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Each year, the Truro Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture hosts and partners on numerous special events, including festivals, dances, movies and more.




Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up Earth Month Challenge

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Volunteers are sought for a community clean-up being hosted by Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture on Saturday, April 26 as part of the province-wide Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up Earth Month Challenge.

The cleanup will begin at 10 a.m. at Douglas Street Recreation Centre.

Individuals will be given gloves, bags and potential cleanup sites.

To ensure there are enough supplies, interested participants are asked to contact Cathy von Kintzel at Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture: 893-6094 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


iconLocal Senior Games Registration and Information 2014 (346.16 kB)

Local Senior Games

May 5 to 9, 2014

Registration is being accepted for the Local Senior Games being held May 5 to 9 in the Truro-Bible Hill area.

The event features numerous friendly competitions, ranging from golf and bowling to cribbage and crokinole, and promotes fun, fitness and friendship for everyone 55 years and over.

This is a joint project of Truro, Bible Hill and Colchester seniors.

Registration brochures are available from Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture as well as recreation departments for Colchester and Bible Hill.




Colchester Volunteer Network Presents

 2014 Volunteer Workshops

  Free workshops for volunteers, volunteer based organizations and non-profits

Do you lead or work with a local non-profit or volunteer community organization?


Are you looking for ways to work more effectively in the non-profit sector?



Wednesday, April 30: Introduction to Social Media from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14: Social Media Strategies and Effective Use from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Wednesday, May 14: Volunteer Screening frm 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 28: Strategic Planning for Non-Profits from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


For more information and to register contact: United Way of Colchester County at 895-9313 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Colchester Bike Week 2014

 June 6 to 15


Colchester Bike Week, an annual celebration of cycling in this region, will be held June 6 to 15, 2014


This is great way to stay active, have fun and win prizes.


The week includes organized, group road trips, off-road recreational rides, bike rodeos, a huge ride through Truro, chances to win prizes, an art contest and much more.


Colchester Bike Week is supported by the Municipality of Colchester, Town of Truro and Village of Bible Hill. For information: www.colchester.ca.




Register Now for VP Challenge

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Endurance will be taken to a whole new level of fun Saturday, July 19 when Victoria Park once again plays host to the VP Challenge.

Participants will leap over hay bales, scale a wall, conquer Jacob’s Ladder and fight their way through the park to glory as part of this 5K and 7.5K race with obstacles. There is also a kids’ run.

The VP Challenge is loosely based on similar-style races held around the world, with one, big, beautiful and unique difference – Victoria Park. Registration is being accepted right now at altlanticchip.ca.

The courses, with challenging obstacles, cover some of the nicest trails in the park, including those through wooded areas and near waterfalls.

The VP Challenge is held in conjunction with Canada National Parks Day.


Mid-Summer Movie Nights 2014

Friday, July 18 and 25 and Aug. 1 and 8

Free at 9:00 p.m. in Victoria Park

Bring your own snacks and lawn chairs

Check back later for this year's features



Movies in the Park each summer. Let us know what movies you like to see in summer 2014.


Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Festival Kick-off 2014

Friday, Aug. 15 at the Marigold Cultural Centre

Check back later for more information


Above: Blueberry Pie Eating Contest during
Wild Blueberry Festival Kickoff at Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, N.S.
August 2011
Below: Blueberry Grunt performs on roof of Marigold




Nova Scotia Music Week

November 6 to 9, 2014
in Truro, Nova Scotia

Enjoy this annual four-day event featuring Nova Scotia's most talented musicians.
Check back soon for details.



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