June 2014

Two Nova Scotia Projects Funded

Posted on Jun 25, 2014

Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is pleased to announce the two community based walkability projects being funded this year.  From the largest University in the province to a village in rural Nova Scotia, both are motivated to support employees and residents in their quest for healthy living. Congratulations to both!

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is being supported for their “Walk & Wheel about Dal: Walk-tober Project”. Dalhousie wants to promote a walking culture among their employee groups through a walking challenge in October 2014, called Walktober. Groups will be encouraged to accumulate more than 10,000 steps per day. The organizers will create route maps to walk and wheel around campus (Halifax & Truro campuses) and use the Walkabout website to track steps and support employee groups. Dalhousie’s goal is to provide a spark to change and have employees increase their walking and incorporate it into their daily routine.

Village of Kingston – Recreation Department

The Village of Kingston is being supported for their “Sit for a Bit – Benches for Kingston Sidewalks”. The purpose of this project is to increase the accessibility and appeal of Kingston sidewalks as viable walking routes for adults and seniors. By placing benches at strategic points along the walking route, those who may need to “sit for a bit” during their walk can used these as resting points. It is a great way to encourage walking at any age.

Walkabout™ partners are eager to see the results of these valuable initiatives.

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52 Week Challenge – May winner

Posted on Jun 11, 2014

Congratulations to Shelley Farouse of Halifax! Shelley is our May winner in the 52 Week Challenge. Way to go Shelley, keep up the great participation!

June is Stroke Month and you can decrease your risk of stroke by being physically active. Check out the weekly challenges for June to see fun and innovative ways to be active. Who knows, you may be the next winner for June!

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52 Week Challenge – April winner

Posted on Jun 11, 2014

Congratulations to Valerie Bobyk of Dartmouth! Valerie is our April winner in the 52 Week Challenge. She has been an active member in the Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ program for many years and is a loyal supporter of various Walkabout events. Way to go Valerie!

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Hike NS AGM & Hikes June 14

Posted on Jun 09, 2014

The Hike NS Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, June 14 at the MARC in Dayspring, Lunenburg County.

Here is the schedule:
10:30 am: Guided hike on the Centennial Trail, Bridgewater (4.5 km, easy, good gravel trail, woods and views of LaHave River) Meet at the MARC
12 pm: Lunch and guest speaker Laura Barkhouse on hiking on the South Shore (please RSVP)
1 pm: AGM
3 pm: Hike at Gaff Point (7 km, easy to moderate, includes forest, beaches)
Lunch is provided, but you must RSVP to [email protected]

(please include any special dietary needs, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies, etc.). More details on the events are found here.

Directions to the MARC in Dayspring found here.

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52 Week Challenge – June

Posted on Jun 02, 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