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River Rock Music, Arts and Food Festival attracts performers from the Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo, August 10 - 11, 2018

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:45 AM

This press release was originally drafted and distributed by Sean Camp, Artistic Director of the River Rock Music Festival. As a proud partner of this event, the Town of St. Marys is sharing the release on his behalf.

Perth County's favourite outdoor music festival is moving into the Town of St. Marys this summer and will include members of The Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo. The fourth annual family-friendly music, arts and food festival has also added a second night of talented musical acts,...

Portion of Queen and Church Street sidewalks, Town Hall and library walkway closed intermittently on Friday, July 13

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 04:30 PM


Sections of the Queen and Church Street sidewalks, Town Hall and the library garden walkway will be temporarily closed on Friday, July 13, 2018 to accommodate work being done on the Town Hall and library windows.

The areas will be closed intermittently, beginning with the library garden walkway (near the cenotaph) at 7:30 a.m. The work in this area should be complete before the library opens at 10:30 a.m.

The closure will then move to the sidewalk on Church Street in front of Town Hall. Town...

St. Marys YMCA members can now swim in Town of St. Marys pools for free

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:30 PM

Effective immediately, Stratford-Perth Family YMCA members will be able to swim at the Aquatics Centre or St. Marys Quarry for free.

YMCA members simply need to show their membership cards to get free access to either pool.

The permanent partnership comes after a trial promotion was offered this spring as part of the Town’s Recreation and Leisure Services Master Plan implementation.  

“A collaboration with the Town of St. Marys has been something both parties have wanted to try for some time, so...

Beat the heat at local cooling centres, pools and splash pads

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 01:00 PM

With extreme heat and humidity in the forecast once again, the Town of St. Marys is reminding residents of the locations and hours of local cooling centres, pools and splash pads.

Cooling Centres

Pyramid Recreation Centre
317 James Street South
MON – FRI: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
SAT – SUN: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

St. Marys Public Library
15 Church Street North
MON – THU: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
FRI: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Aquatics Centre Pool
(Pyramid Recreation Centre)
317 James Street...

Town of St. Marys marks National Drowning Prevention Week with special events

Posted on Monday, July 09, 2018 02:00 PM

The Town of St. Marys is hosting a variety of events during National Drowning Prevention Week (July 15 to 21) to highlight the importance of water-safety.

According to the Lifesaving Society approximately 500 Canadians die in in preventable water-related incidents each year.

“We often think of children as being the most at risk,” says Andrea Slade, Aquatics Supervisor for the Town, “However, drowning affects all ages. Some of the highest water-related fatality rates are among baby boomers and young...