Category Archives: State Communication

State Sweepstate Winners 2017

Sweepstake Winners 2017

1st Prize – $25,000.00
Jesus Natividad                   Truro                          Council 6633

2nd Prize – $1,000.00
Veritas Book Store             Halifax                       Council 11625

3rd Prize – $750.00
Michael Roski                      Halifax                       Council 1097

4th Prize – $500.00
Trish MacPherson              Nictaux                      Council 6297

5th Prize – $500.00
Marla Hulshof                      Lower Sackville        Council 10565


Charitable Foundation

Council Grand Knights are reminded to bring their donations to the 97th State Convention and get a ballot (one for every $50 donated) towards the drawing of the Foundation’s Fr. Leo Boone Statue.  Councils are also reminded that whichever Council donates the most to the Foundation during each fraternal year it will receive the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Statue for one year. Both statues are hand carved and crafted recognized and celebrated works of art by Past State Deputy and founding Charitable Foundation Chair Al Durham.

Murray MacGray, Chair, Charitable Foundation


Special Olympic Volunteer of the Year

This year new Knight Br. Ed McHugh of Bedford Council 9404 has been awarded the Special Olympics, Dr. Elizabeth Chard Volunteer of the Year Award. Br. Ed has been involved with Special Olympics since 2000. Ed is the announcer for all the medal ceremonies .There is no one more deserving of this award.
On behalf of all our members and State:  Congratulations ED!!!

State Poster and Essay contests winners

Essay Contest Winner
Council 7077, Shannon MacKay, 143 Stokil Drive Lr. Sackville, Grade 12.
Hers was the only submission no other winner. State Prize $75

Keep Christ in Christmas.
Winner Girls Amherst council Qulfanja Laureijs                    age 11 to 14       $40
Winner  Girls Amherst Council Abbie Byrnes                         age   8 -10           $40
Winner  Girls Amherst Council  Aoife (eefa) Byrnes              age 5 to 7            $40
1st Boys Fall River Council 8387 Charles Curry                      age 5 to 7             $40


97th State Convention

The 2017 State Convention will be held on May 19th, 20th and 21st,at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax. Attached are the forms you will need to Register and your Delegate Credentials forms. The procedure is straight forward and if anyone has any difficulty or questions please contact me and I will walk you through the process. I ask that you please be compliant with the dates as we have to know the number of Knights and their Ladies will be attending our Annual Knights of Columbus Nova Scotia State Convention May 2017.

New State Report Forms

Brother Knight

The new report forms for State Membership and Fraternal Activity 2016/17
We have the choice of a PDF or Word version
Please save them on you computer and replace the old one with this one.
Note the Change to who you send your report to

Open Door Women’s Care Center

Annual dinner of the “Open Door Women’s Care Centre” on October 28th at the Westin Hotel in Halifax.
State Knights of Columbus Culture of Life Committee attended the dinner and was represented by the Committee Chairs Raymond and Janice Hodgson along with State Program Chair, Sean Kelly.
Our State Committee presented two $1000.00 cheques. One was for 2015-16 and the other was for 2016-17.