Rec Hockey

Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Every Week until February 01, 2020

Learn to Skate

Friday, January 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

This program is FREE (thanks to the community). The program runs every Friday from 6-7pm and you can still sign up for the program by showing up on Friday nights before 6pm and filling out a registration form. Learn to Skate is for youth ages 3-6 who are in the early stages of learning the skate. Children only require skates and a hockey helmet. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5+ who are in the early stages of learning to play hockey. Hockey equipment is recommended.

Craft Program

Friday, January 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

Make it Take it Craft Program at the Recplex     
This all ages program will take place at the St. Mary’s Recplex in the warm room on Friday’s from 7:00-8:00pm. This is a free program. Parents are invited to watch some hockey while children make crafts in the warm room!

Free Skate

Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until March 15, 2020

Free skates are back at the St. Mary’s Recplex!

Skates will take place each Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00pm. Skates are free for all, all season long.

There are limited amount of helmets and skates available for use free of charge. All skaters must wear helmets on the ice, no exceptions. Free Skates are made possible through financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia Facility Access Grant.

Kid Fit- Port Bickerton & Ecum Secum

Monday, January 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 07, 2020

Kid Fit
Kid Fit will be beginning in February. Kid Fit is an afterschool program that takes place in community centres from bus drop-off to 5:00 p.m.  Registered children with a bus note are able to get off the bus at their local community centre to participate in the program. The program is offered to children in grades primary to grade 6 and is physical activity based and will have kids moving. Kid Fit will take place in Port Bickerton and Ecum Secum on Monday’s starting February 3rd and Tuesday’s in Sherbrooke starting February 4th. If you have submitted a recreation registration form already, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that your child will be attending the program. You can also register online at www.saint-marys.ca

Open Gym

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

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 SMECA 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 take place Wednesdays from 6-7pm Starting January 8th, 2020.

Rec Hockey

Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Every Week until February 01, 2020

Youth Drop In- Liscomb

Friday, January 31, 2020 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Youth Drop-in Events 
Recreation will be hosting two youth drop-in events in January. Drop-ins are for youth ages 13-17 and will take place from 3-5:30 p.m. Students with bus notes can get off the bus at the community centres. The event will be casual, with a hot chocolate bar, popcorn and snacks, board games, a movie, or additional activities. These events are free. Jan. 17th- Port Bickerton and Jan. 31st - Liscomb

Learn to Skate

Friday, January 31, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

This program is FREE (thanks to the community). The program runs every Friday from 6-7pm and you can still sign up for the program by showing up on Friday nights before 6pm and filling out a registration form. Learn to Skate is for youth ages 3-6 who are in the early stages of learning the skate. Children only require skates and a hockey helmet. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5+ who are in the early stages of learning to play hockey. Hockey equipment is recommended.

Craft Program

Friday, January 31, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

Make it Take it Craft Program at the Recplex     
This all ages program will take place at the St. Mary’s Recplex in the warm room on Friday’s from 7:00-8:00pm. This is a free program. Parents are invited to watch some hockey while children make crafts in the warm room!

Free Skate

Saturday, February 01, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until March 15, 2020

Free skates are back at the St. Mary’s Recplex!

Skates will take place each Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00pm. Skates are free for all, all season long.

There are limited amount of helmets and skates available for use free of charge. All skaters must wear helmets on the ice, no exceptions. Free Skates are made possible through financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia Facility Access Grant.

Kid Fit- Port Bickerton & Ecum Secum

Monday, February 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 07, 2020

Kid Fit
Kid Fit will be beginning in February. Kid Fit is an afterschool program that takes place in community centres from bus drop-off to 5:00 p.m.  Registered children with a bus note are able to get off the bus at their local community centre to participate in the program. The program is offered to children in grades primary to grade 6 and is physical activity based and will have kids moving. Kid Fit will take place in Port Bickerton and Ecum Secum on Monday’s starting February 3rd and Tuesday’s in Sherbrooke starting February 4th. If you have submitted a recreation registration form already, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that your child will be attending the program. You can also register online at www.saint-marys.ca

Kid Fit- Sherbrooke

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 15, 2020

After School Rec Hockey

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Every Week until March 26, 2020

After School Recreation Hockey   
After School Recreation Hockey continues to take place Wednesdays from 3-4pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex for all school aged children. This is an opportunity for kids to enjoy the sport of hockey no matter what their skill level is. Participants will take part in basic shooting, passing and skating drills along with unstructured play. Recreation Staff will walk registered participants in this program from school to the Recplex leaving the school at 2:40. Note: Children must wear full hockey gear to participate. All students participating in this program must have a registration form completed.

Open Gym

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

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 SMECA 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 take place Wednesdays from 6-7pm Starting January 8th, 2020.

Learn to Skate

Friday, February 07, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

This program is FREE (thanks to the community). The program runs every Friday from 6-7pm and you can still sign up for the program by showing up on Friday nights before 6pm and filling out a registration form. Learn to Skate is for youth ages 3-6 who are in the early stages of learning the skate. Children only require skates and a hockey helmet. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5+ who are in the early stages of learning to play hockey. Hockey equipment is recommended.

Men's Hockey

Friday, February 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

Men’s Hockey League       
Men’s Hockey League games take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 & 8 p.m. Teams have been drafted and a full schedule is available on the municipal Facebook page or at the municipal office. Fans are invited to come out to the Recplex and take in some great hockey!

Craft Program

Friday, February 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

Make it Take it Craft Program at the Recplex     
This all ages program will take place at the St. Mary’s Recplex in the warm room on Friday’s from 7:00-8:00pm. This is a free program. Parents are invited to watch some hockey while children make crafts in the warm room!

Free Skate

Saturday, February 08, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until March 15, 2020

Free skates are back at the St. Mary’s Recplex!

Skates will take place each Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00pm. Skates are free for all, all season long.

There are limited amount of helmets and skates available for use free of charge. All skaters must wear helmets on the ice, no exceptions. Free Skates are made possible through financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia Facility Access Grant.

Kid Fit- Port Bickerton & Ecum Secum

Monday, February 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 07, 2020

Kid Fit
Kid Fit will be beginning in February. Kid Fit is an afterschool program that takes place in community centres from bus drop-off to 5:00 p.m.  Registered children with a bus note are able to get off the bus at their local community centre to participate in the program. The program is offered to children in grades primary to grade 6 and is physical activity based and will have kids moving. Kid Fit will take place in Port Bickerton and Ecum Secum on Monday’s starting February 3rd and Tuesday’s in Sherbrooke starting February 4th. If you have submitted a recreation registration form already, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that your child will be attending the program. You can also register online at www.saint-marys.ca

Kid Fit- Sherbrooke

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 15, 2020

After School Rec Hockey

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Every Week until March 26, 2020

After School Recreation Hockey   
After School Recreation Hockey continues to take place Wednesdays from 3-4pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex for all school aged children. This is an opportunity for kids to enjoy the sport of hockey no matter what their skill level is. Participants will take part in basic shooting, passing and skating drills along with unstructured play. Recreation Staff will walk registered participants in this program from school to the Recplex leaving the school at 2:40. Note: Children must wear full hockey gear to participate. All students participating in this program must have a registration form completed.

Open Gym

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

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 SMECA 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 take place Wednesdays from 6-7pm Starting January 8th, 2020.

Learn to Skate

Friday, February 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

This program is FREE (thanks to the community). The program runs every Friday from 6-7pm and you can still sign up for the program by showing up on Friday nights before 6pm and filling out a registration form. Learn to Skate is for youth ages 3-6 who are in the early stages of learning the skate. Children only require skates and a hockey helmet. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5+ who are in the early stages of learning to play hockey. Hockey equipment is recommended.

Men's Hockey

Friday, February 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

Men’s Hockey League       
Men’s Hockey League games take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 & 8 p.m. Teams have been drafted and a full schedule is available on the municipal Facebook page or at the municipal office. Fans are invited to come out to the Recplex and take in some great hockey!

Craft Program

Friday, February 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

Make it Take it Craft Program at the Recplex     
This all ages program will take place at the St. Mary’s Recplex in the warm room on Friday’s from 7:00-8:00pm. This is a free program. Parents are invited to watch some hockey while children make crafts in the warm room!

Free Skate

Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until March 15, 2020

Free skates are back at the St. Mary’s Recplex!

Skates will take place each Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00pm. Skates are free for all, all season long.

There are limited amount of helmets and skates available for use free of charge. All skaters must wear helmets on the ice, no exceptions. Free Skates are made possible through financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia Facility Access Grant.

Kid Fit- Port Bickerton & Ecum Secum

Monday, February 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 07, 2020

Kid Fit
Kid Fit will be beginning in February. Kid Fit is an afterschool program that takes place in community centres from bus drop-off to 5:00 p.m.  Registered children with a bus note are able to get off the bus at their local community centre to participate in the program. The program is offered to children in grades primary to grade 6 and is physical activity based and will have kids moving. Kid Fit will take place in Port Bickerton and Ecum Secum on Monday’s starting February 3rd and Tuesday’s in Sherbrooke starting February 4th. If you have submitted a recreation registration form already, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that your child will be attending the program. You can also register online at www.saint-marys.ca

Kid Fit- Sherbrooke

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 15, 2020

After School Rec Hockey

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Every Week until March 26, 2020

After School Recreation Hockey   
After School Recreation Hockey continues to take place Wednesdays from 3-4pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex for all school aged children. This is an opportunity for kids to enjoy the sport of hockey no matter what their skill level is. Participants will take part in basic shooting, passing and skating drills along with unstructured play. Recreation Staff will walk registered participants in this program from school to the Recplex leaving the school at 2:40. Note: Children must wear full hockey gear to participate. All students participating in this program must have a registration form completed.

Open Gym

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

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 SMECA 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 take place Wednesdays from 6-7pm Starting January 8th, 2020.

Learn to Skate

Friday, February 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

This program is FREE (thanks to the community). The program runs every Friday from 6-7pm and you can still sign up for the program by showing up on Friday nights before 6pm and filling out a registration form. Learn to Skate is for youth ages 3-6 who are in the early stages of learning the skate. Children only require skates and a hockey helmet. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5+ who are in the early stages of learning to play hockey. Hockey equipment is recommended.

Men's Hockey

Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

Men’s Hockey League       
Men’s Hockey League games take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 & 8 p.m. Teams have been drafted and a full schedule is available on the municipal Facebook page or at the municipal office. Fans are invited to come out to the Recplex and take in some great hockey!

Craft Program

Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

Make it Take it Craft Program at the Recplex     
This all ages program will take place at the St. Mary’s Recplex in the warm room on Friday’s from 7:00-8:00pm. This is a free program. Parents are invited to watch some hockey while children make crafts in the warm room!

Free Skate

Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until March 15, 2020

Free skates are back at the St. Mary’s Recplex!

Skates will take place each Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00pm. Skates are free for all, all season long.

There are limited amount of helmets and skates available for use free of charge. All skaters must wear helmets on the ice, no exceptions. Free Skates are made possible through financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia Facility Access Grant.

Kid Fit- Port Bickerton & Ecum Secum

Monday, February 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 07, 2020

Kid Fit
Kid Fit will be beginning in February. Kid Fit is an afterschool program that takes place in community centres from bus drop-off to 5:00 p.m.  Registered children with a bus note are able to get off the bus at their local community centre to participate in the program. The program is offered to children in grades primary to grade 6 and is physical activity based and will have kids moving. Kid Fit will take place in Port Bickerton and Ecum Secum on Monday’s starting February 3rd and Tuesday’s in Sherbrooke starting February 4th. If you have submitted a recreation registration form already, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that your child will be attending the program. You can also register online at www.saint-marys.ca

Kid Fit- Sherbrooke

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 15, 2020

After School Rec Hockey

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Every Week until March 26, 2020

After School Recreation Hockey   
After School Recreation Hockey continues to take place Wednesdays from 3-4pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex for all school aged children. This is an opportunity for kids to enjoy the sport of hockey no matter what their skill level is. Participants will take part in basic shooting, passing and skating drills along with unstructured play. Recreation Staff will walk registered participants in this program from school to the Recplex leaving the school at 2:40. Note: Children must wear full hockey gear to participate. All students participating in this program must have a registration form completed.

Open Gym

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

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 SMECA 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 take place Wednesdays from 6-7pm Starting January 8th, 2020.

Learn to Skate

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

This program is FREE (thanks to the community). The program runs every Friday from 6-7pm and you can still sign up for the program by showing up on Friday nights before 6pm and filling out a registration form. Learn to Skate is for youth ages 3-6 who are in the early stages of learning the skate. Children only require skates and a hockey helmet. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5+ who are in the early stages of learning to play hockey. Hockey equipment is recommended.

Men's Hockey

Friday, February 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 01, 2020

Men’s Hockey League       
Men’s Hockey League games take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 & 8 p.m. Teams have been drafted and a full schedule is available on the municipal Facebook page or at the municipal office. Fans are invited to come out to the Recplex and take in some great hockey!

Craft Program

Friday, February 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

Make it Take it Craft Program at the Recplex     
This all ages program will take place at the St. Mary’s Recplex in the warm room on Friday’s from 7:00-8:00pm. This is a free program. Parents are invited to watch some hockey while children make crafts in the warm room!

Free Skate

Saturday, February 29, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until March 15, 2020

Free skates are back at the St. Mary’s Recplex!

Skates will take place each Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00pm. Skates are free for all, all season long.

There are limited amount of helmets and skates available for use free of charge. All skaters must wear helmets on the ice, no exceptions. Free Skates are made possible through financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia Facility Access Grant.

Kid Fit- Port Bickerton & Ecum Secum

Monday, March 02, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 07, 2020

Kid Fit
Kid Fit will be beginning in February. Kid Fit is an afterschool program that takes place in community centres from bus drop-off to 5:00 p.m.  Registered children with a bus note are able to get off the bus at their local community centre to participate in the program. The program is offered to children in grades primary to grade 6 and is physical activity based and will have kids moving. Kid Fit will take place in Port Bickerton and Ecum Secum on Monday’s starting February 3rd and Tuesday’s in Sherbrooke starting February 4th. If you have submitted a recreation registration form already, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that your child will be attending the program. You can also register online at www.saint-marys.ca

Kid Fit- Sherbrooke

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 15, 2020

Supper Club

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Every Week until April 01, 2020

Each Tuesday and Thursday in March, the St. Mary’s Fitness Centre invites Moms and Dads to our Fitness Centre Supper Club. We are putting the focus on the whole family, by providing access to our Fitness Centre, a childcare program during the hour self-led workout, and a light dinner afterward. From 4pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, not only is your workout free, school age kids will join our rec staff in the SMECA little gym for fun and games, and pre-school aged kids will be in the Kids First Room right next door to the gym. No need to hire a babysitter! A light dinner and snacks will be provided at 5:30 pm, after your workout. If you are interested in attending either Tuesday, Thursday or both, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-522-2598. Pre-registering will allow us to prep enough food for everyone, including kids. Let us know of any dietary restrictions. If you are interested but lacking equipment to start, let me know! Sneakers or other necessary equipment can be provided on a confidential basis. This project is made possible with funding from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and through collaboration with St. Mary’s Kids First and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s.

ARK Workshop

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Every 3 Weeks until March 11, 2020

Our female youth focused group for ages 12-17, will meet again Wednesday March 4th and Wednesday March 25th. We will be mixing Art and Walking to increase our creativity and improve our physical wellbeing. Some of our creative activities will be a remakery workshop: where we find new ways to use things through redesign, and personalizing journals with collage techniques. Events will be after school until 5pm in the SHOPS room at SMECA.  On March Break, we have a special event taking place in Halifax that you do not want to miss!  On March 19th we will head to Halifax to experience a walking tour of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Pier 21, and so much more.  ARK and our activities are supported by the Dept. of Communities Culture and Heritage, and our group is grateful to the Ruth Goldbloom Educational Bursary program for their support of our March Break event.

After School Rec Hockey

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 3:00 pm
Every Week until March 26, 2020

After School Recreation Hockey   
After School Recreation Hockey continues to take place Wednesdays from 3-4pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex for all school aged children. This is an opportunity for kids to enjoy the sport of hockey no matter what their skill level is. Participants will take part in basic shooting, passing and skating drills along with unstructured play. Recreation Staff will walk registered participants in this program from school to the Recplex leaving the school at 2:40. Note: Children must wear full hockey gear to participate. All students participating in this program must have a registration form completed.

Happy Feet

Thursday, March 05, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until March 27, 2020

Supper Club

Thursday, March 05, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Every Week until April 01, 2020

Each Tuesday and Thursday in March, the St. Mary’s Fitness Centre invites Moms and Dads to our Fitness Centre Supper Club. We are putting the focus on the whole family, by providing access to our Fitness Centre, a childcare program during the hour self-led workout, and a light dinner afterward. From 4pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, not only is your workout free, school age kids will join our rec staff in the SMECA little gym for fun and games, and pre-school aged kids will be in the Kids First Room right next door to the gym. No need to hire a babysitter! A light dinner and snacks will be provided at 5:30 pm, after your workout. If you are interested in attending either Tuesday, Thursday or both, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-522-2598. Pre-registering will allow us to prep enough food for everyone, including kids. Let us know of any dietary restrictions. If you are interested but lacking equipment to start, let me know! Sneakers or other necessary equipment can be provided on a confidential basis. This project is made possible with funding from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and through collaboration with St. Mary’s Kids First and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s.

Learn to Skate

Friday, March 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

This program is FREE (thanks to the community). The program runs every Friday from 6-7pm and you can still sign up for the program by showing up on Friday nights before 6pm and filling out a registration form. Learn to Skate is for youth ages 3-6 who are in the early stages of learning the skate. Children only require skates and a hockey helmet. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5+ who are in the early stages of learning to play hockey. Hockey equipment is recommended.

Craft Program

Friday, March 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

Make it Take it Craft Program at the Recplex     
This all ages program will take place at the St. Mary’s Recplex in the warm room on Friday’s from 7:00-8:00pm. This is a free program. Parents are invited to watch some hockey while children make crafts in the warm room!

Magic Show

Saturday, March 07, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Saturday, March 7th 2019 - The Amazing Mr. J’s Magic show is kicking off our Winter Fun Fest 2020, and you do not want to miss this show!  Join us at the Exhibit Centre in Sherbrooke Village from 11-12pm to watch Mr. J perform. Bring your hats, mitts and sleds along for our sledding party! Our Skating Party takes place right after the magic show at the Recplex from 12-2pm. The Recplex is getting the party treatment, with some funky lighting and cool tunes to skate to. From there we head to Church Hill in Sherbrooke village for sledding from 2-4pm, right next to the Exhibit Centre. You will be able to warm your hands at our fire pit and purchase Hot Chocolate and S’mores in support of a great cause. We will wrap up our Winter Fun Fest 2020 with a showing of FROZEN 2 at the Exhibit Centre in Sherbrooke Village. Doors open at 5:00pm, movie starts at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring a blanket, pillow and stuffy to snuggle up and watch the movie with.  Popcorn will be available for purchase as well.  All events are FREE. Snacks will be available to purchase from the St. Mary’s House League Hockey Team.  Come  and join us for a memorable day of family fun to celebrate winter 2020!

Free Skate

Saturday, March 07, 2020 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

Free skates are back at the St. Mary’s Recplex!

Skates will take place each Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00pm. Skates are free for all, all season long.

There are limited amount of helmets and skates available for use free of charge. All skaters must wear helmets on the ice, no exceptions. Free Skates are made possible through financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia Facility Access Grant.

Sledding Party

Saturday, March 07, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Saturday, March 7th 2019 - The Amazing Mr. J’s Magic show is kicking off our Winter Fun Fest 2020, and you do not want to miss this show!  Join us at the Exhibit Centre in Sherbrooke Village from 11-12pm to watch Mr. J perform. Bring your hats, mitts and sleds along for our sledding party! Our Skating Party takes place right after the magic show at the Recplex from 12-2pm. The Recplex is getting the party treatment, with some funky lighting and cool tunes to skate to. From there we head to Church Hill in Sherbrooke village for sledding from 2-4pm, right next to the Exhibit Centre. You will be able to warm your hands at our fire pit and purchase Hot Chocolate and S’mores in support of a great cause. We will wrap up our Winter Fun Fest 2020 with a showing of FROZEN 2 at the Exhibit Centre in Sherbrooke Village. Doors open at 5:00pm, movie starts at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring a blanket, pillow and stuffy to snuggle up and watch the movie with.  Popcorn will be available for purchase as well.  All events are FREE. Snacks will be available to purchase from the St. Mary’s House League Hockey Team.  Come  and join us for a memorable day of family fun to celebrate winter 2020!

Movie Night

Saturday, March 07, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Kid Fit- Port Bickerton & Ecum Secum

Monday, March 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 07, 2020

Kid Fit
Kid Fit will be beginning in February. Kid Fit is an afterschool program that takes place in community centres from bus drop-off to 5:00 p.m.  Registered children with a bus note are able to get off the bus at their local community centre to participate in the program. The program is offered to children in grades primary to grade 6 and is physical activity based and will have kids moving. Kid Fit will take place in Port Bickerton and Ecum Secum on Monday’s starting February 3rd and Tuesday’s in Sherbrooke starting February 4th. If you have submitted a recreation registration form already, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that your child will be attending the program. You can also register online at www.saint-marys.ca

Kid Fit- Sherbrooke

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Every Week until April 15, 2020

Supper Club

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Every Week until April 01, 2020

Each Tuesday and Thursday in March, the St. Mary’s Fitness Centre invites Moms and Dads to our Fitness Centre Supper Club. We are putting the focus on the whole family, by providing access to our Fitness Centre, a childcare program during the hour self-led workout, and a light dinner afterward. From 4pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, not only is your workout free, school age kids will join our rec staff in the SMECA little gym for fun and games, and pre-school aged kids will be in the Kids First Room right next door to the gym. No need to hire a babysitter! A light dinner and snacks will be provided at 5:30 pm, after your workout. If you are interested in attending either Tuesday, Thursday or both, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-522-2598. Pre-registering will allow us to prep enough food for everyone, including kids. Let us know of any dietary restrictions. If you are interested but lacking equipment to start, let me know! Sneakers or other necessary equipment can be provided on a confidential basis. This project is made possible with funding from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and through collaboration with St. Mary’s Kids First and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s.

After School Rec Hockey

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Every Week until March 26, 2020

After School Recreation Hockey   
After School Recreation Hockey continues to take place Wednesdays from 3-4pm at the St. Mary’s Recplex for all school aged children. This is an opportunity for kids to enjoy the sport of hockey no matter what their skill level is. Participants will take part in basic shooting, passing and skating drills along with unstructured play. Recreation Staff will walk registered participants in this program from school to the Recplex leaving the school at 2:40. Note: Children must wear full hockey gear to participate. All students participating in this program must have a registration form completed.

Happy Feet

Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until March 27, 2020

Supper Club

Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Every Week until April 01, 2020

Each Tuesday and Thursday in March, the St. Mary’s Fitness Centre invites Moms and Dads to our Fitness Centre Supper Club. We are putting the focus on the whole family, by providing access to our Fitness Centre, a childcare program during the hour self-led workout, and a light dinner afterward. From 4pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, not only is your workout free, school age kids will join our rec staff in the SMECA little gym for fun and games, and pre-school aged kids will be in the Kids First Room right next door to the gym. No need to hire a babysitter! A light dinner and snacks will be provided at 5:30 pm, after your workout. If you are interested in attending either Tuesday, Thursday or both, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-522-2598. Pre-registering will allow us to prep enough food for everyone, including kids. Let us know of any dietary restrictions. If you are interested but lacking equipment to start, let me know! Sneakers or other necessary equipment can be provided on a confidential basis. This project is made possible with funding from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and through collaboration with St. Mary’s Kids First and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s.

Learn to Skate

Friday, March 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

This program is FREE (thanks to the community). The program runs every Friday from 6-7pm and you can still sign up for the program by showing up on Friday nights before 6pm and filling out a registration form. Learn to Skate is for youth ages 3-6 who are in the early stages of learning the skate. Children only require skates and a hockey helmet. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5+ who are in the early stages of learning to play hockey. Hockey equipment is recommended.

Craft Program

Friday, March 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Every Week until March 14, 2020

Make it Take it Craft Program at the Recplex     
This all ages program will take place at the St. Mary’s Recplex in the warm room on Friday’s from 7:00-8:00pm. This is a free program. Parents are invited to watch some hockey while children make crafts in the warm room!

Good Friday- Municipal Office & Transfer Station Closed

Friday, April 10, 2020 9:00 am
This event does not repeat

The Municipal Office will be closed for Good Friday

Easter Monday- Municipal Office & Transfer Station Closed

Monday, April 13, 2020 9:00 am
This event does not repeat

The Municipal Office will be closed for Easter Monday

Lochiel Lake Family Event

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 9:30 am - 11:30 am
This event does not repeat

After a rough spring with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kids First staff are looking to bring families together in a safe and fun way this summer! We, along with the staff at St. Mary’s Recreation, will be holding outdoor family events across the Municipality during the summer. All parents/caregivers and children are welcome!

July 7, 2020 – Lochiel Lake Provincial Park - 9:30-11:30am
July 14, 2020 - The Soccer field at SMECA - 9:30-11:30am
July 28, 2020 – Port Hilford Beach: 11am-1pm, light lunch provided on this day!

Various outdoor activities as well as nature walks. Rain dates for these events will be the Thursday of the same week. Folks are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs.
Families are asked to call Paula at 902-870-7437 or Maggie at 902-522-2598 to sign up or send a message to St. Mary’s Kids First Facebook page. The number of people allowed to attend will depend on Public Health recommendations at the time. Social distancing will be encouraged for the adults. Free of Charge.

Money for transportation will be available upon request and snacks will be provided.

Family Event- SMECA Soccer Field

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:30 am - 11:30 am
This event does not repeat

After a rough spring with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kids First staff are looking to bring families together in a safe and fun way this summer! We, along with the staff at St. Mary’s Recreation, will be holding outdoor family events across the Municipality during the summer. All parents/caregivers and children are welcome!

July 7, 2020 – Lochiel Lake Provincial Park - 9:30-11:30am
July 14, 2020 - The Soccer field at SMECA - 9:30-11:30am
July 28, 2020 – Port Hilford Beach: 11am-1pm, light lunch provided on this day!

Various outdoor activities as well as nature walks. Rain dates for these events will be the Thursday of the same week. Folks are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs.
Families are asked to call Paula at 902-870-7437 or Maggie at 902-522-2598 to sign up or send a message to St. Mary’s Kids First Facebook page. The number of people allowed to attend will depend on Public Health recommendations at the time. Social distancing will be encouraged for the adults. Free of Charge.

Money for transportation will be available upon request and snacks will be provided.

Family Event- Port Hilford Beach

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

After a rough spring with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kids First staff are looking to bring families together in a safe and fun way this summer! We, along with the staff at St. Mary’s Recreation, will be holding outdoor family events across the Municipality during the summer. All parents/caregivers and children are welcome!

July 7, 2020 – Lochiel Lake Provincial Park - 9:30-11:30am
July 14, 2020 - The Soccer field at SMECA - 9:30-11:30am
July 28, 2020 – Port Hilford Beach: 11am-1pm, light lunch provided on this day!

Various outdoor activities as well as nature walks. Rain dates for these events will be the Thursday of the same week. Folks are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs.
Families are asked to call Paula at 902-870-7437 or Maggie at 902-522-2598 to sign up or send a message to St. Mary’s Kids First Facebook page. The number of people allowed to attend will depend on Public Health recommendations at the time. Social distancing will be encouraged for the adults. Free of Charge.

Money for transportation will be available upon request and snacks will be provided.

Safe Bike Zone

Tuesday, August 04, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

Soccer

Wednesday, August 05, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until August 26, 2020

Hockey Camp/Jersey Day

Thursday, August 06, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

Safe Bike Zone

Thursday, August 06, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

Port Bickerton Family Lighthouse Hike

Monday, August 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Playground Drop N' Play

Monday, August 10, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Kids's Pickle Ball

Monday, August 10, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Adult Pickleball

Monday, August 10, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Safe Bike Zone

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

Soccer

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until August 26, 2020

Disney Day

Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Detached from recurrence

Safe Bike Zone

Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

Teddy Bear Picnic/Puppet Making

Monday, August 17, 2020 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Detached from recurrence

Port Bickerton Family Lighthouse Hike

Monday, August 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Playground Drop N' Play

Monday, August 17, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Kids's Pickle Ball

Monday, August 17, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Adult Pickleball

Monday, August 17, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Safe Bike Zone

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

Soccer

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until August 26, 2020

PJ & Popcorn Day

Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Detached from recurrence

Safe Bike Zone

Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

Board Games Afternoon

Monday, August 24, 2020 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Detached from recurrence

Port Bickerton Family Lighthouse Hike

Monday, August 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Playground Drop N' Play

Monday, August 24, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Kids's Pickle Ball

Monday, August 24, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Adult Pickleball

Monday, August 24, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Week until August 25, 2020

Safe Bike Zone

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

Soccer

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until August 26, 2020

Sports Day

Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Detached from recurrence

Safe Bike Zone

Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until August 28, 2020

T-Ball & Softball Skills

Monday, September 14, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until October 13, 2020

T-Ball & Softball Skills is an afterschool program to help teach youth basic softball skills such as catching, throwing & batting. The program is for children in grades primary to 12. T-Ball & Softball Skills will take place on Monday’s outdoors at the SMECA soccer field when weather permits or indoors at the Recplex, from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. The program will start on Monday, September 14th and will run for 7 weeks. Participants are encouraged to be prepared for both indoor and outdoor conditions. Participants must bring their own water bottles, sharing is not permitted. Pre-registration is required.

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