Lunenburg County will Take the Roof Off Winter on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Municipality Activity and Recreation Complex (MARC) in Dayspring, Lunenburg Co., has a full day of free activities planned for all age groups — no matter what the weather may bring. “This mild weather we’ve been having should be the incentive for everyone to get out and be active,” said Jody Conrad, Go for Green consultant at Nova Scotia Health Promotion. “The MARC is a great place to showcase because it has so many options for people to get active outdoors while having fun.” As part of the Take the Roof off Winter initiative, Nova Scotia Health Promotion will showcase an event each year to create awareness and to celebrate all outdoor play during the winter season. The MARC facility and its staff are offering activities for all ages. An excellent resource for anyone looking for a way to be active, the facility has two outdoor rinks, two toboggan runs, 10 kilometers of skiing and hiking trails and 40 hectares (100 acres) of open space. On Saturday there will be children’s games, frisbee golf, hiking, a scavenger hunt and a make-your-own bird feeder workshop. Snow provided, the children’s games will include making snow sculptures and building igloos. Nova Scotia Health Promotion, in partnership with Recreation Nova Scotia, the Recreation Facilities Association of Nova Scotia, Global Television, and Go for Green are encouraging communities to Take the Roof Off Winter, to use the unpredictable weather to their advantage and to be active all season long. The events run from noon to 5 p.m. at the MARC in Dayspring, Lunenburg Co. More tips on getting active this winter are available at www.taketheroofoffwinter.ca .