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East Preston Active Transportation Project - Read the full story!

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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.

Online Info Session on CPRA's Youth Employment Grants

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Recreation Nova Scotia will be hosting online information and skills sessions regarding the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association’s youth employment grants on three dates:
  • Thursday January 13, 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Thursday January 27, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday February 2nd, 10:30am-12:00pm

For more information, or to register for a session, email Anjeanette LeMay at 

Apply today for a ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge Grant

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Happy New Year! We are here to help you achieve your resolution of getting your community more active in 2022!

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is returning from June 1 – 30, 2022. In 2021, Canadians across the country tracked more than 400 million minutes. Let’s build on that success and work to get more Canadians involved and track even more minutes of physical activity.

To support you, ParticipACTION has created a micro-grant program. Apply between January 17 and February 21 to receive up to $1,500 to support activities that get your community active. Read our grant guidelines here (

In addition to the regular grant pot, we are thrilled to announce that Sport Canada has provided an additional $60,000 to support multi-sport projects that engage women and girls through the Gender Equity Fund.

Apply now.

TD Park People Grants - Applications OPEN

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TD Park People Grants will provide $2,000 to groups from Metro Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Greater Toronto Area, National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau), Montreal, Quebec City or Halifax Regional Municipality to help build vital connections between people and city parks. Enhance green spaces by hosting 3 online or in-person activities such as nature webinars,scavenger hunts or photo contests. Applications close on February 28. Visit the website to get all of the details, helpful event ideas and application form for the TD Park People Grants program.

Fundy Female Leadership Network | Nominations are OPEN for the 5th Annual ACE Awards!

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Who will you nominate?

These awards will once again recognize and celebrate individuals who demonstrate and support female leadership – through Action, Confidence and Empowerment – in sport, recreation, and physical activity within the Fundy region (Colchester, Cumberland, East Hants).

To nominate someone for an ACE Award and to learn more, please USE THIS LINK.Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

SAVE THE DATE! The awards will be presented at the 5th Annual FFLN Celebration and Awards on Saturday, February 19, 2022.Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details!

Take the Roof Off Winter 2022

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Take the Roof off Winter (TTROW) is our annual winter active campaign that includes challenges, prizes, and helpful tips and resources. 

The 2022 TTROW campaign runs from Jan. 3rd - Feb. 28th. Find out more

Last year was such a blast, we're partnering again with the Healthy Tomorrow Foundation's Make Your Move campaign. We hope to reach Nova Scotians far and wide with an interactive, educational, and FUN campaign.