Donations!

The Bible Hill Kinsmen recently presented the Slate Youth Centre with a donation of $3,000 as part of the proceeds from the 3rd Annual Colchester Book Fair. The group was our partner this year and helped make the event another huge success.

Pictured, from left to right, are Slate Youth Centre Director Crystal Crossan-Zak, Tanner Altenkirk, Emma Crossan, Peter Altenkirk, and Kinsmen Book Fair Committee Chair Stephen Hamlin.


Also, as our kin year has come to an end, we’ve also made a number of other contributions to other local groups for various initiatives set out by the club:

  • Bible Hill Canada Day Committee – $500
  • CEC Safe Grad Committee – $1,000
  • Challenger Baseball Program – $500
  • Hal Rogers Endowment Fund – $500
  • MS Supercities Walk – $1,000
  • Truro Homeless Outreach Society – $1,000
  • Slate Youth Centre – $3,000
  • Truro Boys & Girls Club – $1,500

In all, that puts our donations in 2017-18 at $34,980! Again, we thank you, the community, for supporting our events throughout the year and helping to ensure we meet our objective of “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need”.

Kinsmen Report: June 2018

2018 MS Walk at Douglas Street Recreation Centre.

The current Kin year has come to an end with a number of events and activities for members of the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill over the past two months.

Our annual pork chop dinner was held at the end of April, and is a fun event for our members. We appreciate your continued support and appreciate all of the feedback. It sounds like everyone enjoyed their meal!

Then, of course, we get to the 3rd Annual Colchester Book Fair. With generous donations from the community and a partnership this year with the Slate Youth Centre, we were able to transform a room in the Truro Mall into a haven for booklovers. A lot of preparation goes into this event, but it’s worth it to see the community come out in search of some good reading material. Whether it was just a handful or a few bags, it’s fair to say a lot of people walked away happy.

We were called upon to help with the MS Walk in Truro on May 27th at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. From all accounts, the event was one of the most successful in our area, and we were once again proud to be able to lend a hand.

The Thrill of the Grill Eggfest was held on June 16th in Upper Onslow, presented by Warmth by Design. Our members were on hand running a beer tent, and also held a 50/50 draw.

Kinsmen and Kinettes from across the region converged on Acadia University in Wolfville earlier this month for our annual District Convention. It’s a chance to meet like-minded community volunteers from other clubs, set goals and a vision for the future of District 7 (which our club is part of), and of course enjoy the fellowship that comes along with it.

The Sackville Kinsmen/K-40 hosted the Annual District 7 Golf Tournament just last weekend at the Debert Golf Club. The Bible Hill Kinsmen sent five members, and while we didn’t win, it was a great afternoon of golf and fellowship. This is just one of the regional events held throughout the year.

With all of that said, we do have a few announcements coming and donations to give out. Stay tuned for those.

And as another kin year comes to an end, we look ahead to 2018-19, which means meetings starting again in September. To that end, the club held elections for a new executive. John Spears will serve as president for the third time. The rest of the executive is as follows, and congratulations to each:

  • Vice-president: Mark Thibedeau
  • Secretary: Glen MacKenzie
  • Bulletin Editor: Stephen Hamlin
  • Treasurer: Allison MacDonald
  • Registrar: Drew MacGregor
  • Risk Manager: Brent Pettis
  • Membership and Awards Director: Geoff Hamlin
  • Communications Director: James Faulkner

The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill meets on the first and third Thursday of the month, from September to June, at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. If you’re interested in joining us for a meeting, or would like more information, email president@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

2018 Truro MS Walk

The 2018 MS Walk in Truro is coming up this weekend and the Bible Hill Kinsmen will once again be involved on-site. The event runs on Saturday, May 27th at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. Check-in time is at 10 a.m., with a start time of 11 a.m.

Dozens of people take part in this event each year, and thousands upon thousands of dollars raised for MS research happening right here in Canada.

Kinsmen Report: April 2018

Hello from the Bible Hill Kinsmen! April is flying by and we’re excited about a pair of big events coming up.

The first is our annual pork chop dinner. Tickets are $10 and the meal includes a pork chop (obviously) and a baked potato, as well as coleslaw, a roll, and a slice of apple pie. The dinner is pick-up only, and will be available at the Bible Hill Village Hall on Pictou Road from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 4th. For more information or for tickets, contact one of our members, email porkchop@biblehillkinsmen.ca, or call 902-957-2754.

We’re also very busy getting ready for the 3rd Annual Colchester Book Fair during Mother’s Day weekend. The two-day sale will be held at May 11th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on May 12th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., both days at the Truro Mall, in a space near the lotto booth. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Slate Youth Centre, as well as local groups and organizations supported by the Kinsmen.

Donations have come from a number of places. From estates, to businesses, to people bringing a few boxes at a time to the various drop-off locations around the area, it’s incredible to see how such a large, empty area with tables lined up turns into a packed space. Books will be sold by weight again this year, with hard and soft covers priced separately.

There are seven drop-off locations for this year’s sale: Masstown Market, Sobeys on Prince St and Robie St in Truro, the book fair location at the Truro Mall, Shur Gain Feeds ‘n Needs, Fundy Appliance in Bible Hill, the Truro Farmer’s Market, and Slate Youth Centre. 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.

For more information on the sale, or to ask a question, email bookfair@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

We’d love to see you at one of our meetings. The Bible Hill Kinsmen hold meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month, from September to June, at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. If you’re interested in joining us for a meeting, or would like more information, email president@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

James Faulkner is the Communications Director for the Bible Hill Kinsmen.

3rd Annual Colchester Book Fair Coming Soon

Book Lovers Rejoice! Preparations are well underway for the 3rd Annual Colchester Book Fair. Proceeds from this event will go to Slate Youth Centre and local groups and organizations supported by the Bible Hill Kinsmen. The two-day sale will be held at the Truro Mall this year, and have a number of collection points throughout the area.

Dates:
May 11, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 12, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Truro Mall, 245 Robie St., Truro

What we’re collecting:
Books, Puzzles, Games, DVD’s, CD’s, Vinyl, and Comic Books

We appreciate donations but are unable to accept:
Technical Manuals, Encyclopedias, Textbooks, Magazines, VHS Tapes, or Reader’s Digest Condensed Editions

Contact Info:
bookfair@biblehillkinsmen.ca
902-895-4533

Collection Points:
Masstown Market
Trunk 2, Masstown

Sobeys
68 Robie St. Truro
985 Prince St., Truro

Truro Mall
245 Robie St. Truro (Box near the Lotto Booth) 

Shur Gain Feeds ‘n Needs
50 Juniper St., Truro

Fundy Appliance
178 Pictou Rd., Bible Hill

Truro Farmers Market
15 Young St., Truro
 
Slate Youth Centre
883 Prince St., Truro

Annual Pork Chop Dinner

The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill is once again preparing for the annual pork chop dinner. Tickets are $10 and the meal includes a pork chop (obviously) and a baked potato, as well as coleslaw, a roll, and a slice of apple pie.

The dinner is pickup only at the Bible Hill Village Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 4th. Our members have tickets available, or call 902-957-2754.

2018 Great Trivia Challenge Donation

From left to right: Kinsmen members Allison MacDonald, Perry Kohler, and project Chair Mark Thibedeau, CNWRC Executive Director Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, Kinsmen Peter Taylor and Brent Pettis, and CNWRC Office Manager Michaela MacLachlan.

The 5th Annual Great Trivia Challenge was a huge success earlier this month, and today the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill presented a cheque to this year’s major recipient: the Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre (CNWRC). These proceeds are targeted for the Girl Power Summer Camps.

On hand for the donation were (from left to right): Kinsmen members Allison MacDonald, Perry Kohler, and project Chair Mark Thibedeau, CNWRC Executive Director Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, Kinsmen Peter Taylor and Brent Pettis, and CNWRC Office Manager Michaela MacLachlan.

As anyone who attended the event can attest, the volunteers from the CNWRC were a huge part of the evening and ensured we were able to have our most successful trivia night to date. Thank you for all of your support.

The rest of this year’s proceeds will be distributed back into the community through various Kinsmen initiatives.

5th Annual Great Trivia Challenge

With 44 tables sold, this year’s Great Trivia Challenge at the Best Western Glengarry was the biggest in the event’s five-year history! We can do all the planning in the world, but the continued support of the community makes nights like last night such a smashing success. The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill says it a lot, but that you so much to everyone who bought a table, donated a prize for the silent auction, volunteered to help, took a chance on the 50/50 and balloon pop, and everything in-between. We hope everyone had a lot of fun and we can’t wait to see you back again next year!

The Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre were this year’s major recipient from the Great Trivia Challenge, and thank you to them for the number of volunteers they brought to help out. Their proceeds are targeted for the Girl Power Summer Camps, with the rest being distributed back into the community through various Kinsmen initiatives.

So what about the top teams? Well, as announced at the end of the night, The Pen Is Mightier finished 3rd with 87 points. The HR Hellraisers followed up a 2nd place finish at least year’s event with another 2nd place outing at 88 points. But then the controversy started! The Insane Trivia Posse had 92 points, but unfortunately they were skipped over somehow in the final tally. So that bumps The Pen is Mightier to 4th and the HR Hellraisers to 3rd. Our apologies to the team that they didn’t get their announced moment in the sun, but they did get a team picture, which we’ve added to the gallery below. The trivia team spoke with them afterward and we’ll make it up to them.

That brings us to the winning team. With a whopping 97 questions answered correctly (they only got THREE wrong!?), it’s the Ice Hogs! They finally won the event after a 2nd place finish last year and 3rd place in 2016. Congratulations!

The Ice Hogs are the winners of the 5th Annual Great Trivia Challenge!

We had another fantastic night putting on the Great Trivia Challenge and hope you did as well. If you have any feedback on the evening, we’d love to hear from you. Email trivia@biblehillkinsmen.ca. If you attended last night and wonder what it’s like to be a member of the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill, contact a Kinsmen member you know or feel free to either attend one of our meetings or email us at info@biblehillkinsmen.ca. We meet the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre.