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Heartland Tour 2018

Posted on May 29, 2018

It’s time for some summer fun!
Lace up, get active and join Heart & Stroke for some summer fun! In partnership with the Heartland Tour, Heart & Stroke is hosting walking tours in communities across our province. Take the first steps toward changing the future of heart disease and stroke.

Grab your friends, family, and neighbours and be part of the movement. Regardless of age, or experience, take the first steps towards a healthier tomorrow for our province. We believe life is worth fighting for. And we don’t want you to miss it.

Check out the dates and locations below to find the event nearest you!

July 7 – Halifax, Emera Oval, 9:00am and 11:30am
July 8- Antigonish, St Andrews Junior School, 10:00am
July 9- Sydney, Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre, 11:00am
July 10- New Glasgow, Pictou County Wellness Centre, 9:00am
July 11- Truro, Victoria Park, 11:00am
July 12- Annapolis Royal, Farmer’s and Trader’s Market in town, 10:00am (Interpretive walk)
July 13- Bridgewater, Shipyards Landing, King Street, 9:00am
July 14- Yarmouth, Rodd’s Grand Hotel, 417 Main St.,Yarmouth, 9:00am (Interpretive walk)

Hope to see you there!

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Slate of 2018 Hike NS Courses & Workshops Released

Posted on Apr 24, 2018

Hike NS’s schedule of courses and workshops across Nova Scotia is now available for 2018. Beginning in May through to November, the specific offerings include: Re-Connecting with Nature Workshops; Field Leader – Hiking Courses; and Navigation Maps & Compass Courses. Dates, locations and costs vary, depending upon the course or workshop. Partners include the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Outdoor Council of Canada.

Learn more and view the schedules at

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2018 Walkability Grants

Posted on Jan 09, 2018

For more than 60 years, Heart & Stroke has invested $1.45 billion in life-saving research and has witnessed a 75% decline in heart disease and stroke.  Our mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery; by empowering Canadians to take control of their health. Enabling people to become more physically active in their daily lives is one modifiable risk factor of heart disease and stroke that can be improved.

To help kick start physical activity and walking among Nova Scotian communities, Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is pleased to offer the annual Walkability grants.  These grants are awarded to Nova Scotian organizations, groups and individuals that pledge to take steps to increase walking participation. The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 5th, 2018, and applicants will be awarded their funds no later than March 31st, 2018.

For more information please see Fillable-Walkabout-Grant-Application-2018

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Guided Snowshoe Hike Series

Posted on Jan 03, 2018

Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hike Series 2018

Hike Nova Scotia and 38 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2018 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series from January to March. There are over 65 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” Most hikes are free and require pre-registration unless otherwise indicated in the schedule. Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support.

Check out details in the schedule found at


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Walk to School Month: Register Today!  

Posted on Sep 19, 2017

International Walk to School Month (and Walk at School Month) is coming up in October. Join us and walk for the environment, physical activity, safety and fun!

Register online at by September 30 to receive  IWALK stickers for all participating students in your school.

All schools/groups who register and complete the Award and Feedback Form at the end of October will qualify for a prize draw that includes a classroom kit of pedometers, reflective arm/leg bands and pins for participating youth, a one-year digital subscription to Green Teacher magazine, ten $50 off certificates and pair of sneakers from Aerobics First, and a bike from a bike-­‐minded student from Cyclesmith.

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