August 2014

FREE Beginner Nordic Pole Walking Clinic

Posted on Aug 21, 2014

Saturday, Aug 23rd 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Cruickshank’s Dignity auditorium and parking lot Windsor Street across from Sobeys.
Nordic Pole Walking “loaner” poles will be available for those who do not own Nordic Pole Walking poles so you can try Canada’s fastest growing adult fitness activity.

Bring or tell your adult friends about his 1 1/2 hour no charge event. Top Quality Nordixx Nordic walking poles will be for sale after the event.

Registration required to <[email protected]>
or phone 902-454-2267 and leave your name, phone # and number attending. You will ONLY receive a return call IF THE EVENT IS FILLED.

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is an excellent low-impact activity that offers the highest benefits for health, wellness and fitness for seniors. Nordic Walking Poles enable you to incorporate over 90% of all your body muscles.

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52 Week Challenge – July winner

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

Congratulations to Kathie Geauvreau of Barton! Kathie is our July winner in the 52 Week Challenge. Keep up the great participation Kathie!

We are just over the half way mark in our 52 Week Challenge and the participation from across Nova Scotia has been amazing. Remember, you can join the Challenge at any time during the year and be eligible to win the monthly prize. Of course the best incentive for participating is that you will increase your physical activity level and decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. What have you got to loose?

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Switch Open Streets – Dartmouth

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

Switch Dartmouth is less than a week away! Once again, Dartmouth community partners, route activators and volunteers have come together to create a fun and safe day for all. There are many events taking place along the route between 12 – 4pm including face painting, a musical stage, Halifax mobile skate park and St. George’s mini tennis court, just to name a few. As well, Blind Sports Nova Scotia will be providing tandem bike rides. Along Prince Albert Road you will find yoga and sports classes.

Don’t forget to stop by the Heart&Stroke Walkabout booth to say hello!

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Marathon Walk – Truro – September 13th

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

The Annual Nova Scotia Volkssport/ Marathon Walk Event will be hosted this year by the Central Nova Volkssport Club (Truro, NS) on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This is a great opportunity to meet other walkers and volkssport friends from across the province and enjoy a walking experience along the Cobequid Trail.

Registration will take place at 8:00am in the lobby of the Holiday Inn 437 Prince St, Truro on September 13, 2014, and the marathon starts at 8:30am.

The leader for the first section of the marathon will be Tom McNutt 895-1231. Most of the marathon will be self guided. The Old Barns Church will be the check point where you can have a break, lunch, bathroom etc. Your bags will be transported to the church.

All marathon participants should contact Sheila Wilson [email protected] with their interest so organizers have a rough idea how many are doing the marathon.


5/10/21 participants will register at the Old Barns Church starting at 9:30am. These guided walks will start at 10:00am and your leaders will be Heather McLeod and Sheila Wilson.

Directions to the church: Hwy 102, Exit 14 Turn left onto route 236-10 km to the church.

All participants should dress in layers, bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lunch and snacks.


Evening banquet: Horsemen’s club 7:00pm (288 Main St Bible Hill, NS). The Horsemen’s Club is located in the Exhibition/Raceway grounds. Cross the bridge into Bible Hill and then go straight at the traffic lights. The entrance to the grounds is on your right.

Turkey supper: $22.00/person

Cheque payable to: CNVC by August 30th

Send cheque to: Bettie Spence 1 Winchester Place Truro, NS B2N 7A9

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV