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COVID-19 Updates on Facilities, Programs and Events
Keep watch on this website or Facebook for updates

updated: August 18, 2021

Facilities Open                                                                             

Tennis Courts
Sport fields - open to group play/bookings
Playgrounds (Broidy Park, Veterans Drive, Pine Street)


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

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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 

YThrive Home Virtual Workouts - exercise videos for all ages; free anytime; anywhere at

YMCA Group Mossa Power Classes

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 

Downtown Fitness Studio daily posts

Pictou County Yoga and Fitness online classes

Kelli Cruikshank Fitness

Quarantine Games (Clan CrossFit & Crossfit Actuate)

Senior Chair Exercise with Sharon 

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 

Physical Activity at Home

Hike Nova Scotia - Hiker Challenge
Prizes and badges; themed challenges for all at 

Hike Nova Scotia - ReConnect with Nature Activities
for your backyard and other outdoor spaces

Kids Run Club - 8 Week Challenge; 2-5km  Find them on facebook or visit 

ParticipACTION - Live Fit Breaks - every weekday at 12pm at you can also download their APP for ideas and tracking 

Mile Happy Walk at Home Workout -

Joe Wicks Free Daily Workouts - for kids, seniors, everyone !

Cosmic Kids Yoga15-30 minute sessions based on stories and    your favorite characters

57 Awesome Dance Party Jams - by ACTIVE FOR LIFE 

Yoga with Adrienne  

Caleb Marshall Dance Workouts  

Fitness Blender


Rehab 4 Addiction guide about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. guide 

ARK Behavioral Health + - COVID 19 Mental Health and Addiction Resources 

Addictions Resource: :


Online training and skill development

Soccer Nova Scotia Stay at Home Challenges - weekly on Facebook at

Free Footie Online - soccer skills online, instagram, Facebook, or TV Channel check it out at

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

Gymnastics Sessions by Fundy Gymnastics Club - find them on Facebook at

NCCP Coaching Courses Online - Baseball

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Home Study Program - various courses to choose from; Competition Introduction and Competition Development levels

Athletics Nova Scotia Virtual Competition  - Track and Field

Home Court App - Basketball

Rugby Nova Scotia Webinars 

 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  

Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams - learn to draw at with a notable illustrator  

Virtual Field Trips - tours famous iconic museums and places around the world at:  PLUS

Go!Live workouts

BOKS Canada resources

Active for Life kids activities

OPHEA resources

Simple STEM Activities to do at Home

DID YOU KNOW.........You Can Access the Library Online  Online Library Services FlyerApril 2020

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,   

 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),

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