About The Nanaimo Kinsmen Beer Festival

Nanaimo Kinsmen Beer Festival is the Mid-Island’s largest celebration of local craft brews. All proceeds go to the Nanaimo Kinsmen in support of the community’s greatest need.

About Kin Canada

Kin Canada is an all-Canadian service organization made up of dedicated member volunteers who serve their community’s greatest need through hosting and sponsoring events and community service projects. Since its founding, Kin, Kinsmen and Kinette clubs across Canada have contributed more than $1 billion to Canadian communities and disaster relief programs beyond our borders.


Founded on February 20, 1920 by Hal Rogers in Hamilton, Ontario, Kin Canada clubs have impacted countless communities in Canada and beyond our borders. Our clubs have evolved and expanded, and now include both men and women aged 19 and up.


Kin Canada has close to 500 Kin, Kinsmen and Kinette clubs from coast-to-coast. Clubs typically raise more than $18 million per year; almost $1 million of this is donated to cystic fibrosis research and care, one of our national service projects.