Auxiliary Guest Presentation: Walking for the Body, Mind and Spirit

Auxiliary Guest Presentation: Walking for the Body, Mind and Spirit

On February 21 the Auxiliary welcomes Guest speaker Catherine Droesbeck, Program Manager, Hike Nova Scotia. Catherine is primarily responsible for Walk NS, and will share all there is to know about this program, its benefits, where walks are offered, and how to get involved. Join us for coffee and a treat at 10:00, with the presentation to start at 10:30.  


Presentation title: Walking for the Body, Mind, and Spirit

Walking is said to be the perfect physical activity. Walking outdoors is even better. This session will talk about all the ways we benefit from walking and particularly the benefits from walking with others and we will also discuss some ways to help you increase your enjoyment of walking including using walking poles.

What Is NS Walks?

“Our dream is for all Nova Scotians to get out walking. We have friendly, gentle, weekly walking groups to help less-active adults in Nova Scotia enjoy the benefits of walking. Our walking groups are the perfect place to make new friends and get that extra little motivation to walk more. You can find walking groups all throughout the province. NS Walks groups strive to be inclusive of all abilities.”

What We Do
 Walking group leader recruitment, training and ongoing support.
 Connect Nova Scotians to walking groups in their community.
 Work with community organizations whose clients can benefit from walking more.

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Speaker: Catherine Droesbeck

Catherine Droesbeck, BHP
NS Walks Program Manager at Hike Nova Scotia.
Catherine has over 30-years of government and non-profit experience in three provinces focused on increasing opportunities for physical activity for people of all ages. In recent years, Catherine’s work has been focused in decreasing inequities to accessing physical activity and has worked with many priority groups around the province including our black and indigenous communities. Catherine holds a degree in Health Promotion from Dalhousie University and has completed several Physical Activity Leadership courses here and in South Carolina. She is a proud UNB Mom and enjoys outdoor adventures and traveling with her husband and daughter.


To sign-up to attend this presentation, click here.

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