Equipment Loan Program

The Community Development Department has many free equipment loan programs which allow residents to borrow equipment which helps facilitate physical activity. Please find a list of available equipment below.

Additionally, we welcome residents to drop off any used equipment for us to add to our inventory – provided the equipment is in good working order.

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The Recycle Your Bicycle Project began as a collaboration between the Regional Municipality of Windsor and West Hants, Town of Kentville, the Town of Middleton, and the YMCA. The project in the Municipality has been quite successful through the community donating bikes to the Community Development Department and the refurbishment of those bikes and re-donation and loan of bikes back to community members who are in need or unable, for economic reasons, purchase their own bikes; these are mainly youth identified through recreation programs or by school counselors as being in need.

If you, a family member, or your child is in need of a bicycle, please reach out to the Active Communities Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or your school’s counselor to see if we have a bike suitable for you.

Head out on a treasure hunt around the Municipality as you seek & find the caches hidden right under your noses! GPS units available to borrow free from the Community Development Department for a 4-day loan.

Check out the Avon Region Geocaching Guidebook:   pdf WH Geocaching Guidebook (400 KB)

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Snowshoes are available for a 4 day loan at no cost so that residents of all ages can enjoy outdoor recreation and physical activity in the winter. 

Remember that adults should accumulate 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week.  Children need 60 minutes per day!

Snowshoes are available January through March from the Municipal Office (76 Morison Drive, Windsor). To ensure availability, please contact the Active Living Coordinator, Bekah Craik at 902-790-9647 or activeliving @westhants.ca. 

Explore the Municipality by water! We have all the equipment you'll need for your kayak adventure through our FREE kayak loan program! Equipment is available by pre-arranged appointment only from July-October.