The Great Trivia Challenge Returns!

It’s that time to register your team of 8 for the Bible Hill Kinsmen’s Great Trivia Challenge! We are now into our 6th year and are planning another fun night of trivia, food and prizes to take place on Saturday, March 2nd 2019! We continue to support The Lotus Centre’s Girl Power Camp and other community projects supported by the Bible Hill Kinsmen.

For more information or to register your team, please contact: Mark Thibedeau at trivia@biblehillkinsmen.ca

Sign up deadline is February 16th, 2019

Book now as space is limited.

Kinsmen Report: December 2018

Season’s greetings, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays everyone! The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill is as busy as ever, with a lot of projects underway and more in the works for 2019.

The Truro Bearcats partnered with our club for the 6th annual Teddy Bear Toss on December 2nd. The Bearcats scored early in the game against the Miramichi Timberwolves, and 319 stuffed animals were tossed on the ice! That’s a record, and means nearly 1,500 have been collected at the event over the last six years. Once again, the stuffed animals will be distributed through the local Christmas Index Program.

Speaking of the Christmas Index Program, our members were at Wal-Mart this week to do some shopping. We’ve been lucky enough through your continued support to be able to expand the number of families we help each year. As Christmas gets a little bit closer, we’ll deliver the gifts to the selected families, and ensure they have groceries as well. It’s a project our club looks forward to the most each year. Not only is it a perfect way to give back to the community around the holiday season, but it’s also a great night of fellowship.

Brittany Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Atlantic Region with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and Bible Hill Kinsmen President John Spears.

At our most recent meeting, Brittany Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Atlantic Region with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, spoke with our club. Kin Canada is a proud national partner of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Each year Kinsmen and Kinettes host a variety of fundraising and awareness-building activities in support of the battle against cystic fibrosis. Since 1964, Kin members have raised more than $45 million for cystic fibrosis research and patient care. The Kinsmen Club in Bible Hill supports this cause in a number of ways, including through the Powerplay Program with the Truro Bearcats. Smith presented Club President John Spears with a Certificate of Appreciation for our “outstanding dedication and commitment in the fight to end cystic fibrosis.”

Another way our club supports Cystic Fibrosis Canada is through the Ultimate NHL Road. This is an annual fundraiser, and the grand prize will send you and a guest to three NHL games in three nights: Pittsburgh at Montreal on March 15th, Dallas at Ottawa on March 16th, and Montreal at Toronto on March 17th. Tickets are just $10, are only sold in Atlantic Canada, and just 9,000 have been printed! Contact us on Facebook or by email at info@biblehillkinsmen.ca for tickets, or contact one of our members.

If you’ve been around Downtown Truro, you’ve probably noticed we still have two KINdness Meters up and running at the Farmer’s Market and by the Marigold Cultural Centre. These parking meters will gladly gobble up your loose change! Money raised is used in a variety of our initiatives throughout the course of the year.

We’re also preparing for our annual New Year’s Eve Dance at Bible Hill Junior High School. DJ Harv will be the entertainment, with a 9 p.m. start time. There’s also a cash bar, and attendees must be 19+. Tickets are $25 each and are available from any of our club’s members or by emailing newyearsdance@biblehillkinsmen.ca. They’re also available at MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade.

Finally, there are a few rumblings about our annual Trivia Night. Expect news on this early in the New Year, but it’s never too late to start putting your team of eight together so you can grab a table as soon as they’re available! For details, email trivia@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

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.

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

Kinsmen go shopping for the local Christmas Index Program

Our members were at Wal-Mart last night to do some shopping for the  local Christmas Index Program. We’ve been lucky enough through your continued support to be able to expand the number of families we help each year.

As Christmas gets a little bit closer, we’ll deliver the gifts to the selected families, and ensure they have groceries as well. It’s a project our club looks forward to the most each year. Not only is it a perfect way to give back to the community around the holiday season, but it’s also a great night of fellowship.

Bible Hill Kinsmen honoured by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Brittany Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Atlantic Region with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and Bible Hill Kinsmen President John Spears.

At our most recent meeting, Brittany Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Atlantic Region with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, spoke with our club. Kin Canada is a proud national partner of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.  Smith presented Club President John Spears with a Certificate of Appreciation for our “outstanding dedication and commitment in the fight to end cystic fibrosis.”

Each year Kinsmen and Kinettes host a variety of fundraising and awareness-building activities in support of the battle against cystic fibrosis. Since 1964, Kin members have raised more than $45 million for cystic fibrosis research and patient care. The Kinsmen Club in Bible Hill supports this cause in a number of ways, including through the Powerplay Program with the Truro Bearcats. 

Another way our club supports Cystic Fibrosis Canada is through the Ultimate NHL Road. This is an annual fundraiser, and the grand prize will send you and a guest to three NHL games in three nights: Pittsburgh at Montreal on March 15th, Dallas at Ottawa on March 16th, and Montreal at Toronto on March 17th. Tickets are just $10, are only sold in Atlantic Canada, and just 9,000 have been printed! Contact us on Facebook or by email at info@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

2018 Teddy Bear Toss

The Bible Hill Kinsmen were on hand tonight for the 6th Annual Teddy Bear Toss, in partnership with the Truro Jr. A Bearcats. Truro scored early in the game against the Miramichi Timberwolves, and 319 stuffed animals were tossed on the ice! That’s a record and means nearly 1,500 have been collected at the event over the last six years. Once again, the stuffed animals will be distributed through the local Christmas Index Program. Thank you for taking part, and watch all of the fun below!

Kinsmen Report: November 2018

Hello everyone from the Bible Hill Kinsmen! We’re midway through November and our members are busy planning a number of events as 2019 is just on the horizon.

On Thursday, the club is hosting an open house and Buddy Night. It’s a chance for anyone who has an interest in joining the Kinsmen to get a closer look at what we do and meet members of the club. Our meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. For this night, we’ll be on hand at 6 p.m. and if you’re interested in joining us send an email to president@biblehillkinsmen.com.

The Truro Festival of Lights is on Friday, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Civic Square. The Bible Hill Kinsmen will be on hand once again serving hot chocolate, courtesy of Sobeys, and handing out candy canes.

Tickets are now available for the Ultimate NHL Road Trip in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. This is an annual fundraiser, and the grand prize will send you and a guest to three NHL games in three nights: Pittsburgh at Montreal on March 15th, Dallas at Ottawa on March 16th, and Montreal at Toronto on March 17th. Tickets are just $10, are only sold in Atlantic Canada, and just 9,000 have been printed! Contact us on Facebook or by email at info@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

As we look into next month, the annual Teddy Bear Toss will be held Sunday, December 2nd at 2 p.m. as the Truro Bearcats face the Miramichi Timberwolves at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Over the five years of this event, a partnership between our Kinsmen club and the Bearcats, more than 1,200 teddy bears have been donated. The Teddy Bear Toss is held in support of the Colchester Christmas Index Program. Come out and root for the Bearcats, but don’t forget to bring a few teddy bears in plastic bags to throw on the ice when the home team scores!

And the Kinsmen will be hosting their New Year’s Eve Dance at Bible Hill Junior High School. DJ Harv will be the entertainment, with a 9 p.m. start time. There’s also a cash bar, and attendees must be 19+. Tickets are $25 each and are available from any of our club’s members or by emailing newyearsdance@biblehillkinsmen.ca. They’re also available at MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade. Don’t wait to grab your tickets and we can’t wait to ring in 2019 with you!

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

2018-19 Ultimate NHL Road Trip

The Ultimate NHL Road Trip is back! These tickets are only available in Atlantic Canada. The grand prize winner will see three NHL games in three nights, along with airfare and some spending money. It’s a great stocking stuffer and a great cause, in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada!

All members of the Bible Hill Kinsmen have tickets to sell. They’re also available at Century Hyundai (Ask for John or Quinn), and at the customer service desk at Sobeys on Robie Street. Our members will also be at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre during the Truro Bearcats/Pictou County Weeks Crushers game on November 3rd selling tickets. You can also contact president@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

Kinsmen Report: September 2018

Hello everyone!

September is here, which means the Bible Hill Kinsmen are planning out our 44th year as a club. Life member John Spears will serve his third term as club president this year. Between projects big and small, where we’d like some of our donations to go, planning large Kinsmen gatherings in the area, and other volunteer work, the 2018-19 Kin year is shaping up to be a busy one.

Thank you to everyone who stopped in at the Kanteen during the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition. Whether it was a meal, a slice of pizza, or just a drink, our members were once again happy to serve. The Kanteen reopened during the Colchester Highland Games and Gathering.

It was a on a somber note that we dedicated a piece of the Kanteen to a member we lost too soon. We’ve spoken about Kevin Croft a lot in the past year, following his untimely death in late 2017. He was an integral part of our club, and during the Exhibition he would set up shop at the grill for the week.

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.

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

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.

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