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The 1st Annual Trivia Challenge is an evening of fun and laughter, bringing members of the community together to test their smarts and raise funds for Marillac Place.

 

What is a “Trivia Challenge”?

  • Teams of 8 work together to answer a series of multiple choice trivia questions.
  • There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions each
  • Teams have 30 seconds to answer each question
  • All answers are tabulated electronically
  • After all 100 questions are answered, the team with the most correct answer wins
  • Top 3 teams receive an award

November 11, 2016 from 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Grand Ballroom

105 King St. E Kitchener ON

 

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Contact: Mac Graham, 519-721-7254, mac@klyneinsurance.com

Knights In Action

While undergoing several anticipated major renovations at St. Francis of Assisi Church, pastor Father Joseph de Viveiros CR encountered a couple of unexpected projects that weren’t expected but involved immediate attention.  It was discovered the Church’s furnace and air conditioning unit had to be replaced while the computer, necessary to operate the elevator, requires updating.  The cost of the unexpected repairs could exceed $75,000.00.  Answering the call from a Brother Knight parishioner, Kitchener Knights of Columbus Council 1504 Grand Knight Dave Obermeyer presented Father Joseph with a charitable donation of two-thousand dollars to St. Francis of Assisi Church to aid in the repairs.  Further K of C support will come in the new year as a fundraising spaghetti supper is planned for St. Francis with all funds raised going to help underwrite the cost of the restorations.

 

Grand Knight Dave Obermeyer presents Father Joe with a cheque to put towards church renovations at St. Francis.

Grand Knight Dave Obermeyer presents Father Joe with a cheque to put towards church renovations at St. Francis.

Charity In Action

The House of Friendship is the largest provider of emergency food assistance in the Kitchener/Waterloo community, annually feeding over 20,000 individuals, one-third of whom are children. Their Food Hamper Distribution Centre at 807 Guelph Street is undergoing expansion and was facing a serious threat in its ability to help those in need. The construction almost forced the operation to close — that is until Kitchener Knights of Columbus Corporation Chairman Brother Brian Hughes stepped in. Brian has enabled food-hamper distribution to continue to needy families by offering The House of Friendship the use of a portion of the K of C Hall and property as office space and food storage. Food hampers are coordinated and distributed on the K of C property while the office administration functions inside the Knight’s Hall. The construction has been delayed by the late arrival of several building permits required to begin the project. With deep gratitude, Mr. John Neufeld, Executive Director of the House of Friendship said, “We can’t stress enough how grateful we are to the Knights of Columbus and your generous support. You’ve allowed individuals struggling with hunger in our community to continue to receive food from a location that they are used to coming to. You have been a gift and a blessing to us and our community!” Mr Neufeld told K of C GK Dave Obermeyer he is hopeful the building expansion will be completed by the end of October.

 

Charity is in action between The House of Friendship and Kitchener Knights of Columbus. While construction continues to expand their Food Bank distribution building and to prevent any interruption in food sharing to the needy, the K of C has donated office and property space to the community's valued agency. Examining construction are (l to r) Colin MacIntosh, Property Services Manager and John Neufeld, Executive Director from The House of Friendship and K of C GK Dave Obermeyer.

Charity is in action between The House of Friendship and Kitchener Knights of Columbus. While construction continues to expand their Food Bank distribution building and to prevent any interruption in food sharing to the needy, the K of C has donated office and property space to the community’s valued agency. Examining construction are (l to r) Colin MacIntosh, Property Services Manager and John Neufeld, Executive Director from The House of Friendship and K of C GK Dave Obermeyer.

 

While building construction takes place, The House of Friendship Food Hamper distribution facility is temporarily set up in the K of C parking lot.

While building construction takes place, The House of Friendship Food Hamper distribution facility is temporarily set up in the K of C parking lot.

 

Decorate for Christmas

Now is the time to get ready for the Christmas season.  The popular K of C Nativity Scene is available in selected sizes, colours and prices. In addition to the colourful Nativity Scene,  an “all-white” display has also been produced this year.  Other available K of C Christmas decorations include small and large Snowmen.  Your purchase of our Christmas ornaments helps to support Council 1504 in our charitable endeavours.  Displays can be purchased at all Tuesday meetings or by contacting Brother Brian Hughes at 519-578-3401 or  hughesbrian@hotmail.com .

Large white Nativity scene.

Large white Nativity scene.

 

Small, coloured Nativity scene.

Small, coloured Nativity scene.

 

Assorted winter characters.

Assorted winter characters.

The City of Kitchener Upgrades K of C Presence

Look for three new Knights of Columbus signs that have been installed on three City of Kitchener service club billboards leading into town. Prominently displayed in their bright colours, three new K of C insignias are attached on billboards at the Bloomingdale Road entrance to Kitchener as well as the Homer Watson Blvd. and Victoria Street entries.

 

Sign at Homer-Watson Boulevard, in Kitchener.

Sign at Homer-Watson Boulevard, in Kitchener.

Nativity Scene Project for 2016

Last year’s very successful K of C Nativity Scene project is up and running again headed by Brother Carpenters Brian Hughes, Fernando Melo, Reinhart Schreiter and Brian Schmalz.  This year’s inventory has been expanded to include the full-size scenes, miniature Nativity Scenes, snowmen and Christmas elves.  Pricing and availability are forthcoming.  If you wish to get into the Christmas spirit and want to help, contact Brian Hughes 519-578-3401 or hughesbrian@hotmail.com

Full-size Nativity Scenes

Full-size Nativity Scenes

Miniature Nativity Scenes

Miniature Nativity Scenes

Snow Elf and Snowman

Snow Elf and Snowman