Queens County things to do
FREE Pickleball – THRIVE!
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. A hybrid of tennis and badminton. Exercise and fun for people of all ages, and we’re going to be offering it for FREE at West Queens Recreation Centre, 70 Riverhead Road, Port Mouton for an 8 week session through the THRIVE program!
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, starting January 10th, 2017.
For more information call the Recreation Department at 902-354-5741.
FREE Track Usage – THRIVE!
Fridays from 12 pm – 1 p m January 6th – March 31st Queens Place Emera Centre
FREE Public Skate – THRIVE!
Fridays 5 pm – 6 pm January 6th – March 31st Queens Place Emera Centre
FREE Pound Rockout. Workout. – THRIVE! Tuesdays 7 pm – 8 pm January 9th – March 31st Greenfield Recreation Centre
Tattoo Bus Trip 2017 Join the Region of Queens Recreation Department on a Bus trip to the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo! We will be going to the July 6th matinee, leaving Queens Place Emera Centre’s Parking lot at 11:45 a.m. for the 2 p.m. show. Supper will be at Swiss Chalet after the show (not included in the ticket price). Tickets booked and paid for by May 1st, 2017 are $80/person, including HST. After this date, payment is $90.00. We will be travelling on an air conditioned motor coach. Minimum registration for the trip is 36 people, maximum is 52 people. Seating is the top three rows of section 11 and 12 of the Scotiabank Centre.
Volunteer Income Tax Program for Residents of
The Recreation Department will once again be making appointments for the Free Volunteer Income Tax Program, operated by community volunteers, and provided at no charge. Appointments will be scheduled on Monday evenings between 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Cook & Sons Financial Services, and Tuesday afternoons between 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the T.H. Raddall Library. Appointments will continue until mid April. For more information about the program, or to make an appointment, please call 902-354-5741. Please note that appointments are required as this is not a drop in service.
North Queens Volunteer Income Tax Program for Residents of Queens County
The Recreation Department will once again be making appointments for the Free Volunteer Income Tax Program, operated by community volunteers, and provided at no charge. Appointments will be scheduled on Wednesdays (March 1st, 22nd & April 12th and more can be made if necessary) at the North Queens Hub. For more information about the program, or to make an appointment, please call 902-354-5741. Please note that appointments are required as this is not a drop in service.
Public Skates at Queens Place Emera Centre ADULT Mon/wed/fri 12:001:00
PARENT & TOT Tues 1:00 and Thurs 10:00 PUBLIC (All Ages) Mon 3:15 Thurs 3:30
40+ Hockey Tues and Fri 3:45pm - $10 per player Broomball – Sunday 8:159:15pm - $10 per player
Queens Crown Passport The Passport is a series of geocaches hidden throughout Queens County. The search for these geocaches will lead you to areas of Queens County to learn the history of the people and places. Upon completion of all or a portion of the passport you will earn a trackable souvenir coin or button. A geocaching account is not a requirement but will make the hunt easier and can obtained free of charge at https://www. geocaching.com/play. Passport can be obtained from the Recreation Department at 249 White Point Road, Liverpool.
Physical Activity in a Box:
Did you know that the Recreation Department has a variety of equipment for loan? There is a refundable deposit required upon pick-up, items will be loaned to those 19 years and older. Call the Recreation Department for more information! What equipment do we have for Winter Recreation use you ask? Snowshoes: The Rec. Dept. and QPEC each have the following:
2 pairs each of 30-80 lbs snowshoes
1 pair each of 60-160 lbs snowshoes
1 pair each of 100-200 lbs snowshoes
1 pair each of 100-225 lbs snowshoes
1 pair each of 200-300 lbs snowshoes Refundable deposit of $30 per pair
3 Igloo Making Kits Refundable deposit of
$30 per kit
1 GPS system Refundable deposit of $25 6 sets Nordic walking poles (4 adult sets, and 2 child sets). Refundable deposit of
$10 per set
Art Gallery Shows & Town Hall Talks at the Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre, 219 Main Street, Liverpool Saturday, January 7th - February 28th: In partnership with Sipuke’l Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) will have its travelling exhibition Artreach installed at the Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre. The exhibit consists of eighteen prints by various artists. Workshops of several types will be held during the two-month length of the Exhibit. The Artreach prints were donated to the AGNS in 2005 by the Canada Council Art Bank to support work establishing arts connections with Nova Scotia schools. The Exhibit is free and available for the public to view anytime during the Centre’s open hours.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
This is a self-development program available to all young people ages 14 - 24 years, equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. The components of the award revolve around community service, physical recreation, skill development, outdoor adventure and participation in a residential project.
For more information contact Troy Smith at 902-2989054.
Plow it Forward
Plow it forward this Winter! “Adopt” a senior neighbour and help with their snow removal. Uncleared snowfall prevents seniors from getting groceries, mail, medications and daily care on which they depend. Seniors clearing their own snow puts them at serious risk of broken bones, heart attacks and stroke.
The Ripple Effect: Volunteer Initiative
The Region of Queens is fortunate to have a dedicated group of Volunteers populating our roughly 200 community organizations. They teach skills, lead programs, renovate facilities, feed, raise funds, offer social opportunities, entertain, serve and enrich our community. The Council of the Region of Queens Municipality is proud of “The Ripple Effect” volunteer recognition program, which recognizes and celebrates the contributions all our volunteers make to Queens.
Anyone can nominate a resident of Queens County for recognition through this program that inspires and affects positive change in our community in a volunteer capacity. Nominations can be made year round at any time. Nomination forms are available for downloading http://www. regionofqueens.com/municipal-services/recreation/volunteering/overview, or contact the Recreation Department at 902-354-5741 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Recreation Department in person at 249 White Point Road, Liverpool to pick up a nomination form.
The Region of Queens Recreation and Healthy Communities Department offers summer aquatic employment opportunities at the Milton Centennial Pool and North Queens Aquatic Centre. For further information on these positions, please contact us at 902-354-5741 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm weekdays at 249 White Point Road, Liverpool. An application form and brief descriptions of these opportunities are available on our website to download www. regionofqueens.com. Deadline to apply is March 24, 2017. **Positions are tentative pending the 2017/2018 budget process.
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