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Western Region

Get Moving in the Western Region with these Great Programs!



Programs for All Ages

Hiking at Trout River Natural Area
The 8km (round trip) trail is open to the public year round for walking!  Trail is located at 36927 Hwy #2, Carleton, call 859-1552 for more information.

Try Archery at Hernewood
Want to try something new or enhance your archery skills? Join us for weekly drop-in sessions on Thursdays starting October 6:
7:30 - 8:15pm - beginners
8:15-9:00pm - experienced archers
Cost is $2/person, $5/family.  Must be 12 years or older, all abilities and skill levels welcome.  Contact Alison at or 859-8856 for more information.

Learn to Make Pumpkin Pie from Scratch
Everyone needs a treat sometimes!  Walking the Red Road West Youth Group planted pumpkins in their garden so they could offer a session on how to make pumpkin pie from scratch.  Join us 4:30-7:30 October 26 at O'Leary Legion.  Contact Alison for more information atT

Try Geocaching
Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt and we are providing you with an opportunity to try it with experienced geocachers.  Anyone is welcome to join the group (children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult):
October 29 - 1pm at Green Park, Tyne Valley
November 5 - 1pm at Larch Grove Trail, Milo
Contact Alison for more information at or 859-8856


Children's Programs

Hide and Seek Tag
Join us for the Island's biggest game of Hide and Seek Tag at the Alberton Exhibition Grounds at 6:30pm on October 28.  All ages are welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) to get their hearts racing and enjoy healthy snacks.  Please bring your own flashlight.  Contact Alison at 859-8856 or Amanda at 853-3582 for more information.

go!play After School Program
Our 6-week after school programs provide a safe and non-competitive environment for children to have fun and be active.  Contact Alison for additional information.  Programs currently being offered in the following schools:
Bloomfield Elementary - Thursdays for grade K-2 starting Nov. 3
Ellerslie Elementary - TBD
Miscouche Consolidated - Wednesdays for grade K-2 starting Nov. 2
St. Louis Elementary - TBD
Ecole Pierre Chiasson - TBD
Ecole Evangeline - TBD
After School Try Badminton
Great opportunity for children in grade 4-6 at Ellerslie Elementary to learn the sport of badminton.  Free program will be led by Nancy MacKinnon from 3:00-4:30 on Tuesdays starting November 1.  Contact Alison for more information at

Try Hockey
This free 6-week program will introduce children in grade K-6 (not enrolled in Minor Hockey) to the sport of Hockey. All equipment is provided with the exception of skates.  You must pre-register by contacting Alison at 859-8856 or
O'Leary - Tuesdays from 3:30-4:20 starting November 1
Tyne Valley - TBD
Alberton - TBD
Tignish - TBD
Evangeline - TBD

Adult/Older Adult Programs

Cooking Class
10-week Healthy Cooking Class led by Carole Chiasson 7-9pm Mondays starting September 26 at ME Callaghan Junior High School. Program is being offered in conjunction with Community School - cost is $15.  Contact Alison at 902-859-8856 or for more information.

Adult Pickleball
Come try the exciting sport of pickleball; a game played on a badminton court with a tennis net and ping pong-like paddles! Cost is $2/person and indoor sneakers are required.
Ellerslie Elementary School - 7:30pm Mondays starting October 17
Hernewood Junior High School - 7:30pm Tuesdays starting October 18
O'Leary Elementary School - 7pm Thursdays starting October 13
Programs run until December 15, anyone is welcome to join.  Contact Alison for more information at or 902-859-8856

Adult Badminton
Anyone age 18+ is welcome to join us at Ellerslie Elementary for Adult Badminton.  This free program is Thursdays at 7pm starting September 22 - May 25Clean sneakers are required.  Contact Alison at or 902-859-8856 for more information.

Running Group
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 6pm - meet Carolyn McKie At Confederation Trail in Ellerslie for a running group.  Contact Alison at for more information.

go!Walk O'Leary
Join Bev Murphy for a weekly walking group at 6pm Tuesdays starting August 16 meeting at O'Leary Guardian Drug Store Parking Lot.  Contact Alison for more information

Cards and Games for Seniors
Seniors are welcome to join their friends and neighbors for cards and coard games starting Oct. 12 at 1pm Wednesdays at Tyne Valley Fire Hall.  Contact Alison at 859-8856 or for more information.

50+ Walking Group Ellerslie
The Ellerslie walking group meets at 9am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for approximately 1 hour of physical activity.  Anyone is welcome to join, but meeting location changes each week so please contact Mary McGuire for more information 831-2812.

go!Older Adults
Join Heidi Hudson for this 8-week introduction to physical activity and healthy living program aimed at older adults of all abilities.  There will be a $10 fee for the 8 weeks. Contact Alison at or 902-859-8856 for more information.  Current programs starting October 17:
St. Louis - 10:30am Mondays at the St. Louis Community Centre
Tyne Valley - 9am Wednesdays at the Tyne Valley Presbyterian Church
Evangeline - 10:45am Wednesdays at Le Bel Age Common Room

Bloomfield - 1pm Wednesdays at St. Anthony's Legion, Bloomfield

For more information about our programs please contact Alison at
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