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Congratulations Annapolis Valley Regional Library!

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Congratulations Annapolis Valley Regional Library!

On October 28, 2022, Annapolis Valley Regional Library launched their Adaptive Equipment Loan Program: Hippocampe All-Terrain Wheelchair. 

This Equipment Loan Program initiative helps support people who require adaptive equipment to access beaches, trails, parks, and other recreational activities. If you're looking for more information on the program or on ways you could get involved, reach out to 

Every Nova Scotian deserves the equal opportunity to enjoy recreation in Nova Scotia!

RNS Board of Directors - Slate of Nominees

2022 Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors of Recreation Nova Scotia (RNS) is pleased to announce the Slate of Candidates for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Nominations will take place at the AGM on October 21, 2022, 8:30am-9:30am at the Delta Hotel in Dartmouth. Nominations can still be taken from the floor that day if a candidate completes all of the required application documents and has submitted them to RNS. 

Download the  pdf October 21 2022 RNS AGM Candidate Slate (821 KB) .

For more information go to Board Nominations.

Project Branch Out

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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:

Press Release: RNS Announces the Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation Initiative

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Download the Press Release HERE. Contact Graham Mounsey via

Online Training to become a Certified Leader with Girls on Boards

Girls on Boards

GIrls on Boards is a non-profit organization, started in Wolfville, Nova Scotia but now expanding across Canada. We offer body positive, recreation empowerment programs for youth in stand up paddle boarding, skateboarding and snowboarding.

We've created an immersive online training program that we would love to offer to leaders on your team so they can bring these programs to your community.

We've proven this concept is simple yet effective in engaging the community, inspiring youth with activity and body positive movement and also aligns with many municipal recreation programs plus most of our programs fill very quickly so we know they are popular!

Here are the main links for your reference:

If you have a group of summer employees that would like to take this training together, we have group discounts, please ask! Mia Lockhart, Director: 

Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation

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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