Kinsmen Report: November 2018

Hello everyone from the Bible Hill Kinsmen! We’re midway through November and our members are busy planning a number of events as 2019 is just on the horizon.

On Thursday, the club is hosting an open house and Buddy Night. It’s a chance for anyone who has an interest in joining the Kinsmen to get a closer look at what we do and meet members of the club. Our meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. For this night, we’ll be on hand at 6 p.m. and if you’re interested in joining us send an email to

The Truro Festival of Lights is on Friday, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Civic Square. The Bible Hill Kinsmen will be on hand once again serving hot chocolate, courtesy of Sobeys, and handing out candy canes.

Tickets are now available for the Ultimate NHL Road Trip in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. 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

As we look into next month, the annual Teddy Bear Toss will be held Sunday, December 2nd at 2 p.m. as the Truro Bearcats face the Miramichi Timberwolves at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Over the five years of this event, a partnership between our Kinsmen club and the Bearcats, more than 1,200 teddy bears have been donated. The Teddy Bear Toss is held in support of the Colchester Christmas Index Program. Come out and root for the Bearcats, but don’t forget to bring a few teddy bears in plastic bags to throw on the ice when the home team scores!

And the Kinsmen will be hosting their 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 They’re also available at MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade. Don’t wait to grab your tickets and we can’t wait to ring in 2019 with you!

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