Community Involvement


Service to the community is one of the core values of the StFX Athletic Department and is one not taken lightly by StFX varsity athletes. Each year student-athletes from all varsity teams volunteer their time to multiple fundraisers, special events and youth programs in an effort to give back to both the local Antigonish community and the StFX community. The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) assists in the coordination of community service opportunities as StFX student-athletes contribute in access of 5000 hours of community service volunteer work every year.

Some of the annual events that the Athletic Department has been associated with over the past number of years include Breast Cancer Awareness nights, the Halloween Safe Crossing Program, X-Out Violence Against Women iniatives and the X Athletes for Charity event. Below is a list of the majority of community service iniatives from this past season the part of our X-Women and X-Men student-athletes. 

Community Events:
CACL hockey fundraiser
Christmas parade
Halloween Safe Crossing
Helping Hands Hospital fundraiser
March for violence against women
X Athletes for Charity Event
Nonprofit & Awareness:
African Heritage Month
ALS awareness
Alzheimers Society canvassing
Bell Let's Talk - mental health awareness
Breast Cancer awareness 
Bystander training for prevention of sexual violence
Ewing Sarcoma awareness & Ollie Bots project
Make a Wish Foundation
Motionball with Special Olympians
Prostate Cancer awareness 
Relay for Life
Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI)
Terry Fox Run
Tim Horton’s Cupful a Cure
Involvement with Youth:
Antigonish Multi-Sport Project
Autograph sessions & locker room visits
Coaching minor sports teams 
Community skates
Family Literacy Day
Fit for Life
Fit for Tots
Minor sports community days
School & minor sports tournaments
School gym programs
Sport Camps for youth
X sledge & para hockey society