MRC Associates

Who We Are

MRC Associates is operated by Bill and Esther VanGorder. MRC offers Nordic Walking beginner's and Intermediate Clinics and are the Atlantic distributor for industry-leader Nordixx Pole Walking Canada Inc. They also conduct the Nordic Pole Walking Instructor Certification courses for Atlantic Canada

Bill and Esther VanGorder are on a mission to bring Nordic Walking to this region. “What you are doing is using your upper body as well as your legs and using four feet instead of two,” says Bill. “Hills don’t seem as difficult as regular walking or running, and you get an upper body workout that you don’t get as a runner. This is also wonderful for people with mobility problems, or if you’re older with balance problems,” VanGorder said. “You can catch yourself if you’re unsteady or toddle. I know people with MS and other diseases who can’t do other walking, but can do this.”

MRC Associates also:

  • assists charities and nonprofit groups in the areas of hiring staff, recruiting volunteers,
    team building and strategic planning as well as board and volunteer development.
  • provides educational and motivational speaker services for corporations, charities and not-for-profits. Learn more about the topics available.
  • operates Mind Miracles, providing psychic entertainment for your conference, convention
    or corporate party.

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MRC Associates

  • Operates Nordic Walking Nova Scotia.
  • Assists charities and nonprofit groups in the areas of hiring staff, recruiting volunteers, team building and strategic planning as well as board and volunteer development.
  • Provides speaker services
  • Operates Mind Miracles, providing psychic entertainment for your conference, convention or corporate party.

Bill VanGorder

Bill is an experienced speaker and trainer and has acted as a consultant to businesses and associations since 1968. He gives keynotes, presentations and workshops to 30 or more organizations each year and is recognized for his ability to motivate audiences with new, creative ideas that will provide measurable, tangible results.

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Nordic Walking Nova Scotia

Your Atlantic source for top quality, authentic, reasonably priced Nordic Walking poles. 

Learn more about the benefits of using Nordixx Nordic Walking poles.

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Get in Touch

  • (902) 454-2267

  • Halifax NS Canada

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