Baddeck And Area Cat Rescue – new organization.

Baddeck & Area Cat Rescue- new non-profit organization. We are a group of volunteers who are committed to reducing the population of feral cats, and finding new homes for abandoned cats, in Baddeck and surrounding area. Please join our Facebook Group: BaddeckCatRescue. You can post photos of cats & kittens needing good homes; or if you are looking for a kitty you can post there too. We are also setting up a scheme for Trap/Neuter/Release, where we rent out humane cat traps to people who have a feral / stray cat problem & we will pay towards the sterilization in association with the Baddeck Vet Clinic. The cats can then go back into their familiar surroundings provided there is food & shelter for them. Some might be re-homable. We are looking for donations to help with the cost of this sterilization program. PayPal or e-transfer toBaddeckCatRescue@gmail.com or drop off your cash or cheque donation at The Antiques Boutique in Baddeck – no amount is too small! If you have a feral cat problem – please contact the group administrators Lisa Holt-Jones, Donna Johnson or Dale Stone. Thank you.

5th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2016

fallharvestactivefestposter2016jpegA 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.

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) INVITES you and/or your family, friends, co-workers &/or neighbors to enjoy Victoria County in the Fall, especially participating in our upcoming 5th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/fall-harvest-activefest/

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2016

Below & downloadable for your convenience here:

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Pre-event:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Eat Drink & Be Healthy” Cooking Demo with Chef George Smith
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Baddeck Public Library
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
12 Noon, As part of a pre-event of the 5th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2016 of Healthy Living.
Food personality Chef George will demonstrate a recipe featuring ingredients that will be available at the next door farmer’s market and that celebrate the bounty of local, seasonal things. Sampling to follow, and recipe print-outs will be provided to take home. This is a free event. All skill levels welcome.
October 13 – 16, 2016

Annual Huckle Buckle Festival 2016 – Ingonish

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hucklebuckle2015whatisThe Ingonish Development Society hosts their  upcoming Annual “Huckle Buckle” Fall Festival! October 13 – 16, 2016, there will be a fun array of events & activities for all ages happening in Ingonish, Victoria County – http://www.hucklebuckle.ca / http://www.experienceingonish.com/Plan-Profile/cid/2/pid/161/

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Men’s Breakfast

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, North River Bridge, 8:00 am

Hike along the Barra Strait, Iona

Approximately 4 km – Meet at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona 10 am. All ages welcome – children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Refreshments provided after hike! Bring your own water & wear comfortable clothing

Proudly sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee & Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Fall Colours ATBV Ride

Departs Lewis Mountain, St. Ann’s, 5.6 km north on Cabot Trail from 105 Junction. 10:00 a.m. Destination Cape Clear. Bring camera and lunch. Info from Jim or Wanda, (902) 701-1601. (NOTE: This is not a Baddeck & Area ATV Club event)

Highland Village – Open thru Celtic Colours 
October 15 – The Highland Village is open with full animation and interpretation throughout the 20th Annual Celtic Colours Festival. Their hours are 10 am to 5 pm for everyday of the festival. Their 2016 visitor season wraps up on Sunday, October 16th
Storytelling Tour & Ceilidh

http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/

Special storytelling tour of the Highland Village. This folklife experience will give you insight into the lives and stories of Nova Scotia Gaels. Reservations required. $25.00 per person. 10:30am-12:30 pm Call to book a spot – 902-725-2272

Celtic Colours Crab Dinner

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Fire Hall, Indian Brook. Tickets $30 from David, 929-2061. Sponsored by the North Shore and District Fire Department 

Learn to Meditate

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5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck. Meditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and create a calm space in your day. Scott Noble teaches about the various forms of meditation, in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. All welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more information.

Ceilidh Schedule – Saturdays
Iona heights Inn

Ceilidhs this fall will be from 5-8pm Oct 15th – Brad Reid – $5

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Brunch – 11 am to 3:00 pm
Iona Heights Inn

Waffles, steak & eggs, original breakfast and more…
Leave the cooking to us on Sundays.

Lewis Mountain Trail Guided Walk

Registration: 1:30pm; Start Time: 2:00pm

Description: Start Point Directions:
From North Sydney take Hwy 105 to Exit 6, west of Wagmatcook First Nations and Aberdeen. Located near the large Hwy sign EXIT 6. The nearest postal Code B0E 3M0

The Start Point is the north side of Hwy 105 at Exit 6, this is on the opposite side for the same exit to Little Narrows Ferry.

NSP transformers are located in the same location.

We will park at the rear and side of the transformers, please leave space for safety and maintenance crews and use caution when entering and departing the site as this is a fairly busy intersection off Highway 105.

Walk Leader: Rollie Coombes/ Don MacKenzie
Distance:
Choice of 5/10K
Trail Rating:
3C

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:North side of Hwy 105 at Exit 6Date:Oct 16, 2016Time:2:00pmContact:Rollie CoombesPhone:902-849-0747Email:bretonhoppers@hotmail.comWeb:www.capebretonislandhoppers.com

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cribbage 

Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm. Bring a partner

Baddeck Adult Badminton Program

Baddeck Academy
Mondays: 6 to 8 pm
Only $3
https://www.facebook.com/groups/163887407026430/

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time to Connect – Broad Cove Mountain Trail Hike

The description of the trail is here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking/broadcove.aspx

10:00 AM – On behalf of Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Hiking Guide: Katie Wood Interpretation Officer/Co-ordinator Cape Breton Highlands National Park Parks Canada Agency Ingonish Beach NS | N-E   B0C 1L0 – Government of Canada – katie.wood@pc.gc.ca / Telephone 902-285-3004 Facsimile 902-285-2514 www.parkscanada.gc.ca

ADULT CHAIR FITNESS CLASS

Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance. Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Tuesdays, St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. 10:30-11:30am. Instructor: Theresa MacLean, PTS, FIS. Fee $5 per class. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring water. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows – the fitness class will be cancelled. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Youth Group 

6:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Young people of all ages welcome

HighWheelers

Wednesdays: Men’s discussion group every Wednesday at 10 AM at the Baddeck Legion Basement.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

CARD GAMES

Thursdays − Washabuck Community Centre − 7:30 pm

Trivia – Thursdays

Frolic & Folk, Iona Heights Inn – http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/

Test your intelligence – Thursday nights starting at 8pm. No admission required

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper: 6 to 7 pm

Oct 21: Grilled Haddock

Free Ceilidh: 7 to 10 pm

http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

Oct 21: Corner Crew (Darlene, Malcolm & Elizabeth)

Book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. NEW: Deadline for receiving email supper requests is now 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need phone. Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca  You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Learn to Meditate

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, CanadaMeditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and create a calm space in your day. Scott Noble teaches about the various forms of meditation, in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. All welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more information.

Ceilidh Schedule – Saturdays
Iona heights Inn

Ceilidhs this fall will be from 5-8pm Oct 22nd – Paul Cranford – $5

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Brunch – 11 am to 3:00 pm
Iona Heights Inn

Waffles, steak & eggs, original breakfast and more…
Leave the cooking to us on Sundays.

1 Hour Fall Fitness Class

Ingonish Beach Soccer Field

10:00 am

Certified Instructor Sheena Williams:  https://www.facebook.com/sheena.r.dixon

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cribbage 

Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm. Bring a partner (Includes October 31st)

Baddeck Adult Badminton Program

Baddeck Academy
Mondays: 6 to 8 pm
Only $3
https://www.facebook.com/groups/163887407026430/

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ADULT CHAIR FITNESS CLASS

Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance. Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Tuesdays, St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. 10:30-11:30am. Instructor: Theresa MacLean, PTS, FIS. Fee $5 per class. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring water. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows – the fitness class will be cancelled. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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SAVE THE DATE – Join over 250,000 students across Canada who are helping to promote outdoor education and the importance of spending time outside! If you can help spread this initiative through your networks, much appreciated! For details, visit http://takemeoutside.ca/tmo-day/

Youth Group 

6:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Young people of all ages welcome

HighWheelers

Wednesdays: Men’s discussion group every Wednesday at 10 AM at the Baddeck Legion Basement.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SOIL
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You’ve asked …. “What is the problem with my garden?” “The soil in my area is primarily clay … how can I grow vegetables in such poor soil?”

Come and learn about the importance of soil to making your garden flourish. 
N.S. Dept. of Agriculture & Perennia are sponsoring a Soil Seminar at the Baddeck Market with presentations by:
-Amy Sangster, Soil Specialist, Perennia Food & Agriculture Inc.
-Terri MacPherson, Agriculture Transition Officer, N.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Hosted by: The Baddeck and Area Community Market / baddeckmarket@gmail.com

Thursday, October 27, 2016

CARD GAMES

Thursdays − Washabuck Community Centre − 7:30 pm

Trivia – Thursdays

Frolic & Folk, Iona Heights Inn – http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/

Test your intelligence – Thursday nights starting at 8pm. No admission required

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper: 6 to 7 pm

Oct 28: Corned Beef & Cabbage

Free Ceilidh: 7 to 10 pm

http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

Oct 28: TBA

Book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. NEW: Deadline for receiving email supper requests is now 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need phone. Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca  You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

Night of the Spooks

http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/

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)

Saturday, October 29, 2016 

SABUC Celtic New Year Turkey Supper

Indian Brook Fire Hall, Advance tickets $20. Contact: Marion Thompson, Archie MacDonald, Pam Morrison.

Men’s Breakfast 

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, North River Bridge, 8:00 am

Learn to Meditate

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, CanadaMeditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and create a calm space in your day. Scott Noble teaches about the various forms of meditation, in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. All welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more information.

Ceilidh Schedule – Saturdays
Iona heights Inn
Ceilidhs this fall will be from 5-8pm Oct 29th – TBA – Only $5

Night of the Spooks – Saturday, October 29

http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/

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)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

UISGE BAHN FALLS Guided Walk

Register: 1:30pm; Start: 2:00pm

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 at 715 North Branch Road. B0E 1B0 (a general postal code that may not be accurate for a GPS unit) 

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: Oct 30, 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Contact: Don MacKenzie
Phone: 902-539-8512
Email: bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
Web: www.capebretonislandhoppers.com

Monday, October 31, 2016

Cribbage 

Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm. Bring a partner

Supportive Walking Environment Opportunities

Old Horse Track in Baddeck

Available to be physically active in our great natural environment (All seasons) if you are looking for a place to Walk, Hike, Snowshoe and/or Ski. DISTANCE : 1/2 mile – about 800 meters

Steve McDermid Memorial Field – Walking Track

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Baddeck Academy – community access after-school, weekends and no-school days

“Heritage Way” Community Walking Path – Alderwood, Baddeck

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Open to the community. It is maintained during the winter and is well lit at night! It takes 10 minutes to do 1 lap of the Path and is 1/2 km long or 660 Steps!

For further information, please contact :Alderwood Rest Home Phone: (902)295-2644 ext. 226 or by e-mail recreation@alderwoodbaddeck.ca

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e-mail: bretonhoppers@hotmail.com / http://www.walks.ca

CHANGE YOUR COLOURS CHALLENGE 2016

Encourage your friends and co-workers to be active this Fall. JOIN THE CHALLENGE AND GET MOVING! Healthy living, your way – convert your activity to steps at http://www.Walkaboutns.ca  

HOW IT WORKS: WIN a gift card – COMMIT to 150 minutes of weekly activity; RECRUIT 2-3 friends/ co-workers; STAY ACTIVE and get healthy

Register today! For more information: walkabout@heartandstroke.ca or 902-423-7530 x5

Are You Getting Enough Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle Each Day

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How Many Steps Each Day Will Provide Positive Health Benefits
The goal:
Healthy Adults
20-50 yrs old
7,000-11,000 steps a day

Healthy Adults
50-70 yrs old & Chronic disease
6,000-8,500 steps a day

Adults with Disabilities
3,500-5,500 Steps a Day
Work your way up to the steps you need each day…

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Borrow Your Step Pedometer Today Heart & Stroke Walkabout NS Kit – Thanks to a partnership between Heart&Stroke Walkabout™, Nova Scotia Public Libraries and C@P Sites, Victoria County Residents can borrow a pedometer kit at your library or C@P Site. Let’s pick one up today on my way to wellness with 10,000 steps a day! 3 week loan, books 2 weeks!

Free Online Risk Assessment: http://www.makehealthlast.ca (Includes Heart Health Recipes!)

30 Reasons to Walk More http://www.participaction.com/30-reasons-to-walk-more/

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Wagmatcook Fitness Centre

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Located at Wagmatcook Cultural & Heritage Centre Open to all: Ages 5-19, Ages 20-29, Ages 30+ Open Mondays to Fridays; day and evenings and weekend days. No admission fee. No personal trainers.

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 Neil’s Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Centre – Multi-use Pad & Comfort Station & Green Gym

Green Gyms (Outdoor community fitness stations) in Victoria County

Access Outdoor Exercise Equipment with Victoria County Green Gyms – 24/7, 365 days of the year!

NeilsHarbourGreenGymVictoria, Subd. A-20121109-00417 –Neils Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Centre & Comfort Station

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RankinVictoria, Subd. B-20130426-03775 –Rankin School of the Narrows, Iona: Weekdays after 3:00 pm & Weekends, Rankin School of the Narrows Iona

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LOOK FOR A GREEN GYM IN THE FOLLOWING AREA:  *Green Gym Coming to the Gaelic College (tba)

Get your 30 (Adults/Seniors) – 60 (Children/Youth) minutes of exercise on green gyms in Victoria County benefitting you Today!

Victoria County #GO (Get Outside) After-school “After the Bell” Programs (4)

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Proudly Supported by Naturally Active, NS “Thrive” & NS Health & Wellness Active Living Branch

 (#GO) North of Smokey—LIVE LAUGH PLAY. FREE for girls grades 6 – 9. A different activity every week, with a healthy snack. For further information, please contact Cabot School

 

    • #GO – “E’pite’ji’jk Pasik” (#GO-Get Outside Program) in Wagmatcook – Free, Grades 7-12. For further information, please contact Leader Jackie MacLellan jackieatschool@gmail.com
  • #GO –Free for Baddeck Academy Girls Grades 6 – 9. For further information, please contact the Baddeck Academy School
  • #GO – Rankin School of the Narrows: Free for Grades 6-9, girls. For more information, please contact Rankin School of the Narrows 

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http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/cycling/

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(Includes Scenic Hiking Trails Map)

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/victoria-county-trails/

Fitness, Exercise & Yoga Offerings

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  • 1 Hour Fall Fitness Class Sunday, October 23, 2016 Ingonish Beach Soccer Field 10:00 am with Certified Instructor Sheena Williams

Proudly Supported by the Ingonish Development Society & Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

  • Yoga – Middle River

Middle River Hall

Everyone is welcome, bring a mat and a smile!

Certified Instructor: Jackie MacLellan – https://www.facebook.com/jackie.maclellan.54?fref=nf

KUNDALINI YOGA

Kundalini Yoga at Alderwood, Friday evening at 5:30PM

See you there. https://www.facebook.com/bev.bryson.1?fref=nf

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  • Faye B. Chipchase Yoga

namaste – https://www.facebook.com/faye.chipchase/posts/1126510477361156?fref=nf

  • North of Smokey Fitness Class

Everyone welcome!

Certified Instructor Sheena Dixon: https://www.facebook.com/sheena.r.dixon?fref=nf

  • Fitness Classes

Certified Fitness Instructor Patricia Fricker: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fricker.73?fref=nf

Keltic Dancercise Classes

North Sydney with instructor Kay Batherson. Call (902)-794-3772 for further details

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