Why recreation matters

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mun-rec-buttonRecreation services provide a number of benefits to our community.These benefits help strengthen families, build healthy communities, improve the quality of life for residents, provide the healthy development of children and provide leaders. Several key messages from the Benefits of Recreation Catalogue have been defined as:

These benefits help strengthen families, build healthy communities, improve the quality of life for residents, provide the healthy development of children and provide leaders.

Several key messages from the Benefits of Recreation Catalogue have been defined as:

Recreation is Essential to Personal Health

  • Recreation helps people live longer
  • Recreation prolongs independent living for seniors
  • Recreation and fitness significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Recreation and fitness combat osteoporosis and diabetes
  • Recreation and fitness help in preventing types of cancers and rehabilitating back problems
  • Recreation and arts/culture contribute to mental health, enhance overall health and well-being
  • Recreation is a therapeutic tool – restoring physical, mental and social capacities and abilities

Recreation Builds Strong Families and Healthy Communities

  • Families that play together stay together
  • Recreation provides safe developmental opportunities for the latch-key child
  • Recreation, sports and arts/culture produce leaders who serve their communities in many ways
  • Recreation, sports and arts/culture build social skills and excite participation in community life
  • Recreation is often the catalyst that builds strong, self-sufficient communities
  • Arts/culture helps people understand their neighbours, their history and their environment
  • Recreation and arts/culture build pride in a community

Your community recreation department offers a wide range of activities for youth, families, adults, and seniors.

Please contact them to see what programs they currently have to offer!

Aboriginal Head Start

Sipekne'katik First Nation (Indian Brook)

Amherst Recreation Department

Amherst and Area
Recreation Department responsible for programming, facilities, parks, culture, communications, marketing & special events for Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Millbrook First Nation

Millbrook (Colchester Co.)

Municipality of Cumberland

Cumberland County

Municipality of the County of Colchester- Recreation Services

Colchester County
There are some funding opportunities available. For information, click here , or contact the Colchester Recreation Services directly. Kidsport applications can be found here . ... [ More Info ]

Sipekne'katik First Nation, Indian Brook

Sipekne'katik First Nation (Indian Brook)

Town of Truro, Parks, Recreation and Culture

Truro
Applications for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program can be dropped off to Douglas Street Recreation Centre. (Application deadlines are January 15th, April 15th, June 15th and October 15th.) For a PDF ... [ More Info ]