The Sackville Community Development Association


The Sackville Community Development Association (SCDA) is a group of volunteers whose objective is to make Sackville a better place to live.

In order to achieve this goal, a group came together in 1997 and recommended, among other things, to create a community celebration for Canada Day to try and boost community spirit and pride. Patriot Days was born. This multi-day celebration has now grown to include a skateboard jam, a teddy bear picnic, baseball tournaments, fireworks and a Canada Day parade, which has attracted more participants and spectators every year. Many we have also hosted Citizenship courts, where new Canadians are sworn in and welcomed to Canada.

The Memorial Rose Hedge is another ongoing SCDA project designed to beautify the entrance to Sackville. We maintain a Memorial Rosebush Registry in which we record names of citizens who have been honoured by the donation of a rosebush in their name. This hedge has now completely replaced a rusty chain link fence and adds to the beauty of Sackville Heritage Park. As well the SCDA is happy to lend its support to the Sackville Town Crier, Love Sackville, and the annual Tree-lighting ceremony at Acadia Hall. Finally, we are pleased to work hand-in-hand with other community service groups and clubs to achieve our common goal of making Sackville a hometown to be proud of.

The main source of SCDA funding comes from membership fees collected annually. The association operates under a Board of Directors, however, as with many organizations, we rely heavily on volunteers to support and achieve our goals. If you would like to become a member or are interested in helping out with any of our community projects, please fill out our membership form, which can be obtained online.

Some SCDA Board Members during the Patriot Days Celebrations - Source: SCDA

Our Objectives

The SCDA is an incorporated body whose goal is to make Sackville, Nova Scotia, a better place to live through the following objectives:

Our Structure

SCDA’s objectives are fulfilled by committees of volunteers who operate under the guidance of a Board of Directors. The Board is be comprised of both elected and appointed members with representation from;


The SCDA, operating in partnership with other local organizations, have accomplished many things in Sackville: