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COVID-19 Pandemic Community Letter

March 31, 2020

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.”  Charles Weller 1867

VOCTADA is an organization that was founded to help our community by formulating ideas and projects to make it a better place for all.

We are now facing one of the most serious fights in our life. A paradise invaded by a virus that causes terrible illness and can be deadly. 

Municipal Planning Strategy and the Land Use By-law Notice

November 25, 2019

VOCTADA urges you to take note and have your say concerning the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law which will shape the way that our communities grow over the next 20 years. These documents have policies and regulations dealing with the environment, the economy, heritage and community character, housing, and social and physical health.

Many people inside the Village boundaries and outside of the Village boundaries do not realize that the planning area boundaries have changed. That alone may be well worth knowing for some people. Anyone concerned or interested should go to the hearing to find out more.

Voctada's 2019 Annual General Meeting

June 19, 2019

This is a great opportunity to bring your friends and neighbours, and for you to renew your membership in Voctada.

Please note that there will be a special guest speaker prior to the AGM regular order of business.


Join us at 6:00 for a pre-AGM social

Eeeek! - We Need Your Help

May 22, 2019

Voctada is a group of your friends and neighbours, coming together to work towards a better community for us all.

Your input, support and participation is greatly needed. Our minimal funding is driven by memberships fees alone. We don’t need a lot, but with your contributions we can better leverage our efforts in ways that truly make a difference, and there is still so much to do.

Please dig as deep as you can and donate to Voctada today!

Come and join us at the Chester Yacht Club for hors d’oeuvres on Friday, June 21st to find out more about Voctada!!

The Village of Chester Wants to Hear from You

August 18, 2018

Please complete our survey to help us understand the value of the services the Village of Chester provides today and other services that you may wish to see in the future.

Complete the survey online at:

Receive a paper survey by calling the Village Clerk at 902-275-4482 or contacting a Village Commissioner.

The survey is open until September 10, 2018

Voctada's 2018 Annual General Meeting

June 27, 2018

This is a great opportunity to bring your friends and neighbours, and for you to renew your membershipin Voctada.

Please note that there will be a special guest speaker prior to the AGM regular order of business.

Concerns, Kudos, Questions?

January 13, 2018

MLA Hugh MacKay to Address Constituents in Chester-St.Margaret’s

VOCTADA (Village of Chester Tourism & Development Association) is pleased to present an opportunity for residents of Chester-St. Margaret’s to hear an update from MLA Hugh Mackay, ask questions and perhaps even offer their advice to government on

Thursday, January 18 starting at 7pm at St. Stephen’s Tuck Hall on Central Street in the Village of Chester.  


“Although our MLA does make himself and his representative available regularly, not everyone is available during business hours,” said VOCTADA Director Piers Baker. “VOCTADA believes it’s important to host this type of event so residents have the opportunity to speak directly to our representative about the issues that affect them, their families and their communities.”


“With the upcoming twinning of Highway 103, concerns about Chester’s water supply, road conditions and the healthcare system,” said Baker, “there should be ample opportunity for questions and comments from the audience, or maybe even an occasional pat on the back.

The event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 6:30 pm followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to mingle.

About VOCTADA:  The Village of Chester Tourism and Development Association (VOCTADA) is a community organization “Working Together to Make Chester a Better Place.” VOCTADA has regularly hosted candidates’ forums for all levels of government and taken the lead on community improvement projects since its inception in 1996.

For more information you may contact Jo-Ann Grant at 902-275-5985 or

Cross-Canada Recruitment Tour Documentry

November 09, 2017

Facilitator: Tina Hennigar, tour lead and co-ordinator with Now Lunenburg County, has been  trying to convince 150 entrepreneurial young people to move to Lunenburg County -.she spread the message with a coast-to-coast tour last summer in a 1960s-era Boler trailer. Come and see the documentary and find out what she learned.


Location: OHC Lobby

Time: 7 - 8:30pm

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