STEELTOWN SONG

STEELTOWN HERITAGE BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH SONG

The Town of Trenton is delighted to announce the launch of heritage song, ‘Steeltown’ written by Greg MacDonald and produced by award winner Dave Gunning.

Growing up in the Northend of New Glasgow in the 50’s and 60’s and spending a lot of time in the Town of Trenton, Greg MacDonald was able to put into words and music the memories that people remember from those times. The song, ‘Steeltown’ consists of verses full of memories, and is based on the beating of the hammer, which by all accounts is the ‘heartbeat of Pictou County.’

“When I was asked (as Town solicitor) to place a congratulatory ad in the Town’s 100th anniversary publication, I was honoured to do so as my grandfather had worked at Humphrey’s Glass and my father at Trenton Steel,” says MacDonald. ” I had a song idea running through my mind over the years for a song based on the sound of the hammer and wrote “Steeltown” essentially from a riff that kept recurring to me during the band Déjà-Vu’s sound checks.”

MacDonald took the song to Pictou County native and award winner Dave Gunning, who not only produced it, but played bass and guitar and also enlisted Pee Wee Charles, to play steel and dobro guitars. Charles has played with the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson and Anne Murray.

MacDonald wanted to take it even further and enlisted the help of his son, Colin, a film producer in Halifax to create a video using old photos and film from years gone by.

Reinforcing the importance of heritage for the Town, Mayor MacKinnon noted, “the fact that we have such talent in our own backyard and that they compiled this history and heritage for the 100th Anniversary, it has become a piece of history in its own right.”

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO VIEW THE VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amLi1hfmo4s

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SEPTEMBER 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 - SPECIAL EDITION: Trenton Park Redevelopment Project

JUNE 2017

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Trenton Born Aaron Hartling Releasing CD

Heartbreak a Stranger

Heartbreak A Stranger is a one-person band based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is Trenton born Aaron Hartling, and with chords made by his hands and words from his head he can tell you good stories, keep your attention and make you think..... Visit www.heartbreakastranger.com for the rest of Aaron's bio.

I am working on a recording based around the Town of Trenton. It will be a 7-song CD. My plan is to release the CD in the fall. I named the working title of this musical endeavor ‘Trenton Project’ because the songs I wrote reflect the days I grew up in Trenton, Nova Scotia. The songs reflect the Town I knew in my youth and the changes that I see since I’ve left. The name ‘Trenton’ could be replaced with any small town name. A rural one industry town that has been hit by a global economy, and where jobs are shipped out to reflect the bottom line of a company’s financial spreadsheet. Somehow, the Town has survived. ~ Aaron Hartling
 

Pictou County Seniors Festival

Please join us in 2017 for the 29th Annual Pictou County Seniors' Festival! Enjoy a weekend of fun-filled activities, great entertainment, delicious meals and even greater people! The festival is a great way for seniors to become active in their community and have fun. Last year we had close to 400 people in attendance! Thank you to all of the volunteers that make this festival so succesful year after year and to the local businesses/community groups around Pictou County that contribute so graciously to our festival!

PCSFest 

 

2017 EVENT SCHEDULE:

Thursday, August 3

 

Auction 45's

     7:00 to 9:00pm at Trenton Rink    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Friday, August 4

 

BOWLING 

     9:00 to 11:00am at Heather Bowling Lanes    

 

     Following events will take place

at Trenton Rink:

 

OPENING CEREMONIES

11:30am

 

UCT BARBECUE

12 Noon to 1:00pm

 

ENTERTAINMENT

12 Noon to 2:00pm

 

BINGO

2:00 to 4:00pm

 

CRIBBAGE

7:00 to 9:00pm

 

Saturday, August 5

 

WALK-A-BOUT

9:00 to 10:00am at Trenton Rink

 

DARTS

     9:00 to 11:00am at Steeltown Friendly Group    

 

     Following events will take place

at the Trenton Rink:

 

ENTERTAINMENT

10:00am to 2:00pm

 

DINNER

12 Noon Start

 

WASHER TOSS

2:30pm Start

 

SOCIAL & DANCE

7:00 to 11:00pm
 

 

EVENT LOCATIONS:

 

Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre (Rink)
75 Park Road, Trenton

 

Heather Bowling Lanes
612 East River Road, New Glasgow

 

Steeltown Friendly Group
41 Main Street, Trenton

 

 

2017 REGISTRATION:

Registration has begun for the Pictou County Senior’s Festival! Your $15.00 pre-registration for all events can be done at the following locations: Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, or Pictou Town office, or at the Trenton Park office (119 Park Rd, Trenton). Registration forms are also available for pick up only at the New Glasgow town office. Please drop off completed registration forms at the Trenton Park office. Payments accepted are cash or cheque only. For more information, please contact the Festival Coordinator, Julie MacDonald at (902) 752-1019 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Like us on Facebook! Visit: https://www.facebook.com/PictouCountySeniorsFestival

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FROM 2016!

A&W
Acropole Pizza
Anchor Motor
Arsenault Monuments
Atlantic Dodge
Atlantic Fabrics
B & F Tea Company
Bubble Tree Boutique
C&A Hair Studio
Carol's Hair and Tanning
Carstar
Ceilidh Drive-in
Central Supplies
Cineplex
Citifinancial
Coast Tires
Coffee Bean
Coles Book Store
Corina`s Ice Cream
Dale's Styling
Denis
East Side Family Restaurant
First Choice Haircutters
Forbes New to You
Friends Hair Care
Fulmore's Pharmachoice Choice
GMF Computers
Good Life Fitness
H.W. Angus Funeral Home
Hector Building Supplies
Holiday Inn Express
Hyundai
Indigo Blues Cafe
Jungle Jim
Karla MacFarlane MLA Pictou West
Kinette Club of New Glasgow
Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow
K-Lee Optical
Lion's Mane
M&E Wash-All
MacLeod/Lorway Insurance
MacQuarrie Brothers Motors Ltd.
Mamatsu Fresh Asian Kitchen
Maritime Auto
Mike S. Shindruk
Mr. Tire
NAPA Auto Care
Nissan
Nova Scotia Power
Pat Dunn MLA Pictou Centre
Pharmachoice
Pharmacy First
Pickles Pools & Spas
Proudfoot Motors
R.H. Porters Funeral Home
R.P.Hawboldt
Rack and Cue
Sam's Pizza Stellarton
Scotia Bank
Scotian Gold Country Market
Sharp Styles Unisex
Shenanigans Pub
Skokes Hair Stylist
Sobeys Stellarton
Speedy Auto Glass
Staples
Stellar Lighting
Straight-MacKay
Subway
Sumner
Swallow's Automotive
Swiss Chalet
Tara Inn
Tartan Blade Barber Shop
The Head Shoppe
The Head Shoppe
Thistle Bar and Grill
Tim Houston MLA Pictou East
Town of Stellarton
Town of Trenton
Trendy Tress Salon
Trenton Park Pool
True Colors Salon
United Commercial Travelers
United Rentals
Vogue Optical
Water and Wine
Wear Well Garments
Westville Medical Clinic
Wonder Auto and Tire
Zelda`s Flowers
 

Friends of Trenton Park Society

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The Friends of Trenton Park Society is a non-profit group (est.1998) dedicated to promote and preserve Trenton Park. Our goal is to promote the Park as a year round destination for both county residents and tourists, as well as preserve the environmental integrity of the Park. Upcoming improvement projects for 2012 include trail signage and flower bed improvements.

 

Society’s Mandate

To support Trenton Park with capital improvements through fund raising

To support Trenton Park through public relations and educational initiatives

To support Trenton Park through various volunteer work tasks

To protect the environmental integrity and ecosystems of Trenton Park

To help develop and promote Trenton Park as a unique recreational facility

To help develop and support Trenton Park as a tourist destination

 

Past Focus and Successes have been:

Acquiring student grants that assist Trenton Park with summer operations (on-going)

Volunteer support of Trenton Park activities such as winter/summer events (on-going)

Trail signage and park beautification (on-going)

 

To help this Society thrive and continue to hold annual events at Trenton Park, we need more volunteers! If you're interested in helping out please contact (902) 752-1019.