By Christina MacLeod, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
The first Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Walkability Award has been announced! The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia Walkabout program is a comprehensive approach to getting more Nova Scotians walking more often.
The Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ recognizes in order for people to feel safe and interested in walking that we must create walkable communities. We want to acknowledge those communities, schools, workplaces and public institutions that have taken steps to create improve the walkability of their communities.
You can nominate any community, school, workplace or public institution by downloading the nomination form at www.walkaboutns.ca. The deadline for submissions is March 15 and award winners will be announced on April 4, 2011.
For more information on making your community more walkable please see our Shaping Healthy, Active Communities toolkit and workshops at www.walkaboutns.ca/takeaction/resources.