New Glasgow Recreation
COVID-19 Updates on Facilities, Programs and Events

If you choose to use a town owned recreational space you must adhere to the following social distancing rules:

  • If a recreational space is crowded, go somewhere else or come back at another time.
  • Stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people.
  • Follow Provincial group guidelines.

For more information visit www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus 

If you have questions about which recreational facilities you are permitted to use please call 902-755-8363. 

 

Town of New Glasgow Recreation

New Glasgow Recreation is a division of the Town of New Glasgow’s Department of Community Development and provides a variety of programs, facilities and services for the residents of New Glasgow that encourage and support healthy, active lifestyles.

What is Recreation?

Recreation is defined by Recreation Nova Scotia as “the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing.”

Recreation Programs

Looking for recreational opportunities in our community? Try Highland Connect (a simple, searchable, online guide to recreation opportunities in Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties of Nova Scotia) or the Town of New Glasgow’s current program guide.

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 Funding & Financial Assistance

  • Funding is available for children in financial need to participate in sport and recreation through the KidSport and Jumpstart funds.
  • Funding is available through the Highland Region Recreation Coordinators Committee for new initiatives in leadership training development which result in increased involvement in physical activity, leadership roles, and increased and improved physical activity, leadership skills of community recreation, and sport leaders through the Gary Boone Leadership Fund.
  • The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage offers a variety of funding programs, grants and awards for individuals and organizations in Nova Scotia that can be viewed here.
  • Sport Nova Scotia offers funding opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, provincial sport organizations and community sport organizations.

 Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow

Lets Get Moving New Glasgow

In 2006, Nova Scotia launched the Municipal Physical Activity Leadership (MPAL) program in partnership with municipalities across the Province. The MPAL program was created in response to growing physical inactivity trends in Nova Scotia. The Town of New Glasgow joined the MPAL program in 2018 and since then, the MPAL has worked with the Province, Town and Community to create Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow: A strategic plan to encourage movement in New Glasgow.

The Strategy was developed in consonance with the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia and Let’s Get Moving Nova Scotia. The long-term goal of Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow is to encourage citizens to live an active lifestyle by incorporating more movement into their daily lives. Moving more every day is associated with physical and mental health, social, economic and environmental benefits. Taking advantage of these benefits by being more active positively impacts the quality of life for individuals and the community. Click here for Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow.


Contact Us

General inquiries

902-755-8363

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Veronica Deno

Active Living Coordinator

902-755-8363

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Field Hotline

902-755-0214

  

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Recreation at Home - Staying Active

New Glasgow Recreation and Partners

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Contact Us

General inquiries

902-755-8363

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Veronica Deno

Active Living Coordinator

902-755-8363

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Field Hotline

902-755-0214

    

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Get Active Outdoors this Winter!

There are plenty of FREE opportunities to get out and get active this winter in the Town of New Glasgow.

❄ Head over to the West Side Community Centre and go skating on the outdoor rink.

❄ Build a snowman
❄ Make snow angels
❄ Go sledding
❄ Walk along the Pioneer, Johnny Miles Memorial and/or Samson Trails
❄ Borrow a pair of Nordic walking poles from the New Glasgow Library and go Nordic walking
❄ Shovel your driveway (and you could even surprise a friend, neighbor or family member and shovel theirs as well!)
❄ Have a snowball fight
❄ Build a snow fort
❄ Participate in Recreation Nova Scotia's Take the Roof off Winter (TTROW) Photo Challenge
❄ Borrow a pair of Snowshoes from the New Glasgow Library and go snowshoeing
❄ Participate in the Winter Hiking Challenge and earn Hike Nova Scotia and Active Pictou County's Pictou County Hiker Challenge

 

Take the Roof off Winter Photo Challenge

 

Take the Roof Off Winter is Recreation Nova Scotia's winter active campaign that helps Nova Scotians of all ages improve their health and quality of life by being active during the winter months! This year they're partnering with the Healthy Tomorrow Foundation and their Make Your Move campaign. We hope to reach Nova Scotians far and wide with an interactive and educational campaign.

 

More information: https://www.recreationns.ns.ca/take-the-roof-off-winter.html

Winter Hiking Challenge

  To encourage New Glasweigans to embrace the winter weather, get outside and stay active we're challenging YOU to complete the Pictou County Hiker Challenge from Hike Nova Scotia and Active Pictou County before the spring.

To complete the challenge you must hike just over 30 km along the trails and old rails of Pictou County including the Samson Trail in New Glasgow, the Albion Trail in Stellarton, Steeltown Park and the Smelt Brook Trail in Trenton, the Jitney Trail in Pictou, the Caribou-Munroe’s Island Provincial Park Shoreline Hike in Braeshore, Acadia Park in Westville and the Fitzpatrick Mountain Trail in Scotsburn.

NG residents who complete the challenge will have their Hike Nova Scotia badge paid for by New Glasgow Recreation (while supplies last). Contact us when you have completed the challenge.

For more information on Hike Nova Scotia's Hiker Challenge visit: www.hikenovascotia.ca 

Snowman Building Contest

 
There's snow in the forecast this week so It's the perfect time to enter our Snowman Building Contest! The Contest will run all winter long, so make sure to get outside and build your best snowman each time it snows.
 
The contest runs from January 7th through March 21st, 2021.
Participants can submit a photo of their snowman to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
There is no limit on the number of submissions per person.
Judging will take place the week of March 22nd
Winners will be contacted by April 1.
 
Prizes will be awarded for winners in each of the following categories:
Best Multicultural Snowman
Best Snow Creature
Most Colorful Snowman
Most Fashionable Snowman
 
We can't wait to see what you build!
 

 

Holiday Greeting Card Photo Contest

 
Attention photographers of all skill levels! Do you have a great holiday themed photo that was captured in New Glasgow?
Submit your holiday photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a chance to be featured on the Town of New Glasgow's 2021 holiday greeting card.
 

 


Move More This Winter

 

Post #1 - January 8, 2021

 
Just because the weather is getting colder doesn't mean you need to stay indoors. Move your body more this winter by taking part in outdoor activities such as walking, biking and hiking - just make sure you're dressed appropriately!
 
How to Dress for Winter Cycling in Nova Scotia: http://bit.ly/38laYdQ 
 
Dressing for Cold Weather: https://bit.ly/395JoAt 
 

 

Post #2 - January 15, 2021

 
Winter biking isn't just for hardcore cyclists. Move your body more this winter by choosing active transportation and biking year-round! With a little extra attention to your riding technique and some consideration of your clothing and gear choice, you too can ride your bike year-round.
This article from the Halifax Cycling Coalition is a great source of information on winter cycling and the staff over at Pictou County Cycle Ltd have a wealth of knowledge to help you stay on your bike this winter.
 
 


Post #3 - January 22, 2021

 
Can you guess where these photos were taken? Hint: all of these beautiful trails are located in Pictou County!
 
Move your body more this winter by walking, hiking or snowshoeing outdoors on a trail in our community. Check out the Pictou County trail listings on Highland Connect to choose your next trail adventure: http://bit.ly/398MtRz and stop by any  in Pictou County to borrow a pair of snowshoes for FREE with your library card!
 
Need some company or an incentive to get moving? Check out these fun opportunities:
Winter Hiking Challenge http://bit.ly/35Z6at9
Hike NS Winter Guided Hikes https://bit.ly/2LLLj5L
Y on the Move Snowshoeing http://bit.ly/3bWO7aO
 
See you on the trails this winter!
 

 

Post #4 - January 28, 2021

 
Do you stop riding your bike in the winter because it gets darker, earlier? Move your body more and ride all winter long with safety lights on your bike.
In Nova Scotia, when riding 30 minutes before sunset (dusk, not dark) you must have a front white light and a rear red light or rear red reflector (Bicycle Nova Scotia strongly recommend a rear light).
Check out this article from Liv Racing to learn how to light up your bike in the dark to stay visible and stay safe: http://bit.ly/3ch03Ej

Volunteer Awards

National Volunteer Week takes place April 18-24, 2021 and there’s no shortage of wonderful volunteers who play a vital role in making our community a better place to live, grow and play. Celebrate their dedication, and show your appreciation by nominating them for a Town of New Glasgow Volunteer Award!

Available Awards:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth Volunteer Leadership Award
  • Scott Weeks Community Service Award
  • Carlton Munroe Music & Event Memorial Award
  • Cultural Heritage Award
  • Award of Merit Recognizing Contributions Towards the Creation of and Inclusive Community

Find the online nomination form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ngvolnom

Find the one-page downloadable/printable nomination form here: http://bit.ly/2XUWo6H

For more information on the Town of New Glasgow Volunteer Awards contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-755-8363.

 

TO NOMINATE A VOLUNTEER FOR A 2021 VOLUNTEER AWARD:

  1. Visit this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ngvolnom and fill out the form.

OR

  1. Visit this link http://bit.ly/2XUWo6H and download the form. 
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Save the form.
  4. E-mail the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR

  1. Visit this link http://bit.ly/2XUWo6H and print the form.
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Bring the completed form to New Glasgow Town Hall (111 Provost Street) Attn: Thivjan Tharma.

*Paper copies of the form are available at New Glasgow Town Hall. 

 Nominations will be accepted until March 1, 2021.

 

For more information on National Volunteer Week vist: https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=444

For more information on the Provincial Volunteer Awards visit: https://novascotia.ca/nonprofitsector/provincialvolunteerawards/