• Field House & Track Schedule Changes | Nov. 24th & 25th

    Friendly Reminder: We're excited to be the host venue for Sport Nova Scotia's 5th annual Corporate Games. Set up in the full Field House starts at 5:30pm on Friday, Nov. 24th with competition on Saturday, Nov. 25th from 7am to 3pm and on the full Track from 7am to 1pm. On Nov 25th, our 9:15am HIIT & 10:30am Zumba classes have been moved to Fitness Studio 2 and space will be limited. For more information on the Corporate Games, see our event listing.

  • November 25th | Aquatics Centre Water Polo Jamboree

    Friendly Reminder: We're excited to be the hosts for the Nova Scotia Water Polo Fall Jamboree on Saturday, November 25th in the Competition Pool (5 lanes) from 12pm to 5pm. Please note there will be no lane swim from 11:45am to 1:15pm. Here is our full Aquatics schedule for weekend swim times. Good luck to our CGC Swim Academy Water Polo team and welcome to the other local teams!  

  • Track Schedule Changes | November 26th

    Friendly Reminder: The full Track is booked from 8pm-10pm on Sunday, November 26th for university and sports team training.

  • Busy Days Ahead | Week of November 20th

    Friendly Reminder: The Field House is busier than usual this week with 2 days of PD school camps and training camps. Please be sure to check the schedule for Open Basketball, Badminton & Pickleball times through to Sunday, November 26th. Thank you!

News

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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