The Sambro & Area Community Association (“SACA”) was formed to organize and run the annual Sambro Sou’Wester Days, a festival celebrating the rich history of Sambro and our Sambro Island Lighthouse.
Held the weekend after the Natal Day weekend in August, it’s a long time favourite which draws an ever-increasing crowd from near and far each year. We love to see old friends come home to reconnect, as well as meet new friends who are just discovering our little corner of paradise. Check out our Events tab for more info!
SACA has expanded to run other events such as raffles, children’s movie nights, community breakfasts, and the Shay & McKay Annual Fishing Derby which raises money for a J.L. Ilsley scholarship. In 2018, we consolidated with the Lionheart Society, combining resources to create a strong, effective and cohesive group working towards a better community.
SACA’s long-term goal is to build and maintain a full-service community centre for the area. This will be a great space for local clubs, groups, and individuals for events such as weddings, birthday and anniversary parties, meetings, health and wellness services, support groups, classes of all types, local business expos and more, and will include the option for licensed events.
Having our own permanent building would also mean the success of our annual Sou’Wester Days Festival would be less weather dependent, which is always a risk in Nova Scotia!