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Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017

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Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017

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Over 20 Snowshoe Hikes in Victoria County February 10 to March 19, 2017

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/hike-victoria-snowshoe-fest-2017/

Proudly presented by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and the many Victoria County Volunteers, Leaders, Community Groups, Facility Operators and Service Providers  – We Thank Them for their Continued Support, Efforts & Contribution benefiting residents and visitors

Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series 2017:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/hike-ns/hike-ns-winter-guided-snowshoe-hike-series/

Proudly presented by Hike NS & Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 10th

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Snowshoe Walk around Hector’s Point

7:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks

This will be a hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be.

$15 per person including snowshoes , or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

February 11th

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Uisge Ban Falls Winter Guided Hike

10:00 AM, Free – must have own snowshoes

2.61 km – Moderate hike. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nova Scotia (pronounced ‘ush-ka ban’). On Hwy 105, take Exit 9 and watch for signs. It is 14.5 km north of Baddeck at 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks. This is part of the Hike NS Winter Guided Hikes Snowshoe Series and Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017. Further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) – Vince Forrestall @ vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Meet at the trail head: https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/46.0999169,-60.754676/Uisge+Ban+Falls+Provincial+Park,+N+Branch+Rd,+Baddeck,+NS+B0E+1B0/@46.1513145,-60.8494694,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m10!4m9!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x4b67862382c3a683:0xdf32bd4ff614814f!2m2!1d-60.7779041!2d46.2025299!3e0

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

February 11th

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St. Ann’s Community Hike

1:00 p.m. Rear Barrachois, with guide Marcelle. Snowshoes and poles. Meet at the bridge at Rear Barrachois Road (the swimming hole) Level of difficulty, Moderate. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or Baddeck Library (902-295-2055). Hike is part of the St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes (Nov-March). 

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/st-anns-saturday-afternoon-community-hikes/

February 12

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Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area every Sunday 1:30 pm. This week – Uisge Ban Falls Winter Guided Hike. 2.61 km – Moderate hike. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nova Scotia (pronounced ‘ush-ka ban’). On Hwy 105, take Exit 9 and watch for signs. It is 14.5 km north of Baddeck at 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail each week and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca . Hello Winter Baddeck Event 2017 

Meet at the trail head : https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/46.0999169,-60.754676/Uisge+Ban+Falls+Provincial+Park,+N+Branch+Rd,+Baddeck,+NS+B0E+1B0/@46.1513145,-60.8494694,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m10!4m9!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x4b67862382c3a683:0xdf32bd4ff614814f!2m2!1d-60.7779041!2d46.2025299!3e0

February 18

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St. Ann’s Community Hikes

1:00 p.m. North River Trails with guides Harold and Donna. Snowshoes and poles. No guest dogs. Meet at 58 Oregon Road. Level of difficulty, Moderate. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or Baddeck Library as part of the Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program(902-295-2055). Hike is part of the St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes (Nov-March). 

 February 18

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Washabuck’s Annual Snowshoe Hike 2017

Snowshoe Along the Beautiful Shores of Washabuck. Come out for a fun winter hike with friends and family, enjoy our beautiful scenery and join us in a social afternoon. Start time is 1:00 pm. Light hot lunch to follow after the walk.

Pre-registration is required – contact snowshoeing@washabuck.com , Zina at 902-725-2444, Cheryl at 902-371-0169 or Quentin at 902-725-2852. This event is sponsored by Washabuck Community Centre, and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) as part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017.

 February 19

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Franey Trail Winter Snowshoe Guided Hike 2017

12:00 Noon

Ingonish – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Free – Must have own snowshoes (can borrow from Libraries in Victoria County – Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program)

9 kms – 3 to 4 hours

Challenging Watch for the Franey Trail Road sign on the Cabot Trail in Ingonish.

Please note: Pending conditions, parking at the trailhead may not be accessible and a snowshoe to the trailhead from the secondary road may apply.

This hike includes a climb of 366 metres in 3 hours or less. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Clyburn Valley and Middlehead. We will hike through mixed woods to a cliff-top look off providing breathtaking views of the Clyburn Valley and the surrounding highlands, extending ridge upon ridge into the distance.

Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2017 and as part of the 6th Annual Victoria county Winter ActiveFest 2017..

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS

Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

February 19

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Afternoon Snowshoe in Iona around Hector’s Point

1:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks”. This will be a hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be.

$15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn. The snowshoe will be followed by a youth open-mic, starting at 2:00 pm at the inn.

February 25

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Skyline Trail Winter Snowshoe Guided Hike

On the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

11:00 AM

Free 7.5 kms, 2 to 3 hours

Moderate The Skyline Trail is located 27 minutes north of Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Find directions here: tiny.cc/gxyo7x . Meet at the Shelter on the Cabot Trail in front of the Skyline Parking Area. Part of the Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hikes Series 2017 and the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017.

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

February 25

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St. Ann’s Community Hikes

1:00 pm – Rear Munro’s Point with guides Carmel and John. Snowshoes and poles. Meet at 50402 Rear Munroe’s Point Road (2 km in from the Cabot Trail)

For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or Baddeck Library as part of the Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program(902-295-2055). Hike is part of the St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes (Nov-March).

February 26    

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Smokey Mountain Towers Snowshoe Guided Hike

February 26 1:00 PM

Free 3 kms, 1-1.5 hours

Moderate This trail provides two great panorama views of the North Shore and of Ingonish, Victoria County. Take your camera! You will snowshoe up an old road to both locations. You will pass a few towers along the way. This hike will take place directly across from the Cape Smokey provincial Park. Please park on the top of Smokey the view parking lot. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County & Hike NS in Partnership as part of the Hike NS Snowshoe Winter Guided Hike Series 2017.

Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca / http://www.hikenovascotia.ca

March 4

Snowshoe Hike – Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2017

Saturday, March 4th, 11 am: Snowshoe/Hike: Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2017 – Come out for a snowshoe hike in Iona, located along Route 223, Central Cape Breton overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake on

Be sure to take your camera! Meet at the Iona Port. This is part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017 and Hike Nova Scotia events for 2017. Pre-registration is required – contact ccbcvi@gmail.com or Ann Marie at 902-725-2253 or Murdell at 902-725-2348.

Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) as part of the 6th Victoria County Winter Activefest 2017.

http://www.centralcapebreton.com/

March 5

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6th Annual Middle River Baddeck Old Time Commute Trek 2017

1:00 PM – Must pre-register at vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – must have own snowshoes (Can loan at Victoria County Libraries -Victoria County Active Outdoor Loan Program). 8.9 km Challenging The trail will include MacMillan Mountain Road to Gillis’s Point Look-off to the Highland Road to the two Churches in Middle River. Chef George Smith will have refreshments following (1.1 kms from trail ending)!

Take the Cabot Trail from the Red Barn. Entry to MacMillan Mountain Rd. is on the right. Park at the end of the road. Part of the Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2017. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011); Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/                                                                  

March 5

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Snowshoe Walk around Hector’s Point

1:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks”

This will be a hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be.

$15 per person including snowshoes , or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

  March 10

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Snowshoe Walk around Hector’s Point

7:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks”. This will be a hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be.

$15 per person including snowshoes , or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

 March 13

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Free Guided Snowshoe on Scenic Trails

North Highlands Nordic

1 pm, snowshoes available on site. Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and is part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017

March 18

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(Inverary Resort)

12:30 – 2:30pm

Hike to Uisge Ban Falls with hot chocolate

March 19

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Snowshoe Walk around Hector’s Point

1:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks”

This will be a hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be.

$15 per person including snowshoes , or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Surround Yourself in the Majestic of the Highlands by Breaking Your Own Trail

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Where the mountains meet the seas…in the highlands of Cape Breton Island. Where you’ll find some of the highest snowfall accumulations in Eastern Canada. Where there is plenty of space to explore on or off the beaten track, away from it all! Fun for all age groups. Where our unique downhill (Ski Cape Smokey) and telemark ski areas offer you panoramic views of the magnificent Cape Breton Highlands and the Atlantic Ocean! CBHNP Trails: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking.aspx   – you will not regret this healthy experience in our natural environment.

 Grab a Partner & “Break Your Own Trail” in Victoria County

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http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/victoria-countytrails/ during the winter, especially in Cape Breton’s Highland National Park https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/cape-breton-highlands-national-park-hiking-trails/

North Highlands Nordic Trails in Cape North

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http://www.nhn.xcski.ca  / Ski Room 902.383.2479https://www.facebook.com/north.nordic?fref=ts . NHN Programs and Events:

  • Tuesdays: Ski Snowshoe & Tea– Adults, Tuesdays, join your friends or meet new friends at 10:00 am for a leisurely ski, snowshoe and return to the heated ski room for a cup of tea. Group rates apply. North Highlands Nordic, Cape North. http://www.nhn.xcski.ca

Enjoy Ingonish River – Kalapa Valley

Anybody who enjoys snowshoeing is welcome to explore Kalapa Valley, Ingonish and enjoy the beauty and flatness of it trails. The trails will be maintained regularly during the winter. Anyone using the trails does so at their own risk and should carry appropriate first aid and safety equipment. Please remove any garbage you take in, treat the valley and its animals with respect and have some great winter fun. When parking please do not block the gate. Look forward to seeing you on the trails.

St Ann’s Afternoon Community Hikes

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Great social and physical activity on Saturdays (Nov to March). Meet at 1:00 pm, dogs permittedhttps://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/st-anns-saturday-afternoon-community-hikes/

Go to the St. Ann’s Community Event Sheet Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Equipment Available to Support your Snowshoeing Adventures:

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Where to Borrow, Rent or Buy Snowshoes

Guide found here: http://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/guided-hikes/

Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

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https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/ Snowshoes & poles for individuals, groups, schools & workplaces supporting your outdoor play for loan, FREE (No down payment) with a Cape Breton Regional Library Card! 

BAM if you see Wildlife in your Active Adventures:

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B – back away A – act big M – move away: https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/resources/wildlife-safety/

13 items you should consider to have with you every time you Hike the Trail

Snowshoeing in Victoria County, Northern Cape Breton Another blizzard, another opportunity to dig out the snowshoes and enjoy being naturally active on our great natural environment on the trails. While you can bring whatever you like with you in your pack while out for a hike, there are about 13 items you should consider to have with you every time you hike the trail. Don’t forget to tell somebody where you are going & how long you will be out: 1.Knife 2.Water 3.Compass 4.Whistle 5.First Aid Kit 6.Map 7.Extra Clothes 8.Rain Gear 9.Flashlight 10.Extra Food 11.Walking stick 12.Nordic Poles 13.Horn (Blaster).

Winter is here, with lots of snow as usual! – Victoria County’s fabulous winter wonderland brings snow enthusiasts out each year. Before you seek out your thrills, be sure that you are well prepared and that you have all the right gear to make every winter outing safe and enjoyable. https://www.adventuresmart.ca/

Things to Do

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/?campaign=2017Winter&gclid=CN6iuI2c9NECFcOLswodsUYO_A

Where to Stay

https://www.cbisland.com/where-to-stay/?campaign=2017Winter

Regular Operations at Inverary Resort

http://capebretonresorts.com/our-resorts/inverary-resort/activities

  • Hotel rooms and meeting spaces available 7 days a week, 12 months a year
  • Thistledown Pub open Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm with Live music from 6-9 pm
  • Hot breakfast from 8-11 am every Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Saturday bonfire at 5pm every week
  • Snowshoes available for use at any time
  • Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub open 8am-8pm, plus NEW Outdoor Hot Tub

CAPE NORTH & DINGWALL: Area code is 902

 Channel Breezes B & B, Dingwall  902-285-0650
 Inlet B & B, Dingwall  902-383-2112

NEIL’S HARBOUR & WHITE POINT:

Backcove Cottages 902-336-2812
Oceanview Cottage (3 bedrooms) 902-336-2212

INGONISH:

  • Knotty Pine Cottages   (housekeepng)                     1-800-455-2058
  • Castle Rock Country Inn   (B&B)                                902-285-2700

Driving times from Cape North:

·       Dingwall 5 minutes
·       Neil’s Harbour 15 minutes
·       North Ingonish 30 minutes
·       Ingonish Ferry 40 minutes
·       Pleasant Bay 25 minutes
·       Cheticamp 1 hour

511 Nova Scotia

A Free Traveler Information Service Operated by NS Gov’t Accessed Via Phone, Mobile Device or Computer

http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/

Festivals & Events

https://www.cbisland.com/festivals-events/?campaign=2017Winter

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https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

Schedule Downloadable for your convenience:

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Hello Winter Baddeck Event 2017

https://www.cbisland.com/festivals-events/baddeck-winter-events/

Schedule downloadable for your convenience:

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#FOR The Girls After-school Program 2015-16

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FREEBaddeck Academy
Grades 6, 7, 8 & 9 Girls Only

Thursdays @ 3:00 pm

Program Leader: Lindsay MacInnis: e-mail: macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com

Start-up Pizza Meeting / Consultation Held

November 12 – For all grades 7, 8, 9 Girls

Proudly Presented By Your Partners In Your Health:

-Victoria County

-Naturally Active Victoria County

-Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre

-NS Thrive

-NS Health and Wellness Active Living Branch

-CBVRSB

-Baddeck Academy

“Great program – it couldn’t have been easy to organize with all the different schedules but they totally enjoyed it – thanks to those who made it happen!” – Valerie Mason, Baddeck Academy Parent

Becoming Outdoors Woman – Winter

BOWS: Becoming Outdoors Woman Winter Nova Scotia 2016

February 19 – 21, 2016

The Gaelic College, St. Ann’s 

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It’s that time again!!  Winter Bow 2016!  Above is the registration flyer that provides information on the workshop as well as a registration form.  Get your registration early to avoid disappointment.  Remember to send the registration fee along with your registration.

For further information, please contact: Gail Holman – Gail.Holman@novascotia.ca

Registration Flyer & Form at the following link:

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

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Vince Forrestall 

Coordinator – Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy (Est. 2011)

495 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0

Tel:  902.295.3661 / Cell:  902.295.0387  / Fax: 902.295-1864

Web:         www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naturally-Active-Victoria-County/242631759163393

Twitter:     https://twitter.com/#!/PAStrategyVC

 

Women’s Sports Programs

Women’s Hockey

Active for Life

Sundays 5:45pm

Fee Only $10

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

Women’s Basketball

Wednesdays 7:00

Fee Only $5

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For further information on the above, please do not hesitate to contact Elyane Saul – e-mail: saulitude@live.ca

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

Bring Back Pond Hockey Play

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Bring Back Play with Old-Fashioned Pond Hockey at the Rink!
NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW
A Big Thank You to Dr. John Ritter, Palliative Care and ALL Partners for their support:
Download Schedule:

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Looking for in-service activities for you and your family?

“Bring Back Pond Hockey Family Play” with Old Fashioned Pond Hockey at the Rink – ALL Sessions FREE:

  • November 27, 2015
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • December 11, 2015
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • December 23, 2015
    1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • February 15, 2016
    1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Please note: ***Parents must have stick and helmet; Children youth must have stick and helmet with full cage

Proudly Supported by Your Partners in Your Health:
-Dr. John Ritter
-Naturally Active Victoria County​
-Victoria Highland Civic Centre
-Victoria County
-NS Thrive! A plan for a healthier Nova Scotia​
-NS Health & Wellness Active Living Branch

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

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***Starts November 12

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

(***Wednesdays tba)

5:00 – 8:00 pm

 Baddeck Academy (Little Gym)

Leader: Lindsay MacInnis

e-mail: macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com / Tel. 902-574-4041

Welcome to Season 4 (2015-16)

Ages 16 & up FREE – * Please note: No School, No Program.

Your Partners For Your Health:

 -Victoria County

 -Naturally Active Victoria County

 -Thrive NS Obesity Strategy

 -NS Health & Wellness-Active Living Branch

 -CBVRSB

 -Baddeck Academy

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/facilities/wellness-roomsgyms/

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GO (“Girls Only” After-school Time Period Program)

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FREE – Baddeck Academy

Grades 7, 8 & 9

Start-up Pizza Meeting / Consultation

Thursday, November 12

12:00 noon for all grades 7, 8, 9 Girls

Program Starts Nov. 19

Thursdays, 3:00 pm

Program Leader: Lindsay MacInnis: e-mail: macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com

“Great program – it couldn’t have been easy to organize with all the different schedules but they totally enjoyed it – thanks to those who made it happen!” – Valerie Mason, Baddeck Academy Parent

Proudly Presented By Your Partners In Your Health:

-Victoria County

-Naturally Active Victoria County

-Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre Society

-NS Thrive

-NS Health and Wellness Active Living Branch

-CBVRSB

-Baddeck Academy

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/for-the-girls-program/

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4th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2015 Underway

The 2015 4th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest Got Underway This Afternoon With a Hike to Usige Ban Falls. Florida, New Zealand & Germany Participants on the Trail Today! For all Your Family Fall Active Fun, please check us out:

4th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY

FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST 2015 

October 15-31

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B-ACTIVE THIS FALL, LOTS OF FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO PARTICIPATE IN

For All the Details For You and Your Family, Please Visit the Following:

Web:            http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/fall-harvest-activefest/                  

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

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/pastrategyvc

A county-wide event that showcases our great physical activity, leisure, sports and recreation facilities, natural environment, talents, programs, events, volunteers, leaders, organizations, service providers & facility operators, etc.

The event includes guided hikes, walking, ceilidhs, entertainment, suppers, fitness, dancing, community festivals/events, etc.

Thank You for your continued support and contribution of our initiatives, it’s greatly appreciated.

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Proudly supported by the Following Partners for Your Health:

-Naturally Active Victoria County

-Victoria County

-ACOA

-The many great volunteers, leaders, community organizations, service providers & facility operators in Victoria County 

Thank You to Our Sponsors for Your Continued Community Support

-It is Always Appreciated as we couldn’t have done it Without You-

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2015

DOWNLOAD: FallHarvestFestScheduleOctober15toOctober312015

October 15

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Celtic Colours – Franey Trail Guided Hike

October 15

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Celtic Colours Lunch & Hike

St. Ann’s Bay United Church. Lunch at noon is soup, rolls, biscuits and dessert.

1:30 pm, Bethsheila Kent leads the hike along the Red Island Trail. Luncheon is $8, the hike is $2, all proceeds to the church. Everyone are welcome. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at:

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October 15

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Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 p.m.

Thursdays:

  • Oct. 15, “Recycle Like a Pro” with Jocelyn Bethune

October 15

Celtic Cultural Experiences

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Celtic Cemetery Trail Hike                     Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

10 am-11:30 am                                     11:30 am-1:30 pm Admission $6.00

Music will be at each of these events!               Lunch Available

Cranberry Picking   & Music   1:45 pm

Place to Pick Cranberries: Port Hood Station Provincial Park 8657 Route 19, Port Hood, NS

Across the road from the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail sign – We will meet in the parking lot.

Cranberries are a native fruit which grows wild on Cape Breton Island. When our Celtic Settlers arrived from Europe, they found a variety of wild fruits and berries growing here. The cranberries that grew in Europe were not considered an edible fruit. Aboriginals, who had been consuming cranberries for hundreds, or perhaps thousands of years, introduced cranberries to our early Celtic Settlers.       Draw for Prizes!

Celtic Music Jam Session – Celtic Music Interpretive Centre 3pm -4pm

Pork Chop Dinner – Celtic Music Interpretive Centre 4:30pm – 7:00pm $15.00

5:30pm – Leave for evening concert! Slainte mhath!

October 15, 22 & 29

Stronger Seniors – Chair Exercise Class – Thursdays until December 3
Stronger Seniors – Chair Exercise Class – Welcome to a new program Thursdays ending on Thursday, Dec. 3rd. Classes take place at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Time 10:30-11:30 am. Instructor: Theresa MacLean. Fee $5 per class. Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. 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.
Trivia Night – Thursdays at the Frolic & Folk Pub

Frolic & Folk Pub – Iona Heights Inn (Website)http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/

No need to stay home, come on out and get smart.
8 PM start. Prizes to be won.

Yoga Fall Sessions

St. Columba Parish Centre – Iona

Instructor: Anita MacKinnon

Thursdays, 7:00 pm

Classes only $5.00 ea

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat & a blanket. If you have any questions, please contact Anita at 902.871.2074. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows – Yoga will also be cancelled for the day.

Proudly Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee. For further information, please contact Ann Marie 902.725.2253 or Linda Bryden 902.379.2041

October 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29

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TaeKwonDo instruction – Wagmatcook
6:00 pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays
Wagmatcookewey School Gym
$40/month

October 9-17

Celtic Colours International Festival

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October 15 – 17

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5th Annual Wagmatcook Aboriginal Arts & Culture Festival (As part of Mi’kmaw History Month – October 2015)

Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre – Theme this year is “Honoring Legacy of Rita Joe” – the Poet Laureate of the Mi’kmaw people and presenting interesting new pieces that honor her lifetime achievements in poetry through music compositions, artistic presentations.

  • Thursday, October 15            Mi’kmaw Cultural Celebration Day
  • Friday, October 16                 Aboriginal Art Festival & Workshops
  • Saturday, October 17             Mi’kmaw Got Talent Show

Helps build cross cultural knowledge and awareness opportunities. There will be activities that provide new learning experience, hands on experiences, as well as participation exercises aimed at sharing Mi’kmaw culture.

For more information and to view full schedule, please visit:  www.wagmatcookfestival.com or contact Robert Bernard Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre Community & Business Support Services 10765 Hwy 105, PO Box 30029 Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia, BOE 3NO 902-302-3300 (Cellular) / 902-295-2999 (Main) 902-295-2424 (Direct) 902-295-3306 (Fax) rbernard@wagmatcook.com / www.wagmatcookcentre.com

October 16 “Kick-off”

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Uisge Ban Falls Family Fun Guided Hike

1:00 pm – Meet at Uisge Ban Falls Parking Lot Area

Join us for an FREE afternoon of being Naturally Active in our great outdoors while socializing with new and old friends and being physical activity to celebrate the Fall: Uisge Bahn Falls, Gaelic for “white water 4 kilometre (2.4 mile) trail passes through hardwood forest comprised of maple, birch, beech and leads to a 16 metre (50 foot) high waterfall. Guided hike. Please bring water, refreshments, appropriate clothing & footwear, along with walking pole. For further information, please contact: Larry Gibbons <wolfcoug@hotmail.com>

October 16, 23 & 30

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

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http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Oct 16: Grilled Haddock
Oct 23: Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
Oct 30: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 16: Decota McNamara
Oct 23: Joe Gillis
Oct 30: Middle River Band
October 16, 17, 23 & 24

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Highland Village – Celtic Colours & Halloween

Baile nan G�idheal | Highland Village is open 10 am to 5 pm daily until October 18. Watch this space or check out website http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/ for more information on events & programs. You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
-October 16 – Celtic Colours Milling Frolic
-October 17 – Special Storytelling Tour & Celtic Colours Traditional C�ilidh
-October 23-24 – Oidhche nam B�can|Night of the Spooks Halloween Program

October 16

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Family Movie Night

6:00 pm

Bay St Lawrence Community Centre

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Halloween Party and Haunted Hall

6-8 pm; 39 Grant Street, Baddeck

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October 17

North Shore Crab Dinner

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Indian Brook Fire Hall

Local crab, roll, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert, tea or coffee. Approximately 30 minutes from the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, (the location of the 2:00 p.m. concert, Songs and Stories.) Tickets are $25 from Andy Watt, (902) 929-2243 or David MacInnis, (902) 929-2061

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5th Annual Active Living Expo Held in Conjunction with Cape Breton Fiddlers Run

Active Living Expo Provides Opportunity to Learn About Active, Healthy Living in CBRM

The 5TH Annual Healthy Active Living Expo will take place at Victoria Park on Saturday, October 17. Held in conjunction with the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run weekend, admission to the Expo is open to anyone interested in learning about active, healthy living opportunities in CBRM.

Event organizer Colleen Clare says, “The Expo offers something for everyone and all ages, whether you’re looking to try a new physical activity or receive health and nutrition information. Some exhibitors will have items for sale, as well.”

Some of the exhibitors this year include Sobey’s Pharmacy, ZombieProof Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts, Advanced Mobility Orthopaedics, Cape Breton Roller Derby, CBI Health Group, Escape Outdoors, Kin-Excel, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Arbonne, Jumpstart, Runalicious, Velo CB and YMCA.

Admission to the Expo is free and the event runs from 1 PM to 5 PM. Receive your Healthy Active Living Passport upon admission, have it signed by at least 5 exhibitors, and have a chance to win a great prize.

For more information:
Colleen Clare, Municipal Physical Activity Leader
caclare@cbrm.ns.ca /  (office) 902 563-0901 / (cell) 902 574-2459

October 18

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1 pm

Guided Hike – Gold Brook Mine Trail

(Meet at Gold Brook Rd, Middle River).

The hike is about two hours to the mine and back. 3.5 Km one way. Some climbing at one point around a twenty/thirty foot gap. At the mine there is a little bit of climbing along the brook and a crossing of the brook which may give participants a soaker if the water is running high. Everyone is welcome.Please bring water, refreshments, appropriate clothing & footwear, along with a walking pole. For further information, please contact: Larry Gibbons <wolfcoug@hotmail.com>

October 18
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ALS Tea You are invited to our first fall tea from 12 to 2 pm at the Washabuck Community Centre. Admission $5. Enjoy a tea or coffee and home baked treats. There will be a silent auction with great items to bid on. All proceeds will be donated to the ALS Society of NS, in memory of Ronald MacDonald. This event is hosted by the family.

October 18 & 25

Chase the Ace 

Sundays  – Iona Legion

Tickets will be on sale from 2:30 until 4:00 pm every Sunday with draw shortly afterwards.
Purchase a strip of 3 tickets for $5 for a chance to win 20% of daily sales plus a chance to cut the Ace of Spades to win the growing jackpot.  Participants must be 19yrs or older
Complete details including “House Rules” can be found on the Legion website ( http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/ )
This is a joint venture with two other local non-profit community groups: Central C.B. Community Ventures and The Grand Narrows Waterfront Dev. Society.

October 19

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Cabot Shores Guided Hike

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October 19 & 26

Stability Ball – Exercise Class

Welcome to a new fitness program on Monday evenings until Monday, Nov. 30.

Classes take place at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Time 7-8 pm. Instructor: Theresa MacLean. Fee $5 per class.

Participants will do exercises to build strength and flexibility using a stability ball. Bring your own stability ball (Important note: correct ball sizes for your height – 4’11” to 5’4″ height: 55 cm ball; 5’4″ to 5’11” height: 65 cm ball; 5’11” to 6′ 7″ height: 75 cm ball), wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Bring water. ***If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows � the fitness class will be cancelled. Proudly Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee.

October 19 & 26

Cribbage 

Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm

October 19 & 26

Gaelic Language Classes – Monday nights

http://www.feisaneilein.ca/

Comunn F�is an Eilein sponsors a 10 week session of Gaelic language classes on Mondays continuing until Monday November 30th. The Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes will focus on speaking Gaelic through the TIP/ Gaidhlig Aig Baile method and will take place from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. The Advanced class will focus on conversational Gaelic and will take place from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm. Classes will be held at the Christmas Island Fire Hall. Cost is $50.00 for all 10 weeks. There is no charge for native Gaelic speakers and youth. The classes are presented with funding assistance from the Office of Gaelic Affairs. For information please e-mail feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.

October 20

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October 20 & 27

Yoga for Beginners

Tuesdays

10:30 am

Baddeck Library!

With Certified Instructor Patsy Mackenzie

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Still spots available for this FREE Beginner Yoga program – call the library at 902.295.2055 to register.

October 20, 22, 27, 29

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October 20, 27, Nov 3 & 10

Community Arts Connection Workshops

Bob Evans is teaching wood working on October 20 and 27, and November 3 and 10 from 10:00 am to noon. Lessons will be tailored to the interests of participants. Cost is $20 for all four sessions. Registration closes October 14. To register, contact co-ordinator Penny Steele at 929-2324 or penny@cabottrailart.com. Presented by the St. Ann’s Bay Health Group. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

October 21

Community Arts Connection – “Getting the Word Out” writing workshop with author Bill

Conall. October 7, 14 & 21 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the Health Centre space, Indian

Brook. To register, contact co-ordinator Penny Steele at 929-2324 or

penny@cabottrailart.com

October 21 & 28

Yoga

Wednesdays,  Middle River Hall. It’s at 6:30 pm!

Certified Instructor: Jackie MacLellan <jackieatschool@gmail.com>

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October 21 & 28

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Baddeck & Area Community Market

Wednesdays: 11 am to 2 pm – rain or shine

Baddeck Community Centre (Chebucto St)

Baddeck Free Wheelers – “Have a senior’s moment”

Baddeck Legion Basement

Every Wednesday morning at 9:30 am; Guest Speakers and Refreshments

October 22

Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 pm

Thursdays:

  • Oct. 22, “ABCs of All Computers” and NFB film “Atanasoff: The Father of the Computer” with David Perlman

October 22

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Family Movie Night – Ski Cape Smokey Lodge

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Free admission, show time starts at 6:00pm – Despicable Me, Followed by “Beetle Juice” at 7:30 pm! Come out and enjoy some popcorn and a night out for parents and kids. www.hucklebuckle.ca

October 23

Foot Clinic 

St Ann’s Health Centre, Indian Brook. Call Nancy for appointment, 929-2745

October 23

Bookmobile Visits Iona Legion Parking Lot 
The bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30-7:00 pm
Next visit: October 23rd. http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

October 23 & 24

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Night of the Spooks – Highland Village Museum

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)

October 23-25

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October 24

3rd Annual Catherine Smith Memorial Cribbage Tournament

1:00 p.m. at Indian Brook Fire Hall

Dance and Silent Auction – Englishtown Community Hall from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00

a.m. In support of Grade 9 student Cody Neill’s who was chosen to participate in the Canada/Cuba Goodwill Baseball Tour in January, 2016. Finger foods, tea and coffee, 50/50 draw. Silent auction from 9:00 to midnight. Donation at the door. All proceeds to Cody’s trip.

October 24

Ultimate Frisbee in Mabou

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October 25

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Guided Historic Hike – Boiler Trail

Length: 4.5 km Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty: 2-moderate. The trail follows the Old Rear Forks road and is well maintained. SANS trail #760 enters approximately 100 m from the beginning of the trail and continues to a 1930’s boiler steamer and beyond. The first 1.5 km of the trail is passable with a vehicle in snow-free seasons. There is space for parking at the intersection of SANS trails #760 & #780. The trail to this point is a gentle grade with an elevation gain of about 200 feet. The next 1.5 km is relatively level with an elevation gain of about 100 feet. There is a small creek at this point with a bridge and guardrail. From this point the steepness of the trail increases with an elevation gain of about 340 feet over the next 1.5 km. Watch for the boiler on the right side of the trail. This portion is most pleasing as it passes through hardwood forest. The trail continues past the boiler and joins up with the SANS highland trails. The forest beyond the boiler is mostly young softwood. There are occasional views of the hillsides and valley. In addition to the historical significance of the boiler, the early portion of the trail skirts and crosses Mill Brook on which once stood a water-powered grist mill.

October 26 & 27

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FRIGHT NIGHT IN THE BAY

Bay St Lawrence Community Center, Bay St Lawrence

October 27

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October 29

Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 pm

Thursdays:

  • Oct. 29, “An Evening of the Macabre” – readings from Edward Gorey’s books with Claire Drinnan

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October 30

5:00 p.m.

Potluck Supper at Indian Brook Fire Hall. In support of Dolena Collier. Free will donation at the door

Halloween Youth Costume Dance

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6:30-8:00 pm – Bay St Lawrence Community Center in Bay St Lawrence

FREE TO GET IN KIDS OF ALL AGE WELCOME. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES. CANTEEN WILL BE AVAILABLE

October 30

Potluck Supper 

5:00 pm – Indian Brook Fire Hall.

In support of Dolena Collier. Free will donation at the door

October 31 “Happy Halloween”

Halloween Dance – 9:30-1:30
Prizes for the best costumes. Iona Legion.
Music by DJ Jeff Romard. 19yrs and over. Admission: $10
No backpacks permitted in the hall. Identity must be revealed (secretly) before entry to the hall.
http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

Victoria Highland Civic Centre Ice Skating Rink Into Full Swing (Season 2015-16):

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Please check-out their schedule at http://www.rinktime.com/skating_rinks/ns/victoria_highland_civic_centre_baddeck_ns/0ddbde1d/hours

For Public Skating – Ice skating sessions for the public are one of the main attractions at Victoria Highland Civic Centre. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house – plus, it’s not like exercising at the gym… skating is fun! Lace-em up and come join the others. Get on the ice and get ready for a great experience this Fall. Victoria Highland Civic Centre also offers Figure Skating & Ice Skating Lessons, Family, Tots, can-skate, ice hockey & senior’s skates, etc.

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Family Tours & Pony Rides

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

RR # 1 Baddeck Forks / Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0

Please call Dale Stone for appointment: 902.295.2743

Fitness Classes

Ingonish – St Johns hall (Beside the legion) & Neil’s Harbour -Fire Hall. everyone welcome!…. Instructor Patricia Fricker: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fricker.73?fref=nf

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Green Gyms Available to Exercise In Your Areas This Fall!

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 *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!

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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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Victoria County GO (Girls Only) After-school “After the Bell” Programs

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

  • (GO) North of Smokey—LIVE LAUGH PLAY. FREE for girls grades 7, 8 and 9.  A different activity every week, with a healthy snack. For further information, please contact Cabot School
    • “E’pite’ji’jk Pasik” (GO-Girls Only Program) in Wagmatcook – Grades 7-12. For further information, please contact Leader Jackie MacLellan jackieatschool@gmail.com
  • #For the Girls Program –Free for Baddeck Academy Girls Grades 7, 8 & 9. For further information, please contact the Baddeck Academy School

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Steve McDermid Memorial Field – Walking Track

Baddeck Academy – Beautiful Scenic Walk Around the Track During Non-school Hours

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 “Heritage Way” Community Walking Path – Alderwood, Baddeck

Open to the community. It is maintained year round 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 : Wilhelmus van Hal, Director of Recreation, Alderwood. Phone: 902.295.2644 ext. 226 or by e-mail recreation@alderwoodbaddeck.ca

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 Wagmatcook Fitness Centre

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

Video of Facility: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=755738111187887&set=vb.100002551166705&type=2&theater

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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 during the fall/spring/summer seasons. The facility includes a Comfort Station with changing rooms, washrooms & laundry area.

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

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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 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