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Sidewalks & Trees…

Mon Jul 23, 6:55 PM

You have likely heard and seen the activity around the new Sidewalks on Main Street in Shubenacadie.  They are planned to run from Yummies Deli to Havenwood Dr.  When the tie a red ribbon around the old tree happened a couple of weeks ago we were all shocked to think that we might lose all these wonderful old trees.  Councillor Pam went to work to gain a better understanding of what needed to happen and how the Sidewalks would impact the trees.  A lot by lot review was complete, recommendations were found and presented to East Hants Staff to assist them in desiging the sidewalk package to be safe but still keep most of our beautiful trees.  It was great to receive a report back end of last week indicating that the vast majority of the trees are expected to be saved.  We must say Staff have really been working for the community on this one.  Thanks to Connie Nolan and her team.  Pam did another walk on the weekend to compare the notes from our presentation and the notes received back.  She had a the opportunity to chat with quite a few people as well.  Most were very excited that we can have both.... Sidewalks & Trees...

The Good News Is... we can have the enjoyment and safety of our sidewalks as well as the beauty of our trees.

We are hoping construction will be done this fall. If it is anything like Elmsdale people will come out and enjoy this new walking area - connect to the trails as well.streetscape_cover_640

Race Fans the Canadian National Superbikes are Back

Tue Jul 17, 3:36 PM

Atlantic Motorsport Park will be welcomiong Racers and Race Fans from across the country for another weekend of Canadian National Super Bike Champioonships.  Everyone is welcoming to come and enjoy this GREAT weekend of RACING.

  • Thursday - is National Test Day - practice sessions
  • Friday - Another big day of practicing
  • Saturday - Morning Practice for Qualifying - then Afternoon Qualifying - and race
  • Sunday - Practice in the morning - Opening Ceromonies at 12:55n - Racing at 1:10pm

This is always a great time, come early, stay all weekend...

  • Weekend Passes - Just $40

Full Schedule is at


Shubenacadie Welcomes “the Story Hunter”

Tue Jul 10, 10:31 PM

This is exciting news we have Marlene Custance the "Story Hunter" coming to Shubie to chat with residents about the history of our Village.  She is starting this Thursday July 11 visiting with a couple of Shubie legends - Dr. MacInnis and Gerry Williams.  If you would like to be part of this and share some stories please let us know at

Email   or call us at  Tel: 758-4444 ask for Bettymarlene_constance_120

 This is the note from Marlene...

Hi, my name is Marlene Custance and I am a “Story Hunter” with a passion for keeping memories alive.  It all began when I wanted to write a book about my Grandmother; whom I loved dearly.   I researched, collected old photos, spoke to people who remembered her and before you know it a book came together.  I realized then how much I enjoy putting the puzzle of the past together. I have written several books both for myself and for others.  And as I finish one, there comes to mind several more that I MUST do.    I am looking forward to meeting you and hearing “your stories.”  


The Village of Shubenacadie has some very interesting stories that need to be shared.

Bring your story ideas to the Tin Shop Museum or call 758-2013 and they will come to you.  You can also use our email

Shubie Wading Pool Open

Thu Jul 05, 9:38 PM

It was great on the hot Sunday July 1st to have the Shubie Park Wading Pool open.  It is now open for the season for kids to enjoy.

There is no admission to enjoy this cooling little pool in the park.  They are always appreciative of donations.

Times and Days

  • Mon. - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm

           Closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00pm

Swim Lessons - Pre School age groups

For details call - 758-3395

Come and enjoy this great little pool in behind the community centre.

What a GREAT Celebration - Hay Days / Canada Day

Tue Jul 03, 2:54 PM

dscn4185_lr_180Does it get any better than this past weekend.  There were over 100 volunteers in so many groups and organizations that worked so hard to put together a wonderful weekend of activity for Shubenacadie's Hay Days / Canada Day Celebrations.  There were many families and businesses that contributed to the event as well - to each of you we way a big THANK YOU.

Saturday Evening there was a group of local musicians who played to the enjoyment of people gathering in the Hall for a Coffee House.

Saturday morning a huge turn out for the Legion's Breakfast - sounds like we ate them out of house and home - well at least out of eggs but quickly they got more.  Great job to the team at the Legion.

It was great to see the community Churches come together to host a wonderful Canada Day Worship Celebration.  There was great music and some interesting personal stories from members of the different churches.

The Parade was one of the best in recent years.  There were so many new and interesting floats and people in the parade - some groups came from out around the area - there was a lot of work put into these floats.

The opening exercises were special as well - Sharon MacPhee led the group in the Singing of O'Canada - she does an awesome job - then we had a wonderful rendition of O'Canada in Mi'kmaq with a group of children from Indian Brook - it was very special.  We then had the opportunity to recognize three Service Groups within our community that were celebrating anniveraries this year

  • Shubenacadie Emergency and Fire Services - long time member Kevin MacDonald received a Plaque for the Brigade in honour of their 60 years of community service.
  • Shubenacadie Lions Club - King Lion Dennis MacDonald accepted their Plaque for 65 Years of service - they are involved in so many things in our Village - did you see their upgrades to the Lions building
  • Royal Canadian Legion 111 - Shubenacadie Legion - Albert Flemming and Pearl Cameron accepted their Plaque honouring 65 years of service - another great and active group in our community

The Classic Car Show was a big hit again with 100+ cars - this is always a highlight of the weekend - the BBQ and Strawberry Shortcake sold out as usual. 

The afternoon at the park had a variety of activities with Bouncy Toys - Wading Pool - Dunk Tank - Booths - Tug of War which the Famers / Farmhands won this year and took home the Milk Can Trophy.

In the evening the Blue Jam Grass Band provided a wonderful eveniong of music - they entertained a good size crowd that kept growing as the crowd came for the fire works.

 The Fireworks again this year were specatcular...  Chief Wayne Green and his crew did an excellent job.  It was amazing to see cars lined up on every availlable road in and around the Village to watch this event.  Again they were rated as one of the best in the region and enjoyed by about 3,000 people...

As part of the community we would like to give a VERY LARGE - THANK YOU -  to the Hay Days organizing committee - the many workers that did everything from cleaning washrooms to cutting grass to serving in one way or another.  Over 100 volunteers committed to making this one of the BEST Hay Days / Canada Day Celebrations ever. dscn4179_lr_180dscn4193_lr_180_01