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On The Move With Pictou Recreation and Parks

It is important to be active throughout your life & becoming active is easier than you think. Discover all the different ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily life in Pictou. It can be as easy as walking the dog, a snowshoe hike with your friends or taking your grandchild to the playground. Pictou Recreation and Parks provides recreation programming for all ages and interests, as well as leadership in organizing special community events that foster community pride.   

Programs 2022--23

Registration is required for some programs, please call 902-485-4372. Public health protocols in place. Limited spots available. 

Chair Yoga with Rachael MacLean (6 week sessions)

Chair Yoga is a wonderful and uplifting program for all ages and abilities. This class will invite you to connect with breath and movement to improve your range of motion, flexibility and strength. Join us for this opportunity to feel better in this customized session to meet YOUR needs. Enjoy the benefits of Yoga, feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and well. Every Friday at the Pictou Legion at 11:00 am.

Cost: $50
Next session:  June 24, 2022. New session will follow.

Yoga with Rachael MacLean (6 week sessions)

Learn the fundamentals of yoga. By building strength, improving balance, increasing flexibility, reduce stress and tension while building overall health. The sessions lead you through breathing practices, movement and mediation to integrate body, mind and spirit. Every Wednesday at 10:00 am, for the summer months will be located at the deCoste Centre on the veranda.

Cost: $50
Next session: June 22, 2022. 

Women on Wheels

Are you interested in beginning to ride again or looking for the championship for biking? Join in on a bike ride every Wednesday at 1:00. Meet up location: deCoste Parking Lot. No bike? No problem. Bikes available through Pictou Recreation and Parks, call 902-485-4372. Will resume in Spring 2022.

Walking Buddy Program

New to the area or want to begin a new walking routine? Maybe you’re a senior who doesn’t feel comfortable walking alone due to mobility issues or you’re just someone who wants a companion to walk with. We will connect you to a trained walking buddy for companionship, motivation and provide the best routes to explore. To get started, call Michelle at 902-485-6057.

Photography Class with Len Cheverie (8 weeks)

Improve your photographic experience! This course is for anyone wanting to have a better understanding of the basics of photography. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm. The fee is $80 and pre-registration is required. Next session: TBA.

Basket Ball Clinics with Craig Sutherland

Join Craig Sutherland, CKS Skills Development for 2 sessions of basketball skills development. Sessions will be split into two, 10 person groups for ages 12 years and up. You may join one session for $20 or both for $30. Location: Pictou Academy Gym. Dates: TBA 2022. Must pre-register at 902-485-4372. More sessions to follow.

Walk and Roll Program

Pictou Recreation and Parks in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Authority will be offering a Walk N Roll Program this winter. It is designed for those with mobility challenges. We welcome people of all mobility levels - bring any walking aid that you require, such as canes or walkers. If you have a 4 wheeled walker, bring it with you! If you don’t have one, there are some wheeled walkers available on site for you to try.

Our goal is to increase your walking endurance, heart health and independence. Your goal is to enjoy companionship and music while improving your fitness level. Originally developed by Wendy-Lee Hamilton, Seniors LINCS Physiotherapist. It will take place once a week in Pictou and it’s FREE! For more information call 902-485-4372. The program will resume in the spring 2022. Find out more at Walk N Roll

Drop-In Programs

Floor Hockey

Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the Scotsburn School. Safety protocols in place. Cost: $2 per day. Start date: Fall 2022

Adult Badminton Club

Every Tuesday throughout the school year at the McCulloch Education Centre gym.
7:00-9:00 pm Cost: $2/night. Bring your own racket.   Start Date: Fall 2022

Adult Pickleball

Every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm at McCulloch Education Centre gym during the fall, winter and spring. Cost: $2.00/night. 

During the summer pickleball is held at the Tennis Courts on Thursdays from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 9-12 noon.    Membership Fee:  $35/person  or $60/family and can be purchased at the Town Office.

Summer Day Camp Program

Registration Opens June 2022

Pictou Recreation and Parks offer day camps for children throughout July and August. Camps are open to children ages 6 to 11 years old. Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks, water and sun protection, including a hat and sunscreen. Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers are necessary. The day camps are held at Broidy Park, Monday through Friday with trip days being held on Thursdays. Drop off will be at Broidy Park at 9:00 am and pick-up will be at the Broidy Park at 4:00 pm, except for trip days when locations and times vary according to the individual trip. Registration fee includes day trip expenses. Please note that all camp programs are nut-free. 
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Junior Leader Program

Are you a teen looking for valuable volunteer experience? Come and join the Pictou Recreation and Parks Junior Leader Program! We are committed to investing in our youth. Responsibilities include 1-day leadership training, supervising summer day camp participants ages 6-11 years and helping with the preparation of crafts and activities. Please call 485-4372 to register.

Equipment Loan Program

Go PlayPictou County offers a loan program for recreational equipment available by the various municipal units throughout the county. If there is a piece of equipment that you would enjoy, simply fill out the survey and the appropriate person will be in contact with you. Go to Go Play, Pictou County Equipment Loan Program to book your equipment today.

For a complete listing of equipment that Pictou Recreation and Parks download the pdf GO PLAY brochure (3.46 MB) .

Looking for ideas?

Types of equipment you can borrow include: a kit bag full of outdoor recreation equipment for entertaining family and friends, canoe, paddleboards, kayaks, bikes, snowshoes, nordic walking poles, sport wheelchairs, washer toss games, floor hockey equipment, tennis rackets, roller blades, flag football and baseball kit with bats, helmets, catchers equipment, and balls.

Discover our PLAY BOX, new in Veterans Drive Playground; a box of outdoor games and fun that you can use at your own leisure. Fun for families, friends and on your own!