Kinsmen Report: October

Bible Hill Kinsmen President Peter Taylor, Paul Gillis, Brent Pettis, Ken Wynn, Geoff Hamlin, Truro Mayor Bill Mills, Stephen Hamlin, Mark Thibedeau, Perry Kohler, Perry Kienzle, John Spears (Photo credit: Babineau Photography)

Greetings from the Bible Hill Kinsmen!

Recently we had a cheque presentation to the Town of Truro. Our club is has made a five-year commitment totalling $25,000 to the Parks and Recreation Department in the Town of Truro. The funds will be used to upgrade the playground at Victoria Park.

The Kinsmen have a long and proud history of supporting Victoria Park, going back to the Truro Kinsmen Club. They put in the first outdoor pool there, as well as the Water Spray Park, canteen, and the Kinsmen Playground itself. The Bible Hill Club has since added one of the gazebos when the park was redone, and has continued the tradition of supporting one of the crown jewels of our region through the years. We can’t wait to see what our latest commitment will do to help enhance the park.

Our members also extend a thank you to the community for your generous donations to our Kindness Meters in Truro. We’re coming up on the first anniversary of their installation, and the funds go right back to the community. The three charities being supported through the meters at this time are ElderDog, the Salvation Army Community Café, and the Christmas Index Program.

The club is preparing to hold a New Year’s Dance this year at Bible Hill Junior High School. Despite some confusion from some of our members on what day it should be held, mark your calendar for December 31st. The dance will run from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., with Big Dog 100.9’s Tyler Granter as the DJ (also a Kinsmen!). Tickets are $20 per person and stay tuned on when and where they can be purchased. It will be a lot of fun to ring in the New Year with you! Feel free to email with any questions.

We hold meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month from September through June . If you’re interested in attending at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre, or would like more information, email

James Faulkner is a member of the Bible Hill Kinsmen