New Glasgow Recreation
COVID-19 Updates on Facilities, Programs and Events

If you choose to use a town owned recreational space you must adhere to the following social distancing rules:

  • If a recreational space is crowded, go somewhere else or come back at another time.
  • Stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people.
  • Follow Provincial group guidelines.

For more information visit www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus 

If you have questions about which recreational facilities you are permitted to use please call 902-755-8363. 

 

Town of New Glasgow Recreation

New Glasgow Recreation is a division of the Town of New Glasgow’s Department of Community Development and provides a variety of programs, facilities and services for the residents of New Glasgow that encourage and support healthy, active lifestyles.

What is Recreation?

Recreation is defined by Recreation Nova Scotia as “the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing.”

Recreation Programs

Looking for recreational opportunities in our community? Try Highland Connect (a simple, searchable, online guide to recreation opportunities in Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties of Nova Scotia) or the Town of New Glasgow’s current program guide.

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 Funding & Financial Assistance

  • Funding is available for children in financial need to participate in sport and recreation through the KidSport and Jumpstart funds.
  • Funding is available through the Highland Region Recreation Coordinators Committee for new initiatives in leadership training development which result in increased involvement in physical activity, leadership roles, and increased and improved physical activity, leadership skills of community recreation, and sport leaders through the Gary Boone Leadership Fund.
  • The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage offers a variety of funding programs, grants and awards for individuals and organizations in Nova Scotia that can be viewed here.
  • Sport Nova Scotia offers funding opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, provincial sport organizations and community sport organizations.

 Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow

Lets Get Moving New Glasgow

In 2006, Nova Scotia launched the Municipal Physical Activity Leadership (MPAL) program in partnership with municipalities across the Province. The MPAL program was created in response to growing physical inactivity trends in Nova Scotia. The Town of New Glasgow joined the MPAL program in 2018 and since then, the MPAL has worked with the Province, Town and Community to create Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow: A strategic plan to encourage movement in New Glasgow.

The Strategy was developed in consonance with the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia and Let’s Get Moving Nova Scotia. The long-term goal of Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow is to encourage citizens to live an active lifestyle by incorporating more movement into their daily lives. Moving more every day is associated with physical and mental health, social, economic and environmental benefits. Taking advantage of these benefits by being more active positively impacts the quality of life for individuals and the community. Click here for Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow.


Contact Us

General inquiries

902-755-8363

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Veronica Deno

Active Living Coordinator

902-755-8363

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Field Hotline

902-755-0214

  

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General inquiries

902-755-8363

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Veronica Deno

Active Living Coordinator

902-755-8363

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Field Hotline

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 Recreation News

 
September 25, 2020 - Fieldhouse Fesibility Study Survey

Sierra Planning and Management along with partner Architecture 49 have been retained by the Town of New Glasgow to develop the Fieldhouse Feasibility Study. A feasibility study is an evaluation of needs, opportunities, community and stakeholder opinion and an investigaion of capital and operating costs. The results of the needs assessment will inform the building program which will be used to establish a concept design for the building. The anticipated completion date for the study is November 2020. Get Involved! New Glasgow’s Fieldhouse Feasibility Study will be developed through a comprehensive consultation process with the public and a range of stakeholders in identifying current needs, issues and priorities as it relates to developing a Fieldhouse in the Town. Complete the Fieldhouse Feasibility Survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NGFieldhouse. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and can only be completed once per device, so please fill it out with all members of your household in mind. 

 
September 23, 2020 - October Challenges
There are three awesome challenges taking place this October for people of all ages and abilities. The challenges are FREE to participate in and you could win some amazing prizes!
For more information visit: http://bit.ly/OctChallenges
 
 
September 16, 2020 - Fall Trail Photo Contest
The Johnny Miles Memorial Trail was named one of the 25 best fall hikes in Nova Scotia by To Do Canada! Celebrate with us by entering the Fall Photo Contest. Submit a photo of the Johnny Miles Memorial, Pioneer or Samson Trails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a chance to win a Hike NS t-shirt. The contest is open from September 22 until December 20, 2020. 

 
 
September 14, 2020 - Walktober October 1 – 31, 2020 Community Challenge

Walk and win! Keep track of your walking, running or wheeling during the month of October and earn virtual medals for a chance to win four different prizes. Distance can be submittted in steps, kilometres or minutes.

  • Bronze Medal – Log 50,000 steps
  • Silver Medal – Log 75,000 steps
  • Gold Medal – Log 100,000 steps
  • Platinum Medal – Log 200,000 steps

Please note: Only steps and kilometres logged for wheelchair, walking and running trips will count towards the Walktober Challenge. If your trip is a commute (you are wheeling, walking or running instead of driving your vehicle) you’ll receive a bonus entry into the prize draws!

An information package with more details will be sent via e-mail before October 1, 2020 and the prizes will be announced shortly!

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-755-8363.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2DQSXHU

Walktober October 1 to 31 2020

 

September 8, 2020 - Influencing the Shift 2.0

The Northern Inclusion and Access Committee is hosting a virtual conference called Influencing the Shift 2.0 throughout the month of October 2020. The Northern Inclusion Access Committee was developed by partners within the Northern Region of Nova Scotia who identified a gap in service delivery within the sport and recreation sector when providing opportunities for persons living with a disability. Influencing the Shift: Inclusive Sport & Recreation Summit occurred in 2019 and was delivered to a sport and recreation audience (municipality, non-profit, and/or for profit). Influencing the Shift 2.0 has been developed to continue the conversation of inclusion in the sport and recreation sector, with this year’s webinar series addressing the topic of inclusion and access within built environments.

Please share this information with any partners you feel might benefit from this opportunity!

Please register here: https://buff.ly/327IVeM

We look forward to hosting you virtually at our event!

 

September 3, 2020 - National Coaches Week is September 19-27, 2020

National Coaches Week Virtual Conference 

The FREE virtual conference will be held in the evenings from 7-9 pm from September 21st - 24th, 2020. Each evening there will be three sessions on a variety of topics. Each session will be 25-30 minutes long followed by 5 minutes of questions. The theme of the coaching conference is Safe Sport: Diversity and Inclusion. See the attached flyer for more details. 

Only 100 people can attend each session so be sure to register ASAP! Register here: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/4769 

Podium Performance Webinar Series 

FREE webinars accessible to all coaches! This series of online sessions are organized by the CSCA in partnership with Coach NB, Coaching NL, Coach NS and Coaching PEI. See the attached flyer for more details.  

Sign up for the next webinar here: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5382376 

NCCP Theory Courses  

Please see the following link for a list of NCCP theory courses to be offered in Nova Scotia this fall:  https://cscatlantic.ca/nccp-classroom-and-online-learning-courses 

These courses will continue to be delivered for FREE in a home study or virtual format until the end of 2020. 

 

 

August 28, 2020

Teens Now Talk and =ITY (Inspiring Today’s Youth Society) are hosting a youth oriented Stomp Out Racism, Black Lives Matter Rally at Glasgow Square in New Glasgow, Saturday September 5th, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. 
 
For more information, visit the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310755276824650
 
 

August 21, 2020 - Progress Benches

You may have noticed some freshly painted benches along the Samson Trail this summer including two Pride benches painted to resemble the Progress Pride Flag designed by Daniel Quasar. The Progress Pride Flag is a reboot of the original Pride flag with an emphasis on inclusion and progression. To read more about the design visit: https://bit.ly/3iZ1ebG
 
 

August 5, 2020 - Summer Tennis Tournaments

We are excited to announce that the New Glasgow Open and Youth Tennis Tournaments will take place August 7th and 14th this summer! For more information and to register, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-755-4398. 

 

July 21, 2020 - Bikes for Kids

Bikes for kids is back thanks to a partnership between Active Pictou County, the Municipality of Pictou County, the Town of New Glasgow, Pictou Landing First Nation and the Province of Nova Scotia!

  • Do you have a bike you would like to donate?
  • Would you like to volunteer in your community through Bikes for Kids?
  • Are you in need of a bike?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please contact Amy at 902-695-5540 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here or stop into New Glasgow Town Hall (111 Provost Street) for the 2020 Bikes for Kids Application Form. Please note that height and inseam measurements as well as the signature of a parent/guardian are required as part of the application process and the bicycles are refurbished ("new to you"). 

July 21, 2020 - Basketball Skills Camp

Improve your basketball skills this August! This free 3-week basketball skills camp will focus on shooting, dribbling, finishing and footwork while staying safe and following Basketball Canada’s Back to Basketball Return to Sport Guidelines. For more information and to register, please contact Aliyah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 902-755-4398 or by filling out the following form: https://bit.ly/2WHK5dV Please note that registration is not confirmed until you are contacted by a Town of New Glasgow recreation department staff person. 

 

July 14, 2020 - Samson & Albion Trail Scavenger Hunts

Start your summer searching on the Albion & Samson Trail! Use these lists and see what you can find. When you complete your scavenger hunt, fill out your contact information and submit it in person at New Glasgow or Stellarton Town Hall or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All complete forms will give you a chance to win a summer prize! Need a printed form? Drop by your local Town Hall and pick one up! Happy searching! 

          

 

July 14, 2020 - FREE Karma Yoga Class

As a gift to the community after recently completing her instructor training, Ashlie Cormier is hosting a physically distant but mentally present yoga practice focused on opening our hearts, fostering compassion and grounding ourselves. This gentle practice will take place at Carmichael Park on Thursday July 16 at 7:00pm and is for all levels of experience. If you would like to attend, please visit the event page here:https://bit.ly/2DIskof and send Ashlie a message via Facebook messenger. Bring your own blanket or yoga mat and water. A Facebook live version will also be available for those who wish to practice at home.
 

 

 July 8, 2020 - The Heartland Tour is Going Virtual! 

The 2020 Heartland Tour is going virtual! Participate in 150 minutes of physical activity per week for 3 weeks for a chance to win awesome prizes. Register for FREE here: https://www.heartlandtour.ca/ See how your elected officials are staying active in this video: https://bit.ly/2ZrDbLM

 

June 24, 2020 - International Tennis Day Contest Winners

Congratulations to Will, Cole, Riley and William for winning our International Tennis Day contest! Will and Cole are pictured at the West Side Tennis Courts with their Aunt, a former West Side Tennis Instructor! Riley and William submitted an awesome "Tennis Basics" Youtube video you can watch here: shorturl.at/akyZ8

 

June 22, 2020 - Summer Recreation Partnership

Mayor of New Glasgow, Nancy Dicks, and Mayor of Stellarton, Danny MacGillivray, have a very exciting announcement! While COVID-19 may have put a damper on traditional summer recreation, we’re happy to share that the Towns of Stellarton and New Glasgow will be partnering to offer some fun recreation opportunities!

Activities include:

•Trail Scavenger Hunts 
•Geocaching 
•Tennis Lessons 
•And more!
 
Keep an eye on our social media pages Town of Stellarton & New Glasgow Recreation this summer - we’ll be releasing more details soon!
 

October 2020 Challenges
There are three awesome challenges taking place this month for people of all ages and abilities. The challenges are easy and FREE to participate in and you could win some amazing prizes!
 
 Walktober October 1 to 31 2020
 

Walktober October 1 – 31, 2020 (Community Challenge)

Walk and win! Keep track of your walking, running or wheeling during the month of October and earn virtual medals for a chance to win four different prizes. Distance can be submittted in steps, kilometres or minutes.

  • Bronze Medal – Log 50,000 steps
  • Silver Medal – Log 75,000 steps
  • Gold Medal – Log 100,000 steps
  • Platinum Medal – Log 200,000 steps

Please note: Only steps and kilometres logged for wheelchair, walking and running trips will count towards the Walktober Challenge. If your trip is a commute (you are wheeling, walking or running instead of driving your vehicle) you’ll receive a bonus entry into the prize draws!

An information package with more details will be sent via e-mail before October 1, 2020 and the prizes will be announced shortly!

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-755-8363.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2DQSXHU

 

 

Participaction's Great Big Move October 1 - 31, 2020
Starting October 1-31, ParticipACTION invites you to virtually move accross Canada with family and friends by tracking physical activity on the ParticipACTION App. Form a team of 2-8 people and share your team code with the rest of your crew to get moving.As your team gets active, milestones are unlocked, increasing your chances at winning awesome prizes. Up to $20,000 to be won! Complete the entire challenge to unlock bonus treks and for more chances to win. Rally your crew and join the Great Big Move!
 
 

The Great Trail's Great Canadian Hike October 1-31, 2020

The Great Canadian Hike is a national challenge to embrace trails in a physically distant world! The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) is calling on Canadians to collectively hike The Great Trail of Canada’s 27,000 kilometres in 31 days. From humble strolls to epic adventures, October 1 to 31 is your chance to hike, walk, jog, cycle, paddle and experience The Great Trail as a participant in the Great Canadian Hike. The Great Canadian Hike is only in its first year, but they hope to make it an annual challenge. People of all ages and abilities are invited to step out and enjoy Canada’s natural wonders with us, in a safe and responsible way.

For more information visit: https://greatcanadianhike.ca/