November 2013

Call for Groups to Organize Winter Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Posted on Nov 07, 2013

Once again, Hike NS invites groups across NS to partner with it on delivering winter guided snowshoe hikes in January, February and March of 2014. The purpose of the events is to:

Get more people in NS hiking and snowshoeing
Highlight local trails and increase their use
Promote Hike NS and local trail groups

If you and your local organization can organize a snowshoe hike, please register your event here by December 13, 2013.

Local Event Organizer Role:

Schedule, organize and lead the guided hike/snowshoe event
Be responsible for participant safety and risk management
Introduce Hike NS and your organization to participants before the hike
Pass out information Hike NS provides to participants
Following the hike, do a prize draw and give away trail prize(s)

Hike Nova Scotia Role:

Take a lead on provincial media relations/publicity for promoting the guided snowshoe hikes across the province (PSAs and news release), but please publicize your event to your own membership and local networks
Provide Hike NS pamphlets, speaking notes and other info
Provide an info guide on organizing your hike
Provide “trail prizes” – hiking related gear – to give away in a draw to participants
Note that Hike NS may not be able to have a representative attend your event(s) due to the large number of events and a lack of human resources.

Please register your guided snowshoe hike no later than DECEMBER 13, 2013 by using our online form here

NOTE: Hike NS maintains a list of where to borrow, rent or buy snowshoes here:


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