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Jun 8 2016

The Strait Area Education Recreation Centre Class of 2016 Graduation ceremony will take place on June 27th in the Veteran's Memorial Arena in the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre at 7pm.


The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre is centrally located for meetings, conferences and events.  We offer the highest quality meeting rooms, complimentary wireless connectivity, and are able to accommodate groups of all sizes.  Tickets for events can be purchased online at:  Online Ticket Sales

Our in-house catering can be designed to suit your meeting needs, with accommodations within easy walking distance.

Please review our facilities, and contact us to explore how our experienced staff can help you plan your meeting.

The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre is a state of the art facility serving residents, tourists, and the business community of Port Hawkesbury, NS, Canada and the surrounding area.  The Centre is a truly 'green building' that utilizes design and construction innovations to make it more efficient and easier on the environment and its users.

Please review our website, and be sure to take some time to check out our facilities, events, amenities, services and contact us to explore how we can help you!



Upcoming Events
Jun 29 2016

The next Blood Donor Clinic wIll be held June 29, 12:00-3:00 and 5:00-8:00 and June 30, 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00.  To book an appointment please visit

Jul 5 2016

Port Hawkesbury Ceilidh Season 2016 



Port Hawkesbury, NS - June 9, 2016 - Ceilidh season is upon us once again and the Port Hawkesbury Ceilidhs are set to go for another year.  The Tuesday night tradition will return for another extended season.  Sponsored by the Port Hastings Historical Society, the Ceilidhs begin on July 5, 2016 in association with KitchenFest. 


The series will feature 14 Tuesday sessions between July 5 and October 4. 


"This is the 6th season the Historical Society has sponsored the Ceilidhs, and last year was the first time we extended the season to October" says Bob MacEachern, one of the organizers.  "It was the right decision as we had great numbers throughout September and the pre-Celtic Colours show in October." 


Once again this year's first show is part of the KitchenFest program; the Cape Breton - wide kitchen party coordinated by the Gaelic College.  Performers at the opening include Mairi Rankin of Mabou, Cyril MacPhee and Jackie Dunn MacIsaac. 


"We're always excited to welcome back our regular and popular performers like Wendy MacIsaac, Sabra MacGillivray and Kinnon and Betty Beaton" adds MacEachern.  "And we continue the tradition of adding new faces like Hailee Lefort and David Rankin.  For the first time in our Ceilidh history, we have two of the Barra MacNeils on the program in Kyle and Sheumas along with a couple of their family members." 



Jul 9 2016

Back by popular demand for a Fifth Season!

Every Second Saturday from 10-2pm starting on June 11th and running until Oct. 15th!

Early in the growing season, there will be a variety of products ranging from annuals, baked goods, manur...e, eggs, and work by craft producers. For those starting in the market business, two incubator tables will be available for those who want to work together to provide produce for the community.

It is the goal of the Port Hawkesbury Community Market to give consumers in the Strait Area an opportunity to interact directly with those who take an active role in producing the items they sell.

We aim to market products grown, made, or finished locally. Examples of products that we plan to market include: locally grown vegetables, locally raised chicken, locally caught lobster, locally made breads, cheeses, crafts,etc. The Market emphasizes farm products and food but welcomes arts and crafts of the local economy.

For more information, please contact Vanessa at: