Registration is open for an exciting three-day workshop for women who want to learn new outdoor skills this winter. Becoming an Outdoor Woman runs from Feb. 17 to 19. “This is a great program for participants who want to enhance and learn new skills while experiencing Nova Scotia’s great winter outdoors,” said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. The workshop will be held at the Nova Scotia Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts in St. Ann’s, Victoria Co. Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) was created in 1991 to encourage women to participate in outdoor activities. The workshop is offered in most provinces and states in North America. The February weekend will introduce women to ice fishing, cross-country skiing, winter camping, trapping/snaring, snow mobiling, connecting with nature in winter, winter birding, wilderness navigation, scouting for wildlife and nature photography. BOW Nova Scotia Association partners with the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia, the departments of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Natural Resources. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and the registration deadline is Jan. 6. Enrolment and class size is limited so interested participants are encouraged to register early. The program fee is $229 and includes HST, meals, accommodations, instruction, equipment and social programs. For more information, contact Becoming an Outdoors Woman at 902-424-5832, e-mail [email protected] or visit the website at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/outdoor .