May 16th 2021
Next Council Meeting
Many of us are aware of the benefits of physical activity, especially in regards to health. However, we also know that active lifestyles contribute to healthier communities overall. We want to acknowledge how strong our communities are while addressing the fact that it is not always easy for all residents to remain active on a regular basis.
Keep in mind that most of you are being active and just don’t know it! Celebrate the shorter moments of activity throughout your day even if it is ten minutes worth. Also, keep in mind your abilities, some of us may be capable of more or less activity and that is okay. Our goal is to decrease the amount of time spent sitting, and increase our overall active time.
Victoria County is blessed with an abundance of pristine open spaces that have been and continue to be developed and utilized for outdoor physical activities. Whether you wish to hike in the fall, go skiing in winter, cycle in spring or kayak during summer, it’s all here for you. As an active participant in these activities I have personally experienced the immeasurable mental and physical benefits. I invite you to experience what our county has to offer.
Keep it up Victoria County!
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Looking to get out and experience winter in Victoria County? Well, we can help make your adventures happen! Check out the Baddeck and Ingonish Library’s Gear Loan Programs. Members are welcome to borrow: Nordic walking poles, ice cleats, snow shoes, and cross-country skis. Also, make sure to inquire about current programming that might give you some ideas for getting out and getting active! If transportation is an issue, we have a Victoria County transit system. You must call 24 hours in advance, but for $5.00 the transit bus will take you anywhere in the county. Victoria County Active Living Department can also assist you in accessing up to date information on local guided hikes, events and programming.
Victoria County Council is now on-line for you to watch and participate. Each Victoria County Council Session is live streamed on our Facebook Page. You can find the schedule of Council meetings here, and tune in to Facebook on the day of Council to watch the proceedings live. With Covid -19 changing the way things are done, Victoria County Council has adapted to continue to meet and discuss the needs and concerns of the county residents. Depending on provincial gathering regulations, these meetings will either be held:
1) In person at council chambers with distancing and limited public seating
2) On-line meeting held via the Zoom meeting platform.
Both versions of Council Meetings will be live-streamed for public inclusion. Should you wish to find out more about Council Meetings and how you can connect with or participate in council sessions, please contact our Communications Officer, Jocelyn Bethune.