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Sep 6 2016

 The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling returns to Port Hawkesbury, N.S., for the Elite 10. 

The fifth stop of the season runs March 16-19, 2017, at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. 

Early Bird Event Passes are now available, in Regular or Platinum seating.  Tickets can be purchased at the PHCC Box Office (902)625-2591 or online at


   Tis The Season 10 - Dec. 10th

           SAERC Auditorium

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
Sep 30 2016

The opening of the Celtic Colours exhibit at the J. Franklin Wright Gallery will be Friday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m.  It is a wonderful retrospective of photographs from the last 20 years of the Celtic Colours concerts and their performers and participants.  You are invited to drop by to the opening, and have an opportunity to be the first to see this exhibit. The exhibiton will run until October 30.



Oct 28 2016

The J. Franklin Wright Art Gallery is pleased to introduce Since Their Service, an exhibition by photographer Charlie Morrison. The public is invited to visit the exhibition beginning on October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the J. Franklin Wright Art Gallery,

This exhibition will provide an opportunity to reflect on the contribution our Veterans have made.

Charlie Morrison practices paramedicine and has been taking photographs for over 15 years. Charlie has learned his techniques from trial and error, reading, exposing himself to new challenges, and associating himself with professional photographers in Cape Breton. Charlie shoots a variety of subjects, including scenery, streets, travel, wildlife and socially conscious topics in black and white as well as in colour.

Since their Service will be displayed at the J. Franklin Wright Gallery until November 14, 2016.

Nov 3 2016

 The Port Hawkesbury Literacy Council presents Feis 2016 Midwives and Moonshine, Thursday, November 3 at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre.

Enjoy a wonderful evening complete  with a delicious dinner, 50/50 draw. an silent auction. The event will feature readings by two of Nova Scotia's own authors.

Ami McKay is the author of the Virgin Cure, ad most recently the Witches of New York. He book, the Birth House was a #1 best seller in Canada, winner of three CBA Libris Awards, nominated for an IMPAC Dublin Literacy Award, and is a book club favourite around the world.

David Muise identifies himself as a "recovering politician" a lawyer, and author of Awake at a Wake, and Awake Yet? He is also a regular contributor to The Cape Breton Post with his popular column I'm Just Sayin".

Doors open at 6:000 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m.and is followed by a silent auction, 50/50 winner announcement, and authors' readings, book sale and signing.

Tickets are $35.00 and available at the Civic Centre box office.  92-625-2591. All proceeds support adult literacy programs in Port Hawkesbury.

Thank you to our supportive partners: Maritime Ins, 1015 The Hawk, Snows Econoprint, Department of Labor and Advanced Education, and the Town of Port Hawkesbury.