Register for a recreation program by filling out a pdf registration form (368 KB)  and dropping it off at the Municipal Office or emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We also have the convenience of our online registration form.

Trail Blazers - Trail Blazers is an outdoor education program taking place this fall on Mondays after school in Stonewall Park for grades 4-7 and Tuesdays for grades P-3. (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. Participants are encouraged to dress for indoor/outdoor running conditions and bring water bottles.

International Walk to School Day - Wednesday Oct. 2nd is International Walk to School Day. SMECA Students and Staff will be walking to school from Sherbrooke Village to support active transportation, create healthy habits and to be kind to our environment! Keep an eye out for our students as we participate along with over 40 other countries in International Walk to School Day. Please ensure your child’s completed permission slip is returned to school in order for them to participate.

St. Mary’s House League Hockey – Join the St. Mary’s House League Hockey Committee on Saturday Oct. 5th at the Red Hill Golf Club for a fundraising event.  Register your team of four, no golf experience needed! Registration fees are $30 per person and registration begins at 9:00am, play starts at 10:00am (Best Ball).  There will be fun events along the way and a $1,000 Hole in One competition sponsored by Cooks Convenience/Wilsons Gas Stop.  You do not have to have a team registered to participate in the Hole in One competition, and you can purchase as many $5 shots as you like with proceeds going to House League Hockey. Please call or text Paul MacLennan at 902-968-1119 to register your team.  

House League Hockey – Registration for the upcoming season will be held on Thursday Oct. 17th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Municipal Office.  You will be able register your child, pay the registration fee and talk to committee members and municipal staff.  This is a great time to ask questions and meet the people behind organizing this awesome program for kids in our community.  You will also have an opportunity to privately discuss subsidizing options through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program and KidSport to help with registration fees if needed.

Workplace Walking Challenge – Are you St. Mary’s Most Active Workplace?  Gather four of your favorite co-workers and join the challenge! Starting Friday Oct. 11th, your team of four will count their walking minutes and earn points! (Double points for minutes walked at work!) Each Friday your points tally will be emailed in by your 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! To register your team and get your information package, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-522-2598.  This challenge is super fun, motivating and free to join! 

Before and After Program, SMECA
The Before and After Care Program at St. Mary’s Education Centre and Academy starts on September 30th. Registration is now being accepted from children in grades pre-primary to six. This program will take place Monday-Friday, 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-5:30pm in the Kids First room. The program costs $5 for the before service and $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.


Halloween Parties
Join us for our annual Halloween Parties! Our Halloween parties are open to everyone in the community, so dig out your favourite costume and come on out to have some spooky fun!  We will be playing games, making some Halloween crafts and of course eating Halloween treats! Halloween Parties will take place in the following communities:
Monday, October 28th, Goshen Community Centre 6:00-7:30pm
Tuesday, October 29th – Sherbrooke Lion’s Hall 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, October 30th – Ecum Secum Fire Hall 6:00-7:30pm
Anyone who would like to help out at a party or contribute a treat, please contact us at (902)522-2598.

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 live, 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.

Community Profile: Logan McGrath
Not many can say they have competed in a national athletic competition, but Logan McGrath can. Logan was invited to participate in the Golf Junior Open at the Magna Golf Club in August that took place in Aurora, Ontario. The Sonora native got the opportunity after being the top ranked player in his age group at the Acura Junior Skills Challenge National Event. This event is comprised of participants that achieved the highest cumulative skills challenge score from events that take place across Canada in four age categories. Logan received a performance recognition package courtesy of Titleist at the Golf Junior Open. As part of the opportunity, he also got the chance to attend the CP Women’s Open and got to meet Lexi Thompson and Brooke Henderson, among other top golfers. Congratulations on your achievement, Logan!