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It’s time to hit the trails!

Posted on Jul 20, 2017

Join us this summer for the Kespukwitk Trail Challenge. This opportunity to get out and connect with nature begins on Tuesday July 18th and runs until the Harvest Festival on October 7th.

In 1967, the HMCS Shelburne Trailblazers, led by LCdr Fred Jones, hiked to Shelburne along the Old Annapolis Road as a Centennial Project to enhance awareness of the history of the region.

50 years later, this commemorative hike has been designed to use existing roads, trails, and waterways, to connect the history of the diverse groups who have lived and worked in the region of southwest Nova Scotia.  This is your chance to walk the trail virtually, all while receiving fun facts and updates from various communities in the region.
The trail connects the First Nations Bands of the region (Yarmouth, Ponhook, Medway, Wildcat and Bear River); the former military installations (at Yarmouth, Bacarro, Shelburne, Liverpool, Annapolis Royal, and Cornwallis); and  includes recognition of sites of importance to the cultures of First Nations, Acadians. New England Planters, Loyalists, Africans, Welsh, and others who settled in the region over the centuries.
The trail is 500km and involves travelling a challenging 615,453 steps to complete it. We encourage you to sign up as a group, whether it be family or friends, or as an individual, if you’re interested in a larger challenge, and complete this virtual walk throughout the summer and early fall.

Simply email us at [email protected]  with your name and email address.  If you are on a team, please send your team members names and email addresses.  Once you email us, we will send you a note on how to sign up on the website so you can see your progress virtually as you go.  You can start at any point!

Throughout the challenge you will receive updates full of fun facts, historical information and motivational tidbits to keep you moving.  This region is rich in history and what better way to enjoy that history than through walking!

For everyone who enters the challenge, you will be placed in a draw for a $25 gift card of your choice.  For those who finish the challenge (all 500km), you will be put in a draw for a $75 gift card of your choice.

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Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Heartland Tour

Posted on Jun 21, 2017

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 8 – Halifax, Emera Oval, 9:00 am
July 9- Yarmouth, Rodd’s Grand Hotel, 417 Main St.,Yarmouth, 9:00 am
July 10- Annapolis Royal, Farmer’s and Trader’s Market in town, 9:30am and 11:00am
July 11- Bridgewater, Shipyards Landing, King Street, 9:00 am
July 12- Truro, Victoria Park, 11:00 am
July 13- Sydney, at Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre, 8:30am
July 14- Antigonish, Begin at Columbus Field, 12:00 pm
July 15- New Glasgow, Pictou County Wellness Centre, 11:00am

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Heart & Stroke Walkabout ™

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Nova Scotia Walk Day 2017

Posted on May 04, 2017

Hello Walkers,

May 10, 2017 is Nova Scotia Walk Day!  We invite you to join people across Nova Scotia in taking at least a 10 min walk.

Whether you are joining your colleagues at work or walking with friends and family, get outside and enjoy the beautiful NS spring.

If you are planning to walk yourself, or are planning a walk in your community for a group, let us know and you can win a prize.

Email us at:  [email protected]

view the NS Walk Day poster here:  NS Walk DAY POSTER

Have a great day of Walking and we always love to hear stories and see pictures!

 

Walkabout Team

 

 

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Connect2, Nova Scotia’s sustainable transportation grant program, is now open for 2017-2018

Posted on Apr 05, 2017

On April 4, the Connect2 sustainable transportation grant program opened for 2017-2018. Expressions of interest, followed by applications for grants, are now being accepted from communities and organizations wishing to have more access to walking and biking paths, ride sharing, and other sustainable transportation options.

Connect2 aims to provide more options to communities to reduce their carbon footprint, and making walking, biking and using sustainable modes of transportation a practical and enjoyable choice throughout Nova Scotia

Communities, municipalities, and organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to first submit an expression of interest. A response along with an application form will be provided within 48 hours confirming if your proposal is eligible. The deadline to then submit your completed application is May 5.

Government will provide $600,000 to the program again this year, pending budget approval. Sustainable transportation projects focused on active transportation infrastructure design or build are eligible for up to 50 per cent of costs, to a maximum of $150,000. Projects focusing on public education and engagement, or studies to advance sustainable transportation best practices in Nova Scotia are eligible for up to 50 per cent of costs, to a maximum of $30,000.

For more detailed information and to submit an expression of interest, please visit: www.novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation. Should you have any questions, please contact: Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator at [email protected]

We encourage you to share this information with anyone you feel may benefit from the Connect2 program. And we look forward to hearing about your project.

Sincerely,

 

NS Department of Energy

 

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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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