Win $150,000 for our Community!

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is helping strengthen communities through physical activity and sport because Everything gets better when you get active. ParticipACTION is awarding $150,000 to the community who rallies the most participants and accumulates the most active minutes during the challenge.

We encourage all residents of Yarmouth County to attend and support our Community Better event/program! Check out the events below or the full community calendar! 

Are You Ready?

Hey Yarmouth County, let’s get together and get active!

Yarmouth County has entered the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge! The challenge runs from May 31 – June 16 and is open to everyone, ultimately recognizing the community with the most tracked minutes (based on its population size) as Canada’s Most Active Community and awarding it with $150,000 to support local physical activity initiatives.
Help us earn the big prize by tracking your active minutes on the ParticipACTION app – the active app for everyone. Get ready Yarmouth County, because on May 31st we’re going to kick off Community Better Challenge festivities. Meet us at Frost Park at 12:15 to launch the challenge!

#CommunityBetterChallenge #CommunityBetter #EverythingGetsBetter

Our Yarmouth Recreation Sneaker Day Patrol will be all over town looking for you out and about wearing your sneaks. Enter to win a free pair of sneakers from Runners Attic and ask us how you can add your minutes to make Yarmouth County a Community Better winner! 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Can you find the eggs hidden around Frost Park? Come and take a look! 10 egg maximum for all children. Special prize for whoever finds the prize egg!


Recommended for Children aged 3 to 10 years. Parental Supervision is required.If you feel your child would benefit from any added supports/ adaptations, please let us know.
Frost Park, Tuesday, April 16th, starts promptly at 4:00 pm
Registration is required. Space is limited! Please phone 742-8868 for more information and to register.

Nominate a Community Volunteer Today!

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We need your help! We are seeking Volunteer nominations from local organizations and individuals for Volunteer Week Celebrations 2019!
If you know someone that you would like to nominate, all you have to do is fill out the form below!  We need a brief description of the person’s volunteer activities..that’s it!
It’s Easy!
Complete this online form or call our office to receive a copy to print:
Info? contact Gail Muise at Yarmouth Recreation: gail@district.yarmouth.ns.ca
902-742-8868
Nomination Deadline: 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 20th .
Thank you in advance!

Super Blood Wolf Moon Hike

January’s full moon is pretty exciting!

It is a Super Moon; meaning the moon is closer than usual to earth and it will appear quite large as it rises over the horizon.

The January full moon is referred to as the Wolf Moon as those native to this land and early settlers could hear hungry wolves howl outside their villages.

Even more rare, is the fact that it is a Blood Moon. This means that the full lunar eclipse happening late on September 20th into the early morning hours of the 21st will produce a moon appearing red in colour.

Join Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Hiking Adventures (YASHA), The Friends of Ellenwood Park and Yarmouth Recreation for a Full Moon Hike on Sunday, January 20th at 7pm. We will meet at the entrance to Ellenwood Park and hike in and through the park with what we hope is a spectacular view of the Full Wolf Moon. Because the eclipse does not begin until 11:30 pm and max at 1:12 am, we will leave that to you to follow up on. It is fully viewable in North America so worth waiting up for if you are able and the night is clear. Dress for the weather and the walking surface. We will have limited pairs of snowshoes available if that is an option. A fire will be on in the ski cabin to warm up before we make the trek out. Please watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.