Trail Blazers 

Trail Blazers is an outdoor education program taking place this fall on Mondays after school in Stonewall Park for grades 4-7 (program ending Nov. 4th) and Tuesdays for grades P-3. (program ending Nov. 5th) No trailblazers on Oct 14th, Thanksgiving. The programs will run until 4:00pm and students will be returning to school for pickup.  Please make sure kids are dressed appropriately for outdoor play in the fall, with boots, coats and hats/mitts if necessary.  Your one time registration form covers this program, if already submitted.  If not, you can register online at

Happy Feet

Happy Feet is a free, afterschool running program designed to get kids moving and inspire children to be active for life. The program is for children in grades P-3. Happy Feet will take place on Thursday’s at SMECA, either in the little gym or outside if weather permits, from 2:30-4:00pm and runs for 7 weeks (program ending Nov. 14th). Participants are encouraged to dress for indoor/outdoor running conditions and bring water bottles.

Open Gym

This is a free play opportunity at the SMECA new gym onTuesdays from 6-7pm and running all year.  Kids are encouraged to come out to the gym and have some fun and get active! Bring indoor sneakers and a water bottle.

House League Hockey

You are still able to register your child for the upcoming season of hockey! Our volunteer coaches are working hard to prepare for the season and are attending their coaching course through Hockey NS this November. Our first day on the ice is still to be determined, but this night will be free for any child who would like to try it out first before committing to a full season. Parents still have the opportunity to privately discuss subsidizing options through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program and KidSport to help with registration fees if needed. An inventory of available hockey gear is currently being gathered and we will let parents know what is available once this is completed.

Workplace Walking Challenge

Our challenge is underway with seven teams signed up. These teams of four will count their walking minutes and earn points! (Double points for minutes walked at work!) Each Friday their points tallies are emailed in by their nominated Team Captain and at the end of the six week challenge, the team with the most points will be awarded the grand prize and the title of St. Mary’s Most Active Workplace!

Before and After Program, SMECA
The Before and After Care Program at St. Mary’s Education Centre and Academy started on September 30th. Registration is now being accepted from children in grades pre-primary to six. This program will take place Monday-Friday, from 2:30-5:30pm in the Kids First room. The program costs $15 for the after service. The program will focus on play in both the indoor and outdoor setting. To learn more about this program, subsidy information or if you have any questions, please call (902)522-2598 or email Kerri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This program is funded by the Province of Nova Scotia through the departments of Communities Culture and Heritage and Education and Early Children Development.

St. Mary’s Fitness Centre
The St. Mary’s Fitness Centre is open for another season. If you are looking for a way to incorporate more fitness into your everyday life, why not stop by the St. Mary’s Fitness Centre. We have all the equipment you require to live a healthier life. Our staff can help guide you through an easy routine that you can work into your regular life. Check out our website for rates. The Fitness Centre is open Monday to Friday, 2:30 to 8:00 p.m.