Heartland Tour stresses health, tourism

It was another unprecedented day on Sunday for the Heartland Tour in Pictou County. Nearly 250 people cycled and walked the routes established for them to honour healthy living through physical activity. “It’s our highest number yet,” said organizer Kathy Saulnier. “We had 240 pre-register.” The events started and ended at the Pictou County Wellness...

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Pictou Advocate sports

He showed what a hero really is

As sports fans, many of us — maybe most of us — have had what we call our heroes. For varied reasons, they were our favourite athletes — home run hitters, goal scorers, three-point shooters. For that, we plead guilty. I certainly worshipped my fair share. In hockey, at various times, I considered Teeder Kennedy,...

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Fanning returns to men’s amateur

ABERCROMBIE – It has been a bittersweet return to amateur golf for Lee Fanning. Fanning, who plays at the host Abercrombie Country Club, followed an 84 on Friday with a 90 on Saturday and is well back in the field at the 2019 Nova Scotia men’s amateur golf championship entering the third and final day...

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Crushers’ owners eye hockey season

New members of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers brain trust say they can’t wait for the season to start. Head coach Mike Danton and co-owners Scott Burden and Bruce Ryan were introduced on July 2 during a meet and greet session at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. “It’s exciting,” Danton said. “I’m very grateful for...

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Heartland Tour returning to community on July 7

Get ready: The Heartland Tour is returning to Pictou County on July 7. Join in the fun of a walk or ride followed by prize draws and a lunch. The event is taking place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre which offers plenty of safe parking, washrooms and air-conditioning. A shorter, family-friendly walk as well...

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County athletes give Kelowna Apple a try

PICTOU – Two athletes with Pictou County roots have decided to attempt a triathlon for the first time. Kailyn MacCarthy from Caribou Island and Jonathan Atwin from Lyons Brook were scheduled to leave on Thursday to take part in the Olympic-distance Kelowna Apple Triathlon in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley on Sunday. The Kelowna Apple traces its...

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Leadership forum sets goals

BIBLE HILL – Sport and recreation enthusiasts have set goals for the province following a sport leadership forum. More than 100 people gathered for the day-long event on June 8 at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, N.S. It was hosted by a group called reSPORT whose mission is to continue to accelerate positive...

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The Born Loser, and now McCown

Check the word “habit” in your dictionary – the print version that was worn out well before the Internet became our source for everything in this world – and you’ll be told it’s a “settled tendency or practice.” Read further on that yellowed page and you’ll learn “a creature of habit” is “one whose behaviour...

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Ken Doucette earns sport award

FOX HARBOUR — Ken Doucette is able to look back fondly on a military career that began 50 years ago and the running that has gone with it. The Trenton native has received numerous military awards and was honoured at the 17th Canadian Forces Base Halifax Sports Recognition Breakfast recently for his 50 years of...

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Summer Street scramble golf raises $294,252

ABERCROMBIE — It was a day of true celebration last Friday at the Abercrombie Country Club during the 25th annual Summer Street Scramble. When all pledge sheets were tabulated, golfers weathered the rain and combined to raise a whopping $294,252 in support of Summer Street. Summer Street Society vice-president Rae Gunn, a first-time golfer at...

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