W.O.W (Women on Wheels) – Victoria County

Is on its way to start Thursday May 24th, 2018, once a week starting at 6 pm for 6 weeks.

This is a program offered under Velo Cape Breton. Become a member at www.velocapebreton.ca and ride for free or pay $2.00 per ride.

Watch for further details as they become available at https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/cycling/ or https://www.facebook.com/Women-on-Wheels-1412224839045760/

Participants should have their own bike and mandatory helmet; however, there will be 10 bikes available if needed equipped with helmets, installed pack, and safety gear.

Contact Ride Leader Iris Kedmi by e-mail: ikedmi@yahoo.com for more information.

Women on Wheels – Victoria County is proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011 and Pedallers By the Bay.

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7th Annual Victoria County International Trails Day Celebrations 2018

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7th Annual Victoria County Trails Day Celebrations 2018 

June 1 – 3, 2018 – “Celebrating Water Falls & Our Great Natural Environment” 

June 1, 2018

  • 10:00 am Humes River & MacNaughton Brook Falls Falls
  • 5:00 pm   Uisge Ban Falls

June 2nd, 2018

Cape Breton Highlands National Park Parkfit “Free Entry” Physical Fitness & Health Day 2018

  • 10 am  Franey Trail Loop
  • 3 pm    Mica Hill Trail

June 3rd, 2018

  • 10 am      North River Falls

International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails to promote trail development, the use of trails & the healthy lifestyle they encourage”. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) in partnership has been celebrating International Trails Day since June 2012.

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/trails-day/

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Field Leader – Hiking Course Baddeck June 16-17, 2018

A Field Leader – Hiking Course will be offered June 16 to 17 in Baddeck. It will provide participants with Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) national certification in Field Leader – Hiking.

This includes skills to organize and lead others in a one day, educational or activity based experience in a natural environment. Courses are two days in length and will provide successful candidates with the necessary skills to be a confident hiking leader.

The program is suitable for hiking club leaders, trail group volunteers, recreation department staff, teachers, 4H leaders, Scout and Guide leaders, parents or individuals interested in leading hikes.

Courses are taught by OCC certified instructors.

The fee is $110 to $135. Victoria County leaders interested in taking the course may apply for a Leadership Development Assistance Fund in support of taking the course benefiting residents and visitors. Application can be downloaded here for your convenience: https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/funding/leadership-funding/

The course is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in Partnership with the OCC and supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

For more information, go to www.hikenovascotia.ca.

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Heartland Tour 2018

This year the Heartland Tour event will be outside Membertou Sport and Wellness Center on  Monday July 9, 2018

This event is the only one of it’s kind. We recognize the need to accommodate a variety of physical abilities whether it be cycling, dancing, running or walking. We understand that cycling long distances on road bikes is not for everyone, so we have designed an activity for everyone!

Registration: (3)

Free Registration Booths will be set up at 8:15am-11:00am outside to entrance of Membertou  Sport Center.

Registration will be two separate booths manned by volunteers.(4)

Table #1 will be for the paper work.

#2 will be t-shirt pick up

Heartland Tour encourages on-line registration free….www.Heartlandtour.ca (starting in mid-May)

If not registered online by 2 pm on July 8th, participants can register that morning.

Warm-Up (2)

8:50- 9:00 YMCA warm-up for those road cyclists heading out to the 64 km and 42 km route.

Road Bike Tours (5)

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9:15 Start of road tour lead by CBRM Police (5)

Introduction to biking demonstration (2)

9:30-10:00 will be demonstrations on safe bike riding for adults of all ages.

Dance (2)

10:00-10:15 a Zumba Dance aerobic work-out courtesy of the YMCA (2)

Our Youth

10:15 – 11:00 arrival of children from other communities….registration and t-shirts for children and youth

Gentle Cycling – New to Cycling (5)

11:00 – 11:15 Warm-up by YMCA for cyclers (all Ages)

11:15 – Start of the touring and trail bikes  6 km route on Greenlink (Recommend this for those new to cycling) (3)

11:15 – 5 km bike ride around Membertou arranged by Shaylene Paul for ages 5-12 (3)

Walkers Welcome! (5)

11:20 – 1 km walk (first loop of Greenlink trail) for participants for the hip/knee clinic and heart and lung Wellness Center (2 RN’s)

11:20- 3 km walk (first and second loops) for participants lead by Claire Mac Lean. (2)

11:20 – 5 km walk (the complete Greenlink Trail) for participants lead by Bob Coyle and Laurie Doucette (2)

Refreshments (5)

11:30 -12:00 Refreshment tables  (those volunteering for registration can assist) Cathy Mac Aulay-Spencer (5)

Celebrations (5)  

12:00-1:00….Presentations, celebrations, and prizes.

Guest speaker- introduced by  Dr. Nick Giacamontonio   Krista Devoe

Multi Cultural Presentations by Qilan Li, Yolande Le Vert, Chief Terry Paul ( flags of diversity )

Gifts to unsung heroes…

1. Heart Re-habilitation

2. Community hero (yet to be announced)

Presentation of Prizes by Andre Gallant YMCA

Chris Milburn (Heartland Tour)

Nick Giacamontonio

Closing by Anita O’Rourke YMCA

Elaine Swartz   (902) 567-2256 edithswartz@ns.sympatico.ca

Donnie Swartz (902) 577-2428 dons@bellaliant.net

Yolande Le Vert (902) 577-6240 yolvcycle@hotmail.com

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NS Trails Celebrating Volunteers

NS Trails is gearing up to celebrate our amazing volunteers for their hard work and dedication to our trails! Help us recognize volunteers around the province by nominating your local trail champion(s) for one of our five categories:

Volunteer Trail Group of the Year Award Recognizes the accomplishments of a volunteer trail group within the trail movement in Nova Scotia with regards to trail development, management, promotion and/or advocacy. Nominees must belong to a NS Trails member organization.

Booster Award Recognizes a volunteer group for their promotion of trails and/or trail activities through organized events, learning opportunities, guided trail activities and media engagement targeting men, women, youth and families. Nominees must belong to a NS Trails member organization.

Champion for Youth Award Recognizes an individual, community group, agency or business for the promotion of youth participation on trails in Nova Scotia. Nominations are open to NS Trails members and the general public.

Trail Builder of the Year Award Recognizes a volunteer for their outstanding contribution, determination and dedication to trail building in the province. Nominees must belong to a NS Trails member organization.

White Hill Summit Award Named after the highest point of land in Nova Scotia, this award recognizes the outstanding lifetime contribution to the development of recreational trails in Nova Scotia by a volunteer.

How to Nominate:

Email heather@novascotiatrails.com and include the following:

  • Nominee’s name
  • The award they are being nominated for
  • Your contact information (i.e. the person submitting the nomination)
  • The reason you are nominating this individual or group (i.e. why they deserve the award)
  • Contact information for the nominee

Nominations must be submitted before Tuesday, May 15th.  Winners will be announced at the NS Trails Annual General Meeting on June 16, 2018.

 

Heather Stilwell

Communications  902-425-5454 Ext 325 heather@novascotiatrails.com

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We are a charitable organization that supports trail development, maintenance and management in Nova Scotia. We are also the partner for the Trans Canada Trail in Nova Scotia.

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FREE Community Volunteer Tennis Training

June 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Town of Port Hawkesbury Tennis Courts

In partnership with Tennis Nova Scotia, Town of Port Hawkesbury & Richmond County  Recreation has a FREE training opportunity for those 16 years and older.

This course is designed for those 16 years and older looking to give back some time to the sport of tennis in their area. After the course candidates will leave with :

– Confidence to deliver a basic community program, where participants will learn basic skills to be able to rally over the net.

– Understanding of how to get players to progress to the ‘play stage’ using Progressive Tennis.

-Understanding how to run organized events.

For more information or to register please phone Sharla Sampson @ Richmond Recreation 902 226-0664  or Corene Gillis @ Town of Port Hawkesbury 902 625-7898 on or before June 8th.

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Funding Assistance 2018-19 in Partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

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Assistance Fund Opportunities 2018-19 in Partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011 for Community Groups & Organizations:

 

 

 

 

  • After School Time Period, After the Bell Assistance Fund 2018-19 – tba (Fall 2018) –  

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/funding/strategy-after-school-time-period-funding-assistance-since-2013/

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