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A Valued Member of the Community

Our Story

In the early 1990s, Beach Meadows School closed, and the building was turned over to the municipality. A group of visionary community members saw an exciting future for the empty school, and in 1994, the Seaside Recreation and Community Centre Association was formed and took possession of the old school for the price of $1. The Association is both a provincially registered not-for-profit organization under the Nova Scotia Societies Act and a federally registered charity. It can therefore offer tax receipts for donations.

The Seaside Centre is a valuable community asset that is run by volunteers. We offer many events to keep the community engaged, as well as renting out the facility to others for their special events and social gatherings. In addition to serving as a community hub, the Seaside Centre provides essential services like a free potable drinking water fill station, free Wi-Fi, a playground, a basketball court, voting facilities for elections, immunization clinics, and community mailboxes. This spring, the Seaside Centre will become a comfort centre for the surrounding communities.

Our Mission Statement

We provide and sustain an inclusive space where social, recreational, and educational programs and services are offered, to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Our Vision

We contribute to the well-being of our community through social connection, leisure opportunities, and sustaining our space and shore, so that Beach Meadows and surrounding communities are a vibrant, welcoming and supportive place to live, work, and play.

Become a Member

Membership is free and open to anyone who is a minimum of 19 years of age and a permanent or seasonal resident of the Region of Queens, Nova Scotia.

As a member, you’ll have a say in decisions about the Seaside Centre and will be entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. To join, fill out the online form or download a copy, fill it out, and either email it to or drop it off at a Seaside Centre event.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Seaside Recreation and Community Centre is an organization that celebrates the richness of our community and welcomes everyone regardless of race, socio-economic status, age, disability, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity or family status. We do not tolerate discrimination, biases, harassment or bullying of any kind. 


The Seaside Centre is governed by rules laid out by the Province of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Revenue Agency, and the Seaside Centre By-laws. The Board of Directors is the Seaside Centre’s governing body. The Board is made up of a minimum of five and a maximum of twelve Directors. Two-thirds of the Board of Directors must reside permanently or seasonally within the four core communities: Beach Meadows, Eagle Head, West Berlin, and East Berlin.

2023 / 2024 Board of Directors

Kristopher Snarby


Brian Muldoon


Janice Wentzell


Vicki Pasternak


Randi Dickie


Sheree Chandler



Donations account for a large portion of the Seaside Centre’s revenue and we are truly appreciative of our donor’s continued support. In addition to the money raised to “keep the lights on,” the Seaside Centre’s Board also raised grant money for some needed capital expenditures, such as the new generator, which will enable it to become a comfort centre.

The Seaside Centre must continue to raise money to keep the building and grounds maintained, safe, secure, and provide events and activities to serve the community. It is the responsibility of the Seaside Centre’s board to spend that money in a way that aligns with our mission, vision, and legal obligations and to protect it for future generations.

Become a Seaside Centre Member

To become a Seaside Centre member, fill out the online form below or download the membership form, fill it out, and either email it to or drop it off at a Seaside Centre event.
Please let us know your current working status. Job/Profession, Retired, Student.
The Seaside Centre respects your privacy. We protect your personal information and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy. The information you provide will be used to share information about events, activities, news and information and will not be shared with the general public unless you explicitly give us your permission.