Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill makes a historic donation

February 19th, 2020 – The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill is marking 100 years of Kin Canada in a big way. Club members have decided to make two large pledges, one of them the largest single donation in the 45-year history of the local club

The first is a gift of $100,000 over 10 years to the Douglas Street Recreation Centre in Truro. The funding will be used to help with the creation of additional green space, playground equipment and renovations to make the space more inviting to the general public. The second donation is a pledge of $25,000 over five years for the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation for the expansion of the Workshops’ space at the former Halliday’s building, now called Delaney House.

“We wanted to do something big to mark 100 years of Kin and help the community as much as possible,” said Club President Quinn McCarthy. “The pledge to Douglas Street Recreation Centre will allow for renovations and upgrades that can be enjoyed by everyone in the local area. The commitment to the Workshops Foundation will ensure an important community organization is able to get the space it sorely needs to expand its programming. It’ll mean a lot of work for our 25 members, but we believe it will have a large impact. These donations match up perfectly with Kin Canada’s motto of ‘serving the community’s greatest need.’”

The cheque to CCWF will be presented on Friday, February 21st at 12 pm (168 Arthur Street in Truro). A cheque will then be presented to Douglas Street Recreation Centre (40 Douglas Street) at 1 pm, with a flag-raising to follow to mark 100 years of Kin Canada. All are invited to attend.

For more information, please contact:

Quinn McCarthy
Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill
(902) 890-6330

Kinsmen Report: September 2017

Greetings from the Bible Hill Kinsmen! September is almost over already and we’ve started our new Kin year by getting back to our meetings and planning what’s sure to be an exciting year.

Looking back at the summer, we were once again proud to take part in the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition. Our Kinsmen Kanteen was as busy as ever, which of course means we need to say a big thank you to everyone who came by for a slice of pizza, a burger and fries, poutine, or maybe just a drink. Exhibition week remains our biggest, and longest running fundraiser, which helps our club give that money right back to the community through a number of initiatives. We say it every year, but the celebrations and events get bigger and better and we can’t wait to see what next year has in store.

Dave Gillis was elected club president for this year, and has been excited to hit the ground running. A number of projects are planned, including our Trivia Night, now in its 5th year (can you believe it?), and the Book Fair. Stay tuned for details on those and more.

Perry Kohler is our vice-president for 2017-18. The rest of the executive members are myself, Quinn McCarthy, Allison MacDonald, Henry Vissers, Stephen Hamlin, Brad McCallum, Peter Taylor, and Perry Kienzle. It’s also worth mentioning that one of our members, Geoff Hamlin, is serving as Deputy Governor for our Kin zone this year. It’s a lot of work and a huge honour, but is very exciting.

Giving back to the community where we live and raise our families is an important part of what we, as Kinsmen, do. Adding to that is the fellowship between our members. On that note, we’re holding an Open House/Buddy Night on October 5th. It’s a chance for anyone who has an interest in joining the Kinsmen to get a closer look at what it is we do and meet members of the club. It’s our first meeting of the month and there’s a meal beforehand.

Even if you can’t make it out for the 5th, we’d still love to have you at one of our meetings. They’re held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. If you’re interested in attending, or would like more information, email, check us out on Facebook, or visit our website,

James Faulkner is the Communications Director for the Bible Hill Kinsmen.