April 2016

Join us for the Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Spring into Walking Challenge!

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

What better time to kick start your spring than with a walking challenge?

Did you know 80% of early heart disease and stroke can be prevented by adopting healthy behaviours like physical activity? It only takes 150 minutes of physical activity a week to reduce your risk. So grab some friends or coworkers and put some spring in your step!

Follow these 6 simple steps and join us during May for our 2016 Spring into Walking Challenge

Form a team of 2 or more and make a commitment to be physically active at least 150 minutes per week
Contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation to confirm your participation
Submit your daily totals each week by Tuesday at noon to win!
(Optional) Send your pictures to [email protected]
Complete a short evaluation at the end of the challenge
Enjoy your 2016 Spring into Walking Challenge!

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Register Now for Hike Nova Scotia’s Field Leader courses & Re-Connecting with Nature workshops

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

Field Leader – Hiking Courses Spring & Fall 

Four Field Leader – Hiking Courses will be offered as follows: May 14-15 in Antigonish; June 9-10 in Sydney; October 15-16 in Wolfville; and November 5-6 in Halifax. Participants learn to become confident hiking leaders and earn Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) national certification. The course is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the OCC and supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. Learn more and register at http://tiny.cc/43vxay.

Re-Connecting with Nature Workshops in June

Five Re-Connecting with Nature workshops will take place as follows: June 3 in Liverpool; June 8 in Wolfville; June 11 in Halifax; June 15 in Pictou County; and June 17 in Sydney. Participants learn to lead and share an appreciation and understanding of nature with children and youth. The workshop is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage with support from Acadia University. Learn more and register at http://tiny.cc/d5vxay


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2016 Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Walkability Grants

Posted on Apr 04, 2016

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 the risk of heart disease and stroke.

The way our physical space – our built environment – is designed influences the physical activity choices Nova Scotians make. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a recognized leader in linking community planning to improved health. As part of this work, Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is pleased to announce the 2016 Walkability Grants to help organizations, groups and individuals take steps to increase walking participation. Please visit us online to download an application form.

Applications are accepted until 4:30pm on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Contact the Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Team

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 902.423.7530 Option 5

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