Kathy Kehoe, our Director of Community Development is responsible for the overall management of the Department which is comprised of Recreation and Facilities, Parks and Grounds, and Community Economic Development. Contact Kathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-798-8391 ext.123.

Julie Brown, our Community Development Admin can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 902-798-8391 ext. 124.

VanEssa Roberts, our Manager of Community Economic Development is responsible for overseeing the activities, operations, and identifying opportunities for community economic development. Reach VanEssa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 902-798-8391 ext.213.

Dianne Levy, our Manager of Recreation and Facilities designs and oversees the implementation of programs and services that serve the long-term health and recreational needs of our residents. She also manages recreation and recreation facility staff and provides support for the special projects related to special events, tourism & recreation. Contact Dianne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 902-798-8391 ext.214.

Bekah Craik, our Active Living Coordinator designs and implements active living opportunities to promote healthy lifestyle choices with a focus on the health and wellness of individuals, family members and the community. She is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Regional Municipality's Active Living Strategy, the Active Transportation Plan, and the Trails Plan. Contact Bekah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 902-790-9647.

Kathy Johnston-Isenor, our Community Recreation Coordinator is responsible for the ongoing planning, development, facilitation, and evaluation of recreation, healthy living, and leisure programs in our communities. Contact Kathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 902-790-6976.

Ricky Sanford, our Manager of Parks and Grounds is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of all municipal parks, playgrounds, open spaces, and outdoor facilities under the Department's purview. Ricky can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 902-792-8508.

John Sweet is our Community Centre Coordinator. Contact John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 902-798-8391 ext.215.

Glenn Wentzell is our Sports Complex and Aquatic Coordinator. Glen can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 902-798-8391 ext.216.

Chuck Greaves is our Sports Complex Attendant and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Greg MacAskill is our Cemetery Services Coordinator. Contact Greg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 902-790-2504.

There have been several plans developed over the past number of years that help guide the work our team does.

The Avon Region Active Transportation Plan was designed to improve options for safe and convenient non-motorized transportation across the Avon Region. 

The Parks and Open Spaces Plan was developed to direct the management of our recreational spaces such as operations, maintenance, acquisition, divestment, funding, programming, and education. 

The Active Living Strategy was created to develop an action plan to get people moving and outlines the steps to be taken to provide communities and residents with the opportunities and knowledge needed to participate in more physical activities more often. 

The West Hants Trails Plan was created to inventory eighteen trail sites across the Municipality and included ideas for how West Hants could invest and develop these sites in order to ensure maximum use and community benefit. View or download the document here.

In the event of an emergency, residents are asked to be prepared to look after themselves and their families for up to 72hours. 

Contact Information

911
Call or text 911 in an emergency situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance.
Examples of an emergency include:

  • A fire
  • A crime, especially if in progress
  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • A medical emergency, especially for symptoms that require immediate medical attention

Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Emergency Management Operations

Atlantic Canada Weather Alerts for Hants County

Canadian Red Cross  Atlantic

Nova Scotia Transportation Infrastructure and Renewal

The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

Nova Scotia 211
Call 211 or text 21167 if you need information on services in your community but don't know where to turn.

Check for LeaksWater leaks cost money. If you have a leak, have it repaired as soon as possible as your water meter measure all water used, even the drips. You are charged for the amount of water you use so the repair of small leaks will save you money.

To detect if there is a leak that requires further investigatin in your home you can use your water meter. 

Turn off all water fixtures in your house, including items such as humidifiers, air conditioners, and ice makers. Next, watch the low-flow indicator (red or white triangle generally located in the middle of the meter). If the triangle is moving closckwise, you have a leak.

Numbers on the water meter can also indicate a leak. This is only useful if the number is checked in the evening when water is no longer being used and again in the morning before any water is turned on. If the numbers have increased (similar to a cars odometer) than you likely have a water leak.

Toilet leaks are the the most common water waster in a home. Most customers are surprised as to how much water can flow through a toilet without being noticed. The hard part is that leaks in your toilet are also difficult to detect.

To find out if you have a leak add some food colouring or old coffee to your tank. Wait about 30 minutes to an hour and come back and check the bowl. If the colour from the coffee or dye has seeped into the bowl, then you have a leak. If you have found a leak in your toilet contact a licensed plumber to make the repairs or visit your local hardware store from more information.

You should check your home for leaks every 6 months to save money and potential damage to your home.The most common place a leak occurs in your home is the toilet but other places to check for leaks in the home include: 
showerheads
faucets
hotwater tank
furnace humidifier
washing machine
sump pump (if it water powered)
refrigerator if it has an ice maker and/or cold water dispenser
dishwasher
boilers
water softener
pool/hot tub
sprinkler system
outdoor hose (check annually for leaks)

Besides the obvious leaking facet dripping make sure to look for water marks on the floor, walls, ceilings or signs of mould which can indicate indoor leaks. If you find these signs you could have a leak that needs to be fixed. Consult with a professional to determine a best plan of action.

Donations can be made to the West Hants Sport Complex by completing a Donor Declaration Form.

pdf DONOR DECLARATION FORM (252 KB)

Donations will be managed under the guidelines of policy pdf COFN-009.00 Acceptance of Donations Policy (81 KB) . Any individuals looking to donate goods, such as prizes, should review this policy and schedule an appointment with the Director, Financial Services, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tax receipts for income tax purposes for donations of $20 or greater will be issued by February 28th of the following year.

Payment Options

Want to be part of the fundraising efforts to make this the facility the best of everything? Check out the full range of payment options below and don’t forget to include your  pdf DONOR DECLARATION FORM (252 KB) .

By Mail

Mail your cheque or money order to: The Region of Windsor and West Hants Municipality, attn: Carlee Rochon, PO Box 3000, Windsor NS B0N 2T0

Drop Box

Cheques or Money Orders can be dropped in one of our drop-off payment boxes located at our 76 Morison Drive office.

In Person

Donations of cash, cheque, money order or debit can be accepted during regular business hours at our Municipal Office located at 76 Morison Drive

 

West Hants Council made a commitment on August 21, 2018 to guarantee $4,592,535 in projected project contributions for the construction of a new rink, plus any additional cost overages that may occur during the construction of the project.

On August 23rd, 2018, the Town of Windsor’s Council made a motion to provide a $1 million dollar grant over five (5) years towards a 500 seat facility that includes an indoor ice rink and walking track.

On September 4th, 2018 the West Hants Council authorize up to an additional $800,000 to go towards the construction of an indoor multi-use sports field contingent on matching funds being made available at the Provincial and Federal level.

A motion to establish the Sport Complex Fundraising Committee was made on September 4, 2018 to help raise the difference to ensure this facility is the best of everything. The Committee has set a goal to fundraise $2 million to help support the build of the new Sport Complex and we won’t stop till the ribbon is cut!

On December 20, 2018, the Honourable Scott Brison, MP and the Honourable Chuck Porter, MLA made a funding announcement of $8.1 Million in Federal and Provincial funds for the West Hants Sports Complex. This complex will include an ice rink, indoor sports field and walking track which will benefit the residents of West Hants and Windsor including children, seniors and local recreation organizations.

We are excited for this project and, as the area of Windsor is well known as the Birthplace of Hockey, want to ensure this facility captures that spirit and is a place the whole community can be proud of.
We are looking to you, our residents, businesses, and organizations, to help raise the funds needed to make this community facility a reality.

Have suggestions for us or ideas for fundraising events? We’d love to hear from you!

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