Project Branch Out
- Published: May 31 2022 12:20
In the Summer of 2021 Fawn Logan-Young, a Youth Ambassador with Parks Canada, delivered an initiative called ‘Project Branch Out’. The program was designed to offer unique experiences for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) youth in camping, hiking, and paddle sports. Project Branch Out offered these guided sessions for free, partnering with various leaders and organizations to deliver the activities. Read the full story.
We'd love to hear from you: As part of NS Outdoor Network’s work to connect the outdoor sector in Nova Scotia, we are collecting stories and data to both highlight and celebrate the work helping people connect with nature. Our aim with communicating these stories is to share the impact of the outdoor projects and initiatives, to help amplify the good work taking place, and to allow these stories to educate and inform other practitioners. If you have a story to share please email:
Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation
- Published: March 24 2022 13:00
We are in the process of developing an Anti-Racism Charter to address and combat systemic racism within the sector, with funding from Canadian Heritage, and support from Wisdom2Action. We invite you to fill out and share our survey to help us understand how racism and discrimination exist and are experienced across the sector.
You can find the survey here: https://www.recreationns.ns.ca/survey.html
We also have opportunities for further input via focus groups, in-person and virtual: https://www.recreationns.ns.ca/focus-groups.html
East Preston Active Transportation Project - Read the full story!
- Published: January 24 2022 16:23
In July 2021, a funding announcement from three levels of government was met with great enthusiasm in East Preston and beyond as a new 1.3km active transportation trail has been given the green light. The trail will connect the daycare and recreation centre and provide much needed safe, accessible, active transportation in the area.
RNS caught up with a few people involved in the journey to learn how they got to this point, what this achievement means, and what still needs to be done. Read the full story.