Municipality of the County of Inverness

Municipality Launches Recreation Plan Engagement

INVERNESS COUNTY, UNAMA’KI – The Municipality of the County of Inverness, in partnership with Upland Planning + Design and REConsulting, is launching the community engagement portion of the Municipal Recreation Plan. This project will assess the current recreation services delivered by the Municipality and provide a guide for the future, based on the needs and values of the community. The Municipal Recreation Plan will include recommendations for facilities, programming, financing, and more. The resulting vision will enable meaningful and inclusive recreation experiences.

“This is an exciting opportunity for residents to share what is working and where the Municipality can improve its recreation services,” said Keith MacDonald, CAO of the Municipality of the County of Inverness. “This Recreation Plan will create a road map for recreation that reflects communities’ priorities.”

The Background Report for the project is available online at The document outlines recent trends in demographics and recreation, summarizes relevant plans and policies, and provides an inventory and analysis of the Municipality’s current services.

Surveys are available now for both adults and youth, where residents can share information on their participation in recreation. Surveys can be filled out online at, or paper copies can be picked up at the Municipal Office in Port Hood at 86 High Street or 375 Main Street. This project will be developed in collaboration with the community, and there will be more opportunities to contribute following the release of the draft Recreation Plan.


Municipality to Postpone Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of the County of Inverness will be postponing the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner until further notice. The evening celebrating some of the County’s dedicated volunteers was originally scheduled to take place May 13th, 2020 and will instead be rescheduled to a date to be announced at a later time.

The deadline for nominating a deserving volunteer to be recognized is April 24th, 2020. To nominate someone or for any questions, please contact Lisa Organ at 902-787-3507 or

OPPORTUNITY: Expression of Interest for Seniors’ Council

OPPORTUNITY: Expression of Interest for Seniors’ Council
January 16th, 2020

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is seeking twelve seniors (65+) or representatives of a registered senior service organization to sit as members on a Seniors’ Council. The Council will define key issues facing seniors today, develop strategies aimed at addressing and help build an all-inclusive seniors’ strategy for the Municipality of the County of Inverness.

Letters of application will be received from residents of the Municipality by the undersigned until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on February 14th, 2020. They should include a brief biography of the individual and information on skills or assets that will be useful to the Council. Applicants must provide three professional- and/or volunteer-related references with their application.

For more information about the Municipality of the County of Inverness Seniors’ Council or to submit an expression of interest, please contact:

Charlotte MacDonald, Recreation Manager
Municipality of the County of Inverness
PO Box 179
Port Hood, NS B0E 2W0
(902) 787-3508

OPPORTUNITÉ : Déclaration d’intérêt pour Conseil des aînés
le 16 janvier 2020

La Municipalité du Comté d’Inverness est à la recherche de douze aînés (65 ans et plus) ou représentants d’un organisme enregistré de service aux aînés pour servir comme membres d’un nouveau conseil des aînés. Le Conseil définira les principaux enjeux auxquels les aînés font face aujourd’hui, élaborera des stratégies visant à éliminer les obstacles et aidera à élaborer une stratégie globale pour les aînés de la Municipalité du Comté d’Inverness.

Les lettres de demande seront reçues des résidents de la municipalité par la soussignée jusqu’à 12 h (midi) le 14 février 2020. Les lettres de demande doivent comprendre une brève biographie de la personne et des renseignements sur les compétences ou les atouts qui seront utiles au Conseil. Les candidats doivent fournir trois références professionnelles et/ou bénévoles avec leur demande.

Pour plus d’information ou pour soumettre une déclaration d’intérêt, SVP contactez :

Charlotte MacDonald, Gestionnaire des loisirs
Municipalité du Comté d’Inverness
CP 179
Port Hood, NS B0E 2W0
(902) 787-3508

Municipal Recreation & Tourism Summer Students Prepared for a Great Season

INVERNESS COUNTY, N.S. – Four Inverness County students have been hired by the Municipality for the 2019 summer season and will be travelling throughout the county promoting festivals, events and outdoor recreation.

As Trail Ambassadors, Colby MacLean and Regyn MacDonald will be hosting trail events and promoting outdoor recreation as well as facilitate free Multisport sessions for kids. Festival & Event Promoters Sophie Blondin and Leah Sauer will promote events across the County, manage Canada’s Musical Coast social media accounts, and develop marketing material for the Recreation & Tourism Department. These young ambassadors began their summer employment the first week of July and received social media and recreation training before starting their work.

Meet the Municipality’s Recreation & Tourism 2019 summer students:

Regyn MacDonald, Trails & Recreation Ambassador

Community: Kingsville

Current school: Strait Area Education/Recreation Centre

Most looking forward to: Being outdoors and having lots of fun playing sports with kids

Favourite spot in Inverness County: Maple Brook Falls

Plans for the future: To be determined

Fun fact: I am a step dancer!

Colby MacLean, Trails & Recreation Ambassador

Community: Mabou

Current school: St. FX University

Most looking forward to: Running the Multisport kids’ camps

Favourite spot in Inverness County: West Mabou Beach

Plans for the future: Get a job close to home

Fun fact: I love playing basketball.

Leah Sauer, Festival & Event Promoter

Community: West Bay

Current school: Holland College

Most looking forward to: Being able to travel all around Inverness County and seeing all the wonderful events and local businesses

Favourite spot in Inverness County: Marble Mountain Beach & Look-off

Plans for the future: Travel internationally to events and festivals

Fun fact: I am a fluent in English, German and French.

Sophie Blondin, Festival & Event Promoter

Community: Dunvegan

Current school: Mount St. Vincent University

Most looking forward to: Exploring the County, getting to attend all the festivals and meeting lots of new people

Favourite spot in Inverness County: My grandparents’ house up the hill in Southwest Margaree – best place on earth

Plans for the future: After my bachelor I plan on moving to a fast-paced city and starting a career in Public Relations

Fun fact: I’m all about hanging out with friends, shopping sprees, travelling wherever I can and spending time with family!


Photos by Skylar Gillis of @daveyandsky.


Media Contact:

Karolyn Aucoin

Communications and Community Engagement Specialist / Spécialiste en communications et engagement communautaire

Municipality of the County of Inverness / Municipalité du Comté d’Inverness

375 Main Street, Port Hood, NS  B0E 2W0

Ph: 902.787.3519

2019 Canada’s Musical Coast Festivals & Events Guide

Our office is now gathering information for the 2019 Canada’s Musical Coast

Summer and Fall Events Guide. The guide will include Inverness County festivals and events occurring between May and October 2019. Priority will be given to events that highlight music; however we will make every effort to include all events provided to us.

Deadline for receiving information is April 12, 2019

Download the form here: Festival & Events Guide Form.

Return to:
Lisa Organ
Inverness County Recreation/Tourism Department

PO Box 179
Port Hood, NS B0E 2W0
Phone: 902-787-3507