Kinsmen Report: February 2017

Greetings from the Bible Hill Kinsmen!

We’re just days away from the 4th Annual Great Trivia Challenge. Last minute preparations are underway and we can’t wait to see everyone as the massive room at the Best Western Glengarry fills up Saturday night. It was humbling to see how quickly you, the community, responded to this event and how many names were be added to a wait list. Thank you for your part in making this a fun evening. We will, as usual, have a balloon pop and silent auction to along with food, music, and a cash bar. Proceeds of this event will once again go towards the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation’s “We Care About Cancer” Fund and other community projects.

Our members were at a Truro Junior A Bearcats game earlier this month to distribute a total of $5,000 between several groups and organizations through the Power Play Program. The Kinsmen donate $100 at every home game, or $200 if the Bearcats score a powerplay goal that night. A charity is chosen for each home game and they rotate throughout the season. The charities this season were the CEC Scholarship Fund, the Children’s Wish Foundation, the Colchester Food Bank, the Colchester-East Hants Hospice Society, the Truro Boys and Girls Club, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our club has now donated $70,800 through the 15 years of the program. We’d also like to say thank you to a number of Bearcats players who helped with the presentations.

The National Day of KINdness was last weekend, and we invited you to join us at the outdoor ice surface at Truro’s Civic Square. We worked with the Great British Grub at the Farmer’s Market to cover the cost of the first 100 hot chocolate and hot dogs served by Great British Grub at the Market.

Capping off a busy and exciting month was a night of fun and fellowship as a number of our members and their partners celebrated the beginning of the Kin Association 97 years ago and the start of Kin in Truro and Bible Hill.

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

James Faulkner is a member of the Bible Hill Kinsmen.