Skyline Trail and Smokey Mtn Towers Snowshoe Guided Hikes Postponed This Weekend

Skyline Trail & Smokey Mtn Towers Snowshoe Guided Hikes

Postponed this Weekend!

Skyline Trail Guided Hike will now take place at 12 noon on March 25th due to the weather forecast for this Saturday. Hope you can still join us than!

https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ns-38_metric_e.html

Detailed Forecast Issued: 4:00 PM AST Friday 24 February 2017

date Detailed Forecast – CHETICAMP

Sat, 25 Feb Rain changing to periods of drizzle or rain showers in the morning. Risk of freezing rain in the morning. Fog. High plus 5.

Our Smokey Mtn Towers has been postponed until March 26th 1 pm due to the weather forecast (See below) – hope you can still join us than!

Ingonish – Sun, 26 Feb Periods of rain. Windy. High 9

Night Clear. Windy. Low minus 6

March 25

                              Skyline Trail Winter Snowshoe Guided Hike

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North of Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

March 25, 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.

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

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

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

March 26    

                   Smokey Mountain Towers Snowshoe Guided Hike

March 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

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

http://www.hikenovascotia.ca

Hikes are part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017:

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

and also part of the Hike NS & Hike Victoria Winter Series 2017:

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

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Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017

S C H E D U L E

Downloadable for your convenience:

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hikevictoriasnowshoefest2017pdf

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

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 

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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6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017

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Join us in Nova Scotia’s Outdoor Winter Destination – Victoria County for snowshoe hikes, downhill & cross-country skiing, entertainment, yoga, fitness, walking, luncheons, square dancing, skating, healthy eating & gardening sessions, after school activities, wellness rooms, ceilidhs and a whole lot held for the entire family – It is a great way to get out and enjoy winter! (On the World Famous Cabot Trail). Beat the winter blues, “Take The Roof Off Winter” & “Make Room For Play” for you & your family, new & old friends, neighbors & co-workers.

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S C H E D U L E

Downloadable for your convenience:

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February 10 – March 19, 2017

Winter Snowshoe Guided Hikes 2017:

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

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Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017

Downloadable for your convenience:

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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

Hello Winter” Baddeck Event 2017

Until  March 19th

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The Beginning & End of the World Famous Cabot Trail

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https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/baddeck-winter-event-2017/

February 10-12

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February 10

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Ski Cape Smokey – 2 for 1 day

Open 9 AM – 4 PM – Friday will be two for one day on lift tickets.
Come on out, hit the slopes & soar with the Eagles !

Proudly Presented by Your Partners in Wellness:

  • Smokey Recreation Society
  • Ski Cape Smokey
  • Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
  • Victoria County
  • NS “Thrive”
  • NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

Sun Feb 5th 2017 excellent snow conditions. Thank you to Emily Doyle for this video of a run from the top of POMA today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug5GEunPFCM

February 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

February 10

Adult Paint & Sip!

7-10 pm at Baddeck Yacht Club. Only $40In the spirit of Valentine’s, there will be 2 choices: Tree – write initials or child/children’s names OR Love sign – templates will be provided for the letters. To register, text or call Karen Welton @ 295-0010.

February 10

“Sharing the Kitchen” Workshop Series

Chef Lars Willum, “My Food, Your Food — Everybody Wants Real Food!” $25. Advance registration only. Contact Nancy Smith, 929-2745

February 10

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Feb 10: Boneless Chicken Breast and special valentines desserts

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Feb 10: TBA

You can now book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need to phone.

Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca . Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request. You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

February 10

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson offers Kundalini Yoga Friday mornings at St Micheal’s Hall at 9:30 am.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/fitness/

Proudly Supported By Naturally Active for Life Victoria county (Est. 2011)

February 11

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Ski Cape Smokey Open House

 9 AM – 4 PM. Saturday (Feb. 11, 2017) – Annual Open House Sponsored by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011). So FREE lift passes and rentals (while supplies last). Drop in and try a few runs at Smokey!
Come on out, hit the slopes & soar with the Eagles !

Proudly Presented by Your Partners in Wellness:

  • Smokey Recreation Society
  • Ski Cape Smokey
  • Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
  • Victoria County
  • NS “Thrive”
  • NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

Sun Feb 5th 2017 excellent snow conditions. Thank you to Emily Doyle for this video of a run from the top of POMA today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug5GEunPFCM

February 11

Telling Folktales Workshop

1-4 p.m. Baddeck Library. Join Storyteller-in-Residence and Folklorist, Ronald Labelle for a workshop on folktales and how to tell them. This workshop could appeal to teachers, daycare staff, parents or grandparents, aunts or uncles … anyone who feels they are a storyteller at heart or wants to give it a try! Space is limited. Admission: Free.  Call the Baddeck Library to book your spot 902-295-2055

February 11

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 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017 and Hike NS Winter Guided Hikes Snowshoe Series. Further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

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

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

February 11

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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)

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

February 11

Firemen’s Pot Luck Supper

Fire Hall, Indian Brook, 5:00 p.m. $15 per person. The winner of the $3,000 travel voucher will be drawn

February 11

Valentine’s Family Men’s Breakfast

8:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, North River Bridge. Open to all. Free will donation

February 11 

Valentine’s Pub & Pizza Night

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Englishtown Hall. $5 cover charge. Build your own pizza from the menu. Entertainment by John L. Christie and Brad MacLean

February 11

“Spread the Love” Valentines Event – Inverary Resort

–         Ceilidh in the Pub

–         Dinner and dancing at MacAulay Conference Center

–         Overnight accommodation and hot breakfast

February 12

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. 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  

February 12

Women’s Hockey in Baddeck

Sundays 5:45 pm, Fee: Only $10.00 – All ages and skill levels welcome, For info contact: Elyane at saulitude@live.ca

February 12

5 – 8 pm … Victoria Legion Baddeck is asking people to bring food donations for the Food Bank and a wrapped gift under $10 for the gift game ….food and music, No Charge – Tracey & Michael Cavanaugh performing – Open to All Ages!

February 13

L. MacInnis Yoga

Schedule – Lindsay MacInnis macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Monday Mornings 9:00 AM Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 13

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Adult Badminton

Baddeck Academy Gymnasium
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Only $3 fee

https://www.facebook.com/groups/163887407026430/?fref=nf

Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 14

Gentle, Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays,  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Baddeck Library

Take some “you time” with weekly relaxing yoga sessions led by instructor Patsy MacKenzie. Sessions are free. All are welcome! Proudly sponsored by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011).

February 14

L. MacInnis Yoga

Schedule – Lindsay MacInnis macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Tuesday Evenings 5:30 PM Power Vinyasa
@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 15

Seniors Healthy Lunches

St Ann’s Bay United Church Hall Tea Room. Speaker at 11:00, lunch at noon

Adventures Diving” Ed Barrington

February 15

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Tai-Chi

9:30 – 10:30 at Indian Brook Fire Hall. $5 drop in or $25 for all sessions November through March. Questions or registration contact Rosemary McLean, 902-929-2727

February 15

Baddeck Free Wheelers

Have a senior’s moment”. Baddeck Legion Basement – Every Wednesday morning, 9:30 am; Guest Speakers & Refreshments

February 15

Seated Shen Zhen Gong

Wednesdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Baddeck Library

A form developed by Master Li Jen Feng. Instructor Sarah MacDonald is a qualified practitioner. Sheng Zhen Gong strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, balances the emotions, and reduces stress. Sessions are free, and all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1346566038750570/

February 15

Square Dance Lessons

With Cathy and Clay Carmichael at South Haven Hall from 7:00 to 9:00. For beginner to seasoned dancers. $5.00 per session. For information call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601. Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 15

Women’s Basketball

Wednesdays 7:00

Fee: Only $5 – Baddeck Academy

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

February 16

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga every Thursday evening at 5:30 pm at Alderwood.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

February 16

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After the Bell, After-school “Take the Roof off Winter” Skates

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

Thursdays – Jan 26th to March 9, 2017

3:15 to 5:15 pm

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health: Remax (Minerva MacInnis), NS Thrive, NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County & Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 16

L. MacInnis Yoga

Schedule – Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Thursday Evenungs 7:00 PM Gentle Yin Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 17

Family Square Dancing Ceilidh

The Iona Legion in partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and CB District Health Authority wish to promote healthy living and exercise by hosting monthly Family Square Dancing Ceilidhs. We would like to have strong interest from all ages so that we can have individual sets for school age, adults, and seniors on the floor at the same time.

This will be a great opportunity to teach our youth traditional Scottish dancing, excellent form of exercise, and all while having fun for all ages.

We are also looking for leaders to help organize and assist with this venture. if interested, please let us know that you are willing to help us out.

The first Family Ceilidh is now scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17th From 7-9 PM

Admission to the ceilidh is free. Music by: Kyle and Dawn Gillis, Helen MacDonald and Scott MacKenzie

February 17

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Feb 17: Grilled Haddock

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Feb 17: Square Dance with Kyle, Dawn, Helen and Scott

You can now book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need to phone.

Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca . Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request.
You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga Friday mornings at St Micheals Hall at 9:30 am.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

February 18

Community Breakfast – at St. Ann’s Bay United Church, 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Pancakes, bacon, eggs. Adults $8, children under 12, free. For information contact David, 929-2953

February 18

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. This is part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017 events. 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).

February 18

Gary W. Ross Memorial Snowmobile Races 2017

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8 AM – 6 PM, Middle River

Registration from 8 am-10:30am
Races start at 12 noon sharp
Admission $5.00 Adult – Under 12 Free
Hourly Door Prizes, Canteen on Site, 50/50 Draw
Dress Warm – Fun for the Whole Family!

February 18

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6th Annual Long John McDermott Jaunt Half Marathon

This is a half marathon distance which starts at Boularderie Elementary School, Victoria County.

Hot showers are available to warm you up and a pasta dinner provided by Boston Pizza will be served after the race.

There is an 11 am start time for “slower” runners and the official start is at 12 noon.

In the event of a storm the race will then place on the January 19, 2017.

Contact Information: Name: Cyril MacDonald, Email: cyrilmacdonald93@gmail.com

https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11386/long-john-jaunt-2017#

http://www.cbtrisports.com/

Proudly Supported By Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 18

Annual Noah Budge Rubber Boot Hockey Tournament

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Neil’s Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Center
Cost: $30 per team
6 Players per team (Each team must have at least 1 youth (14 or under) and 1 female)
Must register by Feb.16th
To register contact Dave Donovan at 336-2546 or message
NO SKATES….all games are played on boots
NO GOALIE EQUIPMENT
Helmets are required
Canteen Services Available

February 18

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 (902-295-2055)

February 18

Canvas & CocktailsPainting lessons from a Local Artist in a Social Setting!

Learn to paint with Lisa Harrison! For beginners or more advanced! Includes canvas, paint, apron and professional instruction. $35 cash admission at the door. 3:00 – 5:00 pm.    Inverary Resort – Cape Breton Resorts, 368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

February 19

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

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 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
naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

February 19

Afternoon Snowshoeing in Iona

Sponsored by NS Highland Village and Iona Heights Inn. Go to ionaheightsinn.com to book your space. Start time is 1:00 pm. Cost is only $15 per person. ($10.00 if you have your own snowshoes). The walk will be followed by a youth open-mic, starting at 2:00 pm at the inn.

February 19

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Women’s Hockey in Baddeck

Sundays 5:45 pm, Fee: Only $10.00 – All ages and skill levels welcome, For info contact: Elyane at saulitude@live.ca

February 19

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

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Feb. 20, 2017

Nova Scotia “Heritage Day”

Celebrated the third Monday in February, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s unique heritage. As part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Heritage Day 2017 will recognize the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people.

Celebrate Heritage Day 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/320869778309046/

 

Come help celebrate Heritage Day in Baddeck. Lots of fun family activities. From family skating, movie night, coasting, yoga session, crafts, camera walk about and much more. Something for everyone. Watch for a complete list of events that will be happening all day long. All events will be accepting food donations for our local food bank!

L. MacInnis Yoga

Feb. 20th – Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
◾Monday 9 am Gentle Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

FREE Family Skate

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Feb, 20th: 12 Noon -2:00 pm, Victoria Highland Civic Centre – Skates and helmets are available to access. Donations to the local food bank will be greatly accepted!

Proudly Supported By Your Partners in Health: NS Thrive, NS Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage, Victoria County, Victoria Highland Civic Centre, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 21

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February 21

Gentle, Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays,  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Baddeck Library

Take some “you time” with weekly relaxing yoga sessions led by instructor Patsy MacKenzie. Sessions are free. All are welcome! Proudly sponsored by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011).

February 21

L. MacInnis Yoga

Schedule – Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Tuesday Evenings 5:30 PM Power Vinyasa

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 22

Seniors Healthy Lunches

St Ann’s Bay United Church Hall Tea Room. Speaker at 11:00, lunch at noon

To Be Announced

February 22

Tai-Chi

9:30 – 10:30 at Indian Brook Fire Hall. $5 drop in or $25 for all sessions November through March. Questions or registration contact Rosemary McLean, 902-929-2727

February 22

Baddeck Free Wheelers

Have a senior’s moment”. Baddeck Legion Basement – Every Wednesday morning, 9:30 am; Guest Speakers & Refreshments

February 22

Seated Shen Zhen Gong

Wednesdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Baddeck Library

A form developed by Master Li Jen Feng. Instructor Sarah MacDonald is a qualified practitioner. Sheng Zhen Gong strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, balances the emotions, and reduces stress. Sessions are free, and all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1346566038750570/

February 22

Square Dance Lessons

With Cathy and Clay Carmichael at South Haven Hall from 7:00 to 9:00. For beginner to seasoned dancers. $5.00 per session. For information call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601. Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 22

Women’s Basketball

Wednesdays 7:00

Fee: Only $5 – Baddeck Academy

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

February 23

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga every Thursday evening at 5:30 pm at Alderwood.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

February 23

L. MacInnis Yoga

Schedule – Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Thursday Evenungs 7:00 PM Gentle Yin Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 23

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After the Bell, After-school “Take the Roof off Winter” Skates

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

Thursdays – Jan 26th to March 9, 2017

3:15 to 5:15 pm

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health: Remax (Minerva MacInnis), NS Thrive, NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County & Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 23

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Eat Drink & Be Healthy

Baddeck Library

12:30 – 1:30 pm

To continue to encourage Victoria County Residents to learn to cook simply healthy meals for themselves with locally sourced ingredients.  A chef demonstration of how to create a simple healthy meal of seasonal ingredients. Food prepped in chef’s inspected kitchen (No actual cooking on-site). Sampling & recipes on-site.

February 24

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga Friday mornings at St Micheals Hall at 9:30 am.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

February 24

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Feb. 24: Corned Beef & Cabbage

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Feb 24: No music (dart tournament)

You can now book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need to phone.  Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca . Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request.
You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

February 24

Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Family Skate

Victoria Highland Civic Centre
7:30-9 pm

February 24 – 26

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Silver Dart Curling Bonspiel

Baddeck Curling Club. Contact John MacIntosh @ 902.295.1137

February 25-26

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Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre. If you register before the 31st of January registration is only $40. After that the cost increases to $50. Send us an email to register. stevemacdermidmemorial@gmail.com

February 25

                              Skyline Trail Winter Snowshoe Guided Hike

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North of Cheticamp 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.

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

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

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

February 25

St. Ann’s Community Hikes – 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)
• 1:00 p.m. 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)

February 26    

                     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

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

http://www.hikenovascotia.ca

                                                               February 26

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca          

February 26

“Sessions For Seniors” 

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The Seniors Advisory Committee of District 5, in conjunction with the NS Department of Seniors is pleased to announce “Sessions For Seniors” to take place in Ross Ferry and Big Bras d’Or.  The first of these sessions will take place on Feb. 26th in Ross Ferry and the 2nd session on Sunday March 5th in Big Bras d’Or.

The topic of the first session will be “Food and Nutrition.” In this session, participants will prepare a meal and of course enjoy the results of their hard work. Throughout the session cooking and nutrition tips will be discussed. You only need to bring an apron, small cutting board and a peeling & paring knife and lots of appetite.

The session in Ross Ferry will take place at the Ross Ferry Hall on Sunday February 26, 2017 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. SPACE IS LIMITED.  Register before February 22, 2017 by emailing Lars larswillum@ns.sympatico.ca

The session in Big Bras d’Or will take place at the Big Bras d’Or Hall on Sunday March 5th, 2017 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. SPACE IS LIMITED.  Register before March 01, 2016 by emailing Lars larswillum@ns.sympatico.ca

WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF OTHER SESSIONS. Funding for this project is provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors.                                                       

                                                               February 27

“Sharing the Kitchen” Workshop Series

Chef Ton Megans, “Sweet Tropical Heat in the Middle of Winter”. $25. Advance registration only. Contact Nancy Smith, 929-2745

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L. MacInnis Yoga

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Monday Mornings 9:00 AM Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 27

Adult Badminton

Baddeck Academy Gymnasium
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Only $3 fee

Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

                                                             

February 28 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Breakfast 

8:00  am at St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, North River Bridge. Free will donation   

February 28

Gentle, Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays,  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Baddeck Library

Take some “you time” with weekly relaxing yoga sessions led by instructor Patsy MacKenzie. Sessions are free. All are welcome! Proudly sponsored by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011).

February 28

L. MacInnis Yoga

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Tuesday Evenings 5:30 PM Power Vinyasa  

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 1

Tai-Chi

9:30 – 10:30 at Indian Brook Fire Hall. $5 drop in or $25 for all sessions November through March. Questions or registration contact Rosemary McLean, 902-929-2727

March 1

Baddeck Free Wheelers

Have a senior’s moment”. Baddeck Legion Basement – Every Wednesday morning, 9:30 am; Guest Speakers & Refreshments

March 1

Seated Shen Zhen Gong

Wednesdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Baddeck Library

A form developed by Master Li Jen Feng. Instructor Sarah MacDonald is a qualified practitioner. Sheng Zhen Gong strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, balances the emotions, and reduces stress. Sessions are free, and all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1346566038750570/

March 1

Square Dance Lessons

With Cathy and Clay Carmichael at South Haven Hall from 7:00 to 9:00. For beginner to seasoned dancers. $5.00 per session. For information call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601. Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 1

Women’s Basketball

Wednesdays 7:00

Fee: Only $5 – Baddeck Academy

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

March 2

After the Bell, After-school “Take the Roof off Winter” Skates

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

Thursdays – Jan 26th to March 9, 2017

3:15 to 5:15 pm

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health: Remax (Minerva MacInnis), NS Thrive, NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County & Victoria Highland Civic Centre

March 2

L. MacInnis Yoga

Schedule – Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Thursday Evenungs 7:00 PM Gentle Yin Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 2

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga Thursday evening at 5:30 pm at Alderwood.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

March 3

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga Friday mornings at St Micheals Hall at 9:30 am.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

March 3

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm

You can now book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need to phone.  Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca . Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request.
You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178
  

March 3-5

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SNS Ride for the Cure (SRFD 2017 – Nova Scotia)

Inverary Resort – Baddeck, Cape Breton Island. Mike Eddy – 902-478-7651 – gm@snowmobilersns.com . Join us for a fun-filled day of riding with a lunch, banquet, poker run, prizes and much more all while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer!  

March 4

Snowshoe Hike – Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2017

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 Saturday, March 4th, 11 am.

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).

http://www.centralcapebreton.com/      

                                                                  March 5

        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

                                                   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 5

Women’s Hockey in Baddeck

Sundays 5:45 pm, Fee: Only $10.00 – All ages and skill levels welcome, For info contact: Elyane at saulitude@live.ca

March 5

“Sessions For Seniors” 

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The Seniors Advisory Committee of District 5, in conjunction with the NS Department of Seniors is pleased to announce “Sessions For Seniors” to take place in Big Bras d’Or. The  session on Sunday March 5th is in Big Bras d’Or.

Participants will prepare a meal and of course enjoy the results of their hard work. Throughout the session cooking and nutrition tips will be discussed. You only need to bring an apron, small cutting board and a peeling & paring knife and lots of appetite.

The session in Big Bras d’Or will take place at the Big Bras d’Or Hall on Sunday March 5th, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. SPACE IS LIMITED.  Register before March 01, 2016 by emailing Lars larswillum@ns.sympatico.ca

WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF OTHER SESSIONS. Funding for this project is provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors.      

March 6

L. MacInnis Yoga

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Monday Mornings 9:00 AM Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 6

Adult Badminton

Baddeck Academy Gymnasium
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Only $3 fee

Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 7

Gentle, Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays,  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Baddeck Library

Take some “you time” with weekly relaxing yoga sessions led by instructor Patsy MacKenzie. Sessions are free. All are welcome! Proudly sponsored by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011).

March 7

L. MacInnis Yoga

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Tuesday Evenings 5:30 PM Power Vinyasa  

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 7

Gaelic Tea & Social

You are invited to join them on the first Tuesday of the month for a Gaelic tea and Social. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 for tea and Gaelic conversation. Only Gaelic will be spoken. All are welcome. Highland Village – http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/

March 8

Tai-Chi

9:30 – 10:30 am at Indian Brook Fire Hall. $5 drop in or $25 for all sessions November through March. Questions or registration contact Rosemary McLean, 902-929-2727

March 8

Seated Shen Zhen Gong

Wednesdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Baddeck Library

A form developed by Master Li Jen Feng. Instructor Sarah MacDonald is a qualified practitioner. Sheng Zhen Gong strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, balances the emotions, and reduces stress. Sessions are free, and all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1346566038750570/

March 8

Square Dance Lessons

With Cathy and Clay Carmichael at South Haven Hall from 7:00 to 9:00. For beginner to seasoned dancers. $5.00 per session. For information call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601. Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 8

Baddeck Free Wheelers

Have a senior’s moment”. Baddeck Legion Basement – Every Wednesday morning, 9:30 am; Guest Speakers & Refreshments

March 8

Women’s Basketball

Wednesdays 7:00 pm

Fee: Only $5 – Baddeck Academy

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

March 9

After the Bell, After-school “Take the Roof off Winter” Skates

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

Thursdays – Jan 26th to March 9, 2017

3:15 to 5:15 pm

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health: Remax (Minerva MacInnis), NS Thrive, NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County & Victoria Highland Civic Centre

March 9

L. MacInnis Yoga

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Thursday Evenungs 7:00 PM Gentle Yin Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 9

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga Thursday evening at 5:30 pm at Alderwood.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

March 10

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm

You can now book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need to phone.  Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca . Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request.
You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

March 10

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga Friday mornings at St Micheals Hall at 9:30 am.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

March 10

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 11

Women’s Day Celebration

10 am – 4 pm (drop-in): Baddeck Library. Details TBA

March 11-12

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17th Annual Ladies Blarney Stone Curling Bonspiel

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/blarney-stone/4532221938

Baddeck Curling Club

Starting at 9 am

Fee: $160 per team. Maximum of 18 teams. Every team is guaranteed three – 6 end games.

On Saturday you will be provided with a continental breakfast, hearty lunch and superb supper…   plus evening entertainment! On Sunday you will receive a continental breakfast and light lunch. Prizes will be awarded to all six teams in the playoffs. Click here (http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/blarney-entry-form/4532644789) to submit your entry form by March 1, 2017 (online submissions only). If you have any questions contact us by email at rachel.kelly@ns.sympatico.ca

March 12

Yoga, Drum and Dance

10:30 am – 12 pm

Provides yoga and drum workout that doesn’t need prior experience but requires participants desire to do simple movements to music. It’s designed for the participant to be able to workout while having fun, do basic yoga poses and keep a beat while moving in a facility that is open, clean, safe, friendly and spacious providing a desirable environment for conducting community activity

During the 90 minute program, the leader will introduce an activity that is comfortable and non-competitive focusing on breath and basic yoga asana performed to music. The second half of the program will be an active drumming session using chairs, drums and sticks. A Savasana will conclude the session. After the class, there will be an opportunity to socialize while drinking Chai Tea!

The activity will require a yoga mat and drum sticks which will be provided. Yoga poses will be simple and done slowly and safely. Drumming will involve basic dance steps to a drumbeat using drumsticks, drums and chairs. This style of yoga and drumming is unique and not done anywhere else in Cape Breton!

Proudly Sponsored by the Harbour Authority  Big Bras d’Or Society and supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011). Leaders: Rhoda MacCormick & Shelley Allen. For further information, please e-mail Leader Rhoda Maccormick rhoda.maccormick@gmail.com

March 12

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

March 12

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Women’s Hockey in Baddeck

Sundays 5:45 pm, Fee: Only $10.00 – All ages and skill levels welcome, For info contact: Elyane at saulitude@live.ca

March 13

L. MacInnis Yoga

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Monday 9 am Gentle Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 13

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Free Guided Snowshoe on Scenic Trails

North Highlands Nordic

1 pm, snowshoes available on site

March 14

Gentle, Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays,  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Baddeck Library

Take some “you time” with weekly relaxing yoga sessions led by instructor Patsy MacKenzie. Sessions are free. All are welcome! Proudly sponsored by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011).

March 14

L. MacInnis Yoga

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Tuesday 5:30 pm Power flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 15

Tai-Chi

9:30 – 10:30 at Indian Brook Fire Hall. $5 drop in or $25 for all sessions November through March. Questions or registration contact Rosemary McLean, 902-929-2727

March 15

Baddeck Free Wheelers

Have a senior’s moment”. Baddeck Legion Basement – Every Wednesday morning, 9:30 am; Guest Speakers & Refreshments

March 15

Seated Shen Zhen Gong

Wednesdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Baddeck Library

A form developed by Master Li Jen Feng. Instructor Sarah MacDonald is a qualified practitioner. Sheng Zhen Gong strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, balances the emotions, and reduces stress. Sessions are free, and all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1346566038750570/

March 15

Square Dance Lessons

With Cathy and Clay Carmichael at South Haven Hall from 7:00 to 9:00. For beginner to seasoned dancers. $5.00 per session. For information call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601. Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

March 16

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga Thursday evening at 5:30 pm at Alderwood.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

March 16

L. MacInnis Yoga

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com
Thursday 7:00 pm Gentle Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) 

March 16 – 19

March Break for Adults – Inverary Resort

Thursday, March 16 (Inverary Resort)

5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown

8-11pm – Movie Night with popcorn and soda

Friday, March 17 (Inverary Resort)

8-11am – Breakfast

All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

12:30-2:30pm – Walking Photo Tour of Baddeck

3-5pm – Wine and Cheese with Devonian Coast Wineries

5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Saturday, March 18 (Inverary Resort)

8-11am – Breakfast

All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

12:30-2:30pm – Hike to Uisge Ban Falls with hot chocolate

3-5pm – Canvas and Cocktails with Lisa Harrison

5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Sunday, March 19

8-11am – Breakfast

March 17

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga Friday mornings at St Micheals Hall at 9:30 am.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

March 17

St. Paddy’s Day Shindig, Mini-Winter Carnival for Kids

Englishtown Community

An afternoon of activities for children 12 – 4 pm: Mini-Carnival for children with mini-games, prizes including hot chocolate & snacks provided. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Pub-night in the evening for adults with live entertainment 9 pm to 1 am.

March 17

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm

You can now book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need to phone.  Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca . Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request.
You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

March 18

Canvas & Cocktails-Painting lessons from Local Artist in a Social Setting!

Learn to paint with Lisa Harrison! For beginners or more advanced! Includes canvas, paint, apron & professional instruction. All supplies provided with a cash bar available. $35 cash admission at the door, 3 pm – 5 pm, Inverary Resort – Cape Breton Resorts, 368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

March 19

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

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

March 19

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Ross Ferry Fire Hall. They’ll be doing a snowshoing group, a group at the outdoor Green Machines at the Ross ferry Marine Park and indoor excercise followed by a lunch.

March 25

Well Men’s Clinic

Indian Brook Health Centre. Call Vera for appointment, (902) 295-3701

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Surround yourself in the majestic of the Highlands by breaking your own trail” – you will not regret this healthy experience in our natural environment.

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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

Skiing Opportunities in Victoria County:

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Ski Cape Smokey, Ingonish

Video – Ski Cape Smokey

Will be officially opening for the season very soon! Hit the slopes and soar with the Eagles! Like them on Facebook to keep updated on all the details: https://www.facebook.com/capesmokey . Open Weekends 9 am – 4 pm Fri/Sat/Sun plus Heritage Day (2017). March Break will be open 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Complimentary Open House tba.  http://www.skicapesmokey.ca/home . Do you have twitter or instagram? Make sure you follow them on both so you don’t miss any of their updates! Instagram: skicapesmokey skicapesmokey / http://www.skicapesmokey.ca/events

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North Highlands Nordic Trails in Cape North

http://www.nhn.xcski.ca  / Ski Room 902.383.2479https://www.facebook.com/north.nordic?fref=ts . NHN Programs and Events: • Bunny Rabbit Program – preschoolers, • Jackrabbits – elementary students, • Track Attack – racing program, Proud member of Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia & Cross Country Canada. For more info call 383-2479 or go to the website nhn.xcski.ca under 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

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Ski Tuonela

 Maritimes only serviced Telemark ski area when conditions permit. The Village is a 4 km. ski-in from the Cabot Trail. Ski Tuonela offers awesome backcountry/outback skiing with a gladed Telemark hill with a 1400′ run over a 400′ vertical, 18 kms of cross country trails, equipment rentals, chalet accommodations and sauna. Located on the Cabot Trail, in Goose Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ski Tuonela is just 1 hour from Sydney and 20 minutes from Baddeck. http://skituonela.com/

Look for Cross-country Ski on Groomed Trails in Baddeck & Area In the Very Near Future

Once Finalized – Watch for Further Details!

(Conditions permitting!)

Cross-country ski in Baddeck & area on multi-use groomed SANS (Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia) trails by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club.

Ski on the following Trails (TBA: Watch for further details as they become available):

  • Dennison Road Trail (5.2 kms total) – (TBA-Watch for further details as they become available/finalized)

Trail:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PqBU0aElakIYi7FX8WGsJ0TpOBI&usp=sharing

Driving Directions to Trail:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=156A2I2Fx1RF6_26OK1HFiS9NQ0g&usp=sharing

Bell Bay Golf Course (TBA-Watch for further details as they become available)

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A family membership of only $20 is encouraged for the 2017 season in support of the grooming by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club. Memberships are available at Morrison Motors, MacRae’s Esso, Mackenzie Motors (Middle River) and also available at the Baddeck Library.

If you need equipment (Skis, boots, poles) to ski, the local Baddeck Library has Active Outdoor Gear Loan Available at no fees (Form must be filled out to loan). It provides FREE (No down payment) access to this equipment. There are adult and children’s skis, boots, and poles.

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/

 Cape Breton Nordic Ski Club

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Watch for further details, follow them on FB for all the updates and networking! https://www.facebook.com/nordicskiclubcapebreton/?fref=nf

Enjoy Ingonish River – Kalapa Valley

Anybody who enjoys snowshoeing and cross country 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.

Hiking, Snowshoeing in Victoria County:

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St Ann’s Afternoon Community Hikes

Great social and physical activity on Saturdays (Nov to March), Meet at 1:00 pm, dogs permitted – https://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

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays on Snow Program

Male & Female participants are invited to participate. Good for all levels of ability, Cross country skis or snowshoes. Karen Welton & Eileen Woodford lead a snowshoe or ski (Weather & conditions permitting). It is a good way to get out & enjoy winter. 6:30 PM for an hour. Location will be sent by email/posted on Facebook by noon that day (somewhere close and relatively flat). Meet at location and snowshoe or ski with the group. Headlamps helpful though not required- there will be enough people with them so that the group can see. Watch your email. For further information, please contact Eileen Woodford ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca  or Karen Welton karenw@staff.ednet.ns.ca  . Contact them so they can add you to the list – Karen Breen Welton (902-295-1815) & Eileen Woodford at 902-295-2603 or by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

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

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/

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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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! “Surround yourself in the majestic of the Highlands by breaking your own trail” – you will not regret this healthy experience in our natural environment. CBHNP Trails: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking.aspx

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BOWS (Becoming an Outdoors Woman)

Distributes info electronically, either on their website http://www.novascotia.ca/natr/outdoor/ or on Facebook (BOW Nova Scotia). For further information, please contact: Gail Holman – Gail.Holman@novascotia.ca

Equipment Available to Support your Hiking, Snowshoeing & Skiing Needs:

Where to Borrow, Rent or Buy Snowshoes

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

Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/ as well! Snowshoes, skis, ice tractions, Nordic walking poles & reflective vests for individuals, groups, schools & workplaces supporting your outdoor play for loan with a Cape Breton regional Library card!

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Remember – BAM if you see wildlife in your active adventures:

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! – Canada’s fabulous winter wonderland brings snow enthusiasts out in droves 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/

Exercise, Yoga Programs to Keep You Physically Active:

Back to Basics Fitness Class

Back to Basics Fitness Class: Thinking of starting an exercise program or expanding on your current workout? Join us for the The Back to Basics Workout. This workout involves; cardio, weight training, and stretching. Bring your yoga mat, hand weights and skipping rope.

Thursdays: 10:30 – 11:30, starting January 19, St. Columba Church Centre. Instructor: Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day. Cost: $5.00 per class.

Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/fitness/

North of Smokey Fitness

Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 pm, St. John’s Church Hall, North Bay Ingonish.  Leader: Patricia Fricker: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fricker.73

Adult Exercise Classes

Thursdays, 10 am; Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/fitness/

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library
Saturday Evenings,  5-6 pm

Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more info.

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Faye Chipchase

https://www.facebook.com/faye.chipchase?fref=nf

Faye B. Chipchase RCRT fayebchipchase@gmail.com 902.929.2711 cell or txt 577-8151 Medium, Reiki Master, Therapeutic Touch, Nutrition Consultant, Certified Yoga Instructor Foot Reflexology Practitioner, Treatment locations: Tarbot, Cheticamp and Home visits. Namaste

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga uses active movements, mantra, breath techniques and meditation to recharge, energize and transform. Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga every Thursday evening at 5:30 pm at Alderwood, and Friday mornings at St Micheals Hall at 9:30 am.

Bev Bryson <potentialsyogastudio@gmail.com>

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/fitness/

The benefits include improved strength and flexibility, a calmer more focused mind, enhanced creativity and feelings of happiness.  https://www.facebook.com/bev.bryson.1

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Yoga – Middle River

(Winter Yoga –at the Middle River Community Hall). Everyone is welcome! Bring a mat and a smile! Certified Instructor: Jackie MacLellan – https://www.facebook.com/jackie.maclellan.54?fref=nf

Adult Chair Fitness

Adult Chair Fitness Class: Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance. Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Bring light weights or two bottles of water to use as weights. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water.

Tuesdays: 10:30 – 11:30, starting Jan 17, St. Barra Church Centre. Instructor: Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day. Cost: Only $5.00 per class. Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee

Seated Shen Zhen Gong

Wednesdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Baddeck Library

A form developed by Master Li Jen Feng. Instructor Sarah MacDonald is a qualified practitioner. Sheng Zhen Gong strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, balances the emotions, and reduces stress. Sessions are free, and all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1346566038750570/

Gentle, Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays,  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Baddeck Library

Take some “you time” with weekly relaxing yoga sessions led by instructor Patsy MacKenzie. Sessions are free. All are welcome! Proudly sponsored by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011).

Adult Full Fitness Classes

Keltic Dancercise” For information Phone Kay Batherson 794-3772 or e-mail 7batherson@ns.sympatico.ca  Includes weights, resistance bands, cardio, stepdance, Scottish country, linedancing, etc. Studio: 47 Peppett St. North Sydney

L. MacInnis Yoga

Monday Mornings 9:00 AM Flow
Tuesday Evenings 5:30 PM Power Vinyasa
Thursday Evenungs 7:00 PM Gentle Yin Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall

Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Lindsay MacInnis <macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com

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Cape Breton Highlands DOJO Karate Club

Visit their website: lgdonovan.wix.com/cape-breton-highlands

Skating & Ice Opportunities in Victoria County

Baddeck Curling Club

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/ / Bonspiels: http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/bonspiels/4532152911

Victoria Highland Civic Centre (Baddeck Rink)

Website: http://victoriahighlandciviccentre.com/

Contact: Andrew MacDonald, Campbell St, Baddeck, NS B0E1B0 / ph. 902.295.2292

Adult Skates – Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am,  Victoria Highland Civic Centre, Baddeck. Only $5.00/Skater – A chance for physical activity, entertainment socializing with new and old friends http://victoriahighlandciviccentre.com/

-Family Skates – Fridays 8:00 – 9:00 pm, Only $3/skater http://victoriahighlandciviccentre.com/

– Adult Skating ( $5 per skater ) – 10-11:30 am, Fridays

Neil’s Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Centre & Comfort Station

Helmets (Mandatory) and passes are required. Contact Francene or Dave Donovan at 902.336.2546 for passes.

Schedule
Mon-Fri:
8-4 Open Skate
4-5:30 Hockey Permitted
5:30-8 pm Open Skate…
8-10pm Hockey Permitted

Sat & Sun:
8-10 am Open skate
10-11:30 am Hockey Permitted
11:30 -4 pm Open Skate
4-5:30 pm Hockey Permitted
5:30- 8pm Open Skate
8- 10 pm Hockey Permitted

Facility benefits residents of all ages. We are a volunteer group working hard to keep this rink open, your co-operation will be greatly appreciated. It includes an outdoor rink (Helmets are mandatory), during the winter season and a tiled rubber blue surface for multi-use during the spring, Summer & fall. The facility includes a Comfort Station with changing rooms, washrooms & laundry area. For further information, please contact Dave Donovan: Box 133, New Haven, N.S., B0C 1P0 / Phone: (902) 336-2546(h) / Fax: (902) 336-2206.

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Smokey Recreation Society – Ingonish Outdoor Rink

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 (Open as conditions permit). What a beautiful time to get out and enjoy winter! Hats Off to Ingonish Development Society, Smokey Recreation Society, Volunteers, Sponsors, Board Members – all involved benefiting residents & visitors. Located behind St Peter’s Parish Hall at the former elementary school- Fee per day & Season pass available, Family season pass also. Watch their facebook page for daily updates

Ingonish Outdoor Rink Webcam

A great tool to check ice conditions & rink activities. To view – visit www.experienceingonish.com and click on “Rink Web Cam” follow to instructions below the link: Outdoor Rink Smokey Recreation Society
Live Webcam
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Password: 1234
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No HDD: select ok
On the left side menu select CAM1

Little Penguins
All children learning to skate in grade 2 or younger will get together Wednesdays & Fridays
Ingonish Outdoor Rink, 6 pm

Fee: Only $25 – includes a family pass to the rink. Skates & helmets can be provided if necessary. We ask that for the first night you please show up 15 minutes early to allow for registration.

To develop their skating skills and to have some fun!!! All abilities are welcomed. Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/facilities/rinks/

Community Wellness Rooms in Victoria County

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  • The Wellness Walkers – Fitness at Rankin School

    The Wellness Walkers – Fitness at Rankin School of the Narrows

    Wednesday evenings, (Starting, Feb. 1, 2017). Time: 7-8 pm. Wear comfortable shoes for indoor use. Use of the fitness equipment is for age 14 and up (or turning 14 in 2017). Walking is for age 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows class will be cancelled for that evening. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and supported by Rankin School of the Narrows, and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011). For further information contact Sharon 725-2177.

Bring a water bottle and wear shoes for indoor use. Use of the gym facility for walking is for age 7 and up – use of the fitness equipment is for age 14 and up and children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. For further information please contact Ann Marie 725-2253, Murdell 725-2348 or Sharon 725-2177. https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/facilities/wellness-roomsgyms/

Ski Cape Smokey Community Wellness Gym

Gym hours are Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6 – 8 pm and the Gym is also available when lodge is open to Skiing Fri/Sat/Sun 9 – 4 pm. Ski Cape Smokey Gym welcomes residents & visitors to the community owned gym! Proudly Supported By Your Partners in Health: Smokey Recreation Society, Ski Cape Smokey, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County, NS Thrive, NS Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage 

Sun Gym

Bay St Lawrence Community Centre. Membership fees: Students, seniors, inclusive: physically challenged Regular daily rates – For further information, please contact Margrit Gahlinger by e-mail: jumpingmousecamping@gmail.com

Wagmatcook Fitness Centre

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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Community Wellness Room

Baddeck Academy – Ages 16 & up, Mondays to Thursdays 6:00–8:00 pm. Free, Leader: Cecil Kerr e-mail: cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca  / Tel. 902.295.4000 (Day) / 902.295.0817 (Night)

Walking Opportunities in Victoria County:

“Heritage Way” Community Walking Path

Alderwood, Baddeck. Open to the community. It is maintained during the winter season 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 Alderwood Rest Home Phone: 902.295.2644

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

The Old Horse Track in Baddeck

Is available to be physically active in our great natural environment if you are looking for a place to Snowshoe, Ski, Hike Walk, or Ski. 1/2 mile track. Hats Off to All Involved in making this area accessible to the public. https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

“Steps in Flight Walking” Program

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/ Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and it’s free! All ages, wheelchairs, strollers, male & female are welcome: Ages 16 & Under must be accompanied by an adult. There is also the Mini-Steps Discovery Centre Play Program https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/ coinciding with the Steps in Flight Walking Program in 2017. Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Free at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Bring along your children or grandchildren to walk and play (Books, toys, interactive displays, etc.) downstairs at AGBNHS

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Wagmatcook Native Walkers Walking

Schedule for the Winter: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre

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Winter Walking Safety Tips

https://canadasafetycouncil.org/senior-safety/safety-tips-winter-walking

Need Equipment – Active Outdoor Gear Loan Available at Baddeck Library

The Cape Breton Regional Library lends out a wide variety of winter equipment in partnership with the Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. It provides FREE access to this equipment through the Baddeck Library. There is adult and children’s skis, boots, and poles; reflective safety vests; various sizes of ice traction cleats; and snowshoes and walking poles in a variety of sizes available. Your Partners for Your Health: Cape Breton Regional Library, Baddeck Library, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County and NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/

Social Interactions are Beneficial to Your Health

and the Following Offers Those Opportunities:

  • Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs – Iona Legion. Supper from 6 to 7 pm, Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/
  • 45’s Card Games –  Mondays,  7 pm &  Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall. https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/programs/
  • Boularderie Weavers and Rug Hookers – Boularderie School. They meet on Mondays from 1:45 to 4:45 pm. They invite you to come and check out their new facility.  For further information, please call Joyce at 902.674.2323 or Ruth at 902.674.2208
  • Let’s Go For Coffee – resumed on Jan 4, 2017.
  • Monday Afternoon Crafts (MACS) – A social group – Meets every Monday afternoon, 1-3 pm, Ross Ferry Fire Hall. Please bring your project: Knitting, crocheting, hooking, etc. Please join us!

Baddeck Forks Golf Course

Open for the winter snowmobile season. Darren & Loretta Baker opened for the winter season on January 21st. Open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm – until the snow melts. Snowmobile to the Highlands and enjoy full restaurant service at Baddeck Forks Golf Club.

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/40584807134/

Contact: Darren Baker: W 902-371-2650, Work 902-295-2174

Sharing the Kitchen Workshop Series

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Sponsored by St. Ann’s Bay Community Health Group Society

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/healthy-eating/

Snowmobiling

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Trail Highlights:

Maps and directions are available by contacting Todd Garland at 902 295 2503 or by email at mam.tag@ns.sympatico.ca

Snowmobiling in Baddeck & Victoria County

VIDEO – https://vimeo.com/122316745 . Features the Inverary Inn, Baddeck Forks Golf Club and the Annual Ride for Dad Event (in support of prostate cancer). The County of Victoria has more 365 km of groomed snowmobiling trails that lead into Highlands of Cape Breton and connect to Margaree, Cheticamp, Whycocomagh and points beyond.

Cape Breton’s Stunning Wintry Landscapes (Courtesy of Gary Brinton) VIDEO:

https://www.facebook.com/CBCNovaScotia/videos/10155154266381842/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

Cape Breton Highlands Snowmobile Trail Map

http://mappery.com/Cape-Breton-Highlands-Snowmobile-Trail-Map

Snowmobile Safely

Safe Riders Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program at http://www.saferiderssafetyawareness.org/

Highland View Snowmobile Rentals

Winter ActiveFest Special:

A complete suit rental with a snowmobile rental and if 2 or more sleds are rented together the price will be $200 per sled plus gas & oil and taxes.

Nested in the beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands, Highland View Snowmobile Rentals is located at 1773 Big Baddeck Road, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Just a 10 minute drive from Baddeck and TCH 105. Highland View Snowmobile Rentals is a family run business that offers complete snowmobile, snowmobile clothing and accessories rentals for the whole family. Whether you are an experienced rider or new to the sport they have the sled for you.They offer guided tours upon request that are suited for every ability. Located on SANS 780 trail, you can leave from our location and within minutes be heading up to see Cape Bretons hidden treasures, like Cape Clear and Bald Mountain look-offs or even go to Bells lake and see Alexander Graham Bell’s Chimney where his cabin once stood.

The snowmobile trail system is very well groomed and signed (all done by local volunteers). Arrangements can also be made to have the snowmobile delivered to your location of choice.Every driver is familiarized on the snowmobile and is give a trail map and contact numbers. There are a number of cabins, motels, fuel and places to eat along or not far from the trail. Having 12 snowmobiles from 500 fan to 600 liquids, single and 2up machines, we can match snowmobile to your needs. Snowmobile range from $225 to $250 per day which includes a complete suite and helmet rental. Gas and oil charges are extra. Longer rental rates and group rates are available upon request.Along with the rentals they offer a complete snowmobile repair services, servicing most makes and models. We are also full line dealers for Choko Snowmobile clothing and Amsoil synthetic oils. We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm, (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays). So come to Cape Breton and see majestic beauty and hospitality we have to offer. Reach them on Facebook or call 902-295-0510 or 902-295-1167.https://www.facebook.com/Highland-View-Snowmobile-Rentals-123752797658888/

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/highland-view-snowmobile-rentals/

An incredible trail system in the Highlands, dependable snow conditions, makes Victoria County truly a paradise for Snowmobilers.

Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club – http://www.snowmobilersns.com/nova-scotia/about-sans/member-clubs/clubs/?cid=25 .

Snowmobiling is great https://vimeo.com/122316745 to be in nature, great for the mental health with lots of trails available: https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/sans/ in Victoria County.

Highland View -Snowmobile Rentals – For further information, please do not hesitate to contact: Sheldon Garland 295-1167 / 295-0511 kivany@hotmail.com  / highlandviewrentals@hotmail.com

Safe Riders Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program http://www.saferiderssafetyawareness.org/

Cabot Snowmobile Club

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https://www.facebook.com/CabotSnowmobileClub /https://www.facebook.com/groups/40584807134/-Crowdis

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/crowdis-mountain-snowmobile-club/

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Bras d’Or Yacht Club

1 Jones Street, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0,902-295-2107

Winter Hours of Operation:

Lounge Hours

  • Mon – Thurs      4-7 pm
  • Fri                       4-11 pm
  • Sat                       11 am – 11 pm
  • Sun                      2-7 pm

Feb 3 & 17, March 3, 17, & 31, April 21 – “Foodie Friday” with Live Entertainment

“Foodie Friday” 4 – 7 PM (for info call 902-304-7103)

& Live Entertainment 6 – 9 PM

Sharon A. McIntyre, Manager – Bras d’Or Yacht Club

brasdoryacht@gmail.com

Stand & Stuff Your Face (Food Service) at the Yacht Club

Tues – Sat, 11:30 am – 7 pm

Eat in or take out

902-304-7103

Your Winter Drive “to & from”

G.W. Taxi & Delivery Service

902.295.0085

9:00 am to 10:00 pm – 7 days a week!

Traveler Information – Accommodations

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:

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

See Doers & Dreamers for more info on these accommodations.

Where to Stay

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

Things to Do

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

Festivals & Events

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

6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017

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

Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017

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

Hello Winter Baddeck Event 2017

Until March 19th, 2017 

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The Beginning & End of the World Famous Cabot Trail

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S C H E D U L E  O F  E V E N T S

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January 21-22

January 21

Dart Tournament

10:30 AM – 11 AM

37 Ross St, Baddeck – Hosted by Victoria Baddeck Legion

Registration 10:30 am – play starts at 11:00 am

2 person teams, $10.00 per player

All welcome – members and guests

Baddeck Forks Opens

Restaurant Hours Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 am to 8:00 pm – Snowmobile to the Highlands and enjoy full restaurant service at Baddeck Forks Golf Club

Learn to Meditate

– Baddeck Library, 5:00-6:00 pm

Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more info.

Mary and James at Chase the Ace

5 PM – 7 PM

Baddeck Legion (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53)

37 Ross St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

Come on out and win some money, support a good cause, and hear some great music! (Winning of money not guaranteed)

Leonard Matheson Memorial Hockey Tournament

1 – 7:30pm
Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 22

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

January 22

Novice Intermediate Hockey Tourney

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 27-29

January 27

Junior Curling

Baddeck Curling Club

January 27

Friday Night Kitchen with Brandon Collier – kitchen open 5-8 pm, music 7-9 pm

Victoria Baddeck Legion

January 27-29

Jackie Macaulay Memorial Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 28

Learn to Meditate

5:00 p.m. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Baddeck Library, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Chase the Ace with Darrell Keigan

– plays 5-7 pm, Kitchen open 4-6 pm and draw is at 6 pm currently at $8,300.00

Victoria Baddeck Legion

Karaoke

10-2 pm, $3 cover

Victoria Baddeck Legion

January 29

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 3-5

February 3

Improv Night!

5:30 p.m. Come out, have fun, and make a total fool of yourself at Baddeck Library’s first Improv Night. No experience necessary! Led by a seasoned community theatre dude. Free event, all welcome. Call 902.295.2055 to register.

Bandit performs

10–2, $7 cover…Victoria Baddeck Legion

February 4

Lions Club Kidston Beach Classic Curling Classic Bonspiel – All money raised will help the Lions Club run Kidston Beach Swim Program

Baddeck Curling Club

For information, please call Amanda MacQuarrie 902.295.1375, Roland Palmizi 902.295.3392 or Doug MacEachern 902.756.3423

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library, 5:00 p.m. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

February 5

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 10-12

February 10

Adult Paint & Sip!

7-10 pm at Baddeck Yacht Club. Only $40 In the spirit of Valentine’s, there will be 2 choices: Tree – write initials or child/children’s names OR Love sign – templates will be provided for the letters. To register, text or call Karen @ 295-0010.

February 11

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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 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017 and Hike NS Winter Guided Hikes Snowshoe Series. Further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

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

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

February 11

“Spread the Love” Valentines Event – Inverary Resort

– Ceilidh in the Pub

– Dinner and dancing at MacAulay Conference Center

– Overnight accommodation and hot breakfast

February 11

Telling Folktales Workshop

1-4 p.m. Join Storyteller-in-Residence and Folklorist, Ronald Labelle for a workshop on folktales and how to tell them. This workshop could appeal to teachers, daycare staff, parents or grandparents, aunts or uncles … anyone who feels they are a storyteller at heart or wants to give it a try! Space is limited. Admission: Free.  Call the Baddeck Library to book your spot 902-295-2055

Learn to Meditate

– Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

February 12

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Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm Uisge Ban Falls Trail

Free – must have own equipment.

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. To be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 12

5 – 8 pm … Victoria Legion Baddeck is asking people to bring food donations for the Food Bank and a wrapped gift under $10 for the gift game ….food and music, No Charge – Tracey & Michael Cavanaugh performing – Open to All Ages!

February 18-20

February 18

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Gary W. Ross Memorial Snowmobile Races

8 AM – 6 PM

Middle River, Cape Breton NS

Registration: 8 am-10:30 am

Races start at 12 noon sharp

Admission $5.00 Adult – Under 12 Free

Hourly Door Prizes, Canteen on Site, 50/50 Draw

Dress Warm – Fun for the Whole Family!

February 18

Canvas & Cocktails Painting lessons from a local artist in a social setting!

Learn to paint with Lisa Harrison! For beginners or more advanced! Includes canvas, paint, apron and professional instruction. $35 cash admission at the door. 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Inverary Resort – Cape Breton Resorts

368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

February 19

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 20

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Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s unique heritage. As part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Heritage Day 2017 will recognize the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people.

February 20

L. MacInnis Yoga

Feb. 20th – 9 am Gentle Flow

St. Michael’s Community Hall

Lindsay MacInnis – macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com

February 20

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FREE Family Skate

12 noon to 2:00 pm – skates & helmets available to the rink if needed

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 21

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February 24-26

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Silver Dart Curling Bonspiel

Baddeck Curling Club. Contact John MacIntosh @ 902.295.1137

February 24

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Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Family Skate

7:30 – 9 pm, Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 25-26

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Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre – If you register before Jan. 31st, registration is only $40. After that the cost increases to $50. Send an email to register. stevemacdermidmemorial@gmail.com

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

February 26

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

March 3-5

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March 3-5

SNS Ride for the Cure (SRFD 2017 – Nova Scotia)

Inverary Resort – Baddeck, Cape Breton Island.

Mike Eddy – 902-478-7651 – gm@snowmobilersns.com

Join us for a fun-filled day of riding with a lunch, banquet, poker run, prizes and much more all while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer!

March 4

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

March 5

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6th Annual Middle River Baddeck Old Time Commute Trek

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

Free – Must have own snowshoes

8.9 km Challenging hike. The trail includes MacMillan Mountain Road to Gillis’s Point Look-off to the Highland Road to the two Churches in Middle River and concludes with a lunch with Local Chef George Smith immediately following.

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 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017.

For further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011). Vince Forrestall vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

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

March 11-12

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March 11-12

17th Annual Ladies Blarney Stone Curling Bonspiel

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/blarney-stone/4532221938

Baddeck Curling Club

Starting at 9am

Fee: $160 per team

There will be a maximum of 18 teams. Every team is guaranteed three – 6 end games.

On Saturday you will be provided with a continental breakfast, hearty lunch and superb supper… plus evening entertainment!

On Sunday you will receive a continental breakfast and light lunch. Prizes will be awarded to all six teams in the playoffs

Click here (http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/blarney-entry-form/4532644789) to submit your entry form by March 1, 2017 (online submissions only)

If you have any questions contact us by email at rachel.kelly@ns.sympatico.ca

March 11

Learn to Meditate

 Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

March 11

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Women’s Day Celebration

10 am – 4 pm (drop-in): Baddeck Library. Details TBA.

March 12

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

March 16-19

March Break for Adults at the Inverary Resort

Thursday, March 16

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown

•8-11pm – Movie Night with popcorn and soda

Friday, March 17

•8-11am – Breakfast

•All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

•12:30-2:30pm – Walking Photo Tour of Baddeck

•3-5pm – Wine and Cheese with Devonian Coast Wineries

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

•6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Saturday, March 18

•8-11am – Breakfast

•All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

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•12:30-2:30pm – Hike to Uisge Ban Falls with hot chocolate

•3-5pm – Canvas and Cocktails with Lisa Harrison

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

•6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Sunday, March 19

•8-11am – Breakfast

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March 18

Canvas and Cocktails – Painting lessons from a local artist in a social setting!

Learn to paint with Lisa Harrison! For beginners or more advanced! Includes canvas, paint, apron & professional instruction. All supplies provided with a cash bar available. $35 cash admission at the door, 3 pm – 5 pm,

Inverary Resort – Cape Breton Resorts

368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

March 18

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

March 19

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

https://www.facebook.com/Baddeck-Forks-Golf-Course-152063138150745/?fref=ts

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Baddeck Forks Golf Course

Open for the Winter Snowmobile Season!

Darren and Loretta Baker opened for the winter season on January 21st. Open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm – until the snow melts. Snowmobile to the Highlands and enjoy full restaurant service at Baddeck Forks Golf Club.

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 6-9pm

•Hot breakfast from 8-11am 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

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Cross-country Ski on Groomed Trails in Baddeck & Area

(Conditions permitting!)

Cross-country ski in Baddeck & area on multi-use groomed SANS (Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia) trails by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club.

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Ski on the following Trails:

  • Dennison Road Trail (5.2 kms total)
  • Bell Bay Golf Course
  • The Big Glen

 A family membership of only $20 is encouraged for the 2017 season in support of the grooming by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club. Memberships are available at Morrison Motors, MacRae’s Esso, Baddeck Forks, Inverary Resort, Mackenzie Motors (Middle River) and also at the Baddeck Library.

Need Equipment

Active Outdoor Gear Loan Available at Baddeck Library

The Cape Breton Regional Library lends out a wide variety of winter equipment in partnership with the Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. It provides FREE access to this equipment through the Baddeck Library. There is adult and children’s skis, boots, and poles; reflective safety vests; various sizes of ice traction cleats; and snowshoes and walking poles in a variety of sizes available. Your Partners for Your Health: Cape Breton Regional Library, Baddeck Library, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County and NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

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https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/

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Winter Walking Safety Tips

https://canadasafetycouncil.org/senior-safety/safety-tips-winter-walking

Snowshoe, Ski at the Old Horse Track in Baddeck

If you are looking for a place to Snowshoe, Ski, Hike Walk, or Ski. 1/2 mile track – about 800 meters. Hats Off to All Involved in making this area accessible to the public

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

“Heritage Way” Community Walking Path – Alderwood

Open to the community. It is maintained during the ‎winter season 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 Alderwood Rest Home Phone: 902.295.2644

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

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Steve McDermid Memorial Field – Walking Track

Baddeck Academy – Snowshoe, ski, hike or walk all weekend long on the track behind the school (Next to the Brad d’Or Lake)

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Baddeck Curling Club

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/

Bonspiels: http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/bonspiels/4532152911

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Victoria Highland Civic Centre – Baddeck Arena

Contact: Andrew MacDonald amaccbwest@gmail.com

Campbell St, Baddeck, NS B0E1B0 / ph. 902.295.2292

Rink Schedule: http://victoriahighlandciviccentre.com/

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Trail Highlights

Maps & directions are available by contacting Todd Garland at 902 295 2503 or by email at mam.tag@ns.sympatico.ca

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/40584807134/

Please contact: Darren Baker: W 902-371-2650 or Work 902-295-2174

Snowmobiling in Baddeck, Victoria County

VIDEO – https://vimeo.com/122316745 . Features the Inverary Inn, Baddeck Forks Golf Club and the Annual Ride for Dad Event (in support of prostate cancer). The County of Victoria has more 365 km of groomed snowmobiling trails that lead into Highlands of Cape Breton and connect to Margaree, Cheticamp, Whycocomagh and points beyond.

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Cape Breton Highlands Snowmobile Trail Map

http://mappery.com/Cape-Breton-Highlands-Snowmobile-Trail-Map

Snowmobile Safely

Safe Riders Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program at http://www.saferiderssafetyawareness.org/

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Highland View Snowmobile Rentals

Baddeck Winter Event Special:

A complete suit rental with a snowmobile rental and if 2 or more sleds are rented together the price will be $200 per sled plus gas & oil and taxes.

Nested in the beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands, Highland View Snowmobile Rentals is located at 1773 Big Baddeck Road, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Just a 10 minute drive from Baddeck and TCH 105.

Highland View Snowmobile Rentals is a family run business that offers complete snowmobile, snowmobile clothing and accessories rentals for the whole family. Whether you are an experienced rider or new to the sport they have the sled for you.

They offer guided tours upon request that are suited for every ability. Located on SANS 780 trail, you can leave from our location and within minutes be heading up to see Cape Bretons hidden treasures, like Cape Clear and Bald Mountain look-offs or even go to Bells lake and see Alexander Graham Bell’s Chimney where his cabin once stood. The snowmobile trail system is very well groomed and signed (all done by local volunteers). Arrangements can also be made to have the snowmobile delivered to your location of choice.

Every driver is familiarized on the snowmobile and is give a trail map and contact numbers. There are a number of cabins, motels, fuel and places to eat along or not far from the trail. Having 12 snowmobiles from 500 fan to 600 liquids, single and 2up machines, we can match snowmobile to your needs.

Snowmobile range from $225 to $250 per day which includes a complete suite and helmet rental. Gas and oil charges are extra. Longer rental rates and group rates are available upon request. Along with the rentals they offer a complete snowmobile repair services, servicing most makes and models. We are also full line dealers for Choko Snowmobile clothing and Amsoil synthetic oils. We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm, (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays). So come to Cape Breton and see majestic beauty and hospitality we have to offer. Reach them on Facebook or call 902-295-0510 or 902-295-1167.

https://www.facebook.com/Highland-View-Snowmobile-Rentals-123752797658888/

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/highland-view-snowmobile-rentals/

Seniors’ Technology Training

One-on-one, free, customized help for seniors with computers, smart phones, etc. For further information, please contact Kate Oland, Baddeck Library at 902.295.2055

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Bras d’Or Yacht Club

1 Jones Street, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 – 902-295-2107

Winter Hours of Operation:

Lounge Hours

Mon – Thurs           4-7 pm

Fri                             4-11 pm

Sat                             11 am – 11 pm

Sun                            2-7 pm

Feb 3 & 17, March 3, 17, & 31, April 21 – “Foodie Friday” with Live Entertainment

Foodie Friday” 4 – 7 PM (for info call 902-304-7103)

& Live Entertainment 6 – 9 PM

Sharon A. McIntyre – Manager, Bras d’Or Yacht Club

brasdoryacht@gmail.com

Stand & Stuff Your Face (Food Service) at the Yacht Club

Tues – Sat, 11:30 am – 7 pm

Eat in or take out

902-304-7103

Your Winter Drive “To & From”

G.W. Taxi & Delivery Service

902.295.0085

9:00 am to 10:00 pm – 7 days a week!

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

Festivals & Events

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

Join us for our 6th Annual Victoria County

Winter ActiveFest 2017

Something for Everyone!

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

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Schedule downloadable for your convenience:

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For all the latest details, updates and schedule of events, please visit us on-line:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/baddeck-winter-event-2017/

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3rd Season for Steps in Flight Walking Program Begins Jan 4th, 2017

Steps in Flight Walking Program
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
FREE – All ages, wheelchairs, strollers, male & female are welcome: Ages 16 & Under must be accompanied by an adult

Your Partners for Your Health:
-Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
-Parks Canada
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-Victoria County
-Heart & Stroke Foundation
-Walkabout

Watch for further details here:
https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

WALKING is the #1 LEISURE ACTIVITY FOR VICTORIA COUNTY RESIDENTS
4.1 million Canadians favourite leisure activities are walking & running, while the Victoria County Community Physical Activity Survey (Nov. 2015) & the Ipsos Reid Recreation & Physical Fitness Syndicated Survey (April 13, 2010, for Victoria County Residents) responded that walking was the #1 choice for types of physical activity or exercise Victoria County residents participated in on a regular basis.

Mini-Steps Discovery Centre Play Program Returns Jan 4, 2017!

Mini-Steps Discovery Centre Play Program

Returns Jan 4, 2017 – 9 am to 3 pm

Monday – Friday

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

FREE

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (AGBNHS)

Parents Bring along your children or grandchildren to walk and play in the Mini Steps Discovery Centre Play Program (Books, toys, interactive displays, etc.) downstairs at AGBNHS Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, whichever time best suited their schedule….

Your Partners for Your Health:

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Parks Canada
  • Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
  • Victoria County
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Walkabout

***See you in 2017! For our 2nd Season

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

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Community Wellness Room at Baddeck Academy Returns Tonight (Jan. 3, 2017)

Community Wellness Room
Baddeck Academy
Mondays to Thursdays
6-8 pm
Leader: Cecil Kerr
FREE – Males & Females Ages 16 & up
Nov 14 – Dec 14, 2016 Usage Report:
Thank You for Contributing to the Success of the 5th Season at the Community Wellness Room, Baddeck Academy. Leader Cecil Kerr reported 126 drop-ins & 19 registrants during the 1st month of use at the Community Wellness Room at Baddeck Academy from Nov 14 to Dec 14, 2016. It’s Greatly Appreciated
Your Partners for Your Health:
CBVRSB, Baddeck Academy, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County, NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage and NS Thrive
Entry:
Please enter the door just outside the small fitness room at the school. Please do not use the main door of the school. You can drive to the door for convenience if you wish, go into the CBVRSB Garage area, up behind the cafeteria, past the playground equipment and to the front to the door. This allows better access. Facility Leader of the Program Cecil Kerr with let you in. Cecil is usually stationed in the main lobby, just outside th community wellness room.

NEW Funding Assistance: Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings in Victoria County

NEW Funding Assistance Grants 2016-2017 Available for Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings in Victoria County

Application Downloadable for Your Convenience:

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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 Est. 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 Draft Policy Approved by Council July 2016 (Please see below).

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The Assistance Fund 2016-17 budgeted in the 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 Jan. 13, 2017*** and Tool Kits (Please see below) created in Partnership with the NS Health Authority to assist our groups in their application (s) & implementation of this very beneficial program 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:

-Municipal & Staff Wellness Programs

-Boards that manage facilities

-Boards that manage 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

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Employment Opportunity: Community Technology Engagement Coordinator and Interns

4 positions available for youth in CB. 3 month term:

Community Technology Engagement Coordinator and Interns Temporary, Full Time Cape Breton Connect Partnership

 

Community Technology Engagement Coordinator and Interns Temporary, Full Time Cape Breton Connect Partnership

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Location: Recreation departments in CBRM, Inverness County and Richmond County and Physical Activity Department in Victoria County

Intern:

Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

Updating of files on the Cape Breton Connect database Assist and support recreation partners to manage electronic files on the database Ensure that all files on Cape Breton Connect have the same design Other technology responsibilities as determined by the individual recreation departments

Coordinator:

Duties and responsibilities as above, plus the additional responsibilities:

Supervise interns participating in this project to ensure terms of employment and workloads are being met. Provide weekly updates to CB Connect Partnership about progress of work. Ensure proper reporting of hours for interns hired under the program. Participate in quarterly meetings with Community Technology Network of Nova Scotia (CTNet) to ensure terms of the project are being fulfilled. Verbal and written reports to CTNet’s Executive Director as required.

Qualifications:

Post-Secondary or community college education. (It is not necessary to have completed any degree or diploma, and do not have to be currently enrolled) Ability to work independently with little supervision. Between the ages of 15 and 30 Ability to meet deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communications skills If hired, successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal record check and a Child Abuse Registry Check as well

Salary:

$17.00 per hour (Coordinator)

$15.00 per hour (Interns)

Duration: Anticipated start date: Monday, January 9, 2017

End date: Friday, March 31, 2017

To apply:

Please email resume with 3 references by December 16 to the contact below for the county in which you wish to work:

Inverness County – Donna MacDonald: donna.macdonald@invernesscounty.ca CBRM – Ashley Eisan: aeeisan@cbrm.ns.ca Richmond County – Josette Marchand: jmarchand@richmondcounty.ca Victoria County – Vince Forrestall: vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy Opens Nov. 14th

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy 

(5th Straight Year – 2016-17!)

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November 14, 2016 – March 30, 2017

Monday to Thursday

6-8 pm

Ages 16 & up, male & female

FREE access

Leader: Cecil Kerr

Partners for Your Health:

-CBVRSB

-Baddeck Academy

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-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Victoria County

-NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

-NS “Thrive” 

Offering our 5th straight year (Since 2012) for the Community Wellness Room in Baddeck