August 2012

School Zone safety

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

“On September 1, 2012 roads are going to get safer around school zones. The government of Nova Scotia announced last fall that effective September 1, 2012, speed limits in school areas will be reduced from 50 kilometres per hour to 30 kilometres per hour.”

Click on the link below for details.

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Let’s get walking this Fall!

Posted on Aug 27, 2012

Ever thought of a Walking Club in your community? It is fun, social and good for your health! We know lots of people want to walk more, but many people won’t walk on their own. By having a walking club, people can walk as a group, interact and enjoy the getting fit all at the same time!
Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ will be offering several leader orientation sessions this Fall 2012!  The goal of the Heart&Stroke Walkabout leader/ambassador orientation is to provide interested individuals with tools and knowledge to start/enhance a walking club in your community, workplace or school . Participants will receive a leader handbook, pedometer, inspiring activities, information on safety and group leadership, and a demonstration of our interactive website.

To learn more about Walkabout Community Leader program, check out the “Become a Leader” section of our website.
Here’s the line-up of our Community Leader Training Sessions for September 2012!
Woodlawn Library
Wednesday, September 12th  
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  or  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Please register with Catherine at HSF at 423-7530 ext. 3347 by Sept. 10th
Moser River
Monday, September 17th
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Please register with Jody at HRM recreation at 885-2988 by Sept. 14th
Sheet Harbour
Monday, September 17th
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Please register with Jody at HRM Recreation at 885-2988 by Sept. 14th

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2012 Walkability Award – New Deadline December 31st

Posted on Aug 13, 2012

We are now accepting applications for the Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ – 2012 Walkability Award!

Three successful applicants will receive Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Walkability Award and will be recognized with a plaque, photograph and media release

• Nominate any community, school, workplace or public institution
• Nominations can be submitted by individuals who are not associated with the nominated project
• Nominations will be reviewed and assessed by committee

Deadline for Application is 4:00pm, December 31, 2012


To learn about Walkable Communities and the 2012 Walkability Award please visit the following link in the Community Change section of our website. The nomination form can also be found here.


Please email [email protected] with questions.


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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV