St. Andrews Community

Building on the legacy of pioneering Scottish and later Dutch immigrants, the community spirit of St. Andrews has inspired active and enthusiastic volunteers for a series of ambitious community initiatives – the building of a fire hall, a community centre, a curling rink and a seniors’ housing complex – maintaining a thriving rural community into the 21st century. These successes are built on a set of values that puts a premium on self-sufficiency, community spirit, and care for others. By pooling resources, ideas, and talents, the people of Saint Andrews have built tangible community services that are unusual for a community of its size (1,100). Success has not only motivated the residents to continue with new projects, but has inspired confidence in local partners and investors, both in government and in the private sector.