It’s not just pro athletes who benefit from mental training—young athletes can too! Learn what your child has to gain here.
Kim McMullen created Girl in the Wild to empower teenage girls, help them find their inner strength, and develop confidence.
Some kids’ activity levels drop off once they enter the teen years? Here’s why—plus tips for how you can keep your teens involved in sport.
CBRM Recreation, in partnership with FrameWork Cycle & Fitness, is currently offering a Try A Fat Bike program in various communities within the CBRM. Why fat tire bike? Why try a fat tire bike? Fat bikes are durable, versatile, comfortable, and can go places you’ve never cycled before. Make no mistake, although these bikes handle … Continued
The multi-sport event, organized by the International Olympic Committee, brings together top teenage athletes from around the world.
Have you heard of disc golf? If you’re looking for a fun way to stay active and get outdoors this fall, then why not give it a try? Disc golf is an intergenerational sport where participants try to throw special flying discs or Frisbees into an above-ground target. The sport is based on the rules of golf, but instead of … Continued
This September, Cape Breton will play host to the first-ever Just Paddle It! Festival in Eskasoni. The event, hosted by Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC), in partnership with CBRM Recreation, Eskasoni First Nation, and several other community stakeholders, will take place Sept. 20-22 in Crane Cove and will offer canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle sessions. … Continued
Connecting residents with nature CBRM Recreation is committed to connecting residents to nature. Being a community surrounded by water, we think it’s important to provide recreational opportunities that take advantage of our natural resources. One program we’ve introduced is standup paddleboarding, also known as SUP. This is an excellent activity that can become a lifelong passion. The … Continued
“It’s never too early to build confidence and motivation that lasts a lifetime.” -Rising New York Road Runners Runners know the secret to why running is good for our minds and bodies. There is plenty of research and science to back it up. Running makes us happy, it can help us lose or maintain weight, … Continued
Middle school is a tough time to find activities to participate in. It can be nearly impossible in rural communities. The Cape Breton Regional Municipality Recreation Department along with the Department of Communities Culture and Heritage decided to mend this gap for young girls ages 12-16 with the program “After The Bell” (ATB). ATB is a … Continued
Parents can insist sports clubs train and screen all coaches
In 2015, the Unama’ki Sport Association held its first Unama’ki Riders snowboarding program. The goal was to provide youth ages 12 to 18 with the opportunity to learn how to snowboard. Since then, the program has continued to grow and provides an opportunity for Aboriginal youth to be active throughout the winter months. Winner of … Continued
World Juniors is from December 26th to January 5th
Learning how to ice skate is a common rite of passage for most Canadians. Do you remember how it felt when you were first able to skate on your own? The crisp air on your face as you glided along the ice, maybe dreaming of that first goal, first race, or first spin? Perhaps you … Continued
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