2016 Great Trivia Challenge

The Bible Hill Kinsmen hosted our 3rd Annual Great Trivia Challenge at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro last night.  A total of 43 teams took part to help raise money for the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation’s “We Care About Cancer” fund and other community groups supported by the Kinsmen.

Each of the ten rounds consisted of ten questions. At the end of the night,  Captain Crunch and the Cereal Killers were declared this year’s winners. The team was entered by the New Glasgow Kinsmen, showing the great support our clubs lend each other throughout the year. They had 95 correct answer, edging The Ice Hogs who had 94, and the Smartie Pints who had 92.

Thank you to everyone who took part and supported our event, either by entering a team, through donations to our silent auction and balloon pop, or other efforts. Your help makes this a very special night for all of us.

Photos of each of the Top 3 teams are below, taken with current Bible Hill Kinsmen President Drew Douglas (far left) and Trivia Night Chairman Geoff Hamlin (far right).

Captain Crunch & Cereal Killers (1st)Winners: Captain Crunch and the Cereal Killers

The Ice Hogs (2nd)2nd Place: The Ice Hogs

The Smartie Pints (3rd)3rd Place: The Smartie Pints

Kinsmen Report: February

Hello once again from the Bible Hill Kinsmen!

It’s almost here and we’re very excited to be hosting the 3rd Annual Great Trivia Challenge. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it’s “all hand’s on deck” for the Bible Hill Kinsmen as we get this event up and running. So mark this date on your calendar: Saturday, February 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Glengarry. There are still a few tables left, so get a team together for a wonderful night of fun and a chance to win some great prizes. This year proceeds will go to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation’s “We Care about Cancer Fund” and other community projects. Put on your thinking caps and come and join us! For more information, contact Geoff Hamlin at trivia@biblehillkinsmen.ca

While that’s our big event for this month, we’re never idle. The National Day of KINdness is Sunday, February 21st. The Kinsmen are holding an open skate and swim from 3 to 4 p.m. that day at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Whether you want to strap on your skates, or take a dip in the pool, come on out and enjoy!

We are still running the KINdness meters located throughout downtown Truro, and we’d like to thank all those that took the time to deposit their loose change in helping us support all of our initiatives. We are always “serving the communities greatest needs”.

If you are interested in joining the Bible Hill Kinsmen we 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. We’d love to see you there. If you’re interested in joining us for a meeting, or would like more information, email president@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

Fernando Afonso is a member of the Bible Hill Kinsmen

Kinsmen Report: January

Hello once again from the Bible Hill Kinsmen!

The club is busy getting everything ready for the 3rd Annual Great Trivia Challenge. The event, one of our major fundraisers of the year, takes place February 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Glengarry. Proceeds of this event will go towards the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation’s “We Care About Cancer Fund” and other community projects.

We anticipate having 40 teams competing against each other and testing their knowledge in sports, music, entertainment, history, and more! There will be lots of food, music, a cash bar, and a silent auction that will take place throughout the night.

Quite a few teams from last year have re-entered, but there is still room for more. If you’d like to submit a team of eight people for the event, at a cost of $300 per team, email us at trivia@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

On a more somber note, Kinsmen past and present mourned the loss of Terry Hunt last month. A Past-President of the Bible Hill Kinsmen themselves, Terry was a giant in the community both literally and figuratively. He was well-respected in the community and through Kin for his tireless dedication to volunteerism and promoting the area and region. As a member of the Kinsmen, Terry was also a part of a number of executive committees, and took part in zone and business meetings. He was always willing to help the club however he could, and our community has lost a great ambassador. His passing was especially felt in the club as our current President, Drew Douglas, is his nephew.

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. We’d love to see you there. If you’re interested in joining us for a meeting, or would like more information, email president@biblehillkinsmen.ca.

James Faulkner is a member of the Bible Hill Kinsmen