BUT… if you would like us to promote your event, program, registration or anything that adds to community recreation and wellness in our area, please tell us about it! We are happy to share your activities through our Facebook page, website and calendar, as well as with listings on southshoreconnect.ca; a top rated website that reaches thousands of people living in and visiting our area each month.
Put some GLIDE back in your STRIDE and the fun back in skiing with a proper cleaning and waxing!
…for waxable and no-wax skis
Sunday, February 18th at Ellenwood
11:00am – 3:00pm *rain or shine
Bring your skis to the ski cabin at Ellenwood on the 18th or call the Yarmouth Rec. Department at 902-642-8868 to register for early drop off by noon on Feb. 16th
Skis will be serviced on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
SERVICES and FEE SCHEDULE *cash or cheque only
$5 Clean off last year’s wax ($10 if Klister was used)
$10 Apply glide wax
$12 Preparation of skis, including ‘hot scrape’
Old time Rock n’ Roll, good food and great dancing and conversation! Join old friends and new along with Sentimental
Whether you dance or just sit and listen, you are sure to be smiling!
Journey’s Loren Fevens for this fun 50+ event! Dances take place from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, the second Thursday of the month October through April at the Lions Club Hall on Parade St. in Yarmouth. Enjoy the fully accessible venue, a wide range of refreshments and beautiful, fun music to dance or just sit and listen. Doors open at 6. Cost – $8.00 per person. Registration a must! Call Yarmouth Recreation at 902-742-8868 to get your name on the list for the next date!
Please note: by selecting the date $8 is charged to your account and payable at the door unless cancelled in advance. Cancel by calling 902-742-8868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
Over 120 people came out to Ellenwood Park Saturday to hike with their family!
Thank you to all who came out to our Family Hike at Ellenwood Park on October 7th! If you missed it, you can still get out and enjoy this trail year round. Ellenwood Park is closed for the camping season but that doesn’t mean you cannot walk in and enjoy the fall colours.
Looking for a great place to walk/hike/bike with the kids? While Ellenwood Park is officially closed for the season, everyone is still welcome to use the park. The Friends of Ellenwood Park operate programs throughout the fall and winter and when there is snow, open a ski cabin for everyone to enjoy!
There is so much to do along the trail! Did you know that the more your child spends time in nature, the better they will do in school? Research has shown many benefits to healthy child development as a result of nature-based play.
Heading out on the Trail
The Leon Williams Memorial Trail can be accessed near the end parking lot closest to the guarded beach.
Hiking is for everyone!
Hike through a traditional "Acadian Forest" of spruce, fir, pine,maple, birch, and hemlock. The 1.5 km trail is accessible to all ages. There are a few wet spots so wear appropriate footwear and strollers should be for trail use.
Was this the squirrel buffet table?
You will see squirrels playing and chirping, birds singing, woodpeckers knocking and if you are very stealthy, you might glimpse a deer, grouse or groundhog.
What do you hear?
Wear a sleep mask or just close your eyes and listen. How many sounds in nature can you name? The longer you do this the more you will hear! Have a contest to see how many you get to!
Touchy-Feely Scavenger Hunt
Label an ice cube tray or egg carton compartments with words like soft, prickly, furry, sticky, etc. Try to find matching items and fill your tray.
Explore and Question!
Take time to stop and look closely at nature. A fallen log provides a whole world of exploration. Bring small mirrors to look underneath and in small spaces and magnifying glasses to get even closer.
After the Bell is a program for girls attending Maple Grove Education Centre and (new this year!) will include interested alumni attending the High School as well. Pick up your forms at MGEC office or download here!