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

All Town of New Glasgow programs and events are postponed until further notice. 

If you choose to use a trail or park 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.


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General inquiries

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Veronica Deno

Active Living Coordinator

902-755-8363

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902-755-0214

  

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The Town of New Glasgow is a registered organization of High Five. High Five 

 


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New Glasgow Recreation and Partners

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The Province of Nova Scotia has permitted tennis courts to open for outdoor physical activity. The West Side Tennic Courts are now open to registered members. 

To purchase a membership for the 2020 season contact 902-755-8363, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop in to New Glasgow Town Hall (111 Provost Street, New Glasgow). 

Tennis lessons are included in membership fees. 

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902-755-8363

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 90-Day Virtual Run/Walk Poster

 

Registration opens Wednesday, April 15 for a 90-Day Virtual Run/Walk Challenge organized by YMCA of Pictou County volunteers and supported by the Town of New Glasgow.

All proceeds will support the YMCA Strong Community Campaign to ensure our YMCA is available to all when they resume operations.

The challenge will run from April 26 until July 26. Register here: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/31379/ymca-virtual-runwalk

 

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Veronica Deno

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902-755-8363

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Canada is facing an inactivity crisis. Daily physical activity is on the decline and preventable illness is on the rise.  It's time to get up, get out, and get active!  National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is an initiative to challenge Canada to become the Fittest Nation on Earth, starting with making one day, the first Saturday in June, the day when Canadians get out and get active in any way they wish. With the passage of the National Health and Fitness Day Act in 2014, Canada gained a Day to celebrate. 

National Activities

NHFD National partners have tons of fun activities scheduled. Check out the full list at https://www.nhfdcan.ca/national-events

National Photo Challenge

Tag NHFD in a photo showing how you are celebrating National Health and Fitness Day on Twitter or Facebook. Use #NHFD2020 and #GetActiveCanada.

Twitter: @NHFDcan

Facebook: National Health and Fitness Day

Mindfulness and Meditation

During these uncertain times, mindfulness & meditation can be a powerful tool for stress management and general health. Join Nissa Hale for some tips to get started this National Health and Fitness Day. Nissa is a Registered Massage Therapist, mindfulness and meditation coach and founder of the Somata Therapy Wellness Studio located at 980 East River Road, New Glasgow. Click here for the video.

If you'd like to see more from Nissa, check out her Mindful Movement series on Facebook. 

National Health and Fitness Day Mindfulness & Meditation video

Mindful Movement Series

Website:https://www.somata.ca/

Facebook Page: Somata Therapy

What's Your Name Challenge

Spell out your name and complete the exercise associated with each letter to create a bodyweight fitness circuit and get your heart pumping! Take a photo of your circuit and a photo of yourself completing the circuit to be entered into a National Health and Fitness Day prize draw! Enter here: https://bit.ly/2UcKgg8

What's Your Name Challenge - Kids

What's Your Name Challenge - Beginners

What's Your Name Challenge - Extreme

Seniors Chair Exercise

Are you missing your chair exercise classes or want to try one out for the first time? Sharon Lynch's classes were very popular before the COVID-19 crisis began with more than 200 seniors taking part each week. Sharon and her team have gone online to continue the classes. She suggests you start slowly do and what you are comfortable with doing. It doesn't matter if you are a regular participant or a newcomer, check it out! Sharon's classes are also a great option for people of all ages who are new to fitness. Click here for the video. 

Did you participate in a NHFD Activity?

Fill out this quick form to be entered into the NHFD prize draw! https://bit.ly/2UcKgg8


 

International 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. This year, we have partnered with the Town of Stellarton to expand the Trail Trivia Hunt to include trails in New Glasgow and Stellarton. The hunt will run from Saturday, June 6 until Sunday, June 14, 2020.

How to Play

22 trivia questions have been placed along the trails in New Glasgow and Stellarton. Find the questions and submit your answers by June 14th to be entered into a prize draw.

Trails to Visit

Questions will be located on the Samson, Pioneer and Johnny Miles Memorial trails in New Glasgow as well as the Albion and Old Foster trails in Stellarton.

Submit Your Answers

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