Our Heroes

Lynnette, Jackie and Isaac (age 4) from Mabou, NS

“We are very excited to be a part of the HeartLand Heroes Family Program in our community. We feel strongly about improving our own health and fitness in order to be positive role models as parents and making fitness a part of our daily lives. We are also happy to become more involved in our community in this way. We look forward to this journey together as a family!”

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Marlene, Ted, Sean (age 10) and Gabreyel (age 7) from Canso, NS

“We are honored and excited to be chosen for this challenge. As a family we enjoy being outdoors and active in our beautiful province of Nova Scotia. Representing the county of Guysborough\Antigonish in the Heartland Tour encourages us to focus on not only on our individual goals but also provides the opportunity for us to support each other as we strive to meet our collective goal of family bonding and a more healthy lifestyle”.

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Patricia from Middle Sackville, NS

“I never thought I would be chosen since I was applying as a single person, but that’s what’s so great – just taking that first step! Now I’m ready to take that second step by working hard and become a good example, especially for the students at the school I work at. I have shown them respect, humor, and deep caring – now I’d like to show them what some exercise and healthy living can accomplish. This is an opportunity of a lifetime and I want to grab hold and give it all I can!”
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Josley and twins Kayla and Trinen(aged 12) from Yarmouth, NS


“It is very important to me to be with my children and to set good stepping stones (goals) to teach them a good start in life in all aspects of health and taking care of themselves. I know that physical activities and adopting a healthy lifestyle is very important and to incorporate it in our routine would be a very positive and bonding process for us all. I have already changed a lot of negative eating patterns/habits and see this program as a very good way to support and amplify the changes I have already made for my family!”
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