8.07 Greenspaces essential to overall good health and quality of life

Are you interested in the idea of camping but don’t know where to start? Saskatchewan Parks and our Learn to Camp program can help!

Three ways to learn:Choose an overnight experience at one of three participating parks! We supply all of the camping equipment you will need. You supply your own food, bedding, and personal items (clothing, toiletries, etc).

With generous funding from the Ontario Government, ‘Opening Our Streets for Health’gives 8-80 Cities the opportunity to inspire and support the implementation of Open Streets programs in four Ontario municipalities-Kingston, Toronto, Thunder Bay, and Windsor.

Make a Place for People is a component of our Active Places, Healthy People project and is based on the idea that community participation is the key to the creation of vibrant and healthy public spaces. 

The Doable Neighbourhood Project (DNP) is a practical and participatory approach to creating healthier neighbourhoods in Ontario. The goal of the DNP is to improve mental and physical wellbeing by providing community leaders with new tools to assess their neighbourhoods, and by supporting the development of innovative pilot projects.

The Sheridan Senior Center introduces a new Summer Senior Outdoor Activity Program for 2014. The first new summer activity is a walking-jogging-cycling program with some organized group rides or walks to kick off the program. The group activities will leave the start points at 9 a.m. on the following dates.

June 4 - Meet at the Senior Center for Organizational Meeting Walk/Jog/Cycle Whitney Commons.

June 11 - Meet at the Kendrick Park Band Shell Walk/Jog/Cycle Kendrick Park.

The Sheridan Senior Center introduces a new Summer Senior Outdoor Activity Program for 2014. Part of this program is free bikes for use. You can check out a bike and a helmet for the day just by signing your name.

Sheridan Senior Center has added this new program to their recreation and fitness activities. Biking for Seniors!

Bring the whole family for outdoor yoga! All levels are welcome to participate and no equipment is necessary (mats are optional). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Naturally Active Victoria County is a call-to-action for community groups, organizations and leaders, business and government to address the health risks facing residents & visitors, associated with physical inactivity and unhealthy eating.

The Clare Recreation Department offers a monthly calendar of physical activities for youth, such as swimming and skating. Activities take place on Mondays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. A leader is hired one day per week in each elementary school to offer physical activity programming for students in grades 4 to 6 from 2:15 to 5:00 p.m.

Unstructured play in nature is proven to be beneficial to children of all ages. Turn off the TV and join us for interactive, seasonal play activities designed to connect you and your child with nature. Get comfortable playing outside! Explore nature using all of your senses. Build a fort, follow an animal track and see where it takes you? Scoop critters from the water, net insects on flowers and observe up close. Create creatures using mud natural materials and imagination.