• Side Entrance Closure | Begins June 25th

    Please note the side entrance to the building will be closed from Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 29th. This closure is to allow for window replacement along the side of the building. During this time, members and guests can use the front entrance to access the facility. Thank you for your understanding.

  • ***Aquatics Centre Maintenance Closure | 6pm June 24th-8am July 1st

    The Aquatics Centre will be closed as of 6pm Sunday, June 24th until 8am Sunday, July 1st, 2018. Click here for all the maintenance details. We’ll continue to run our dry land activities and classes to keep you moving during this time! If you need an activity suggestion, ask a staff member who are always happy to help!

  • Reminder: Summer Weekend Hours begin June 30th

    Starting Saturday, June 30th, 2018, we will be closing at 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays for the summer. This schedule change will be in effect from Saturday, June 30th through to Sunday, September 2nd. **Please note the change in time and order of the $3 swims on Sunday evenings for the summer: Male Only Swim — changing to 6pm-6:50pm and Female Only Time (Aquatics and Fitness Centre) — changing to 7pm-7:50pm.

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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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