Conversations with… Pat Nelder
A Career of messing about in Boats
April 19, Thursday, 2:00 pm
Patricia has more than 40 years of experience in the recreational boating industry. After university, she spent 10 years in the Caribbean before moving to Nova Scotia, where she continued her boating career. She has served as an executive board member of boating organizations in NS, Canada and abroad and is currently an appointed member of the National Recreational Boating Advisory Council to
Transport Canada Marine Safety. She is a founding member of the Indian Point Yacht Club, a virtual yacht club in Mahone Bay and for the past 2 years has served as co-chair for Chester Race Week.
Conversations with… Moira Devereaux
Women and Fitness after 50
May 17, Thursday, 2:00 pm
Ms. Devereaux is the owner and operator of Fluid Motion Physiotherapy in Mahone Bay. Having graduated with a Master s of Science i n Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2005, she spent several years working as a physiotherapist and research assistant with an upper extremity surgeon at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto. She has authored several articles in peer 6 7 reviewed medical journals, including Clinical Orthopaedics and the American Journal of Sports Medicine and has been an instructor at both the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University. Her presentation, “Women and Fitness After 50” will cover the most recent research on the relationship between exercise and healthy aging, including some of the standard fitness rules that no longer apply after 50. She’ll also provide some suggestions for motivating oneself to exercise and the difference in benefits between strength training, cardio, walking and yoga/pilates.
Adventure in Rural Living
June 21, Thursday, 9:30 am start
Our road trip this year takes us to rural Lunenburg with a visit to Ross Farm in New Ross. This museum is a living, working farm museum depicting 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia. Visit Rosebank Cottage, the original home of the Ross family built in 1817
or enjoy one of the many displays illustrating life in the 1800’s. After lunch we travel up the road to Bulwark Food and Beverage Company which makes handcrafted traditional cider using fresh pressed apples from the Annapolis Valley. More information will be available closer to the date.