Active Yarmouth Walk ‘n Wheel Fest 2013

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Park ‘n Walk!

From May 25, and for the whole month of June, you can park your vehicle at the Mariner’s Centre or the Prospect Street Parking Lot. It’s a short walk from there to many destinations. It might surprise you how little time it will take, and the benefits you’ll feel by getting that little extra bit of exercise in your day. Watch for the signs!

For more information, contact Misty at Yarmouth Recreation: 742-8868.

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Saturday, May 25

Walk ’n Wheel Fest Kick-off

Yarmouth Visitor Information Centre (near the Farmer’s Market) [map]

9 am to 1 pm

Rain or Shine

Demonstrations:

  • 9 am            Bicycling & bike repair
  • 9:30 am     Walking & Nordic walking
  • 10 am         Skateboarding
  • 10:30 am  Orienteering
  • 11 am          Bicycling
  • 11:30 am   Walking & Nordic walking
  • 12 noon      Skateboarding & Geocaching
  • 12:30 pm   Orienteering

Also, learn about TREPA, Heart &Stroke Walkabout™Friends of Ellenwood, HeartLand Tour and more!

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Sunday, May 26

Bicycle Parade

Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park

1888 Mood Rd, Deerfield [map]

1 pm: Bicycle decorating

2 pm: Bicycle parade

Hosted by the Friends of Ellenwood and Nova Scotia Natural Resources

Contact: Friends of Ellenwood Park

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Monday, May 27

Noontime Walk #1

Royal Bank of Canada, 399 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

12:15 to 12:30 pm

Join us for a short walk!

Rain or Shine

Contact: Carole, 749-0600

Noontime Walk #2

Dalhousie School of Nursing, 58 Vancouver St., Yarmouth [map]

12:15 to 12:30 pm

Join us for a short walk!

Rain or Shine

Contact: Carole, 749-0600

Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ at Work Leader Training

Yarmouth Regional Library, 405 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

1:30 to 3:00 pm

walkaboutWant to help create a healthy and productive workplace? Walkabout at Work may be able to help. Part of Heart&Stroke Walkabout, this workplace program focuses on supporting and encouraging more walking while at work.

The Walkabout at Work program is free for organizations. The minimum time commitment for staff is two hours to participate in training and a commitment of approximately one hour per week to help implement activities.

Please register by May 22.

Contact: Tracy, 798-8933

Kayaking

Glenwood Provincial Park, Glenwood, Argyle [map]

6 to 7 pm

We have 8 kayaks available, so unless you bring your own, please register to reserve yourself a boat.

Pre-registration required.

Contact Ginette or Natalie, 648-3379

Bicycle Road Ride #1

Tim Horton’s parking lot (the old Train Station), 520 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

6 pm

Hosted by the Blue  Water Cycling Club

All Bike rides are casual and require a helmet and bicycle in good working order.

Ages 18+

Contact: Danny Manser, 742-0494

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Tuesday, May 28

Noontime Walk #3

Bank of Montreal, 354 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

12:15 to 12:30 pm

Join us for a short walk!

Rain or Shine

Contact: Carole, 749-0600

Noontime Walk #4

Carl’s Store, Tusket [map]

12:15 to 12:30 pm

Rain or Shine.

Hosted by Argyle Recreation.

Contact: Natalie, 648-3379

Dragon Boating

Lake Milo Boat Club [map]

6 to 7 pm

Hosted by Yarmouth Recreation.

Space is limited to 40 people.

Contact: Misty, 742-8868

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Wednesday, May 29

Noontime Walk #5

MacDonald Chisholm Trask Insurance, 396 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

12:15 to 12:30 pm

Join us for a short walk!

Rain or shine

Contact: Carole, 749-0600

Bicycle Road Ride #2

Tim Horton’s parking lot (the old Train Station), 520 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

6 pm

Hosted by the Blue  Water Cycling Club

All Bike rides are casual and require a helmet and bicycle in good working order.

Ages 18+

Contact: Danny Manser, 742-0494

Mountain Bike Ride

Tim Horton’s parking lot (the old Train Station), 520 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

6 pm

Hosted by the Blue  Water Cycling Club

All Bike rides are casual and require a helmet and bicycle in good working order.

Ages 18+

Contact: Danny Manser, 742-0494

Thursday, May 30

Noontime Walk #6

Yarmouth Regional Library, 405 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

12:15 to 12:30 pm

Join us for a short walk!

Rain or Shine

Contact: Carole, 749-0600

Trail Walk

Stan O’Brien Interpretive Trail, Robert’s Island [map]

1:30 to 2 pm

Hosted by Argyle Recreation

Contact: Natalie, 648-3379

Runner’s Attic Run Club - Run #1

Runner’s Attic, 346 Main, Yarmouth [map]

5:30 pm

Contact: Mark Hubbard, 742-9812

Dragon Boating

Lake Milo Boat Club [map]

6 to 7 pm

Hosted by Yarmouth Recreation.

Space is limited to 40 people.

Contact: Misty, 742-8868

Orienteering

Hebron Recreation Complex [map]

6:30 to 8 pm

Hosted by the Yarmouth Trails Association

Contact: Ron Day

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Friday, May 31

Sneaker Day

All over Yarmouth and Argyle!

9 am to 3 pm

If we catch you wearing sneakers while being active in your community, you’ll get a chance to win a new free pair of sneakers!

Courtesy of Yarmouth Recreation and Argyle Recreation.

Contact: Misty (742-8868), Ginette (648-3379), or Natalie (648-3379)

Argyle Warden’s Ride

MunArgyleWest Pubnico Firehall [map]

6 to 6:30 pm

Join Warden Aldric d’Entremont of the Municipality of Argyle for a bicycle ride.

Contact: Natalie or Ginette, 648-3379

Yarmouth Mayor’s Walk (hosted by the Deputy Mayor)

YarmouthFrost Park, Yarmouth [map]

12:15 to 12:30 pm

Join Yarmouth’s Deputy Mayor for a short walk!

Contact: Misty (742-8868)

Bicycle Road Ride #3

Tim Horton’s parking lot (the old Train Station), 520 Main St., Yarmouth [map]

6 pm

Hosted by the Blue  Water Cycling Club

All Bike rides are casual and require a helmet and bicycle in good working order.

Ages 18+

Contact: Danny Manser, 742-0494

Saturday, June 1

Runner’s Attic Run Club - Run #2

Runner’s Attic, 346 Main, Yarmouth [map]

9 am

Contact: Mark Hubbard, 742-9812

inttrailsday2International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails, trail development and the healthy lifestyle they encourage.  It is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. You are encouraged to join in the celebration on Saturday June 1st by hitting the trail. Nice folks will be on hand at these locations and times to greet you and give out free water.

Trails Day in Yarmouth

Prospect Street trail crossing, Yarmouth [map]

10 am to 12 noon

Water provided.

Hosted by the Yarmouth Trails Association

Contact Ron Day.

Trails Day in Tusket

Tusket (Old Station and Credit Union) [map]

10 to 11 am

Water provided.

Hosted by Argyle Recreation

Contact: Natalie, 648-3379

Trails Day in East Pubnico

East Pubnico Wharf, Argyle [map]

10 to 11 am

Water provided.

Hosted by Argyle Recreation

Contact: Natalie, 648-3379

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