February 2015

Project Wild Thing Screening: Mar. 4, Halifax

Posted on Feb 16, 2015

Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their folks) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature. Preview the trailer here. Please join us as we screen this inspiring film and host a short discussion about children and nature. The screening is part of a growing movement or individuals and organizations that care about the need for less screen time and more nature-connected, free range, roaming and outdoor playing kids in the 21st century. $5 suggested donation, with no one turned away for lack of funds.  Date:  Wednesday, March 4, 2015   7-8:30pm(Snow date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015  7-8:30pm)Location:  Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax There will be an opportunity to talk with representatives from local groups who currently deliver outdoor events and programs for youth and their families to participate in and possibly, how you can become involved. There will also be an exciting announcement about the launch of Halifax’s first Wild Child Forest School. Join us, to find out more and how to put more outdoor fun into the lives of your children, family, and community! All funds raised from this event will go directly towards the creation of further outdoor play events and towards the establishment of Halifax’s first Wild Child Forest School in conjunction with the Sierra Club Canada, Atlantic Chapter. Hike Nova Scotia is a partner in supporting this event. 

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Save the Date: Hiking Summit Apr. 24-26

Posted on Feb 13, 2015

Hike Nova Scotia’s annual Hiking Summit will be held in Scotsburn, Pictou County from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26, 2015. Make sure to mark it in your calendars! More details will come soon.

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Bridgewater Walking Safety Leader Training Session

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

This session is open to ANY adults and older youth who wants to learn safety knowledge and skills they need to lead the Making Tracks Walking Safety program with youth and children in their community.

It will also provide participants with the tools to become more confident, knowledgeable and skilled pedestrians. Go here for more details.

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Bridgewater Elementary School, 130 York Street, Bridgewater
Required: Suitable clothes for the weather, and snacks to eat on site (a light lunch will be provided)
Free, but pre-registration is required
Registration: For more information about the workshop contact Debbie Murray at 902-541-8240 or [email protected]

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Seeking Special Olympics Snowshoeing Volunteers

Posted on Feb 10, 2015

Special Olympics Nova Scotia is hosting the Provincial Winter Games on the weekend of February 20-22 at Camp Aldershot in Kentville, NS. It is looking for volunteers for the snowshoe event held Saturday Feb. 21 from 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday Feb. 22 from 8 am to 12 pm. The snowshoe event will take place much like a track and field meet, with races on a snow track. For more information or to volunteer please email Megan Eisenor at [email protected] For more information regarding Special Olympics Nova Scotia see the website.

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Field Leader – Hiking Course Feb 21-22

Posted on Feb 05, 2015

A Field Leader – Hiking Course (formerly Leadership Level 1 – Hiking) will be offered in Dartmouth on February 21-22, 2015. Participants receive Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) national certification in Field Leader – Hiking. The cost is $90 ($80 for current Hike NS members).The course is offered through the NS Chapter of the OCC in partnership with Hike NS and supported by the Province of Nova Scotia and the NS Outdoor Leadership Development Program. For more information, go to http://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/leadership-hiking-course/.

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV