August 2015

Walkabout Awards – Nomination Deadline Extended – Sept 4th

Posted on Aug 25, 2015

The Walkabout Awards are a celebration of people and organizations that are making communities and other environments more walkable in Nova Scotia. Through their actions, they are contributing to a culture of walking in Nova Scotia.

First introduced in 2011, the Walkabout Awards aim to acknowledge leaders who have made an effort to improve the walkability of environments where they live or work. In 2015, we have introduced three nomination categories for the Awards:

Community Champion
Mi’kmaq First Nation, Town, Village or Municipality
Private Sector

The Licenced Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia and Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ are partnering on this initiative to advance our shared belief that walkable environments are important in the lives of Nova Scotians. Working as a team, we can promote the importance of walkability and further this work across the province.

Deadline for nominations: 4:00pm, Wednesday, August 15, 2015 Friday, September 4, 2015

For more information and to download the application Walkable Award Nomination form 2015 .

As a thank you for submitting a nomination, you will be entered into a draw to win a Walkabout prize package valued at $50.

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Field Leader – Hiking Course Oct. 17-18, Wolfville

Posted on Aug 21, 2015

A Field Leader – Hiking Course will be offered in Wolfville on October 17 and 18 in Rotary Park. Participants receive Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) national certification in Field Leader – Hiking. The cost is $100 ($90 for current paid Hike NS members). The course is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the OCC and supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. For more information, go to


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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV