January 2015

52 Week Challenge – Completed with Winners

Posted on Jan 29, 2015

The 52 Week Challenge that ran from January to December 2014 was a huge success. Many healthy activities were completed during the year-long challenge. The feedback was positive and we had so many participants incorporate activity into their daily lives.

We would like congratulate our latest winners:

November 2014 – Rick Kanne of AylesfordDecember 2014 – Lynda Kanne of AylesfordGrand Prize Winner – Margaret MacDonald of Halifax 

You expect great things when it comes to your health and life. We do too. That’s why Heart and Stroke Foundation researchers work relentlessly to improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Their discoveries prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery.

We would like to thank everyone who participated. As our Vision states – Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.


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Walkability Grants 2015

Posted on Jan 15, 2015

For more than 60 years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has worked to reduce the toll of heart disease and stroke and tangibly improve the health of all Canadians. We’re transforming how society thinks about, prevents, manages and lives with heart disease and stroke. Helping people become more physically active is an important way to reduce people’s risk of heart disease and stroke.

Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is offering Walkability grants to help organizations, groups and individuals take steps to increase walking participation. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 2, 2015.

Walkable Communities Grant for Public Jan 2015

Inquiries should be communicated to the Community Health Promotion Lead, Catherine Droesbeck at [email protected] or 902-334-1133.

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Winter Walk Day – Any day in February 2015

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

Winter Walk Day – any day in February 2015
Schools and youth groups may register at http://saferoutesns.ca/programs/winter-walk-day and qualify to win a prize. The event is a partnership of the Ecology Action Centre, Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ and Recreation Nova Scotia’s Take the Roof Off Winter campaign, which promotes healthy outdoor winter activity in Nova Scotia.

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Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series 2015

Posted on Jan 06, 2015

Hike Nova Scotia and 16 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2015 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike series in January, February and March. There are 35 snowshoe 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 the NS Trails Federation and the NS Department of Health and Wellness for their support. Check out the list of events here: www.hikenovascotia.ca.

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV