May 17, 2018; Liverpool, NS: In advance of National Health and Fitness Day 2018 on June 2nd, Region of Queens Municipality’s Recreation and Healthy Communities Department will be offering events leading up to this national program, providing physical activity and healthy programs in Milton and Caledonia.
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Region is partnering with Milton Canoe and Camera Club to host a family paddle at 6:30 pm. Participants will meet at the Morton’s Wharf across from Morton House on highway # 8 in Milton to enjoy a leisurely paddle along the Mersey River. There is a maximum of 20 people for this program, and participants are asked to bring their own PFD if they have one. All skill levels are welcome, with a maximum of 4 people per boat, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $ 2/person or $ 5/family, and pre-registration is requested by Monday, May 28th by calling the Recreation and Healthy Communities Department at 902-354-5741. The program will not take place in the event of heavy rain or high wind to ensure safety.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Health Coach Elise Johnston is offering the "What Does Being Healthy Mean to You?" workshop at the North Queens Hub in Caledonia, 9793 Highway #8. This workshop is for anyone interested in improving their health, be it weight loss, stress management, improved sleep and moods, reduced medications, and/or more energy. Elise will guide participants through a process of self-reflection and insights on how to build motivation and personalise their journey towards a healthier lifestyle, with participants leaving with actionable items towards improved health. "What Does Being Healthy Mean to You?" will take place from 7:00 - 8:30 pm on the 30th, and the cost is $15. To register please call the Recreation and Community Facilities Department at 902-354-5741 by May 28, 2018.
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.