• Aquatics Centre Schedule Changes | December 15th

    We're excited to be the host venue for the upcoming Masters Swim Meet on Saturday, December 15th from 4pm-9pm in the full Competition Pool. Please note our Member Only Swim and $3 Swim will be in the Leisure Pool for this night only. See the Aquatics Schedule and event listing for all the details. Thank you for your understanding. Good luck to all the Masters swimmers!

  • December 16th | 3pm-5pm Atlantis Synchro Holiday Demo in Competition Pool

    Atlantis Synchro's Holiday Demo performance is taking place in the full Competition Pool on Sunday, December 16th from 3pm to 5pm. Swim times in the Competition Pool will be available from 7am-3pm (Lane Swim), 5pm-6pm & 9pm-10pm (Lane & Open Swim). Please see the full Aquatics Schedule for swim times in the Leisure Pool.

  • Track Schedule Changes | October-December

    Friendly Reminder: Our full Track is booked for Competitive Track Club Training on these days through to December Tuesdays, 8:30pm-10pm | Thursdays, 8pm-10pm | Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm | Sundays, 8pm-10pm. Thank you for your understanding.

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Our Biggest Bite Yet

Food Run 2017 - Sunday, October 15th

October 20, 2017


For most of us, we start to wonder what’s for dinner around 4pm every day. We think about ingredients on-hand and whether we need to pick something up, or whether we opt for takeout because it’s easy. While we have these options, many Nova Scotians do not. In 2016, Food Banks Canada reported that 23,840 Nova Scotians accessed a Food Bank and usage in Nova Scotia had increased by 40.9% since 2008.

On October 15th, 2017, Canada Games Centre celebrated its fifth Food Run and the 35,700 meals that event participants have provided to children, adults and families in our communities over the years. This year’s Food Run saw 1,131 registered participants help us donate 1,788kg of food and $4,814 in cash donations to FEED NOVA SCOTIA.

“Year after year, this event reminds us what an incredible community we live in,” said Karen Theriault at FEED NOVA SCOTIA. “The staff and volunteers at Canada Games Centre pour their heart and soul into organizing the event, and the community responds with such incredible spirit and generosity. Once again, they’ve made a huge difference in helping us to reduce hunger in our communities, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”

The Food Run continues to feature a 2.5km/5km walk/run and Community Festival for free with a food or cash donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA. Participants of the 2017 Food Run also enjoyed delicious smoothies and chocolate milk courtesy of Booster Juice and Agropur; were treated to individualized messages on their coffee cups by Starbucks; and topped the morning off with a slice of pumpkin or apple pie. Any leftover pie was donated to Metro Turning Point and Barry House.

2017 FOOD RUN Sponsors:

Jack 92.9, Lifemark Sport, Agropur Dairy Co-operative, Big Kahuna Sport Co., Booster Juice, Credit Union Atlantic, Print 101, Starbucks, Halifax Water

2017 FOOD RUN Community Booths:

Canadian Blood Services, Chebucto Community Health Team, Diabetes Canada, Engage Mainland North, Halifax North West Trails Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia, Joint Emergency Management Mainland North, Keshen Goodman Public Library, Lifesaving Society of Nova Scotia, Parkland Clayton Park, RBC Training Ground, Rope Skipping Association of Nova Scotia, Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia, Start Pickleball, Victorian Order of Nurses

Photos of the 5th Annual Food Run are posted to the CGC Halifax Facebook page.

 Thank you and see you next year!

 

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