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October 1, 2021 - Halifax, NS – Provincial funding to improve parasport opportunities for Nova Scotians

Last March, the Province of Nova Scotia announced their $5 million investment to make the Nova Scotia sport system more inclusive and accessible. $500 thousand of that funding will go directly to parasport programs, and applications are now open. As of October 1, all provincial sport organizations, their members and those who are registered with joint stocks can apply for support with a variety of things including equipment, program expenses, and parasport training. This funding will allow eligible community sport organizations across the province to provide equitable, quality parasport programs and create sport opportunities for more people. Read more.

Sport & Recreation Proof of Vaccine - September 17, 2021

Please see the attached document for more details about the proof of vaccine policy that has been put in place by the Province of Nova Scotia. The policy is still being finalized and  additional information will continue to be provided, as it becomes available.

Sport and Recreation Proof of Vaccination FAQ


COVID-19 Update: September 14, 2021

Today the province announced that Nova Scotia will delay moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan until October 4.  Starting Oct. 4, people who are 12 and older will need to provide proof of full vaccination to participate in most events and activities that bring groups of people together. While the policy is not yet final, it will apply to participants and spectators for indoor and outdoor sports practices, games, competitions and tournaments as well as indoor and outdoor extracurricular school-based activities, including sports. 

We will continue to update you as more information about the details of the vaccine policy become available to us. 

Quick Notes

  • An exception policy for people who cannot get vaccinated because of a valid medical or behavioural reason is being developed. 
  • Children who turned 12 between January 1 and October 4 this year will have until December 31 to attend events and activities while they get vaccinated; children who turn 12 after October 4 will have three months from their birthday. 


Province of Nova Scotia Press Release: September 14

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