Wilderness Survival Course

* RESCHEDULED To March 24-25, 2012 (From Sat. & Sun, February 25-26)

NSOLD (Nova Scotia Outdoor Leadership Development) is holding a

24 hour Wilderness Survival Course

If you were not able to attend the first time around, now’s your chance to register!

The NSOLD 24 hr Winter Survival Course in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park has been changed to March 24-25!

This course is ideal for  x-c skiers, snowshoers, trappers, snowmobilers and all outdoor enthusiasts!

Fee: Only $20/ person or Only $30/ family

For more information visit: www.nsold.ca.

To register call 787-3507, or email cara.palmer@invernesscounty.ca

Victoria County Awards I Fit Green Gyms to Four Communities

Victoria County Announces Successful Applications for I Fit GreenGym Equipment

Victoria County Municipal Council would like to express their appreciation to the various community organizations who submitted an Expression of Interest in acquiring an I Fit GreenGym assembly for their community.

There were more applications than Council can provide at this time.

Council expects to acquire additional sets of equipment early in the new fiscal year.

Council determined the successful communities on the basis of a draw from the hat.

Successful communities chosen were:

–         Iona School Recreation Group

–         Smokey Recreation Society

–         St Ann’s United Church

–         Neil’s Harbour /New Haven Fire Department

Equipment will be ordered shortly and will await delivery.

An outline of Council’s expectations, on the operation and maintenance routines, for the equipment will also be included.

Once the equipment has been received, organizations will enter into a formal agreement covering the essentials of the program.

As Council moves into the new fiscal year, Council will likely issue a call for more community interest and those community groups that were

unsuccessful this time will be given another opportunity to participate.

This initiative hopes to get county residents & residents more active, more fit and therefore more healthy.

Ski Cape Smokey

Smokey Community Centre – Ski Cape Smokey 2012 Season

Opened for season February 24

Hours of Operation:

Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM March Break (March 9 – 16) – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

$10.00 Rentals, $15.00 Lift Ticket

March 11 – Hosts Annual Ski Races in memory of

David “Little Dave” Rudderham and Donnie Powers!

Watch for more information this week on the times, and details!

We will also be having a kid race! Get your skiis ready for racing!

March 17 – King of the Hill Snowmobile Races




North Highlands Nordic (NHN) Ski Facility Trail Report

March 7, 2012

Marvelous skiing conditions at North Highlands Nordic with all 12km of trails groomed, tilled and track set for both classic and skate skiing. The heated ski room is open daily from 10am to 5pm. For more information please call 902-383-2479.

North Highlands Nordic (NHN) Ski Facility

North Highlands Nordic (NHN) Ski Facility, Cape North – TRAIL REPORT 

Incredible skiing conditions at North Highlands Nordic with all 12km of trails open, groomed, tilled and track set for both classic and skate skiing.

Come out Tuesdays for the the group “Ski & Tea”,

a great chance to enjoy some exercise, the great outdoors

and your friends, we provide the tea

(reduced rates for trail fees and rentals if you participate)

Everyone is Welcome.

The heated ski room is open daily from 10am to 5pm,

for more information please call 902-383-2479.

Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy has FaceBook Page & Web Page

Good morning,

We are nine months into the year long process of developing a Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy benefitting all residents & visitors.

The good news, is that I’ll be here to implement the recommendations from community consultations leading to active and healthier lifestyles benefitting all residents.

Keep updated here, but also on-line: http://www.victoriacounty.com/active-living.html

or on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naturally-Active-Victoria-County/242631759163393

The next big step is to combine all the community consultations recommendations and come up with an executive summary during a Strategy Session with Jim Morgenstern, dMA Consulting that will take place at the St Ann’s United Church Tea Room on March 29 (All day) with the Senior Management Committee & VCAN (Victoria County Action Network) representatives.

I’ll be hitting the road again in April & May 2012 to hold Visionary Gatherings in all the areas that I consulted to see if we got it right, before getting approval from our key partners and ultimately final approval by Victoria County Council in June for implementation in July 2012.

B-Active and Eat Healthy in Victoria County.