Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

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WEBSITE for You and Your Families Active Living Needs at Home, Work or Play! Physical Activity, Leisure, Sports & Healthy Eating in Victoria County Courtesy Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Physical Activity Strategy Est. 2011):

www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com The site allows you to follow and be updated with all posts.
Please contribute by e-mailing your initiative you wish to promote or your input/feedback into the site by e-mail: vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

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“Your Health, Our Strategy”

A Physical Activity Strategy for all Residents & Visitors in all areas of Victoria County leading to an active and healthy lifestyle. Download Official Copy for Your Convenience:

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“Renewal” Presentation to Municipal Council – February 22, 2016

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Strategy Renewed By Victoria County Municipal Council – 1 More Year: 2016 to 2017

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Strategy Review / Update – June 3, 2015

Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy (Est. 2011) Renewal Year 2016-17

STRATEGY VISION & GOALS

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/about-us/strategy/vision/

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/about-us/strategy/goals/

SHARING TESTIMONIALS (Since 2011)

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Testimonials Since 2011

SHARING OUR SUCCESS STORIES (Since 2011)

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/success-stories/

“Celebration” of Strategy (October 2014)

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http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/celebration/

“Celebration” Presentation to Municipal Council – Dec. 15, 2014

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http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/2011-14/

Strategy 2014-15

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Strategy 2015-16

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Strategy 2016-17

Naturally Active – Allowing Residents and Groups to Access Facilities (2014-15)

Thrive NS in Partnership with Naturally Active Victoria County have supported our Leaders, Organizations, Service Providers and Facility Operators to offer Affordable & Accessible  Initiatives at Community Facilities, Schools, Halls, etc. throughout Victoria County:

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THIS IS WHY I LOVE WINTER!

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Web:                    http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/events/winter-activefest/

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For further information, please contact Vince Forrestall, Coordinator | 902.295.0387 (cell) 902.295.3661 (office) | vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Are You Getting Your Daily Amounts of Physical Activity?
Checkout this video: North River Falls – Sept.13, 2014 (Highest falls in the Maritimes!) for your required minutes/each day! https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxNpWOibDWNtS3RNV0Q2YXQtbzg/edit

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Naturally Active, Physical Activity Strategy
http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/funding/
Municipal: Tom Wilson (Rec Dept.) and Municipal Council
http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/funding/municipal/
Provincial Funding – Larry Maxwell, Cape Breton Representative
http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/funding/provincial/
Sport NS – Deano Morley (Community Sport Development Coordinator for CB)
http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/funding/sport-ns/
National Funding
http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/funding/national/

Running / Walking / Hiking / Snowshoeing
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Watch for:

St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Guided Hikes (Nov. 2016 to March 2017)
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax&pvttk=0cc83db3d242ad6a3d14b58cd4efbc63
Every Saturday beginning at 1:00 pm; St Ann’s / North Shore Areas

Community Wellness Rooms

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Watch For: October 2016 

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy
F R E E, Ages 16 & up
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Community Fitness Room / Walking at Rankin School

Watch For: October 2016  
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The Wellness Walkers

Location: Rankin School of the Narrows.   Time: 7-8 pm.  Wear shoes for indoor use. Use of the gym facility for walking is for age 7 and up and children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Use of the fitness equipment is for age 16 and up.

Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and supported by Rankin School of the Narrows, Nova Scotia Highland Village, NS “Thrive” and Naturally Active Victoria County.  For further information please contact Ann  725-2253 or Sharon  725-2177. Note: If school is cancelled for the day there will be no fitness program in the evening.  The program is FREE.

Certified Fitness/Yoga/Zumba/Aerobics/Tai Chi, Taekwondo, etc.
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Taekwondo Program

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Proudly Presented By Your Partners For Your Health:
-Naturally Active Victoria County
-Victoria County
-Burke’s Taekwondo
-Mi’Kmaw First Nation Taekwondo Association)
The Program follows Canadian Sport for Life “Active For Life” Taekwondo Model:http://canadiansportforlife.ca/find-quality-sport-programs/taekwondo
For further information &/or to register, please call: Earl Burke, 902.322.5714 or by email: bigearl007@hotmail.com . Taekwondo teaches participants fundamental movement skills, fundamental sport skills and the ABCs – agility, balance, coordination and speed – of physical literacy. This physical literacy is developed through learning different sparring techniques, martial arts (patterns), and self-defence

EVENTS:

5th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest A Success! See you in 2017 (Feb. & March 2017)

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4th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY FALL HARVEST ACTIVE FEST-October, 2015 A Success!

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/fall-harvest-activefest/
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-County-Naturally-Active-Fall-Harvest-Fest/497020696976613

*Hats Off and Thank you to our leaders, volunteers, community groups, service providers and facility operators for their continued support, contribution and tremendous efforts on another successful Fall Harvest Active Fest. We look forward to the 5th Annual, October 2016. A BIG Thank You to Our Sponsors for Your Continued Community Support -It is Always Appreciated as we couldn’t have done it Without You: ACOA, Victoria County and Naturally Active.

5th Annual Canada Day Weekend Physical Activity Challenge 2016 

 

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http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/canada-day-challenge/

NS Health & Wellness, Active Living Branch Approves $24,993 for Cape Breton Region – After-school Programs Fall / Winter 2014-15
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NS Dept Health & Wellness, Active Living Branch has approved $24,993 to the Cape Breton Region for After-school Programming this Fall/Winter Spring 2014-15 under the NS “Thrive” Strategy:
-CBRM $9370
-Victoria County $9,120
-Inverness County $6,503
Victoria County: 3 after-school progams benefit girls grades 7, 8 and 9  http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/after-school/

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Successful Back To Nature – Winter Outdoor Retreat Held March 28-30, 2014 Cabot Shores, North Shore-Victoria County

Back to Nature Girls Retreat 2014

 -GO (Girls Only) Program at Cabot School

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/after-school/go-north-of-smokey/
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-#For The Girls Program at Baddeck Academy

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/after-school/for-the-girls-program/
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– E’pite’ji’jk Pasik (Girls Only) Program at Wagmatcookewey

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/after-school/epitejijk-pasik-wagmatcookewey-school/

Naturally Active Victoria County wishes to thank their partners for making these programs available:
-Naturally Active Victoria County
-Victoria County

-Cape Breton Family Resource Centre Society
-NS Health & Wellness, Active Living Branch
-NS “Thrive” Strategy
-CBVRSB
-Baddeck Academy
-Cabot School
-Wagmatcookewey School

Children & Youth Programs:
Playgroups
(& Events) – Victoria County Offered by Cape Breton Family Play Resource Society
http://familyplace.ca/counties/victoria/events-in-victoria-county/

Tumblebugs Program

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Cape Smokey Elementary School
Wednesdays
6-7pm – Gym at Cape Smokey Elementary; Please bring indoor/clean sneakers

In order for your child to get the benefit of the program and for it to run smoothly children need to be between the age of 3.5 to 5 years old. We would like everyone to have fun so the adult that is staying with the child must be willing to participate, act silly, sing along The kids seem to really like this program because they get to move!

Tumblebugs http://www.gymns.ca/About%20GNS/tumblebugs.html is an introductory program for basic movement and modified gymnastics that is fun, safe and appropriate for 3 ½ to 5-year-old children in early childhood settings. Tumblebugs teaches fundamental movement skills that support healthy growth and development, and improves physical literacy. There is only one volunteer trained in Tumblebugs; therefore, there are a limited number of spaces available! To register, please contact Marie at barron_marie@hotmail.com / Thanks! Marie & Tracy

#For the Girls Program Fall/Winter 2014-15 – After the Bell After-school Time Period http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/after-school/

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Active For Life
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Community Sport 4 Life (CS4L)

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http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-for-life/cs4l-community-sport-for-life/
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/learn-about-canadian-sport-life/ltad-stages

Physical Literacy
http://www.physicalliteracy.ca/

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-for-life/physical-literacy/

Fundamental Skill Movements
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/physical-literacy/fundamental-skills-0

LTAD-Long Term Athlete Development
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/coaches/ltad-stages

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-for-life/cs4l-community-sport-for-life/ltad-long-term-athlete-development/

Canadian Sport for Life is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. Canadian Sport for Life’s Long-Term Athlete Development framework is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. Canadian Sport for Life and Long-Term Athlete Development represent a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.

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Baddeck Rugby Club 

http://baddeckrugbyclub.webs.com/ Rev Brian D. MacLeod, M.Div. 295-1522 (church) / 902.295.0918 (cell)

Adult Badminton

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Mondays, Baddeck Academy 6:00 pm; Only $3ea
https://www.facebook.com/andrew.macdonald.184
Great turn out on Monday , keep em coming!!

Women’s Hockey and Basketball

The cost for hockey is 10$ a night
For basketball it’s between 2 and 4 dollars depending on how many show up.
Elyane Saul – phone number 295-1872
email saulitude@live.ca
Men’s Basketball Program
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Friday Evenings at Baddeck Academy – No school, no program. Jason Smith is Program leader. Community-use time proudly supported by Naturally Active Victoria County. Ages 18 & up
Adult Skates
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Victoria Highland Civic Centre, Baddeck
Only $5.00/Skater – A chance for physical activity & socializing with new and old friends.

 

Victoria County Sports Summit 2016
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Victoria County Recreation & Naturally Active Victoria County are Planning an “Active for Life” Sports Summit for our sports leaders and organizations April/May 2015 (Tentative date).

Leading up to the Summit will be various Community Sport 4 Life (CS4L), Physical Literacy http://www.physicalliteracy.ca/ , Fundamental Skill Movements http://canadiansportforlife.ca/physical-literacy/fundamental-skills-0 , LTAD-Long Term Athlete Development http://canadiansportforlife.ca/coaches/ltad-stages educational/information materials to further educate leaders, organizations, parents, officials, etc. on the stages and also on each sport module.

Canadian Sport for Life is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. Canadian Sport for Life’s Long-Term Athlete Development framework is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. Canadian Sport for Life and Long-Term Athlete Development represent a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada. We look forward to working with our leaders, volunteers, organizations, etc. in having Victoria County Become A Canadian Sport For Life Community. http://canadiansportforlife.ca/learn-about-canadian-sport-life/ltad-stages

Mothers For Movement: Coach Mom, Volunteers in Minor Sports
http://mothersformovement.com/en/keeping-kids-active/coach-mom-volunteer-in-minor-sports/

Older Adults / Seniors
Naturally Active was proud to be part of the Organizing Team and contributor to NS’s 1st Age-friendly Conference in Baddeck September 2014. Naturally Active also organized the Recreation Program including a sail on the Amoeba.

Seniors Luncheons

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Every Wednesday – 11:00 am (Nov. to March 2016-17)
St. Ann’s Bay United Church Tea Room

Annual Cabot Trail Relay 2016

Saturday May 28th, Sunday May 29th, 2016 – Cabot Trail Relay www.cabottrailrelay.com Good luck everyone! If you still want to run, there are always teams scrambling to fill spots. Check the website forum section if you are interested. The Sunday finish is a great event in Baddeck for spectators. If you are running with one of the Cape Breton teams, have a look at ‘Peter’s suggestions” at the end of this email for some details of logistics for the weekend.

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Cyclists use caution – Road conditions change over time. Please use caution and be prepared for unstable conditions on roadways, shoulders & off-road routes.
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EXPERIENCE THE CYCLING THRILL OF CONQUERING THE CABOT TRAIL
http://www.cyclenovascotia.ca/routes/cabot-trail/
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Named for famed navigator and explorer John Cabot, the world famous Cabot Trail is a 300 kilometre paved roadway that hugs the mountainous northern shore coastline of the Island. For most cyclists, the loop ride around the Trail begins and ends in Baddeck.

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park straddles the upper reaches of the Island, roughly 85 km north of Baddeck via the small communities of Chéticamp (on the west coast) or Ingonish (on the east coast). The road around the Trail is well-maintained.

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http://www.bicycle.ns.ca

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Route-NS-Bikeways/288539691293153
Reports: http://www.bicycle.ns.ca/Library/BlueRoute/aboutblueroute.html

Simple tips for an easier bike commute: http://www.participaction.com/simple-tips-for-an-easier-bike-commute/

Framework Cycle & Fitness – http://frameworkfitness.com “Secret to a Long Healthy Life: Bike to the Store”

Courses / Workshops

Boularderie Island Activities
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“Swing Over The Mountain News” – Boularderie Island Activities, Programs & Events, etc. Hats Off to Wayne Leal and all involved benefiting residents and visitors http://sotmnews.weebly.com/

Provincial Cams
Before You Head Out To Your Favourite Physical Activity Spot, especially if you have to travel! Please check out the Provincial Cams. RCMP – We are receiving questions from you wondering where it is snowing in the province. Changes quickly depending on temperatures. One option is to check out the highway cameras located throughout the province.
http://novascotia.ca/tran/cameras/

Global Summit on Physical Activity – Toronto 2014
The following link is to Proceedings: Interactive representation of the Global Summit with keynote videos, symposium and debate videos, oral presentation and workshop slides, photos, abstracts and social media archive. Please click the images to review the proceedings online, download the e-book or pdf and enjoy!
http://www.activehealthykids.ca/global-summit.aspx
All the plenary discussions, oral and poster presentations, interactive workshops, symposia, and debates are available … well worth taking a look through to see what captures your interest

Ingonish Triathlon Family Fun Run/Walk 2014 A Success
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Hats Off To All Who Organized and Participated in the Ingonish Triathlon Family Fun Run / Walk held on Nov 9th! Naturally Active was a Proud Supporter.

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