Community Snowshoes Available for Loan

Organization Sponsor: Annapolis County Recreation Services

Organization Partner: Club 400 The Order of Active Living


Program Description

Annapolis County Recreation Services challenges you to get out and try snowshoeing this winter! Throughout the County, recreation departments have a selection of snow-shoes available for individuals, families or other groups to borrow for a period of time. Drop down and just sign them out to go for a walk, take a clinic or to explore styles before you buy a pair.

Program Approximate Cost: 

Each pairs cost $150.00

Funding Sources: 

Annapolis County, Health Boards, Activekids Healthykids.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Snow shoeing as an activity can be done almost anywhere
It is free It is easy It is fun It strengthens leg and heart muscles .Snowshoes can go places that skis and
snowmobiles cannot it will make you feel good It is a great family and/or friend activity.

Impact Of Program: 

This program is now a part of all recreation department in the area and the equipment is used by schools, community groups and individuals. The equipment is being used by all ages. On weekends all sets are loaned out by the community.

Evaluation Tools: 

The use of free equipment and feedback from community.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Snowshoeing is quickly becoming a popular
winter recreation activity in Nova Scotia.
Here in Annapolis County elementary
schools and recreation departments are
getting their snowshoes ready for when
that white fluffy stuff is on the ground.
Families are encouraged to make snow-
shoeing a part of their winter activity
plans. This is a good family activity that is
easy to learn and most of all it is fun!
When you go snowshoeing, you can go just
about anywhere in the snow. No matter
where you live, there are many places you
can go: local parks, trails, fields, golf
courses, etc. Many people can go snow-
shoeing right in their own backyard! It is
a great winter activity and it burns more
calories than walking or cycling.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Snowshoeing is a new activity. It has become very popular because of improvements to modern designs.Getting people to try new things requires a lot of promotions. Having free beginner clinics and equipment.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This program began in 2004 and has expanded to other local recreation department.


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