Sackville Kinsmen Projects

Thanks for your support!

The Kinsmen Club of Sackville extends our sincerest thanks for your support every year. As a club, our members volunteer the gifts of their talents and time in 'Serving the Community's Greatest Need'.

The Sackville Kinsmen undertake projects to raise funds to support those in need but the results don't happen without your support.

Building community is a team effort. Thank you for being part of the team.

Kinsmen projects are developed to provide affordable entertainment, services to the communities that we serve and to create awareness of critical issues facing those in need in our communities. 

We endeavour to connect with and assist as many in need as we can. Check out our list of projects below. There's sure to a project of interest to you.

Got an idea for a project that you think would be successful in raising funds to make a difference in someones life. Send us your thoughts below, or better still, be our guest at a meeting. The Sackville Kinsmen meet every Monday. Meetings start at 630pm at the Kinsmen Community Centre at 71 First Lake Drive in Lower Sackville NS. Thanks!

 

Projects

Weekly

Sackville Kinsmen Hall Bingo

Never been to Kinsmen Thursday Night Bingo?

Join us for the fun and excitement of Thursday night bingo.

Mini Bingo starts at 640 pm

Main Bingo starts at  750 pm To all our Kinsmen Thursday Night Bingo patrons; thank you for your support!

Remember, the last Thursday of each month is Kinsmen Bingo player appreciation night. All regular games are increased.

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KINSMEN HOT BALLS BREAK OPEN TICKETS

The Kinsmen Club of Sackville includes Hot Balls /Jack It Up break open tickets as part of their Thursday Night Bingo fun.

Come on down and join in the action!

Weekly

Kinsmen TV Bingo

Get in on the excitement of Kinsmen TV Bingo!

TV Bingo every Thursday from 630 to 730pm on Eastlink TV.

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July-June

Tabs for Wheelchairs

The Kinsmen Tabs for Wheelchairs is the project developed by the Kinsmen Club of Sackville and explained beyond HRM. Our partners include Eastern Recyclers Association, Scotiabank, QE11 patient services and Lawtons Home Health Care, ALS Society and MS Society. We welcome new partners to grow this project.

Our goal is to help those less fortunate and in need of medical aides. By supporting your local depot and each Sackville Kinsmen Tabs for Wheelchairs you are supporting your community with your donated recyclables. Beverage containers, metals, auto batteries and tabs are examples of fund raising materials that provide money to repair wheel chairs, scooters and various medical aides.

The Kinsmen Club of Sackville is busy accepting second hand wheelchairs, walkers and all other medical equipment. We have all items appraised and determine necessary repairs in order to loan these items to those in need.  We also collect ink cartridges and used eye glasses, than exchange the cartridges for money. Trade the glasses with the Lions Club for their tab collection.

We have a Tabs collection project with schools and community members. The school classes compete for a year end Pizza Party. This is an excellent awareness for the young generations and helps get families participate in recycling for Tabs for Wheelchairs. The tab is the ice pick of a cane, while the additional aspects of donations complete the cane!

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July

Patriot Days Float

"Building Community" is a big part of what Kin Canada is all about. Every year the Sackville Kinsmen, Sackville Kinettes and HRM Kin Krew Campus Club take part in building a float and participating in the Patriot Days parade on July 1st.

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Car Show now in september

September

Sackville Kinsmen "Rods to Wheels" Automotive Show

 

Say hello to our volunteers ready to serve you in the concessions area and treat yourself to some delicious and affordable Kinsmen BBQ and cold beverages

Thirsty - Drop by the Rods to Wheels concession area for a cool drink and a warm smile.

There is no charge to register your car.

Your donations support the MS Society, the Childrens Trust Fund and Kinsmen Community Projects and are very much appreciated.

Ask about the gifts for different donations amounts. See the friendly folks from the MS society at the registration desk for more details.

As always proceeds from the Rods to Wheels Automotive Show support the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Children’s Trust Fund and Kinsmen Community Projects.

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September

Kinsmen Community Bowl

As part of Kin Canada, our country’s’ largest all Canadian service organization, the Kinsmen Club of Sackville have been “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need” since 1961. Part of our mission is to bring communities together through affordable, family-oriented fundraising events in support of worthwhile charities.

One such event is our annual “Kinsmen Community Bowl” varsity football game held at Met Field in Lower Sackville. This is a great community event that raises funds for high school university entrance scholarships.

This event would not be possible without the support of community-minded businesses. Information is available for many sponsor participation opportunities for local businesses.

In between the exciting game action. Check out our half time show for a chance to catch a tee shirt, kick for a performance bike, catch the music entertainment, grab a tasty treat at our BBQ or pizza and enjoy a frosty cold beverage or a coffee.There's lots more too!

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October

Kinsmen Hockey Pool

Get your entries in for the Kinsmen NHL hockey pool. Participants get weekly updates and challenge for the 3 top places in the winners circle. The Sackville Kinsmen NHL Hockey Pool; the closest you can get to the action without wearing skates!

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October

Kinsmen Halloween Costume Dance

Join in for  an evening of frighteningly great fun and folly at the Sackville Kinsmen Halloween Costume Dance. There are door prizes, spot dances, prizes for best costumes and much more.

Must be 19 years of age or older.

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December

Kinsmen Christmas Tree Lot

The Sackville Kinsmen invite you to stop by and pick up that perfect tree for the holiday season. Proceeds supports different causes each year.

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December

Kinsmen Animatronic Talking Christmas Tree

The Sackville Kinsmen oversee the tree and its operation.The Sackville Kinsmen maintain and run the tree on a permanent basis

There is no charge for people to visit the tree but donations of non-perishable food items or a monetary contribution to the Beacon House food bank would be appreciated.

It’s about 18 feet high and comes in three foot pieces and and needs assembly each year. It works two ways. Via remote control and a microphone headset or you can program it to run a show ahead of time..

Shows run 15 minutes each for 25 kids at a time plus their parents for several shows a day that run successively.

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December

New Years Eve Dance

Dance and party into the wee hours at our New Years Eve Dance featuring great music, party favours and door prizes.

Get you tickets early!

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January

Kin Canada Bursaries

Kin Canada Bursaries is one of the largest non-corporate providers of bursaries in Canada.

156 applications were received for the 2014-2015 school year and 50 students from across Canada each will receive a $1,000 bursary.

The Kinsmen Club of Sackville awards bursaries to locl high school students as well.

Please see your high school guidance representative or contact us at sackvillekinsmen@live,ca

For Kin Canada bursary applications click on the link below

http://www.kincanada.ca/apply 

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February

Sackville Kinsmen CF Funspiel..

The Kinsmen Club of Sackville's Annual FUNSPIEL FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS takes place at the Lakeshore Curling Club every February.  We can accommodate 24 teams of four for an evening of fun and games featuring whimsical twists on conventional curling format that keeps all participants having an evening to remember. Curlers collect pledges and funds raised will go directly to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in support of their research programs.

 

There is a buffet, an auction, prizes and lots of fun. Get your co workers, family and/or friends together to form a team. Many businesses sponsor teams entered by their employees in suport of this worthy cause.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal, inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Since 1964, Kinsmen and Kinettes have raised more than $34 million in support of Foundation-funded cystic fibrosis research and treatment programs. This support has helped the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) to fund research discoveries that are making a difference in the lives of young Canadians living with CF. 

For example, when the CCFF was established in 1960, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend kindergarten; today, half of all Canadians with CF are expected to live into their late 30s, and even beyond.  Although CF remains a devastating disease, this progress is a tremendously encouraging sign that, together, we are charting a course which may lead in the years ahead to a cure, or an effective control.

Come out and make a difference while having a great time!

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February

Heritage Night - Sackville Kin Celebrate Seniors

The Sackville Kinsmen, Kinettes and HRM Kin Krew Campus Club host a complimentary dinner and dance evening for the seniors of our communities. This tribute to the seniors of our communities is an entertaining evening of live music and a delicious dinner.

Book your tickets early. They go in a flash.

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February

Kinsmen :"Sackville Snow Days"  Dance

The Sackville Snow Days is our annual winter festival that runs during the February long weekend. Led by the Sackville Business Association, countless community groups, organizations, businesses and volunteers come together to create a weekend filled with winter fun. For our 3rd Annual Sackville Snow Days, over 3500 people participated in events around Sackville! We would like to thank

This dance supports the MS Society.

About MS

An estimated 100,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis (MS). While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it can affect younger children and older adults. MS is unpredictable and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently there is no cure but each day, researchers are learning more about what causes MS and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it. 

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is here to help. No one needs to face MS alone. In communities across Canada, the MS Society provides information, support, educational events and other resources for people with MS and their families. Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to develop new and more effective treatments. Their ultimate goal is to find the cure for MS.

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March

St Patricks Day Bash

The Sackville Kinettes and Kinsmen co host our tribute to Saint Patrick's Day. Wear your green and be Irish for a night as the good times roll and the party goes to 1:00 am.

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April

Sackville Kinsmen Monte Carlo Night

Insupport of Sack-a-wa Canoe Club.

Come join in the fun and excitement of the Kinsmen Monte Carlo Night. Try your hand at Blackjack, Roulette, Crown and Anchor, Horse Racing and Nascar to win prizes.

May

Sackville Kinsmen 'Adopt a Highway' Clean Up

Every year the Kinsmen hit the streets (actually street - the 5 kms of Glendale Drive to be exact) and do a general clean up to help do their part in keeping Sackville beautiful. HRM helps out with supplies and there's great eats and frosty cold drinks at the end of the clean up.

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June

Patriot Days Kinfest

Join the party at the Canada Day Kinfest at Kinsmen Park in Sackville NS. Kinfest is a fun filled day of celebration of Canada's birthday featuring fireworks, music concert, dance, BBQ and lots of fun for the whole family.