Programs & Activities
Making Tracks Cycling Leadership Training Antigonish
The Town of Antigonish will be hosting a day-long Making Tracks Cycling leadership course on July 6th, from 9am to 5pm at the Antigonish Town Hall. This is open to any 16+ who wants to become a leader, and also children as young as 8 are invited to come with an adult if they wish. Bikes and helmets will be available for use. Topics discussed will be safety, equipment maintenance, cycling preparedness, community route planning, rules of the road and technical skills. There is no registration fee for this training. You must pre-register at www.townofantigonish.ca/recreational-programming.html
The Recreation Department has four kayaks available for rent this summer! These kayaks come with a paddle, life jacket and safety kit. For your convenience, our kayaks are located at the municipal office. Kayaks cost $20.00 + tax each to rent. There is a special weekend rental cost of $30.00 + tax for Saturday and Sunday and a full week rental costs $115.00 + tax. An additional $50.00 deposit is required for each kayak, and is refunded once kayaks are returned.
Port Bickerton C25K
Couch to 5K Running Program is a FREE beginner running group that meets each Monday evening at 6:30pm at the Port Bickerton Community Centre and follows a simple walk/jog plan. It’s never too late to join and work towards increasing your physical activity level (this program also includes a twice weekly home walk/jog). Come out and have some fun! The program will include a free footwear and beginner running technique clinic by Kris Acker from The Running Room. For more information contact Ashley MacLennan or Hillary Kaiser at 318-5322.
Kids Golf Clinic
Future Links is coming to offer an introductory golf clinic for kid’s ages 6-18 on August 16th at Red Hill Golf Club in Indian Habour Lake. It’s not too early to get your registration forms in! Online registration forms are available on the municipal website at www.saint-marys.ca.
Washer Toss Tournament
Beginning Thursday July 4th at 6-7pm, recreation will be offering youth soccer to ages 4-10. The program runs until August 15th. Cleats and shin pads are not required but are recommended. This is a free program and will be offering an introduction to soccer basics. Volunteers are encouraged, if you are interested in helping out with youth soccer, please contact Ashley MacLennan at 522-2598 for more information on volunteering your time.
House League Pre-Registration Night BBQ and Ball Hockey
Come and join us for a fun evening of BBQ and ball hockey on July 3rd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex. You will have a chance to pre-register your child for the St. Mary’s House League team and ask any questions you may have. If you are interested in getting involved in some capacity, it will be a great opportunity to talk to the organizing team! The fee for registering your child is $100 which can be paid now or at the official registration. Acceptable forms of payment on July 3rd are cash or cheque.
Online Registration forms are now available on our Municipal website. Easily register your child for day camps, soccer or any other program by going to www.saint-marys.ca The form is under Residents, Recreation, Programs and Activities, Registration Form.
We will be hosting swimming sessions again this year at the Liscombe Lodge for two weeks in July from July 9th to 19th and August 5th to the 16th. The cost is $25 per participant. If you have any questions in regards to what level your child will be in this summer, call 522- 2598 to speak to Kerri Penny or Ashley MacLennan. You can pick up a registration form at the Municipal Office or you can find one online, at www.saint-marys.ca. Deadline to register for July lessons is July 1st. Regrettably, the 2019 Summer Programs and Special Events guide listed a second swimming lesson location that has since been cancelled. There will be no swimming lessons from July 29th to Aug. 2nd.
Guysborough County 55+ Games
Registration is now open for the 32nd annual Guysborough County 55+ Games at the Liscombe Lodge. The games will take place on August 21st and 22nd this year. Enjoy some of your favorite games, lots of laughs and a beautiful visit to the Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre. Registration forms are available at the Municipal Office. Call (902) 522-2598 for more information.
Summer Day Camps
It’s summertime once again, and that means day camps are starting! There will be camps in Sherbrooke at the Recplex, Indian Harbour Lake Community Centre, Port Bickerton Community Centre, Goshen Community Centre, and the Greenfield Oldsters Club. Day camps run from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Thursday. Children ages 4-12 are welcome to attend. Please make sure kids are prepared for the weather with sunscreen, protective clothing and bug spray. Each child should bring a healthy lunch and snacks, no pop will be allowed at Day Camp. A full schedule and dates can be found in our Summer Programs & Special Events Guide and on our Municipal Calendar. Registration forms can be filled out online, or picked up and dropped off at the Municipal office.
Join certified Tennis Instructor Spencer MacKeen for a free, two-hour tennis clinic for those 16+ looking to learn the basics of tennis or improve on their technique. Clinics will be held at the tennis court located at St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy and will include going over the basics rules and skills of tennis, drills and games. Clinics will take place on Tuesday July 16th 6:30 – 8:30pm & Tuesday, August 13th 6:30 – 8:30pm
Pickleball takes place each Monday from 7-9pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex. This program is for all ages and is $5 to play with equipment provided. Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.