Schools, community groups, clubs, businesses, families and friends across the Annapolis Valley are signing up to “Take the Roof off Winter,” a physical activity promotion campaign designed to help all ages improve their health and quality of life by getting out and getting active this winter. The campaign, delivered by Recreation Nova Scotia and funded by Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, runs from January to March.
Groups are encouraged to sign on as campaign supporters. Campaign supporters are municipalities, community groups, schools, businesses, families, groups of friends etc. that agree to coordinate five or more events/promotions and/or activities during the TTROW campaign. Supporters can also sign up to organize a Winter Walk Day. To sign up to become a supporter and have your event promoted, visit http://www.recreationns.ns.ca/be-a-take-the-roof-off-winter-supporter/
Also checkout and “LIKE” the FACEBOOK page: “TakeTheRoofOffWinter”
In Annapolis County there are a number of events already planned for this winter. The Annapolis County WinterACTIVE Team will be bringing kick sleds, snowshoes, Nordic walking poles, indoor and outdoor games to the following events:
- Saturday, Feb. 1: Annapolis Royal Geocache Event – 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal. Contact: Noah Scanlan phone: 955-1205, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunday, Feb. 8: Maitland Bridge Community Winter Activity Day – 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Maitland Bridge and Area Community Hall. Contact: Mary Logan
- Saturday, Feb. 15: Bridgetown WinterFEST Event – 2 to 5 p.m.
Location: Valleyview Provincial Park, Hampton. Contact: Horace Hurlburt 309-1160 email@example.com
- Sunday, Feb. 16: Annapolis Royal: Heritage Weekend Activity Day – 12 to 3 p.m.
Location: Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal
Contact: Lillian Stewart 286-3609
- Saturday, Feb. 22: Middleton Recreation Winter Activity Day Event – 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Centennial Park, Middleton (Across from MacDonald Museum). Contact: Jodie or Jena 825-6611 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunday, Feb. 23: Nictaux FireETTES Event – 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Nictaux Fire hall and Nictaux Old Ball Field. Contact: Marie 825-3091 email@example.com. Notes: The first hour of this will be the outdoor activities at the old ball field. The second hour of this will take place at the Fire Hall for indoor games and refreshments.
- Saturday, March 1: Milford House Community Event: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: 5296 Hwy #8Nova Scotia, South Milford. Contact: Val Richard 532-5751 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Saturday, March 8: Melvern Square Community Hall Event – 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Melvern Square Community Hall, Melvern Square. Contact: Marilyn Wilkins 765-8158 email@example.com