Bras d’Or Archers Association

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1) Tuesday Night has now been designated Target Archery Night. We may still have some educational aspect (short videos to go over various aspects of equipment / technique) but the focus will be target archery. There will be an opportunity to practice and get pointers but starting around 7:30 pm(+/-) we will have a mini competition for anyone who wants to participate. It will be 10 rounds of 3 arrows per round (1/2 a typical indoor 600 Round competition).  This will start this week (Tuesday July 17th) – we will start at close distance – Jrs. at 10M and Seniors / Masters at 14M and each week add 2M until we are at competition distance (18M). There is a scoreboard for keeping track of your weekly score.

2) Thursday Night is 3D Night.  The range will be set-up with ten (10) 3D foam targets at various distances – Jrs. up to 18M; Seniors / Masters up to 25M. Similar to Tuesday night, there will be an opportunity to practice / get pointers and then there will be a mini competition for those wanting to participate starting around 7:30PM. Traditional / recurve archers will shoot 2 arrows from 2 different distances and compound shooters will shoot 1 arrow from the furthest distance. Total scores over the 10 target course can be entered on the posted scoreboard for keeping track of your weekly score.

3) Sundays will be left open for either type of archery / practice

Congratulations to club member Cassandra Paul for finishing 1st in the Jr. Division of the recent Traditional Archers Association of Nova Scotia (TAANS) 3D shoot hosted by Highland Bow & Arrow in Skir Dhu. This was a 2 day competition shooting 4 rounds of 20 3D foam targets. Her next planned competition is the Mi’kamq Summer Games being hosted in Eskasoni in mid-August. We wish her well in that competition. [Please note that she does give some credit to her success to coaching – not much mind you – but some (ha, ha)].

We have some new recurve bows that have just come in so we will be able to fit size / draw weight to respective archers better.

Come in and check it out. We have lots of laughs – mostly at my expense – but it is all fun and good exercise. Who knows, you may be the next great archer!

 

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Victoria County Scenic Hiking and Cycling Maps

 

 

  • Victoria County Provincial Hiking Trails Map

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http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/brochures/Victoria_Hiking.pdf

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BOLDCAMP’18

BOLDCAMP OPERATIONS:
8:30am – 4:30pm
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Are you a BOLD Camper?

Bras d’Or Lakes Day Camps’ recreational summer day camp offers ongoing enrichment through new experiences & challenges, physical activity & sport recreation, crafts & creative expression, field-trips and nature excursions; Along with a host of visiting mentors, coaches, musicians and local artisans.

The 30 campers will be based out of the Kidston Landing property at 490 Chebucto Street, Baddeck. Campers will be accompanied by trained camp counselors who are all certified in First Aid/CPR at a ratio that will not exceed 10 : 1.

Working in conjunction with BOLDC’s board to develop and facilitate 9 weeks of summer programming for youth under the motto of Lifelong Learning, Penny Chapman (our Youth Programming Coordinator & Facilitator), will encourage engagement in a variety of different disciplines through workshops and programming while simultaneously promoting active, healthy lifestyles. BOLDC focuses on building self-confidence and promoting personal growth and independence in a safe and secure environment.

BOLDCamp will offer a selection of, and expand upon, the following activities based on the availability of materials and expertise of workshop mentors:

•Sports: swimming, archery, golf, ball hockey, soccer, basketball, badminton, gymnastics, basketball, rugby, sailing, ultimate-Frisbee, volleyball.

•Recreation: Weekly visits to Kidston Island Beach, Nature Hikes, Bush-crafting, Foraging, Music & Dance, Fishing, Gardening & permaculture, sand-castle building, bird-watching, scavenger hunting, stone balancing, obstacle courses.

•Cultural arts: Historic roots, Yoga, Meditation, Music appreciation, Qi gong, Laughter yoga, Culinary skills, Dramatic Arts & Performance, French, Gaelic & Mi’kmaq language.

•Fine arts: painting, photography, videography, creative writing, claywork.

•Crafts: knitting, sewing, wire-wrapping, leatherwork, knot-tying, macramé, silk-screening, bird-houses.

•Life-Sciences & Technology: geology, ecology & ecosystems, biology, computer systems and coding, claymation, geometry, multimedia editing, the physics of light & sound.

•Community Engagement & Pride: Community Garden, Intergenerational knowledge pooling, Senior Support, Community Clean-up

•Friday Field Trip destinations (include but are not limited to): Honeybee Apiary, Highland Bow & Arrow, Bell Museum, Gaelic College, Highland National parks, Inverness Beach, Two Rivers Wildlife park, The Amoeba, Puffin Tour, Whale watching, Graham-Bell Property, Uisge Ban Falls, Highland Village, Baddeck Public Library

https://brasdorlakesdaycamps.wordpress.com/boldcamp18/

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Bras d’Or Yacht Club Regatta Week August 5-11, 2018

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Regatta Week
August 5 – 11, 2018

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman® Fall 2018 Workshop

Are you looking for an outdoor adventure?

The Schedule and Class Descriptions for 2018 Fall BOW are now available online! Go to www.bownovascotia.com to get all the details.

Eventbrite will go live on July 7 at 9:00 am. Last year registration was completely full in eight hours, so register early, do not be disappointed!

Please read the class descriptions carefully before choosing your classes. Registration is on a first come basis and will fill very quickly.  Changes will not be possible once registration is closed.

You will also need to review the waiver and photo release and bring a signed copy with you.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you in September!

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman® Workshop

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Kidston Island Beach

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Kidston Island 1951 – 2018 Season of Operation

Operating ferry to Kidston Island running July, August 2018.

Thank You Baddeck Lions Club for All You Do Benefiting Victoria County Residents & Visitors, It’s truly Appreciated.

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/facilities/kidston-island/

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Rise & Shine Walking & Fitness Program Proven Popular

In partnership with the Cape Breton Regional Library at Baddeck Library a Spring/Summer Walking & Fitness Program for Seniors: Rise and Shine Program 2018 (June, July & August) has been well received to date with an average of 10 participants attending every Tuesday and Thursday.

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011 A Proud Partner of this New Program Benefiting Residents and Visitors. Tuesday & Thursday Mornings 8 am (Till the end of August 2018) with A Walk, Stretching, etc. with Local Leader Matthew Carmichael:

The program is directed at seniors in the surrounding areas. The goal is to introduce/continue a variety of physical activity in the lives of people in the area. Exercise has major benefits for older adults such as reduced risk of of heart disease, increased bone and muscle density, reduced risk of dementia, increased mental health functionality, etc.

The sessions take place twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am-9 am), and run for an hour. The first 30 minutes consists of outdoor walking session around the Village of Baddeck (Water St, the bay, the museum, walking track, etc.). The next 30 minutes consists of a form of resistance training and a light stretch that would address the full body. A lot of these exercises done with resistance bands. Exercises such as chair squats, overhead presses, bridges, leg lifts/extensions, etc. Matthew has resistance and body weight programs for older adults, these can be modified depending on the fitness level of the participants.

The program is a great opportunity to take in the beauty of Baddeck in the summer time, socialize with fellow participants, and improve overall health. The program is focused on the senior population, but is open to anyone that wants to join in.

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