Featured community-based opportunities
The following programs are being offered this season by community-based service providers who are collaborating to optimize accessible recreation opportunities for children, youth and families. Give it a try!
Benefits of swimming:
Swimming is a great form of exercise and there are many health benefits. Exercise is essential for weight management, a healthy heart and greater energy levels. Early involvement in physical activity helps lead to life-long healthy lifestyles.
It is important for children to learn the habit of taking regular exercise early on in life and swimming can be a fun way to keep fit.
Adapted Aquatics: Northcliffe Pool, 111 Clayton Park Drive, Halifax
Call 490-4666 or visit www.halifax.ca/recreation/register.html.
Benefits of dance:
Dance for children can teach some very important lessons, much like team sports. Dance class is able to reinforce turn-taking and cooperation with others. Since many dances involve everyone in the class, your child will also be able to learn the value of being a part of a group.
Your children learn about music, rhythm, and beat when attending dance classes. Learning about fitness, fun and friendship are all a part of developing a healthy attitude toward recreation participation.
Adapted Dance: Halifax Dance, Maritime Centre, Barrington Street, Halifax
Call 422-2006 or visit www.halifaxdanceassoc.ns.ca.
Benefits of yoga:
Regardless of age or ability, yoga can enhance your lifestyle. It is a fun activity that enhances physical and mental health by promoting skills related to coordination and concentration.
Yoga for children and youth is offered at the following accessible sites by HRM Recreation:
George P. Vanier School, Fall River, N.S.
Finley Community Centre, Dartmouth, NS
LeBrun Community Centre, Bedford, NS
Chocolate Lake Community Centre, Purcell’s Cove, NS
Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre, Musquodoboit Valley
To view descriptions visit:
To register: call 490-4666