Hike Nova Scotia’s 6th Annual Hiking Summit will take place April 28 to 30 in Tatamagouche. A celebration of hiking culture, it includes best practices, stories, networking opportunities and hikes. The Summit is hosted by Hike NS, the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society and the Municipality of Colchester. The event is supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The Summit will take place at the Tatamagouche Creamery and North Colchester High School.
Hiking Summit Partners:
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2017
There is an optional Friday and Saturday supper at an additional cost. Registration does not include accommodation, other meals or transportation to hikes – you must arrange them on your own. Here is a list of nearby accommodations. Find a list of Tatamagouche local businesses and services – including restaurants here.
Please complete one registration form per person. Note that two people cannot use the same email address in their registrations. For organizations that require an invoice, please contact Hike NS before registering.
Program Overview (below) Detailed Program (PDF)
Friday, April 28
1:30 pm – Hikes
4:30 – Supper on your own or at Sugar Moon Farm (extra, paid with Summit registration)
7:30 – Registration & social (light snacks & cash bar) with Pecha Kucha presentations (Tatamagouche Creamery Square, 39 Creamery Rd.)
Saturday, April 29
Breakfast on your own
8 am – Hikes
9 am – Registration and introduction (North Colchester High School, 90 Blair Ave.)
10 – Sessions & workshops
12 – Lunch (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64, 80 Queen St.)
1:15 – Keynote: Dianne Whelan, award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author and multimedia artist who is traveling the longest trail in the world, The Great Trail (The Trans Canada Trail)
2 pm – Sessions & workshops
4 pm – Wrap-up
4:45 pm – Hikes
7 pm – Supper, Social & Entertainment with cash bar (extra, paid with Summit registration) at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64, 80 Queen St.
Sunday, April 30
Breakfast on your own
9 am – Hikes
11:30 am – Lunch at Earltown Community Centre or on your own
1:30 pm – Hikes
Please help raise funds for the Hike NS silent auction at the Summit! View the items that will be on auction here.
5th Annual Hiking Summit 2016 A Success
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy Est. 2011 Proud to participate with a tradeshow display, items for auction and Coordinator of Strategy is also a Hike NS Board Member:
“What a tremendous Summit!” – Janet Barlow, Executive Director, Hike Nova Scotia (May 3, 2016)
“On behalf of Hike Nova Scotia and the Hiking Summit organizing committee, I would like to thank you for being part of the 2016 Hiking Summit. It’s official: it was a resounding success and you were part it! Hike NS is grateful to have had top notch co-hosts in organizing the Summit: the Digby Area Recreation Commission and the Fundy Erratics hiking group. We also thank the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for its support.
We had a total of 175 people at the Summit – our biggest turn-out yet! The silent auction – a first for Hike NS – raised about $3,000. Thank you to those who participated for your generosity in bidding for items. We also thank the generous businesses, organizations and individuals who donated items to the auction. To view photos from the Summit, please view Hike NS’s Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as the Fundy Erratics Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/169282586582217/. Read about the Hiking Summit Award recipients here http://tiny.cc/hoi6by.
Attached are the notes from the Future of Hiking in Nova Scotia – An Interactive Discussion session, facilitated by Steven Rolls. By special request, also attached are recipes for some of the gluten-free and vegan food at the Summit, provided courtesy of Anna-Marie MacKenzie Kelly. The folks in Digby are happy to welcome you back to the Digby area this summer and fall to experience the trails. We can’t wait for the 2017 Hiking Summit in Tatamagouche. Our co-host will be the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society. We’ll be celebrating Hike Nova Scotia’s tenth anniversary next year, so we hope to see you all there to help us mark this special occasion!” ~Janet, Janet Barlow, Executive Director, Hike Nova Scotia (June 12, 2016)
Held in Digby, NS: April 29 – May 1, 2016
Winter Guided Snowshoe Hikes Series 2016 A Success
Hike NS invited groups across NS to partner with it on delivering winter guided snowshoe hikes in January, February & March 2016.
26 organizations across NS organized over 50 snowshoe guided hikes this winter 2016! Kudos from Naturally Active for Life Victoria County!
“Thanks for promoting this (Victoria County Snowshoe Hikes – 2016) Vince!!” – Janet Barlow, Hike Nova Scotia (Feb. 8, 2016)
The purpose of the event series:
Hike NS promotes events, provide a how-to guide and provide trail prizes to giveaway.
Janet Barlow – Hike Nova Scotia
Mailing address: PO Box 31076 Gladstone, Halifax, NS B3K 5T9
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