6th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Weekend Physical Activity Challenge June 24th and July 1st, 2017
The three events to complete the challenge are:
- The Englishtown Mussel Fest 5K on June 24, 2017
- Followed by the Velo Cape Breton Cycling around St. Ann’s Bay afterwards, and
- 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
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
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.
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)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org .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.
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 (Est. 2011) A Proud Partner of the Cape Breton Connect Partnership which includes Cape Breton’s 5 Municipalities and Mi’Kmaw Communities, NS Department of Communities Culture & Heritage and Sport NS
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!
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)
-NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
-Town of Port Hawkesbury
-Municipalities of the County of Victoria Inverness and Richmond County
-Mi’Kmaw Communities in Cape Breton
Cape Breton Connect Factsheet:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- There are approximately 1000 records presently in the Cape Breton Connect database. Approximately 130 of these records are Mi’kmaw community records.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
For further information (Victoria Residents and Visitors Only), please contact: Vince Forrestall , Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator, E-mail: email@example.com / Tel: 902.295.3661 / Fax: 902.295.1864
Athlete Update – June 20th 2017
Summer!! Nice!! And lots of upcoming events
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.
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
15 Howe Court, Sydney B1P 0B2 / 902-539-6852 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Bad Buoy Film Society is presenting two documentaries and two feature films in our first annual film festival.
“Myrtle Beach” a documentary by Neil Rough & Michael Fuller (Big Harbour)
“Werewolf” debut feature film by Ashley McKenzie (Sydney)
“Don’t Blink” a documentary about American photographer & filmmaker Robert Frank
“Maudie” a biographical film about beloved folk artist Maud Lewis
July 30th to August 20th – 7pm Sundays
Theatre at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site