Mask Requirements in Facilities

For Yarmouth Recreation, masks will be required when entering all Indoor facilities and Washrooms at: Lake Milo Boat Club, Rotary Centre (Hebron Recreation Complex), Janet Smith Soccer Clubhouse & Public Washrooms at Gateway Park, Broadbrook Park and Hebron Recreation Complex. They must also be worn in porta-potties at various sport field locations.*Please remember to keep 6 ft apart, sanitize hands and watch for floor markings and signs in buildings.

 

Winter Indoor Walking

Maple Grove Education Centre, in partnership with Yarmouth Recreation, would like to offer adults an indoor space for winter walking during times already reserved for community use. Currently this would be Tuesdays from 7-9pm and Thursdays from 8-9:30pm. 

Tuesday – 7-9pm

Thursday 8-9:30pm 

Starts January 21st, 2020! 

Maple Grove Education Centre, Hebron

Please check in with the supervisor in the school lobby upon arrival and leaving the school. Indoor walking shoes are encouraged. 

**Note: when school is cancelled or closed, walking times will be unavailable. 

Walk for your wellness! 

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fight heart disease
  • Reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes
  • Relieve depression
  • Improve memory
  • Add healthy years to your life

Making Recreation a Priority

An expansion of Mariners Centre gets new life as it is given priority as a community recreation project.

What might be included?

Three and a half years ago a needs assessment was completed by community stakeholders and the three local municipal units with assistance from the Province of Nova Scotia. The full report is available along with possible floor plans on the Mariners Centre website.

AQUATIC CENTRE, GYMNASIUM, MULTIPURPOSE SPACE AND FITNESS

With the age of the YMCA building and the need for new facilities, the report recommends moving the operations of the YMCA to the Mariners Centre location and developing new fitness and aquatic spaces. This partnership is evident in the Pictou County Wellness Centre. A new standard size competition pool with a second warmer therapy pool would be more accessible and open up time and space for a number of aquatic recreation opportunities.

CURLING RINK

A curling surface is also an option for add-on and also needed in the region due to the age and upkeep of the current facility. Curling is accessible to people of all ages and also has a lot of local support for hosting bonspiels.

INDOOR WALKING TRACK

Facilities that include an indoor walking/running track indicate that it is very well used and a great investment in community recreation. Walking tracks are used by everyone; young and old and would be an obvious addition to a multi-purpose recreation facility.

MEETING SPACES, CHILD CARE, COMMUNITY KITCHEN, ROCK CLIMBING WALL AND FIELDHOUSE

Many other options exist both in the plan and in the minds of community members. Recreation services including programming and facilities are one of the most important items your tax dollars support. People choose to live and work in areas with good recreation opportunities for the whole family. Keeping recreation low cost is something our municipal units strive to do so it is accessible to all and keep our whole community healthier.

Take a “Super”Hike!

Saving the world one salamander at a time!

 

 

Several families braved the wet weather and joined us on November 19th at the Hebron Recreation Complex for a Super Fun time! We will host more family activity hikes in the coming months so watch for info!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Faster than a speeding bullet!
    Faster than a speeding bullet!
  • Antman would be right at home here!
    Antman would be right at home here!
  • Always lots of places to rest along the trail while seeking justice.
    Always lots of places to rest along the trail while seeking justice.
  • Let me smell your forest concoction 🙂
    Let me smell your forest concoction 🙂
  • Want to develop your super senses? Name all the smells in the forest!
    Want to develop your super senses? Name all the smells in the forest!
  • Families put on their capes and ventured into the woods
    Families put on their capes and ventured into the woods

 

Spidey-senses are tingling while exploring the forest close-up.

These kids were SUPER!

Hike Tkipok Trail in Arcadia

The Tkipok Trail is located behind Arcadia School.

The one-kilometre trail – weaves through wooded sections and boardwalks along the marsh – has new and improved fitness stations installed so people using the trail can incorporate other forms of exercise into their walk or run.

A major component of the trail revitalization has been to introduce the historical and cultural aspect of the Mi’Kmaq people.

 

How many different colours have you seen?

 

 

There are chances to see many animals, birds and insects along the trail. Deer, rabbits, squirrels, dragonflies and many varieties of birds. For any curious child (or child at heart), this can be a great adventure!

 

 

Informational signs are all along the trail.

 

There are interpretative signs placed along the trail. These signs include science, wilderness, cultural and historical information that will also include translations into the Mi’Kmaq language.

The Tkipok Trail is like an outdoor classroom for all ages! It’s a short hike with so much to offer so if you don’t have much time, it’s ideal. Try it today and let us know what your favourite part is!