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PICTOU RECREATION AND PARKS
COVID-19 Updates on Facilities, Programs and Events
Keep watch on this website or Facebook for updates
updated: August 18, 2021
Pictou Fisheries Training Pool - closed due to scheduled maintenance, re-opens September 7, 2021
|Jitney Trail||Open for walkers; practice social distrancing; stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people. If you are unwell please refrain from using the trail.|
Fall programs will be updated soon - CLICK HERE
Events will be updated as confirmed, most are cancelled or postponements due to the pandemic. Some events have gone virtual. All event listings can be found at this LINK. For a full list of events taking place in Pictou County please visit "What's UP in Pictou County" at this LINK.
Recreation at Home.....Ways to Keep Active
Daily movement is important, here are some fun ideas for individuals, with your family or your partner.
Chair Exercise with Sharon Lynch - watch video
Pictou County YMCA - daily online workout are posted on Facebook or at https://bit.ly/34BDZyj
YThrive Home Virtual Workouts - exercise videos for all ages; free anytime; anywhere at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMjjYuiaJZT7JilnXPo7jQ
YMCA Group Mossa Power Classes - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMjjYuiaJZT7JilnXPo7jQ
YMCA 360 On Demand Workouts - For details click HERE
Brought to you by Local Groups and Individuals
90 Day Virtual Run/Walk Challenge - brought to you by Pictou County YMCA and the Town of New Glasgow. For details click HERE
Backyard Activities By Hike Nova Scotia - Re-Connect with Nature at https://bit.ly/2RN3aJ9
Pictou United Church - "Nightly Story for All"; live stories on Facebook by people and families in your community; at 8pm until May 31
Gardening Tips - join the Pictou Garden Club on Facebook for live gardening tips; seasonal prep, dividing bulbs, all about roots and more.
Your Way to Wellness - Nova Scotia Health Authority
Tools to live well with chronic conditions - online workshops at https://bit.ly/2L8pd9B
Physical Activity at Home
Hike Nova Scotia - Hiker Challenge
Prizes and badges; themed challenges for all at https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects-hiker-challenge/
Hike Nova Scotia - ReConnect with Nature Activities
for your backyard and other outdoor spaces https://hikenovascotia.wordpress.com/
Kids Run Club - 8 Week Challenge; 2-5km Find them on facebook or visit https://bit.ly/35Isvtu
ParticipACTION - Live Fit Breaks - every weekday at 12pm at https://www.facebook.com/ParticipACTION/ you can also download their APP for ideas and tracking
Mile Happy Walk at Home Workout - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3q5e1pV4pc
Joe Wicks Free Daily Workouts - for kids, seniors, everyone !
Cosmic Kids Yoga - 15-30 minute sessions based on stories and your favorite characters https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
57 Awesome Dance Party Jams - by ACTIVE FOR LIFE
Rehab 4 Addiction - A guide about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. guide https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/mental-health-coronavirus
ARK Behavioral Health + - COVID 19 Mental Health and Addiction Resources https://www.arkbh.com/covid-19-resources/
Addictions Resource: : https://www.addictionresource.net/covid-19-and-substance-abuse/
SPORTS AT HOME
Online training and skill development
Soccer Nova Scotia Stay at Home Challenges - weekly on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SoccerNovaScotia/
Free Footie Online - soccer skills online, instagram, Facebook, or TV Channel check it out at https://www.freefootie.ca/
Kids Run Club - Let's Keep Moving Campaign - follow them on Instagram for daily challenges; a Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation activity.
Tumblebugs at Home by Annapolis Valley Recreation Sta(y)cation - Ages 3+yrs https://youtu.be/dvJng7mjXmE
Gymnastics Sessions by Fundy Gymnastics Club - find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FundyGymnastics/
NCCP Coaching Courses Online - Baseball
National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Home Study Program - various courses to choose from; Competition Introduction and Competition Development levels https://cscatlantic.ca/nccp-home-study
Athletics Nova Scotia Virtual Competition - Track and Field
More Sports will be added as they become available online.
Special Interests and Discovery
Spending more time at home can be a time to explore and expand on your interests and skills, here are a couple of ideas to fill your day or enjoy a new activity with your family.
Maple Murples’s Popping Purple Wordspinning World - Join Sheree Fitch, poet, author and storyteller from River John in an online Journey of imagination and creativity
Canada’s National Ballet School - Bring Dance Into Your Home, Free Resources for all Ages at:
Brilliant Labs (a not for profit, hands on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada) - join them everyday at 10am for a new make at home activity or 1pm for an outdoor activity https://www.brilliantlabs.ca/
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams - learn to draw at with a notable illustrator https://www.facebook.com/mowillems/
Virtual Field Trips - tours famous iconic museums and places around the world at:
https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/ PLUS https://www.titlemax.com/articles/road-trip-from-home-virtual-field-trips/
DID YOU KNOW.........You Can Access the Library Online
All the library services online are free - from downloadable or streaming eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines for all ages (Tumblebooks to OverDrive, and RB Digital), to language learning programs, and a few other information/database sources and some new services coming soon! These online services do require a library card to access (your library card # + a passcode)... and can be under Collections, http://www.parl.ns.ca/
If you need a free library card, please call/text the library, at 1(902)759-2310 ... Mondays to Fridays, from 10am to 3pm ... we are answering calls/texts
There is a lot of other informational resources on our webpage, under Subject Resources, including the Health & Wellness section, and including we do have access to the digital copy of all/most of the NSHA pamphlets too (in the regular library collection, online), http://www.parl.ns.ca/projects/healthroom/index.php
Check out the Libraries Social Media accounts to share information about other free, online resources and activities for Stay-at-Home ... for all ages, from author readings to gardening tips, mental wellness, crafts & more.
In your own backyard.......
- Go on a nature scavenger hunt
- Create nature art (mobile, gift card, use your imagination)
- Start an indoor garden.....plant in later spring
- Make a bird feeder
- Go for a daily walk around the block
- Exercise with your pet
- Light up your house with Christmas lights, brighten your neigborhood
- Create a bear hunt activity, go online and find out how
- Become a chalk artist; your driveway is your canvass
- Find a favorite family recipe and cook together
- Have a spontaneous kitchen dance