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Hiking Summit 2016:
April 29-May 1, 2016 in Digby

Hike Nova Scotia invites individuals and groups with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing to the fifth annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 in Digby. The summit is a celebration of hiking culture, including best practices, stories, networking opportunities and hikes. The Summit is hosted by Hike NS, the Digby Area Recreation Commission and the Fundy Erratics hiking group. The event is supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
There is limited space for this event, so please register early to secure your spot. Registration is $30 for paid Hike NS members and $40 for non-members (who will receive a membership with their registration). The Summit will take place at the Digby Curling Centre and Digby Regional High School. You must arrange your own accommodation.

Program Overview (below)     Detailed Program (PDF)
Friday, April 29  
2:45 – 6 pm Hike – Point Prim to Shipwreck Monument
Supper on your own  
7:30 pm Registration & Social
  -Pecha Kucha Presentations: Stories from the Trail
-Mini Film Fest: Short Video Presentations
Saturday, April 30
Breakfast on your own  
7:45 – 9 am Hike – Acacia Valley Trail and Van Tassel Lake
9:30 am Registration with Silent Auction & Trade Show
10 am Welcome and Introductions
10:30 am Concurrent Sessions
  -Balancing Rock, From Rope to Stairs
-Outdoor Council Canada
11 am Break with Silent Auction & Trade Show
11:15 am Concurrent Sessions
  -Walking in the Footsteps
-Let’s Go for a Hike
11:45 am Pecha Kucha Presentations: Stories from the Trail
12:15 pm Lunch with Silent Auction & Trade Show
1:15 pm Keynote: Allan Billard
2 pm Pecha Kucha Presentations: Stories from the Trail
2:30 pm The Future of Hiking at Kejimkujik
3 pm Break with Silent Auction & Trade Show
3:30 pm Future of Hiking in Nova Scotia - An Interactive Discussion
4:15 pm Wrap up
4:30 pm Instructions for the Hikes
5 pm – 6:30 pm Hike – VanTassel Lake Hike
7:00 pm Supper, Social & Entertainment
Sunday, May 1
Breakfast on your own  
8:15 am – 12 pm Hike – Long Island
Lunch on your own  
1:30 - 3:30 pm Hike – Sandy Cove on Digby Neck

Thanks for a great Summit - stay tuned for details on the 2017 Summit!

Hike Nova Scotia recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.


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