St. Anne Centre Ladies Auxiliary Heliport
In 1997, as changes took place in the regular Ambulance Service and with the introduction of the Shock, Trauma and Air Rescue Society ( S.T.A.R.S), the Board of Directors of the St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre realized the benefits of this service. To accomplish this a special parcel of land would be necessary, therefore, a committee of the Board approached the Council of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish on May 11th. 1997 and discussed the importance of acquiring a plot of land for a Heliport. In August of the same year our request was granted and the Episcopal Diocese of Antigonish agreed to lease a suitable, adjacent property to the west of St. Anne Centre for health purposes only.
Then came the commitment from the Ladies Auxiliary to raise the funds for a Heliport. The total cost of $26,500.00 was donated to the Board of Directors from monies raised in the communities by the Ladies Auxiliary. It was with pride that St. Anne Centre became the second qualified and registered Heliport in the Journal of Air Transports. In acknowledging the donation from the Ladies Auxiliary, the Board of Directors agreed to name the heliport in their honor.
On May 27, 1998 St. Anne Centre celebrated the grand opening of the second qualified and registered Heliport in the Journal of Air Transports. The “St. Anne Centre Ladies Auxiliary Heliport” has since proven itself as a tremendous asset to the St. Anne Centre Emergency Department.