2017-18 (Year 7)


Municipal Physical Activity Strategy Year End Report/Highlights 2017-18 (Year 7)

Municipal Physical Activity Strategy Progress Report – Year 7

(Presented to Municipal Council on Oct. 30, 2017)



Leadership Development/Assistance Funds 2017-18

  • Cape Breton Swimming Partnership
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1st Unama’ki Cape Breton Outdoor Network Winter Gathering – Camp bretondean (February 23-25, 2018)
David Wolfe Nutrition Certification – Head Coach
—Tumblebugs Leader Training – Big Bras d’Or, Central Cape Breton
200 hour Yog Yam Foundational Teacher Training (YFTT) Program
—Tumblebugs Leader Training – Big Bras d’Or
—Tumblebugs Leader Training – Central Cape Breton TumbleBugs
Snowboarders Instructor Course
Personal Trainer Course
Leader Certification Girl on Fire Program
Un’amaki Cape Breton Outdoor Collaboratory – CBU (Cape Breton University)

– June 1, 2017

Yoga in Schools 200 hrs Breathing Space Yoga Studio

Healthy Eating

Assistance Funds 2017-18

Snacks for Programming & Events Bay St Lawrence Community Centre
Provincials March 3 & 4, 2018 North Highlands Nordic
Empty Bowl Project North of Smokey Food Bank Association
Seniors Healthy Lunch Program Nov 2017 – March 2018
5th Annual Santa’s Workshop (Bay St Lawrence) Apples Oranges
Self Care Workshop Healthy Eating Cape Breton Regional Library Baddeck Library

Physical Activity

Assistance Funds


Defibilator Rankin School of the Narrows
Community Yoga Program Ingonish Development Society
Weekly Yoga Sessions in March Alderwood Staff
5 Week Exercise Classes Northern Victoria Community Centre
Equipment: blocking shield & full cylinder training dummies Baddeck Rugby Club
Traditional Okinawan Karate Program Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club
All Terrain Fitness ATF Rebecca Herman Spin Class Baddeck Academy
Framework Cycle & Fitness Maintenance to Stationary Bikes at Baddeck Academy
Iona Tumblebugs Program Central Cape breton Ventures Inc.
Tops Ingonish Jumpstart Challenge with Pedometers and Awards Smokey Recreation Society
Baddeck Karate Program – Okinawan Karate Bras d’Or Lakes Day Camps Association
Senior Leagues – Simon Chiasson Alumni Basketball Tournament Basketball Cape Breton Assoc
Dance & Social Interactions Grandona Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124
Cape Breton West Basketball: Dec. 2017- June 2018, Females: Ages 13-18 VICTORIA COUNTY ATHLETIC CLUB
Establish Extension of Swim Team Program for Members of the Northside Cape Breton Dorados Swim Team Assoc
(Above: Sydney Area Communities, which includes Communities in Victoria County)
Family Yoga Baddeck Library-Cape Breton Regional Library
Postural Therapy Program Knox Presbyterian Church
Yoga Drum Dance July Sessions Friends of the Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall Assoc
8 Week Yoga Program North Highlands Community Organization
World Oceans Day Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc
5 km Run/Walk for Cape Breton Autism Foundation Washabuck Community Centre Association
Functional Fitness Class with Gentle, Low Impact Washabuck Community Centre Association
Strengthening Exercises to Tone the Body Washabuck Community Centre Association


Cape Breton Connect 2017-2018…The Direct Route

On-line data base hub
Launched – June 16, 2017 (Sydney, NS)
By: Cape Breton Connect Partnership

After the Bell: After School Time Period Programming



Healthy Snacks




 3rd Annual After School Skates & Refreshments








Victoria Highland Civic Centre





For Programs


Nancy Chaisson




After-school Yoga Baddeck Library
After-school Baddeck Farmers Market
 Healthy snack making, planting, yoga, step dance
Sun Gym Bay St Lawrence Health Society
After-school Yoga Middle River Recreation Association
Fit Yoga  Fall 2017 Baddeck Academy
Healthy Eating Workshops, Walk/Hike/Gym Bay St Lawrence Community Centre
Saturday Afternoon Cool Kids X-country Skiing Program North Highlands Nordic Ski Facility
After the Bell Elementary Yoga Program Baddeck Academy
After School Yoga Bouladerie Elementary School
GO Girls Only Get Back in Nature (Fall/Winter 2017-18) Baddeck Academy
 Fit Yoga  – Winter 2018 Baddeck Academy

Facility Access Program/Assistance Funds

Cape Breton Facility Access Program 2017-18 Regional Meeting in Baddeck – June 21st, 2017

$18,000 Approved & Received from NS Dept Communities, Culture and Heritage for Victoria County Facility Access Program 2017-18 (Since 2013) 

Tai Chi Classes Indian Brook Fire Hall
3rd Annual Bring Back Play Pond Hockey Victoria Highland Civic Centre
4th Annual Merry 7mas Skates
Skate with Santa
Novice Tourney – 8 teams, one day Baddeck Minor Hockey
Yoga Sessions North River Community Hall
Outdoor Skating Lessons & Little Penguins Smokey Recreation Society
Christmas in Baddeck Family Swim Inverary Resort & Ceilidh Country Lodge
Christmas in Baddeck Family Swim Lifesaving Society Nova Scotia Branch
Men’s Basketball at Baddeck Academy Cape Breton – Victoria Regional School Board
Pilates Program Bras d’Or Yacht Club
Yoga Program Alderwood
Yoga Program Cape Breton Regional Library
Eat, Drink & Be Healthy Series Cape Breton Regional Library
Learn to Skate Bay St Lawrence Recreation Society
Spring league Under 18 Girls Basketball Program Victoria County Athletics
Acadia Axemen Basketball One Day Skills Camp at Baddeck Academy Cape Breton West Basketball
Dancing & Social Interaction-Hall Rental at Iona Legion Grandona Branch 124 Legion (Iona)
Program & Event Development Around Outdoor Activities in the Village BAY ST. LAWRENCE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Ice Rental for Womens Rec Hockey Baddeck Womens Recreational Hockey
Badminton Program Cape Breton – Victoria Regional School Board
Seniors Fitness Program Dingwall Recreation Society
Community Wellness Room Baddeck Academy
Spin Class (Fall/Winter) Baddeck Academy
Daytime Fitness Programs – Yoga and Adult Chair Exercise: Iona Church Ctr Central Cape Breton Ventures Inc
Baddeck Karate Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club
Yoga Classes for All Ages Middle River Recreation Association
Walking Program St Andrew’s Church Neils Harbour
Yoga Community Classes Ingonish Development Society
7th Annual Baddeck Middle River Old Time Commute Trek 2018
Skating, X-country Skiing Cabot School
Leader Instruction on Fitness Equipment and Teach Exercises Central Cape Breton Ventures Inc
Fitness Program – Walking, Use of Equipment and Fitness Program Central Cape Breton Ventures Inc
Yoga Program alderwood

Workplace Wellness

Skilven Publications Newsletter – Municipal

Active Living Subsidization Program – Municipal

Buchanan Memorial Hospital – Kettle Bell Program

Professional Development

6th Annual Hike NS Summit Tatamagouche – April 2017

ACBC – Active Cape Breton Communities @ Membertou Heritage Park: Apr. 6, 2017;  June 15, 2017; Oct. 23, 2017 in Baddeck / Apr. 6, 2018 in Richmond County (WomenActive NS Session/Workshop)

Leadership Development for Physical Activity Practitioners @ Dal – May 8, 9 and 10th, 2017

Hike NS AGM – June 17, 2017 in Truro, NS

NS Physical Activity Practitioners Exchange – Consultation 2017 / Symposium March 6th, 2018 (Dartmouth)

VCAN-Victoria County Action Network (Strategy Implementation Team) – Survey

NS Physical Activity Practitioners Exchange – December 8, 2017

Unama’ki Cape Breton Outdoor Network – Steering Committee & Member

NS Outdoor Network – Member

Velo Cape Breton Association – Board Member / Velo Cape Breton AGM 2017

Hike NS – Board Member


Raising the Villages – Consultations, Stakeholders Meeting (s)

Summer Day Camp 2017 – BDLDC: Bras d’Or Lakes Day Camps Association

NOS-North of Smokey Chronic Disease Program Development Committee  – met June 27, 2017; July 26, 2017; October 5, 2017; Nov. 8, 2017

Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings Program, Policy and Assistance Funds

Victoria County Municipal Council Approved HERSS Policy – June 12, 2017

Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings – Working Group

Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings Assistance Funds (2017-18)

Smokey Recreation Society Vending Machine
Bay St Lawrence Community centre Healthy eating Program
Central Cape Breton Ventures Local healthy lunches and snacks with wellness clinics and exercise programs
Wagmatcookewey school Dishwasher
Cape North Farmers Market Portable high tunnel greenhouse
Washabuck Community centre New freezer

Health Promotion

Social Media Sites – Website, FaceBook, Twitter & NEW-Instagram

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Baddeck Clean-up – May 6, 2017

Canada Health Day – Display, May 12, 2017 (Baddeck Community Centre)

Victoria County Spring Cabot Trail Challenge – to June 30, 2017

6th Annual Victoria County Bike Week – June 2-11, 2017

6th Annual Hiking Summit Tatamagouche (Apr. 28-30, 2017): NA4LVC Participated, had a Display and made 2 Presentations (1.) Earn Your Views Winter Guided Snowshoe Hikes in Victoria County & (2.) 7th Annual Hike NS Summit Announcement – Ingonish (May 11-13, 2018)

7th Annual Victoria County Winter Activefest 2018
North Highlands Nordic Moonlight Adventure
March 1 or 2
7-9 pm Enjoy the outdoors at night by light of the moon
Enjoy social in the heated room afterwards
Inverary Resort and Ceilidh Country Lodge Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 Meeting
Victoria Standard WinterFest / Baddeck Event Ad
TCT-Trans Canada Trail “The Great Trail” Official Opening of Iona Port Waterway Launch – June 11, 2017 
TCT-Trans Canada Trail “The Great Trail” Connection Celebrations at Iona Port Waterway – August 25, 2017
3 Peaks Challenge (July 15, 2017) – NA4LVC Team Participant
7th Annual Cape Breton Fiddlers Run Health Expo (Sept. 9, 2017) Display at Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre

2018 Hike NS Summit Host – May 11-13, 2018 (Sold out). Victoria County. Organizing Partnership Committee; Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) Secured bid.

3 Peaks Challenge 2017 – Participant

6th Annual Victoria County International Trails Day 2017 

June 3 & 4, 2017

FestiVille Baddeck 2017 

July 3 & August 7, 2017

6th Annual Victoria County Physical Activity Challenge 2017
Baddeck Runners Club
Englishtown Community Hall
7th Annual Victoria County Winter

Activefest 2018

North Highlands Nordic Moonlight Adventure
Inverary Resort and Ceilidh Country Lodge Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 Meeting
Washabuck Community Centre Annual Snowshoe Event 2018: Feb. 18, 2018
Smokey Recreation Society Valentine Family Skate Night
Smokey Recreation Society Seniors Fitness
Central Cape Breton Ventures Inc Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2018
Bras d’Or Archers Association Indoor Archery Try It – Heritage Day Baddeck
St. Ann’s Bay Community Health Group Society Red Island Trail Lunch Guided Hike
7th Annual Victoria County SnowshoeFest 2018
2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018
Inverary resort Family Swim Heritage Day
Victoria Highland Civic Centre Family Skate Heritage Day
Destination Cape Breton Association Cape Breton Hiking Pilot Project 2018