VolunteerNS.ca A Great Resource

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Nova Scotia

We are very happy to share with you a great resource to support your organization’s volunteer efforts: Volunteer NS (please see below).

Be sure to check it out and upload your Volunteer opportunities.

VolunteerNS.ca is a brand new free service being offered to ALL not-for-profit and volunteer organizations from across Nova Scotia. This free searchable database allows you to create a profile for your organization and post vacant volunteer opportunities, as often as you need to.

VolunteerNS.ca will be promoted in a variety of ways by our partners on a regular basis, so that Nova Scotians looking to volunteer can easily find the right opportunity for them.

The database is free and easy to use but support is available if you should need it. You can also share individual opportunities on your favourite social media channel directly from the website.

Our partners recognize the value of volunteerism and the important services volunteers provide to those who need it.  VolunteerNS.ca is designed to be a provincially centralized location for organizations looking for volunteers and volunteers looking for that right opportunity.

VolunteerNS.ca is made possible through Volunteer Canada, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the site host, Kings Volunteer Resource Centre.

Gabrielle Gallagher, Recreation Consultant

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage

Communities, Sport and Recreation Division

1741 Brunswick Street, 3rd floor

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Phone:  (902) 424-1251

Gabrielle.RileyGallagher@novascotia.ca

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Nova Scotia Connect.ca

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Find your fall colours at www.nsconnect.ca 

Remember to leave only footprints, take only memories and leave no trace. 
 

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GO-Girls Only Get Back in Nature Program Started October 11th, 2018

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After the Bell, After School Program 2018-19

GO-Girls Only Get Back in Nature Program Started Oct. 11th, 2018 

You May Still Register – The program takes place in nature in Baddeck & Area providing girls grades 6-9 the opportunity to be outdoors, hiking and enjoying our great natural, outdoor environment that we live and play in!. The GO-“Girls Only” Get Back in Nature FREE Program Began  After-school October 11, 2018 and is held every Thursday: Meet in the cafeteria at 3 pm for a healthy snack. Hike follows at 3:15 pm.

The program is led by Retired Teacher Judith King. If you are interested, please pick-up a Program Registration Form located at Baddeck Academy School office or below and please return it to the school office to be officially registered.

2018-19 Program Registration Form Downloadable Here For Your Convenience:

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Proud Partners For Your Health:

-Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage

-CBVRSB

-Baddeck Academy

-Victoria County

-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011

 

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7th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest Continues to October 31, 2018

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-Since 2012-

7th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest

October 5 – 31, 2018

An annual 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.

Complete Schedule of Events and updates can be found at the following linkhttps://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/fall-harvest-activefest/ 

October 5-31, 2018

Fall Hiking Series 2018 in Partnership with Hike NS

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Fall Guided Hikes 2018 – Cape Breton Region
(Cape Breton Island)

Participants may win a “trail” prize. Thanks to our local partners for organizing the hikes on the ground and to MEC, Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Hikes are free or low-cost and some require pre-registration​. See the details below for each hike. When hiking, always be prepared for the conditions. FallGuidedHikes2018CapeBreton

For all the latest information, updates and schedule of events, please visit us at the following link:

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

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7th Annual Season Opens Nov. 13 – Community Wellness Room, Baddeck

Community Wellness Room

Baddeck Academy

7th Annual Season 2018-19:

Opens November 13th, 2018:
Mondays to Thursdays
6-8 pm
Ages 16 & up

Open House on Nov 13th: 6-8 pm. Come give it a try. YMCA Cape Breton will be on hand to show you how to use equipment and setup a personal fitness routine/plan for you if you wish. Hope to see you there!

Leaders: Cecil Kerr: 902.295.0817 & Cindy MacLeod (A BIG THANK YOU to our Leaders for Your Commitment every year, it’s truly appreciated)

Your Partners in Health:
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011
-Municipality of the County of Victoria
-Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
-CBVRSB
-Baddeck Academy
-Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre Society

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Victoria County Fall Guided Hikes 2018

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Fall 2018 Guided Hikes – Victoria County

Hike NS Fall Guided Hike Series 2018

Hike Nova Scotia and 30 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2018 Fall Guided Hike Series from September to November. There are 58 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” Most hikes are free and some require pre-registration. Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as MEC, Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Check out details in the schedule found at www.hikenovascotia.ca

For Fall Guided Hikes 2018 offered by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, please see the following downloadable for your convenience:

FallGuidedHikesVictoriaCounty2018

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Fall Hiking Series 2018 in Partnership with Hike NS

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Fall Guided Hikes 2018 – Cape Breton Region
(Cape Breton Island)

Participants may win a “trail” prize. Thanks to our local partners for organizing the hikes on the ground and to MEC, Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Hikes are free or low-cost and some require pre-registration​. See the details below for each hike. When hiking, always be prepared for the conditions. FallGuidedHikes2018CapeBreton

HELD – Pre-Event: September 29th, 2018

MacNaughton Brook Falls Trail Guided Hike – Wagmatcook

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10:00 AM – Free
10 km, Moderate Hike
Take Hwy 105 to the Wagmatcook First Nation (Across from the Wagmatcook Fire Department), turn onto Humes Rear Rd and go about 1.5 km up the hill. Park in the parking lot near the ball fields and Wagmatcookewey School.
MacNaughton Brook Falls is a breathtaking 25 ft waterfall, with viewing platform.
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Wagmatcook First Nation, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County and Hike Nova Scotia

October 6, 2018

Kidston Island Trail Guided Hike – Baddeck

1:00 PM
Free
2.1 kms in length, Easy hike
Meet at Baddeck Marine, located on the waterfront across from Waters Edge. Baddeck Marine will shuttle participants to the Island. Please bring food & refreshments.
This is a beautiful trail around Kidston Island with breathtaking views, so don’t forget your camera and tag #hikecapebreton.
Proudly Presented in Partnership by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County and Hike NS.

October 7, 2018

Humes River Falls Guided Hike – Wagmatcook

10:00 AM
Free
12.41 km, Challenging Hike
Take Hwy 105 to the Wagmatcook First Nation. Across from the Wagmatcook Fire Department, turn onto Humes Rear Rd and go about 1.5 km up the hill. Park in the parking area near the ball fields and Wagmatcookewey School.
Humes River Falls are so impressive and powerful. View the description at http://www.cbisland.com/5-best-waterfalls-of-cape-breton-island/​.
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Waycobah First Nation, Wagmatcook First Nation, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County and Hike Nova Scotia

October 11, 2018

Celtic Colours Middle Head Hike – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

10:00 AM
902-224-2306
Free
3.7 Moderate Meet just beyond the Keltic Lodge (civic address: 383 Keltic In Road, Ingonish) Lat: 46.655391 Long: -60.372142. This hike is presented in Association with the Celtic Colours International Festival
Parks Canada Scott Aucoin scott.aucoin@pc.gc.ca http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/ randonnee-hiking/middlehead
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October 12, 2018

Celtic Colours Mica Hill Hike – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

10:00 AM
902-224-2306
Free
7.9 Moderate Take the Paquette Lake Road and park at the lake Lat: 46.834629 Long: -60.434124.
This hike is offered in association with the Celtic Colours International Festival.
Parks Canada Scott Aucoin scott.aucoin@pc.gc.ca http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/ randonnee-hiking/mica

October 20, 2018

Spinnigan Summit Trail Guided Hike – Breton Cove

11:00 AM
Free
Challenging hike On the World famous Cabot Trail
Either by the Englishtown Ferry or St. Ann’s (route by the Lobster Galley), drive to Breton Cove. Meet at the Alexander Smith Community Centre (just past #43610 Cabot Trail).
Please wear proper footwear, have walking/hiking poles, lots of water and lunch. Spinnigan is the highest point of the North Shore at 363 m. Lakes at 333 m.
Proudly Presented By:
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County, Victoria County and Hike Nova Scotia
naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca
naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/f all-harvest-activefest

October 27, 2018

Tenerife Trail Guided Hike – Dingwall 

10:00 AM

Free

Challenging hike. The trail starts directly across a fairly large parking area 4.2 km from the intersection of The World Famous Cabot Trail at Cape North and Bay St. Lawrence Rd. The first section of trail leads you into the valley to the left of The Peak and is a gradual climb of 100 meters. The top section is quite steep with loose rocks and offers a magnificent view of North Harbour and area including St. Paul Island.

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County and Hike NS

naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca
naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/fall-harvest-activefest

November 3, 2018 

Franey Trail Guided Hike – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

11:00 AM
Free 7.62 km Challenging hike.
Drive north from the Ingonish Beach campground for 1.5 kms, go past the church on the right and golf course and over the Clyburn bridge. Take the next left at Franey Trail sign. Continue on this road from pavement to a gravel road up the hill for about 1.5 kms to the trailhead & parking lot (230 Franey Rd.)
Climb 366 metres in 3 hours! Enjoy a panoramic view of the Clyburn Valley and Middle Head. So don’t forget your camera and tag #hikecapebreton.
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County, Hike Nova Scotia and Cape breton Highlands National Park
 naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/f all-harvest-activefest

November 4, 2018

Broad Cove Mountain Guided Hike-Cape Breton Highlands National Park

11:00 AM –  Warren Lake Guided Hike will Follow Afterwards (12:30 pm start)

Free
2.3 Challenging hike
Meet at the small parking lot about 1/3 of the way in on the 2-km road to Warren Lake Lat: 46.715114 Long: -60.370568.
This switchback trail leads through a dense forest of softwood to the top of Broad Cove Mountain for exceptional views. You climb 168 m over a distance of 1.6 km. So don’t forget your camera and tag #hikecapebreton.
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County, Hike Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Highlands National Park
naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/f all-harvest-activefest

November 4, 2018

Warren Lake Trail Guided Hike – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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12:30 pm – Taking place after the Broad Cove Mountain Guided Hike (11 am start)
For a relaxing early afternoon hike, this level trail is hard to beat. The trail hugs the shoreline of the park’s largest lake and is alive with wildlife. A wide variety of birds flit through the trees and there is evidence of larger animals like moose and bear. Quiet hikers may catch a glimpse of one of these elusive animals.

 

Length: 4.7 km / 2.9 mi (loop)

Rating: Moderate
Elevation: 15 m (50 ft)
Time: 1.5 hours
Significant features: Acadian forest, lake Level trail. Rugged with wet sections.

Trailhead
At the Warren Lake picnic area or from the connector trail (1.6 km) across from Broad Cove Campground

Lat: 46.713207 Long: -60.383985

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County, Hike Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Highlands National Park

 

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THANK  YOU

Volunteers, leaders, community groups, service providers, facility operators, participants and partners for their continued support, contribution and tremendous efforts to the Successful 2018 Fall Hiking Series in Victoria County and the 7th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2018, it’s truly appreciated.  

Thank You to Our Sponsors for Your Continued Community Support Since 2011 – It is Always Appreciated. We couldn’t have done this Without You:

  • ACOA
  • Hike NS
  • Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011
  • Victoria County
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Parks Canada
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Cape North Farmers Market – Saturdays June to October

Cabot Fire Hall, 29428 Cabot Trail, Cape North, NS B0C 1G0

Free Admission

More Information: 902.383.2690

Stop by the Cape North Farmers Market on Saturdays at 10 am for a great selection of products grown and crafted with local pride. It may be small, but the farmers market offers up a big selection of fresh seasonal fruits, veggies, seafood, tasty baked goods, coffee, artwork, live music, lobster trap weaving demonstrations, and much more!

Come view these fantastic products produced right here in the highlands by the locals of Northern Cape Breton

 

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