Rink Founders

Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre History:

In 1998 another committee was formed to raise funds to renovate the rink and it became evident with girls playing hockey, travelling teams and junior "B" team play out of the rink. The annex was converted into 6 large dressing rooms, and a conference room. The upstairs at the front of the rink was made into a heated viewing area with a bar and kitchen facilities. The Zamboni donated by GreenBrier – Trenton was purchased in 1999 to replace the old tractor. The rink was renamed the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre to recognize the original builders of the facility. A new board of lights were installed in 2009, and a new state of the art refrigeration plant was installed. The rink is now capable of having ice all year round.

In November 2012, it was announced that the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre would receive $261,000 for a new concrete floor pad for the ice surface. This funding was made possible through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). Construction began in April 2013. Higgins Construction was awarded the tender for the project, which was completed in September 2013.

Rink Floor

Above: New rink floor under construction (2013)


For additional historic information, please visit Trenton Heritage.

The churches in Trenton welcome you to visit them during their services. Whether you are in search of a church to call home or just passing through Town, please feel free to come down and join us.

Church of the Nazarene   Trenton Church of the Nazarene
Corner of Duke & Main Streets
P.O. Box 69, Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0
Phone: (902) 755-1316
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First United Church
81 High Street
P.O. Box 325, Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0
Phone: (902) 752-7813
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The Town of Trenton’s success with Communities in Bloom certified them to enter into the National Competition in 2012. This program is a non-profit Canadian organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the promotion of green spaces in community settings. This program has been a success in our community because of dedicated community volunteers. They are volunteers who have sense of pride and want to see their community move forward. Our committee is enthusiastic to move forward and make this community shine on the National scene!

The National CiB judges arrived in Trenton on Monday, July 23 to tour our community. View the official Tour Route!

2012 National Edition - Town of Trenton, NS

4 Blooms

Special Mention: Heritage Room Museum

The Town of Trenton, a finalist in the 1,201 - 3,000 population category of the 2012 National Edition of Communities in Bloom, received a 4 Bloom rating and a special mention ­for Heritage Room Museum during the National Awards Ceremonies at the Edmonton Capital Region on October 12th and 13th.

Following their evaluation of the community, volunteer judges Lucy Chang and Roger Younker wrote: “As part of the Centennial celebration in 2011, Trenton inaugurated the Heritage Room that could be a prelude to a future Town museum. The Heritage Room is originally the Town Police Station that had three prison cells. White painted prison bars and white washed brick walls present an inviting atmosphere to linger and examine historical artifacts, attractively displayed. Mini display vignettes draw attention to particular events and characters in Trenton’s history. The Heritage Room is well worth a visit anytime.”

Communities in Bloom is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of green spaces in community settings.

Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society. 

For further information, please contact:         

Town of Trenton, NS:
Susan Higdon - Tel: 902-752-2032
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Communities in Bloom National Office:

Vivian Shum - Tel: 514-694-8871
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Website: www.communitiesinbloom.ca

Communities in Bloom


Keeping Trenton Beautiful

You can continue to help Trenton CiB without even being an active member of the committee. Community involvement and pride plays a large role in the Trenton CiB success!

How can you do your part? It’s easy! Just update yourself on the Judging Criteria (Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape, Floral Displays) and get involved around your own home! Here are some easy things you can do to help:

  • Maintain your lawn.
  • Keep sidewalks & curbs weed free.
  • Add planters or hanging baskets to your home or business.
  • Plant a garden (flower, shrub or vegetable)
  • Be sure to compost.
  • Plant a tree.
  • Be environmentally friendly… Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
  • Pick up litter around your home, neighbourhood or business.
  • Get involved in a neighbourhood cleanup, beautification project, tree planting or local trail development (Did you hear about Go Clean Get Green Pictou County?)
  • Become a Community Partner, Sponsor, or volunteer.
  • Report all Communities in Bloom related activities & projects.