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Municipal Physical Activity

MPAL is Municipal Physical Activity Leader

Throughout Nova Scotia there are MPALs and MKPALs (Mi'kmaq Physical Activity Leader) working within communities to help raise the levels of physical activity. Each municipal unit takes a different approach and you will hear different job titles such as "Physical Activity Coordinator" or "Active Living Coordinator" but all are working towards the same ultimate goal.

The MPALs for the Municipality of Barrington and Town of Clark’s Harbour are Lana Townsend and Samantha Goreham

The Municipality of Barrington and the Town of Clark’s Harbour have developed a Physical Activity Strategic Plan in partnership with the Department of Health and Wellness, the plan is specifically targeted to the area and reflects the culture of the area.

The strategic plan caters to the entire population of the Municipality of Barrington and the Town of Clark’s Harbour. It will be implemented in stages over the next five years.

Read the plan!

The plan is scheduled to be evaluated in the Fall of 2017 and refreshed once the evaluation in completed.

Part of the evaluation is a community phone survey. All are encouraged to participate in the survey so that we can create a new plan for physical activity in the Municipality of Barrington and Town of Clark's Harbour.

Another part of the evaluation is focus groups, The first one was held in October and there will be at least one more in 2018

The Town of Clark's Harbour and Municipality of the District of Barrington need your input on important initiatives.

You may be randomly selected to answer an important telephone survey, please take the short time to make your opinions count

Individual responses will be kept confidential

Didn't get a call and interested in participating? Call 1-877-744-4405 and quote the Nova Insights survey from Clark's Harbour and Barrington.

For taking part, you will be entered into a draw to win one of two grocery gift cards being given away in Clark's Harbour/Barrington Municipality ($50 value each)

Lana Townsend

Office Phone: 902-637-2760
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Samantha Goreham

Office Phone: 902-637-2903
Cell: 902-319-0376
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