Steps to Connect

REGISTER NOW!! FREE PROGRAM!!

Steps to Connect is a program designed to help people living with chronic conditions take steps to connect to themselves, the people around them and their community.  This program is offered over 3 sessions that are 2 hours in length.

 

UPCOMING DATES AT THE YARMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

-Session 1 of 3, Tuesday, January 9th , 5:45pm to 7:45pm or Saturday, January 20th , 10am to 12pm

-Session 2 of 3, Tuesday, January 16th , 5:45pm to 7:45pm or Saturday, January 27th , 10am to 12pm

-Session 3 or 3, Tuesday, January 23rd , 5:45pm to 7:45pm or Saturday, February 3rd , 10am to 12pm

***Steps to Connect is a recreation-based education program, delivered by trained facilitators.  The program is intended to help people learn ways to connect to their community through recreation.  In the Steps to Connect Program, participants will plan and coordinate a safe group activity that will take place during Session 2 of the 3-session program.  Steps to Connect will help individuals rediscover what matters in their life and find out how recreation and social activities can help them live well with their condition.

**The goals of the program are to: Recognize personal assets that can be cultivated in/through recreation.  Experience the potential of recreation for contributing to and connecting with others in the community.  Discover ways to connect with one’s neighborhood and community.  This program is FREE.  We will be running 2 consecutive programs, Tuesday evenings or Saturday Mornings.

*Please call Yarmouth Recreation, 902-742-8868 to register.  For more information you can also contact Danielle Chitty, Program Coordinator, at 902-648-0038 or e-mail: dchitty@district.yarmouth.ns.ca

This program is supported by the Chronic Disease Innovation Fund, Yarmouth County Community Health Board, Community Partners, Western Counties Regional Library Yarmouth, Yarmouth Recreation, NSCC Burridge and Dalhousie University

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!

Family Hiking: Want a challenge?

If your family is looking for a bit more of a hiking challenge, try the Chebogue Meadows Trail in Brooklyn.

Expect rough terrain in spots.

 

Chebogue Meadows Wildlife Interpretive Trail is a 4.5km hike. The trail consists of various terrains such as wetlands, rough footpaths (rocky), boardwalks (some in rough condition), and look-offs.

 

 

 

Trail Sign

There are signs along the trail with information of the trails surroundings.

Map of Chebogue Meadows Trail

 

 

The trail is marked with yellow and red tree markers. We recommend the buddy system because the trail itself lacks direction so a family hike with older kids is perfect.

That being said be mindful of your turns and stay on the path and you will end up where you started. (If you hit a dirt road, turn around and take the next right)

 

 

Boardwalk in Chebogue Meadows Trail

The Chebogue Meadows Wildlife Interpretive Trail is on the edge of a Ducks Unlimited protected area.

Chebogue Meadows Trail through woodland

This trail provides the hiker with valuable insight into both the natural and managed forests in the interior of Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to wear orange this time of year and let us know in the comments how you enjoyed this trail!

 

Drop in Table Tennis

Table tennis (Ping Pong) is on Wednesdays, at the Rotary Centre, Hebron Recreation Complex, 107 Cemetery Road.

We’ll be meeting every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00pm. We’re hoping to have a great season!

OPEN TO ALL! $3.00/per person

Please spread the word! Any questions, call Yarmouth Recreation 742-8868.

“Remember the Days” Dances

Old time Rock n’ Roll, good food and great dancing and conversation! Join old friends and new along with Sentimental

couple dancing

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 misty@district.yarmouth.ns.ca or comment below.