April 2014

1st Bridgewater Brownies take 894,000 steps

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

Sending a shout out to the 1st Bridgewater Brownies unit who collectively walked over 894,000 steps in just one week for their OneStep™ Girl Guide Pedometer Challenge, exceeding their goal of 500,000 steps. Incorporating the OneStep™ challenge into their Key to Active Living program was a great way to show the girls they can do anything if they put their minds, heart and feet into it. Congratulations to Sandra Johnston and her fellow leaders for motivating the girls and leading by example. Way to go girls!

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52 Week Challenge – March Winner

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

Congratulations to Margaret MacDonald of Halifax! Margaret is our winner for the month of March in the 52 Week Challenge. Way to go Margaret! We are almost at the end of April so stay tuned for another exciting challenge in May!

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NS Walk Day – May 14

Posted on Apr 11, 2014

Nova Scotians have walked almost two billion steps and we want to celebrate! Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is supporting thousands of Nova Scotians to discover the joy of walking.  All Nova Scotians are invited to walk on Wednesday, May 14th. So grab your friends, your colleagues, your neighbour or your dog and enjoy a walk.

Create your own walk by hosting an event in your area or by simply taking 10 minutes and going for a walk! Register your walk on our NS Walk Day map after May 1st or find one close to you.

Our goal is to help Nova Scotians discover the magic of walking and realize the physical and mental benefits of walking within their communities. It’s about changing the way we think about walking—putting feet back on the streets and walking back in the hearts and minds of Nova Scotians.

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Winter Snowshoe Hike Success

Posted on Apr 07, 2014

Hike Nova Scotia and 11 host organizations across the province partnered up to offer the 2014 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike series in January, February and March. A total of 500 people attended 27 hikes led by local folks and participants qualified to win “trail prizes.” Hike NS thanks Take the Roof Off Winter, Backroad Mapbooks and Take It Outside for their donations.

View photos from some of the hikes here on our blog.

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52 Week Challenge – April

Posted on Apr 01, 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.

– See more at: http://walkaboutns.ca/2014/01/52-week-challenge-january/#sthash.d874SoNL.dpuf


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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV