Kinsmen make commitment to local groups
CCW and Douglas Street Recreation Centre benefit from donations
TRURO, N.S. – The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill celebrated its 100th birthday with major commitments to two Truro organizations.
The Douglas Street Recreation Centre will receive $100,000 over 10 years and Colchester Community Workshops is receiving $25,000 over the next five years.
“We wanted to do something big to mark 100 years of Kin and help the community as much as possible,” said club president Quinn Mccarthy.
The rec centre funding will be used to obtain more playground equipment, create additional green space and make building renovations.
At the CCW, the money will help cover expansion into the former Halliday building, now renamed Delaney House, next door to its Arthur Street location. This will allow CCW to take on more clients for jobs and skills training, cutting its waiting list.
Overall cost of the CCW’S expansion is $5.5 million, of which the organization needed to raise $3.2 million.
Maura Hunter, who cochairs the CCW’S capital campaign, says her group is nearly ready to start renovation work and is hopeful tenders will go out next month.
“We are not across the finish line yet. There are pledges which have been given verbally but not formally recognized,” said Hunter.
The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill is donating $100,000 over the next 10 years for upgrades at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre in Truro. From left, David Gillis, Mark Thibodeau, Brian Babineau, Quin Mccarthy, Stephen Hamlin, Ashley Simms, Cheryl Fritz, Truro Mayor Bill Mills and John Spears.