2016 Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Recipient

 2016 VOTY

Deputy Mayor Steven Cotter & Dawn Gouthro (right) presenting Barb Burns with the 2016 Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award! (April 13, 2016)


Barb Burns has been a dedicated volunteer with various groups since the young age of 15 when she volunteered with the local Brownie Group at St. George’s Church (New Glasgow, NS). She chose to volunteer because she enjoys being around people, saw they needed help and is great with children! Those are still some of the reasons she continues to volunteer today. Barb believes you get even more out of being a volunteer than what you put into it!

Barb has volunteered with a variety of groups during her many years of volunteer work. She volunteered with the John Howard Society for 17 years. She was a member of the Town’s Recreation & Leisure Services Committee & active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County mentoring program. Her wide array of volunteering has seen her as a preschool Hop, Skip & Jump leader at the YMCA & a Brownie Leader at Christ the King Church. She also taught religious studies there & at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Pictou Landing First Nation.

he has been a very active volunteer with the Friends of Trenton Park Society taking the lead on getting donations & helping with Family Fun Days. Barb has been a volunteer for Trenton Parks & Recreation for over 10 years popping by to help with anything from flower bed maintenance, program registrations, distributing school flyers, & even cleaning the Trenton Park office. She volunteers at the Pictou Landing First Nation School with her husband Vernon as an in-school mentor with their music and library programs. She helped organize an elder group there as well. Barb’s most recent volunteer work includes visiting the Ivey’s Terrace Nursing Home where she spends time with residents, by taking them to music & playing games. The Town of Trenton is lucky to have such a dedicated and inspiring volunteer as Barb Burns!

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

2016 Volunteer Representatives

  • Albion Boxing Club - Gary Callaghan
  • Communities in Bloom - Kiltie Murphy
  • First United Church - Phyllis Glenn
  • Friends of Trenton Park Society - Barb Burns
  • Nova Scotia International Student Program - Kate & Tom Mooney
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 - Harry Fraser & Cindy MacLean
  • Trenton Church of the Nazarene - Ralph Daling
  • Trenton Elementary School - Marion Forward
  • Trenton Fire Department - William Ehler
  • Trenton FunFest Committee - Jennifer O'Hearn
  • Trenton Middle School - Darlene Anderson
  • Trenton Minor Hockey Association - Leamon Hayden
  • Trenton Parks & Recreation - Kim DeWolfe
  • VON Pictou County - Jim Aucoin


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New Pictou County Solid Waste Collection Schedule App

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Collector Series Tradigital Art Posters

By John Ashton of Bridgeville, Pictou County

This 18” x 24” Town of Trenton collector series art poster is based on the popular world vintage tourism advertisements of the early to mid twentieth century. This vintage poster was designed and illustrated to convey the elite and adventurous side of travel. Trenton, Nova Scotia offers many outstanding tourism features throughout its entire town. The purchaser of this themed art poster is encouraged to become a Town of Trenton ambassador of good will whenever and wherever it is displayed.
Replica Ladle Full Colour 18”x24”posters - $29.95 + (S&H Extra)

Contact: John Ashton

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 1-902-923-2837

1938 East River East Side Road Bridgeville, Pictou County, NS, B0K 1B0

(Tradigital art refers to art that combines traditional and computer based techniques to create an image)
A hard copy is also available for viewing at Town Hall (120 Main Street). 


1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM


Free Winter Fun Day Activities:

* Sleigh Rides *
(Tickets will be given out with ride times to eliminate standing in lines all day!)
* Snowshoeing *

* Arts & Crafts inside the Park Pavilion building *
* Winter Bon Fire with Roasting Marshmallows *
* Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Adopt-a-Library Books on site! *
* You would WIN a Family Draw Prize! (only 1 prize per family) *

* Back by popular demand - Snow Fort Building Party! *

We’re bringing in EXTRA snow, that’s right we’re bringing in MORE SNOW again to create the perfect location for a community snow fort build! There will be a limited number of snow shovels and molds on hand but feel free to bring your own tools if needed. This is not a competition, it is a community build. Let’s come together and build the best snow fort Trenton Park has ever seen! (You can also just have a great time playing in the snow!)

Build Site: Trenton Park (triangle field area before pool)
FrostFest takes place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm but feel free to continue building as long as you like!


2018 Concessions Stand on Site:

* Popcorn, Chips, Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs - Only $1.00 Each *
(Info on other drinks coming soon)
* Valentines Day Mylar Balloons! - Only $2.00 Each *






Interested in adding a new element to your daily walk in Trenton Park?
Always wanted to try snowshoeing but didn't want to commit with a purchase?!
With the help of Active Pictou County, we are once again offering FREE Snowshoe Bookings!!!
We have a variety of snowshoes ranging from sizes child to adult.


 CHILD  20 7 x 18 0-50
18 8 7 x 18 0-70
22 8 8 x 22 60-120
27 14 8 x 27 60-150
30 10 9 x 30 80-180
36 2 10 x 36 200+

Reservations are encouraged to ensure availability.
Contact Trenton Parks & Recreation at 902-752-1019 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Snowshoes are available for pickup at the Trenton Park office (119 Park Road, Trenton, NS) :
Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Weekend rentals must be picked up on Fridays (or earlier) as the office is closed on Saturday/Sunday.

Please have a photo ID available during sign out.

Walking poles are also available!

To ensure availability for each day, ALL snowhoes must be dropped off no later than 10:00 AM.