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.
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!
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We meet the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre.
The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill rented the rink, pool, and climbing wall at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre on February 19th to mark the National Day of KINdness. It also coincided with Heritage Day in Nova Scotia.
Thank you to everyone who came out for the afternoon and we hope you had a great time!
The 5th Annual Great Trivia Challenge is just days away and we can’t be more excited. More than 40 tables of eight people each will be at the Best Western Glengarry to test their knowledge of random facts and information. Proceeds of this event will go towards the Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre’s Girl Power summer camps, which offer empowerment activities, science experiments, recreation and physical activities, arts and crafts, and support for young women in our area.
Once again, the community has come out in a big way to support the event and for that we say thank you. From teams entered, to prizes donated for the silent auction, to a number of other ways to pitch in, you continue to make this a showcase event. We hope everyone involved has a great time this Saturday.
In conjunction with the Heritage Day holiday, our club was able to secure the Rath Eastlink Community Centre for an hour in honour of the National Day of KINdness. It sounded like one and all had a great time on February 19th, whether that was one the ice in the rink, in the pool, or making use of the climbing wall.
Capping off a busy month was a night of fun and fellowship at the Best Western Glengarry with the celebration of Founder’s Night. The evening marked the creation of our club and the 98 years since the founding of Kin Canada. One of our long-standing members, Glen MacKenzie, was presented with a Lifetime Membership award, which is the highest honour we can bestow. Caught off guard, and with his family sneaking in from around the province, the smile on his face spoke one thousand words. Glen’s commitment to the club and the community are something we gladly acknowledge, as we have with all past Lifetime Membership recipients, and look forward to his continued involvement as a member of the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill.
The Bible Hill Kinsmen’s partnership with the Truro Junior A Bearcats has continued once again this year with the Power Play Program. Now in its 16th year, the club donates $100 for each Bearcats home game and up that to $200 if the team scores a powerplay goal that night. A charity is chosen for each home game and they rotate throughout the season. The presentation of funds will be held in the pre-game ceremony on March 9th as Truro host Yarmouth.
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 email@example.com.
James Faulkner is Communications Director for the Bible Hill Kinsmen.
The club is busy getting everything ready for the 5th Annual Great Trivia Challenge. Can you believe it’s been five years? The event, one of our major fundraisers of the year, takes place Saturday, March 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Glengarry. Proceeds of this event will go towards the Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre’s Girl Power summer camps, which offer empowerment activities, science experiments, recreation and physical activities, arts and crafts, and support for young women in our area.
We anticipate another packed venue for Trivia Night, with a number of teams from last year’s event re-entering. However, there’s still room for more! Hundreds of people, in teams of eight, will compete to test their knowledge in sports, music, entertainment, and history, just to name a few topics! There will be lots of food, music, a cash bar, and a silent auction that will take place throughout the night.
The deadline to register is February 17th, at a cost of $300 per team. If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the start of December, the Bible Hill Kinsmen lost a key member of the club. Kevin Croft spent over 18 years as a Kinsmen member, involved in any and all events over the years, and was a tireless and dedicated volunteer. There aren’t enough words to express our deep sadness at his sudden passing, but again extend our sympathies to his friends and family. A moment of silence in his honour was held before the Truro Junior A Bearcats first home game in January.
The club isn’t quite as busy this month, which is a bit of a welcome pace given how crazy things can be in December, including the Christmas Index Program. We also held another successful New Year’s Eve dance at Bible Hill Junior High. Thank you to everyone who came out, who had a great night by all accounts! Earlier this month, members also attended a curling event in Moncton, which is one of the major events for all Kinsmen in the region for fellowship.
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 email@example.com.
James Faulkner in Communications Director for the Bible Hill Kinsmen
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! As we’re nearing the end of the year, it’s a good time to send out a few reminders.
First, our New Year’s Dance is coming up. The fun at Bible Hill Junior High starts at 9 p.m. on December 31st and runs until 1 a.m. on January 1st. Tickets are just $20 and are available at MacQuarries Pharmasave (Esplanade location) or from any member of the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill. TKG Entertainment is back for another year of music and more. You must be 19+ to attend. For more information or to order tickets call 902-895-4533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, tickets are still available for the Ultimate NHL Road Trip in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Tickets are only sold in Atlantic Canada and only 9,000 have been printed! For $10, you have a chance at the grand prize: three NHL games in three nights in 2018.
Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Montreal to face Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens on March 15th.
The Dallas Stars roll into Ottawa to face the Senators on March 16th.
The Canadiens head to Toronto to face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs.
The package includes round trip airfare from the closest major airport to the home team’s city, one night hotel stay in each city, game tickets, and $1,500 spending money. There are four other main prizes, in additional to one $50 gift card draw for each of the Atlantic provinces. Contact us at email@example.com.
Hello everyone from the Bible Hill Kinsmen! We’ve been very busy this fall, with preparations well underway for a number of projects and events.
Our members were once again on site at Civic Square on Truro for the Festival of Lights. Despite the weather not completely cooperating, it was a great night! Hot chocolate proved popular once again, as the never-ending line seemed to show. It was great to see so many people on hand that night, and especially the next evening as Santa took the usual route through the downtown.
The Bible Hill Kinsmen are partnered once again with the Truro Bearcats for the annual Teddy Bear Toss. With the World Junior A Challenge coming very soon, the Bearcats had their last home game of the calendar year on November 29th. A total of 259 teddy bears were collected by our members, and they (the teddy bears, not the Kinsmen) will be distributed through the Christmas Index Program.
You may also have noticed some signage around town for a New Year’s Dance this year at Bible Hill Junior High School. Last year’s smashing success has us excited to see what this year has in store. Big Dog 100.9’s Tyler Granter, also a member of our club, will serve as the DJ. Tickets are $20 per person and you must be at least 19 years of age to attend. The event will runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and please contact any of our members with any questions. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on the 5th Annual Great Trivia Challenge. There are some big plans in store, which we’ll soon reveal.
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 email@example.com.
James Faulkner is Communication Director for the Bible Hill Kinsmen.
The 2nd Annual Colchester Book Fair was a big success last month, and the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill was recently able to present a cheque for $2,000 to the Colchester East Hants VON, the main benefactor of the event. Kinsmen member Stephen Hamlin attended the group’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on the club’s behalf, and also received a Certificate of Recognition for the club from the VON.
The remaining money raised by the book fair will be distributed throughout the community to various groups and organizations supported by the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill.
May is nearly gone, and what a busy month it’s been for our club. Most of our attention went toward the 2nd Annual Colchester Book Fair. Held at the Truro Mall this year, the response from the community in the lead up to the event was overwhelming. Thank you to everyone who donated items. It was interesting to have books sold by weight instead of individual prices, but overall it made for some fantastic deals and a lot of happy book lovers! We were blown away by the lineup before the doors opened on the first day of the sale, and once again say thank you to everyone who stopped in.
Proceeds are going to the Colchester East Hants VON and other Kinsmen initiatives. We’ll release information on the donation to the local VON very soon.
The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill was honoured this past month to have a visit from Kin Canada National President James Doerr. A few of our members showed him around the area, pointing out some of the projects Kinsmen have contributed to over the years as well as local landmarks.
As a part of that visit, Truro Mayor Bill Mills joined Mr. Doerr and a handful of our members for the official unveiling of a sign in Victoria Park, recognizing the long history Kinsmen have in developments there. Currently, our club is in the middle of a five-year, $25,000 commitment for playground upgrades.
The play area was built by Kinsmen in 1952 with swings and other equipment. Modern facilities, such as the swimming pool, were built in 1959 with the support of a number of local groups. The Dr. Jim Vibert Trail, dedicated after the prominent Truro surgeon, was established by the Kinsmen in the 1970s.
More recently, the playground and baseball diamond saw major upgrades in 1994 and 2000, when washrooms and new playground equipment was installed. That work was partly funded by the Truro Kinsmen. A joint effort between the Kinsmen and the town led to the addition of the water spray park.
We’re looking at wrapping up our Kin year at the end of June, with a new executive elected ready to lead the way once our meetings resume in September. The club holds 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Faulkner is a member of the Bible Hill Kinsmen.