Community Involvement

It all started with coaching but, for Kody, community involvement isn’t optional, it’s our duty as community members to get involved, stay involved, and make a difference.

East Hants Sport Heritage Society

In 2013, Kody founded the East Hants Sport Heritage Society. Through Kody’s leadership and the generous support of the community of East Hants, the Sport Heritage Society created the East Hants Hall of Fame at the East Hants Sportsplex.

Tide Fest

Under Kody’s leadership, the Come Home East Hants Association was created in 2016. The Association, with the help of local businesses and passionate volunteers, facilitates Tide Fest, an annual home-coming festival held at the East Hants Sportsplex in July.

Sport & Recreation

Kody is a former competitive athlete where he manned the crease as a goaltender during the winter months while playing softball during the summer. He was twice named H.E.R.H. Male Athlete of the Year, is a former draft pick of the Halifax Mooseheads (2008), and a two-time CIS Academic All-Canadian playing varsity hockey with Brock and Saint Mary’s University.

Standing Up for Agriculture

Kody has long understood the importance of the agricultural industry has to the communities of Kings-Hants. Living in East Hants, where approximately 1/3 of Nova Scotia’s dairy farms are located, coupled with his experience living on a dairy farm in Linden, Nova Scotia.

Supporting Community Facilities

Seeing the growing size of the community of East Hants, Kody brought together seven different sport organizations in the community to discuss their respective interests and long-term goals. The meeting led to a submission to the Municipality of East Hants as part of their Master Recreation Plan.

Celebrating our Heritage

In May 2017, through the Come Home East Hants Association, Kody worked with local historical groups to create East Hants: This is Us. The historical documentary film celebrates the local history of the Municipality of East Hants