success stories

Celebrating Sole Sisters

Posted on May 22, 2014

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Walkabout program is proud to support the SOLD OUT Sole Sisters Women’s Race . This event celebrates the strength of female walkers and runners and the lifelong friendships developed through participating in physical activity.

Males are encouraged to volunteer at the race in lots of fun capacities or cheer along the route and join the post-race party. This race is to celebrate women but we still want guys involved in helping and celebrating! The race will take place Saturday, June 7th at 6pm at Dartmouth Crossing.

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1st Bridgewater Brownies take 894,000 steps

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

Sending a shout out to the 1st Bridgewater Brownies unit who collectively walked over 894,000 steps in just one week for their OneStep™ Girl Guide Pedometer Challenge, exceeding their goal of 500,000 steps. Incorporating the OneStep™ challenge into their Key to Active Living program was a great way to show the girls they can do anything if they put their minds, heart and feet into it. Congratulations to Sandra Johnston and her fellow leaders for motivating the girls and leading by example. Way to go girls!

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52 Week Challenge – March Winner

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

Congratulations to Margaret MacDonald of Halifax! Margaret is our winner for the month of March in the 52 Week Challenge. Way to go Margaret! We are almost at the end of April so stay tuned for another exciting challenge in May!

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The Trail Blazing Women of Pictou County

Posted on Dec 09, 2013

By Renée Hartleib

What happens when a group of female hikers get together to work on a trail? Not only does the work get done, but the end result is absolutely beautiful. “Anyone who’s ever worked with a woman knows that the job always gets done, and in addition, there is incredible attention to detail.”

That’s Fran Wyman, a Hike Nova Scotia member, and the co-coordinator of the annual “Ladies Only Trail Building Weekend” in Pictou County. Six years ago, she and Ellen Wilcox created this now annual event, as a way to be involved in the work of the Cape to Cape Trail Group.

This unique trail, still being built, is envisioned to traverse 400km from Cape George to Cape Chignecto, crossing four counties. Over 100 volunteers have given their time and sweat to build this trail-set to become Nova Scotia’s first long distance foot path-covering some of the most spectacular vistas in Nova Scotia. Read full article here.

Photo credit: Ellen Wilcox

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Sole Sisters 2013 is this weekend!

Posted on Jun 05, 2013

And Walkabout is excited! Whether you are running or walking this weekend we will see you. Look for our Walkabout tent and volunteers and stop by to grab some SWAG! Have fun and best of luck to all the participants as you celebrate the joy of physical activity.

-The Walkabout team

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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