Mobile kayaking program visits West Hants

Ashley Thompson
Published on August 15, 2014

There are plenty of ways to get active without stepping a foot on a treadmill.

You don’t even have to stay on dry land.

Twenty-four locals between the ages of eight and 13 signed on for a four-day Mobile Kayak Program hosted at Quarry Pond in Kempt Shore and the Falls Lake Provincial Park in Vaughan from Aug. 12-15.

Active West Hants partnered with Canoe Kayak Canada’s Atlantic division to make it happen. The organization offered the introductory kayaking program in nine communities within Nova Scotia this summer.

“We want to expose youth around the province to the Sport of Canoe Kayak and the many benefits it provides,” said Paul Dean, flag officer of the Atlantic division of Canoe Kayak Canada, in a press release.

“This experience will be memorable for all and reach communities where Canoe Kayak programming does not currently exist.”

Active West Hants co-ordinator Kathy Aldous said the kayaking initiative aligns with her goal “to get members of the community — young, and old — who are not active living a more active lifestyle.”