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

Pre-Event: September 29th, 2018

MacNaughton Brook Falls Trail Guided Hike – Wagmatcook

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

Sept. 8, 2018 – Chef Jason MacDonald will be serving brunch in the market cafe, and Aidan Costelo will provide entertainment. See you there!

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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Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club Resuming

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Regular seasonal Karate Classes run from the first week of September 2018 to the first week of May 2019 to accommodate busy parents and students in Northern Cape Breton who rely on the sea and tourism to make a living.

Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club

  • EVERY MONDAY (September to June – but keep updated by FACEBOOK) from
-6-8 pm at Cheticamp Fire Hall, Cheticamp.
  • EVERY TUESDAY (October to May) at North Highlands Elementary School in Aspy Bay
-4:00-5:00 p.m. beginner class. Ask to Join Facebook group CBHKC-North Highlands
-5:00-6:30 p.m. advanced.
  • EVERY Wednesday (October to May) at The Masonic Hall in Baddeck

Okinawan-style Karate Returns to Baddeck Oct. 10, 2018

The Baddeck Chapter of the Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club resumes on October 10th.

It’ll run every Wednesday (October 2018 to May 2019) beginning at 5:30 pm at The Masonic Hall in Baddeck

For further information, please ask to Join Facebook Group CBHKC-Baddeck or e-mail Sensei Leo Donovan at lgdonovan@staff.ednet.ns.ca

http://lgdonovan.wixsite.com/cbhkarate/classes

 

  • EVERY THURSDAY (September to June – but keep updated by FACEBOOK)
-6-8 pm at Cheticamp Fire Hall, Cheticamp.
  • EVERY THURSDAY (October to May) at Cape Smokey Elementary School in Ingonish
-4:30-5:30 p.m. beginner class. Ask to Join Facebook group CBHKC-CapeSmokey
-5:30-7:00 p.m. advanced.
  • ADVANCED 5-hour Clinic held twice a month at Sensei Donovan’s Home Dojo in Ingonish.
 
  • Senior Students (green belt and higher) as well as guests lgdonovan@staff.ednet.ns.ca
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Okinawan-style Karate Returns to Baddeck Oct. 10, 2018

The Baddeck Chapter of the Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club resumes on October 10th.

It’ll run every Wednesday (October 2018 to May 2019) beginning at 5:30 pm at The Masonic Hall in Baddeck

For further information, please ask to Join Facebook Group CBHKC-Baddeck

or

e-mail Sensei Leo Donovan at lgdonovan@staff.ednet.ns.ca

http://lgdonovan.wixsite.com/cbhkarate/classes

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/karate-victoria/

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Baddeck and Area Community Market

Wednesdays

11 am to 2pm

Baddeck Community Hall

526 Chebucto St, Baddeck NS B0E 1B0

Free Admission

More Information (902) 295-1787

Come down to the Baddeck and Area Community Market this Wednesday, to check out a selection of great food, home baked goods, crafts, and local produce. Vendors consist of local farmers, artisans, craftsmen and bakers serving up some of the best locally made products Baddeck has to offer.

The Baddeck and Area Community market has something for everyone!

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Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings in Victoria County Assistance Funds 2018-2019

The Assistance Fund 2018-19 with the Municipal Physical Activity Department is available 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 ***DEADLINE Nov. 16, 2018*** and Tool Kits (Please see below) created in Partnership with the NS Health Authority and Public Health assists our groups in their application (s) & implementation of this very beneficial program for residents & residents.

Application Downloadable for Your Convenience:

GrantHERSSVictoriaCountyFundingAssistanceApplication20182019PDF

Sample Canteen Menu Recipe Booklet Resource

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Tool Kit Resource

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Assists Victoria County physical activity 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 assists, supports and partners with 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 Draft Policy Approved by Council July 2016 (Please see below):

Policy

herssvictoriacountydraftjuly202016

herssvictoriacountydraftjuly202016pdf

Who Can Apply:

Settings include but are not limited to parks, physical activity 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:

-Workplace Wellness Programs

-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

-Foodbanks

-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

-Water Re-fill Stations

Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings 2017-18 Highlights:

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

Health Eating in Physical Activity Settings Funding Assistance Successful Recipients 2016-2017

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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Highland Village Open Daily Until Oct. 14, 2018

Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach – Iona

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Highland Village Open Daily with full animation and gift shop services 10 am to 5 pm until October 14th, 2018


http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/

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