Annapolis Royal Winter Olympics

Organization Sponsor: Annapolis Royal, Town

Organization Partner: Club 400 The Order of Active Living


Program Description

Annapolis Royal Recreation, in partnership with Parks Canada, will be hosting the Annapolis Royal Olympics at Fort Anne and the Farmers' Market on Saturday, February 13th. Events begin at 1pm and include: snowshoeing (and snowshoe soccer), kicksledding, boot-hockey, skating, XC skiing, snowman making, and sliding. Medals are ready and waiting to be awarded !

General Events
1:00pm Snowshoe instruction (styles, fit, tips, group walk – shoes provided)
1- 4pm Sliding – bring your sled & tackle the hills (helmets recommended)
1 – 3:30pm Kick sledding instruction & test runs
1 – 3:30pm Snow sculpting (snow conditions permitting) bring your own tools – prizes to be awarded
7:00pm Family skating: Farmers Market - hot chocolate provided by Ye Olde Towne Pub

Annapolis Royal Family Olympics: Events Schedule
(Medals to be Awarded)
1:30pm Distance sliding challenge (helmets are recommended for sliding)
1:45 Kick-sled races
2:00 Snowshoe races
2:30 Snow soccer
3:00 Boot hockey begins at Farmers Market (ages 10+, helmets recommended mandatory for ages 10 -19 yrs)
3:30 Snow sculpture judging (snow conditions permitting)

This is part of the Cub 400 Take the Roof Off Winter Event. (Club 400 —The Order of Active Living to inspire people of all ages in Annapolis County to become more physically active all year round. Club 400 celebrates physical activity of all kinds in many different ways, and is part of the Annapolis County Active Living Strategy. Membership in Club 400 is absolutely free, and open to residents of all ages!)

Program Approximate Cost: 


Funding Sources: 

Town of Annapolis Royal and Club 400

Strategies For Sustainability: 

This event uses equipment that is already owned by the town and can be signed out and borrowed by the community.

Impact Of Program: 

There were about 50 people all together between the events at Fort Anne and the Farmers Market Outdoor Rink. Everyone had a lot of fun and Parks Canada provided these really neat medals.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feedback from the participants.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

This community has encouraged and developed a very active schedule of winter activities over the years. Good participation is the norm.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The weather will play a big part of the success of this event. Having enough equipment is key to the success.

Length and Stage of Project: 

Winter activities have been encouraged since 2006 but this year 2010 is the first for this event to capture the Olympic excitement.

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