The following Programs and Events are hosted annually (see our Events Calendar here) by the Town of Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture Department:

Recreation Programs:


Art Acquisition Program

ArtAquisitionThe Town of Truro launched its Art Acquisition Program in 2006 in an effort to create and maintain a collection of visual art which reflects the unique historic and artistic development of Truro. Visual artists - be they painters, sculptors, carvers, potters, rug hookers, quilters, photographers and others - are invited to submit an application to display their works to the public at a gallery showing in April each year. One artist will have his or her work selected to be added to the town’s permanent art collection.


Past Winners: 

2007: "Victoria Park" by Deanna A. Boucher 2008: "Can't You Hear the Whistle Blow" by Lorinda Antonello Regan
2009: “Spring Garden” by Holly Lennox
2010: “Willena Beatrice Jones” by Janice Guinan 2011: “View Toward Onslow” by Richard Wenzel
2012: “The First Obstacle” by Jo-Ann Shaw
2013: “Winter Light” by Pamela Swainson
2014: “Old Truro Train Station (circa 1928)” by Diane Redden
2015: “Call to Duty” by Janice Stewart
2016: “Dusk on Esplanade” by Ron Hazell
2017: “Moon over Marsh” by Christene Sandeson and “A Canada Story” by Alison Fielding
2018: "First United Church" by Jen Power
2019: "Come Together" by Rob MacCormack and Pamela Sutherland


Community Recreation

Free drop in programs that are open to all residents. These programs follow the calendar of the school they are located in; if the school is closed for any reason, the recreational activity will be cancelled.

Here is the 2018-2019 schedule:


  • Adult Indoor Walking from 8:30-10:00am at Douglas Street Recreation Centre
  • Parent & Tot Open Gym from 10:00-11:30am at Douglas Street Recreation Centre


  • Adult Indoor Walking from 8:30-10:00am at Douglas Street Recreation Centre
  • Pickleball from 12:30-2:30pm at Douglas Street Recreation Centre
  • Pickleball from 7:00-9:00pm at Douglas Street Recreation Centre


  • Adult Indoor Walking from 8:30-10:00am at Douglas Street Recreation Centre
  • Parent & Tot Open Gym from 10:00-11:30am at Douglas Street Recreation Centre
  • Children's Open Gym from 6:00-7:30pm at Truro Junior High School
  • Adult Recreational Badminton from 7:30-9:00pm at Truro Junior High School


  • Adult Indoor Walking from 8:30-10:00am at Douglas Street Recreation Centre
  • Recreational Badminton: 7:30-9:00pm at Truro Elementary School
  • Adult Recreational Ball Hockey: 8:30- 10:00pm at Douglas Street Recreation Centre


  • Adult Indoor Walking from 8:30-10:00am at Douglas Street Recreation Centre
  • Parent & Tot Open Gym from 10:00-11:30am at Douglas Street Recreation Centre
  • Pickleball from 12:30-2:30pm at Douglas Street Recreation Centre

Summer Programs

Summer Day Camps

Thank you for a great summer season!


 Fall Programs

  • *Intro to Yoga (7 weeks) -  Sep 7 - Oct 26, Saturday's, 10:00-11:00, $10 per class or $55 if you pre-register
  • *Chair Yoga (7 weeks)  - Sep 7 - Oct 26, Saturday's, 11:00-12:00, $10 per class or $55 if you pre-register

    *When you sign up for Yoga with Micky you sign up for 7 weeks and can choose to come to either chair yoga or mat may yoga, or both classes. One week you may wish to go to mat class, the next week to chair, and the following to both classes.

  • Beginner/Intermediate Combined Women’s Self-Defense (10 weeks) Sep 23–Nov 25, Monday’s, 7:00pm-8:30pm, $50.00

  • Sportball 16-24 months (10 weeks) Sept 29 - Dec 15, Sunday's, 9:00-9:45am, $135.00
  • Sportball 2-3 years (10 weeks) Sept 29 - Dec 15, Sunday's, 10:00-10:45am, $135.00
  • Sportball 3-5 years (10 weeks) Sept 29 - Dec 15, Sunday's, 11:00-12:00am, $135.00
  • Sportball 3-5 years (10 weeks) Sept 29 - Dec 15, Sunday's, 12:15-1:15pm, $135.00
  • Sportball 6-8 years (10 weeks) Sept 29 - Dec 15, Sunday's, 1:30-2:30pm, $135.00
  • Sportball 2-3 years (10 weeks) Oct 3 - Dec 19, Thursday's, 4:45-5:30pm, $135.00
  • Sportball 3-5 years (10 weeks) Oct 3 - Dec 19, Thursday's, 5:45-6:45pm, $135.00
  • Sportball 6-8 years (10 weeks) Oct 3 - Dec 19, Thursday's, 6:45-7:45pm, $135.00
  • pdf Sportball Registration Form (153 KB)

 Winter Programs

  • TBA

 Spring Programs

  • TBA

For more info contact Shannon Jarvis,  or 902-893-6093

Learn to Sledge

An 10-week all abilities program. Supported by Easter Seals and the IWK, the program will be guided by qualified instructors to ensure a safe, fun, on-ice recreational experience utilizing games and activities that complement traditional sledge hockey. Participants will improve body strength and fundamental movements, develop stamina and increase their self-esteem!

ALL are welcome, regardless of experience or ability! All that’s needed is a hockey helmet with face cage, clothing sufficient to cover neck and hands, and warm
footwear (boots).

 Funding Opportunities:

  • KidSport

KidSport is a national children's program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport Managed and operated in Nova Scotia by Sport Nova Scotia since 1994, KidSport Nova Scotia has assisted over 22,000 children totalling over $5 Million. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment.

You can apply online at KidSport or in person at:

Colchester Recreation Services
1 Church St, Truro, NS B2N 3Z5
P: 902.897.3181
F: 902.843.4065

  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a registered charity (#1379 29 451 RR0002) dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada have the opportunity to get off the sidelines and get into the game.

Jumpstart’s core purpose is to enrich the lives of kids (from 4 to 18) in need through sports and physical activity. We assist with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation Jumpstart helps kids explore a range of options by supporting over 70 different activities. In addition to enabling participation in high-profile sports like hockey, soccer and swimming, Jumpstart helps kids take dance lessons and martial arts classes, play ringette or take part in several dozen other activities. What kids do is up to them; we’re here to help them do it.

You can apply online at Jump Start or in person at:


Equipment Loans Program

The Town of Truro offers a loan program for both cross country skis and snowshoes:
  • Classic Cross Country Skis: We have skis, boots, and poles that will fit adults as well as children as small as 60lbs.Skate Skis: We have a very limited quantity of skis and boots.
  • Snowshoes: We have a limited quantity ranging from children's to adult size.
  • Skates: We have sizes ranging from children's to adult.
Both the Municipality of Colchester and the Village of Bible Hill also have a snowshoe loan program:

Colchester Recreation Services
1 Church St, Truro, NS B2N 3Z5
P: 902.897.3181
F: 902.843.4065

Village of Bible Hill
67 Pictou Road
Bible Hill, NS B2N 2R9
P: 902.893.8083


Adaptive Recreation Equipment Loan Program

The Adaptive Recreation Equipment Loan Program is a new resource for families of children and youth who have a physical disability and/or individuals who would benefit from its use. This equipment will provide opportunities to borrow a variety of equipment to experience new leisure pursuits.

If your child is interested in borrowing a piece of equipment for the first time, we recommend that you contact Recreation Therapy – Pediatric Rehabilitation at the IWK Health Centre for an initial assessment at (902) 470-3840.

Please note:
  • Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis
  • Please book at least a week in advance of use.
  • Borrow for up to 2 weeks at a time.
  • Cost to borrow is only $20 (annual maintenance fund).

Please contact your local recreation department for more information.

Town of Truro: (902) 893-6078
Municipality of Colchester: (902) 897-3155
Municipality of East Hants: (902) 883-3387
Village of Bible Hill: (902) 893-8083
Town of Stewiacke: (902) 639-2231


King St Community Gardens

king street community gardenThe Town of Truro's Parks, Recreation and Culture, Engineering and Public Works Departments, as well as the Truro Tree Committee have worked hand in hand to produce fifty community garden boxes at the King Street Community Garden. The site also offers large plantings of rhubarb, high bush blueberries, arctic kiwi vine and concord grapes as well as three each of pear, plum and peach trees.


Winter Long John Festival

LongJohnFestivalThe 2019 Truro Long John Festival ran from February 15th - 18th.  It is hosted by Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture, which offers an opportunity to get families outside to appreciate what the Town of Truro has to offer in the winter season.  


Easter Egg Hunt

EasterEggHuntHundreds of excited children converge on Victoria Park each year to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture.  Join us from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, April 4th to participate in the hunt and receive a custom Peace by Chocolate easter egg.  Children will also have an opportunity to meet the Downtown Truro Easter Bunny. 


 Volunteer Awards

Do you know someone who loves to volunteer? Did you know that the Town and the County partner to celebrate the volunteers in our community. All volunteers and their nominators are invited to attend our ceremony.

To nominate someone, please complete the nomination form and submit it to the Town of Truro or the County of Colchester. The individual's/ groups volunteer commitment can be in any field, i.e. hospital service, schools, library board, coach, recreation, service clubs, etc.


Truro Nissan VP Challenge

VP ChallengeThe Truro Nissan Victoria Park (VP) Challenge is a chip timed 5 and 10 kilometre adventure race with challenging obstacles (stairs, wall, mud and tires) as well as a free Kid’s Challenge. Presented by Truro Parks Recreation Culture, the VP Challenge takes place in picturesque Victoria Park each year and incorporates the historic landscape, including Jacob's Ladder. Visit for more information.

Canada Parks Day Celebration

ParksDayIn honour of Canada Parks Day and having such a beautiful park in the heart of town, Truro Parks Recreation and Culture hosts a Canada Parks Day Celebration each year in Victoria Park. On the 3rd Saturday of July each year. This year's celebration will be taking place on July 20th, 2019 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Movie Nights in Victoria Park

MoviesInTheParkEach summer, Truro Parks Recreation and Culture hosts mid-summer Movie Nights in Victoria Park. A popular attraction for locals and tourists alike, the movies are shown on a 20 foot screen at the park's J. Arch Fraser bandshell. Hundreds of people gather each year to take in classic, new and family friendly movies, while enjoying complimentary popcorn and fresh summer air. Movies start at 9:00pm, bring your own chair. Rain location: Douglas St. Recreation Centre.

July 19- The Wizard of Oz
July 26- Sing
August 2- Trolls
August 9- ET


Victoria Park Summer Concert Series

ConcertInVicParkFor ten years, hundreds of people have gathered at the J. Arch Fraser bandshell to enjoy the Sunday in the Park Concert Series, presented by Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture. Each Sunday from the middle of June until Labour Day weekend in September, people of all ages enjoy live entertainment from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. There are special concerts scheduled for the Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Labour Day weekends each summer as well.

2019 Schedule:

June 16th, 2019  2:00pm – 3:00pm Country Rock
June 16th, 2019  3:00pm – 4:00pm Jeannie Fraser
June 23rd, 2019  2:00pm – 4:00pm Bob and CJ Prest
June 30th, 2019  2:00pm – 4:00pm Alycia Putnam and Family

July 7th,  2019  2:00pm – 3:00pm Gordie Tucker
July 7th,  2019  3:00pm – 4:00pm Jackie Putnam
July 14th, 2019  2:00pm – 4:00pm Julie Johnstone
July 21st, 2019  2:00pm – 4:00pm Island Boys
July 28th, 2019  2:00pm – 3:00pm Group Unit
July 28th, 2019  3:00pm – 4:00pm Karen Morand

August 4th,   2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm Gordie Tucker & Tim Bower
August 4th,   2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm Take two T2
August 5th,   2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm Greg Langille & Nikki MacCallum
August 5th,   2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm Free Wheeling
August 11th,  2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm Andy LeBlanc Band
August 18th,  2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm Paul Randy Mingo
August 25th,  2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm Ron and Dianne O’Brien
August 25th,  2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm John Cyr
August 31st,  2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm Kevin Atkinson
August 31st,  2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm Edwina & Jim

September 1st,  2019  2:00pm  – 4:00pm  Jim,Kevin & Bruce
September 2nd, 2019  12:00pm – 1:00pm  Two Shades of Grey
September 2nd, 2019  1:15pm  – 2:30pm  Gary Webb
September 2nd, 2019  2:30pm  – 4:30pm  Darcy Doucette


Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series

Riverfront ConcertInTheParkFor four consecutive Friday nights in July, residents can enjoy live, outdoor entertainment during Truro Parks Recreation and Culture's Riverfront Park Concert Series. 2016 marked the fifth year for this series, which attracts hundreds of people of all ages to Riverfront Park at the corner of Walker and Bayview Streets in downtown Truro The concerts are free and are held from 7:00 to 8:00 pm every Friday in July.

2019 Schedule:

July 5 -  Jackie Putnam
July 12 - Route 102
July 18 - Jule Johnstone
July 26 - The McCready Brothers


EMBRACE Truro Festival

EmbraceEMBRACE Truro - a celebration of Truro's diversity and culture - is a free weekend of entertainment and family-friendly activities that takes place each year on the front lawn of the Truro Farmers Market EMBRACE, which stands for ‘Everyone Makes a Better, Respectful, Accepting, Creative Environment’, features live performances, demonstrations and activities for the whole family and is sponsored by the Town of Truro’s Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. This year's Embrace Festival will be taking place on Saturday, September 14th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Civic Square in Downtown Truro!


New Year's Eve on the Town

FireworksThe Town of Truro department of Parks, Recreation and Culture hosts an annual New Year's Eve celebration: New Year's Eve on the Town! With family friendly events scheduled at Douglas Street Recreation Centre in the afternoon, followed by an evening skate and live entertainment at the Colchester Legion Stadium, there is something for everyone as Truro rings in the new year each year. The Town of Truro also hosts a New Year’s Day Levee each year in Council Chambers. All events are free of charge and family friendly.


Contact Information

Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture Department

40 Douglas Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
Canada B2N 2E7

Tel: (902) 893-6078
Fax: (902) 893-6099


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