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Coats for Kids keeping children warm across HRM

The Nova Scotia Knights of Columbus handed out 444 coats for kids across the province this winter through their Coats for Kids program. Just in time for the chilly weather, the coats provide protection from the elements for kids in need.

Sean Kelly, state program director for the Knights of Columbus council in Lower Sackville, says they have been taking part in this international program for more than six years and will continue to do so each year there is a need. This year’s total of 444 coats equalled $11,535 in fundraising money from the councils. “The Knights of Columbus councils raise the money through various means, selling tickets, putting on breakfasts, however they can figure out a way to make some money,” says Kelly. “This program has been going for six or seven years. They have given 600,000 or 700,000 coats across North America.”

In HRM, 252 coats were given out this season, in sizes ranging from a small child’s coat to larger sizes for 12-year-old kids. The coats are donated to individuals through community partners including local food banks, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, elementary schools, the Salvation Army and Community Services. “The biggest one this year was in Enfield. They brought in 144 coats; they distributed them out through Enfield, Indian Brook and Stewiacke — so they split them up through the three local food banks,” says Kelly.

Kelly, who has been a member of the Knights of Columbus in HRM since the early 1980s, says they raise tens of thousands of dollars every year for a variety of charities and community programs, including bursaries, funding for food banks and children’s lunch programs

Nomination for Supreme Convention

Please see the attached Nomination Letter and the Nomination form for the Supreme Convention in August 2018 in Baltimore Md.  All nomination forms are to be the office of the State Secretary by April 1st, 2018 in hard copy Any questions please contact the undersign.

Monseignor Hugh MacPherson Council 14596 2017 Toy Drive

Council 14596 St Andrews Annual Toy Drive (This was their 7th year), see attachment of the newspaper articles of the 2017 Toy Drive when we we provided toys, clothing and footwear to 149 families (323 children) in the Antigonish Town and County.

Brother Knights donated approximately 1000 hours of their time from Nov 27th to Christmas Eve to make this happen. In addition, family and friends of Brother knights donated 300 hours for a total of 1300 hours donated to the project.

This is a project that we get better at every year and the community at large is taking a growing interest in and continue to be very supportive of.

I am very proud of our Brother Knights and their families and friends who came out and made this happen–again. I believe they deserve a Community or Family award or both depending upon where you feel this fits best.

For the Children
Clarence Deyoung PGK
Toy Drive Co ordinator

Become an Agent in Nova Scotia

We are currently looking for Agents in Nova Scotia.  This may be just the opportunity for you, or it may be for someone you know who is not happy in his current situation.




Have you ever taken a moment to stop and ask yourself, is there a career opportunity out there for me?

1) …that will allow me to be my own boss?”
2) …where I can have unlimited income potential?”

3) …where I can have excellent benefits?”

4) …where I can become a respected member of my community?”

There is such a career where all this is possible…and much more. Consider a career as a field agent for the Knights of Columbus.  This is a career with a few very important qualifications and a long list of benefits that no single other
career can provide.

Qualifications:                                        Benefits:
High integrity                                         Opportunity to make a difference in members’ lives

Self-motivated                                       Individualized training program
Good time management                       Flexible hours once established
Entrepreneurial                                     Income potential of a professional

Goal oriented                                       Training allowance and production bonuses

Genuine concern for others                 Non-contributory, defined benefit pension plan

Desire to succeed                                Ongoing supervision and self-development

Incentive award trips to places like Rome,Hawaii, St Thomas, Cancun and Ireland

If you’re still not convinced that the Knights of Columbus provides and excellent opportunity, then consider a few other questions:

1) If you remain in your current position, where will you be three years from now? (Income, promotion, possibilities, etc.)
2) How would it feel to have your income be a direct reflection of your success at work?

3) What would it feel like to know that while earning as much as you desire, you are also helping people prepare for their future?

If these three questions make you stop and think, maybe we should talk.  My contact information is below.



Halifax Council 1097 and December 6th 1917 Explosion

Brother Knights

100 Year Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion Memorial service.
Read the attach document from GK Paul MacNeil

Please visit Halifax website for up to date info:
KofC Council 1097 members were quick and within 2 hours supporting over 150 surviving children from Halifax Explosion, December 6th 1917, at KofC Columbus Hall, (former Keith Hall) on 63 Hollis St.  This year mark the 100th Anniversary of Halifax Explosion on Wednesday December 6th 2017.
Please plan to attend this year 2017 Wednesday December 6th and honour their memories and to all who help those in their time of need!

As we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Explosion, we present a few items of interest, drawn from the Archival holdings of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, and other sources.