Sports & Recreation

What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke

What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke

Three people I know got sick over the weekend because of the heat. One had heat stroke and spent a night in the hospital and the other two probably had heat exhaustion. Both happen because the body can't cool itself and both are dangerous heat illnesses, especially heat stroke. Heat rash and sunburn are also heat illnesses, although usually more annoying than dangerous. Read more ...

VA2K Walk and Roll

VA2K Walk and Roll

 

VA facilities across the Nation are once again holding VA2K walk and roll events on Wednesday, May 15th which is also National Employee Health and Fitness Day.  VA2K  is designated to help employees recognize the importance of exercise and nutrition and help them live healthier lives.  This event also allows the Department of Veteran Affairs to raise awareness and support the needs of homeless Veterans.

Last year’s VA Maine HealthCare Systems VA2K event was hugely successful!   During the 2012 event, our community partners and staff donated more to this cause than any VA hospital in the Nation.  Approximately $20,000 worth of new items, gift cards and cash were given to support homeless Veterans here in Maine.

Reel Paddling Film Festival

Reel Paddling Film Festival

The Maine Island Trail Association & the Northern Forest Canoe Trail are bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival to Portland on March 29th, 2013. This event will be held at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus at 7:00 pm, and will include the exclusive premier of a new short film celebrating the Maine Island Trail on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

A silent auction to benefit the Maine Island Trail Association, showcasing high quality gear and original Maine art, will begin at 6:00 pm. A unique collection of auction items will be on hand, including a stand-up paddleboard, gift certificates to local restaurants, a variety of weekend getaways, sailing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting packages, selections from talented local artists, and much more.

Maine Island Trail celebrates 25th year with events throughout the Summer