Jan. 14 to Feb 23, 2017 Usage Report:
Looks like the goals are being achieved by the partners involved benefiting residents & visitors. A great start!
The vast majority of borrowers commented that they “had always wanted to try skiing or snowshoeing, but had been reluctant to invest in the equipment in case they ended up not linking the sport“. People have been “pleased to be able to borrow equipment and try these activities at no cost“.
“Good Quality equipment – nice & light“.
“This has really changed how I feel about winter. I’m loving it. And if this program hadn’t existed, I never would have tried skiing.”
“Our friends were coming to visit the area and we were trying to think of things to do with them. This allowed us to take them out on the trails and see the area”
In partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Baddeck Library now offers snowshoes and poles, cross country skis and poles, ski boots, walking poles, and ice grips
-Cape Breton Regional Library
-North Victoria Library Branch
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) & our partners recognizes and acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Nova Scotia for this great initiative. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
Have received funding approval from the province for Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program Fall 2016!
Outdoor equipment will be on loan from our local libraries (Baddeck & North Victoria Libraries) and bookmobile in Victoria County through the CBRL Library Card
Equipment – Snowshoes, Nordic walking poles, traction bottoms, skis, boots and poles and reflective vests:
The following equipment has been ordered for the Program, cost-shared between the Municipality of the County of Victoria & Nova Scotia Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage:
-20 – Series 300 Poles (or Activator) (Includes duffle bag storage)
-8 pr cleats, ice stbilicers lite sml
-8 pr cleats, ice stbilicers lite blk med
-8 pr cleats, ice stbilicers lite blk lg
-4 pr cleats, ice stbilicers lite blk xlg
-25 High visibility yellow reflective personal safety vest
(Rossignol EVO First Skis Adult waxless light touring skis with premounted NNN basic bindings available 166, 176, 186, 196)
(Rossignol x2 Boots – mens (size 35-49 or ladies 35-44 with NNN sole)
(Rossignol XT 700 Poles Alloy shaft available in 5 cm increments 130-165)
-12 adult sets
-12 Additional Rossignol x2 boots
-12 Additional Rossignol alloy poles
-6 Junior Ski Sets Sizes 140, 150, 160
(xt701 Rossignol poles)
-6 Junior Additional Jr Boots
-6 additonal Jr Poles
-12 Youth 17 Garcon
-8 Vintage 7×21 small adult
-20 Kids Adjustable Poles UPC
-15 Women Active Winter 8×25
-15 Winter Trail Orange 9×30
-30 GV Adjustable Poles 3
To catalogue the Equipment for Use through our Partnership – CBRL, Baddeck Library & North Victoria Library the equipment is first going directly to the Cape Breton Regional Library (50 Falmouth Street, Sydney, NS B1P 6X9) before it heads to Victoria County!
Part of the initiative is a pull-up banner of the program to be displayed at the local library in Baddeck and North Victoria Library Branch. This will be ready when the program is scheduled to start.
I’ve appreciated your patience and efforts to date as we move closer to the realization of the Program benefiting our residents & visitors. We have successfully partnered with the Libraries on initiatives in the past, present and now the future benefiting our residents & visitors including the Bookmobile Learning Adventure; Presentations; Healthy Living Resource Section; Fall Eat, Drink and Be Healthy Series to name a few.
This program will be a great benefit to not only residents & visitors, but will be great exposure for all partners involved increasing memberships, etc.
Thank You again in Partnership. We look forward to working the Partners on implementing the program and look forward to enhancing the program now and in the future with additional equipment, items for residents & visitors to borrow. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) also looks forward to working and partnering with our Partners on other initiatives now and in the future.
The Bookmobile transports equipment to our rural, isolated and Northern areas in Victoria County
Letters of Support:
“First time walking OVER a lake where I swim in the summer:) Thanks Vicki Borden, Vince Forrestall, and Eileen Woodford for the nudge to invest in some snowshoes” – Marion Whitcomb, Resident – January 31, 2016
“Thank you for your RDG (Regional Development Grant) Application seeking financial support for the above program. I am pleased to inform you, having reviewed it, that it will be on its way for final consideration to our Halifax office tomorrow. Thanks again” – Larry Maxwell, Regional representative Cape Breton, Communities, Sport & Recreation Division, Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage (Oct. 26, 2016)
“Thanks. Great news!” – Eileen Woodford, Chair of Strategy Partnership Management Team (Nov. 24, 2016)