Missionand Mandate
Westville Recreation’s mission is to provide sport and recreational opportunities that contribute to and enhance of quality of life for the residents of the Town of Westville. This is achieved by providing direct programs, supporting community groups, and providing advice and assistance.


Services Provided


Promote Community Pride

Support Community Groups and Sport Organizations

Cooperate with Pictou County Partners


Programming to Promote Physical Activity and Enhance Public Awareness of Recreation Opportunities in our Community

ØSummer Recreation Program

ØSenior Exercise Program

Ø Lacrosse Program

ØPower Skating Program and Sponsored Skates

ØPublic Walks in Winter Months

ØPromote Events and Programs through the Town’s Website that focus on Physical Activity


Facilities Management which includes Planning for Maintenance of Facilities as well as Developing Plans for Improvements and Expansion of Facilities

Effective April 2014, the Town Works Department assumed responsibility for maintenance of:

ØAcadia Park – trails/bridges, gazebo, miners monument, flower beds & green spaces

ØVictoria Park – track, tennis court, green spaces

ØBall Fields – Victoria and Pioneer

ØRecreation Building

ØBasketball Court

ØOutdoor Rink


Promote Community Pride

ØAcadia Park Memorial Tree Program is now the responsibility of the Town Works Department

ØSupport for events such as Canada Day and Parade of Lights Celebrations

ØJimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays Sr., Memorial Road Race


Support Community Groups and Sport Teams

ØProvide support for Sport Teams like Westville & Area Minor Baseball

ØProvide support for Community Groups who wish to host events in Westville

ØDecrease Barriers to Physical Activity by supporting Canadian Tire Jump Start and Kidsport Programs

ØOffer Public Walks to promote physical activity at no cost to the public

ØHighlight the importance of Volunteers in our community by participating in National Volunteer Week

ØPromote Community Use of Facilities (Park use for events; Ball Field Rentals, Recreation Building and

  Gym Rentals)


Cooperate with Pictou County Partners to Achieve Comparable Service Delivery based on available resources

ØAttend monthly meetings with Recreation Coordinators in Pictou County

ØParticipate in programs and events such as the Highland Connect Website, Pictou County Health Fair,

  Active Pictou County Program, etc.3 winners web


The Recreation Department works with volunteer organizations, business and community representatives, neighbouring municipal units, local residents, community groups and various partners within the government sector to improve the quality of life of our residents. Community feedback is welcome as we strive to deliver services that support healthy lifestyles. Questions or comments can be directed to the recreation office by phone, email, or mail.

The Town of Westville offers numerous recreational facilities for all ages. In addition to the playgrounds and walking trails/track in the Acadia and Victoria Parks, there are two Baseball Fields (Pioneer and Victoria), the Westville Miner’s Sports Centre, the Curling Club, the Recreation Building, basketball and tennis courts, as well as an outdoor rink in the winter months.

Westville is host to the largest Canada Day celebration in Atlantic Canada. Events span over five days and provide all the fun of a country fair plus a giant street parade with guest bands from around the world. Members of the Fire Department work diligently over the course of months to provide the Canada Day Celebrations.

Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays Sr. Memorial Road Race -Labour Day
Runners and spectators alike are encouraged to attend this annual event held on Labour Day! Runners of all ages from the local area and beyond participate. The event boosts a 1-mile, 5-mile and children’s races complete with prizes, medals and refreshments. Registration begins on Labour Day at 8:30am in the Civic Building Gym located at 2042 Queen Street. Registration Fee is $10. per participant. The annual event is held in Westville to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Hawboldt and Fred Lays, Sr. for their athletic accomplishments and contributions to the sport of running. Family support is evident not only by the runners, but by the tremendous support from the Lays and Hawboldt families in running the race. A great family event!

Facility Rentals

The Town’s Baseball fields and Parks are available for the public to use for events. Public access cannot be limited, and we request a Facility Use Form be submitted to the Recreation Office at least two weeks prior to the event. Please note: There is a rental fee associated with booking the Pioneer Baseball Field with an additional charge for using the lights. Facility Use Forms are available at the Westville Town Office.

The Civic Building Gym and Recreation Building are available for rent. To book your event, please call the Westville Town Office at 396-1500.

The Westville Fire Department hosts an Antique Car Show annually on the Sunday preceding Labour Day in the Victoria Park.

The Town of Westville is host to a number of Christmas Events including a Tree Lighting Ceremony, Light Exchange, and Parade of Lights. 

For more information on these and other recreation events in your community, contact the Westville Recreation Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 396-1059 or visit the Town of Westville’s website ( – click on news) If you have an event you would like advertised on the Town’s website, please email your information to the Town Office.



Sunday, February 25, 2018
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