July 2014

52 Week Challenge – August

Posted on Jul 31, 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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Call for Fall Guided Hikes – Deadline Aug 15, 2014

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

Once again, Hike NS invites groups across NS to partner with it on delivering fall guided hikes in September and October of 2014. The purpose of the events is to:
1) get more people in NS hiking;
2) highlight local trails and increase their use;
3) promote Hike NS, local trail/hiking groups and other partnering organizations.
  
If you and your local organization would like to organize a hike, learn more and register your hike(s) online here no later than August 15, 2014.

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Soulmates Walking Club – Dartmouth

Posted on Jul 14, 2014

There is a supervised weekly walking club during July & August 2014 for individuals with mobility limitations. These walks will take place Wednesday evenings 6:00pm – 7:00pm. The club meets at the Balance and Dizziness Centre, 35 Baker Drive, Dartmouth before heading outdoors to walk on trails or sidewalks. Participants must be able to walk independently with/without an assistive device. For more information call 902-817-9889.

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East Hants Tidal Run/Walk – July 19th

Posted on Jul 09, 2014

Walk or race the tides on the ocean floor at the World’s Highest Recorded Tides! The terrain is muddy, rocky and slippery in places so you may want to bring footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty. There will also be a wash off station available.

This is a great family event taking place Saturday, July 19th. There are two ways to participate:

5 km Mud Run at 1:00pm (registration is $15.00)
2.5 km Family Mud Run/Walk at 1:30pm (registration if FREE)

There will also be a BBQ fundraiser by a local community group. Click here to register.

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HeartLand Tour 2014 – in a community near you

Posted on Jul 04, 2014

The HeartLand Tour is a public awareness campaign that uses the bicycle as a vehicle to educate and draw attention to the reduction of cardiac and health risk factors in Nova Scotians. Their mission is to promote healthy, active living through education, inspiration, and role modeling; recognizing the need to improve the cardiovascular risk profile of Nova Scotians of all ages.

Every year the HeartLand Tour travels across Nova Scotia and partners with local organizations to hold community events. This year Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ will celebrate the HeartLand Tour by participating in community walks in the following locations:

Bridgewater – Monday, July 7th at the Kinsmen Field (walk at 3:00pm). Contact Tracy Burgess at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Sydney – Wednesday, July 9th around the oval at Open Hearth Harbourside Commercial Park (walk at 9:30am). Contact Claire MacLean at [email protected] you have any questions.
Halifax – Saturday, July 12th at the Halifax Central Common (walk at 11:30am). Contact Catherine Droesbeck at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Registration is FREE! Click here to register for a walk or ride in your area.

 

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52 Week Challenge – July

Posted on Jul 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