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Programs for All Ages



Try Kayaking
We are excited to introduce anyone over the age of 9 to Kayaking this summer!  (Children between the age of 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult during this activity)  If you own your own PFD, please bring it.  We will have some on site but sizing may not be optimal.  Drop into these locations during the scheduled time and we will ensure you have a chance to try this great sport!
Myrick Shore - July 2 from 11am-6pm *in conjunction with Irish Moss Festival
Grand River - TBD
Trout River - July 22 from 11am-6pm *in conjunction with Potato Blossom Festival
Northport - TBD
Bideford River - TBD
Green Park - August 4 from 11am-6pm * in conjunction with Oyster Festival
Conway Narrows - TBD * in conjunction with Oyster Festival
For more information please contact Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856


Try Archery
Want to try something new or enhance your archery skills? Join us for weekly drop-in sessions on TBD.  Cost is $2/person, $5/family.  Must be 12 years or older, all abilities and skill levels welcome.  Contact Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856 for more information.

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.

Learn to Run 5K
A 10-week walk-to-run program designed for beginners, led by a community volunteer.  The group meets once per week with the expectation that participants follow a training program on their own outside of the l2R group.  All program graduates will complete a 5K fun upon completion of the program.  Programs being offered:
Tignish - Tuesdays at 6:30 starting April 12 at Bi-Centennial Park led by Cherissa Arsenault
Miminegash - Mondays at 6:30 starting April 11 at Our Lady of Assumption led by TJ Gallant & Alyssa Bernard
Alberton - Tuesdays at 6:30 starting April 12 at Old Stone Station led by Andrea Richard
O'Leary - Wedensdays at 6:30 starting April 13 at O'Leary Walking Track led by Tessa Bell
Lennox Island - Wednesdays at 4:00 starting April 13 at Lennox Island Health Centre led by Charlene Palmer
Ellerslie - Tuesdays at 6:00 starting April 12 at Ellerslie Walking Track led by Chantel Noye and Crystal MacKendrick
Evangeline - Tuesdays at 6:30 starting April 12 at Ecole Evangeline Track led by Tracy Wilson
Miscouche - Wednesdays at 6:30 starting April 13 at Miscouche Consolidated led by Marcel Richard
 
Learn to Run 10K
The Learn to Run 10K program is meant for L2R 5K graduates or those who are able to walk and run a 5K distance and want to increase their running stamina.  This 10-week program will progressively teach your body to go from running a 5K to a 10K distance.  All program graduates will be invited to complete a 10K run upon completion of the program.  Programs being offered:
Tignish - Wednesdays at 6:30 starting April 20 at Bi-Centennial Park led by Cherissa Arsenault
Alberton - Wednesdays at 6:30 starting April 13 at Town Hall led by Ron Flynn
Tyne Valley - Wednesdays at 6:30 starting April 13 at Tyne Valley Fire Hall led by Nicole DesRoches

Half Marathon Training (12K)
If you are ready to take your running to the next level, this is the program for you! Join Julie Ramsay as she leads a 12-week Half Marathon Training Program meeting at Kent Building Supplies each Wednesday at 6:30 starting April 6.

Learn to Run Finale
All Learn to Run Participants are invited to celebrate their achievements on June 18!  The 1/2 marathon will start at 8:30, the 10K at 9:30 and the 5K at 10am.  Starting and finishing at Hernewood Junior High School.

Children's Programs


Minor Soccer Registration
The West Prince Minor Soccer League is a recreational program focused on keeping your children active during the summer.  Age categories include U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14.  Registration Forms will be sent home through the school prior to the registration date.
Ellerslie Ball Field Clubhouse -
June 16 from 6-7pm

Ball Hockey Program Evangeline
Ball hockey program for children age 8+ being offered at the Evangeline Recreation Centre.  This is a 4-week program from 6:30-7:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 7.  Cost is $20/child.  Please contact Alison to pre-register at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.

Active Start Summer Outdoor Program (focus on Soccer and Tball)
Physical Activity is essential for healthy childhood development.  The Active Start Program will help children born in 2011-2013 enjoy being active, learn to move efficiently and improve coordination and balance.  Cost for this 8-week program is $25 and each participant will receive a jersey.  Pre-registration is required by contacting Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.  Programs offered at:
St. Louis Elemetnary - 3:30-4:30 Tuesdays starting June 28
Bloomfield Elementary - 5:30-6:30 Tuesdays starting June 28
Ellerslie Soccer Field - 5:30-6:30 Wednesdays starting June 29
Ecole Evangeline Soccer Field - 5:30-6:30 Thursdays starting June 30
Miscouche Consolidated - 1:00-2:00 Tuesdays starting July 5

Summer Sport Day Program
Children born 2004-2010 are welcome to join us for a FREE Day Program with focus on Sports in the following locations:
Ellerslie Elementary - July 13
Ecole Evangeline - July 20
St. Louis Elementary - July 27
Bloomfield Elementary - August 3
Miscouche Consolidated - August 10
Program will run from 9am-4pm and children are required to bring lunch, snacks, water and sneakers.  Pre-registration is necessary by contacting Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856

Summer Art & Nature Program
Children born 2004-2010 are welcome to join our Art & Nature Program, which will include artist, Sara Perry leading the group in completing a painting they are able to take home!
Ellerslie Elementary - July 14
Ecole Evangeline - July 21
St. Louis Elementary - July 28
Bloomfield Elementary - August 4
Miscouche Consolidated - August 11
Cost is $25.  Program will run from 9am-4pm and children are required to bring lunch, snacks, water and sneakers.  Pre-registration is necessary by contacting Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Precision Shooting Program
Children born 2002-2009 are welcome to join us to learn proper gun safety and practice safe target shooting!  This 4-week program will be led by certified instructor, Becky Wedge and offered at Bloomfield Elementary school on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm from August 2 - 23.  Cost is $20/child.  You  must pre-register by contacting Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Kids of Steel - Triathlon Camp
Opportunity for children age 5-14 to try the sport of Triathlon (swim, bike, run).  Program will take place at Mill River Aquaplex and children must bring swim suit, goggles (PFD if required), bicycle or tricycle and helmet, running shoes, snack and water.  Cost is $25/1 child, $40/2 childrenm $50/3 children.  Camp will run from August 15-18 with a finale race on August 18 at 6pm:
-age 5-7 from 9am-12pm Monday-Thursday
-age 9-14 from 1-4pm Monday-Thursday
Space is limited to please contact Alison to pre-register at 859-8856 or griffin.wsrc@gmail.com

                                  

Adult/Older Adult Programs


Women in Nature
Join us for a Women in Nature Workshop at Trout River Natural Area from 9:30-2:30 on Saturday, June 11.  Workshop will include Fly Fishing and Skeet Shooting. Program is for anyone age 18+, cost is $25 (lunch will be provided).  Pre-registration is necessary by contacting Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Men in Nature
Join us for a Men in Nature Workshop at Trout River Natural Area from 10-2 on Sunday, June 12.  Workshop will include Fly Fishing and Kayaking. Program is for anyone age 18+, cost is $20 (lunch will be provided).  Pre-registration is necessary by contacting Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Ladies Learn to Golf Clinics
PGA Professional, Mark Roberts will be leading 2 clinics at Mill River Golf Course for beginners from TBD on TBD.  Space is limited so you must pre-register by contacting Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com.

Ladies Golf
Ladies Night at Mill River Golf Course -
6pm Mondays from May 23 - September 14.  Cost is $20+HST to play 9 holes with a pull cart.
Ladies Night at St. Felix Golf Course - TBD

Cards and Games for Seniors
Seniors are welcome to join their friends and neighbors for cards and board games starting March 4th at 1pm Friday at Tyne Valley Fire Hall.  Contact Alison at 859-8856 or griffin.wsrc@gmail.com for more information.

Adult Pickleball
Come out and get active! Anyone age 18+ is welcome to join us at Ellerslie Elementary 7pm Wednesday evenings starting Jan. 14 until June 22.  This is a free, non-competitive program.  For more information contact Alison at 859-8856.

Nordic Walking Program
Here is your chance to learn something new and get on track to a healthier you!  Join us at Westisle Composite High School Fridays at 7pm starting April 1 for this free program.  This program welcomes  everyone!  Contact Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856 for more information.

Try Nordic Walking
Here is your chance to learn something new and get on track to a healthier you!  Join us at any of the following locations to give Nordic Walking a try!
TBD
Contact Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856 for more information.

Learn to Walk 10K
Walkers are welcome to join Bev Murphy and Christine Armstrong on Wednesdays at 6:30 at Hernewood School starting April 13.  Increase your distance each week over a 10-week period.

go!Walk O'Leary
Walkers are welcome to join Jo-anne Wallace on Mondays at 4:30 meeting at Guardian Drug Store Parking lot starting April 11. 

go!Walk Tignish
Walkers are welcome to join Anne Doucette on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 meeting at Home Hardward Parking Lot starting April 12.  (Nordic Poles will be available for anyone wishing to use them)

Indoor Walk Club Westisle
During the winter months you can stay active by coming to Westisle Compostie High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30-1pm for an indoor walk club.  Free Program! Contact Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856 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 12-week introduction to physical activity and healthy living program aimed at older adults of all abilities.  There will be a $10 fee for the 12 weeks. Contact Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856 for more information.  Current programs:
St. Louis - Fall 2016 details TBD
Tyne Valley - Fall 2016 details TBD
Evangeline - Fall 2016 details TBD
H2 Fitness - Fall 2016 details TBD

For more information about our programs please contact Alison at griffin.wsrc@gmail.com
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