Nova Scotia Walk Day

Thank you Nova Scotia Walkers

Posted on May 16, 2014

WOW what a day! Thank you to all Nova Scotians who made a personal commitment to walk on Wednesday, May 14th to celebrate Nova Scotia Walk Day. If you walked but didn’t register on our website don’t worry – we’ve kept registration open until tonight (Friday) at midnight. Individuals who register their walk online are also entered into a draw for Walkabout prizing.

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Celebrate Your Walk for NS Walk Day

Posted on May 13, 2014


Will you be walking on Wednesday, May 14th for Nova Scotia Walk Day? Why not share your walk with your coworkers, family and friends? Download the We Walked sign and let everyone know where you walked and when. Celebrate your walk and your commitment to health!

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation says: Take a Walk

Posted on May 09, 2014

We are calling on all Nova Scotians to unite through walking as part of our second annual Nova Scotia Walk Day, May 14.

Whether at your workplace, with your family or by yourself, we’re asking you to make a personal commitment to walk at least 10 minutes on May 14 to support your health while discovering the joyful side of walking!

Join the Hon. Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness and Menna MacIsaac, Nova Scotia CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation, as they host a walk in Downtown Halifax:

Where: Halifax Waterfront, by the Wave 
When: 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

If you are in another community in the province, visit and create a walk in your community or join a walk already happening.

Nova Scotia Walk Day uses the success of Walkabout to bring together communities and individuals from across the province to participate in a walk and celebrate the joyful side of walking.

Take the first step and see where walking will take you!

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NS Walk Day – May 14

Posted on Apr 11, 2014

Nova Scotians have walked almost two billion steps and we want to celebrate! Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is supporting thousands of Nova Scotians to discover the joy of walking.  All Nova Scotians are invited to walk on Wednesday, May 14th. So grab your friends, your colleagues, your neighbour or your dog and enjoy a walk.

Create your own walk by hosting an event in your area or by simply taking 10 minutes and going for a walk! Register your walk on our NS Walk Day map after May 1st or find one close to you.

Our goal is to help Nova Scotians discover the magic of walking and realize the physical and mental benefits of walking within their communities. It’s about changing the way we think about walking—putting feet back on the streets and walking back in the hearts and minds of Nova Scotians.

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Thank you for making Nova Scotia Walk Day a HUGE success!

Posted on May 16, 2013

Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ celebrated five years of success with walkers all across the province. In total 157 walks were registered on our website including our three Heart and Stroke celebrations in Yarmouth, Halifax and Sydney. In total more than 1750 people committed to pa

rticipating in a walk on walk day through our online tool.  We know that number is  just a portion of all of the grass-roots walks that took place across the province on May 8th. In addition to community support, we had great pa

rticipation from municipal and provincial government Departments. Elected officials took part in events across the province. At our Halifax event approximately 40% of the legislative assembly participated in our Walk as well as many senior officials from the Department of Health and Wellness and the Deputy Mayor of

HRM. The Honourable Leo Glavine moved to adopt a resolution in Legislature declaring May 8th Nova Scotia Walk Day. Read the resolution. 

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Nova Scotia Walk Day Save the Date!

Posted on Mar 21, 2013

We’ve been walking for five years and we want to celebrate! Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ has supported thousands of Nova Scotians to walk more and we couldn’t have done it without you.
All Nova Scotians are invited to join us May 8th either virtually or in person at one of our walks across the province. So grab your friends, your colleagues, your neighbour or your dog and walk with us.

Walking celebrations are taking place in all regions across the province including Yarmouth, Sydney and Halifax.
Don’t see an event near you?
Create your own by hosting an event in your area or by simply taking 10 minutes and going for a walk!

Invitation and registration details to follow.

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV