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Acadia Active Aging

Exercise sessions with the aim of improving your physical fitness and health through group exercise and individualized programs. All exercise sessions will be held in the Acadia Arena Complex. The group will meet three times per week and focus on improving:
-Aerobic Fitness
-Strength and Power
-Flexibility
-Balance and Coordination
-and most importantly, your HEALTH!

Currently accepting participants to the waiting list for Sept. 2022, contact Kim to be placed on the list.

Program Time: 9:30am - 10:20am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Registration Process: All those who would like to enrol in the program MUST attend the registration, and complete a fitness assessment (during registration). Registration will be on a first come first serve basis, limited spaces available.

Program Fees: The cost of this program is $100 per year or $60 per semester. Program parking passes are available for $25 (if purchasing a parking pass, please bring your vehicle information including license plate number).

What to Wear and Bring: Participants must have indoor sneakers and wear comfortable clothing. It is recommended to bring a full water-bottle.

CONTACT: Interested participants should contact the School of Kinesiology.
Email: kim.vaughan@acadiau.ca or Phone: (902) 585-1307

ACTIVE for LIFE

The aim of the Active for Life program is to help seniors be healthy in their own homes and their communities by providing physical activity counselling and community exercise programming, relieving the healthcare system through preventative care.

For more information about the specific programs please see the COLS website. or contact email activelivingprograms@acadiau.ca.

 

Acadia Cardiac Maintenance

Exercise sessions with the aim of improving your physical fitness and health through group exercise and individualized programs for participants that have completed and are referred by the Cardiac Rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital. All exercise sessions will be held in the Acadia Arena Complex.

Program Time: 7:30am - 8:20am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Registration Process: All those who would like to enrol in the program MUST attend the registration, and complete a fitness assessment (during registration).

Program Fees: The cost of this program is $100 per year or $60 per semester. Program parking passes are available for $25 (if purchasing a parking pass, please bring your vehicle information including license plate number).

What to Wear and Bring: Participants must have indoor sneakers and wear comfortable clothing. It is recommended to bring a full water-bottle.

CONTACT: Interested participants should contact the School of Kinesiology.
Email: kim.vaughan@acadiau.ca or Phone: (902) 585-1307

 

Hannah Miller Hockey

Hannah Miller was a 7-year-old minor hockey player in the Acadia Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) Quick Start program. She loved to play hockey and her enthusiasm was evident to everyone.

In the spring of 2005, shortly after the end of her first hockey season, she was tragically killed in a car accident in Port Williams. To perpetuate her love of hockey this fund was established in her memory.   In March 2006, the 1st Annual Hannah Miller Memorial Hockey Tournament was organized by Acadia University Recreation Management students.

An Annual March Break Hannah Miller Memorial Tournament is held at Acadia for IP 1 and IP 2 divisions.   Acadia students organize the tournament in its entirety as part of an academic curriculum project.  Hannah’s family take part in the festivities every year, stating they are ‘grateful for the work of the Acadia students, and really enjoy seeing all of the little smiling hockey players on this fun-filled day of hockey.

The Hannah Miller Memorial Fund is a not-for-profit organization that operates under a Board of Acadia University, Acadia Minor Hockey Association (AMHA), and community members.  The fund gives back to the hockey community by providing some financial relief primarily for underprivileged AMHA players, creates opportunities for female hockey development and initiatives, as well as award an annual scholarship to a chosen Acadia Student. 

Donations can be directed to the School of Kinesiology, Attention: Kim Vaughan, Administrative Coordinator 
Acadia University - School of Kinesiology
Box 143, Wolfville NS B4P 2R6
Phone: (902) 585-1307    Fax: (902) 585-1702 

Please make cheques payable to: "Acadia University/Hannah Miller Memorial Fund". Tax receipts will be issued for donations.

 

KinderSkills

Kinderskills is a program that provides preschool aged children with a variety of movement activities in order to promote their development. Encouraging many different types of movement can benefit children by contributing to the development and maintenance of a physically active lifestyle, which in-turn promotes self-confidence, and emotional, social, and cognitive skills.

Each Kinderskills child receives one-to-one attention from a student instructor. Gross and fine movement activities will be individualised according to each child’s current level of abilities. A student instructor will assess your child’s current level of abilities in a number of areas, and will then implement play-based activities to promote development in these areas.

Who? Children aged 1-5
When? 10:30 to 11:20 am on Mondays and Fridays
Where? Acadia University, Main Gym
Cost? $50 per term OR $90 for the year

Registration By lottery; ballots can be entered at any time

SUBMIT A BALLOT IN THE LOTTERY

For more information about the program, and to enter a ballot into the draw, call Kim at 902-585-1307

Registration is limited to ~55 children

S.M.I.L.E.

Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience

Mission:  The mission of S.M.I.L.E. is to provide an environment of play and fun that develops a physically active lifestyle for children, youth and adults with varying disabilities, and to develop Acadia University students as social entrepreneurs that lead to a lifetime of success.

With the continued support of Acadia University, our generous partners, and the community, the program will continue to grow and put smiles on the faces of many!

Visit S.M.I.L.E.