February 2014

Winter Walk Day – Pictou – Pictou Justice Centre

Posted on Feb 18, 2014

Staff at the Pictou Justice Centre held an innovative Winter Walk Day on Feb 12th by snowing shoeing…. right onto Pictou Harbour! A big thank you goes out to Rae Gunn of Active Pictou County for arranging the loan of snow shoes. While some staff were experienced in snow shoeing, others were trying it for the first time. One member was thrilled with the opportunity and can now check this off her bucket list. Everyone had such a great time that some are considering buying their own snow shoes.

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Winter Walk Day – Truro – Dept of Community Services

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

Dressed for the weather on a cold Feb 12th, 13 participants from the Department of Community Services in Truro participated in a Winter Walk and it went very well. It was -13 with a wind chill of -20 but they thought was nice to get out together, socialize a bit, and re-energize. The sky was bright blue and they enjoyed a wonderful invigorating walk.

Winter Walk Day was a success!  Had 12 ppl on two separate breaktime walks and everyone loved the prizes!

Had a few flurries for the walk which was nice. 

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Young Hiker Challenge Deadline Mar. 1

Posted on Feb 12, 2014

Calling all young hikers (and wannabe hikers)! Hike Nova Scotia challenges children and youth to tally the distances they hike and earn the Hiker Distance Award Badge! Earn a badge by March 1, 2014 to qualify for a prize draw for a $100 gift card. Learn more here.

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Winter Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Posted on Feb 12, 2014

Hike Nova Scotia and 11 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2014 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike series in January, February and March. There are 35 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as Take the Roof Off Winter, Backroad Mapbooks and Take It Outside for their donations. Check out the list of events here. View the video of the Snowshoe Walk to Quarry Brook on Jan. 25.

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Avid walkers tout benefits of Hants County’s Walkabout program

Posted on Feb 12, 2014

Tammy Weeks-Melanson and Terry Howatt are trying to let people in on a little secret about getting active — it can actually be fun. Both avid walkers, the duo voluntarily hit the streets five times a week — three times in Windsor and twice in Garlands Crossing — for community walks they’ve organized through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s Walkabout program. “We’re always looking for new people,” Howatt said.

The Avon Walkers meet at the Hants County War Memorial Community Centre in Windsor on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m., and at the Royal LePage office in downtown Windsor on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. They also walk in The Crossing development on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

For more information, call (902) 306-1718 or (902) 792-1664.

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52 Week Challenge – February

Posted on Feb 04, 2014

52 Week Challenge!  There will be one health related challenge per week for the next 52 weeks.

Here’s how it works:

To view the weekly challenge, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/walkaboutns or request that you be added to distribution list so that the weekly challenges will be sent to you via e-mail. (once a month)
Each week, complete the weekly challenge and let us know by commenting on our FB page or sending us an e-mail to [email protected] You have until Sunday at midnight to complete the weekly challenge and let us know.
If there are some people in your walking group, or friends and family, who don’t use the internet, but completed the weekly challenge – feel free to submit their name as well.
Complete all four challenges during the month and you will have four entries into the monthly draw. Complete 2 and you will have 2 entries into the prize draw.
At the end of the 52 weeks – there will be a grand prize draw.  The more weekly challenges you completed – the more entries into the draw.
Share the weekly challenge with Walkabout groups, co-workers, family and friends.  People can start at any time during the year.

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NS Hiking Summit April 11-13 in Parrsboro

Posted on Feb 04, 2014

Hike Nova Scotia invites individuals and groups with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing to the third annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit. This event will take place from Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13 at the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro. The Summit is a celebration of Nova Scotia’s hiking culture, which includes sharing best practices, stories and networking opportunities.

There is limited space for this event, so please register early to secure your spot. Registration is $30 for Hike NS members and $40 for non-members (who will receive a membership with their registration). Registration includes: access to hike events and socials; access to Saturday sessions; Saturday morning coffee/snacks, lunch and afternoon coffee/snacks. Registration does not include accommodation or other meals – you must arrange them on your own. The deadline for registration is April 1, 2014. Learn more and register online here: http://tiny.cc/0p2cax.

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV