May 17, 2018; Liverpool, NS: As part of National Health and Fitness Day 2018, the Region of Queens Municipality’s Recreation and Healthy Communities Department will be offering a “Turf and Surf” weekend on June 2nd and 3rd, 2018.
For the "Turf" portion on June 2nd, which is National Health and Fitness Day in Canada, the Homegrown Skateboards crew will lead an afternoon of activities from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Mersey Skatepark, Queens Place Drive, Liverpool. Jesse Watson and Jefferson Muise from Homegrown Skateboards will be on hand to help with trick tips, balance and momentum strategies, and physics homework; and the focus of this session is to provide a welcoming, easygoing environment to anyone interested in starting to skate or continuing to develop their existing skill set.
There will be individual and group instruction starting at 2:00 pm, with park etiquette, use of the various parts of the park, use and knowledge of personal gear, calculated risk in trick development, and personal safety among the topics covered. The event is open to all ages and skill levels, but if you are interested in the instructional session, you must preregister by May 30th by calling the Recreation and Healthy Communities Department at (902)-354-5741. The cost for this session is $ 10.00.
The final part of the "Turf and Surf" weekend is an introduction to surfing with Jeff Norman. Jeff is an accredited surf instructor who has been operating a local surf shop since 1998. This one-hour session will take place at 10:00 am on June 3rd at White Point Beach Resort. Cost for this session is $25.00, which includes wet suits, boards, instruction, and a Resort Day Pass. Class size is limited to 10 participants and is open to ages 12 and up. Preregister by May 30th with the Recreation and Healthy Communities Department at (902)-354-5741.
National Health and Fitness Day is the first Saturday in June annually. Communities across Canada mark the day with local events to celebrate being active, promote the use of indoor and outdoor sport and fitness facilities, and encourage a more active lifestyle for Canadians. The Region of Queens Municipality has hosted National Health and Fitness Day events since the National Health and Fitness Act received Royal Assent in 2014. In 2017, the Region of Queens Municipality was among the 270 cities, towns, and municipalities that participated in this initiative across Canada.
For more information on these and other activities of the Recreation and Healthy Communities Department, call (902)-354-5741.