Dr. Howard Wightman
Cardiologist, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Community Service and Research Projects with Student Involvement
- Valley Rehabilitation Society
- Life Cycle
- Hearts on Ice
Did you know that Howard...
... is a leader in Canada for his work to promote physically active living and heart health through grass roots community initiatives and activities.
... is the co-founder and driving force behind Life Cycle, a yearly weekend festival in Kentville that includes bike rides, a kid’s bike rodeo, slow bike races, mountain bike skills workshops, Zumba and yoga classes, and various health presentations which attract more than 500 participants each year. Community Development students developed a strategic plan for Life Cycle.
...is a co-founder of the Extended Warranty program, which is a community based heart health program for those with cardiac problems that has been widely recognized for its pioneering work in Canada over 25 years.
... is a co-founder of the Valley Rehab Society which promotes and fundraises to support heart health including the organization of the annual winter Hearts on Ice, which is more than 25 years old
... has received an honorary doctorate degree from Acadia University in recognition of his work
Acadia students trying out sledge hockey at the Hearts on Ice event