"Walking and talking connects us with others and is good for the body and mind. This walk program is the ‘book club’ of physical activity and is an excellent way to engage older Nova Scotians and get them moving." - Colin McCrae, walk leader, NS Walks
We're glad you are interested in joining a walking group in your community. Walking is an enjoyable, easy and low risk physical activity. It’s a great way to become more active and connect with others.
Here are three easy steps to join a group:
1. To help ensure your comfort and enjoyment on the group walks, we ask you to take a few minutes first and complete the Get active Questionnaire and the Get Active Questionnaire Reference Document. This short questionnaire is to see if there is any reason for you to check in with your healthcare professional before starting a walking program. You do not need to pass in this form to us.
3. Once you have been connected with a walk in your area, we ask that you complete these two forms and bring them with you to the first group walk (if you are unable to do this, your Walk Leader/Host will provide them or you can print them off at your local library):
4. Provide proof of vaccination: To comply with new provincial Covid 19 regulations introduced on October 4 by the NS government, you are asked to provide proof of vaccination in order to join a walking group. You can simply bring a copy of your COVID-19 vaccine receipt to your first walk to show the leader. You will only need to do this once.