Healthy Living by the Book – Victoria County Bookmobile

Thanks to a grant from the Victoria County Community Health Board’s Communities in Motion grant, new books have been purchased for the Victoria County Bookmobile.

These books can help families start or maintain healthy eating and living habits, by providing access to quality information. Besides these new additions, the library has many more books on healthy living that can be ordered online or by asking the Bookmobile staff for suggestions.

Healthy Living Books On Your Bookmobile:
-Babes in the Woods by Jennifer Aist
-Great Food All Day Long by Maya Angelou
-Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids by Eugene Buchanan
-Now Eat This: 150 of America’s Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories by Rocco DiSpirito
-The Canadian Hiker’s and Backpacker’s Handbook by Ben Gadd
-Running Until You’re 100 by Jeff Galloway
-Age-Defying Fitness by Marilyn Moffat
-Prime for Life by Randy Raugh
-Family Cycling by Carleton Reid
-Super Foods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet by Tania Reinhard
-Walk Off Weight by Michele Stanton
-Tina Vindum’s Outdoor Fitness by Tina Vindum

Free on-line Concusssion Module for Coaches

You can help to make sport a safer, more enjoyable place for athletes.

The Making Head Way eLearning Series helps coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes. Making Head Way is designed to help coaches reduce the incidence of brain injuries in team sports and to improve decision-making about when it is safe to return to play after a head injury.

The Making Head Way eLearning Series is now available free of charge to all coaches in Canada. During this 60-90 minute online program you’ll learn:

  • what to do to prevent concussions,
  • how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion,
  • what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion,
  • and how to ensure athletes return to play safely.

Making Head Way is a National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Professional Development (PD) program, developed by the Coaching Association of Canada as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative with the involvement of medical experts Dr. Jamie Kissick, Dr. Mark Aubry, and Dr. Charles Tator.
Get Concussion Smart and take the  FREE Making Head Way eLearning module today!

The First Shift – A Program to Breakdown the Barriers

Our mission is to change the way hockey is offered to bring 1 million new families into the sport globally over the next 10 years. Because we believe in all hockey has to offer kids, their families and our communities, we designed The First Shift to break down barriers to entry by offering a program that is accessible, affordable, and most importantly, fun! Join us! We can’t wait to help your kids fall in love with hockey too.

“Promoting Physical Activity in Childcare and Early Learning Settings” Webinar 

Webinar slides, recording, and supplementary materials please visit:

Multiple Sclerosis Get Fit Toolkit Resources


Actively Engaging Women and Girls
Recommendations for Families and Caregivers to Support Participation in Sport and Physical Activity

Videos on “Let Us Play” Games  that get kids more engaged and more active

Ice Safety Tips
The Canadian Red Cross has published ice safety tips and these tips may be found on their website at

Child Safety Tips in the Snow
Keep ‪#‎winterplay‬ safe & fun for all! Please review these safety tips with your kids and pass them along to others:

2014 Mileage Record Sheet – Velo Cape Breton
Excel form will compute your daily/monthly averages, your weekly and monthly totals as well as accumulated mileage for the year. You can also add comments for every entry made, i.e. road bike, MTB, temperature, winds, riding companions, incidents, etc. (Note: to add a “comment”, go to “Insert” and click on “comment”. Write your comments in the small window that opens; once done, click on the “close” icon upper left hand side of that window. This form is a nice tool for you on the 52 Week-Bike Challenge, for your training log, whatever. Weeks 19 to 39 are marked in RED. They are for you cyclists registering for the “Summer Challenge”. More on the Summer Challenge in upcoming VCB eNews. Download Mileage Record Sheet at:

CanoeStrokes Tips

Parents Urged to Get Back to Nature

NS TIR Bicycle Book for kids

Sport’s ability to shape individual character and communities at large.
Over the years, this initiative supported hundreds of community-based sport projects; influenced the development of provincial and national sport policy; and promoted the skills development of community sport leaders.

Get ready for a Triathlon. Lots of time to get ready if you start now!

Ramping Up! A Nova Scotia Skatepark Resource
– Nova Scotia Skateparks
– Halifax Skatepark document
– Info on a skatepark conference

Be Active, Your Way Everyday – Tips to Get Active
Getting Around The Healthy Way
Being Active For Life
Physical Activity Guidelines
The Public Health Agency of Canada has two page tip sheets that support physical activity guidelines.
The resources are for you:
-Children (5-11 yrs) Youth (12-17 yrs)
-Adults (18-64 yrs) Older adults (65 yrs and over)
The tip sheets can be downloaded at

Lifestyle Tips
Exercise and Sleep
Living Well
Get Active Now

Heart & Stroke Foundation’s position statement on physical activity, heart disease and stroke. The statement includes facts and recommendations for citizens, health promotion practitioners, health professionals,
governments, employers and researchers at

Physical activity: A boost to the brain
Eat Healthy Today
* Not eating the required amount of fruit & vegetables is the number three health risk to Victoria County residents, make a difference in your eating habits today:
Canada’s Food Guide
Nutritional Labelling

Parents Influence Their Kids’ Physical Activity

Physical Activity & Dietary Intake of Children & Youth published issues

Information on Healthy Living Initiatives in Nova Scotia

Participation in Physical Activity and Sport Among Adolescent Girls

Lifestyle Tips: Girls and Physical Activity

For further information on the Nova Scotia Health & Wellness Municipal Physical Activity Leadership Program (M.P.A.L) & Participating Units (Lead municipality and/or department) Strategy/Plans

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

HEART&STROKE WALKABOUT™- Locate Indoor Walking Tracks

Canadian Sport For Life launched a national campaign aimed at parents (Focused on physical literacy and fundamental movement skill for children)

Lifestyle Tips: Oh Canada, Our Home and Unfit Land

Few Canadian kids walk, bike to school

CAAWS: Canadian Assoc. for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity – Women & Leadership Network Website – An online community for women leaders in sport and physical activity to support and promote women’s leadership, where members can build their skills, connect, share ideas, discuss issues, find solutions and take action. Become a Member! Men –

There is something for you too! “What Men Can Do!”


Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada

Holiday shopping for the Kids? Look for toys that promote active fun!…/

Active Toy Guide








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