Kinsmen Report: April

The Bible Hill Kinsmen recently presented a $6,000 cheque to the We Care About Cancer Fund earlier this month.

The proceeds came from the Great Trivia Challenge, which was held in February. Thanks to everyone who came out for that event and supported this great cause. The rest of the money raised from that event will be distributed by the Kinsmen through our various initiatives in the community.

April is rolling on and spring has finally arrived. That means it’s time to look ahead to the annual Kinsmen pork chop dinner. It will be held May 19 at the Bible Hill Village Hall from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All Kinsmen members have tickets or you can email The pork chops are from Ebbett’s Meadow Brook Farm Market in Tatamagouche. The dinner also includes a baked potato, coleslaw, a roll and piece of pie.

We’d also like to say thank you for your continued support of the kindness meters in downtown Truro. It’s been a huge success so far and we will soon be looking at switching recipients of the money which you’re generously donating in these meters.

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

James Faulkner is a member of the Bible Hill Kinsmen

Bible Hill Kinsmen, NovelTea Bookstore Cafe partner for the 1st Annual Colchester Book Fair

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April 22, 2016 – Book Lovers Rejoice! The Bible Hill Kinsmen, in partnership with NovelTea Bookstore Café, are proud to continue a decade’s long community tradition and will be hosting a book fair this Spring. On June 3rd and 4th, the 1st Annual Colchester Book Fair will assume the annual book sale that was previously run by the Canadian Federation of University Women. Proceeds from the event will support the Colchester East Hants Library Foundation and other Kinsmen community projects.

“Members of our club were very excited to hear that a worthy organization like the Kinsmen has stepped forward to carry on the fundraising legacy of CFUW Truro,” said Corinne Cameron, local CFUW member. “It is fitting that we pass the sale to a group that values literacy and supports charities and organizations that enrich our community.”

With the recent news of the sale discontinuing after 51 years in the community, NovelTea Bookstore Café owner, Jeremy DeVito knew this was something that needed to live on in the community.

“I felt strongly that NovelTea should step up to the challenge of continuing the tradition from which we have benefited and received such enjoyment in the past,” said DeVito. “We’re proud to partner with a community-minded organization like the Bible Hill Kinsmen on this event.”

The sale will continue to be a two-day event. It will take place on Friday, June 3rd, from 6 to 9 pm, and again on Saturday, June 4th, from 9 am to 4 pm. It has relocated to the Eagles Landing Building at 510 Prince Street (former MacQuarries Pharmasave location).

“As with so many of our other events, we wouldn’t be successful without the support of the local community,” said Drew Douglas, President of the Bible Hill Kinsmen. “In the weeks leading up to the event, we’re asking the public to donate their books, comic books, games, puzzles, DVDs and CD’s and records at one of our six dropoff locations around town.”

A complete list of drop off locations and other details on the resurrected book fair can be found by visiting or


For media inquiries:

Quinn McCarthy
Bible Hill Kinsmen
(902) 890-6330

Drop off locations for donations:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
310 Prince St.

NovelTea Bookstore Cafe
3 Pleasant St.

Century Hyundai
138 Main St
Bible Hill
Ask for Quinn

Shur Gain Feeds n Needs
464 Willow Street

Fundy Appliance
178 Pictou Rd
Bible Hill

68 Robie Street
Fundy Trail Mall

Contact Number for Large Lot Pickups: 902-956-3319
Contact Number for Information: 902-897-6575
Contact Email for Information:

Pork Chop Dinner Tickets Available

It’s that time of year again! Our annual pork chop dinner will be held on May 19th at the Bible Hill Village Hall. All Kinsmen members have tickets available, or you can email

The pork chops themselves are from Ebbett’s Meadow Brook Farm Market in Tatamagouche.

You can get all this food for only $10, and you get to help us in our efforts to help the community’s greatest needs!

Trivia Night Cheque Presentation

Due to the money recently raised at the Great Trivia Challenge, we were able to present a cheque for $6,000 to the We Care About Cancer Fund.

In this photo are (Left to right) A.J. Cunningham from the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation, Geoff Hamlin from the Bible Hill Kinsmen, Raj Makkar, Chemotherapy Manager and representing the We Care about Cancer Fund, Cancer Patient Navigator Darlene Holmes and Bible Hill Kinsmen Life Member Ken Wynn.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Challenge and supported this great cause!