Ross Ferry 5k & 10k Barbeque Pork Chop Run

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There’s also a children’s 1k &2k run with awards for 7 & under and 11 & under. Cost for this run is $2.

Saturday August 18, 2018

Registration begins at 9:00. Cost for the 5 & 10k runs is $10. You must be 17+ for the 10k run and waivers must be singed for all runners.

Ross Ferry Vol. Fire Department. This is a fundraiser for the department.

Please come out to enjoy this beautiful run course and help us raise funds for a new truck! 👩🏻‍🚒🚒

*Take exit 13 (Kempt Head Road – Ross Ferry) and drive 13 km to the Ross Ferry Vol. Fire Department.

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Spectacular Humes River Falls (60 ft)

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Region:          Victoria County, Cape Breton
Community: Wagmatcook
Length:          12.41 kms (7.71 mi) total
Hiking time: 3-4 hrs
Trail type:     Natural surface
 
Uses (no snow): The first portion of the trail is ATV, mountain biking and walking trails, clearly cut and wide. The Humes River Trail is new, narrow and long.
 
Uses (snow): The first portion of the trail is snowmobile and snowshoe trails, clearly cut and wide. snowmobiling, snowshoeing. Note: Takes longer to complete the trail snowshoeing, conditions, etc.
 
Facilities: Parking area at the school or in vicinity, no washrooms, all natural
 
Dog Use: off-leash permitted
 
Access Information: Highway 105 through Waycobah and/or Nyanza and drive into Wagmatcook First Nation. Turn left (Coming from Waycobah)/right (Coming from Nyanza) across from The Wagmatcook Fire Department onto Humes Rear Road and follow the road up to the school parking lot roughly 1.5 kms up the hill, road. You’ll pass the Wagmatcook Health Centre on the left, Wagmatcook Band Office, Ball Fields until you see the new school, Wagmatcookewey, on the right. Parking lot is opposite of the school.
 
Introduction: Humes River Falls Trail is clearly visible as it is a worn path and includes trail marking tape as well (Keep in mind the height of the snow in the winter, with no path visible, need to rely on trial marking tape, possibly compass, gps)].
 
-Park at Wagmatcook school. Head straight into the continuation of the Humes Rear Rd dirt road/path. Don’t go behind the school, go straight. You’ll go straight and you’ll see an open space, signage and a roadway/trail up to the right, do not go there, stay straight until you hit the 1st bridge that needs maintenance on the right side and front of it. Cross that bridge and continue straight until you hit the second bridge. but has washed away. a plank will be there to cross the water. Continue until you come to a T in the road. Go Right. Follow that path roughly 2.5 kms until you see the trail marking tape on both the right side and the left side. Take a left on the worn path and follow that up to the peak. You’ll go by a foundation as you head up. Follow the worn path, trail markings to the falls. You’ll decline to the first brook along the way with rushing water. There is a crossing straight ahead with a rope to help with your balance, or go to the right 25 ft with a rope across, which tends to be easier. Make your way up after crossing and then you reach a second brook, much easier to cross and follow that to the falls look-off with a spectacular view for pictures. Make your way to the bottom of the falls, if capable and enjoy the breathtaking 60 ft waterfall. Take your time, no race, you’ll love it, take lots of pictures. Wear bug spray, take refreshments, water with you.
 
Cautionary Notes: Wildlife (Bring someone with you or hike with a group/scheduled guided hike. If you see wildlife: BAM-Back Away, Act Big, Make Noise). Hunting permitted. Crossing water streams, Steep climbs. Motorized vehicles in some sections. Cell Phone reception is generally available at higher elevations. Bring lots of water and snacks, make sure your shoes are comfortable and able to get wet.
 
 
Rating (1-5): 5 [Length, Steepness, Brook Crossings, Tree Stumps, Windfalls, Narrow Path Around Trees, No Trail Signage (Trails Markings, Visible Worn path – keep in mind the height of the snow in the winter, with no path visible, need to rely on trial marking tape)]. Ratings are designated from 1 to 5 indicating suitability for all fitness and experience levels, with 5 being suitable only for experienced and very fit outdoor people. Novices should only choose level 1 and 2 hikes, and work their way up. Level 4 and 5 hikes have indicators associated with their ratings.
 
 
Victoria County Scenic Trails:
Humes River 60 ft Waterfall Pictures (All Seasons):
 
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Hike Victoria – Victoria County Scenic Hiking Trails

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Victoria County Scenic Hiking Trails Map

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Testimonial: “The brochure is Scenic Hiking Routes – Victoria County.  It is an excellent brochure because there is a map of Cape Breton with the 35 hiking routes indicated on the map and then there is a description for each hiking route indicating the level of difficulty and the estimated time to complete the hiking route: https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/hikingmapfinalproofsept152015.pdf . Thanks!” – Dawn MacKinnon, Victoria County Visitor Information Centre (Jul. 17, 2018)

Please note & pay special attention to the following updates on the above Hiking Map:

#30 – Sugar Loaf Trail: The time should be 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Money Pt Gulch Trail #19. The “old road’ is a continuation of the Money Point Road in Bay St. Lawrence. If one starts here the ‘hard’ part of the hike is climbing and descending the mountain. In the last part of the printed description mention is made of ‘bell’ in Bay Road Valley. This is a reference to the Bell Aliant building. It is a completely different way to approach the trail. The length of the hike and the difficulty are very different depending on which way you do it”.

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Please note: St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes – A friendly reminder everyone that these hikes often start on or pass over private property (i.e. Spinnegan Summit Trail). All of these hikes are prearranged with owner approval granted in advance and with the owner(s) frequently acting as guides/hosts. It is incumbent upon all involved to help keep these guidelines followed. We are spreading-the-word asking that the private nature of the hikes be respected. These hikes are open to the public only on the dates advertised.

Victoria County Provincial Hiking Trails Map

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

Cape Breton Island Hiking Trails

A wonderful resource for all hiking trails across Cape Breton Island at the link below. Select the category and then click on the link, it will provide you with all the information required on the trail.
Whether you embark on a wild adventure, delve into a cultural discovery, or take the road less traveled, larger than life experiences are just a step ahead. Follow your heart and bring home a memory that will last a lifetime.

CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK TRAILS

 www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking.aspx
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http://www.cabottrail.com/info/hiking.htm

(Video Credit: Brinton Photography)

Paradise is Just a Hike Away

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Look for Our 8th Annual Victoria County Trails Day Celebrations

May 31 to June 2, 2019!

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Blueberry Festival

8:00 am–2:00 pm

Saturday, August 11th

St. Ann’s Bay United Church.

8:00–10:30 am Breakfast: blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, tea/coffee, $8.00;

10:30 am–2:00 pm blueberry pies, cheesecakes, crisps, muffins, tea/coffee;

11:30 am BBQ: sausage, hot dogs, French fries.

Free flea market tables available, for more information contact Debbie at 902.929.2061.

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Assistance Fund Grants 2018-2019 Available for Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings in Victoria County

Application Downloadable here for Your Convenience:

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***Deadline: November 16, 2018

To assist Victoria County physical activity, recreation & sports facilities, including community halls, schools, to offer residents healthier eating options, the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011) in Partnership with NS Health Authority and Victoria County supports Victoria County Volunteers, leaders, organizations, Facility Operators & Service Providers in our Communities to provide equipment replacement, healthy menus & purchases, programs & events, etc. that will assist in the preparation of healthy food and beverages and the implementation of the Victoria County Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Policy Approved by Council June 2017 (Please see below).

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The Assistance Fund 2017-18 budgeted in the Physical Activity Department is available (Maximum $1,000) to physical activity, recreation and sports settings that serve or sell foods or beverages through a canteen, cafeteria, vending machines, hospitality rooms and potlucks, etc. Below is the Application for Funding Assistance. Tool Kits (Please see below) created in Partnership with the NS Health Authority assists our groups in their application (s) & implementation of this very important (Healthy Eating) and beneficial initiative for residents & seasonal residents.

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Who Can Apply:

Settings include but are not limited to parks, physical activity, recreation & sports settings, multi-purpose complexes, community centres and halls, publically funded and not-for-profit fitness centers, golf courses, tennis, arena, curling rinks, art centers, aquatic facilities, summer/march break camps, sports fields, hospitality rooms & trails.

Organizations Eligible for Assistance Funding:

-Boards that manage facilities

-Organizations accessing facilities

-Public organizations Incorporated as not for profit society under the NS Joint stocks, societies act of NS Victoria County

-Food banks

-Schools

Items Eligible for Assistance Funding:

***(Please refer to Pages 14-25 in the HERSS Tool Kit above for more examples)

-Meal preparation equipment

-Convection & Conventional ovens

-Refrigerators

-Dishwashing

-Vending machines, healthy options

-Panini maker

-Smoothie machines

-Grills

-Toasters

-Greenhouses

-Programming

-Community Gardens

-Healthy Menus

-Local food production

Successful Recipients 2017-2018 – Health Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Funding Assistance:

Smokey Recreation Society Vending Machine
Bay St Lawrence Community Centre Healthy eating Program
Central Cape Breton Ventures Local healthy lunches and snacks with wellness clinics and exercise programs
BADDECK AND AREA COMMUNITY MARKET SOCIETY  Healthy hslloween
Wagmatcookewey School Dishwasher
Cape North Farmers Market Portable high tunnel greenhouse
Washabuck Community Centre New freezer

Successful Recipients 2016-2017 – Health Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Funding Assistance:

Organization Project
South Haven Community Hall Refrigerator
Washabuck Community Centre Refrigerator
St Ann’s Bay United Church Hall Refrigerator
Smokey Recreational Society Refrigerator
Victoria Highland Civic Centre Refrigerator
North of Smokey Food Bank Refrigerator
Cape North Farmers Market Co-op Ltd Cider/Juice Press
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Funding Assistance Available to Support 7th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2018 Initiative 

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An Assistance Fund is available to support a 7th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest October 5-31, 2018 Initiative enhancing the event. This limited 7th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2018 Assistance Fund provides support in partnership for activities and projects that increase physical activity & healthy eating, providing new or expanded opportunities for Victoria County residents & visitors to be active, eat healthy and provides opportunities for residents to try new activities increasing their skills in that particular activity in the Fall – October 2018. Deadline for funding and/or to register an event, program, initiative is September 7, 2018. Once you know the program, initiative, event, activity you are going to hold, please apply until funds remain.

Please download the following application for your convenience here:

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For the most up-to-date information, go to the Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/

 Thank You to you, your Team (s), Organization (s) leadership, commitment, expertise, passion, along with your Time, Consideration, and Continued Support & Contribution to the successes of Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, it’s greatly appreciated.

ANYWAY WE CAN FURTHER ASSIST, PLEASE LET US KNOW – KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, PASSION, COMMITMENT & POSITIVE ATTITUDE BENEFITING RESIDENTS & VISITORS MOVING FORWARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VICTORIA COUNTY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STRATEGY SINCE 2011

Vince Forrestall

Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator Since 2011

495 Chebucto St Box 370, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0

E-mail:         naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Tel:               902.295.3661 / Fax: 902.295.1864

Website:         www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com

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

 https://twitter.com/#!/PAStrategyVC

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