Strategy Facility Access Assistance Fund Since 2013

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Thank You MLA Pam Eyking for the official announcement of Provincial Funding of $16,870.00 for the

Victoria County Facility Access Program 2016-17

This funding continues to make a difference in rural, isolated Victoria County which supports and assists Victoria County Volunteers, Leaders, Community Groups, Service Providers & Facility Operators to have their facilities accessible for residents & visitors (i.e. North Highlands Nordic Open House Jan. 8th, 2017 with 115 participants)

The Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to Develop and Promote our Cultural Resources for All Nova Scotian’s.

2016-2017 Victoria County Facility Access Assistance Fund Application

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$16,870.00 Provincial Funding for Facility Access in Victoria County

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) is Pleased to Announce $16,870 Facility Access Funding from NS Department Communities, Culture & Heritage & NS Thrive for 2016-17
The Funding will support and assist Victoria County Volunteers, Leaders, Community Groups, Service Providers & Facility Operators to have their facilities accessible for residents & visitors.
The Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy Recognizes the Support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to Develop and Promote our Cultural Resources for All Nova Scotian’s.

Victoria County Facility Access Report 2015-2016

AccessingFacilitiesVictoriaCountyFinalReport20152016June132016PDF

AccessingFacilitiesVictoriaCountyFinalReport20152016June132016

Provincial Accessing Facilities Summit Held May 25-26, 2016 – Pictou Wellness Centre

The url link to the Summit presentations/ power points is : http://rfans.com/Education/ConferencesTradeShows/2016FacilityAccessSummitPresentations/tabid/2172/Default.aspx

These presentations are posted on the RFANS web site, Under the Education Tab

Naturally Active For Life Victoria County Proud to Participate & Present at the 1st NS Accessing Facilities Summit 2016 – Download presentation here: AccessingFacilitiesSummitPresentationMay252016

AccessingFacilitiesSummitPresentationMay252016PDF )

http://rfans.com/Portals/12/Regional%20Presentation%20Victoria%20County%20Accessing%20Facilities%20Summit%20May%2025%202016.pdf

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County, on behalf of Victoria County leaders, organizations and facility operators thanked Cape Breton Regional Representative Larry Maxwell & his office, NS Thrive and its team, NS Communities, Culture & Heritage for their on-going support of Victoria County Accessing Facilities Initiatives, it’s truly appreciated and making a difference.

The conversations, networking, and presentations were fantastic and the report prepared by Max Chauvin contains so many ideas and great thoughts for consideration and action. All of this of course would not have been possible without you… thank you for your participation, engagement in the two day summit and your ongoing commitment to access for all and physical activity. Here is the report AccessingFacilitiesProvincialTHRIVESummitReport une2016 from the Facility Access Summit. The Summit presentations/ power points are available on the Recreation Facilities Association of NS web site : http://rfans.com/Education/ConferencesTradeShows/2016FacilityAccessSummitPresentations/tabid/2172/Default.aspx

These presentations are also posted on the RFANS web site, Under the Education Tab. 

Dawn Stegen  on behalf of Facility Access task Team

Dawn Stegen – Director, Regional Services, NS Communities, Sport & Recreation Division, Communities, Culture and Heritage Department

Access Facilities Assistance Fund 2015-16 Enjoyed A 3rd Year of Success:

For a 3rd year (2015-16) in a row – “Thrive” in Partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County, Victoria County & NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage (Formerly – Health & Wellness Active Living Branch) supported our Volunteers, Leaders, Organizations, Service Providers & Facility Operators to offer Affordable & Accessible initiatives at community facilities, schools, halls, major sport venues, etc. throughout Victoria County. The Cape Breton Region received $60,000, with Victoria County receiving $12,500:

Initiatives Supported (2015-16):

-Merry 6Mas Skates (2014)                Victoria Highland Civic Centre

-Heart Health Fitness                         Patricia Fricker St Johns Anglican Church Hall

-Community Wellness Room               Baddeck Academy

-North Highlands Nordic                     Active Pass

-St. Johns Parish Hall                         Access

-Fitness                                              Masonic Hall

-Baddeck Mens Basketball                 Baddeck Academy

-Baddeck Adult Badminton               Baddeck Academy

-Central Cape Breton Ventures Inc.   Wellness Walkers Rankin School of the Narrows

-St.Ann’s Bay Comm Health Group    Space for Yoga Indian Brook Community Hall

-2nd Annual Merry 7Mas Skates 2015 Victoria Highland Civic Centre

-Bring Back Pond Hockey Play          Victoria Highland Civic Centre

-Noon Blast Workplace Fitness         Masonic Hall

-Sun Gym                                             Bay St Lawrence Health Society

-Open House                                       North Highlands Nordic

-Ski Cape Smokey Open House         Ski Cape Smokey Society

-Masonic Hall & foam blocks for yin yoga-Comprehensive Yoga Program

L. MacInnis Yoga

-Ski Cape Smokey Community Fitness Room

Ingonish Development Society

2015-16: Top 4 Priorities

  • Priority #1: Learn to”/” Try It
  • Priority #2: Active Pass
  • Priority #3: Community Wellness Rooms
  • Priority #4: Community Schools

Facilities Assistance Fund Application (2015-16)

***Look for 2016-17 Application in the Fall of 2016

GrantAccessingFacilities20152016

GrantAccessingFacilities20152016PDF

For further information on our plans for 2015-16, please see below:

AccessingFacilityAccessGrantApplicationVictoriaCounty2015-16

AccessingFacilityAccessGrantApplicationVictoriaCounty2015-16PDF

Accessing Facility Grant Application 2015-16

By Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

GrantAccessingFacilities20152016 / GrantAccessingFacilities20152016PDF

NS “Thrive” Accessing Facilities Grant 2014-15 Overview:

2014-15 Report (Successful 2nd Annual Grant Initiative) – Thank You Participants & Our Leaders, Organizations, Service Providers & Facility Operators.

AccessingFacilitiesFacilityAccessFinalReportApril152015

AccessingFacilitiesFacilityAccessFinalReportApril152015PDF

$12,540 Invested with 3682 total participants (Roughly only $3.40 cents each). That is affordable and accessible and is what our strategy is trying to do. 539 total hours of free time offered.

AccessingFacilitiesFacilityAccessFinalReportApril152015

AccessingFacilitiesFacilityAccessFinalReportApril152015PDF

Victoria County Priority Areas of this Grant (2014-15):

  • Priority #1 (2014-15): Accessing Facilities: “Learn to”/” Try It” – Open Houses & Instruction
  • Priority #2 (2014-15): Accessing Facilities – Active Pass
  • Priority #3 (2014/15): Accessing Community Schools: Increased Community Use & Awareness
  • Priority #4 (2014/15): Accessing Victoria County Fitness Facilities – “Wellness Rooms”

Initiatives Supported 2014-15

  • Huckle Buckle Festival Ingonish – Cape Smokey Elementary – Comm-use schools
  • Taekwondo Try Its (3) and Program – Baddeck Academy and Masonic Hall – Learn to/try it
  • Bras d’Or Archery – Baddeck Academy Gym – Comm-use schools
  • Men’s Basketball – Baddeck Academy Gym – Comm-use schools
  • Zumba – Baddeck Academy Gym – Comm-use schools
  • Me Time Fitness / Noon Hour Blast Workplace Wellness Fitness – Masonic Hall – Active Pass
  • Wellness Walkers Gym, Community Wellness Room – Rankin School of the Narrows – Wellness rooms
  • Merry 6Mas Free Family Skates – Victoria Highland Civic Centre (Baddeck Arena) – Learn to/try it
  • Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy Little Gym – Wellness rooms
  • Youth Connected Committee – Ingonish/Smokey Recreation Society – Active Pass
  • Back2Basic Skating – Ingonish Outdoor Rink – Learn to/try it
  • ACTIVE PASS – Little Penguins Skating Ingonish Outdoor Rink – Learn to/try it
  • Boularderie Blazers Walking – Boularderie School – Community-use schools
  • Open House – North Highlands Nordic, Cape North – Learn to/try it
  • Community Wellness Room – Ingonish – Wellness rooms
  • Open House Ski Cape Smokey – Ingonish – Learn to / try it
  • X-country skiing – North Highlands Nordic – Cape North – Active Pass
  • Exercise Program – Smelt Brook, White Point – Comm Halls/Wellness rooms
  • Light Equipment – community wellness room, Baddeck & area (Baddeck Wellness Room)
  • Gliders – Fitness program, Baddeck & area – Fitness
  • Adult Badminton – Baddeck Academy Gym – Community-use of Schools

2014 Report (1st Grant Initiative)

AccessingFacilitiesReportApr2014

AccessingFacilitiesReportApr2014PDF

“Accessing Facilities” Presentation: Population Health Day

@ Wagmatcook Nov. 20, 2014

PopulationHealthDayAccessingFacilitiesPresentationNov202014

PopulationHealthDayAccessingFacilitiesPresentationNov202014PDF

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