Kinsmen Community Scavenger Hunt

We’ve all been a little cooped up over the last year, but now that the warmer weather is on the way the Bible Hill Kinsmen offer you a chance to get outside and have some fun – the Kinsmen Community Scavenger Hunt!

Teams of 4 with members of all ages will hop in the car and cruise around town searching for items on the Scavenger Hunt list. Items will be all shapes and sizes, ranging from common to quite unique. Each item will be worth a designated number of points, and the team with the highest score wins! This will not be a timed event, but once you arrive at the final checkpoint your score will be final and you will not be able to continue your search.

Registration is $40 per team. For more information, or to register, email or call (902) 957-2754. The registration form can be downloaded here.

**Participation is subject to certain terms and conditions. Play at own risk.**

#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

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


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 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 to learn more.

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

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
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 or call 902-895-4533 or visit
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.

Bible Hill Kinsmen Power Play Program Presentations

The Bible Hill Kinsmen were on hand at the Truro Bearcats game against the Amherst Ramblers on March 9th to present the results of the 2018-19 Bible Hill Kinsmen Power Play Program.

This year, the Kinsmen are donating $4,300 to seven charities: CEC Scholarship Fund, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – N.S. Chapter, Colchester Food Bank, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, Truro Boys and Girls Club, Multiple Sclerosis Society (Atlantic Division), and Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Scotia Chapter.

In the 17 years of the program, the Bible Hill Kinsmen, in partnership with the Truro Bearcats, has donated $79,800.

Great Trivia Challenge donation made to The Lotus Centre

The Bible Hill Kinsmen attended the 2019 International Women’s Day luncheon at the Best Western Glengarry today, where the club made its donation to The Lotus Centre from the proceeds of last weekend’s Great Trivia Challenge.

This is the second year the club has supported the Lotus Centre, with funds going towards the summer Girl Power camps.

Thank you to EVERYONE who supported our Great Trivia Challenge in some way. The rest of the funds will go into various Kinsmen initiatives in the local area.

The 6th Annual Great Trivia Challenge is in the books!

The 6th Annual Great Trivia Challenge is in the book and what a night it was! Thank you to everyone who took part last night, and to those who supported the event through other means like donations for the silent auction, balloon pop prize and so much more. The Best Western Glengarry was packed with trivia buffs from across the region, once again supporting the Lotus Centre and their Girl Power Camps. We’ll have an announcement on our donation in the near future.

Before we get to the winners, what would the evening be without a balloon pop?

At the end of the evening, there were a few prizes to dish out. The Einstein Award for the last place team went to Sobeys Robie #2, pictured with Trivia Night committee members Andrew St. Coeur (left) and Mark Thibedeau (right).

Third place went to Burchell MacDougall, with 74 points.

After ten rounds and 100 questions, did we have a winner? Well, it took a tiebreaker! Insane Trivia Posse and AutoChoice tied with 77 correct answers. In the end, AutoChoice picked up the win!

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Ultimate NHL Road Trip Winners!

Thank you to everyone that bought a ticket to support the Ultimate NHL Road Trip, here is a list of our lucky winners!

Grand Prize: Darren Eastman, Gander Bay, NL
2nd Prize (MacKinnon Package): Tina Chiasson, Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL
3rd Prize (McDonald’s gift card): Paul Green, Victoria, NL
4th Prize (Cineplex gift card): Brenda Bond, Kennetcook, NS
5th Mike Kerr (Irving Gift card): Mike Kerr, NS

NS Prize: Troy Thompson, Amherst
PEI Prize: Michael Larter, O’Leary
NB Prize: Claudie Michaud, Val d’Amour
NL Prize: Gordie Williams, Salmon Cove