Women Invited to Participate in Outdoor Winter Activities

first_imgWomen who want to try something a little different this winter can participate in a weekend of fishing, hunting and other outdoor experiences. The three-day workshop, called Becoming an Outdoors Woman, will be held at the Nova Scotia Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts in St. Anns, Victoria Co., from Feb. 8 to 10. “This is a great opportunity for women to participate in activities they might not normally have an opportunity to try,” said Ron Chisholm, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Becoming an Outdoors Woman was created in 1991 in response to barriers that may discourage women from participating in some outdoor activities. The program is active in most provinces and states. The February weekend will introduce women to cross country skiing, winter camping, wild edibles, ice fishing, winter tracking and survival. All sessions are at an introductory level and equipment is provided. Program partners are the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. For more information contact Becoming an Outdoors Woman at 902-424-5832 or e-mail [email protected] .last_img read more