Accessibility Tools

Winter Walk Day 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Winter is still a great time to walk and be outside! Schools and youth groups are invited to walk at school or around the neighbourhood, walk to school, or go for a hike on Winter Walk Day. Don't let cold, wind, snow or rain keep folks from heading out for a walk. If they dress properly and practice winter safety, they're ready to go! Walking is fun when you walk together. It's good for our bodies because of the extra physical activity. It's good for the Earth if you walk as transportation because it cuts down on the number of polluting cars on our streets.

Schools and youth groups may register at https://ecologyaction.ca/winter-walk-day and qualify to win a prize.

Winter Walk Day is a partnership of the Ecology Action Centre, Recreation NS’s Take the Roof Off Winter campaign, and NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage; it promotes healthy outdoor winter activity in Nova Scotia.

For More info regarding Walk Day 2019:

https://ecologyaction.ca/winter-walk-day

Halifax's 1st Open City Domino´s Tournament!

Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Wear Red Canada

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:30 am - 5:30 am
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Join the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance in partnership with Heart & Stroke, at the Wear Red Canada Halifax event; hosted on Wednesday, February 13th at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

 

During the event you will learn how we as women can protect our hearts at varying life stages, including heart healthy tips from various speakers and experts.

 

The purpose of the Wear Red Canada initiative is to raise awareness of commonly unrecognized heart diseases and risk factors for women, and how we can all contribute to improve women’s heart health. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be a leading cause of death in Canadian women. Sex and gender differences and disparities with respect to CVD awareness, development, identification and treatment persist.

 

There is no cost to attend this event, all are welcome; we just ask that you simply wear a piece of red clothing, and/or accessory.

 

If you would like to attend this event, please register for your free ticket here (as there is limited seating).

 

Feel free to also share this e-mail invitation and attached poster among your network, and friends.

Take the Roof Off Winter Fair

Monday, February 18, 2019 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Bundle up and join us on February 18th for our TTROW Winter Fair. We’ll be spending the afternoon getting to know one another, playing fun winter-themed games, and learning how to keep enjoying the great NS Outdoors through the winter months.You’ll also have a chance to win some fabulous prizes such as a $50 gift card to the Atlantic Superstore and copies of “Outdoor Adventures in Halifax” by Dale Dunlop and Ryan Barry, and to chat with Ryan Barry himself, founder of Great E.A.R.T.H. Expeditions! We’re so excited to see you there.

Second Halifax Domino Tournament

Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Building Community While Empowering Young Adults

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Black Student Advising Centre presents the 2019 "Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day event" titled "Building Community While Empowering Young Adults" coming up on Wednesday March 20th, 2019 in room 307 Dalhousie Student Union Building from 6pm-8pm.

Details of the event:

Come join our panelists as we discuss all we’ve accomplished and the strides we have to go in racial equality. The discussion will later focus on how we can empower each other to overcome these barriers and be able to move forward.

Speakers:

Bria Symonds, Aisha Abawajy, Odeisa Stewart, Marcia McGregor and Adebayo Majekolagbe

Moderator: Ms. Stephanie Bizzeth

Light Refreshments will be served

Recreation For Mental Health Training

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Recreation Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University's collaborative project about mental health and recreation, the Recreation 4 Mental Health project, is offering a frontline, 4 hour training on Tuesday March 26th from 1-5pm at the Sandy
Point Recreation Centre (1586 Sandy Point Rd) outside of Shelburne.


The cost is $25.

If you work in recreation in any capacity or in mental health, this training is for you! It's full of practical, promising practices derived from hot off the press research about how to make recreation more accessible to everyone, especially those experiencing mental health challenges. Learn practical ways to make a big difference to those more difficult to reach folks! This training is based upon research done with adults, but the findings and practices are very applicable to anyone ages 12 and up.

Limit to 12 people. Please email me, Emily LeGrand, at this email emilyalegran @gmail.com to sign up.

Read more about the project and the training at https://www.recreationns.ns.ca/rec4mh-training.html

Worth Living Conference

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Join us in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 31, 2019, for a day full of hope, healing, health, and happiness. The speakers will inspire all of us. You will be part of the conversation on mental health awareness.

For more information regarding the conference CLICK HERE

Trivia and Auction Extravaganza

Sunday, June 02, 2019
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Please contact Gordon Pictou for more information on the event at . Great items to auction on for example a plane ticket for anywhere in North America.

March of Dimes Canada: Summer Camp

Tuesday, July 02, 2019
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For more details, check out their website

Building Resilient Children

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
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You are invite for the second FREE Summer of PLEY series event, a panel discussion titled “Building Resilient Children: Injury Prevention in the World of Risky Play”, which will be held on August 7, 2019 (9:00 to 10:00 AM) at the IWK Health Centre, in the Cineplex Theatre.

Register HERE!

 Please also continue to visit their website at playoutsidens.com to stay updated on our other Summer of PLEY series events (SEE THE “EVENTS PAGE” AND PLEASE SAVE THE DATES!), which will also feature Dr. Mariana Brussoni, as a visiting speaker.

 

You can also follow/like Play Outside NS on the following sites:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PlayOutsideNS/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlayOutsideNS

March of Dimes Canada: Summer Camp

Monday, August 19, 2019
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For more details, check out their website

Canadian Parks Conference

Monday, October 07, 2019 10:00 am - Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:00 pm
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The second edition of the Canadian Parks Conference will be held at the Québec City Convention Centre from October 7 to October 10, 2018 on the topic Parks for all and all for parks.

Organized by the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq), this gathering will: 

Recreation Nova Scotia Annual Conference

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:00 am - Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:45 pm
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TTROW Photo Challenge #1

Monday, January 06, 2020 3:00 pm - Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:00 pm
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Winter Photo Challenge #1: Take a selfie outside The first challenge is an easy one - we want to see your best winter face! UPLOAD YOUR SUBMISSION HERE.

Contest rules: https://www.recreationns.ns.ca/take-the-roof-off-winter.html 

Nova Scotia Trail Gudie Launch

Friday, January 17, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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NS Trails Launch

Please join us on January 17th for the launch of the much anticipated Nova Scotia Trail Guide, our new online database of trails! Built in partnership with Recreation Nova Scotia (NS Connect), and the Province of Nova Scotia, this online guide is your ultimate resource to find your favourite trails, water routes, or volunteer trail organizations throughout the province!

Ceilidh Millar of CTV Morning Live will emcee the launch event and join attendees for a stroll along the Chain of Lakes Trail. Join us for coffee, treats and trails as we kick off the New Year with Ceilidh in the beautiful Ashburn Ballroom in Halifax!

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/805678539857436/

Winter Walk Day 2020

Saturday, February 01, 2020 3:00 pm - Friday, February 28, 2020 4:41 pm
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Schools and youth groups may register at https://ecologyaction.ca/winter-walk-day and qualify to win a prize. For more information or resources please visit our website.

For more information on this event, please feel free to contact us:

Stephanie Johnstone-Laurette, Youth AT Coordinator

902-562-5371

Sliding Through Africville

Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Monday, February 17 marks Heritage Day in Nova Scotia. This year, the 2020 honouree is Africville! Please click here to learn more this historic African Nova Scotian community! As part of your Heritage Day celebrations, consider "taking the roof off winter" by Sliding through Africville. If the weather is nice, bring your sleds and celebrate Africville with some great winter fun, and tasty hot chocolate as well. 

Concussion Management Webinar

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Concussion Management: Best practices and lessons from the Canadian sport and recreation system

Concussions can affect all Canadians. Regardless of where they occur, the prevention and management of concussions are important topics of discussion. Join us for a webinar that will share insights from the concussion conversations currently happening in the sport and recreation sectors on management and prevention.

Date and time: February 25, 2020 at 12:00PM ET

Expert: Peter Morrow, Sport Information Resource Centre 

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S8TKX7H

Nova Scotia Sea School Boathouse Concert

Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Nova Scotia Sea School is kicking off their summer with a virtual Zoom BOATHOUSE CONCERT next Saturday June 27th at 7pm featuring local musician 'HEATHER KELDAY' (sound familiar?).

All ticket proceeds will go to the 2020 campaign 'Operation Shipshape'.

Tickets are available here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-nova-scotia-sea-school/events/sea-schools-3rd-annual-boathouse-concert/#overview.

If you cannot attend the concert but would like to make a donation to the Sea School, you can donate online here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-nova-scotia-sea-school

Kids Run Club - Summer Running Program

Monday, June 29, 2020 10:00 am - Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:00 pm
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Sign up for the Kids Run Club's FREE Summer Running Program! Fun for the whole family, the program runs for 8 weeks – Starting June 29th, 2020. There will be themes, tips, videos and PRIZES!

Visit www.kidsrunclub.ca and register today.

Rationale for the Delivery of Public Leisure Services Webinar Series - 1

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Rationale for the Delivery of Public Leisure Services

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:00 PM (AST)

Presenters: Brian Johnston and Meaghan Carey, RC Strategies

Municipalities across Atlantic Canada are responsible for efficiently providing rewarding leisure experiences for their residents. This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of the business we are in and explores how we rationalize spending public funds on parks and recreation services. Through a benefits-based approach, this workshop will construct a complete and compelling rationale which underpins all that we do and will provide a platform for decision making, planning, communicating about the benefits of public leisure services and setting priorities in your community.

Register here.

Ask-The-Expert: Marine & Coastal Nova Scotia

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Nova Scotia has a diverse coastline, ranging from the clay banks of the Bay of Fundy to the barrens of the Eastern Shore. With more than 10,000 km of coastline in this province, it’s hard for any one person to explore it all so join us for a Q&A Marine & Coastal webinar. Experts including conservation biologist Susanna Fuller of Oceans North, marine biologist Kristina Boerder and rocky shores interpreter Greg Turner will answer your questions on the biology, geology and marine life surrounding this quintessential part of our landscape. All ages and experiences encouraged.

Register here: https://www.annapolisriver.ca/upcoming-events

Submit your questions to: 

Drivers of Change Webinar Series - 2

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Drivers of Change

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:00 PM (AST)

Presenters: Brian Johnston and Meaghan Carey, RC Strategies

Recent decades have been marked with rapid societal change, economic fluctuations, increased globalization and a rise in digital information technology. These changes have led to new opportunities and presented new challenges in how municipal recreation services and facilities are planned, organized and implemented or built. As such, contemporary recreation professionals must be innovative and proactive as they are required to anticipate and effect community change, rather than waiting to react to shifting community demands. Through an exploration of key social, cultural, economic and environmental factors or drivers of change, this workshop will explore how the provision of public recreation is impacted and influenced by societal change. Furthermore, the discussion will address how recreation is an integral component to the social fabric of modern communities particularly in times of hardship, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic event.

Register here.

Fees and Charges Webinar Series - 3

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Fees and Charges

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:00 PM (AST)

Presenters: Brian Johnston and Meaghan Carey, RC Strategies

Determining the value of leisure activities and experiences is a challenge faced by all in the parks and recreation sector. Building on the fundamentals outlined in the Rationale for the Delivery of Public Leisure Services workshop, this workshop will translate that philosophical foundation into operational policy. It focuses on the best approach to develop policy that governs all aspects of what and how much to subsidize different categories of users. While the workshop doesn’t specifically address facility allocation priorities, participants will develop the knowledge and understanding of how the presented fees and charges framework can be easily adapted to a facility allocation policy.

Register here.

Influencing the Shift 2.0

Thursday, October 01, 2020 9:00 am - Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:00 pm
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Influencing the shift 2.0

The Northern Inclusion and Access Committee is hosting a virtual conference called Influencing the Shift 2.0 throughout the month of October 2020. The Northern Inclusion Access Committee was developed by partners within the Northern Region of Nova Scotia who identified a gap in service delivery within the sport and recreation sector when providing opportunities for persons living with a disability. Influencing the Shift: Inclusive Sport & Recreation Summit occurred in 2019 and was delivered to a sport and recreation audience (municipality, non-profit, and/or for profit). Influencing the Shift 2.0 has been developed to continue the conversation of inclusion in the sport and recreation sector, with this year’s webinar series addressing the topic of inclusion and access within built environments.

Learn more and register. 

Measuring What Matters Webinar Series - 4

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Measuring What Matters

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:00 PM (AST)

Presenters: Brian Johnston and Meaghan Carey, RC Strategies

There is an old adage in management circles – you can’t manage what you don’t measure. This workshop challenges parks and recreation practitioners throughout Atlantic Canada to consider what the real benefits of recreation are, and how those benefits could be measured. The need to shift the what and how we measure will be explored, considering how transitioning from a focus on measuring outputs to a new paradigm of measuring outcomes could lead to greater accountability. The discussion builds on the previously outlined Rationale for the Delivery of Public Leisure Services (in workshop #1) and Drivers of Change (in workshop #2), and is consistent with the fundamentals discussed within the Fees and Charges workshop.

Register here.

Hike NS Winter 2021 Courses & Webinars

Friday, January 15, 2021 2:00 pm - Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:00 pm
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Registration is open for Hike Nova Scotia’s slate of winter 2021 courses and webinars. In-person courses include Field Leader - Winter modules (prerequisite is the Field Leader - Hiking course). Webinars include Intro to Snowshoeing, Happy Hiker Feet How-to, Intro to Hiking and Come Walk With Us (about an epic journey across Canada). Dates, locations and costs vary, depending upon the course or webinar. COVID-19 public health guidelines will be followed for in-person courses. Partners include the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Outdoor Council of Canada, The Trail Shop, Arthritis & Injury Care Bracing & Orthotics and Come Walk With Us. Learn more and register at www.hikenovascotia.ca.

Community Learning Series: Grant Writing 101

Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a webinar featuring Executive Director, Shelley Zuckerman of North York Community House. Covering the basic principles of grant writing, this session will take you through high-level strategies for putting together a clear and effective grant application. Shelley will break down and explore the main parts of a funding applications, writing strategies, and share industry tips on how to create a strong application.

Registration now

CPRA Webinar: Intersectionality and Socio-cultural Barriers to Engaging/Retaining Girls, Women and Non-Binary People

Friday, January 29, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This session will explore the definition of intersectionality, from its history to its current use in highlighting ways to retain girls, women and non-binary people who experience barriers related to sexism, ablism, racism, homophobia or transphobia. We will show how these barriers are sometimes experienced at the same time, and how inclusive recreation can reconsider the assumptions made about the needs of ‘others’.

This webinar is a part of CPRA’s Gender Equity in Recreational Sport initiative. The initiative includes a number of projects informed by best practices and evidence, in an effort to increase the participation and retention of women and girls in recreational sport in Canada. This effort received funding from, and supports, the Government of Canada's (Sport Canada) commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.

Join the discussion on the Bench, CPRA's free online community!

Speakers: Fannie Smith (Inclusion Incorporated), Krystina Alogbo (Water Polo Canada), Amélie Keyser-Verreault (Université du Québec à Montréal), Camille Michon (Université Laval), Marilou St-Pierre (University of Ottawa)

Date & Time: January 29 from 10:00-11:30 am EST

Registration now. 

Discussion group: https://thebenchcpra.ca/members/teams/690

*Webinar is in French only.

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Cette session explorera la définition de l'intersectionnalité, de son histoire jusqu'à son utilisation actuelle pour mettre en évidence les moyens de retenir les filles, les femmes et les personnes non binaires qui rencontrent des obstacles liés au sexisme, à l'ablisme, au racisme, à l'homophobie ou à la transphobie. Nous montrerons comment ces barrières sont parfois rencontrées en même temps, et comment la recreation inclusif peut reconsidérer les hypothèses formulées sur les besoins des «autres». 

Ce webinaire fait partie de l’initiative d’équité entre les genres dans le sport récréatif de l’ACPL. L'initiative comprend un certain nombre d’initiatives fondées sur des pratiques exemplaires et des données probantes afin d’accroître la participation et la rétention des femmes et des filles dans les sports récréatifs au Canada. Cet effort s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’engagement du gouvernement du Canada à offrir du financement pour atteindre l’équité des genres dans le sport à tous les niveaux d’ici 2035.

Registration now. 

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative Webinar

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us for a webinar on February 9 being hosted by the Community Foundations of Canada about the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative.

The program is designed to assist "communities as they deploy new ways to adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19."

Starting in the winter of 2021, the initiative will accept applications to fund local, small-scale infrastructure projects, programming and services that respond to these new realities. Whether it’s pop-up bike paths, community gardens, art installations or Wi-Fi hot spots or other programs and services, Canadians want to be able to work, live and play in safe, vibrant and inclusive communities. This program is designed to help communities achieve this potential.

Learn more and register

Recreation Nova Scotia Regional Town Halls: Recreation Planning in a Pandemic: Building on Successes and Gaining Decision-Maker Support

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:30 am - Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:00 pm
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Recreation Nova Scotia is hosting virtual regional town halls to discuss how practitioners are program planning for the spring and summer and gaining the support of council and community. While 2020 brought many unknowns and different ways of approaching recreation service delivery, we are more prepared for planning for recreation during a pandemic. This is a great time to check-in and bring recreation sector members together to discuss planning approaches for the spring and summer and share suggestions for gaining support from decision-makers (eg. council). 

Town Halls will be hosted by region on the following dates: 

Cape Breton - Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm 

Highland - Tuesday, Februrary, 23rd, 2021 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm 

Fundy - Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm 

Central - Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm 

South Shore - Thursday, February 25th, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm 

Valley - Thursday, February 25th, 2021 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm 

Check back for registration link. 

Recreation Nova Scotia Regional Town Halls

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Recreation Nova Scotia is hosting virtual regional town halls to discuss how practitioners are program planning for the spring and summer and gaining the support of council and community. While 2020 brought many unknowns and different ways of approaching recreation service delivery, we are more prepared for planning for recreation during a pandemic. This is a great time to check-in and bring recreation sector members together to discuss planning approaches for the spring and summer and share suggestions for gaining support from decision-makers (eg. council).  

Town Halls will be hosted by region on the following dates:  

Cape Breton - Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm  

Highland - Tuesday, Februrary, 23rd, 2021 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm  

Fundy & Central - Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm  

South Shore & Valley - Thursday, February 25th, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm  

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone suing this link: https://www.gotomeet.me/CPRA/recreationns

You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 - One-touch: tel:+16474979391,,310967149# Access Code: 310-967-149

POOLaide Webinar: Project Gaps, Who’s Responsible for What?

Monday, March 15, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Jamie LopesMonday, March 15, 2021 at 11am MST | 1pm EST

This session will provide a high-level overview of key items where project gaps may occur between project disciplines’, specifically in relationship to aquatic projects.  The session will cover coordination between Aquatics, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil, with how and who is responsible for what, as an example, domestic water supply to the pool system, start / stop and requirements.  No previous construction or operations experience is required as we will provide background on each of the areas to be discussed. A Q & A will follow to address questions. 

Register now. 

Webinar: Physical Activity Policy and Surveillance – The Relevance of a Sustained National and Provincial/Territorial Monitoring System

Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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The webinar: Effective policy development requires the use of credible research. Canada is recognized as a leader in physical activity and sport surveillance, which involves the ongoing collection, analysis and interpretation of data and information. This research helps organizations and governments plan, implement, and evaluate policies, programs and practices and is necessary in determining how engaged Canadians are in physical activity, sport and recreation. It also helps identify trends, gaps, challenges, and promising practices.

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Restart to Recovery - Reimagining Parks, Recreation and Community Sport

Tuesday, June 08, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) for the webinar: Restart to Recovery - Reimagining Parks, Recreation and Community Sport on June 8th!

ReImagine RREC – Renew, Retool, Engage and Contribute – is a COVID-19 recovery initiative for recreation, parks and community sport leaders supported by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association. The initiative is intended to help leaders working in parks, recreation, and community sport to improve planning,

Learn more: http://bit.ly/CPRA_0608

Rainbow Summers Programs

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Date: Wednesday, June 23rd at 1 PM

Overview of Session: Participation in recreation programming has always been an important factor in supporting the well-being of young people. The Covid 19 pandemic and public health measures has only reinforced the value of youth accessing different types of recreation programs. For 2SLGBTQ children and youth flourish, recreation staff need confidence and competence to working with the young people themselves, their peers, parents and carers, and other community members. Ensuring a safer space allows queer and questioning children and youth to take full advantage of programs. 

Tip sheets and resources will be provided. Cost - $32.

REGISTER NOW

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Saturday, October 02, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Learn more.

If you're interested in learning more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation please take a look at our list of ways to get involved and learn more

You’re invited to an interactive online gathering on October 5th from 10:30am-12

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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At this gathering, they will share results from the 2019 NS Quality of Life Survey that are specific to your region, and have breakout conversations about local efforts and the potential of the Initiative in the region. This session is part of the next steps to empowering regional approaches to the NS Quality of Life Initiative.You are an important part of ensuring balanced representation across sectors, and across the region. 

Let us know if you’ll be at the gathering by signing up here. If you are unable to attend, you can respond to this email or reach out to get involved here.

Virtual High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development

Monday, October 18, 2021 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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A virtual High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development is scheduled for October 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00pm.

The Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) training equips front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 4 to 12 – i.e. camp counsellor, coaches, after school staff, swim instructors) with the tools to immediately enhance the quality of the programs they are leading. It provides essential training in the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met.

Register now with Debbie Bauld by email: or phone 902 497-2805 (cell).

Recreation NS AGM & Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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SAVE THE DATE: November 9th from 2-4pm.

This year's Rec NS AGM and Awards Ceremony will take place VIRTUALLY. We'll give an overview of what we've been working on this past year and update you on the exciting projects we have on the go. The awards ceremony will follow the AGM. It will be a fun-filled afternoon while we honour those exceptional individuals, organizations, facilities and communities who have made outstanding contributions towards the betterment of the recreation movement in Nova Scotia.

We hope to see you there! Please register via Heather Beaton at .

Annual Volunteer Conference

Friday, November 19, 2021 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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HRM is pleased to be offering the Annual Volunteer Conference once again! The Volunteer Conference provides residents with an opportunity to participate in training and networking to help them become more effective in their work and provide strong volunteer capacity throughout the municipality. This year’s conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dartmouth on November 19th from 8:30-4:30.

We will have concurrent workshops in the morning and afternoon on topics such as grant writing, engaging youth, volunteer burnout, community event planning, micro-neighbourliness, marketing your not-for-profit or grassroots group, effective board meetings, difficult conversations on your board/group, fundraising, and recruiting volunteers.

The keynote this year is Catherine Woodman, former CEO of the United Way. There will also be a delegate wide session after lunch on increasing inclusion on boards and not-for-profits. Delegates will also hear from the Mayor, our Indigenous Advisor, Cheryl Copage-Gehue, and the current Poet Laureate. A seated three-course lunch is provided as well as opportunities for prizes at the end of the day.

For a detailed outline of the available workshops, visit: http://ow.ly/2ejC50GHm7n

ReImagine RREC Workshop

Thursday, December 02, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Recreation: Essential in Community Life and Well-being

This virtual workshop will focus on the central role of recreation as an essential component of community life and resident well-being. You will learn more about what elected officials, planners and others need to support your cause and how to work across sectors to achieve shared results for community well-being. Finally, the workshop will address human resources recruitment and management to support building back better.

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkc-mqrDItHtYEs6Sq396rcK3zhV9lM-21

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021 | Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. AT

Presenters:

Brian Johnston, Partner, RC Strategies

Dimitrios Jim Beis, Mayor, Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough Mayor (Montreal)

Antonio Gómez-Palacio, Principal, DIALOG Designs

Amanda Penney, Vice President and Practice Lead, Royer Thompson Management and Human Resources

Equipment Loan Share and Discuss

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The NS Outdoor Network is putting on a virtual Equipment Loan Share and Discuss on January 19th, 2022 from 10am – 11:30am!

Equipment for loan could include bikes, adaptive equipment, snowshoes, outdoor play equipment, hiking packs and more. We aim to discuss different approaches to the provision of equipment loans, challenges and opportunities they present, and offer an opportunity for further discussion on the topic.

Join the discussion and register now

Youth Mentoring Workshop

Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:00 pm - Friday, January 21, 2022 5:00 pm
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The Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research and MENTOR Canada will host the first-ever virtual edition of the Canadian Institute on Youth Mentoring (CIYM) on January 20-21, 2022

The CIYM will explore how mentoring supports the mental health of young people and discuss strategies for effectively mentoring youth with mental health needs.  

The Institute is a unique professional development opportunity in the youth mentoring field and relies on a small group format to creade a think-tank atmosphere to delve into program practices and innovation. Participants will learn about the latest development in theory and research on youth mentoring and mental health, engage in conversations with scholars and program staff, and think about how research findings can be applied to improve policies and practices.  

The application deadline is December 13th, 2021. Space is limited and priority will be given to applicants from Canada. The registration fee for accepted applicants is $100. A limited number of discounted registrations are available for grassroots organizations’ staff members. 

Learn more.

Intro to Snowshoeing Webinar Jan. 26, 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Taking place on January 26 at 7 pm, Hike Nova Scotia’s Intro to Snowshoeing webinar is geared for those new to snowshoeing as well as experienced folks looking for a refresher. It will include snowshoeing benefits, etiquette, choosing the right snowshoes, essential gear and safety. The presenter is Josh Stanhope of The Trail Shop. The webinar is offered in partnership with The Trail Shop and the NS Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.

The cost is $20 (free for Hike NS paid members). Non-members receive a free one-year individual membership.

Learn more and register at https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/courses-workshops-introsnowshoeing/.

ReImagine RREC Workshops

Thursday, January 27, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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ReImagine RREC – Renew, Retool, Engage and Contribute – is a national COVID-19 recovery initiative for parks, recreation and community sport leaders delivered by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA). It is intended to help leaders working in parks, recreation and community sport to improve planning, operations and delivery of programs and services in a pandemic and post-pandemic environment, as well as to contribute to community recovery more broadly. CPRA is hosting five interactive workshops for leaders in the parks, recreation and community sport sectors.

WORKSHOP #4: Supportive Outdoor Spaces and Places for Physical Activity, Recreation and Community Sport

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. AT

Topics:
Adaptive Planning and Leadership in light of the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and continually changing circumstances across the country.
Supportive Outdoor Spaces and Places that will feature a panel to discuss the value of welcoming neighbourhoods, outdoor play and unstructured recreation and the impact of climate on accessing outdoor spaces.

Presenters:
John Frittenburg, President, The JF Group, Inc. and Project Lead, ReImagine RREC
Dr. Troy Glover, Professor and Chair, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; Director, Healthy Communities Research Network, University of Waterloo
Heather Cowie, Member of Leadership Group of Outdoor Play Canada; GM, Community and Protective Services at City of Fort Saskatchewan

The workshop will consist of both lecture style information-sharing and a panel discussion. Workshops will be delivered in English with simultaneous French translation.

To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6PmDwzaJRP2eX4jndZDQOg

This workshop is supported by the federal, provincial and territorial Physical Activity and Recreation Committee (PARC).

Workshop #5 – Save the Date

Save the Date: The next ReImagine RREC workshop is set for Thursday, February 17, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET. The topic is Technology: The New Frontier in Recreation and Community Sport and will cover implications for programming for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Gender Equity in Recreational Sport Workshop Series

Friday, January 28, 2022 1:00 pm - Wednesday, March 09, 2022 1:00 pm
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The schedule and topics are as follows:

WORKSHOP #1: Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Optimizing Facility Use – Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment
Friday, January 28, 2022
12:00 – 3:00 P.M. (ET)
Facilitator: Claire Tucker-Reid
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcO6urT4oHdc5tJvBbVIb3CcgnmsXh1pK

Organizational culture is the collection of values, expectations, and practices that guide and inform the actions of the organization. A great culture exemplifies positive traits that lead to improved performance, while a dysfunctional company culture brings out qualities that can hinder even the most successful organizations. The atmosphere or climate in a recreation facility will set the tone for the recruitment and retention of participants, as well as volunteers and staff.

This workshop will focus on three specific topics regarding organizational support for girls, women and gender diverse individuals:
Creating a Welcoming Environment (apart from the physical infrastructure, which will be addressed in the Facility Design workshop).
Intersectionality – helping service providers understand how to serve girls, women and gender diverse people who have overlapping identities, characteristics, and experiences.
The concept of Social Hubs and Disrupting Social Norms.
International and Canadian examples will be shared, and many opportunities will be provided for questions and discussion.

WORKSHOP #2: Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Optimizing Facility Use – Understanding How Facility Design Can Attract and Encourage Use by Girls, Women and Gender-Diverse Individuals
Monday, February 7, 2022
12:00 – 3:00 P.M. (ET)
Facilitator: Mary Chow
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcuGgrTkvE9UAaysTwNC2ulbOjl_GVDHj

Awareness around diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity is evolving and changing the physical environment that forms the backdrop for sport and recreation. In the development of designs that consider all humans, making the case for girls, women, and gender diverse individuals can positively impact participation in programming offered at facilities and help overcome the barriers that often deter participation.

This workshop will focus on two key components related to gender equity and the design of recreation facilities:
Facility infrastructure design that is universal (“gender mainstreaming”) and/or gender-friendly in nature.
Methods to “make the case” for facility design changes (small changes, retrofits, new builds) in support of gender equity to a variety of stakeholders (e.g., funders, current participants, senior volunteers and staff).
Facility design that directly responds to gender equity and examples of many types of facilities will be shared in this interactive discussion and solutions-based workshop.

WORKSHOP #3: Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Optimizing Facility Use – Evaluating Outcomes Using the Best Questions and Data
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12:00 – 3:00 P.M. (ET)
Facilitator: Nancy Dubois
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuf-6gpj0iHdfd154sKmZ8blObop9mzFlJ

Gathering and understanding the results of your efforts to address gender equity in your recreational sport organization and sharing these findings in the most appropriate way(s) with stakeholders is fundamental to sound program planning. This workshop will focus on OUTCOME evaluation in general with specific application to gender equity initiatives and understanding the impact of this work. A six-step framework to evaluation will be accompanied by practical worksheets and relevant gender equity examples shared. Discussion among participants and questions will be encouraged.

For more information, please email . To register, use the links provided in each of the workshop descriptions above.

WORKSHOP #4: Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Optimizing Facility Use – Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood?
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12:00 – 3:00 P.M. (ET)
Facilitator: Claire Tucker-Reid
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdeCvpzsrG92CY8hmBWQnhHmrrMdGGkWn

Many women, girls, and gender diverse individuals in communities across Canada are not engaged in recreation and sport for a variety of reasons. This workshop will explore non-traditional ways of understanding the community and, specifically, those who do not typically participate in recreation. Further, the workshop will focus on the creative engagement of partners to optimize recruitment and retention of those women and girls who are not currently participating in local recreational sport. This could mean the coordination and collaboration in a community that maximizes opportunities for participation across facilities and programs.

Take the Roof Off Winter FUN DAY

Monday, February 21, 2022 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join us for a FUN and FREE event this February 21st at The Keppoch! Activities available include: Guided hike, wellness walk, snowshoes, cross country skis, sledding (bring your own sled), a space to play in the snow, and an outdoor bon fire🔥

  • When: Monday, February 21, 2022, 11am – 4pm
    Where: Keppoch Mountain, Antigonish, NS
    Address: 193 Keppoch Road, Beaver Meadow, Antigonish, NS

Learn more: http://ow.ly/oyu750HBUR1

If you can't make it out that's ok too, you can still take part. TTROWinter Fun Day can happen anywhere (even your own backyard). The most important thing is to get outside and have fun (be sure tag us so we can share your pics)!

*COVID policy and procedures in place.

Winter Walk Day 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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About Winter Walk Day: Winter is a great time to walk and be outside! Schools and youth groups are invited to walk at school or around the neighbourhood, walk to school or go for a hike on Winter Walk Day (for the month of February). Register by clicking here. You can register in French here

Influencing the Shift 3.0 - Opening Speaker

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Influencing the Shift 3.0 is all about community sport and inclusion, so who better to introduce us to this conversation than 19-time Paralympic Games medallist Stephanie Dixon from Brampton, Ont.  

Join us on Tuesday March 1st on the Northern Region Inclusion and Access Youtube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVGpG9wZR71VldzM5TkVIQ) to listen to this inspiring and motivational conversation on inclusion and community sport. Stephanie shares her thoughts and advice related to providing inclusive community sport opportunities, and where we need to go next.

Equipment Loan Framework Conversation Invite

Wednesday, March 02, 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The Northern Region Inclusion and Access Committee is hosting in partnership with Recreation Nova Scotia a community conversation around equipment loan as we develop a community equipment loan program framework. Happening Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 10am to 1130am. Sign up now!

Influencing the Shift 3.0: Safety and Inclusion Speaker

Thursday, March 03, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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ITS 3.0 PROMO SafetyandInclusion min

Thursday, March 3rd:

“Influencing the Shift is ending its first week of speakers strong, with a conversation of how to create safe inclusive sport spaces with experts from Halifax Regional Municipality and Easter Seals. Tune in to find out what steps a sport organization can take to creating safe and inclusive sport experiences!”

Visit our YouTube channel for the latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVGpG9wZR71VldzM5TkVIQ

FREE Anti-Racism Training

Monday, May 09, 2022 1:00 pm - Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:00 pm
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Register now for our FREE Anti-Racism training sessions starting May 9th: http://ow.ly/Jfq950IPRTE

Led by Robert Wright, expert Consultant & Therapist. This training will help build participants’ capacity to address racist practices, policies and behaviours in the recreation sector.

We hope to see you there! Questions? Learn more about the Anti-Racism project: http://ow.ly/Jocw50IPRTF

Celebrate Nova Scotia Walk day with us on Wednesday May 11, 2022!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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We are inviting recreation departments and other organizations to participate in Nova Scotia Walk Day by hosting a group walk on Wednesday, May 11th.

The walk can be anytime during the day from sunrise to sunset. Ideally, the walk will be in a place where people can join no matter what their ability or fitness level. Depending on where you are located, we may have a walk leader to help lead the walk.

Let's see how many communities we can get walking on that day! We will plot all walks on a map at ns walks (hikenovascotia.ca)

To sign up to host a walk in your community, fill out the short form HERE and put your community ON THE MAP. Once you complete the form we will send more information to you including posters and social media posts to promote your walk.

Please complete the form by Monday, April 4, 2022. Be part of the fun!

For more information, feel free to contact Catherine anytime at , or call 902-483-2813.

Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:00 am - Friday, May 20, 2022 11:00 am
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Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show (ARFC) SAVE THE DATE: May 18-May 20, 2022 in St. John’s, NL.

The theme is “Focused on the Future”. The theme invites us to be forward thinking when it comes to anticipating changes in the recreation and facilities sector. The conference will provide an opportunity to explore current practices and new ideas that may shape ongoing practices and standards in the sector.

As always, the Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show is brought to you in partnership by Recreation Nova Scotia, Recreation PEI, Recreation Facility Association of NS, Recreation NB, and Recreation Newfoundland

Are you an RNS or RFANS member thinking about attending, but not sure about funding? Complete the ARFC Conference Financial Assistance Application

Learn more about the ARFC. Register now

June is Recreation Month

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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June is Recreation Month in Nova Scotia – a time to recognize and celebrate the tremendous contributions recreation is making to our health, well-being and quality of life. This year we’ve partnered with the Healthy Tomorrow Foundation’s Make Your Move campaign and the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division to deliver an educational and fun promotion!

Get Moving and Win Prizes:This year we have weekly themes AND a weekly raffle where you'll have the chance to win a $50 gift card to Canadian Tire!

Learn more

2022 Recreation Nova Scotia Conference

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:00 am - Friday, October 21, 2022 10:00 am
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The 2022 RNS Conference will take place in-person at the Delta Hotel

When: October 19th - 21st, 2022

Where: 240 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth, NS

You are invited to the RNS conference being held in-person this October! We look forward to offering workshops, professional development opportunities and the chance to connect with others from the recreation sector.

2022 Theme: This year’s theme is “REConnect”, which invites recreation practitioners, community organizations, students, and other volunteers and professionals in the recreation field to reconnect with each other, the sector, and the work that we’re all passionate about.

Visit our webpage for updates.

Confronting the Challenges of Access

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Registration is now closed for the Pre-Conference 

Confronting the Challenges of Access

Shattering the Glass Conference 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:00 am
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Will include information and opportunity to connect and chat through common issues found in sport with those in the room. You will get to discuss, with experts in each field, the following areas: Mental Health, Physical Health, Emotional Health and Leadership. During the keynote, we will have the opportunity to be inspired by local Olympian, Genevieve Orton as she tells her story - Tiny Humans, Big Dreams. She has a powerful story of fighting to be a female athlete and Mother which she’s not told in a public forum before. The afternoon will be lead by Ann Dodge who will guide this group through some of the things we can do as a province to ensure we have future female sport leaders and we maintain involvement from all of you. How can we all work to make things great in Nova Scotia.

When:  Saturday November 17th - 9:00 - 4:00 PM
Where:  Best Western, Bridgewater, NS
Cost is $20 – Includes: coffee/tea, snacks, lunch AND Childcare and Travel subsidies are all available!

To request any of the subsidies, email .

Registration:  https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/2631

Race and Sport in Canada (no cost)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Earning a PhD in Kinesiology, Dr. Nzindukiyimana has focused her research primarily on the experiences of racialized peoples in sports in a historical context, with specific focus on Black Canadians, with her most recent publication in the field on John ‘Army’ Armstrong Howard, Canada’s First Black Olympian.
Come join for great discussion and knowledge sharing of Race and Sport in Canada.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/plans-lunch-and-learn-speaker-series-tickets-52220042553?aff=eivtefrnd

CAAWS webinar: for Women joining a board

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Presented by Rochelle Grayson, CAAWS Webinar for Women: Joining a Board will leave participants with motivating information and strategies to navigate accessing a board position, succeeding in the role, as well as ideas to create your own personal leadership plan. Registration is $10 per participant to support the cost of the webinar delivery.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-for-women-joining-a-board-with-rochelle-grayson-tickets-50272338919?aff=eivtefrnd

Winter Gaming Retreat

Friday, February 08, 2019 5:00 pm - Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:00 pm
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Take The Roof Off Winter- Active East Hants

Monday, February 18, 2019 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
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#ChampionChange – Advancing Gender Equity.

Friday, March 08, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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FREE CAAWS Workshop Series for Females:

(CAAWS: Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity.)

 

Facilitated by Ann Dodge.

(Female Coaches, Officials, Volunteers, Participants, Boards Members, Parents etc.)

 

Workshop #1: Leading with Confidence March 7th, 6 – 8:30 pm, Windsor

Registration: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5279776

 

Workshop #2: Life Balance April 11th, 6 – 8:30 pm, New Minas

Registration: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5279797

 

Workshop #3: Influencing Change May 23rd, 6 – 8:30 pm, Windsor

Registration: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5279801

Valley and South Shore Sharing Tour

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Valley and South Shore: April 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Location: Rodd Grand, Yarmouth

 

Central: April 9th, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Sackville Statium, Sackville

 

Highland: April 16th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Claymore Inn, Antigonish

 

Fundy: May 1st, 9:00am - 12:00pm: Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro

 

Cape Breton: May 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm: TBA, TBA

 

Central Sharing Tour

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Valley and South Shore: April 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Location: Rodd Grand, Yarmouth

 

Central: April 9th, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Sackville Statium, Sackville

 

Highland: April 16th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Claymore Inn, Antigonish

 

Fundy: May 1st, 9:00am - 12:00pm: Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro

 

Cape Breton: May 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm: TBA, TBA

Highland Sharing Tour

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am - 4:00 am
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Valley and South Shore: April 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Location: Rodd Grand, Yarmouth

 

Central: April 9th, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Sackville Statium, Sackville

 

Highland: April 16th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Claymore Inn, Antigonish

 

Fundy: May 1st, 9:00am - 12:00pm: Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro

 

Cape Breton: May 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm: TBA, TBA

Fundy Sharing Tour

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Valley and South Shore: April 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Location: Rodd Grand, Yarmouth

 

Central: April 9th, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Sackville Statium, Sackville

 

Highland: April 16th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Claymore Inn, Antigonish

 

Fundy: May 1st, 9:00am - 12:00pm: Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro

 

Cape Breton: May 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm: TBA, TBA

Cape Breton Sharing Tour

Friday, May 03, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Valley and South Shore: April 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Location: Rodd Grand, Yarmouth

 

Central: April 9th, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Sackville Statium, Sackville

 

Highland: April 16th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Claymore Inn, Antigonish

 

Fundy: May 1st, 9:00am - 12:00pm: Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro

 

Cape Breton: May 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm: TBA, TBA

Take it Outside Girls! Valley'

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Nova Scotia Sea School is launching "Take it Outside Girls! Valley' next Wednesday, May 29th in Wolfville. If you have any questions they can be forwarded to Adrien and Kate at or visit HERE.

Sport Leadership Forum

Saturday, June 08, 2019
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You are invited to participate in the Sport Leadership Forum 3.0 hosted by reSPORT on Saturday June 8th, 2019 at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia.

 

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

 

There are accommodations available on campus of the agriculture college:

Pricing is as follows (taxes are extra);

Single $39.50
Double $48.00
Deluxe Double $61.00

**If you are traveling more then 2 hours and require assistance with accommodations, please contact Kaitlin McCoombs or 902-425-5450**

 

Strong representation from across the province is essential therefore; a travel subsidy is available for those traveling from outside of Colchester County. Please follow the prompts on the registration page.

 

reSPORT is a collaborative team of community sport and recreation leaders brought together by Sport Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.

 

For up to date information please join the Sport Leadership Forum 3.0 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2282782128650387/

 

To register for the Sport Leadership Forum 3.0, please click here: https://forms.gle/3BP1nqB3WaovZ5Cu8

Celebrate 25 Years with The NS Sea School!

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Sea School would like to officially invite you to our 25th Anniversary Party on June 15 at the Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg! As appreciated community members of our organization we want the opportunity to honour and celebrate you!RESERVE TICKETS! Tickets are available at this link or you can follow the link on the invitation attached . We recommend reserving your ticket(s) in advance as we have a capacity. 

Grab your ticket HERE.

March of Dimes Canada: Summer Camp

Monday, July 08, 2019
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For more details, check out their website

Nova Scotia 55+ Games

Thursday, August 01, 2019
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Have you registered for the Nova Scotia 55+ Games yet? The deadline is coming fast! Call 902-318-6555 or register online at: https://www.antigonish55plusgames2019.ca/registration/

Check out the schedule:

NSTRA Conference

Friday, October 11, 2019 9:00 am - Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:27 pm
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Nova Scotia Therapeutic Recreation Association (N.S.T.R.A.) is hosting their 2 nd Annual Conference & AGM On Thursday, October 10th & Friday, October 11th , 2019 Best Western Glengarry, Truro, NS

Shattering The Glass - Females in Sport and Leadership Conference

Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:00 pm - Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:30 am
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Join the Shattering The Glass - Females in Sport and Leadership Conference taking place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. Register here: thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/3820 

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HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging Workshop

Monday, December 02, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Join us for our one-day HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging Workshop taking place in Halifax on December 2nd from 9am – 4:30pm. The course will be facilitated by new trainers Catherine Droesbeck and Dawn Stegen. To attend please email:

Participants will learn evidence-based approaches to improve the participant experience using the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging.  Topics include ageism, program planning, as well as the importance that physical literacy plays in sustained long-term health, increased social connectedness, improved mental and physical well-being and a better quality of life.Go to https://www.highfive.org/older-adults for more information on HIGH FIVE for Older Adults. 

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Take the Roof Off Winter 2020

Monday, January 06, 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Call for nominations for the 2020 Provincial Volunteer awards

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:00 pm - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:00 am
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The call for nominations for the 2020 Provincial Volunteer awards are now open, the deadline is February 25th, 2020.

The 46th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards will be an exceptional way for the Province of Nova Scotia to say, ‘thank you’ to the many volunteers that contribute to the well-being and vitality of our communities every day.

Nominations forms to nominate a youth or family can be found on the Provincial Volunteer Awards website: http://novascotia.ca/NonProfitSector/ProvincialVolunteerAwards/.

To nominate an individual in your community for a Provincial Volunteer Award, contact your Municipal or Band Office Representative. Those contacts can also be found on the website. For more information, feel free to contact the event organizer, Patsy Henneberry: . Or you can contact Nancy Sheppard at , (902) 424 7642.

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RNS Virtual Lunch and Learn Series

Monday, November 02, 2020 9:00 am - Monday, November 09, 2020 5:00 pm
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RNS AGM 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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You're invited to Recreation Nova Scotia's Annual General Meeting taking place November 10th, 2020! This year you can join us from the comfort of your home as we host our AGM virtually.

Register now

Effective Public Engagement Strategies Webinar Series - 5

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Effective Public Engagement Strategies

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:00 PM (AST)

Presenters: Brian Johnston and Meaghan Carey, RC Strategies

Engaging with the public is of key strategic concern for municipalities of all sizes across Atlantic Canada. When well done, public engagement means that decision making will not just be led by elected officials or vocal elites, but by the community as a whole. This workshop will present a framework for determining best practices on engaging the public in the decision-making process, specifically addressing when to engage, how to engage, and how much to engage. It concludes with a process of how to evaluate your engagement activities. In total 21 different public engagement strategies are reviewed and evaluated. A special section on how to engage with the most vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the community is included.

Register here.

Winter Active Day 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join us for Winter Active Day on Saturday, February 20th! 

Recreation Nova Scotia in partnership with Make Your Move, NS Trails, Community Health Boards of the Northern Zone, and Hike Nova Scotia will be at SIX TRAILS across Nova Scotia.

Come out, say hi, and go for a nice walk, bike ride, or whatever activity you enjoy doing in the winter. Plus, the first 10 people who come out to the listed trails win a cool PRIZE PACK!

If you can't make it to a trail then participate by getting out in your neighbourhood. Send us a picture of you being active outside and you'll be entered into a draw for a prize pack!

*Send pictures via Facebook messenger to Recreation Nova Scotia and mention Winter Active Day.

A winner will be announced on Monday, February 22, 2021!

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Recreation Nova Scotia Regional Town Halls - Feb. 25

Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Recreation Nova Scotia is hosting virtual regional town halls to discuss how practitioners are program planning for the spring and summer and gaining the support of council and community. While 2020 brought many unknowns and different ways of approaching recreation service delivery, we are more prepared for planning for recreation during a pandemic. This is a great time to check-in and bring recreation sector members together to discuss planning approaches for the spring and summer and share suggestions for gaining support from decision-makers (eg. council).  

Town Halls will be hosted by region on the following dates:  

Cape Breton - Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm  

Highland - Tuesday, Februrary, 23rd, 2021 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm  

Fundy & Central - Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm  

South Shore & Valley - Thursday, February 25th, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm  

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone suing this link: https://www.gotomeet.me/CPRA/recreationns

You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 - One-touch: tel:+16474979391,,310967149# Access Code: 310-967-149

Lessons from women 55+ on ageism and the importance of remaining engaged in physical activity, recreation and sport

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This session will explore ageism and the ways in which to overcome it in order to get women 55+ engaged in physical activity and recreation. Further, we will hear about work being done by Canadian Women and Sport (formerly CAAWS) that describes the challenges, solutions and motivations for women to become and stay active. Finally, two speakers will share how they’ve put these lessons into practice and talk about their own personal lived experience.

Webinar in English on March 10

Webinar in French on March 11 

Recreation for Mental Health Workshop

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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R4MH promo online training

Recreation Nova Scotia is hosting an online Recreation for Mental Health workshop on Tuesday, April 27th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

This interactive session will be Trainer led and will introduce participants to evidence-based guidelines and actions that will help recreation practitioners make their programs, places and spaces more welcoming and accessible to people experiencing mental health challenges.

Deadline to register is Friday April 23rd. The cost of the training is $30.00 and includes a copy of Rec4MH Participant Manual.

Register now

'Inspired By Her' - Registration OPEN

Thursday, May 06, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Inspired by Her is a signature YWCA Halifax event that serves as an opportunity for organizations to recognize exceptional women in sport and recreation. YWCA Halifax Leadership, Equity, Activity & Diversity (LEAD) is proud to advance the participation of girls and women in sport, recreation, and physical activity, and empower them to take on leadership roles across these sectors.

We’ve transformed our traditional luncheon into an online event: Inspired by Her at Home. Join us virtually as we listen to top women leading in sport and recreation share empowering stories that promote women and girls in physical activity, sport, and recreation.

Tickets $25 each and includes an opportunity to win one of several exciting prizes. Purchase Tickets HERE.

Invite a youth plus-one free of charge

The Big Ride GIVETOLIVE

Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00 am - Monday, June 28, 2021 9:00 am
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Big ride

This year's BIG RIDE is staying local! Join GIVETOLIVE June 26-27 for a 2-day 200km ride from Halifax to the South Shore along the scenic Rails to Trails route. The event is an annual fundraiser to support cancer research through the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute here in Nova Scotia. 

Registration fee is only $149 and each rider must fundraise a minimum of $1,500.  Watch the promo video to see what we’re all about. Registration and more details at www.givetolive.ca/TheBIGRIDE

NS Walks

Friday, July 30, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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NS Walks

Walking is said to be the perfect activity with its tremendous physical, mental and social benefits and is the most popular activity for all Nova Scotians, including those who are less active. However, the number one barrier Nova Scotians have cited as to why they aren’t more active is that they don’t have anyone to be active with. Walking groups can be a solution to this problem. NS Walks walking groups are inclusive and include those of all abilities. During this time of a global pandemic, we have learned more than ever the importance of helping people stay socially connected as a key to one’s health and well being. 

Goal: The goal of NS Walks is to create social supports to increase opportunities for people who are currently less active to enjoy the benefits of walking. Walking includes all abilities mobility methods.

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55+ Games

Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, September 18, 2021 5:00 pm
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Yarmouth & Acadian Shores will be hosting the 55+ Games in September 2021. 

Volunteer Form

Pre-Registration Form

Stay tuned to our page for the latest updates on the games

Principles of Healthy Aging Trainer Workshop Sept. 23 & 24, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:00 am - Friday, September 24, 2021 4:00 pm
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Healthy Aging Workshop

Join us for the Principles of Healthy Aging Trainer Workshop Sept. 23 & 24, 2021!

The Healthy Aging Trainer Training is designed for those responsible for training staff in a single organization or anyone interested in training recreation professionals on the Principles of Healthy Aging more broadly.

Cost $50.00 (this year only - normally $350.00)

Learn more

Please contact Debbie Bauld to inquire or to register - or call 902 497-2805

Staying Active During COVID-19:Stories of Adaptation and Innovation

Friday, October 08, 2021 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Stories of Adaptation and Innovation in Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity and What We Can Learn

Lets get moving

Dear Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Friends and Colleagues, You are invited to join a fall learning session hosted by Let’s Get Moving-HRM Committee.

Guest Facilitator: Dr. Sarah Moore, Dalhousie School of Health and Human Performance.

Story Makers:

Kudzi Marufu, Pilolo Multicultural Playtime Society 

World Play Day is a project of the Pilolo Multicultural Playtime Society focusing on the importance of play in allowing children to use their creativity and imagination. Kudzi Marufu will share their project key values and the role of World Play Day to honour the rights of children to play, and how they adapted to host this year’s project. 

Tim DuGuay, RunNS and Route541

Tim will share inspiration behind Route541.com (https://route541.com/) When COVID-19 prevented people from getting together to run, Tim and his friends needed help and motivation.  They came up with the idea for Route541.com, a virtual walking, running and cycling platform to motivate people to keep moving. Tim felt that just because restrictions kept people close to home, it didn’t mean that they shouldn't be able to experience what it would be like to run in other places. Tim and the team launched the first event using an interactive map and the website called Route541.com. 

Lydia Broderick, Town of Kentville Equipment Loan Program

When COVID-19 impacted their programs, the Town of Kentville shifted gears to adapttheir equipment loan program to fit the needs of families, resulting in more awareness and increased accessibility to their program. Lydia will share how their redesign of their program, plus other programs, has provided important lessons going forward. 

Mickie McDow –Halifax Parks and Recreation, Backyard Play and Outside Everyday

With COVID-19 continuing to impact programs in rural areas of HRM, Parks and Rec. staff used some ‘out-of- the-box’ thinking to develop new ways to deliver recreation to families in that rural area of HRM.  Mickie McDow will share lessons learnt, and how summers were reimagined.  

Register now. 

Hike NS Winter Guided Walk Series 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hike Nova Scotia and 18 host organizations offer the 2022 Winter Guided Walk Series from January to March across NS. There are 45 walks led by local folks and participants qualify to win trail prizes. All of these free or low-cost walk or snowshoe events require pre-registration and will follow public health protocols, including physical distancing. Hike NS thanks its partners on the ground for organizing the walks as well as The Trail Shop, Goose Lane Editions, the Heartland Tour and the NS Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage for their support.

Find details at https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects-guided-walks/

NS Sport & Recreation Anti-Racism Week

Monday, November 14, 2022 12:00 am - Friday, November 18, 2022 12:00 am
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Join us during NS Anti-Racism Week, where we will visit each region for a 2.5-hour session that will include an introduction to the Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation, a snapshot of the anticipated Racism in Recreation training module developed by RNS, and then conclude with an action planning group activity.
After such a successful Anti-Racism Charter launch, it's essential to keep the momentum going on this great initiative, and RNS is here to support you.

Monday 14th November - Yarmouth (1-3.30pm)

Tuesday 15th November - Kentville (1-3.30pm)

Wednesday 16th November - Halifax (9-1130am)

Wednesday 16th November - Truro (1.30-4pm)

Thursday 17th November - New Glasgow (1.30-4pm)

Friday 18th November - Sydney (10am-1230pm


Don't miss out. Register here.