On November 16th, we hosted an event that encouraged men to introduce other men to HSI. These are only highlights of what we do at each meeting. You will have to be there to really experience what our men get from these fires...

Men were kept warm by a roaring fire put on by Mr. Fretz.

One of our Leaders (Miller, left) is battling it out with a guest during Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Our Open House Event was lead by one of the Team Leads, Mr. Freeman.

Mr. Dwyer leading the Technology portion of the meeting.

Mr. Kettle talking about the importance of one of the many courses that change men's lives.

A big acknowledgement goes out to all the men who heard Dwyer's call for help and came out to Elliston Park to help the RCAC set up their pavilion for Globalfest. The response was once again overwhelming. Members of Invictus, Kings of Heart and SWAT showed up to make sure the Army Cadet pavilion was in tip-top shape for all to see. Thank you all that lent a hand and thanks to Morris for leading!

Pine Car Derby Acknowledgements!

The men who came and brought their families to our Pine Car Derby on the 23rd are grateful to the men who spent days or even weeks putting it all together just so we can see the excitement and sense of fun for not only themselves but especially for the young ones. We must extent BIG kudos to each and every man who gave up their time and energy for this event: Morris, Langille, Thibodeau, Woolley, Rogers, Dwyer, and Fretz for capturing the afternoon on his camera so all of you can see how much fun it truly was for all who attended and a BIG acknowledgement to the Weather Beings that made the day ideal for such an event. Thank you all!

A much delayed but important Thank-You to the production Team that put on the April/May 2022 Legacy Discovery Weekend:

Elwayns Ethan, Guchion Brian (Leadership team)

Production Team

Freemen James, Morris Chris, Nacu Brent, Dahl Steve, Lieffers Barry, McKinley Wade, Woolley Glenn, Carrillo Eric, Wojciechowski Gary, Iskander Chris, Langille Kevin, Rogers Gordon, Stuart Robert, Tony Fisher, Trevor Thibodeau

Without your hard work and unwavering dedication, the Weekend would not have happened! Thank you Gentlemen!

HSI would also like to extent a Big thank-you to the following men who successfully completed the Legacy weekend from April 30 to May 2nd:

Finnen, Barrymore

Lau, Edwin

Aber-Krusner, Natan

Brown, Jordan

Zeesman, Bernie

Estolatan, Cris

Orubor, Darren

Harmesynn, Turc

Moos, Fram

Hooper, Kevin

Dorion, Michael

De la Harpe, Charl

Fretz, Robert

Skaret, Warren

Austin, Dan

Dizon, Eric

Powers, Ron

Langelier, Paul

Miller, Robert

Diversity Statement

Mentor Discover Inspire (MDI) is a global organization of honourable men. We are committed to being an organization as diverse as humanity itself.

For MDI, diversity and inclusion are a matter of commitment and honour. MDI men are bound by honour to defend humanity in all of it’s rich diversity. That starts with making a welcome seat at our table for honourable men from all walks of life.

We are committed to being an organization for whom diversity and inclusion are reflexes, not future plans. That will take action and commitment but first it will take a stand.

MDI extends a warm welcome to all honourable adult men of good-will without regard to race, age, ethnicity, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religion, politics, national origin, or disability.

And, in acknowledgement of the implicit bias all men wrestle with, we offer this accommodation,

For Men who are willing to do what it takes to overcome their own racism, bigotry, or bias, MDI is a place to learn how, but Men who don’t want to overcome racism and bigotry have no place in MDI.

Learn more at www.mentordiscoverinspire.org

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Legacy Magazine : https://www.mentordiscoverinspire.org/magazine/

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Asking for Help…

Is this learning how to delegate, or Leadership?

We are Generally poor at asking for help. Can we be better? Recently an HSI Team reviewed the idea of Help and was able to better understand what the implications of asking for Help, receiving Help and being of actual service to others is all about.

Asking for help is all about leadership... right?

  1. Asking for help focuses a man to his priorities,

  2. Focuses him on locating his current resources (as he sees them)

  3. Focuses his accurate scope and description of the objective for clarity

  4. It suppresses the prideful instinct to be perfect and “enough”

  5. It enhances the opportunity to become more than before

  6. Requires a Man to be Supportable

  7. How would a man who could delegate do this?

Receiving Help

  1. Focuses on coordination, communication, leadership and compromise (empathy)

  2. Acknowledges gaps in efficiency and expertise are smaller than originally thought

  3. Humbles without degrading

  4. Allows a man to realistically imagine goals that are far greater than his own capacity. Dream Big

  5. Enhances purpose focused connections

  6. Test a man’s Supportability

Being of “service” to others

  1. Recognition of the job at hand required. If you have to interrogate to engage you have failed to be of service

  2. Offer help by positive statement not interrogative question

  3. Requires a Sympathetic context to be effective.

  4. Requires leadership to know and acknowledge boundaries

  5. Should not be a prideful ego driven motive

  6. Cannot happen without a man being Supportable.

The discussion was much more in depth but worth having… How do you and your Team Rate on HELP.

Mentor Discover Inspire

MDI Mission: To cause greatness by mentoring men to live with excellence and, as mature masculine leaders, create successful families, careers and communities.

MDI Vision: A world where Honor, Selflessness, Commitment, Integrity, Training, and Learning give men the wisdom and courage to serve all men, women, and children for the betterment of humanity.

MDI is an international organization spanning groups from coast to coast in North America. Additionally, several members meet via video conference worldwide.

The Alberta Division is called Head Smashed In (HSI) and is 50+ strong in Calgary, spread over 5 teams of 6 to 10 men on average. We meet at our teams weekly around a fire. Once a month we all come together as a division. Location is generally Edworthy Park. Besides supporting each other we create and live the vision we want for ourselves...We have FUN! This group is open to all Men 18 and over.

MDI Announcements

Team Leader Training has been rescheduled for October

Our next Town Hall is on October 27th