Other Community News

St. Mary’s Pathfinders/Rangers

The St. Mary’s Pathfinders/Rangers are hosting a Food Bank Challenge at St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy. The race is on to see which class can bring in the most individual food bank donations. The class with the most donations will win a PIZZA PARTY to be held on December 18th. The rules are simple, bring in a food donation between December 7th and 17th. A donation box will be placed in each classroom. Members of the Pathfinders/Rangers will collect donations throughout the challenge and track progress on a chart in the main lobby. A Pizza Party sponsored by Clover Farm will take place on the last day of classes before Christmas break.




The Pathfinders/Rangers would also like to make a financial donation to our local food bank. So…from December 7th-17th pre-purchase a piece of duct tape from Madison Harpell for .25 cents and then use it to DUCT TAPE MR. DAVID MACDONALD TO THE WALL on December 18th. All proceeds will go to the St. Mary’s Food Bank.


Open Gym         

Open Gym is a free play program that allows all school aged children to be the masters of play! Children are invited to attend this weekly program in the new gym at St. Mary’s EC/A and choose their own equipment and activity. Equipment will be provided, but must be respected and cleaned up at the end of the program. Open Gym will be held on Tuesday’s from 6:30-7:30pm. A recreation staff person will be on hand to supervise children, but parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Open Gym has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying. Participants are expected to respect each other, staff, equipment and the gym. Registration forms will be circulated. All those wishing to participate, must return a form.



Family Intermurals

This brand new program is an opportunity for parents and children to shed all the stress of everyday life and just PLAY! Family Intramurals will take place every Thursday in the new gym at St. Mary’s EC/A from 6:30-7:30pm. Please note that parents must accompany their children for this program. Equipment will be provided, and families are invited to play an activity or game of their choice! ParticipACTION’s on being active you’re your children: Your kids are watching you even when you’re watching TV! Keep TV viewing in moderation. Make sure you live an active life. It’s important that your child sees you running, walking and playing sports. Please note, this program will be cancelled on December 17th.


Get Active this season at the St. Mary’s Recplex!            

Make the St. Mary’s Recplex your one stop shop for getting active this year! The Recplex is open and ready for skating for the 2015/16 year! We have a variety of new and returning programs set to go this year. Make sure to check your monthly newsletter to get the scoop on what is taking place. As well, the rink is available for you to rent anytime! The Municipality will be offering a special Christmas rate for private rentals again this year from Dec. 19th-Jan. 2nd! Rent the rink for your Christmas event at a discounted rate of $100+tax an hour. The Recreation Department has skates of all sizes available for residents to use at no cost.



Recplex Free Skates      

Free Skates take place every Saturday afternoon from 3-4pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex. Skates are completely free and are open to everyone. We have skates of all sizes as well as helmets that are free for all to use! Don’t know how to skate? No problem, Recreation Staff will be on hand to help you! Free Skates are made possible due to support from the Province of Nova Scotia through its Department of Health and Wellness. See you at the rink!


Recreation Hockey

St. Mary’s Recreation will once again be offering a FREE hockey program to all school aged children at the St. Mary’s Recplex. The program will be non-competitive and an opportunity for children to try out the sport of hockey. There is a limited amount of donated hockey gear at the Recplex. Families are invited to use this equipment as needed. We will also accept donated of used equipment. Qualifying families can also apply through jumpstart in the New Year for equipment for this program. Volunteers are always needed. If you would like to volunteer for Recreation Hockey, please contact the Recreation Department. Recreation Hockey will take place on Wednesday’s at 6:00 p.m.


Recreation Christmas Parties    

St. Mary’s Recreation is teaming up with local community organizations to host Family Christmas Parties again this year! These parties are for the whole family. We will be playing games, doing a craft and lots of other fun activities. See our full schedule below:                      

Monday, Dec. 7th – Sherbrooke Lion’s Hall 3:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 8th – Goshen Community Ctr 6:30-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9th – Liscomb Legion 6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 10th – Ecum Secum Fire Hall 6:30-8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 11th – Port Bickerton Comm. Ctr. 6:30-8 p.m.


Community Walking Program   

St. Mary’s Recreation is teaming up with St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy to give residents the opportunity to walk in a safe space. Stop by the school Monday-Friday from 2:30-3:30 to walk around the hallways as a group. All you have to do is check in at the Fitness Centre and away you go! This program will only take place when the school is open. If there is a closure or holiday, this program will be cancelled. All children must be accompanied by a parent.