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“After the Bell” program provides access to recreation activities for middle school girls

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

Celebrate Bike to School Week with these tips

Did you know that Bike to School Week is happening in communities across Canada from May 27 to 31 this year? Celebrate by encouraging your child or student to ride to school this week and beyond. When done safely, cycling to and from school leads to children who are healthy, happy, and ready to study from fresh air … Continued

How to help children connect with nature

We live in a world overflowing with technology. Cars talk to us, phones entertain us, houses are “smart,” and wristwatches monitor our vitals. Are we living in Brave New World or 1984? Whichever we imagine, one thing is certain: our attachment to technology strains our connection with nature. Staying connected to the natural world is … Continued

How to bring adventure to your local park

“Back when we were kids…” Do you ever catch yourself telling stories to children about how play used to be? The freedom and friendships of the outdoors, and playing all day until the lights came on, were staples of childhood. It seems like forever since that kind of free play lived in neighbourhoods, and according … Continued

Inspiring #ProjectActiveFamily ideas to help you move

Hey, Project Active Family participants! It’s been a few weeks since we officially wrapped up Project Active Family, but I’m happy to report that our small-but-mighty community continues to live on in all kinds of unofficial ways. Each time I dive into my social media feed, I see a variety of wonderfully inspiring photos featuring … Continued

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