September 2021 walk leader update
Welcome back!
Here's what is happening with NS Walks! There's some information just for you as a leader, and some items to share with your group members.

We are excited to let you know that over 30 walk groups have formed around Nova Scotia! Some groups stopped for the Summer and some groups just got going over the past couple months. Now that the days are a bit cooler, it is a perfect time to get walks going again in communities.
Help us evaluate NS Walks
As you know, NS Walks is a new program and we need your insight to know if we have been successful in reaching our goal of helping those who are less active, enjoy the benefits of walking. Please mail us the two forms you have collected from each of your participants (Welcome to your first walk and waiver form). These forms will tell us if we are reaching our target group and what we can do to improve the initiative. Please mail these forms by September 22nd. (You can also scan the forms and email them if that is easier). In addition, we will be sending out a short survey at the end of September with some questions about your experience as a walk leader so far. We thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to answer these questions.
Free strength and balance class!
Join Zoomers Physiotherapist & Owner, Laura Lundquist for a [FREE] online 25 minute interactive strength and balance class on Wednesday, September 22 at 11:30am
All levels welcome! Click the link below to register and get the Zoom link - space is limited.
Grab your water bottle & a chair and get ready to work!
Please share with your participants too!
 
September walk leader training  

Help promote our next Walk Leader Training Session on Tuesday, September 21st. Sign up HERE. Please remind your participants even if they take the leader training, they can still stay in your group! They can become a co-leader if they wish. Having several leaders in a group helps make sure our walks will be able to continue, even if one leader is not available or goes away on vacation.
NS Walk Leaders Facebook Group

If you are on Facebook, you can join our closed group just for Leaders. Please friend me (20+) Catherine Tetrault Droesbeck | Facebook and I will invite you to join the group. You can post stories, pics and ask questions of each other. It’s a great way to connect with other leaders around NS.
 NEW - Flyer to promote walk groups

We now have a flyer to help promote the walk groups in communities. This writable PDF can be filled out electronically or printed out. You can find the flyer on the walk leader resource page HERE
For more on what Hike NS is up to, check out the September
NS Walks
Phone 902-483-2813
walk@hikenovascotia.ca
nswalks.ca