Kinsmen Report: March 2017

Hello again from the Bible Hill Kinsmen! Spring is here, which hopefully means some warmer weather is on the way and less of that white stuff that keeps falling from the sky.

For the last four years, a considerable amount of time has gone into planning and preparing for our Great Trivia Challenge. We’re pleased to say that it was a huge success once again, and we have you to thank for your continued support of the event. Around 350 people made their way to the Best Western Glengarry earlier this month to match wits through ten rounds of trivia. When the dust settled, the Smartie Pints were the declared winners. The HR Hellraisers finished in 2nd. The Ice Hogs ended their evening in 3rd place, but it took a one question tie-breaker for that finish.

A special thank you also goes to the volunteers who joined our club members to make this the biggest trivia night yet. That also extends to the evening’s hosts, Greg Bishop from Cat Country 99.5 (his 2nd time hosting) and Mitch Johnson from Big Dog 100.9.

This year’s event was in support of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation’s We Care About Cancer Fund, and to a number of local groups and organizations supported by the Bible Hill Kinsmen. Last week, project chair Dave Gillis and Kinsmen Andrew St. Coeur proudly presented a cheque for $6,000 to Raj Makkar, Manager of Ambulatory Care, Chemo Clinic, and Darlene Holmes, Cancer Patient Navigator.

What’s the next big project coming up, you ask? The 2nd Annual Colchester Book Fair! We’ll have more details for you in the coming weeks, but the event is scheduled for May 12th and 13th. Last year’s event was bigger than we could have imagined, and our members are excited to continue this long-standing tradition in our area. Keep an eye on for all the latest news from the club.

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.