What's Happening Around Nova Scotia
HCC is ecstatic to announce their new Toonie Trailer Rental Program for members! Thanks to a donation from our member Steve B., the HCC is now offering the rental use of a bicycle trailer for $2 an hour, $5 for a half day, or $10 for a full day. The trailer is perfect for trips to the hardware store, the supermarket, or wherever you need to go!
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SATA - Shore Active Transportation Association
The seasons are changing but that doesn't mean that it is time to put away the bike or the hiking shoes. Fall is a wonderful time to explore Nova Scotia and we are eager to take advantage of the changing weather - and changing colours.
Our September activity calendar includes:
Sept. 1: Dollar Lake Ride & Swim (62 or 31 k options)
Sept. 8: West Lawrencetown with tour of Skeldale Farms (easy ride with multiple stops)
Sept. 15 - Porters Lake Greenway / West Chezzetcook (approx. 40k)
Sept. 22 - Mahone Bay to Lunenburg / Blue Rocks (scenic 30-45 k cycling)
Sept. 29 - McNabs Island Hike (approx. 10km)
Check the Activities calendar for more details of any of these events and watch Facebook for updates.
- SATA events welcome participants of all ages and abilities
- Our cycling outings offer options with different lengths and difficulty levels
- We like to stop and smell the flowers - and the ocean - while we explore
- New activities are added frequently. Follow us on Facebook for additions or changes to our activity schedule.
October Trails Challenge
Halifax Parks and Recreation and Hike Nova Scotia invite groups within the Halifax region to become part of the 2016 Halifax Parks and Recreation - October Trails Challenge by offering a guided hike or an event on a trail (such as Nordic walking, geocaching or birding on a trail) with a focus on engaging new participants. Hike Nova Scotia will provide each event host with an organizer kit, including a draw prize for your event.
To register your event – please use this link:
Important to note:
- The deadline for registration of your event is September 7, 2016.
- If you are registering more than one event, please fill out this form separately for each event.
- Events must take place between October 1 – 31, 2016 to be part of the Trail Challenge initiative.
- Please indicate in the "other relevant information" section if there is a rain date and related details.
Success Story - Equipment Accessibility Program:
A free equipment loan program which provides equipment such as snowshoes, personal floatation devices, skates, Nordic walking poles, and community bags (may include skipping ropes, balls, parachute, pylons, hula hoops etc.- based on availability), as well as adapted equipment such as sledges, a hippocampe, adapted Nordic walking poles, snow coaches, and more. Bikes and helmets are also loaned to schools and community groups.
WHO: Equipment is loaned to youth, families, seniors, women, community groups, individuals with disabilities. It is estimated that hundreds of community members have accessed the program.
WHERE: Antigonish County Recreation
WHEN: Loans are available all year round (9:00am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday)
HOW: Research was gathered on community equipment preferences. Financial support was provided through Recreation for All, Regional Development Grants, and Canadian Tire Jumpstart. The equipment loan periods are up to two weeks, depending on the type of equipment. Maintenance is provided by the recreation department as needed, with some support from a local bike shop. Promotional approaches include social media and word of mouth help from current users.
OBSERVATIONS: Staff view this initiative as a large, sustained success. Loaning occurs throughout the calendar year. There are many repeat customers. The program allows individuals the opportunity to participate in activity they would not otherwise have access to.
Assessing the Impact of your Physical Activity Related Program
Have you ever wondered whether your physical activity related program or policy has had an impact? Have you been asked to report what that impact might have been?
The Evaluation 101 Workshop hosted by the Halifax Active Living Alliance will assist you in:
- Better understanding the evaluation process
- Learning what indicators are and how to select appropriate ones
- Learning how to conduct evaluation of your projects
Come with your own project or policy questions and through the workshop you will have the chance to develop an initial plan.
RSVP by Monday, September 19th (spots are limited)
Please feel free to share in your organization and among your networks.
When: Monday, September 26th 1-4pm
Where: Findlay Community Centre, 26 Elliot St., Dartmouth
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