NSON 2019 Summit

The NSON Summit took place April 12 & 13, 2019 in Cape Breton at Cabot Shores!

 The Nova Scotia Outdoor Network Summit, an initiative of Recreation NS, was designed to bring together leaders in the outdoor field to share success stories and discuss issues related to the outdoor field in Nova Scotia.  This year’s summit had the theme “Outdoors for All.”  We specifically focused on barriers to participation in the outdoors and ways to overcome those barriers.  To that end, we welcomed and encouragded diversity in the network and attempted to engage those who aren’t normally central in outdoor leadership discussions.

  Stay tuned next year for information regarding The 2020 NSON Summit! 

 

Outdoor for All Sub-Themes

We designed 3 specific sub-themes to address this inclusive title:

1. The Backyard – This sub-theme focuses on accessibility and will include presentations that address financial and/or physical barriers or highlight innovative ways to get more people involved in outdoor activities in their own communities.

2. The Cultural Centre – This sub-theme focuses on cultural engagement in the outdoors and will include presentations that address cultural barriers or highlight innovative ways to expand multi-cultural involvement in the outdoors.

3. The Playground – This sub-theme focuses on early childhood engagement in the outdoors and will include presentations that address barriers to creating an outdoor culture through early exposure or highlight innovative initiatives to get more children (and families) outdoors from an early age.

  

Interested in hearing the panel discussions regarding our sub-themes? Here is your chance!:

The Backyard
The Cultural Centre
The Playground

NSON Summit 2019 Planning Committee: 

Wayne McKay
Pay Maher
Wally Bernard
Graham Mounsey
Fawn Logan-Young 

 

Here are a few shots from the summit! Check out the rest of the photos on our Facebook page. 

 

Summit Schedule