June/July walk leader update
Walks are happening!
We are pleased to let you know, we now have several group walks happening throughout the Province. These include Berwick, Windsor, Sackville, Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Kentville, New Glasgow and more coming soon.

Here’s an “action shot” from the first group walk at Lake Banook in Dartmouth on June 23rd and a group shot from the Berwick group the next day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Should my walk continue all Summer?   
Answer: If possible, yes, please continue walking all Summer. We are trying to have co-leaders for all our walks, that way if you are away, the walk can still happen. If you decide it’s better to stop your walks until September, that’s fine, but just let me know so I don’t promote the walk.

Question: Which forms do I need to collect from participants and send back to Hike NS?
Answer: “Welcome to your first walk” and “Participants agreement and waiver”

If you haven’t had a chance to get your walk planned yet, but would like to, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Resources for leaders
Please take a few minutes and check out the Walk leader/host resources page at NSWalks.ca.
This month, we are featuring two videos produced by our Partner Zoomers Physiotherapy. These fun and educational videos show proper stretches and optimizing walking and are good information for you and your participants as well. Enjoy!
 Here's the June blog posting and videos. 4 Tips to Optimize Walking  4 Key Stretches for Walkers Stretch for Success with your walking program.

For more on what Hike NS is up to, check out the July
July leader training  

We will be having one more leader training this Summer on Wednesday, July 14th at 5:00 p.m. If you know anyone who may want to get trained, (perhaps a potential co-leader for your group), please share this information with them. Sign up here

If you are on Facebook and want to join our private leaders group, please request to friend me by searching Catherine Tetrault Droesbeck, then once we are friends I will invite you to join the leaders group. This group is meant to give leaders a chance to share with each other - questions, stories, pictures. I realize not everyone is on FB, so we will continue with several different communications methods.
Vacation alert
Catherine will be away from the office on vacation August 2-6th inclusive. 
NS Walks
Phone 902-483-2813