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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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.

Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre
75 Park Rd., Trenton, N.S.
P.O. Box 188
B0K 1X0


USE OF HELMETS (Updated 2016):

Anyone under the age of 18 is required to wear a helmet on the ice during public skates.


Monday, Wednesday & Friday
NOON to 1:30 PM

Monday & Friday
3:00 PM to 4:00PM

* Please be aware that Public Skates follow the school schedule - if school is cancelled there will be no after school skate! *

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

*2017-18 Only - Info will be updated once confirmed for 2018-19*
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Active Pictou County

From October through March the rink is available for ice rentals.
During the off season (April through September) the facility may be rented for various events.
The rink has a large stage, sound system, 800 chairs and 70 tables.

The Trenton Rink Annex makes a great rental space complete with private washroom and kitchenette with refrigerator.
Set up can be done for everything from business meetings or seminars with large boardroom style tables or presentation style (chairs only or tables), or small social gatherings.
For more information on rentals, please contact:
Darryl Marcott
(Rink Supervisor)
Tel: (902) 752-2382
Fax: (902) 752-4269
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Trenton Rink



PARL Trenton


  The Trenton branch of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library is located in the town civic building on the corner of Main and Forge Streets. The library has a diverse selection of print and audio-visual materials. The Trenton Library offers a full range of free services and access to the resources of all Nova Scotia public libraries. The Trenton Library is a Community Access Program (CAP) site, sponsored by Industry Canada and the Nova Scotia Technology and Science Secretariat. At the Trenton Library you can access a wireless hotspot to high speed internet. 

Library Hours of Operation:

Sunday & Monday - Closed


2:00PM - 5:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM

9:00AM - 12 NOON
2:00PM - 5:00PM

2:00PM - 5:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM

9:00AM - 12 NOON
2:00PM - 5:00PM

11:00AM - 4:00PM



PARL Library2


Contact the Trenton Library:

Phone: (902) 752 - 5181
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Visit the PARL website for even more info!





Volunteer Recognition 2013

Communities across Canada celebrate National Volunteer Week every year!

National Volunteer Week 2018 will take place the week of April 15 to April 21, 2018.

The Town of Trenton holds an annual Volunteer Recognition Reception to honor the many community groups and their volunteers who serve the residents of Trenton, and to provide an opportunity for community and sport organizations to recognize their outstanding volunteers. The 2018 reception will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

In addition to the local organizations and community groups, the nomination process is also open to the general public. This open call for nominations is County wide; however, the nominee must be a volunteer who is serving/impacting Trenton in some way.

Once the nominations are received, a selection committee will choose the 2018 Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Recipient. This volunteer will attend the Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony being held in Halifax on Monday, April 09, 2018. All volunteers must be nominated separately to be considered for this award.

Thank you for your interest, the 2018 Nomination Process is now CLOSED!