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Quality community sport programs have a profound, positive effect on children and youth. They can learn important skills like teamwork, respect, and socialization, build lifelong friendships, and increase their confidence – all in a safe, fun, and educational environment. Additional studies continue to show that children who play sport are more likely to perform well in school, less likely to get in trouble with the law, and more likely to have higher self-esteem. In short, SPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Registration is now open for the South Shore Community Sport Summit. This free one-day event takes place Saturday, April 18 from 9:00am-4:30pm at the Centre scolaire de la Rive-Sud in Cookville.

The registration form is available online by clicking here or, for more information, contact Nicole Kenney, Community Sport Development Coordinator, South Shore Region at 902-298-9531 or

Quality programs that offer quality experiences all begin with a quality organization.

The South Shore Community Sport Summit is a partnership between Sport Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. Targeted to board/executive members, club head coaches/technical directors and community sport leaders, the event aims to offer support, resources, funding information, and tools needed to empower sport leaders who are striving to offer quality programs in alignment with the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) movement in Canada.

The main goals of the South Shore Community Sport Summit are to:

  • Provide an overview and insight into the Canadian Sport for Life movement, discussing the connection and advantages to community sport;
  • Build relationships by bringing together community sport leaders in the South Shore region;
  • Increase communication, the sharing of resources, and networking to enhance the health and wellness of our Region through quality sport and physical activity;
  • Offer facilitated sessions aimed at assisting community sport organizations to operate more effectively; and,
  • Create an environment for continuous improvement in our community sport delivery through the identification of next steps in education, training, and support.
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