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 www.biblehillkinsmen.ca 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 email@example.com to learn more.
Tyler Granter is the Communications Director for the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill
Spend NYE 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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Big news! Cards are now available in the Truro/Bible Hill area for Kinsmen TV Bingo at the Robie Street Sobeys, Kennedy’s Variety and Deli in Bible Hill, and MacQuarries Pharmasave in Truro, Bible Hill, and Brookfield.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
James Faulkner is the Communications Director for the Bible Hill Kinsmen.