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Expressions of Interest: Antigonish Arena Food Services

Are you a food & beverage service provider looking to establish or expand operations in the Antigonish area? If so, this opportunity may be for you! Antigonish restauranteurs and food service providers are among the best in the business. The Antigonish Arena wants to provide an opportunity for this growing sector to make use of its space and make a home for itself at the Arena.

To view the all the details click here.

Mobi Chair Launch

On July 2, Antigonish County Recreation launched Mobi Chairs at Pomquet Beach. A Mobi Chair will allow a person in a wheel chair or with low mobility to access the beach and go into the water! To read the full release click here.


Property Assessment Notices

Own property in Nova Scotia? PVSC released 2019 property assessment notices. Look for yours in the mail or visit www.pvsc.ca to view detailed information about your assessment on your My Property Report. Contact PVSC if you have questions or want more information

The deadline to appeal your assessment to PVSC is midnight February 14, 2019.

Shop Local: Antigonish By Choice

“The Shop Local: Antigonish By Choice holiday campaign encourages Antigonish residents to shop locally this holiday season. Antigonish offers a diverse range of businesses, services, and independent artisans that contribute to the overall well-being of our community. Simply put, shopping local has a massive multiplier effect on our local economy that results in many positive spinoffs,” said Owen McCarron, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish.

To read the full media release, visit: Shop Local Antigonish By Choice Campaign Launch

Be sure to follow the Antigonish By Choice Facebook event for updates and contest details! https://www.facebook.com/events/1832411030204899/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1543844257397929

Thank You for a Great Summer!

The summer is drawing to a close and this week marks our last week of summer day camps for 2018! We want to thank all of our summer staff for an awesome summer and a special thank you to all the kids who participated in this years camps!

Stay tuned to the Recreation site: http://recreation.antigonishcounty.ns.ca for all of our fall programming, after-school programming and our Red Cross Learn to Swim Program (dates will be published mid-late September).

16 Days of Activism


Municipal Council supports the 16 Days of Activism Campaign to end gender-based violence. Standing L-R: Councillor Vaughan Chisholm, Councillor Donnie MacDonald, Councillor Bill MacFarlane, Councillor John Dunbar, Councillor Rémi Deveau Seated (L-R): Councillor Gary Mattie, Councillor Mary MacLellan, Warden Owen McCarron, Deputy Warden Hughie Stewart, Councillor Neil Corbett

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish’s Council encourages everyone to think about and speak out in unity to support 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence. It is time to take action to end violence against women and girls in our community and around the world. #nomore #orangetheworld #16daysofactivism

Check out the Antigonish Womens Resource Centre and http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism for more information.

Municipality Adopts Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia

Municipality Adopts Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia

Warden McCarron signs a resolution adopting the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia as the municipalities guiding framework for recreation in Antigonish County. Also on hand was Marlene Melanson, Recreation Director, Rae Gunn, Regional Manager for Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage (Communities, Sport and Recreation Division, and Glenn Horne Municipal Clerk Treasurer

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish has passed a motion and signed a resolution adopting the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia as the Municipality’s Guiding Framework for municipal recreation in Antigonish County.

The Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia was adopted by the province of Nova Scotia in 2015. The strategy aligns with Canada’s national framework “A Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 – Pathways to Wellbeing”. The national framework was endorsed by Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation and supported by the Government of Canada in 2015.

The adoption of the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia will help guide the recreation department in the development of a new Recreation & MPAL (Municipal Physical Activity Leader) Plan.

The five goals outlined in the Strategy will help achieve the vision for advancing recreation:

Goal 1: Active Living: To foster active, healthy living through recreation

Goal 2: Inclusion and Access: To increase inclusion and access to recreation to populations that face constraints to participation.

Goal 3: Connecting People and Nature:  To help people connect to nature through recreation.

Goal 4: Supportive Environments: To ensure the provision of supportive physical and social environments that encourage participation in recreation and build strong, caring communities.

Goal 5: Recreation Capacity: To Ensure the continued growth and sustainability of the recreation field.

For more information relating to the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia please visit: http://www.recreationns.ns.ca/advocacy/shared_strategy/ or contact our Recreation Department.



Marlene Melanson, Recreation Director

Municipality of the County of Antigonish