New Ross Regional Development Society

Record #: MDC0162
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015
Last Full Update: 03 Feb 2015


Located In New Ross
Where To Find Us
4670 Hwy 12, PO Box 23
New Ross, NS B0J 2M0
Areas Served New Ross


Contact Phil Edwards

Description & Services

Information “New Ross is a vibrant and innovative rural community that values its natural environment, preserves its heritage and has a thriving economy. We work together for the betterment of the community while enjoying a quality of life that fosters pride and prosperity.” 
We are interested in promoting our community throughout the province and encourage growth and development in the area.  
Over the past 2 years we have been working very hard on a Strategic Plan for our community and in the next couple of months we hope to have a finished document that we can present to the community and the municipal council. We have drafted, as part of this plan a Vision Statement (above) and a Mission Statement and we are working on updating our community website at the present time.  
We are also interested in Rural Beautification and encourage property owners and businesses to make their premises as attractive as possible. We are partners with the Ross Farm and the Lions Club in the development and maintenance of the Lions Park and trail; we were instrumental in obtaining the funding for and the construction of the community bandstand in the village.  
We are also helping to coordinate a group of volunteers in the community to get a working committee started to plan the 200th anniversary celebrations of our community which is coming up in 2016. 
We are the organizing committee / driving force for the annual New Ross Christmas Festival. Almost every business and volunteer group in the community participates in the festival in some way. It is held on the first full weekend in December each year. This year’s festival will be the 21st annual and will take place on Dec 5, 6 & 7, 2014. We also hold a Wine and Cheese Social / Silent Auction in late November each year. This event is the official launch for the Christmas festival.