ON THE MOVE WITH PICTOU RECREATION AND PARKS
Becoming more active is easier than you think. It is important to be active throughout your life. Discover all the different ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily life in Pictou. It can be as easy as walking the dog, a snowshoe hike with your friends or taking your grandchild to the playground. Pictou Recreation and Parks provide recreation programming for all ages and interests, as well as leadership in organizing special community events that foster community pride.
For more ideas on self-directed active living opportunities visit this LINK
For information on Pictou Fisheries Pool and programs visit this LINK
Registration required for some programs, please call 902-485-4372. Public health measures in place. Limited spots available. Fall programs will be updated soon.
Tai Chi (September - June)
Gentle flowing movements that reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve health. It is a non competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Anyone regardless of age or physical ability can practice Tai Chi. Every Monday at 10am at the Pictou Legion. Start date: TBA
Time: 10:00-11:00 am Cost: $57.50 for a 10 session punch card
Chair Yoga with Rachael MacLean (6 weeks/ongoing)
Chair Yoga is a wonderful and uplifting program for all ages and abilities. This class will invite you to connect with breath and movement to improve your range of motion, flexibility and strength. Join us for this opportunity to feel better in this customized session to meet YOUR needs. Enjoy the benefits of Yoga, feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and well. Every Friday at the Pictou Legion at 11:00am. Cost: $50. Next session: TBA
Yoga with Rachael MacLean (6 weeks)
Learn the fundamentals of yoga building strength, improve balance, increase flexibility, reduce stress and tension while building overall health. The sessions lead you through breathing practices, movement and mediation to integrate body, mind and spirit. Every Wednesday at 10:00am at the Pictou Legion. Cost: $50. Next session: September 15, 2021.
Women on Wheels
Are you interested in beginning to ride again or looking for championship for biking, join in a bike ride every Wednesday at 1pm beginning September 15. Meet up location: deCoste Parking Lot. No bike, no problem, bikes available through Pictou Recreation and Parks, call 902-485-4372.
Nordic Walking Group (weekly)
Interested in learning to Nordic Walk and join a weekly walking group? This is for you. The group will meet every Wednesday evening beginning September 8th at 7pm. Location: deCoste Parking lot, walking the Jitney Trail and looping through Town. Join recreation staff; open to all ages, poles available.
Walking Buddy Program
New to the area or want to begin a new walking routine? Maybe you’re a senior who doesn’t feel comfortable walking alone due to mobility issues or you’re just someone who wants a companion to walk with. We will connect you to a trained walking buddy for companionship, motivation and provide the best routes to explore. To get started call Michelle at 902-485-6057.
Adult Floor Hockey
Tuesdays 7-9pm beginning September TBA 2021.
Photography Class with Len Cheverie (8 weeks)
Improve your photographic experience! This course is for anyone wanting to have a better understanding of the basics of photography. Classes are held on Tuesdays beginning September 21st from 7:00-9:00 pm at the CN Station. Fee is $80 and pre-registration is required. Another session will follow.
Basket Ball Clinics with Craig Sutherland
Join Craig Sutherland, CKS Skills Development for 2 sessions of basketball skills development. Sessions will be split into two, 10 person groups for ages 12 years and up. You may join one session for $20 or both for $30. Location: Pictou Academy Gym. Dates: September 25th and October 9th. Must pre-register at 902-485-4372.
Tennis Memberships and Lessons
Highland Tennis Association is excited to announce the courts are open for players located at Broidy Park.
Tennis Lessons (Summer)
Age 6 yrs and up beginning in July
Week day mornings
Adult Lessons available upon request.
$30 individual/$50 family (includes access to the courts on your own time). Qualified instruction.
Seasonal Memberships available. Cost: $30 individual/$50 family.
Brought to you by: Highland Tennis Association, please drop by the Pictou Recreation and Parks Office at the Town Hall to register or call 902-485-4372
Early Years Programs
Looking for activities for your little ones? For opportunities to participate in something new in a group, click the following for ideas Activities for Tots to 6 years
Every Sundays 1-3pm and Tuesdays 7-9pm at the Pictou Academy Gym. Safety protocols in place. Cost: $2 per day. Start date: TBA
Adult Badminton Club
Every Tuesday throughout the school year at the Pictou Elementary Gym
7:00-9:00 pm Cost:$2/night. Bring your own racket. Start date: TBA
Pictou Soccer Club has a multi-part structure to it. First of all, we operate a recreational format that provides the opportunity for every player to participate in the game of soccer, in a fun and relaxing atmosphere, and is open to all players from ages 5 – 10 years. This format is the heart of our soccer program, introducing the game to players and ensuring that everyone gets the opportunity to participate. We try diligently to provide this recreational opportunity, in a fun, engaging and inviting manner to all players. Playing should be FUN! Visit this LINK for more information.
Did you ever wonder what geocaching is all about? Do you enjoy a good treasure hunt? Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt happening right now, all around you. For self-guided tours pick up a brochure at the Town Office. Geocaching is a great way to enjoy the Jitney Trail with your family or in a group treasure hunt.
Junior Leader Program
Are you a teen looking for valuable volunteer experience? Come and join the Pictou Recreation and Parks Junior Leader Program! We are committed to investing in our youth! Responsibilities include: 1 day leadership training, supervising summer day camp participants ages 6-11 years and helping with the preparation of crafts and activities. Please call 485-4372 to register.
NOW AVAILABLE STORAGE LOCKERS FOR CANOES, KAYAKS & PADDLE BOARDS
On the Pictou Waterfront at the MarinaIf you are looking for convenient storage for your small recreational watercraft near a launch ramp please call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 902-485-4372. Individual units available, annual fee.
EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM
Pictou County offers a loan program for recreational equipment available by the various municipal units throughout the county. If there is a piece of equipment that you would enjoy, simply fill out the survey and the appropriate person will be in contact with you. Follow this link to book your equipment today <HERE>
For a complete listing of equipment that Pictou Recreation and Parks has visit this link: <HERE>
Looking for ideas?
A kit bag full of outdoor recreation equipment for entertaining family and friends, canoe, paddleboards, kayaks, bikes, snow shoes, nordic walking poles, sport wheel chairs, washer toss games, floor hockey equipment, tennis rackets, rollar blades, flag football and baseball kit with bats, helmets, catchers equipment, and balls.
Discover our PLAY BOX, new in Veterans Drive Playground; a box of outdoor games and fun that you can use at your own leisure. Fun for families, friends and on your own!
DID YOU KNOW: that you can sign out the following bike equipment from the Pictou Library: bike locks, tire pump, allen-key tune up kit.
Active Pictou County
The purpose of this cooperative partnership amongst four municipalities in Pictou County is to educate and motivate all citizens to increase their daily physical activity in an effort to create a happier, healthier and active community. The brand Active Pictou County was created as the driving force for this purpose. Looking to get more active or incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, visit Active Pictou County on Facebook for ideas.
Highland Connect is a simple, searchable, online guide to recreation, sport and physical activity opportunities in Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties of Nova Scotia. Highland Connect supports healthier lifestyles for all. Check out the website at: www.highlandconnect.ca
Leadership and Training
Several Nova Scotia organizations offer leadership training and coaching courses.
Funding and Financial Support
For community groups, finding funding in order to enhance programs or subsidize the costs of participation to the users is sometimes a challenge. There are a variety of organizations that offer funding and financial support for recreation activities and sports programs.