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Leadership can be as simple as taking a few small, concrete steps to make our world a bit better.

To illustrate this, the McKenna Centre organizes an annual event that is designed to bring our community together in the effort to give back to our community, to take responsibility for our environment, and to raise awareness of pressing environmental problems: the Annual StFX Shoreline Cleanup. 

Every September, students at StFX will form teams and engage in a friendly competition. The rules are simple: each team is assigned a beach in the Antigonish area, and the team that collects the most garbage wins prizes, a pizza party for the entire team, and much-coveted house points. 

The Annual Shoreline Cleanup is a fun, positive way to begin our academic year, and we enjoy a day at our beautiful beaches and a concluding BBQ on our campus while giving back to our community and taking responsibility for our environment.  

So, keep an eye out for the next Shoreline Cleanup, and help us #BroomtheDunes! 

In the meantime, here some images and impressions from past events: 



  • 2020-2021: MacIsaac Hall
  • 2019-2020: McKinnon Hall 

Information on the event:

Each team, in most cases a StFX residence, has a designated “house beach.” The house beaches are:

  • McKinnon: Malignant Cove Beach
  • Cameron: Arisaig West
  • Governors and Off Campus: Arisaig East
  • Riley and O’Regan: Crystal Cliffs
  • MSB: Pomquet Beach
  • Bishop’s: Monk’s Head
  • MacIsaac’s: Dunn’s Beach

Each team, led by the each residence’s HPs and VPs, will receive a cleanup kit (consisting of biodegradable gloves and bags as well as first aid supplies), and all participants receive an event T-Shirt. Teams will be transported to and from their beaches with buses. About halfway through their stay at the beach (ordinarily between three and four hours), each team will be visited by a special guest who will deliver pizza.

Following the cleanup, all teams will gather back on campus for a closing event, a BBQ, and prizes.