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Winter Walk Day Challenge!

Posted on Feb 02, 2017

Winter Walk Day Challenge

Winter is a wonderful time to walk. Don’t let cold, wind, snow or rain keep you and your friends from heading out for a walk. Just dress for the weather. Enjoy the many opportunities to go for a walk during our beautiful Canadian Winter

Choose any day in February as Winter Walk Day. Register yourself, your community group or workplace as a Winter Walk Day participant by emailing [email protected]

By just sending the email that you are walking or have walked enters you in the draw for a gift card of $100, but if you send a picture as well, it will give you two chances to win.

A poster is attached for print or to share amongst friends and colleagues.  Share widely as one email can give you a chance to win $100!

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Field Leader – Hiking Courses in November

Posted on Oct 06, 2015

Three Field Leader – Hiking Courses will be offered in November in Chester Basin, Halifax and Truro. 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 http://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/leadership-hiking-course/.

 

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Become a Walkabout Community Leader – upcoming training

Posted on Oct 05, 2015

Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ will be hosting VIRTUAL Leader Training sessions that will support you in the role of volunteer walking leader. The Walkabout Community leader training session will happen from the comfort of your home or office on October 27th or Nov 17th from 11:30am to 1:00pm and again for leaders from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

All you need is a computer with internet access and a phone. There is no charge to participate in this walking leader training. Please RSVP to [email protected] as soon as possible to reserve your space or ask any questions.

Can’t attend this community training? E-mail us your contact information so we can let you know about upcoming leader training sessions.

 

 

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Re-Connecting with Nature Workshop Oct. 17, Halifax

Posted on Sep 17, 2015

The Re-Connecting with Nature Workshop is a hands-on day of outdoor adventure to improve your ability to lead and share an appreciation and understanding of nature with children and youth. The workshop is suitable for youth group leaders, recreation and camp staff, teachers, early childhood educators, parents and concerned citizens. The aim is to increase leadership capacity in Nova Scotia in order to re-connect children and youth with nature. Participants will improve their leadership skills, gain practical activity ideas, network with like-minded folks and have fun in nature. The workshop is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness with support from local partner Halifax Recreation.

Date:       Saturday, October 17
Location: Adventure Earth Centre, 68 Parkhill Road, Halifax
Cost: $50

$40 (members of Hike Nova Scotia)
$25 (subsidy for parents not associated with an organization and for volunteer leaders)

Registration deadline & payment: Friday, October 9th

Registration includes a workshop manual and a one-year membership with Hike Nova Scotia. To learn more and to register go to www.hikenovascotia.ca.

 

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HeartLand Tour – Bridgewater Featured Walker

Posted on Jul 07, 2015

The Heartland Tour kicks off this Saturday, July 4th at the Halifax Commons. Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ will be leading walks at three of the events. We would like to introduce you to our “Bridgewater Featured Walker” – Ms. Heather Fifield.

Heather very much enjoys getting out for her walks on both the beautiful trails and the streets of downtown Bridgewater.  During her walks she appreciates the fresh air, the sights and connecting with other walkers along the way.  Heather notes how much more energized and invigorated she feels after a good walk.  Heather has also been an enthusiastic Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Leader at HB Studios Sport Center during the Winter months. Join us in Bridgewater on Thursday, July 9th for a lovely walk starting at 3:00pm at Kinsmen Field.

For more information and to register for this free community event go to http://heartlandtour.ca/

 

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HeartLand Tour – New Glasgow Featured Walker

Posted on Jul 06, 2015

The Heartland Tour kicks off this Saturday, July 4th at the Halifax Commons. Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ will be leading walks at three of the events. We would like to introduce you to our “New Glasgow Featured Walker” – Ms. Bernadette MacDonald.

Bernadette is from New Glasgow and has been working in health care for more than 20 years, but didn’t pay close attention to her own health until 4 years ago when her granddaughter was born. “I wanted to be a good role model for her so I decided to make some healthy lifestyle changes, including eating better and becoming more active. I’ve always loved to walk but this is the first year I’ve become involved with organized walks such as Johnny Miles and HeartLand Tour.” Join Bernadette on Wednesday, July 8th at 11:00am from the Pictou County Wellness Centre for the HeartLand Tour walk.

For more information and to register for this free community event go to http://heartlandtour.ca/

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HeartLand Tour 2015 – Halifax Featured Walker

Posted on Jul 02, 2015

The Heartland Tour kicks off this Saturday, July 4th at the Halifax Commons. Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ will be leading walks at three of the events. We would like to introduce you to our “Halifax Featured Walker” – Mr. Eleftherios “Terry” Michalopoulos.

Terry is certainly not new to promoting healthy lifestyles and the benefits of physical activity.  An incredibly avid walker, Terry often accumulates over 30,000 steps (24 kilometres) in one day from walking around his Dartmouth community and making active transportation a way of life. At the young age of 74, Terry has been raising funds for Heart and Stroke Foundation for several years and has a deep belief in the importance of making the world in which we live a better place for our children. Join Terry at the Halifax Commons this Saturday at 11:00am for the HeartLand Tour walk.

For more information and to register for this free community event go to http://heartlandtour.ca/

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HeartLand Tour 2015

Posted on Jul 02, 2015

The Heartland Tour kicks off this Saturday, July 4th at the Halifax Commons. Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ will be leading walks at three of the events this coming week including Halifax, New Glasgow and Bridgewater.  Come join us!  For more information and to register for this free community event go to http://heartlandtour.ca/

 

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Call for Fall Guided Hikes

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

Once again, Hike NS invites groups across NS to partner with it on delivering fall guided hikes in September and October of 2015. The purpose of the events is to:

Get more people in NS hiking
Highlight local trails and increase their use
Promote Hike NS and local trail groups

If you and your local organization can organize a fall guided hike, please register your event here by August 15, 2015.  

 

 

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Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge – July 18, 2015

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

The 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge is a unique team event involving four hikers on a team with one being the captain.  Teams must hike three mountains in one day on July 18, 2015.  They include Money Point Light, Money Point Gulch and Franey.

Teams: 4 people per team
Registration Fee: $150 per team (includes National Park pass per team, team T-shirts, closing reception, door prizes and newsletters)
Payment: PayPal or credit card pay your registration fee online
Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 30th register your team and members
Hike Date: Saturday, July 18th

Registration is now open. Only 24 teams will be allowed to register. On April 4, 2015, there were 11 teams registered. 13 teams spots left.  Once the 24 teams spots have been filled, registration will close.   Thank-you for your support of this event.

 

 

 

 

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV