Parks & Recreation

Scotia Pool Fall Swimming Lessons

Fall registration for Red Cross Swimming Lessons at Scotia Pool will be on Saturday, August 29th from 9 - 11am.

Scotia Pool

Blue Route Launch - Thursday, August 6, 2015

Blue Route

Blue Route Overview

The Blue Route provincial cycling network will connect Nova Scotia’s communities through designated cycling routes on secondary highways with paved shoulders, low traffic volume roads, hard surfaced trails, and city streets. The concept of the Blue Route is based on the award winning Route Verte in Quebec, which brings in upwards of $200M in tourism revenue each year and is seen as one of the best active transportation networks in the world.  Once completed the Blue Route comprise a 3000km network of signed bicycle routes, connecting riders with communities across the province.

The Launch of the Blue Route

The first segment to launch connects Pictou to East Mountain (Bible Hill) along segments of the provincial road network (Route 376 and Trunk 4) and the Jitney Trail (co-managed by the Town of Pictou and the Pictou County Trails Association). The entire planned route is 56 km in length, which includes 53km on provincial roadways and 3km on the Jitney Trail.  Although this is a relatively small length of bicycle route, it is a significant realization of many years of hard work, partnership development, and collaboration. Any journey starts with taking that first step…We are very excited to officially launch the first segment of the Blue Route on August 6th in Pictou.

We hope to see you there!  View the first segment of the Blue Route here:   http://bit.ly/BlueRouteLaunch

After many years of hard work and collaboration, the Blue Route is ready to launch! This is the first step in creating a provincial cycling network that will connect communities all over Nova Scotia, with 3000km of signed bicycle routes. 

Bicycle Nova Scotia
bicycle.ns.ca 

2015 Jack Rabbit Run

The 2015 Jack Rabbit Run is right around the corner (Saturday Sept 19, 2015) now is the perfect time register for such a great event in our community. Check out there Facebook group which is offering prizes and draws for people registering.

website - http://raceroster.com/events/2015/4553/jack-rabbit-run

facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/JackRabbitRun2015?pnref=story

Floor Shuffle Board

A new recreational opportunity is being offered in Truro this summer – floor shuffleboard. 

Recreation departments for Colchester, Truro and Bible Hill are offering a five-week free trial of the sport at the Truro Curling Club, 56 Young St. Beginner and experienced players are welcome. 

The sessions will be held on five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning July 22, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Equipment and instruction will be provided. Pre-registration is not necessary. 

Organizers of the 2013 Nova Scotia 55 Plus Games, which were held in Truro, have invested some of the profits from the games into purchasing floor shuffleboard equipment. The project also received financial support from Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Active Living Branch. 

For information
Colchester Recreation Services
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Cobequid Trail Extension Opening - June 5, 2015

trail opening 2

Photo courtesy of Truro Daily News - © Ryan Cooke/Truro Daily News

Brendon Smithson, Parks and Recreation Director for the Village of Bible Hill; Christine Blair, Colchester County Councillor for District 1; Tom Burke, Chair of the Village of Bible Hill; and Hilary Paquet, Parks and Trails Co-Ordinator for Colchester County, open the new stretch of the Cobequid Trail by separating two ferns.  

http://www.trurodaily.com/News/Local/2015-06-06/article-4173451/Village%2C-county-unveil-new-stretch-of-Cobequid-Trail-in-Bible-Hill/1