Location: 0288.03.66
Ladies Workshop at Convention, 1975
` photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Kin Convention, May, 1975, ladies workshop feature Bibi Laurie as speaker.
Location: 0288.03.67
Kinette Executive for 1975-76, 1975
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Kinette executive for 1975-76. Back L-R Diane Wold, Claire Kelly, Joan campbell, Betty Fulton. Barb Prevost. Seated: L-R Edwina crowther, Peggy Reynolds (President), Marilyn Montpetit.
Location: 0288.03.68
Kin Costume Party, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Kin costume party showing Joan and Rick Campbell and Ed and Joyce Boyce in costumes.
Location: 0288.03.69
Kinetes Help Santa, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Kinettes Peggy Reynolds and Betty Fulton assist Santa (Hank) at the Prairie Mall.
Location: 0288.03.70
Meals on Wheels, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Joan Campbell delivers Meals on Wheels, one of the service projects of the Kinettes.
Location: 0288.03.71
New Executive 1976-77, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
New Kinette executive for 1976-77 include Betty Fulton, president, Carol Edgar, secretary, Pat Kelly, Pat Kirton, Marlene Fitzsimmons, Gail Frey, Gail O’Connor.
Location: 0288.03.72
Valleyview Stag Sports Night, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Location: 0288.03.73
Stuffing Christmas Seals Envelopes, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10
Kinettes stuff envelopes for the T.B Christmas Seal Campaign. Clockwise L-R Gail O’Connor, Carol Bacon, Gail Frey, Dianne Wold, Carol Edgar, Marilyn Montpetit, Pat Kirton, Betty Fulton.
Location: 0288.03.74
Progressive Dinner, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Progressive dinner with Kinsmen, Sept., 1976
Location: 0288.03.75
Kin and Kinettes Installation, 1977
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Installation night for the Kismen and Kinettes, June 1977
Location: 0288.03.76
Twenty-first Birthday Party, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
At the Kinettes 21st birthday party Mae Adams, a charter member receives a corsage.
Location: 0288.03.77
Installation, June, 1978, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
New Kinette 1978-79 executive; Back L-R Fran Shotz, Brenda Orchuk, Carol Edgar, Anne Dickinson. Front: L-R Barb Prevost, Fern Kosik, Nikki Gaume, Marilyn Montpetit.
Location: 0288.03.78
Kinsmen and Kinettes with Trophies, 1979-80
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Kin group:L-R Tom Kirton, Nikki Gaume, John Cory (Kinsmen of the Year), Pat Kirton (Kinette of the Year), Gwen cory, Ron Yakimchuk
Location: 0288.03.79
Christmas Gift Wrap, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Kinettes operate a gift wrapping service in the Prairie Mall- Joy Nykiforuk, Claire Kelly, Scott Brownlee, Gloria Brownlee
Location: 0288.03.80
Election 1980, 1980
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
L-R (squatting) Sharon Hildebrand, Gloria Brownlee, Gail Frey, Laura Bachand. Standing L-R Fern Kosik, Trudy Koop, Pat Penrice, Lorraine Palmer, Claire Kelly, Lenora Weinbender, Brenda Orchuk.
Location: 0288.03.81
Kinettes Celebrate Christmas with Pioneer Lodge, 1959 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10
Kinettes celebrate christmas with residents of Pioneer Lodge. Second from left – Jean Lowe.
Location: 0288.03.82
Charter Night, 1957
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 9.5
Charter Night for the Kinette Club of Grande Prairie, March 6, 1957. Seated at the head table: Betty Barr, Bill Martin (D.D.G.), Fran Hite (Pres.), Sylvia Schultz, Willa Mitchell, Harvey Merryfield (Kinsmen Pres.). Seated at tables L-R: Shirley Adams, Beth Bennion, Viny Bessent, Lenore Eager, Pat Cepela, Joy Merryfield, Ina Moore. Muriel Rorem, Marge Toews Lois Groenig (guest), Marge MacTaggart, Irma Radbourne, Ena Stevenson, Enid Wagner, Jean Leslie, Margie Deane, Marion Leslie. (Not present – Phyllis Rodacker)
Location: 0288.03.83
Installation of Officers, 1957
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Installation of Officers at the Charter Night for the Kinette Club of Grande Prairie, March 6, 1957, in the Pagoda Room of Joe’s Corner Coffee Shop. L-R: Marion Leslie, director; Lenore Eager, director; Harvey Merryfield (Kinsmen Pres.); Fran Hite, president; Bill Martin (D.D.G.); Sylvia Schultz, secretary; Willa Mitchell, teasurer; Marge Toews, bulletin editor and director.
Location: 0288.03.84
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