2017 Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Recipient


Georgie Dewey has been a dedicated member of First United Church her entire life. She has held many volunteer positions over the years. She is a silent doer and not one to talk about all the volunteering she has done. Her favorite quote is "I never let my right hand know what my left hand is doing."

Some of the volunteer positions she has held are Explorer Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and Superintendent of the Sunday School for over 15 plus years. She is a member of the Board for the McLennan Memorial Camp serving for several summers as their Camp Cook. Georgie has been the Secretary to the Official Board for the First United Church and is currently the First United Church Representative on the Board for The Pictou County Council of Churches, being re-elected again for 2017. Georgie has been the Secretary for the Pictou County Council of Churches for over 20 years. She is a very dedicated member and volunteer.

She has been the Secretary of the Board of Managers, the Secretary United Church Women, Pictou Presbyterial and Secretary for Maritime Conference for 7 years. She is also the Editor of the twice-yearly Church Newsletter. Georgie has served many terms for the Congregation as secretary and has been re-elected this year to serve again. She is a member of our United Church Women (UCW) where she has been the Treasurer for fifty-years plus. Georgie is currently a member of our Structural Review Committee.

Georgie has held many community volunteer positions including helping at the Shepherd's Lunchroom, supporting the UCW Christmas project, the "Mitten Tree" delivering items to the Brunswick Street Mission, Halifax. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, secretary for over 15 years and recently retired.

Georgie Dewey is considered an awesome neighbor, known for her treats for children on hot summer days and for making meals to anyone who is ill, she has done this dozens of times over the years. She is known by her neighbors as an “Angel in Disguise.”

Georgie Dewey is a very giving and dedicated volunteer, always there to lend a helping hand. The Town of Trenton is lucky to have such a dedicated and inspiring volunteer as Georgie Dewey!


Congratulations to all of our AMAZING nominees this year! Thank you for everything you do for our community!

2017 Volunteer Representatives

  • 397 Royal Canadian Air Cadets  - Bernice MacDonald & Bruce Paige
  • Albion Boxing Club - Walter Linthorne & Erin MacGregor
  • First United Church - Georgie Dewey
  • Friends of Trenton Park Society - Suzie Taylor
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 29 - Heidi Boyles & Renie Currie
  • Steeltown Friendly Group - Betty Cooke
  • Pictou County Seniors Festival - Billy Jenkins
  • Public Nominations - Al MacGrath
  • Trenton Fire Department - William Ehler
  • Trenton FunFest Committee - Kelly Salsman
  • Trenton Minor Ball - Vernon Earle
  • Trenton Parks & Recreation - Michael Trefry
  • VON of Pictou County - Ryleigh Cameron



The Trenton Elementary School (TES) is located on the corner of 6th Street and Duke Street. It accomodates grades primary through four.

Principal: Mr. Mike Washburn

# 1 - 6th Street
P.O. Box 356
Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0

Phone: (902) 755-8460


Co-Chairs: Alanna MacIntosh & Lesley Otter




The Trenton Middle School (TMS) is located on Dickie Street. It accomodates grades five through eight.

Principal: Mr. Shaun MacDonald

37 Dickie Street
Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0

Phone: (902) 755-8440

CCRSB 2017-2018 School Calendar (Year at a Glance)

Trenton NSPI

Trenton Plant & Nova Scotia Power

The Trenton Plant stands on about 426,000m (105 acres) of land within the boundaries, which are almost 1.6km (1 mile apart at the widest point). There are railway tracks throughout the plant. The Trenton Plant is currently available for new ownership. For more information, please contact the Town of Trenton Municipal Office at 1-902-752-5311 or see our Staff Directory for more detailed contact information.
The War Wasp, 1917 The Town of Trenton was built around industry starting with the manufacturing of shipbuilding in The Narrows in 1789 (the present location of N.S. Generating Station). Trenton also built ships during the First World War to replace some of the Canadian merchant vessels lost.
The War Wasp, 1917  


In 1877, Hope Iron Works relocated to Trenton and purchased the land that the Trenton Plant now occupies, through the years many past companies have operated at this same location. In 1883, the first pouring of steel in British North America occured here. The Town of Trenton was incorporated in 1911 with J.B. Strickland being the first Mayor.

Our Town celebrated its 100 anniversary in 2011, and in August of 2011, the Trenton Fire Department also celebrated 100 years.

First Steel
  First Pouring of Steel, 1883



First Railway Car, 1913

In 1912, the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company formed Eastern Car Company and set up a factory adjacent to the steel operations to make railway cars. The first box car rolled off the line in September, 1913. Trenton built many different types of railway car orders for different countries all over the world. The Trenton Plant workers were well known for the quality of cars they built. They also refurbished cars, built shafts for ships, parts for oil rigs and did various types of steel construction for other companies. The Trenton Plant from its early years employed people from Trenton and all over Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and as far away as Alberta and the United States. In 2007, the number of workers employeed by Greenbrier was 1204 (prior to their closure).




DSTN Wind Towers (2010-2015)


Trenton Future Market (Roof structure replica of train station)
Caboose that was built at "Trenton Plant" (April 3, 1967)


For additional historic information, please visit Trenton Heritage. 





Trenton has a number of clubs available to the public. Listed here are the clubs in Trenton:

397 Trenton Air Cadets Squadron
Contact: Captain Pamela Hansen, Commanding Officer
Address: P.O. Box 1333, Trenton, NS, B0K 1X1
Phone: 902-752-7632
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To learn - to serve - to advance. That's our motto.
Air cadets specialize in: flying, airmanship, aviation communication, aircrew
survival, gliding, aircraft maintenance, aerospace and air operations.
It is not mandatory for Cadets to join the Canadian Forces.
FREE to join for youths between the ages of 12 and 18 years.
Every Tuesday night from 18:45(6:45PM) to 21:00(9:00PM).

For more info, check out the Squadrons website at www.aircadetleague.com
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29
Contact: Norma MacDougall, President
Address: Main St., Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0
Phone: 902-752-0981
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Albion Boxing Club

Contact: Jim Worthen
Phone: 902-771-1876
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An award winning, nationally respected youth amateur boxing club.
The athletes have competed all over the world. They have been in operation sunce 1989.

Ladies Boxing / Fitness Classes
(Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Nights 6:00-7:00 pm — Cost is $50/month)
This ladies class is a head to toe fitness class that incorporates the same workout as their
competitive boxers without physical contact. You can work at your own pace. Perhaps you
want a change or your workout isn't working for you anymore, or you just want some girl
time to work out! Any ladies who may be interested can watch a class to see if you would
like to join! Please contact the Club.

Competitive Classes also available (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00-9:00 pm)



Steeltown Friendly Group Seniors Club
Contact: Betty Cooke, President
Phone: 902-752-7280
Seniors club is seeling new members with new ideas!
Come to a meeting and find out how you can help with new and fun activities.



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