Viewing entries posted in 2015

Winter Tennis at Indoor Sports Complex

Posted by coordinator on 25 November 2015 | Comments

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Attention tennis enthusiasts! The Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex is providing indoor tennis times during the winter months. Four courts will be set up for drop-in play on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Affordable drop-in fees and a welcoming environment for all levels of players is another way Active Pictou County is making it easier to be active this winter.

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Active Living Ideas in your InBox

Posted by coordinator on 6 November 2015 | Comments

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Active Pictou County has started a monthly e-newsletter that highlights active living opportunities taking place thoughout our community. 

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Kinsmen Add Learn to Sledge to Power Skating Program

Posted by coordinator on 2 October 2015 | Comments

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The New Glasgow Kinsmen have been "serving the community's greatest need" since 1943. The service club is well known in Pictou County for their baseball and power skating programs that have benefited thousands of children over the years. 

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Tumblebugs: Physical Literacy for Preschoolers

Posted by coordinator on 9 September 2015 | Comments

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Tumblebugs is an introductory program for basic movement and modified gymnastics that is fun, safe, inclusive and developmentally appropriate for 3 ½ to 5-year-old children in early childhood settings. The consistent and progressive activity plans include both active and quiet segments with directed and exploratory learning. Tumblebugs is about fundamental movement skills that support healthy growth and development, and improve physical literacy.

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Bikes Take Over Downtown New Glasgow on August 23

Posted by coordinator on 10 August 2015 | Comments

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cri·te·ri·um noun
a one-day bicycle race on a circuit road course.

Pictou County Cycle adds to their race inventory with the addition of the Critz of Fury, taking place August 23 on the streets of downtown New Glasgow. 

Criteriums are exciting races for both the athletes and spectators as the action is close-up and fast! There are several divisions throughout the day and there will be opportunities for the youngest of riders to enjoy biking on the car-free streets. 

Full event details are available <here>

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First Section of NS "BLUE ROUTE" Opens on August 6

Posted by coordinator on 30 July 2015 | Comments

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After many years of hard work and collaboration, the Blue Route is ready to launch! This is the first step in creating a provincial cycling network that will connect communities all over Nova Scotia, with 3000km of signed bicycle routes. 

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You're Not Too Late! Registration Deadline Extended for 55+ Games

Posted by coordinator on 2 July 2015 | Comments

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We are excited to see so many registrations coming in for the 2015 NS 55+ Games to be hosted in New Glasgow and throughout Pictou County from September 17-19, 2015 and are pleased to announce that our registrations deadline has been extended to August 15. We encourage those interested to register as soon as possible and look forward to welcoming you all to our community in September.

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Michelin Junior Bike Event Returns June

Posted by coordinator on 1 June 2015 | Comments

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The Michelin Junior Bike Event is a sure indication that summer is just around the corner! The event celebrates the milestone of learning to ride a bike as a child by encourating the development of safe riding skills.

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Bike Week 2015 Schedule Released

Posted by coordinator on 25 May 2015 | Comments

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June is around the corner and that means it  is almost time for Pictou County Bike Week.

Bike Week is celebrated across Nova Scotia in June each year with the purpose to promote the benefits of cycling (and there are MANY) in a fun and social way. We have over a dozen events between June 6th and 14th and they are all FREE thanks to the support of our amazing volunteers and community partners. 

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Bike Week Grants Available: Apply NOW

Posted by coordinator on 11 April 2015 | Comments

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The Pictou County Active Transportation Committee, with the support of Active Pictou County, is excited to offer 10 grants of up to $100 to community organizations and schools who want to organize an event during Bike Week 2015. The event must celebrate, promote, or educate others on the benefits of biking and be held between June 5 -14, 2015.

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