Our previous community centre existed from 1976-1987 until it was destroyed by a fire. Wanting to continue providing the community of Wentworth and surrounding areas with a place for social gatherings and events, determined and committed
volunteers, and board members banded together in order to rebuild a bigger, better recreation center for not just the community of Wentworth, but Cumberland County as a whole. The current Wentworth Recreation Centre opened on September 21, 1991 and has played an important role in our community ever since.
Below is a list of our former volunteers and executive members since 1987. Without the support, selflessness and determination of these individuals, our centre would not be where is it at today.
"Community is the foundation to success"- Kristen Jones
"The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers"- Terri Guillemets
Debi deHann Atkinson
Former Executive Members
Former Vice Presidents:
Current Executive and Board Members:
Chair: Bob Mclean
Vice-Chair: Laurel Adams
Secretary: Norah Topping
Treasurer: Garry Jollymore
Sandra van der Made,
Anne Feeley Legere,
Blast from the past
Below you'll find newspaper stories and articles, photos and more!
Opening of the original Wentworth Firemen's Recreation Hall in 1976.
Construction of the current Wentworth Recreation Center
The Cobequid Fun Tones performing at the Grand Opening of the newly built center on September 21, 1991
News articles written by one of our own, the late Hope Bridgewater. These articles pay homage to some events that were held at the center, and most importantly, the volunteers that made these events happen.
"Wentworth News with Hope Bridgewater"
"Wentworth Recreation Center hosts musical afternoon"-
"Dinner for volunteers at Wentworth Recreation Center"-
"Country down east dance in Wentworth"-
"Celebrating past and present with
Wentworth music afternoons"-
"Celebrating a pancake supper in Wentworth"-
"The Strange Valentines chose Community Strong as a series of short videos for an opportunity to showcase community centres in Nova Scotia. Each video affords a taste of local history and culture, followed by a song played in the centre by The Strange Valentines. This episode features the Wentworth Recreational Hall where Laurel, Winston, Peggy and Bob tell us some stories that relate to the history their community hall holds within its walls, followed by the song, So Long."-
(Video description retrieved from The Strange Valentines Youtube channel)