Sneaker Day kicks off the Community Better Challenge

Get caught with your sneaks on May 31st by the Yarmouth Recreation Sneaker Day crew and you have a chance to win a pair of sneakers courtesy of Runners Attic. Ask how to download the Participaction APP or join community events to have your participation counted towards the Community Better Challenge in which one community in Canada will be awarded $150,000!! 


For the full calendar of events and more information on our challenge, visit our website and click to say you are coming to the Facebook event!

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.

Community Wellness Funds

Yarmouth County Community Health Board Wellness Funds – What are they used for?

On Tuesday, March 5th the Yarmouth County Community Health Board met to celebrate the community organizations whose projects were approved for wellness funds.

Jeanine Muise with Schools Plus talks about a way to break down barriers to communication with families they serve through crock pot cooking and sharing.

Wellness Funds support local non-profit groups in developing healthy communities. Wellness Funds are available to support projects that advance community health board priorities and use a population health-based approach in addressing the social determinants of health such as income, education, social supports, early childhood development, etc. Grant funding is part of the NSHA annual operating budget.

Many community organizations, small and large received wellness fund assistance for their programs. Watch for Yarmouth County to become a healthier, happier place to live, work and play in part due to the work of these groups and individuals:

  • Acadia First Nation Native Women’s Group
  • Acadia First Nation Youth Centre
  • Families caring for a loved one with an eating disorder
  • Consent Film Fest committee – Schools Plus
  • Ecoles Plus – CSAP Argyle
  • Jeux de l’Acadie – Par-en-Bas
  • LBGTQ+ Alliance
  • Schools Plus – Yarmouth County
  • South West Nova Dental Hygiene Study Club
  • Southwest Employment Services
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Southwest Nova Branch
  • The Friends of Ellenwood Park
  • Western Counties Regional Library
  • Yarmouth County Learning Network
  • YMCA of Yarmouth

Loren Cushing listens to how the Canadian Mental Health Association supports programs for youth in Yarmouth County.

Non-profit community groups and organizations that have been together for a minimum of six months and are able to receive, manage and track funding can apply. This includes groups associated with Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) and the Nova Scotia Regional Centers for Education (formally known as school boards). Grants typically range anywhere from $250 to $3000. Larger requests may be considered on a case by case basis. The application period for Wellness Funds will reopen in Summer/Fall of 2019. Additional information on Wellness Funds may be found here or contact your local CHB Coordinator.