#SickNotWeak Kitchen Party – A Virtual Hug for Central Nova Scotia

May 20, 2020

#SickNotWeak Kitchen Party – A Virtual Hug for Central Nova Scotia

(Truro, NS) – Online mental health organization #SickNotWeak announced today they will be hosting an virtual Kitchen Party this Saturday in support of all the folks in Nova Scotia and all they have been dealing with in recent weeks.

The event will be hosted by #SickNotWeak founder and media personality Michael Landsberg and feature a variety of guests including Premier Stephen McNeil, MP Lenore Zann, former Blue Jays GM and now Braves President Alex Anthopoulos, Sportsnet’s Arash Madani, hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser, actor Jonathan Torrens, musicians Charlie A’Court and Robb Nash, comedian Sean Cullen, magician Ian Stewart (who will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for “most beer bottles opened with a chainsaw” because, why not?) and local first responders from Colchester County. More guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

“While 2020 has pretty much sucked for everyone, its been particularly hard on folks in Nova Scotia,” Landsberg said. “The goal of #SickNotWeak is always to offer a different take on mental health – one that’s more real and less clinical. So hosting something for folks who have been through so much already this year was a no-brainer for us.”

Sponsored by the Bible Hill Kinsmen, the event will be free to attend online (hosted on #SickNotWeak’s website, Facebook and Twitter sites) and open to anyone who wants to attend.

“People around here need a great big virtual hug,” said Quinn McCarthy of the Bible Hill Kinsmen. “I’m really excited to see so many great people coming together to help people here in central Nova Scotia get through what has been a really tough year so far.”

“The last thing people need right now is some preachy, clinical mental health discussion,” Landsberg added. “#SickNotWeak doesn’t do that. We’re here to help people feel connected and supported.”

Since the start of 2020, Nova Scotia – and particularly Colchester County – have endured a number of unprecedented tragedies. Like the rest of the world, they are locked down with the covid19 pandemic but they have also had to deal with the Portapique mass shooting, the crash of an RCAF CH-148 Cyclone that claimed two local lives, the crash of an RCAF Snowbird that claimed the life of Capt. Jenn Casey (a Halifax native) as well as other local events. As a tight-knit, largely rural community, not being able to gather to properly grieve these events has been particularly hard. We hope that events like this will help people come together online.

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For more information, please contact:
Jamie Carroll
Email: jec79@me.com

7th Annual Great Trivia Challenge is another huge success

Thank you to everyone who supported the 7th Annual Great Trivia Challenge! Your contributions will help our club’s community initiatives, and the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation as they renovate their new facility. We hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Congratulations to repeat winner Medicine Shoppe After Dark!

Final results:
🥇 Medicine Shoppe After Dark – 87 points
🥈 Middle Age Stability – 86 points
🥉 Insane Trivia Posse – 85 points

 

Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill makes a historic donation

February 19th, 2020 – The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill is marking 100 years of Kin Canada in a big way. Club members have decided to make two large pledges, one of them the largest single donation in the 45-year history of the local club

The first is a gift of $100,000 over 10 years to the Douglas Street Recreation Centre in Truro. The funding will be used to help with the creation of additional green space, playground equipment and renovations to make the space more inviting to the general public. The second donation is a pledge of $25,000 over five years for the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation for the expansion of the Workshops’ space at the former Halliday’s building, now called Delaney House.

“We wanted to do something big to mark 100 years of Kin and help the community as much as possible,” said Club President Quinn McCarthy. “The pledge to Douglas Street Recreation Centre will allow for renovations and upgrades that can be enjoyed by everyone in the local area. The commitment to the Workshops Foundation will ensure an important community organization is able to get the space it sorely needs to expand its programming. It’ll mean a lot of work for our 25 members, but we believe it will have a large impact. These donations match up perfectly with Kin Canada’s motto of ‘serving the community’s greatest need.’”

The cheque to CCWF will be presented on Friday, February 21st at 12 pm (168 Arthur Street in Truro). A cheque will then be presented to Douglas Street Recreation Centre (40 Douglas Street) at 1 pm, with a flag-raising to follow to mark 100 years of Kin Canada. All are invited to attend.

For more information, please contact:

Quinn McCarthy
President
Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill
(902) 890-6330

Kin 100 Community Challenge

Do you (or your kids) have a great idea to help our community? We will help you fund it! Plus, your project qualifies for an additional $2500 to build on its success!

Email president@biblehillkinsmen.ca for more information.

*Kin 100 Community Challenge is limited to children/youth up to 21 years of age*

Happy Holidays from the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill

 

Happy Holidays from the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill!

We would like to thank you for supporting our annual Kinsmen Teddy Bear Toss with the Truro Jr. A Bearcats. During the November 30th game against the South Shore Lumberjacks, a record-breaking 341 teddy bears rained down on the ice after Bearcats winger Cole Julian scored 4:20 into the first period. All bears collected will be donated to children in Colchester County through the Christmas Index.

In addition to the Teddy Bear Toss, the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill also supports several families through the Christmas Index by purchasing toys and other gifts for under the tree, and boxes of food for a delicious holiday feast. The annual Christmas Index shopping trip is something our members look forward to – we get just as excited to play with the toys as the children who receive them!

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? Consider spending it with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Burton Cummings. Use promo code “KINSMEN” when you buy your tickets and $10 from each one sold will be donated to our club! Join us at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre to welcome 2020, and support our community’s greatest need. Visit www.biblehillkinsmen.ca for more information and a link to purchase tickets.

As 2019 comes to a close we have been reflecting on what an incredible year it has been for our club, and we owe it all to our community! We cannot thank you enough for supporting our community initiatives and fundraisers such as the Colchester Book Fair, the Kinsmen Kanteen at the NSPE, and The Great Trivia Challenge. The 2020 edition of The Great Trivia Challenge will be held on February 29th, and, due to the popularity of this event, we are anticipating yet another sell-out! Don’t miss your chance to play; more information on how to secure your team’s spot will be released in January.

The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, and all the best in the new year. Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Why not get more involved in your community? Join the Kinsmen Club; we meet on the first and third Thursday of the month, from September to June, at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. Visit one of our meetings, or email president@biblehillkinsmen.ca to learn more.

Tyler Granter is the Communications Director for the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill

See Burton Cummings and help the Kinsmen!

Spend NYE with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Burton Cummings!

Use promo code “kinsmen” when you buy your tickets and $10 from each one sold will be donated to our club! Join us at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre to welcome 2020, and support our community’s greatest need!

Tickets and additional information: https://bit.ly/2raZWVO

4th Annual Colchester Book Fair Coming Soon

Partner Charity: Colchester/East Hants Canadian Mental Health Association
 
Sale Dates: May 10, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., May 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Location: Truro Mall, 245 Robie St.
 
Collection Points:
Masstown Market
Trunk 2, Masstown
 
Sobeys
68 Robie St, Truro
985 Prince St, Truro
 
Truro Mall
245 Robie St, Truro
 
Feeds n Needs
50 Juniper St, Truro
 
Fundy Appliance
178 Pictou Rd, Bible Hill
 
Truro Farmers Market
15 Young St, Truro
 
For more information on the sale, or to ask a question, email bookfair@biblehillkinsmen.ca or call 902-895-4533 or visit facebook.com/bhkinsmen
 
Donations can include books, puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, and comic books. However, the book fair is unable to accept technical manuals, encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, VHS tapes, or Reader’s Digest Condensed Editions.