Clubs

4H – There are a variety of 4H clubs throughout the Valley. It’s a program for kids 9+ dedicated to the development of young people to help them become responsible members of society. Valerie Oickle, Agriculture Leadership Coordinator: Phone: 902-679-6027 or email. Nova Scotia 4H

Annapolis Valley Conkers Club –   Conkers is a traditional children’s game in Britain and Ireland played using the seeds of horse chestnut trees. The game is played by two players, each with a conker threaded onto a piece of string: they take turns striking each other’s conker until one breaks. Conkers collected from local trees and graded to meet the size requirements of minimum diameter 1 ½” are used. Annual competitions are held. No experience necessary. No age or gender limitations although a suggested lower age limit is 8years.

Chess Club – Port Williams. Ages 7-14 play every Monday starting at 3:00pm in the Youth Room of the Community Centre in Port Williams. 3:00- 5:15pm.  If you like to play chess is never too late join us!

Cooking Club – Atlantic Superstores offer cooking club classes and workshops for all ages. Kitchen Kids is for older children and Little Hands is for preschoolers. All classes for each store are listed on the PC Cooking School website.  

Creative Computing – a course developed by an international network of educators passionate about exposing kids to the computer sciences. Broken up into 7 units, this course uses the popular Scratch programming environment to aid young people (aged 8 to 13) in learning the basics of software development. Scratch is used over the world by students to easily create animations and games while acting as a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer science.

First Lego League robotics club for youth aged 9 – 14 in the Windsor Area. This club would teach the kid about robotics and computer science. They would work together to build and program Robots on the Lego Mindstorms platform, and use them to compete in robotics competitions.

New Minas Coding Club – Ages 8+. Children will learn “Scratch” programming, coding and how to make their own video games in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Subsidies for this program are available. Please contact New Minas Recreation for more information at 902-681-6577

Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Association – Lists active chess clubs in Nova Scotia. The Berwick School Chess Club is open to anyone who would like to play chess in Grades P – 8. We are part of the NSSCA and follow their rules and guidelines. We will meet from 3:00pm-4:00pm on Wednesdays.

Valley Game Night is a free board game/ card game group. We welcome new players with or without experience. Game nights are open to youth 12 and older. As long as the parent stays with the child a few years younger could work depending on the games being played. Games nights are held in Wolfville and New Minas.

West Annapolis Chess Club – Whether you’re a chess master or simply want to learn how to play chess, everyone invited. Thursday nights 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Rotates between Bridgetown and Annapolis Royal.Contact via e‐mail at:
l.c.lombard@ns.sympatico.ca or tfeloc@hotmail.com

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