The Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest Kicked Off Today with a Hike to Usige Ban Falls this afternoon! Find activities for you and your family relating to physical activity, leisure, sports and recreation this Fall:
4th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY
FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST 2015
B-ACTIVE THIS FALL, LOTS OF FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO PARTICIPATE IN
For All the Details For You and Your Family, Please Visit the Following:
A county-wide event that showcases our great physical activity, leisure, sports and recreation facilities, natural environment, talents, programs, events, volunteers, leaders, organizations, service providers & facility operators, etc.
The event includes guided hikes, walking, ceilidhs, entertainment, suppers, fitness, dancing, community festivals/events, etc.
Thank You for your continued support and contribution of our initiatives, it’s greatly appreciated.
Proudly supported by the Following Partners for Your Health:
-Naturally Active Victoria County
-The many great volunteers, leaders, community organizations, service providers & facility operators in Victoria County
Thank You to Our Sponsors for Your Continued Community Support
-It is Always Appreciated as we couldn’t have done it Without You-
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2015
Celtic Colours – Franey Trail Guided Hike
Celtic Colours Lunch & Hike
St. Ann’s Bay United Church. Lunch at noon is soup, rolls, biscuits and dessert.
1:30 pm, Bethsheila Kent leads the hike along the Red Island Trail. Luncheon is $8, the hike is $2, all proceeds to the church. Everyone are welcome. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at:
Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 15, “Recycle Like a Pro” with Jocelyn Bethune
Celtic Cultural Experiences
Celtic Cemetery Trail Hike Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
10 am-11:30 am 11:30 am-1:30 pm Admission $6.00
Music will be at each of these events! Lunch Available
Cranberry Picking & Music 1:45 pm
Place to Pick Cranberries: Port Hood Station Provincial Park 8657 Route 19, Port Hood, NS
Across the road from the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail sign – We will meet in the parking lot.
Cranberries are a native fruit which grows wild on Cape Breton Island. When our Celtic Settlers arrived from Europe, they found a variety of wild fruits and berries growing here. The cranberries that grew in Europe were not considered an edible fruit. Aboriginals, who had been consuming cranberries for hundreds, or perhaps thousands of years, introduced cranberries to our early Celtic Settlers. Draw for Prizes!
Celtic Music Jam Session – Celtic Music Interpretive Centre 3pm -4pm
Pork Chop Dinner – Celtic Music Interpretive Centre 4:30pm – 7:00pm $15.00
5:30pm – Leave for evening concert! Slainte mhath!
October 15, 22 & 29
|Stronger Seniors – Chair Exercise Class – Thursdays until December 3|
|Stronger Seniors – Chair Exercise Class – Welcome to a new program Thursdays ending on Thursday, Dec. 3rd. Classes take place at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Time 10:30-11:30 am. Instructor: Theresa MacLean. Fee $5 per class. Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring water. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows � the fitness class will be cancelled. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee.|
Yoga Fall Sessions
St. Columba Parish Centre – Iona
Instructor: Anita MacKinnon
Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Classes only $5.00 ea
Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat & a blanket. If you have any questions, please contact Anita at 902.871.2074. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows – Yoga will also be cancelled for the day.
Proudly Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee. For further information, please contact Ann Marie 902.725.2253 or Linda Bryden 902.379.2041
October 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29
TaeKwonDo instruction – Wagmatcook
6:00 pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays
Wagmatcookewey School Gym
Celtic Colours International Festival
October 15 – 17
5th Annual Wagmatcook Aboriginal Arts & Culture Festival (As part of Mi’kmaw History Month – October 2015)
Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre – Theme this year is “Honoring Legacy of Rita Joe” – the Poet Laureate of the Mi’kmaw people and presenting interesting new pieces that honor her lifetime achievements in poetry through music compositions, artistic presentations.
- Thursday, October 15 Mi’kmaw Cultural Celebration Day
- Friday, October 16 Aboriginal Art Festival & Workshops
- Saturday, October 17 Mi’kmaw Got Talent Show
Helps build cross cultural knowledge and awareness opportunities. There will be activities that provide new learning experience, hands on experiences, as well as participation exercises aimed at sharing Mi’kmaw culture.
For more information and to view full schedule, please visit: www.wagmatcookfestival.com or contact Robert Bernard Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre Community & Business Support Services 10765 Hwy 105, PO Box 30029 Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia, BOE 3NO 902-302-3300 (Cellular) / 902-295-2999 (Main) 902-295-2424 (Direct) 902-295-3306 (Fax) firstname.lastname@example.org / www.wagmatcookcentre.com
October 16 – “Kick-off”
Uisge Ban Falls Family Fun Guided Hike
1:00 pm – Meet at Uisge Ban Falls Parking Lot Area
Join us for an FREE afternoon of being Naturally Active in our great outdoors while socializing with new and old friends and being physical activity to celebrate the Fall: Uisge Bahn Falls, Gaelic for “white water 4 kilometre (2.4 mile) trail passes through hardwood forest comprised of maple, birch, beech and leads to a 16 metre (50 foot) high waterfall. Guided hike. Please bring water, refreshments, appropriate clothing & footwear, along with walking pole. For further information, please contact: Larry Gibbons <email@example.com>
October 16, 23 & 30
|Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs
|Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Oct 16: Grilled Haddock
Oct 23: Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
Oct 30: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 16: Decota McNamara
Oct 23: Joe Gillis
Oct 30: Middle River Band
|October 16, 17, 23 & 24
Highland Village – Celtic Colours & Halloween
|Baile nan G�idheal | Highland Village is open 10 am to 5 pm daily until October 18. Watch this space or check out website http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/ for more information on events & programs. You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
-October 16 – Celtic Colours Milling Frolic
-October 17 – Special Storytelling Tour & Celtic Colours Traditional C�ilidh
-October 23-24 – Oidhche nam B�can|Night of the Spooks Halloween Program
Family Movie Night
Bay St Lawrence Community Centre
Halloween Party and Haunted Hall
6-8 pm; 39 Grant Street, Baddeck
North Shore Crab Dinner
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Indian Brook Fire Hall
Local crab, roll, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert, tea or coffee. Approximately 30 minutes from the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, (the location of the 2:00 p.m. concert, Songs and Stories.) Tickets are $25 from Andy Watt, (902) 929-2243 or David MacInnis, (902) 929-2061
5th Annual Active Living Expo Held in Conjunction with Cape Breton Fiddlers Run
Active Living Expo Provides Opportunity to Learn About Active, Healthy Living in CBRM
The 5TH Annual Healthy Active Living Expo will take place at Victoria Park on Saturday, October 17. Held in conjunction with the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run weekend, admission to the Expo is open to anyone interested in learning about active, healthy living opportunities in CBRM.
Event organizer Colleen Clare says, “The Expo offers something for everyone and all ages, whether you’re looking to try a new physical activity or receive health and nutrition information. Some exhibitors will have items for sale, as well.”
Some of the exhibitors this year include Sobey’s Pharmacy, ZombieProof Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts, Advanced Mobility Orthopaedics, Cape Breton Roller Derby, CBI Health Group, Escape Outdoors, Kin-Excel, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Arbonne, Jumpstart, Runalicious, Velo CB and YMCA.
Admission to the Expo is free and the event runs from 1 PM to 5 PM. Receive your Healthy Active Living Passport upon admission, have it signed by at least 5 exhibitors, and have a chance to win a great prize.
For more information:
Colleen Clare, Municipal Physical Activity Leader
firstname.lastname@example.org / (office) 902 563-0901 / (cell) 902 574-2459
Guided Hike – Gold Brook Mine Trail
(Meet at Gold Brook Rd, Middle River).
The hike is about two hours to the mine and back. 3.5 Km one way. Some climbing at one point around a twenty/thirty foot gap. At the mine there is a little bit of climbing along the brook and a crossing of the brook which may give participants a soaker if the water is running high. Everyone is welcome.Please bring water, refreshments, appropriate clothing & footwear, along with a walking pole. For further information, please contact: Larry Gibbons <email@example.com>
October 18 & 25
|Chase the Ace
Sundays – Iona Legion
|Tickets will be on sale from 2:30 until 4:00 pm every Sunday with draw shortly afterwards.
Purchase a strip of 3 tickets for $5 for a chance to win 20% of daily sales plus a chance to cut the Ace of Spades to win the growing jackpot. Participants must be 19yrs or older
Complete details including “House Rules” can be found on the Legion website ( http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/ )
This is a joint venture with two other local non-profit community groups: Central C.B. Community Ventures and The Grand Narrows Waterfront Dev. Society.
Cabot Shores Guided Hike
October 19 & 26
Stability Ball – Exercise Class
Welcome to a new fitness program on Monday evenings until Monday, Nov. 30.
Classes take place at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Time 7-8 pm. Instructor: Theresa MacLean. Fee $5 per class.
Participants will do exercises to build strength and flexibility using a stability ball. Bring your own stability ball (Important note: correct ball sizes for your height – 4’11” to 5’4″ height: 55 cm ball; 5’4″ to 5’11” height: 65 cm ball; 5’11” to 6′ 7″ height: 75 cm ball), wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.
Bring water. ***If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows � the fitness class will be cancelled. Proudly Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee.
October 19 & 26
Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm
|October 19 & 26
Gaelic Language Classes – Monday nights
|Comunn F�is an Eilein sponsors a 10 week session of Gaelic language classes on Mondays continuing until Monday November 30th. The Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes will focus on speaking Gaelic through the TIP/ Gaidhlig Aig Baile method and will take place from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. The Advanced class will focus on conversational Gaelic and will take place from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm. Classes will be held at the Christmas Island Fire Hall. Cost is $50.00 for all 10 weeks. There is no charge for native Gaelic speakers and youth. The classes are presented with funding assistance from the Office of Gaelic Affairs. For information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.|
October 20 & 27
Yoga for Beginners
With Certified Instructor Patsy Mackenzie
Still spots available for this FREE Beginner Yoga program – call the library at 902.295.2055 to register.
October 20, 22, 27, 29
October 20, 27, Nov 3 & 10
Community Arts Connection Workshops
Bob Evans is teaching wood working on October 20 and 27, and November 3 and 10 from 10:00 am to noon. Lessons will be tailored to the interests of participants. Cost is $20 for all four sessions. Registration closes October 14. To register, contact co-ordinator Penny Steele at 929-2324 or email@example.com. Presented by the St. Ann’s Bay Health Group. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax
Community Arts Connection – “Getting the Word Out” writing workshop with author Bill
Conall. October 7, 14 & 21 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the Health Centre space, Indian
Brook. To register, contact co-ordinator Penny Steele at 929-2324 or
October 21 & 28
Wednesdays, Middle River Hall. It’s at 6:30 pm!
Certified Instructor: Jackie MacLellan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
October 21 & 28
Baddeck & Area Community Market
Wednesdays: 11 am to 2 pm – rain or shine
Baddeck Community Centre (Chebucto St)
Baddeck Free Wheelers – “Have a senior’s moment”
Baddeck Legion Basement
Every Wednesday morning at 9:30 am; Guest Speakers and Refreshments
Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 pm
- Oct. 22, “ABCs of All Computers” and NFB film “Atanasoff: The Father of the Computer” with David Perlman
Family Movie Night – Ski Cape Smokey Lodge
Free admission, show time starts at 6:00pm – Despicable Me, Followed by “Beetle Juice” at 7:30 pm! Come out and enjoy some popcorn and a night out for parents and kids. www.hucklebuckle.ca
St Ann’s Health Centre, Indian Brook. Call Nancy for appointment, 929-2745
|Bookmobile Visits Iona Legion Parking Lot|
|The bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30-7:00 pm
Next visit: October 23rd. http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/
October 23 & 24
2nd Annual Ingonish Huckle Buckle 2015
3rd Annual Catherine Smith Memorial Cribbage Tournament
1:00 p.m. at Indian Brook Fire Hall
Dance and Silent Auction – Englishtown Community Hall from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00
a.m. In support of Grade 9 student Cody Neill’s who was chosen to participate in the Canada/Cuba Goodwill Baseball Tour in January, 2016. Finger foods, tea and coffee, 50/50 draw. Silent auction from 9:00 to midnight. Donation at the door. All proceeds to Cody’s trip.
Ultimate Frisbee in Mabou
at 2:00 pm
Mabou, Nova Scotia
Guided Historic Hike – Boiler Trail
Length: 4.5 km Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty: 2-moderate. The trail follows the Old Rear Forks road and is well maintained. SANS trail #760 enters approximately 100 m from the beginning of the trail and continues to a 1930’s boiler steamer and beyond. The first 1.5 km of the trail is passable with a vehicle in snow-free seasons. There is space for parking at the intersection of SANS trails #760 & #780. The trail to this point is a gentle grade with an elevation gain of about 200 feet. The next 1.5 km is relatively level with an elevation gain of about 100 feet. There is a small creek at this point with a bridge and guardrail. From this point the steepness of the trail increases with an elevation gain of about 340 feet over the next 1.5 km. Watch for the boiler on the right side of the trail. This portion is most pleasing as it passes through hardwood forest. The trail continues past the boiler and joins up with the SANS highland trails. The forest beyond the boiler is mostly young softwood. There are occasional views of the hillsides and valley. In addition to the historical significance of the boiler, the early portion of the trail skirts and crosses Mill Brook on which once stood a water-powered grist mill.
October 26 & 27
FRIGHT NIGHT IN THE BAY
Bay St Lawrence Community Center, Bay St Lawrence
Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 pm
- Oct. 29, “An Evening of the Macabre” – readings from Edward Gorey’s books with Claire Drinnan
Potluck Supper at Indian Brook Fire Hall. In support of Dolena Collier. Free will donation at the door
Halloween Youth Costume Dance
6:30-8:00 pm – Bay St Lawrence Community Center in Bay St Lawrence
FREE TO GET IN KIDS OF ALL AGE WELCOME. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES. CANTEEN WILL BE AVAILABLE
5:00 pm – Indian Brook Fire Hall.
In support of Dolena Collier. Free will donation at the door
October 31 “Happy Halloween”
|Halloween Dance – 9:30-1:30|
|Prizes for the best costumes. Iona Legion.
Music by DJ Jeff Romard. 19yrs and over. Admission: $10
No backpacks permitted in the hall. Identity must be revealed (secretly) before entry to the hall.http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/
Victoria Highland Civic Centre Ice Skating Rink Into Full Swing (Season 2015-16):
Please check-out their schedule at http://www.rinktime.com/skating_rinks/ns/victoria_highland_civic_centre_baddeck_ns/0ddbde1d/hours
For Public Skating – Ice skating sessions for the public are one of the main attractions at Victoria Highland Civic Centre. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house – plus, it’s not like exercising at the gym… skating is fun! Lace-em up and come join the others. Get on the ice and get ready for a great experience this Fall. Victoria Highland Civic Centre also offers Figure Skating & Ice Skating Lessons, Family, Tots, can-skate, ice hockey & senior’s skates, etc.
Family Tours & Pony Rides
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
RR # 1 Baddeck Forks / Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0
–Please call Dale Stone for appointment: 902.295.2743
Ingonish – St Johns hall (Beside the legion) & Neil’s Harbour -Fire Hall. everyone welcome!…. Instructor Patricia Fricker: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fricker.73?fref=nf
Green Gyms Available to Exercise In Your Areas This Fall!
*Green Gym Coming to the Gaelic College (tba) – Get your 30 (Adults/Seniors) – 60 (Children/Youth) minutes of exercise on green gyms in Victoria County benefitting you Today!
Borrow Your Step Pedometer Today Heart & Stroke Walkabout NS Kit – Thanks to a partnership between Heart&Stroke Walkabout™, Nova Scotia Public Libraries and C@P Sites, Victoria County Residents can borrow a pedometer kit at your library or C@P Site. Let’s pick one up today on my way to wellness with 10,000 steps a day! 3 week loan, books 2 weeks!
–Free Online Risk Assessment: http://www.makehealthlast.ca (Includes Heart Health Recipes!)
–30 Reasons to Walk More: http://www.participaction.com/30-reasons-to-walk-more/
Victoria County GO (Girls Only) After-school “After the Bell” Programs
Proudly Supported by Naturally Active, NS “Thrive” & NS Health & Wellness Active Living Branch
- (GO) North of Smokey—LIVE LAUGH PLAY. FREE for girls grades 7, 8 and 9. A different activity every week, with a healthy snack. For further information, please contact Cabot School
- “E’pite’ji’jk Pasik” (GO-Girls Only Program) in Wagmatcook – Grades 7-12. For further information, please contact Leader Jackie MacLellan email@example.com
- #For the Girls Program –Free for Baddeck Academy Girls Grades 7, 8 & 9. For further information, please contact the Baddeck Academy School
Steve McDermid Memorial Field – Walking Track
Baddeck Academy – Beautiful Scenic Walk Around the Track During Non-school Hours
“Heritage Way” Community Walking Path – Alderwood, Baddeck
Open to the community. It is maintained year round 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 : Wilhelmus van Hal, Director of Recreation, Alderwood. Phone: 902.295.2644 ext. 226 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wagmatcook Fitness Centre
Located at 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.
Facility benefits residents of all ages. They are a volunteer group working hard – your co-operation will be greatly appreciated. It includes a tiled rubber blue surface for multi-use during the fall/spring/summer seasons. The facility includes a Comfort Station with changing rooms, washrooms & laundry area.
2014 Was A Success – FallHarvestActiveFest2014PDF
*Hats Off and Thank you to our leaders, volunteers, community groups, service providers and facility operators for their continued support, contribution and tremendous efforts.
*Thank You to Our Sponsors for Your Continued Community Support – It is Always Appreciated as we couldn’t have done it Without You – ACOA, Victoria County & Naturally Active Victoria County.
Something For Everyone! – Healthy Lifestyle Choices for You & Your Family to Participate In This Fall!
A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE BEGINS TODAY