In 2020, the Town of Antigonish, in partnership with WSP Canada Inc, initiated an update of the Physical Activity Strategy. 

The Physical Activity Strategy sets a vision and goals for Town staff to pursue in order to positively influence opportunities for physical activity in the community. During this process, the Strategy was renamed the Active Living Strategy, which recognizes that lifestyle changes to incorporate physical activity and healthy living can broadly be seen as active living. 

To download a copy of the Active Living Strategy, pdf click here.  (2.81 MB)

The specific objectives of the strategy are:

1. Foster Equity - Focus on hard-to-reach- groups and individuals with social or economic barriers with the aim of providing inclusive and easy ways to participate. 
2. Use a Targeted Approach - Focus on demographics who currently get very little movement with the aim of encouraging these individuals to get started by incorporating little amounts of movement. 
3. Redefine Movement - Promote active living and movement as part of a healthy lifestyle that can be easily incorporated into daily routines. 
4. Impact Facilitation - Focus the Town's staff time and energy on facilitation and promotion and less on programming. 

Please stay tuned to the Town's Parks and Recreation section of the website and the Town of Antigonish Recreation on Facebook for further updates on new initiatives related to the Active Living Strategy. 

The Town would also like to extend sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the Physical Activity Survey as well as the working group who took the time to share their expertise in building this new strategy. 

If you have any questions about the Active Living Strategy please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

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