Trivia challenge a big success

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The Kinsmen Report, By Tim Tucker

Fundraiser garners $3,500 for Hospice Society, will become annual event

The Kinsmen’s first time Great Trivia Challenge raised $3,500 for the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society’s Food from the Heart program. Present for the cheque presentation were, from left: Craig Johnson, Hospice Fund Development Coordinator; Janet Whelan, Hospice Executive Director; Quinn McCarthy, Kinsmen Club President; and Geoff Hamlin, Trivia Challenge Co-Chair.

“Serving the Community’s Greatest Need”, this is the motto of the Bible Hill Kinsmen. And, at our newest event, The Great Trivia Challenge, we were thrilled with the support we received in return from this community.

With special guest host Joe Leary from the Big Show with Joe on Big Dog 100.9, it was a fun-filled evening of trivia, food and friends. Twenty-eight teams competed for bragging rights as trivia champions. It was a tight competition of the brightest and best with the team from Bell Media being crowned 2014 champions.

“We were overwhelmed with the support of the different businesses and groups,” says Mark Thibedeau, chair of the event. “The number of teams signing up, not to mention the prize donations, was outstanding for a first time project.”

The main focus of the night was to raise money for our numerous partners across our community. We were pleased to be able to present $3,500 to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society for their Food from the Heart program, a very deserving and necessary program for those in a time of need.

“Seeing the good the Hospice Society provides through Food from the Heart, it was an easy choice as our main partner for the evening,” Thibedeau says. “We were proud to support them.”

Based on the success of the night, we’re happy to announce this will be an annual event, so look for it again in 2015.

Next on the agenda for our club is our annual Pork Chop Takeout Dinner. Taking place on May 15, our popular dinners include a smoked pork chop, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert, all for $10. Get your tickets soon as we tend to sell out early! Contact Club President Quinn McCarthy at 902-890-6330 for tickets or more information.

These types of projects are just some of the new and exciting things going on with our club. While still a small club, we continue to grow our membership, welcoming four new members in the last few months.

“Our club works hard on our projects, but we still find time for fun and fellowship,” McCarthy says. “That’s what makes the Kinsmen such a good group of guys to be a part of.”

Outside of our regular meetings, we get together for more fun, including enjoying the recent Monte Carlo Night in support of the local Red Cross, taking in a Bearcats game and playing ball hockey against the New Glasgow Kinsmen club. The club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Bible Hill Village Hall (Fire Hall) at 7:30 p.m. If you’re interested in more information about the Kinsmen, please contact president@biblehillkinsmen.com.

Tim Tucker is the club secretary with the Bible Hill Kinsmen. The club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Bible Hill Village Hall.

Organizations: Bible Hill Kinsmen, Big Show, Bell Media Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Bible Hill Village Hall Red Cross

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