Community Trail Building Days!
Sunday October 21, 2018  10am - 2pm (4 Hours )
Workshop / Class Recreation / Fitness Fundraiser / Charity Outdoor Community

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary centre for arts education and creation, located in Canning, Nova Scotia. We take our stewardship of this beautiful landscape seriously and want to make sure the community has access. Because we are on 178 acres of field and forest, we are developing trails on the property for (non-motorised) use by the children who come to camp, artists in residence, and the wider community. We need your help to make them better!

We have two trails that are loved by many of our visitors, our Blue Pail Trial and the Primrose Path. A quality outdoor hiking trail requires regular maintenance and repairs to ensure a safe hiking experience, and under our Environmental Property Manager, Christina Daffre, we are offering some volunteer trail development days to have a great day learning about trail development, having a great group activity and making a difference to our community through new walking/snowshoeing trails. If you have a group, make it an activity, and if you are solo, meet some new people while spending the day outdoors, with lunch provided!

Our Open dates for trail building are Oct 21st and 28th from 10am to 2pm.

Volunteers of this project will gain hands-on experience in trail building and conservation management. Some of the tasks include bush clearing, invasive species removal, building trail structures like water bars and small walkways. No experience is necessary. Common enjoyment of nature and the outdoors is recommended. All equipment will be provided. Just wear sturdy shoes, gloves, a hat, layers, and bring water and mosquito repellent.

Volunteers will learn about Acadian forests, restoration, and conservation concepts like Leave No Trace. By walking and working the trails you have the opportunity to experience and learn from the outdoors in a new light. Spending time in natural environments can improve your physical and mental health by creating a meaningful relationship with nature, and you will be helping others have a great natural experience in the future.

Participating in the projects may also count towards volunteer hours in programs like Duke of Edinburgh and other service learning programs.​

This program is supported in part by the Province of Nova Scotia, The Municipality of Kings, and Eco Canada.


Other Events at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Fri Jul 02  9am
SummerArts Camp
Mon Jul 05  9am
SummerArts Camp
Mon Jul 12  9am
SummerArts Camp
Thu Jul 15  6pm
Schoolhouse Preview
Fri Jul 16  6pm
Schoolhouse/Macbeth Preview
Sat Jul 17  6pm
Schoolhouse/Macbeth Opening
Sun Jul 18  2pm
Schoolhouse Matinee
Mon Jul 19  9am
SummerArts Camp
Tue Jul 20  6pm
Wed Jul 21  6pm
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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts 902 582-3842 555 Ross Creek Road Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0