Programs & Activities
Summer Day Camps
Our themed Summer Day Camps will be continuing in August! Day camps run from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday except for Monday August 5th, which is a civic holiday. Day Camps are open to children ages 4-12. Our themes for August include science, nature, water play, art day, dress up day and so much more! There will even be a skills day where the kids will learn how to bake cookies! For a full schedule, check out our Summer Program/Event Guide or call our offices. It’s never too late to register your child, you can do so online at www.saint-marys.ca or call Ashley MacLennan at 902-522-2598
Youth Soccer Program
We are continuing our youth soccer program throughout August. The program is for children ages 4-10, every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. and takes place in the field between St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy and the playground. It’s free and it’s not too late to join the fun! You can register online or at the field before soccer practice begins. Come on out and learn basic drills for soccer beginners.
St. Mary's Recreation wants to connect you to your favorite summer activities! The Municipality of the District of St. Mary's has a wide variety of recreational and sporting equipment that can be rented at little to no cost. The department has kayaks, mountain bikes and tennis net, we also have outdoor equipment such as GPS units, rollerblades, life jackets and fishing rods. If you are interested in renting equipment and wondering what we have, stop by the municipal office to look through our equipment room. All equipment can be rented and dropped off at the Municipal office during working hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Family Picnic Day
Saturday, August 3rd come out and join us at the beautiful Lochiel Lake Provincial Park for a family picnic! From 12pm to 3pm we will have snacks and refreshments, music and games and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Bring your towel, sunscreen and come have fun! It’s free for everyone and no registration is required. For more information call Ashley MacLennan at 522-2598 (please note, swimming is at your own risk)
Family Beach Day
On Saturday August 17th, we will be having a family beach day at the lovely Port Hilford Beach from 1pm to 3pm. There will be games and activities for the kids and some snacks and refreshments and best of all, a prize for the best sandcastle! Bring some sunscreen, towels and of course, beach toys! Come on out and soak up the sun and sand with us! It’s free for everyone and no registration is required. (please note, swimming is at your own risk)
Future Links Kids Golf Clinic
On Friday August 16th, the St. Mary’s Recreation and Community Development Dept. is partnering up with Future Links Mobile Golf Clinics to offer a free skills intro for kids at the Red Hill Golf Club in Indian Harbour Lake. This introductory golf lesson will be open to ages 6-18 and split up by age group. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your space in the proper age group! There is no equipment needed for this clinic. Golf lessons will begin at 10am and there will be a BBQ for lunch. Kids should bring a water bottle and snacks, and come prepared with a hat and sunscreen. For more information, and to register, call Ashley MacLennan at 522-2598.
Join certified Tennis Instructor Spencer MacKeen for a free, two-hour tennis clinic for those 12+ looking to learn the basics of tennis or improve on their technique. Our last clinic will be held at the tennis court located at St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy on August 13th 6:30 – 8:30pm. This clinic will include going over the basics rules and skills of tennis, drills and games.
House League Hockey
A committee to help organize the House League Hockey program has been created. This is a collaboration between the Municipality and the public. A draft Terms of Reference has been created and will be adopted at the committee’s next meeting on August 7th at 6:30. Committee positions will also be filled at this time. If you are interested in helping to get this program up and running in the community in any way, you are invited to attend this very important meeting. Planning will also take place for the next fundraiser for the program.
Pioneer Park Public Meeting
The Municipality is looking to host a conversation around the future of Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park is a small picnic park that is located in Sherbrooke behind the united church and accessible by a small bridge connected to the municipal parking lot on Main Street. This meeting will be to discuss future opportunities with Pioneer Park and the discussion of a task team dedicated to upkeep and improvements of the space. This meeting will take place on September 10th at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Youth Advisory Committee
Calling all youth 13 years and older. The Municipality is launching a Youth Advisory Committee this September. This committee will provide Municipal Council and Staff a youth perspective on current events, projects and policies. Keep an eye out for details regarding the committee.