In 1965, Joe Webb, a recent St. F.X. graduate was given the position of teaching principal in the Lincolnville school.  He wanted to help his students who were having difficulty in getting their homework done in the evenings. He made a call to his friend Rollie Chiasson who was still at the university and asked him for help. They posted a sign in the dining hall asking for volunteers who might want to take a drive down to Lincolnville and work with some students hoping at least a couple people would show up at the designated date and time.  Much to their surprise 13 people volunteered.

At the same time Joan Dillon and a number of friends from Antigonish were teaching pottery in Lincolnville. They too travelled in borrowed cars from Antigonish each week.

The two groups soon joined forces primarily to share transportation but quickly began to share programming ideas working with students and adults to promote literacy, offering cubs and beavers, providing recreational programs, and more. X-project was born and quickly grew to include other communities. Today, X-Project is one of the oldest and larger student societies on campus.

2014-2015 Celebrating 50 years of X-Project!

If you would like to be part of our Executive please fill out an application and email it to us. 

Want to be part of X-Project? We need lots of volunteers. Contact us by emailing xproject@stfx.ca or lborden@stfx.ca. 

We always need new and returning volunteers so please let us know if you would like to be a part of this wonderful organization.


The story of X-Project...