How It All Began
In 1972, the Evergreen Club was formed. This club was the brainchild of Irene Wildsmith and Janet Gunn. The organizational meeting was held on October 5, 1972 at St. Mark’s Church in Port Hawkesbury. It was one of only three such clubs in existence in Nova Scotia at that time. The first president of the club was Fred Wildsmith. The club only remained at St. Mark’s for two months. For the next year, they met at the Canso Regional Vocational School. On November 1, 1973, the Charter for the Evergreen Club was accepted and signed. In 1974, permission was received to use the Mansonic Hall on Granville Street, In 1975, the club purchased, for $1.00 the old Walker Financial Bank building on Granville Street which was owned by the Sons of Temperance. The club officially opened in its new location on July 16, 1976. In November of 1984, the sod turning ceremony occurred on the land which was donated by the Town of Port Hawkesbury for the present building. The club moved to the new building in May, 1985.
At the present time we have approximately 150 members. New members are always welcome. Our yearly membership fee is $10.00. By becoming a member you gain access to all our club activities and events. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here. Membership is open to any individual of 50 years of age and over, residing in the Strait Area.
We are very proud of what we have accomplished to date due to the hard work and commitment of our members. We are very thankful for all the volunteers and organizations in the community who continue to support and help us to achieve our goals. We are proud of the role we play as seniors in the Strait Area and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.