6th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2017 in Full Swing!

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6TH ANNUAL VICTORIA COUNTY

FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST

OCTOBER 6 - 31, 2017

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A county-wide event that showcases Victoria County’s abundance of physical activity, leisure, sports & recreation facilities, great natural environment, talents, programs, events, volunteers, leaders, organizations, service providers & facility operators, etc.

Participate and cross some activities off your ParticipACTION 150 Play List

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Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) invites you, your family, friends, co-workers & neighbors to enjoy beautiful Victoria County in the Fall, especially participating in the 6th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST 2017

Updates - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-County-Naturally-Active-Fall-Harvest-Fest/497020696976613

http://www.capebretonpost.com/living/2017/10/3/sixth-annual-victoria-county-fall-harvest-activefest-begins-frid.html

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Ingonish - Meander to Middle Head, 10 am. An Evening on the Beach, Broad Cove Beach 6:30pm. Seeing in the Dark, 6:30pm.

Interpretation - If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us  Ingonish Interp. office: 902-285-3004

  • Interpretive Programs will be continuing until October 15. In addition to the programs scheduled below there will continue to be roving along the Cabot Trail when possible. Learn-to-Adventure may be available if booked in advance.
  • Tickets to the night hikes - visitors must to inform us of intent to cancel at least 1 hour before the start of the program to offer the space to people on the waiting list.
  • The 5:00pm cut off for cancelling Seeing in the Dark and Lantern Walk will remains in place. If someone has signed up by 5:00 pm keep registration open for anyone else wishing to join until the start of the hikes.

***NOTE – times have changed, check each day/time for programs carefully***

October 6-10, 2017

Fibre Festival Events & Workshops in Baddeck

Please visit the following link for all the information on Fibre Festival: https://ourbaddeck.com/2015/11/17/lions-club-fundraiser/

October 6, 2017

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Oct 6: Roast Beef

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 6: Final Cut

http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

You can book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need to phone.

Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca

Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request.  You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

 

Celtic Colours Starts Today (Oct. 6, 2017)!

 

We hope you enjoy all the Festival has to offer this year! You can check the status of concert tickets anytime by clicking here.

To see the full schedule of events head to our website. celtic-colours.com

Our Box Office is open each day of the Festival from 10AM - 7:30PM Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 1-888-355-7744

 

Can’t join us this year?
You can still enjoy the music and the magic of Celtic Colours by tuning in to our Live Streamed concerts each night at 7:30PM ADT

 

Watch Celtic Colours Live

October 7, 2017

Last market of the season today - Cape North Farmers Market

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The CWL will serve brunch in the cafe while Hector and Hughie entertain us. Students from Cabot Junior-Senior High School will be selling the harvest - some blue and red potatoes, lots of bunches of fresh carrots, and bulk baby carrots great for rabbits - from the Cabot Student Garden, with proceeds going toward seed for next season. PLEASE NOTE We will have four tables available outdoors for flea market vendors. To reserve one please contact us here or call Brenna at 902-455-5793. See you there! https://www.facebook.com/Cape-North-Farmers-Market-103097353070846/

October 7, 2017

Iona Port, Great Trail Centre – Farmers Market

Iona Port, Great Trail Centre – Farmers Market , Saturday, Oct. 7th – 11am - 2 pm the last one for 2017 season! Featuring home baking, preserves, organic veggies, girl guide cookies, photography, woodworking, pottery and knitted goods. Join us - All local !

 

October 7, 2017

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4th Annual Huckle Buckle Festival 2017

Keep an eye out for scarecrows as you drive through Ingonish, Victoria County — they will be on display starting October 7th as part of the annual community “scarecrow” contest.

To help plan your fun-filled Ingonish weekend: You can also find up-to-date event information on our Facebook page - just search “Ingonish Connected”.

4th Annual Huckle Buckle Festival - Ingonish, NS, B0C 1L0

Email:hucklebucklefest@gmail.com
Website:www.experienceingonish.com
Facebook:Go to Facebook Page

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October 7, 2017

Lobster Roll Luncheon and Flea Market

11:00 am–2:00 pm at Tea Room in St Ann’s Bay United Church. Luncheon includes salad, coleslaw, tea or coffee—$20; Strawberry Shortcake—$5; Tables for the Flea Market are free, for bookings contact Debbie 902.929.2061.

October 7, 2017

Songs & Supper

2:30–6:00 pm at Englishtown Community Hall. An afternoon of songs and stories with Leon Dubinsky and Family followed at 4:00 pm by homemade beans and fishcakes, dessert, tea/coffee. $30 for full event; or $15 for songs, $15 for supper. For tickets: celtic-colours.com or Jenni MacLean 902.537.2908.

October 7, 2017

Saturday is Dart Night at the Iona Legion

Start time: 7:30pm (sharp)
Cost: $5 per person
Teams are picked from a hat each night… All skill levels welcome (19+) http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

October 7, 2017

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Àros na Mara: Lunch and Learn – Sat., Oct 7

Àros na Mara: Lunch and Learn – Sat., Oct 7, 11am -1 pm - at the Iona Port, Great Trail Centre, price $10 - Come join us where beauty, science, and culture meet and learn about one of our province’s greatest indigenous resources, Canada’s Inland Sea the Bras d’Or Lake. Enjoy local offerings of soup, biscuits and apple crisp for dessert! You may want to arrive a bit early to check out the community market on site. This meal is served prior to the nearby afternoon concert Còmhla Cruinn: Gathered Together in Christmas Island, only 5 minutes away. For Lunch and Learn tickets contact Ann Marie 725-2253, Murdell 725-2348, Sharon 725-2177,or email: ccbcvi@gmail.com Tickets for sale until Oct. 5th. Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures and Celtic Colours 2017. https://arosnamara.wordpress.com/

October 7, 2017

Frolic & Folk Pub - Iona Heights Inn(Website) - Little Dipper - Jill Chocolates
Ceilidh Schedule Summer 2017

Saturdays 5-8 Admission $5

Oct 7 - Darrell Keigan

October 7, 2017

Learn to Meditate

 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, CanadaLearn to meditate for health and well-being. For more information, call 295-2055.

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October 7 - 11, 2017

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October 8, 2017

4th Annual Huckle Buckle Festival

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October 8, 2017

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We will be wrapping up our season at the Baddeck Curling Club on Sunday October 15th.  On that day we will have some snacks, games, and prizes for participants. Come out and join in the fun and share with your kids and kids can share with their parents and friends. I recall Scott MacDonald winning the “William Tell” competition last year by shooting the apple off the head of a foam target – he won 5 lbs of McIntosh apples for that effort.

October 9-18, 2017

Fall Guided Hikes 2017 - Cape Breton Region

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Participants may win a “trail” prize. Thanks to our local partners for organizing the hikes on the ground and to the ParticipACTION 150 Play List and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support.

Hikes are free and pre-registration is required unless otherwise indicated. See the details below for each hike. Hiking is a top activity on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List.

When hiking, always be prepared for the conditions. Learn how to prepare here: https://www.adventuresmart.ca/land/hiking.htm

October 9, 2017 - Thanksgiving Day

Municipality of Victoria County Thanksgiving Day Holiday Hours

Closed Monday, October 9.

October 10, 2017

Gentle Yoga

9:30 am – 10:30 am, Baddeck Library (526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0). Ease into autumn with five weeks of gentle, restorative yoga, led by instructor Patsy MacKenzie. Enjoy the tranquillity of the library before it opens for the day! All ages and fitness levels are welcome to attend this free yoga series. Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

October 10, 2017

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We will be wrapping up our season at the Baddeck Curling Club on Sunday October 15th.  On that day we will have some snacks, games, and prizes for participants. Come out and join in the fun and share with your kids and kids can share with their parents and friends. I recall Scott MacDonald winning the “William Tell” competition last year by shooting the apple off the head of a foam target – he won 5 lbs of McIntosh apples for that effort.

 

October 10, 2017

Hike & Lunch

11:00 am at North River Hall. Guided 1–1½ hour woodland trail hike along North River followed by lunch at the Hall, $12. Enquiries: Bev Brett 902.929.2426 or northriverhall@gmail.com. A Celtic Colours community event.

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October 11, 2017

LITTLE NARROWS CELTIC COLOURS COMMUNITY EVENTS

We are excited to be hosting some wonderful activities throughout the Celtic Colours International Festival. Join us for some fall fun! SCHEDULE: Square dance Workshop: 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($12). You will be guided through the figures common in Victoria County square dances. There will be live music provided. Lunch: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ($10). A luncheon of homemade soup made with local ingredients, biscuits and baked dessert will be served.

**NOTE: If you attend the Workshop and Lunch, the admission price is $20 total. Big Square dance in Little Narrows: 1:45 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. (FREE). A Square Dance will be held right on board the Little Narrows ferry. The Ferry Captain will park the vessel on the Little Narrows side of the channel. Please be on the Little Narrows side by 1:45 p.m. to participate. Led by Anita MacDonald, with live musicians playing. To reserve a spot, email littlenarrowscommunity@gmail.com or phone (902) 756-2731.

October 11, 2017

Yoga with Jackie

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Middle River Hall ( https://www.facebook.com/middle.r.hall )

Wednesdays
6:30 pm
Leader Jackie MacLellan is excited to see everyone at 6:30 pm.
Please contact her if you think you’d like to start (or restart) yoga! Everyone is welcome, and remember: yoga is for everybody!

Middle River Hall ( https://www.facebook.com/middle.r.hall )

 October 11, 2017

Wednesday Night Ceilidhs

are continuing into December. 7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College, $10/adult, $5/child.
Baile nan Gàidheal /Highland Village Museum (Website)
Ceilidhs & Millings

Céilidh - Tuesday’s & Thursday

October 11

Join us for songs, stories and music, or just a chance to chat about the traditions and history of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic-speaking people at our traditional céilidh. Regular admission applies. 2:00 -3:00pm

Milling Frolic - Wednesday’s & Friday’s

October 11 & 13

Come and join us at the table for songs and friendly conversation at the Highland Village milling frolic. The Gaels way to make the cloth ready for home use was to wet it, beat it and make a time of it, while communally singing choral songs in rhythm during the milling frolic. Regular admission applies. 2:00 -3:00pm

October 11, 2017

Rankin School of the Narrows Home and School needs your help

Meeting October 11 Rankin School of the Narrows 7 pm. Home and School helps to…. Maintain the playground equipment at the school, providing funds for repairs when necessary. …… Provide sponsorships to students who are attending extra-curricular events, Ex. NSSSA, again, wonderful opportunities for all of our children….. We will not ask you for much of your time, we want to simply remain active, so we can continue to offer these programs at our school. Please attend October 11 at 7 , for the benefit of all our children and our school.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Adult Chair Fitness Class

Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Bring light weights or two bottles of water to use as weights. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water. Thursday mornings: 10:30 – 11:30, started Sept. 28 until Dec. 7th, St. Columba Church Centre, Iona. Instructor: Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day. Cost: $5.00 per class. Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Middle Head Hike

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish.

10:00 AM

Registration recommended at cbh.interpretation@pc.gc.ca

3.8 Moderate Turn off the Cabot Trail to the Keltic Lodge Resort. Follow the road past the Keltic Lodge to park. This hike is a partnership with Hike NS and Celtic Colours International Festival.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Yoga with Patsy MacKenzie

Thursdays

5:00—6:00 pm

Lodge at Kluskap Ridge RV and Campground, Englishtown

Only $10/per session, all are welcome.

October 12, 2017

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We will be wrapping up our season at the Baddeck Curling Club on Sunday October 15th.  On that day we will have some snacks, games, and prizes for participants. Come out and join in the fun and share with your kids and kids can share with their parents and friends. I recall Scott MacDonald winning the “William Tell” competition last year by shooting the apple off the head of a foam target – he won 5 lbs of McIntosh apples for that effort.

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Celtic Colours Community Meal - Thursday, Oct. 12

The Iona Legion will be hosting a Roast Pork Dinner in association with the Celtic Colours International Festival

Thurs., Oct 12 served from 5-7pm

Dinner will include dessert (apple crisp) and coffee/tea Cost: $18 (tax included)

Tickets are now available for purchase at the Legion bar (cash only), or through the Celtic Colours box office.

This meal will coincide with the evening concert at the NS Highland Village -Everyone welcome-

October 12, 2017

Hike the Hill

At the Lakes Golf Club
Ben Eoin
Thursday, Oct. 12th, 1-4 pm
In the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere
(Hike will be cancelled if weather is inclement; no rain date)
Come and join the naturalists and a storyteller for an informative and enjoyable afternoon in the great outdoors.
Please note: Participants must register in The Lakes Club
House before starting their self-guided hike. On site
restaurant, lounge and snack services available.
People & Nature; Better together
Sponsored by the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Assoc.
Poster & map downloadable at the following for your convenience:

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October 12, 2017

Lunch, Hike & Music

12:00 noon lunch and music with Sarah Beck and Paul Cranford at St Ann’s Bay United Church, $10. 1:00 pm 90 minute low impact guided hike around the Red Island Trail. A Celtic Colours community event.

October 12, 2017

“GO” (Get Outside) After-school Programs – Baddeck Academy

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A “GO” (Get Outside) & Fit Yoga Fall 2017 Programs Information Session for Girls Grades 6-9 attending Baddeck Academy will be held on Thursday, October 12th beginning at 12:15 pm in the Family Studies Room. Free Pizza, fruit and refreshments will be available for all girls grades 6-9 during the session at lunchtime.

The Program is FREE, include healthy snacks each outing and will include program hoodies for each participant. The GO (Get Outside Program) program will be led, supervised by Retired Teacher Judith King: ajudithmarg@ns.sympatico.ca (For further information, any questions, etc.) Ages 6 – 12 Fit Yoga Program

This Fall 2017 Program is FREE for Girls Grades 6 - 12 and will be held at Baddeck Academy After the Bell (After-school Time Period). Dates and times: tba. The program will be led, supervised by certified instructor Patsy MacKenzie. If you are interested in the program and/or need further information, please contact Patsy at patmk30@hotmail.com

October 12-15, 2017

4th Annual Huckle Buckle Festival 2017

Join us October 12-15 in Ingonish to celebrate fall during the 4th Annual Huckle Buckle Fall Festival! Guided Hikes, fabulous food, children’s activities, pumpkins, scarecrows and ceilidhs — there is something for everyone!

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for scarecrows as you drive through Ingonish — they will be on display starting October 7th as part of our annual community scarecrow contest.

To help plan your fun-filled Ingonish weekend: You can also find up-to-date event information on our Facebook page - just search “Ingonish Connected”.

4th Annual Huckle Buckle Festival - Ingonish, NS, B0C 1L0

Email:hucklebucklefest@gmail.com
Website:www.experienceingonish.com
Facebook:Go to Facebook Page

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October 12, 2017

Celtic Colours Community Meal

The Iona Legion will be hosting a Roast Pork Dinner in association with the Celtic Colours International Festival
Served from 5-7pm
Dinner will include dessert (apple crisp) and coffee/tea
Fee: Only $18 (tax included)

Tickets are now available for purchase at the Legion bar (cash only), or through the Celtic Colours box office.

This meal will coincide with the evening concert at the NS Highland Village. Everyone welcome. Bar will be open. http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

Friday, October 13, 2017

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Mica Hill Hike

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cape North

10:00 AM

Registration recommended at cbh.interpretation@pc.gc.ca

7.9 kms’s Moderate The trail is located approximately 8 km East from Cape North or West from Neil’s Harbour. Turn off at Paquette Lake and drive 2 km to the parking lot. This hike is a partnership with Hike NS and Celtic Colours International Festival.

October 13, 2017

Foot Clinic

St. Ann’s Health Centre, Indian Brook. Call Nancy for appointment, 902.929.2745.

October 13, 2017

Baile nan Gàidheal /Highland Village Museum (Website)
Ceilidhs & Millings

Céilidh - Tuesday’s & Thursday

October 13

Join us for songs, stories and music, or just a chance to chat about the traditions and history of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic-speaking people at our traditional céilidh. Regular admission applies. 2:00 -3:00pm

Milling Frolic - Wednesday’s & Friday’s

October 13

Come and join us at the table for songs and friendly conversation at the Highland Village milling frolic. The Gaels way to make the cloth ready for home use was to wet it, beat it and make a time of it, while communally singing choral songs in rhythm during the milling frolic. Regular admission applies. 2:00 -3:00pm

Friday, October 13th

4th Annual Huckle Buckle Festival 2017


2017 Huckle Buckle Moonlight Pumpkin Walk Friday October 13th - 7pm

Join us October 12-15 in Ingonish to celebrate fall during the 4th Annual Huckle Buckle Fall Festival! Guided Hikes, fabulous food, children’s activities, pumpkins, scarecrows and ceilidhs — there is something for everyone!Don’t forget to keep an eye out for scarecrows as you drive through Ingonish — they will be on display starting October 7th as part of our annual community scarecrow contest.

To help plan your fun-filled Ingonish weekend: You can also find up-to-date event information on our Facebook page - just search “Ingonish Connected”.

4th Annual Huckle Buckle Festival - Ingonish, NS, B0C 1L0

Email:hucklebucklefest@gmail.com
Website:www.experienceingonish.com
Facebook:Go to Facebook Page

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Oct 13: Roast Pork

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 13: Legion Legends

http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

You can book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need to phone.

Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca

Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request. You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

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“Bike to Bite” - Bike Ride 2017

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(Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

Signature Event of the 6th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest Oct. 6-31, 2017

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8:30 – 9:00 am - Registration and pick-up your bike at Big Baddeck Road next to the Baddeck Forks Golf Course (Look for the Pedallers By The Bay Trailer)

Meet at the turn to Big Baddeck Road just before the entrance to Baddeck Forks Golf Course in Big Baddeck (Directions via the RCMP side)

Only $15 each - Includes bike (If needed - until they are not available, maximum 10 available at no cost!), helmet, water bottle and a lunch at the Baddeck Forks Golf Course.

Cycle starts at 9:00 am (When you register, please tell us your height, male or female and also, you must sign a waiver to participate); Distance: 10 kms. Lunch roughly around 11:30 am to 12 noon at Baddeck Forks

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and “Pedallers by the Bay” Proudly Present the “Bike to Bite” Bike (Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

The ride starts at the entrance to Big Baddeck Road (counter clock wise). Journey stops at The John Morrison Weaver Cemetery. There we will have a guided hike with historical information about the pioneer cemetery provided by Pauline Diekelmann. From there journey will continue to bicycle the Big Baddeck Road with stops along the way to Centre Bridge and back to the hall and lunch at the Baddeck Golf Course Restaurant.

Must pre-register and/or for further information, please contact Naturally Active for Life - Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

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October 14, 2017

Learn to Meditate

 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, CanadaLearn to meditate for health and well-being. For more information, call 295-2055.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Celtic Colours Crab Dinner

4:00–6:00 pm at the Fire Hall, Indian Brook. Tickets $30, contact David MacInnis 902.929.2061.

October 14, 2017

Frolic & Folk Pub - Iona Heights Inn(Website) - Little Dipper - Jill Chocolates
Ceilidh Schedule Summer 2017

Saturdays 5-8 Admission $5

Oct 14 - Rachel Davis

October 14, 2017

Saturday is Dart Night at the Iona Legion

Start time: 7:30pm (sharp)
Cost: $5 per person
Teams are picked from a hat each night… All skill levels welcome (19+) http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

October 15, 2017

Wellness Fund Grants Deadline Today!

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Community Health Boards across Nova Scotia are now accepting applications for Wellness Fund Grants. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2017. For more information or to download the application visit www.communityhealthboards.ns.ca/wellness-funds or contact your local Community Health Board.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

New Harris Walk - 2 Trails

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Description: There are two (2) trails for today, a morning walk event and an afternoon guided walk event. You may do both trails at the times posted or select to walk only one trail of their choice in the am or pm. For your comfort and ability please note the CVF trail ratings
Bring a lunch between walk events, shelter will be available!
(1) START POINT: 2627 New Harris Road, B1X 1T1SUNDAY, 15 Oct 2017
REGISTRATION: 9:00am
START TIME: 9:30am
Guided Walk - GW
DISTANCE: 5 -10K
TRAIL RATING: TR -  2B, 2C
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__________________________________________________________________________(2) START POINT: 2627 New Harris Road, B1X 1T1SUNDAY, 15 Oct 2017
REGISTRATION: 1:30am
START TIME: 2:00am
Guided Walk - GW
DISTANCE: 5 -10K
TRAIL RATING: TR -   3C

Kelly’s Mountain TrailDIRECTIONS TO THE START POINT:
From North Sydney continue west on Hwy 105 to Seal Island Bridge, and after crossing the bridge turn left on New Harris Road. The SP is located 6km from the intersection of the 105.CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
Neither the sponsors of the event nor the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club can be held responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents or injuries at any time. All participanys must sign a ‘Waiver of Liability’ form before starting the Event/Walk.
Anyone may participate in any event. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are asked to obey all traffic signs, and where there is no sidewalk, to walk on the left facing traffic.
Pets must be on a leash.
Location: 2627 New Harris Road
Date: Oct 15, 2017
Time: 9:00am
Contact: Norm, Janice Johnson
Email: bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
Web: www.capebretonislandhoppers.com or www.walks.ca

October 15, 2017

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We will be wrapping up our season at the Baddeck Curling Club on Sunday October 15th.  On that day we will have some snacks, games, and prizes for participants. Come out and join in the fun and share with your kids and kids can share with their parents and friends. I recall Scott MacDonald winning the “William Tell” competition last year by shooting the apple off the head of a foam target – he won 5 lbs of McIntosh apples for that effort.

October 15, 2017

Iona Port Weekly Farmers’ Market - Sundays

Join us at the Iona Port for our weekly Farmers Market every Sunday from 12-3pm.

This week’s vendors include fresh locally grown vegetables, photography, preserves, baked good and more! In addition to the market we are also having a flea market. Have a few things to sell? Want to book a table? Tables are $10.00.

For more information on how to become a vendor or reserve a flea market table, Contact ionaportmarket@gmail.com See you Sunday in Iona! https://arosnamara.wordpress.com/

October 16, 2017

Cribbage on Mondays

7:30 pm. Indian Brook Fire Hall.. Cost is $5.00 to play and $2 if you want even split Tournament nights all money is paid out, other Mondays we usually try to pay out 75–80%. This is something new we are trying.

October 16, 2017

Step Dance Classes

Classes are held Monday evenings at St. Michaels Hall in Baddeck. Everyone welcome!

-Age 3/4

-Grades 2/3

-Grade 8+

-Adult

For further information, please contact Sarah Doran doransarahj@gmail.com

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October 16, 2017

Gaelic Classes

9:00 am–12:00 noon at Steve and Nona’s home, 44667 Cabot Trail Rd. Learning by doing the things we already know how to do around the home, makes learning another language easier. All welcome.

October 16, 2017

Youth Group

6:00–8:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, North River Bridge

October 16, 2017

Adult Badminton

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Mondays

6:00 - 8:00 pm,  no school, no program

Baddeck Academy

 
Fee: Only $3

Partners for Your Health:
CB-VRSB, Baddeck Academy, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage

October 17, 2017

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October 18, 2017

Yoga with Jackie

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Middle River Hall ( https://www.facebook.com/middle.r.hall )

Wednesdays
6:30 pm
Leader Jackie MacLellan is excited to see everyone at 6:30 pm.
Please contact her if you think you’d like to start (or restart) yoga! Everyone is welcome, and remember: yoga is for everybody!

Middle River Hall ( https://www.facebook.com/middle.r.hall )

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday Night Ceilidhs

are continuing into December. 7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College, $10/adult, $5/child.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adult Chair Fitness Class

Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Bring light weights or two bottles of water to use as weights. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water. Thursday mornings: 10:30 – 11:30, started Sept. 28 until Dec. 7th, St. Columba Church Centre, Iona. Instructor: Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day. Cost: $5.00 per class. Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Yoga with Patsy MacKenzie

Thursdays

5:00—6:00 pm

Lodge at Kluskap Ridge RV and Campground, Englishtown

Only $10/per session, all are welcome.

October 20, 2017

Hypnotist Show (family friendly)

7:00 pm at North River Community Hall, in support of North River Consolidated School Reunion. A night of hypnosis with Jokers Wild Entertainment. Canteen and bar open before and after the show. Ticket $10, students $5, family $25, available from The Clucking Hen, The Dancing Moose Café, Jeanne 902.929.2194 or Lena 902.929.2483.

October 20-22, 2017

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Fall Yoga Retreat in Indian Brook

Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort
Join Blaine Carter and Josette Coulter this fall for self discovery and vibes.
Will feature yoga class to help get the body and breath in sync.
Along with yoga and meditation sessions, will also include healthy meals and snacks prepared by Cabot Chores Wilderness Resort Chefs, as well as live entertainment.
For further information, please contact Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort at 902.929.2584

October 20, 2017

Oidhche nam Bòcan|Night of the Spooks - Halloween Presentation

Fri & Sat, October 20 & 21

Come and celebrate Halloween with a special evening tour of the Highland Village by lamplight, complete with storytelling, skits and special effects. The tour is followed by a storytelling session in “The Tuning Room” with fuarag, oatcakes and more. This is a family activity enjoyed by all. Prepaid reservations are required. No refunds or discounts. Cost $18 per adult, $40 per family, or $10 per student. Call (902) 725-2272 for tickets. (7-9 pm each evening)

October 21, 2017

“Cooking with Squash” - Baddeck Farmers Market Seminar

9 am to 1 pm
Baddeck Curling Club
This event will focus on cooking locally grown squash to create healthy and nutritious meal choices.  This 4-hour hands-on class will be led by NSCC Culinary Instructor, Brooks Hart.
Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

October 21, 2017

Hike to the Spinnigan

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11:00 am, Saturday, October 21st. Proper footwear and warm clothing. Bring lunch. Ground could be slippery because of leaves so bring poles for better balance. Meet at the Garage at 43610 Cabot Trail. Dogs welcome - For the most up-to-date information, go to the online Community Event Sheet Calendar.

October 21, 2017 

Learn to Meditate

 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, CanadaLearn to meditate for health and well-being. For more information, call 295-2055.

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October 21, 2017

Frolic & Folk Pub - Iona Heights Inn(Website) - Little Dipper - Jill Chocolates
Ceilidh Schedule Summer 2017

Saturdays 5-8 Admission $5

 

Oct 21 - Paul Cranford

October 21, 2017

Saturday is Dart Night at the Iona Legion

Start time: 7:30pm (sharp)
Cost: $5 per person
Teams are picked from a hat each night… All skill levels welcome (19+) http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

October 21, 2017

Oidhche nam Bòcan|Night of the Spooks - Halloween Presentation

Fri & Sat, October 20 & 21

Come and celebrate Halloween with a special evening tour of the Highland Village by lamplight, complete with storytelling, skits and special effects. The tour is followed by a storytelling session in “The Tuning Room” with fuarag, oatcakes and more. This is a family activity enjoyed by all. Prepaid reservations are required. No refunds or discounts. Cost $18 per adult, $40 per family, or $10 per student. Call (902) 725-2272 for tickets. (7-9 pm each evening)

October 23, 2017

Gaelic Classes

9:00 am–12:00 noon at Steve and Nona’s home, 44667 Cabot Trail Rd. Learning by doing the things we already know how to do around the home, makes learning another language easier. All welcome.

October 23, 2017

Cribbage on Mondays

7:30 pm. Indian Brook Fire Hall.. Cost is $5.00 to play and $2 if you want even split Tournament nights all money is paid out, other Mondays we usually try to pay out 75–80%. This is something new we are trying.

October 23, 2017

Youth Group

6:00–8:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, North River Bridge

October 23, 2017

Adult Badminton

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Mondays

6:00 - 8:00 pm,  no school, no program

Baddeck Academy

Fee: Only $3

Partners for Your Health:
CB-VRSB, Baddeck Academy, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage

October 23, 2017

Step Dance Classes

Classes are held Monday evenings at St. Michaels Hall in Baddeck. Everyone welcome!

Age 3/4

Grades 2/3

Grade 8+

Adult

For further information, please contact Sarah Doran doransarahj@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/sarah.doran.26?hc_ref=ARSGitoV5VO3egoo39LY1lRcThAOEHbnP_xn1NeGw4ptc0imR5I1cryoSv9n1jn54wg&fref=nf

October 24, 2017

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October 25, 2017

Yoga with Jackie

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Middle River Hall ( https://www.facebook.com/middle.r.hall )

Wednesdays
6:30 pm
Leader Jackie MacLellan is excited to see everyone at 6:30 pm.
Please contact her if you think you’d like to start (or restart) yoga! Everyone is welcome, and remember: yoga is for everybody!

Middle River Hall ( https://www.facebook.com/middle.r.hall )

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday Night Ceilidhs

are continuing into December. 7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College, $10/adult, $5/child.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Adult Chair Fitness Class

Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Bring light weights or two bottles of water to use as weights. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water. Thursday mornings: 10:30 – 11:30, started Sept. 28 until Dec. 7th, St. Columba Church Centre, Iona. Instructor: Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day. Cost: $5.00 per class. Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Yoga with Patsy MacKenzie

Thursdays

5:00—6:00 pm

Lodge at Kluskap Ridge RV and Campground, Englishtown

Only $10/per session, all are welcome.

October 28, 2017

Learn to Meditate

 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, CanadaLearn to meditate for health and well-being. For more information, call 295-2055.

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October 28, 2017

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Halloween Dance - Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:30-1:30

Music by: DJ Curtis MacNeil
Admission $10
Prizes for the best costumes.
19yrs and over (ID’s on request). No backpack, duffel bags etc.

October 28, 2017

Saturday is Dart Night at the Iona Legion

Start time: 7:30pm (sharp)
Cost: $5 per person
Teams are picked from a hat each night… All skill levels welcome (19+) http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

October 30, 2017

Gaelic Classes

9:00 am–12:00 noon at Steve and Nona’s home, 44667 Cabot Trail Rd. Learning by doing the things we already know how to do around the home, makes learning another language easier. All welcome.

October 30, 2017

Cribbage on Mondays

7:30 pm. Indian Brook Fire Hall.. Cost is $5.00 to play and $2 if you want even split Tournament nights all money is paid out, other Mondays we usually try to pay out 75–80%. This is something new we are trying.

October 30, 2017

Adult Badminton

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Mondays

6:00 - 8:00 pm,  no school, no program

Baddeck Academy

Fee: Only $3

Partners for Your Health:
CB-VRSB, Baddeck Academy, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage

 

October 30, 2017

Youth Group

6:00–8:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, North River Bridge

October 30, 2017

Step Dance Classes

Classes are held Monday evenings at St. Michaels Hall in Baddeck. Everyone welcome!

Age 3/4

Grades 2/3

Grade 8+

Adult

For further information, please contact Sarah Doran doransarahj@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/sarah.doran.26?hc_ref=ARSGitoV5VO3egoo39LY1lRcThAOEHbnP_xn1NeGw4ptc0imR5I1cryoSv9n1jn54wg&fref=nf

Willow Healing Space
Quiet, Secluded Retreat Stays in Middle River, Victoria County

Yoga, Reiki, meditation, massage. For further information, please contact Anne @ info@willowretreat.com / www.willowretreat.com

 

Frolic & Folk Pub - Iona Heights Inn(Website) - Little Dipper - Jill Chocolates

Ceilidh Schedule Summer 2017

Saturdays 5-8 Admission $5

 

Oct 7th - Darrell Keigan

Oct 14th - Rachel Davis

Oct 21st - Paul Cranford

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October 6–14, 2017

Visit www.celtic-colours.com to learn more about the festival or to purchase tickets for concerts island-wide

Whoa! Check out the FREE Programs and Opportunities at Baddeck Library this Fall:

Scroll through and find something for YOU. There’s a program, event, or activity for everyone at Baddeck Library! Click the link to see our fall lineup (updated weekly).

Fall programs for 2017 include:

- Gentle Yoga with Patsy Mackenzie (Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County)

- Triple T (Tween/Teen Tuesday)

- Drama Queens play reading group

- Weekly Movie Night (for grownups)

- LEGO Thursday

- Thursday Night Lecture series

- Fun Fridays (kids in grades 3, 4, 5)

- Saturday Family Movie

- Learn to Meditate

… and other “occasional” programs!

For more information, please call (902) 295 2055. Library programs are free, and everyone is welcome. http://cbrl.ca/locations/baddeck/

Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club

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Regular seasonal Karate Classes run from the first week of October 2017 to the first week of May 2018 to accomodate busy parents and students in Northern Cape Breton who rely on the sea and tourism to make a living.

  • EVERY MONDAY (September to June - but keep updated by FACEBOOK) from
-6-8 pm at Cheticamp Fire Hall, Cheticamp.
  • EVERY TUESDAY (October to May) at North Highlands Elementary School in Aspy Bay
-4:00-5:00 p.m. beginner class. Ask to Join Facebook group CBHKC-North Highlands
-5:00-6:30 p.m. advanced.
  • EVERY Wednesday (September to May) at The Masonic Hall in Baddeck
-5:30-6:30 p.m. beginner class. Ask to Join Facebook group (CBHK-Baddeck)
Baddeck Karate Program is Underway - Spots Still Open, You Can Still Register. 9 Participated in the beginners session last night (Sept. 27, 2017) to start of the Baddeck Karate Program. Registration Form and Info Sheet is available to download here for your convenience: BaddeckKarateProgramInfoandRegistrationSheet20170928
  • EVERY THURSDAY (September to June - but keep updated by FACEBOOK)
-6-8 pm at Cheticamp Fire Hall, Cheticamp.
  • EVERY THURSDAY (October to May) at Cape Smokey Elementary School in Ingonish
-4:30-5:30 p.m. beginner class. Ask to Join Facebook group CBHKC-CapeSmokey
-5:30-7:00 p.m. advanced.
  • ADVANCED 5-hour Clinic held twice a month at Sensei Donovan’s Home Dojo in Ingonish.
 
  • Senior Students (green belt and higher) as well as guests lgdonovan@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Ok­i­nawan Karate  in Bad­deck

Sen­sei Leo Dono­van, cer­ti­fied sec­ond de­gree black­belt and founder Cape Bre­ton High­lands Karate Club (CBHKC), is bring­ing Ok­i­nawan karate to Bad­deck. Started Septem­ber 27, 2017 (Still spots available) and runs un­til May 10, 2018
NOTE: PLEASE GO TO NEW SITE- it will allow you to use this website on both MAC and your cell phones: http://lgdonovan.wix.com/cbhkarate

Highland Village Open Until October 15, 2017

Baile nan Gaidheal | Highland Village is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, through until October 15, 2017.

Cycle this Fall in Victoria County’s Great Natural Environment & Enjoy the Beautiful Colours!

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Cycling Map - Victoria County

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Cyclists use caution - Road conditions change over time. Please use caution and be prepared for unstable conditions on roadways, shoulders & off-road routes

EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF CONQUERING THE CABOT TRAIL

The Cabot Trail was named one of the Ten Best Biking Trips in Canada! Are you planning a trip to Cape Breton this year? Bring your bicycle! Lots of great trails around too! http://ow.ly/ITUqo

http://www.cyclenovascotia.ca/routes/cabot-trail/

http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/ridesevents/canadian-destination-cycling-nova-scotias-cabot-trail/

CycleNovaScotia_CabotTrailPamphlet2014 Named for famed navigator and explorer John Cabot, the world famous Cabot Trail is a 300 kilometre paved roadway that hugs the mountainous northern shore coastline of the Island. For most cyclists, the loop ride around the Trail begins and ends in Baddeck.

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park straddles the upper reaches of the Island, roughly 85 km north of Baddeck via the small communities of Chéticamp (on the west coast) or Ingonish (on the east coast). The road around the Trail is, for the most part, well-maintained.

Cycling - Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cycle part or all of the Cabot Trail which, according to Lonely Planet, is one of the world’s top ten cycling destinations.

Cycling along the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s top ten cycling destinations.

Several tour companies offer supported rides and rentals.  See www.novascotia.com, www.northerncapebreton.com, www.cbisland.com and www.cabottrail.travel.

Park trails suitable for cycling are: Freshwater Lake, Clyburn ValleyBranch Pond Look-off and Salmon Pools.

Also suitable for cycling are all secondary and campground roads. Please use caution on gravel roads and trails, especially after heavy rains.

In an effort to enhance the cycling experience at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, we are beginning to designate bike lanes as work proceeds on upgrading the Cabot Trail.  Road inclines are marked in steeper areas and bike stands have been installed at several locations.

Please remember that Nova Scotia law requires cyclists of all ages to wear a helmet (on and off-road) and states that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists.

Cabot Trail Outdoor Adventures - Cycling

http://www.cabottrailoutdooradventures.com/cycle

Enjoy Victoria County Fall Hiking - Trails Map

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Please note & pay special attention to the following updates on the above Hiking Map:

#30 - Sugar Loaf Trail: The time should be 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

#19 - Money Pt Gulch Trail #19. The “old road’ is a continuation of the Money Point Road in Bay St. Lawrence. If one starts here the ‘hard’ part of the hike is climbing and descending the mountain. In the last part of the printed description mention is made of ‘bell’ in Bay Road Valley. This is a reference to the Bell Aliant building. It is a completely different way to approach the trail. The length of the hike and the difficulty are very different depending on which way you do it”.

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Enjoy Beautiful Fall Hiking in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Borrow Gear at Your Local Library in Victoria County to Meet Your Fall Hiking, Walking Needs!

In partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Baddeck Library now offers walking poles

Check them out FREE for two weeks at a time with your library card. Available to all library patrons in Victoria County via Baddeck Branch and the Victoria County Bookmobile. Call 902 295 2055 for information!
The Cape Breton Regional Library is lending out a wide variety of sports equipment in Victoria County in partnership with the Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program. Available in Victoria County only, this program will provide FREE access to this equipment through the Baddeck and Ingonish Libraries and the Victoria County Bookmobile.
There will be adult and children’s walking poles in a variety of sizes.
EQUIPMENT TO LOAN:
WALKING POLES
-20 Series 300 Poles (or Activator) includes duffle bag storage
Your Partners for Your Health:

-Cape Breton Regional Library

-Baddeck Library

-North Victoria Library Branch

-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

-Victoria County

-NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

Neils Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Centre

Facility benefits residents of all ages. They are a volunteer group working hard – your co-operation will be greatly appreciated. It includes a tiled rubber blue surface for multi-use and a Green Gym during the fall/spring/summer seasons. The facility includes a Comfort Station with changing rooms, washrooms & laundry area.

For further information, please contact Dave Donovan: Box 133, New Haven, N.S., B0C 1P0 / Phone: (902) 336-2546(h) / Fax: (902) 336-2206 / e-mail: david.donovan@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Passes for the Outdoor Fun Centre: Single pass and family passes are available. A pass is required to use the centre year round.Contact David or Francene Donovan to purchase passes. 

Wonderful Fiddlers Gathering at Cabot Shores!

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A group of 16 talented fiddlers from Saskatchewan ages 13 to 19 are studying with some of the best fiddlers on Cape Breton and around the Maritimes. You are invited to watch or join one or more Fiddling workshops being held October 10 through October 13th at Cabot Shores.

October 10th - 9:00 am to 12pm with Andrea Beaton and Kinnon Beaton

October 11th - 9:00 am to 12pm with Mairi Rankin and Ward MacDonald

October 12th - 9:00am to 12pm with Fegal Seahill and Kimberley Fraser

October 13th - 11pm-2pm with Troy MacGillfray and Wendy MacIsaac

The workshops can accommodate 8 extra fiddlers per session and the fee is $60 per person per session.  Spectators are requested to donate $10-15 per session.  Each morning, two teachers split the group and work with different level fiddlers (more or less advanced);  Part way through the workshop will be a break for dancing!  Fiddlers of all ages are welcome, but the emphasis is on playing and learning by ear and jamming together.

Lodging and food can also be booked directly through Cabot Shores  at www.cabotshores.com; telephone 902 929 2584 or online.

Most nights there are also music jams and local concerts part of Celtic Colours International Music Festival.

The event is being sponsored by Saskatchewan to Cape Breton Tunes in 2017 (led by Michelle Amy and Donna Turlk) and the Good Health Festival Society.

To reserve a spot as participant, Cabot Shores at 902 929 2584 or book online (enter preferred date or dates in “promo code”).  To register as a spectator, please give us a call at 902 929 2584 or book online at www.cabotshores.com/events

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Don’t Miss the Following:

Nov 12th, 2017 - Walk UISGE BAHN FALLS more >>

UISGE BAHN FALLS

Description: An excellent loop style trail along the North Baddeck River to Uisge Bahn (“white falling waters”).

Uisge Bahn Falls has definitely become one of the most favorite walks for our club members and is popular with our visitors as well.
A late fall walk should prove to be a different adventure!

Directions: From Sydney take Hwy 125 to Trans Canada 105 and continue west to Exit 9 at Baddeck and follow CBIH and Provincial Picnic Park signs for approx 14.5K to the Start Point located at 715 North Branch Road. B0E 1B0 (a general postal code that area may not be accurate for a GPS unit)

Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017
Registration:1:30pm
Start Time: 2:00pm

Group Guided Walk Event
Distance
: 5/10k
Trail Rating: 2C

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
Neither the sponsors of the event nor the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club can be held responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents or injuries at any time. All participanys must sign a ‘Waiver of Liability’ form before starting the Event/Walk.
Anyone may participate in any event. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are asked to obey all traffic signs, and where there is no sidewalk, to walk on the left facing traffic.
Pets must be on a leash.

Location: Baddeck Forks, Uisge Bahn Provincial Park
Date: Nov 12, 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Contact: Carmel Coffin - Dianna MacDonald
Email: bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
Web: www.capebretonislandhoppers.com

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Hats Off and Thank you to our leaders, volunteers, community groups, service providers and facility operators for their continued support, contribution and tremendous efforts.

Thank You as always to Our Sponsors for Your Continued Community Support - It is Always Appreciated as we couldn’t have done it Without You - ACOA, Victoria County & Naturally Active Victoria County.

Something For Everyone! - Healthy Lifestyle Choices for You & Your Family to Participate In This Fall!

A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE BEGINS TODAY

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6th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest October 6-31, 2017

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SEE YOU THIS OCTOBER 2017 FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL VICTORIA COUNTY

FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST

OCTOBER 6 - 31, 2017

A county-wide event that showcases Victoria County’s abundance of physical activity, leisure, sports & recreation facilities, natural environment, talents, programs, events, volunteers, leaders, organizations, service providers & facility operators, etc.

Participate and cross some activities off your ParticipACTION 150 Play List

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6th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2017 Funding Assistance Application

(Downloadable here for your convenience)

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If you have an activity you wish to include under our 6th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2017 Umbrella benefiting residents and visitors, please e-mail your details you wish to have promoted to: Naturally Active for Life - Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca (Deadline September 22, 2017)

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) invites you, your family, friends, co-workers & neighbors to enjoy beautiful Victoria County in the Fall, especially participating in the 6th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST 2017

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6th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Weekend Physical Activity Challenge June 24 and July 1, 2017 A Success!

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6th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Weekend Physical Activity Challenge June 24 and July 1, 2017 A Success!

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Thank You to Robin Stuart and all the volunteers, leaders, organizations, sponsors, partners, facility operators and service providers on contributing to another successful event in 2017, it’s greatly appreciated. We’ll see you again June 30 and July 1, 2018 for our 7th Annual Challenge!

The three events to complete the challenge were:

  1. The Englishtown Mussel Fest 5K - Held June 24, 2017 
  2. Followed by the Velo Cape Breton Cycling around St. Ann’s Bay afterwards, and
  3. The Dan MacDonald 10K in Baddeck - Held Canada Day (July 1, 2017)

2017 Results for Englishtown Mussel Fest 1km and 5 km runs:

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All the results and pre-registration can be available on linewww.limitlessracetiming.com. Just go to the events tab.

HELD: Englishtown Mussel Fest 5K  - Held on June 24, 2017

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This is one of the flattest and fastest 5K’s in our area, has gorgeous scenery, and you can stay afterwards for the Mussel Fest itself.  Registration was at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=103660&owner=1  This is a CBRR points series race!  Remember to sign up for the Roadrunners if you haven’t (online at cbtrisports.com or at the race)  As well, this is event one of the Victoria County Fitness Challenge (see number 2 and number 4 below)

HELD - Velo Cape Breton’s Annual Mussel Fest Ride Around St. Ann’s Bay on June 24, 2017

Shortly after the Mussel Fest 5K, starting from the community hall.  All levels of cyclist were welcome.  Details at velocapebreton.ca  This was #2 of the Victoria County Fitness Challenge.  The ride is 40Km and non-competitive  (enjoy the scenery and all the brand new pavement with a big shoulder)

HELD - Annual Baddeck Dan MacDonald Canada Day 10K Results

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Started at the Baddeck Yacht Club, register starting 8:30 am, run started 9:30 am.  Registration link is here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=103766&owner=1  This is the 3rd and final event in the Victoria County Fitness Challenge, and a CBRR points series race.  Plus, there is no better place to be for Canada150 than Baddeck.  (for anyone who wants to do a multisport workout, contact me about cycling there in the morning from Ross Ferry or somewhere in between)

HELD - Superhero 1.5 k Run Results on July 1st, 2017

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1.5 km Run for ages 1-10. Participants must wear a superhero outfit.

Registration: Only $15 fee

Sponsors: Victoria County, ACOA, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County - Part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Fitness Challenge 2017

Pre Register: (http://limitlessracetiming.com/event/78)

Please contact Robin Stuart robinstuart@ns.sympatico.ca for details, or see the schedule at cbtrisports.com

Complete the Englishtown Mussel Fest Run, St. Ann’s Bay Bike Ride and the Dan MacDonald Run and you’ve achieved the 6th Annual Challenge with loads of fun, social, physical activity, refresments, etc.

 

The course is beautiful – about as flat as you can get in CB and following the picturesque shore of St. Ann’s Bay. Commencing at the St. Marks Presbyterian Church and proceeding 2.5 km towards the ferry down the Black Head Road and back. Ride starts at noon. Racers and Walkers register 8:30 AM. Festival ends at 6:00PM. It’s a blast to get out and run in a beautiful part of Cape Breton and afterwards join in on the fun of the festival with seafood and music.

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Participants crossed running and cycling off their ParticipACTION 150 Play List and had a chance to win ParticipACTION 150 Play List Swag!
Proudly Supported By Your Partners in Health:
-Englishtown Mussel Fest
-Englishtown Community Hall
-Baddeck Runners Club
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-Victoria County
-Velo Cape Breton
-ACOA
-Destination Cape Breton
-ParticipACTION

7th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Weekend Physical Activity Challenge 

June 30 and July 1, 2018

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Celebrate Canada Day 150 Events in Victoria County

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Let’s Celebrate Canada 150 in Victoria County!

Lots of great events, activities happening in communities throughout Victoria County to participate in with family, friends and neighbors!

Don’t forget to checkout all the events in Victoria County for Canada Day and for all the events in Victoria County 2017-18 at the following links:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/victoria-county-events/

https://visitvictoriacounty.com/plan-your-visit/events-calendar/

http://www.victoriacounty.com

Municipality of Victoria County Presents  “Parades Thru the Years” 

A photographic display of parades in Baddeck. The display includes over 35 photos of (mostly) Canada Day parades from the 1940’s, 50’s, the Centennial Parade of 1967, the 70’s 80’s, 90’s and beyond. You can also help to identify people, places & events. The display is located in the foyer of the Baddeck Courthouse and is open Monday, June 26 – Friday June 30  from 8:30 – 4:30. For further information, please contact Jocelyn Bethune, Communications Officer, Public Works, Municipality of the County of Victoria jocelyn.bethune@countyvictoria.ns.ca

July 1—Fireworks and Music with Billy MacAskill

7:00 pm in the lodge at Kluskap Ridge. Free.

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Ingonish Beach Cabot Trail

5:15 am

Canada Day Sunrise Celebration and Veterans’ Commemoration

Location: Green Cove

Please bring a chair or seat

8:00 am- 10:00 am

Pancake Breakfast- Smokey Recreaction Society (Ingonish Outdoor Rink) Adults $10 Children under 12 $5. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, hash browns, tea, coffee & Juice!

9:00 am

Scavenger Hunt- Starting Point Ingonish Outdoor Rink, there will be no entry fee this year. Sponsored by Smokey Recreation Society for Canada 150 Register now!!

11:00 am

Raising- Keltic Lodge Refreshments to follow on the Front Lawn

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Bounce fun, entertainment by Deron Donovand and BBQ sponsored by Smokey Recreation society at Ingonish Beach! come for a Hot Dog, Hamburger, pop or water, all items $1 each!!

4:00 pm

Lobster Dinner

Ingonish Fire Hall

$18 per plate takeout only

Provided by Ingonish United Church

Outdoor Street Dance with BEER TENT! Beer and coolers will be sold, no hard liquor. $5 cover charge

7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Deron Donovan, Danny Usifer, Derrick Hawley & Troy Rasmussen

9:30 pm-1:00 am

TC Audio Productions

9:00 pm-1:00 am

Bad Kitty

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105 Ingonish

$10 cover charge

19 years and over

Dusk (9:30ish) Fireworks - Ingonish Beach

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Canada Day Activities in Central Cape Breton

Canada Day Breakfast at the Boisdale Fire Hall

Saturday July 1, 2017 9 am-12 noon

Admission $10.00

A great country breakfast to start your Canada Day

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Iona Port/Aros na Mara Centre July 1

Central Cape Breton’s Canada 150 Celebration!

Come Celebrate with us at Iona Port on July 1st from 12-2 pm. A free family-fun event with local entertainment.

Activities include old-fashioned traditional games for all ages!

Birthday Cake and refreshments will be served. Prizes for best dressed Canadian theme.

Join us at dusk for our first fireworks display!

Funded by the Government of Canada. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc

Iona Legion Celebrates Canada 150

Pork Chop BBQ from 5-8pm

$15 for two chops or $12 for one chop

Everyone Welcome

Dance from 9-midnight

Music by: Robert Bouchard

Adm. $10 19yrs and over

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C150 Global Odyssey

Join the crew of the historic C150 Global Odyssey circumnavigation at the birthplace of powered flight in Canada, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site! Come out to see the C150 Global Odyssey, the first Canadian circumnavigation of the world by helicopter — and the first ever father/son circumnavigation!

Meet the C150GO pilots Bob and Steven Dengler and their VIP guests including hockey legend Guy Lafleur as well as Hon. Col. Gerald Haddon, the grandson of the pilot of the AEA Silver Dart in 1908! See the amazing Canadian-made Bell 429 helicopter hands on, which will land right at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

Annual Baddeck Dan MacDonald Canada Day 10K Run

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Starts at the Baddeck Yacht Club, register starting 8:30, run start 9:30.  Registration link is here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=103766&owner=1  This is the 3rd and final event in the Victoria County Fitness Challenge, and a CBRR points series race.  Plus, there is no better place to be for Canada150 than Baddeck.  (for anyone who wants to do a multisport workout, contact me about cycling there in the morning from Ross Ferry or somewhere in between)

Superhero Run on July 1st, 2017

1.5 km Run for ages 1-10. Participants must wear a superhero outfit.

Registration: Only $15 fee

Sponsors: Victoria County, ACOA, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County - Part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Fitness Challenge 2017

Pre Register: (http://limitlessracetiming.com/event/78)

Please contact Robin Stuart robinstuart@ns.sympatico.ca for details, or see the schedule at cbtrisports.com

CanadadayPhysicalActivityChallengeBanner2016Complete the Englishtown Mussel Fest Run, St. Ann’s Bay Bike Ride and the Dan MacDonald Run and you’ve achieved the 6th Annual Challenge with loads of fun, social, physical activity, refresments, etc.

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Sensational Live Entertainment Line-Up

July 3rd, 6 PM – 9 PM

Baddeck, Nova Scotia

June 26, 2017 - Baddeck, NS – An exciting line-up of live entertainment has been confirmed for

the FestiVille Baddeck event taking place July 3! The action will take place on Chebucto Street (closed for the occasion) from 6 PM – 9 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE – everyone welcome!

The Line-Up:

-Colin Grant Trio

-The Privateers

-Fire Buskers

-Take Note Drummers

-Allie MacInnis (Town Crier)

-Kintyre Band

-Native Wigwam

Don’t miss these fantastic performers!

http://www.festivillebaddeck.com Follow us on Facebook and Instagram FestiVille Baddeck

-Volunteers - The event is completely planned and run by volunteers from the Baddeck community and beyond. There are several volunteer roles currently available. Any individuals or groups interested in volunteer opportunities should contact festivillebaddeck@gmail.com

Volunteers each receive a free FestiVille Baddeck t-shirt! Vendors – If you would like to become a vendor, we would love you to join us! The fee is only $50, and includes the use of a table and chair at the site. Please contact Iris.festiville@gmail.com to confirm your spot!

For more information about how to get involved, or to learn more about this initiative, visit the website at – http://www.festivillebaddeck.com or e-mail festivillebaddeck@gmail.com

Festiville Baddeck Presenting Sponsors:

-The Victoria Standard Newspaper

-Midway Motors

-Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company

About the Festiville Baddeck Committee: The Festiville Baddeck committee is made up of the following members:

-Denise Mulley – The Freight Shed – waterside bistro & market

-Iris Kedmi – Bee Happy Farm

-Rosalie Pino – The Outdoor Store

-Steve Goldthwaite – Bone Island

-Tracey Campbell – Cape Breton Resorts

About Baddeck, NS:

Baddeck is situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is considered to be beginning and end of the world-famous Cabot Trail. Stretching along the shores of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes, Baddeck is a bustling village that maintains its essence as a quaint community.

Baddeck has something for every traveller. From spas, fine dining, and 5-star accommodations to hiking, sailing, and camping, the Village will delight you with its unique character. Exquisite food can be found in the many restaurants offering everything from our world-famous lobster to a steaming cup of seafood chowder or homemade baked goods.

Enjoy a unique shopping experience while exploring our shops, boutiques, galleries, and much, much more.

While visiting Baddeck, take advantage of our many leisure activities, including a visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, sailing and boating, golfing, hiking, sightseeing and more.

Spend your evenings enjoying local entertainment at ceilidhs, and concerts offered at many venues in town.

Steven Goldthwaite – 973-610-6644 / festivillebaddeck@gmail.com http://www.festivillebaddeck.com

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6th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Physical Activity Challenge 2017

CanadadayPhysicalActivityChallengeBanner20166th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Weekend Physical Activity Challenge June 24th and July 1st, 2017

The three events to complete the challenge are:

  1. The Englishtown Mussel Fest 5K on June 24, 2017 
  2. Followed by the Velo Cape Breton Cycling around St. Ann’s Bay afterwards, and
  3. The Dan MacDonald 10K in Baddeck on Canada Day (July 1, 2017).

All the results and pre-registration can be available on line at www.limitlessracetiming.com. Just go to the events tab.

Englishtown Mussel Fest 5K  - June 24, 2017

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This is one of the flattest and fastest 5K’s in our area, has gorgeous scenery, and you can stay afterwards for the Mussel Fest itself.  Registration is at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=103660&owner=1  This is a CBRR points series race!  Remember to sign up for the Roadrunners if you haven’t (online at cbtrisports.com or at the race)  As well, this is event one of the Victoria County Fitness Challenge (see number 2 and number 4 below)

Velo Cape Breton’s Annual Mussel Fest Ride Around St. Ann’s Bay - June 24, 2017

Shortly after the Mussel Fest 5K, starting from the community hall.  All levels of cyclist welcome.  Details at velocapebreton.ca  This is #2 of the Victoria County Fitness Challenge.  The ride is 40Km and non-competitive  (enjoy the scenery and all the brand new pavement with a big shoulder)

Annual Baddeck Dan MacDonald Canada Day 10K

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Starts at the Baddeck Yacht Club, register starting 8:30, run start 9:30.  Registration link is here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=103766&owner=1  This is the 3rd and final event in the Victoria County Fitness Challenge, and a CBRR points series race.  Plus, there is no better place to be for Canada150 than Baddeck.  (for anyone who wants to do a multisport workout, contact me about cycling there in the morning from Ross Ferry or somewhere in between)

Superhero Run on July 1st, 2017

1.5 km Run for ages 1-10. Participants must wear a superhero outfit.

Registration: Only $15 fee

Sponsors: Victoria County, ACOA, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County - Part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Fitness Challenge 2017

Pre Register: (http://limitlessracetiming.com/event/78)

Please contact Robin Stuart robinstuart@ns.sympatico.ca for details, or see the schedule at cbtrisports.com

Complete the Englishtown Mussel Fest Run, St. Ann’s Bay Bike Ride and the Dan MacDonald Run and you’ve achieved the 6th Annual Challenge with loads of fun, social, physical activity, refresments, etc.

June 24th, 2017—13th Annual Englishtown Mussel Festival—9:00 am registration for 5 km and 1 km road race; 11:00 am Beaton Institute to discuss our local history in photographs (including ones at our hall); 12:00 noon–6:00 pm Mussels, Lobster dinners & BBQ plus live music inside and out. Come join us. Come lend a hand too.

Englishtown Musselfest Sunday June 24, 2017

For more information contact festival organizers. leonbeth@ns.sympatico .ca .  902 929 2700

The course is beautiful – about as flat as you can get in CB and following the picturesque shore of St. Ann’s Bay. Commencing at the St. Marks Presbyterian Church and proceeding 2.5 km towards the ferry down the Black Head Road and back. Ride starts at noon. Racers and Walkers register 8:30 AM. Festival ends at 6:00PM. It’s a blast to get out and run in a beautiful part of Cape Breton and afterwards join in on the fun of the festival with seafood and music.

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Participate and cross running and cycling off your ParticipACTION 150 Play List and have a chance to win some ParticipACTION 150 Play List Swag!
Proudly Supported By Your Partners in Health:
-Englishtown Mussel Fest
-Englishtown Community Hall
-Baddeck Runners Club
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-Victoria County
-Velo Cape Breton
-ACOA
-Destination Cape Breton
-ParticipACTION
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Cape Breton Connect.ca Launched June 16, 2017

 

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Cape Breton Connect.ca Launched June 16, 2017 

The Direct Route to information about Active Living on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - This is the starting point for families to find physical activity, recreation and sport activities in Victoria County, Inverness, Richmond,  Port Hawkesbury, CBRM and Mi’Kmaw Communities throughout Cape Breton Island #TheDirectRoute

Great initiative of the Cape Breton Connect Partnership! - Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Proud to part of benefiting residents and visitors. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) A Proud Partner of the Cape Breton Connect Partnership which includes Cape Breton’s 5 Municipalities and Mi’Kmaw Communities, NS Dept Communities Culture & Heritage and Sport NS

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Great to have Victoria County Resident Eliot Frosst , VCAN-Victoria County Action Network Implementation Team Member of the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County) speak at the Cape Breton Connect.ca Launch June 16, 2017. Great job Eliot, Thank you for all you have done the past 6 years benefiting residents + visitors!

Also, A Big Thank You to Victoria County Warden Bruce Morrison and Madeline Harvey, National Historic Site and Visitor Experience Manager,  Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site / Parks Canada who were in attendance for the launch at the MacConnell Library in Sydney, Cape Breton!

Cape Breton Connect http://capebretonconnect.ca/

NS Connect http://www.recreationns.ns.ca/ns-connect/

A collaborative initiative, supported by several partners who are working to create The Direct Route of comprehensive on-line directory of active living opportunities for residents and visitors. The goal of this initiative is to make it easier and more convenient to find out what is going on in Victoria County, Wagmatcook First Nation and across Cape Breton Island.

Cape Breton Connect allows residents & visitors to have access to information on recreation, sport & physical activity at their fingertips!

  • Partners for Your Health

-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

-Victoria County

-NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage

-CBRM

-Town of Port Hawkesbury

-Municipalities of the County of Victoria Inverness and Richmond County

-Mi’Kmaw Communities in Cape Breton

-Sport NS

Cape Breton Connect officially launched June 16, 2017. For further information (Victoria County Residents and Visitors Only), please contact: Vince Forrestall , Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator, E-mail: vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca / Tel: 902.295.3661 / Fax: 902.295.1864

Cape Breton Connect Factsheet:

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  1. Cape Breton Connect is an online database that contains all recreation and sport opportunities in Cape Breton. It is the direct route to information about trails, summer programs, sports, arts and culture and events.
  2.  Cape Breton Connect is managed by a management team that includes representatives from Port Hawkesbury, Richmond County, Potlotek First Nation, Eskasoni First Nation, Membertou First Nation, CBRM, Victoria County, Wagmatcook First Nation, Waycobah First Nation, Inverness County, Sport Nova Scotia and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
  3.  Cape Breton Connect is a part of the Nova Scotia Connect system. Nova Scotia Connect includes databases for 5 regions in the province – Cape Breton, Highland, Fundy, Annapolis Valley and South Shore.
  4.  There are approximately 1000 records presently in the Cape Breton Connect database. Approximately 130 of these records are Mi’kmaw community records.
  5.  Any member of the public can suggest changes to records or suggest new records directly through the system. In this way, we can ensure that the records are as up to date as possible.
  6.  Cape Breton Connect officially launched in June of 2017, after being in development for 2 years. Highland Connect was the first Connect system in the province. It began in 2012.
  7.  Cape Breton Connect has buttons on the main page that take the user directly to all trails, summer programs, community sports, arts and culture and funding opportunities. There is also a button for accessible opportunities in the region.
  8.  The user can choose to search by keyword or browse by category on Cape Breton Connect. The user can specify the geographic area they wish to search.
  9.  There is a map at the bottom of the Cape Breton Connect webpage that links to the other Connect databases in the province. There is also an option to search all of Nova Scotia through the Nova Scotia Connect system.

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Cape Breton Road Runners Update - June 20, 2017

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Athlete Update - June 20th 2017

Hey Athletes

Summer!!  Nice!!  And lots of upcoming events

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1) This Saturday is the Englishtown Mussel Fest 5K.  This is one of the flattest and fastest 5K’s in our area, has gorgeous scenery, and you can stay afterwards for the Mussel Fest itself.  Registration is at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=103660&owner=1  This is a CBRR points series race!  Remember to sign up for the Roadrunners if you haven’t (online at cbtrisports.com or at the race)  As well, this is event one of the Victoria County Fitness Challenge (see number 2 and number 4 below) https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/canada-day-challenge/

2) Velo CB’s annual Mussel Fest ride around St. Ann’s bay is shortly after the Mussel Fest 5K, starting from the community hall.  All levels of cyclist welcome.  Details at velocapebreton.ca  This is #2 of the Victoria County Fitness Challengehttps://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/canada-day-challenge/ .  The ride is 40Km and non-competitive  (enjoy the scenery and all the brand new pavement with a big shoulder)

3) This Sunday we’ll be doing a fun tri to replace the missing Ingonish Triathlon.  Start time is 11AM at Dalem Lake (Bras D’Or is still too cold to swim in).  Be a little early to get your stuff on.  Bring bug spray.  Change rooms and pit toilets are there (at the provincial park accessed off St. James Road).  We’ll do the run after the swim, around Dalem on the trails (the trail is almost exactly 2.5K around, we’ll do 2 loops).  After the run we’ll head to our cottage 11493 Ross Ferry Rd. and will do the bike from here.  We are 4Km up the road, on the right.  Please park BEFORE the cottage, as we’ll be heading south along the road on bikes and don’t want to block the road past the cottage.  Bring some refreshments and a snack for afterwards if you have some time to stay and chill out.

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4) The annual Baddeck Dan MacDonald Canada Day 10K starts at Baddeck Yacht Club, register starting 8:30, run start 9:30.  Registration link is here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=103766&owner=1  This is the 3rd and final event in the Victoria County Fitness Challenge https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/canada-day-challenge/ , and a CBRR points series race.  Plus, there is no better place to be for Canada150 than Baddeck.  (for anyone who wants to do a multisport workout, contact me about cycling there in the morning from Ross Ferry or somewhere in between)

5) the Marion Bridge 10K is another CB Roadrunners points series event, on the 8th of July.  Details at cbtrisports.com under schedules tab.  This is a longtime fixture of our race series, with a challenging uphill finish and ALWAYS hot.

6) Just to put it on your radar, see below from Troy Bond about a fundraiser swim in Hfx Harbour on Sept 7th.

As usual, any questions please get in touch.  See you at the races!  Don’t forget Tuesday Track every Tuesday, rain-shine-hail-cold-hot (usually we get all in one day here in CB) at 6:30 PM, Atlantic St. Field.

CM - Chris Milburn

CB Roadrunners

www.cbtrisports.com

15 Howe Court, Sydney B1P 0B2 / 902-539-6852 / chris.milburn@ns.sympatico.ca

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Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Proud to Participate in World Oceans Day and The Great Trail Event June 11, 2017

Hats off to all involved on a great World Oceans Day Event Yesterday at Iona Wharf and Port, along with the Official Opening of the Waterways Launch for 24,000 km The Great Trail - (Trans Canada Trail).

What a setting, viewscape for this part of the TCT - Kudos to all for making this happen. Thank You Ann Marie MacNeil, your Team (s), Organization(s) for all you do and the Invitation to Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) to Participate - it’s greatly appreciated.

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HELD - Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc. Invited You to the Official Opening of the Bras d’Or Lake Water Route, a part of the Great Trail and the Access Point at Iona Port Bras d’Or Lake Water Route, a 377 km part of The Great Trail

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Official Opening:

1 pm – Àros na Mara The Great Trail Centre (2583 St. Columba Road, Iona)

Refreshments followed

Join us for the day

12-4:30 pm – Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Everyone Welcome!

Schedule of events: http://www.arosnamara.com  - ccbcvi@gmail.com  or phone 902-295-0219

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“Bike to Bite” Bike Ride 2017 (Postponed to Oct. 14th, 2017)

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POSTPONED to Oct. 14, 2017: “Bike to Bite” - Bike Ride 2017

(Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

Signature Event of the 6th Annual Bike Victoria Week 2017
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Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Rain date: June 17th)

8:30 – 9:00 am - Registration and pick-up your bike at Big Baddeck Road next to the Baddeck Forks Golf Course (Look for the Pedallers By The Bay Trailer)

Meet at the turn to Big Baddeck Road just before the entrance to Baddeck Forks Golf Course in Big Baddeck (Directions via the RCMP side)

Only $15 each - Includes bike (If needed - until they are not available, maximum 10 available at no cost!), helmet, water bottle and a lunch at the Baddeck Forks Golf Course.

Cycle starts at 9:00 am (When you register, please tell us your height, male or female and also, you must sign a waiver to participate); Distance: 10 kms

Andree Crepeau, Velo Cape Breton [May 17, 2017] - Subject: Re: Bike to Bite Cycling Event - Great event Vince

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and “Pedallers by the Bay” Proudly Present the “Bike to Bite” Bike (Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

The ride starts at the entrance to Big Baddeck Road (counter clock wise). Journey stops at The John Morrison Weaver Cemetery. There we will have a guided hike with historical information about the pioneer cemetery provided by Pauline Diekelmann. From there journey will continue to bicycle the Big Baddeck Road with stops along the way to Centre Bridge and back to the hall and lunch at the Baddeck Golf Course Restaurant.

Must pre-register (By 4:00 pm on June 9th) and/or for further information, please contact Naturally Active for Life - Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

-Cross Cycling Off Your ParticipACTION 150 Play List- Chance to win some swag (Backpacks, Frisbees and/or water bottles

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NS TIR Bicycle Book for kids

http://gov.ns.ca/snsmr/pdf/ans-rmv-bicycle-book.pdf

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Cape Breton Connect.ca Launch Scheduled

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