Recreation

Contact Information:

Recreation Co-ordinator
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Phone: (902) 867-5595

Active Living Co-ordinator
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General Recreation

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Town of Antigonish Recreation

Antigonish Town Recreation is dedicated to providing sport, recreation and leisure activities for the citizens of Antigonish. The department concentrates on maximizing the Towns existing assets as well as building on its proud heritage and culture. To achieve their vision and with the available resources, the department will provide programs, services, facilities, plus advice and assistance to individuals, community groups and organizations.

Antigonish Town Recreation boasts some of the best playing fields in the province; these fields include a state of the art Artificial Turf field; a practice field at Columbus Field, and two lit ball fields. Within the town, and working in conjunction with the recreation department, are several groups who provide recreational activities to the children and youth of the area: Minor Soccer, Minor Baseball, Minor Football, and The Highland Touch Football League, to name a few.

Program Registration Forms (scroll down for more information on our programs)

Form for 'Wee Lads and Lassies: Run, Jump, Throw': CLICK HERE

Form for 'Touch Football': CLICK HERE

Forms for 'Get Fit in the 'Nish': CLICK HERE (registration form) and HERE (Par-Q+)

Form for 'Junior Tennis': CLICK HERE

 

The 2015 Spring/Summer Edition of "Talk of the Town" is Now Available!

You can view it online by clicking HERE.

You can also download the PDF version by clicking HERE.

Junior Tennis 2015

Registration for this summer's Junior Tennis program is now open! Please see schedule (below) for details.

Click here to get a Junior Tennis registration form.

 

Get Fit in the 'Nish!

The Town of Antigonish Recreation Department is very excited to announce its newest program: "Get Fit in the 'Nish". Instructor Aldona MacNeil will take participants through 4 evenings of FREE fitness! Before participating please fill out a registration form and a Par Q+. These can be given to the Recreation Department in advance or 15 minutes before class at Columbus Field.

Get Fit in the 'Nish REGISTRATION FORM

Par-Q +

 

Highland Touch Football

Registration for the Highland Touch Football League is now open! Please print a registration form (found below under ) and mail it in to the Town of Antigonish Recreation Department. 

Form for 'Touch Football': CLICK HERE

 

Wee Lads and Lassies: Run, Jump, Throw Program

Registration for Wee Lads and Lassies: Run, Jump, Throw is now open! Please print a registration form (found below under Program Registration Forms) and mail it in to the Town of Antigonish Recreation Department.

Form for 'Wee Lads and Lassies: Run, Jump, Throw':CLICK HERE

Program Registration Forms

Form for 'Wee Lads and Lassies: Run, Jump, Throw': CLICK HERE

Form for 'Touch Football': CLICK HERE

Forms for 'Get Fit in the 'Nish': CLICK HERE (registration form) and HERE (Par-Q+)

Form for 'Junior Tennis': CLICK HERE

 

 

 

So you want to book a field? Here's how to do it in 3 easy steps;

  1. Download the field booking form: Field User Rental Agreement
  2. Fill in the form;
  3. Submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will contact you with an up-date on your requests.

Further questions please contact Tricia at 867-5595. Antigonish Town Hall. 

Other recreational facilities within the Town are Columbus Field, Chisholm Park, Whidden Street playground, and Arbor Drive playground. Columbus Field, the largest park within the Town, boasts two tennis courts,a lit walking trail, a running track and a great water park for kids!

Special Events Application Form

Are you planning a Special Event?  Click here for more information and details.

Bench/Bike-Rack and Tree Dedication Program

Through our Bench, Bike-Rack and Tree dedication program, friends and families can create a dedication or memorial by placing a public bench, bike-rack or tree in one of the Town of Antigonish parks, playgrounds or walk-ways. Each dedication carries a different story through the words engraved on the plaque. These lovely dedications with their bronze plaques serve as a lasting reminder or a timeless gift to a loved one.

For complete details and application please click here.

Antigonish Town & County Active Transportation Plan

In November, 2013, The Town of Antigonish in partnership with the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, announced the commencement of a project to prepare an Active Transportation plan that will become an important step on the road to sustainable transportation. This new plan will identify a number of strategic priority areas to improve pedestrian and cycling conditions in the Town and County.

The plan will expand on work already completed to date, including the popular Antigonish Landing Trail, and will result in the drafting of action plans and policy recommendations designed to make walking and cycling more comfortable and enjoyable for all residents.

The planning process had a number of components: a pubic on-line survey; field analysis and a background review and update of previous planning efforts; public meetings; and finally, the development of a strategic plan and design guidelines.

The MMM Group, the firm responsible for providing professional and technical support for this plan, have completed the community consultations and have issued a draft copy of the plan to Municipal staff.

 

Highland Connect

Looking for something to do? Check out Highland Connect! It is an online guide for active living resources: Highland Connect

 

Recreation Support

All forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Antigonish Town Hall Recreation Department, or by clicking below to print off the application.

Jump Start 

Jumpstart Application Form

Kid Sport

Kid Sport Application Form

Gary Boone "Physical Activity" Leadership Development Fund Application

Highland Region for Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation

The Highland Region serves the counties of Antigonish, Pictou and District of Guysborough. Population in the region is 74,400 with two primary service areas of the Town of Antigonish and the towns of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, and Trenton as well as the Town of Pictou in the western section of Pictou County.

Their office works in collaboration with municipalities, recreation directors, regional health, school and economic development boards and groups such as Pictou County Recreation Coordinators and the Highland Region Recreation Coordinators. 

For more information, visit Highland Region