October 2008

Walking contest launched for youth

Posted on Oct 06, 2008


October 6, 2008 | Halifax, N.S. – Teenagers from across Nova Scotia are asked to “take a walk” for a chance to win great prizes including trip to Halifax and a spot on a special youth action team. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia and CTV have launched a province-wide contest to find youth to help them develop a walking program.

“We know that Nova Scotians, including young Nova Scotians, are not active enough for their health and we want to find the best way to support them,” said Fran Dunn, Physical Activity Coordinator at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. “We want youth to help us understand how we can support them to walk more through Heart&Stroke Walkabout, so we’ve launched this contest with CTV to find youth to help us with this task.”

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Heart and Stroke Foundation Supports EAC’s Green Mobility Strategy

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

Halifax, NS – Increasing physical activity, reducing air pollution, and minimizing land use in Nova Scotia are key reasons to support the Green Mobility Strategy says the Heart and Stroke  Foundation of Nova Scotia.

The Ecology Action Centre report provides eight solid recommendations with accompanying action steps that – with provincial government investment – can significantly increase sustainable passenger transport throughout Nova Scotia. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia supports the strategy because implementation of its recommendations will help create a more sustainable and healthy province.

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV