New Restrictions for Western and HRM Zones

November 24th, 2020

Today the Province announced further changes to Public Health Regulations related to COVID-19.  These changes are applicable to the zone of Western and Central Halifax Reginal Municipality (HRM), which is defined as HRM from Hubbard’s to (and including) Porters Lake and the communities up to Elmsdale and Mount Uniacke/Hants County including businesses.  As it relates to recreation and sport facilities, the Province will be closing…read more

Domestic Rotational Workers entering Recreation & Sport Facilities

November 9th, 2020

Do you have questions around rotational workers entering your facility? Check out the following website for details: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/#self-isolation-requirements Information listed here is directly from the above source: Working outside the province (domestic rotational workers) Individuals who live in Nova Scotia and travel to work in another Canadian province or territory on a regular schedule (like Alberta oil workers) must self-isolate for the period of time they’re…read more

Women Wednesday

RFANS would like to start a series on Facebook and in our monthly emails highlighting women working in the operations of recreation facilities. If you know of someone you would like to highlight or if you would like to submit yourself please answer the following and submit to rfans@sportnovascotia.ca. Questions to answer: 1. Name 2. Job title/position, Facility where you work 3. What are some…read more

For Sale

October 23rd, 2020

The Westville Rink has 8 –  80″ blades for sale. All are in good shape: one 4 1/8,  three  4 1/4, one 4 3/8, two 4 3/4, and 4 7/8 wide. Contact the Westville Rink at 902-396-3677 or westvillerink@eastlink.ca if you are interested.

Diversity and Inclusion Survey – Hockey NS

Deadline November 1st, 2020

Want to make a difference in making hockey a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive sport for everyone? Here is your chance! The Hockey Nova Scotia Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has launched an innovative digital survey seeking public feedback. Please share this poster in your facilities so everyone has the opportunity to tell their story! Survey closes November 1st! Click here for printable poster

COVID-19 Return to Recreation (Program and Facility) Guidelines

UPDATED October 14th, 2020

NEW UPDATES All organizations are required to have a reopening plan that outlines how your operations will adhere to public health guidance. Attached you’ll find some information to support and guide this work. Please find for your review Sport and Recreation Guidelines. COVID-19 Return to Recreation (Program and Facility) Guidelines Supplemental document for considerations for reopening recreation facilities COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Nova Scotia Fitness…read more

Clarification on sport & cultural activity limit increase

Updated October 15th, 2020

NEW* See our FACT SHEET & FAQ’s on the Gathering Limit Increase for Participants in Sport and Performing Arts  Summary from the September 22nd Press Conference – Sport & Cultural Activity Limit Increase  Announced on Friday, September 18, gathering limits for sport and cultural activities will increase to 50 without physical distancing as of October 1st. This gathering limit increase applies to practises, competitions, recreation…read more

Gathering Limits for Participants in Performing Arts and Sports to Increase

Increase October 1st, 2020

Effective Oct. 1, the number of people who can participate in one of these activities without physical distancing will increase from 10 to 50. For most sports, this will allow full team practices and competition to resume, while for the performing arts, this will allow for larger rehearsals and performances. This change also applies to recreational league sports, like adult hockey, and drop-in activities, like…read more

Dealing with COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Updated October 6th, 2020

We will try our best to share resources for dealing with COVID-19 in your recreation facilities. If you want to share a resource you have found contact rfans@sportnovascotia.ca FAQ masks mandatory indoor public places July 31 2020 Face Mask Required Sign How to Wear Mask Poster COVID-19: Masks Website Government of Nova Scotia FAQ Re-opening Gathering Limits July 9 2020 Engagement Partner letter – Dr….read more

Letter Re: Increasing gathering limits

On August 24th, 2020, after consultation with some of our members and based off of concerns brought to the association, RFANS submitted a letter to Dr. Strang and Premier McNeil requesting an increase to the gathering limit to allow more participants to take part in sport, recreate and play games. This letter was sent to highlight the issues recreation facilities are facing due to the…read more