2017-18 (Year 7 of Strategy)


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
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


Leader Certification Girl on Fire Program
Un’amaki Cape Breton Outdoor Collaboratory at CBU (Cape Breton University)

– June 1, 2017

Yoga in Schools 200 hrs Breathing Space Yoga Studio

Healthy Eating Assistance Funds 2017-18

Seniors Healthy Lunch Program Nov 2017 – March 2018
5th Annual Santa’s Workshop Apples Oranges
Self Care Workshop Healthy Eating Cape Breton Regional Library Baddeck Library

Physical Activity Assistance Funds


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
By: Cape Breton Connect Partnership

After the Bell – After School Time Period

After-school Yoga Baddeck Library
After-school Baddeck Farmers Market
Sun Gym Bay St Lawrence Health Society
After-school Yoga Middle River Recreation Association
Fit Yoga 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 Baddeck Academy
 Fit Yoga Baddeck Academy

Facility Access Program and Assistance Funds

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

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

tba – initiatives in partnership 

Workplace Wellness

Skilven Publications Newsletter – Municipal

Active Living Subsidization Program – Municipal

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

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 Consultation 2017

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

NS Physical Activity Practitioners Exchange – December 8, 2017

Unama’ki Cape Breton Outdoor Network

Velo Cape Breton Association – Board Member

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 (tba – Deadline: Jan. 12, 2018

Health Promotion

Social Media Sites – Website, FaceBook, Twitter


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 – Victoria County. Organizing Partnership Committee; Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) Secured bid.

3 Peaks Challenge 2017 – Participant

6th Annual Victoria County Trails Day 

June 3 & 4, 2017

FestiVille Baddeck 

July 3 & August 7, 2017

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