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Community Use of Schools

Antigonish County Recreation in partnership with the Strait Regional School Board (SRSB) manages community use of two local schools:

  • Saint Andrew Junior School (SAJS), Appleseed Drive
  • East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy (EAECA), Monastery

Through this partnership, not for profit groups/organizations, businesses, private groups and/or individuals may request the use of school facilities for their activities and/or events.  Please see booking procedures, applicable fees, and contact information below for additional details.

All evening and weekend usage are scheduled and coordinated through Antigonish County Recreation (see Booking Procedures and Booking Contacts below).  You can view the community use schedules by clicking on the links below.

Please note, two schedules for SAJS are posted: one for use of the gymnasium only, the second for all other rooms in the school. Revision dates are written at the top of each schedule.

COMMUNITY USE SCHEDULES:

Saint Andrew Junior School (SAJS) Community Use June  2017
SAJS Gymnasium:  Gym Schedule June 2017

East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy (EAECA)
EAECA All Rooms:  East Use May 2017

USER FEES 

Administration Fees:
Charged to all groups regardless of their nature: not for profit, businesses, private groups, etc. Fees are due at time of booking and payable to Antigonish County Recreation. The monthly fees are the same whether you use the school once a month or several times a month.

$20.00 for one time use of classrooms, labs, library, etc.
$25.00 for one time use of gymnasium, multi purpose room or cafeteria.
$30.00 per month for regular, continuous use of classrooms, labs, library, etc.
$50.00 per month for regular, continuous use of gymnasium, multi purpose room or cafeteria.

Rental Fees:
Charged only to organizations/individuals that do not fit under the category of “not for profit” – such as businesses, governments, private, etc. Groups submitting rental fees are also charged the administration fee. Fees are due at the time of booking and payable to Antigonish County Recreation. As part of the management partnership, the Recreation Department collects the fees on behalf of the SRSB and remits them to the Board regularly. The rental fees are set by the Strait Regional School Board.

Janitorial Fees:
Charged for events that occur outside of normal janitorial hours (weekends or late evenings), and/or events that require set-up, clean-up etc. Groups will be invoiced for the janitorial fees after the event has occurred in most circumstances. Fees are payable to Antigonish County Recreation. As part of the management partnership, the Recreation Department collects the fees on behalf of the SRSB and remits them to the Board regularly.

$18.00/hour Based on a 4 hour minimum call-in.

BOOKING PROCEDURES:

If you wish to book either school for your community event/activity, contact:

Heather Butler, Recreation Programmer
Antigonish County Recreation
285 Beech Hill Road, RR 6
Antigonish NS B2G 0B4
Phone: (902) 863-0316
Fax: (902) 863-5751
recreation@antigonishcounty.ns.ca

Please note, fees are charged depending on the type of group and event, and whether a janitor is required.

FORMS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE/GROUPS BOOKING/USING SCHOOLS:
SRSB Booking Application Form – SAJS Booking Form/School User Agreement
SRSB Booking Application Form – East Booking Form/School User Agreement

Do not send fees or forms until you have contacted the Recreation Programmer to determine the availability of the facility and which fees are applicable.

FACILITY INFORMATION

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