Hiking Summit in Digby a celebration of hiking culture in NS
Hike Nova Scotia, along with about 175 people with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing, will converge on Digby from April 29 to May 1 for the fifth annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit. The Summit is a celebration of Nova Scotia’s hiking culture, and will include sharing best practices, stories and networking. Attendees include avid hikers, hiking clubs, trail groups, provincial government, municipalities and others. Hike Nova Scotia thanks the Digby Area Recreation Commission and the Fundy Erratics hiking group for hosting and the Province of Nova Scotia for its support.
“Every year this Summit grows in popularity,” says Janet Barlow with Hike Nova Scotia. “We’re excited for the Digby area to show off its trails to our biggest audience yet and to have really rich discussions and sessions.”
Date: Friday, April 29, Saturday April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016 (registration deadline April 25)
- Friday and Saturday nights: Digby Curling Centre (27 Shreve St.)
- Saturday: Digby Regional High School (53 Mount St.)
Time: 3 pm on April 29 to 3 pm on May 1
- 5 guided hikes
- Keynote speaker Allan Billard, author of Waterfalls of Nova Scotia and Beaches of Nova Scotia
- Sessions including: Balancing Rock, From Rope to Stairs; Outdoor Council Canada: Hike leader tips and tricks; Walking in the Footsteps: First Nations walking program; Let’s Go for a Hike: How to create a hiking group in your community; Future of Hiking at Kejimkujik; Future of Hiking in Nova Scotia
- Stories from the Trail PechaKucha presentations
- Hike Nova Scotia’s Awards
- Silent auction
- Friday and Saturday night socials
The agenda, directions and other details are found at http://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/hiking-summit/.
Janet Barlow, Hike Nova Scotia