Step Dance Classes
Classes are held Monday evenings at St. Michaels Hall in Baddeck. Everyone welcome!
- Age 3/4
- Grades 2/3
- Grade 8+
For further information, please contact Sarah Doran firstname.lastname@example.org
HELD – Studio Drawing
Meadowbrook Studio in Goose Cove. No experience necessary. Sessions include a light-hearted, hands-on, experimental approach with some instruction/direction or just join the group and draw on your own. $10 a session for adults, $5 for young people under 18. Contact Jane at 902-929-2014 or email@example.com
Yoga with Jackie
Rent-A-Guard (Lifeguard – Swimming)
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hylda Galley – Member Services Manager, Lifesaving Society – NS Branch
5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor, Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
Tel: 902-425-5450 ext. 323 / Fax: 902-425-5606
With over 30 neighbors having signed up to Time Bank, the list of skills people are offering vary from a trip to the landfill, advice on a vegetarian diet to picking up prescriptions and groceries in town. Others are looking for help with planning their garden to wood stacking. To see the list click on: https://stannsbay.timebanks.org/ and look at “offers” and “requests”. Joining is simple—click on the “join” link in upper right corner. If you aren’t computer savvy, leave a message at the St. Ann’s Health Centre (902-929-2712) for Patsy and she will get in touch to help.
Time Bank Update
With over 30 neighbours having signed up to Time Bank, the list of skills people are offering vary from a trip to the landfill, advice on a vegetarian diet to picking up prescriptions and groceries in town. Others are looking for help with planning their garden to wood stacking. To see the list visit our website at stannsbay.timebanks.org and look at “offers” and “requests”. Joining is simple—click on the “join” link in upper right corner. If you aren’t computer savvy, leave a message at the Health Centre (902-929-2712) for Patsy and she will get in touch to help.
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
HELD – Spring Ball Hockey 2017
To everyone interested in playing ball hockey thus spring it started May 15th, 2017!
It runs on Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks. The time is 5-6 pm for 6-9 year olds , and from 615-715 pm for ages 10-15. Helmets , gloves and a stick are needed.
Please spread the word to other communities.
The fee is only $40 (Note: Need to be paid up front). Please send registration and payment to email@example.com
HELD – VCFC Summer Soccer Program
- Ages U-4, U-6, U-8 and U-10
Fee: Only $90
Program begins June 20th, 21st 2017
For more information contact Elyane Saul firstname.lastname@example.org
HELD – Postural Therapy Program—four one-hour sessions—June 6, 9, 13 and 16, 10:00 am at Knox Hall in Baddeck. Introduction to postural therapy to alleviate chronic joint pain and related conditions. No charge to participants. Sponsored by Naturally Active Program. First session is to explain Postural Therapy. “We will decide at this session which joints we should address at the following three sessions (i.e. hips, knees, neck/upper back, migraine headaches). I will discuss the joint mechanics and its relation to the body as a unit, and put you through a 3 or 4 gentle exercise menu which should relieve muscle tension in the body.” Marcelle Lavoie, Postural Therapy Practitioner. 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
St. Ann’s Postural Therapy and Joint Pain Program held with Leader Marcelle Lavoie
HELD – Learn to Skate – Winter 2017 A SUCCESS
HELD – Jan 18 – March 8, 2017 from 5 – 5:50 pm. For brand new skaters to kids who skate well! This program was for kids to learn to skate better as well! A fun atmosphere with friends to learn to skate. The cost was only $80 and if someone wanted to try it for the first week, they were welcome to do that and pay the rest the next week when the child is sure they wanted to participate
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, North River Bridge
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. Columba Parish 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 and Supported by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County
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 Parish 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 and Supported by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County
Gentle, Restorative Yoga
Tuesdays (Begins February 7th)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Take some “you time” with weekly relaxing yoga sessions at Baddeck Library, led by instructor Patsy MacKenzie. Sessions are offered Tuesday mornings before the library opens for the day, and they’re free. All are welcome! Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Baddeck Library, Cape Breton Regional Library, NS Thrive and NS Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage
Seated Shen Zhen Gong
11 AM – 12 PM
Ten week session of sitting Shen Zhen Gong (a form developed by Master Li Jen Feng) started Wednesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – noon. 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.
Gentle, Restorative Yoga
Instructor: Dianne Quimby
Where: Gaelic College Weaving Centre
Cost: $80 (additional fees for materials used)
Contact: Call Dianne at 902-945-2226 or email email@example.com
Ages: 12-18 | Beginner or Advanced Beginner
Learn to weave starting at square one
Ages: 18+ | Beginner to Skilled Weaver
Learn to weave or refresh your weaving skills
Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 2017 is a tournament at 7:00 p.m. Bring a partner. Other Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
Call Nancy for appointment @ 902.929.2745
A Nova Scotia curriculum-linked program for learning to bike, skateboard, scooter, and walk. It helps children and youth develop active transportation skill competency, confidence and safety, and encourages them to choose active transportation as a means to travel within their communities
Find out more about Making Tracks here: http://saferoutesns.ca/programs/making-tracks and here, http://saferoutesns.ca/images/uploads/eac_brochure_lowres.pdf
Thier Walking Safety program helps children learn about the rules for walking and crossing the street, how to dress appropriately for weather and terrain, and how to deal with some of the dangers they may encounter
They have resource manuals and passports available for those trained in Making Tracks to use. We also offer free loans of cycling tool kits, safety kits, skateboards, scooters and safety gear to assist your program once you’ve taken our leader training (train-the-trainer) and you’re ready to deliver a program. Check out their resources here: http://saferoutesns.ca/programs/making-tracks/program-resources
Also, there is also a great video on YouTube featuring their former Youth AT Coordinator, Jen McGowan, and our Making Tracks Project Officer, Adam Berry, who leads many of the MT events that they offer:
If you have any questions, please contact: Stephanie Johnstone-Laurette, Youth Active Transportation Coordinator, 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax NS, B3K 4L3 / tel. 902.562.5371 ecologyaction.ca
Proudly Supported in Partnership by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
See You for the 2017-18 Season! – Women’s Hockey in Baddeck
Fee: Only $10.00
All ages and skill levels welcome.
For info contact: Elyane at firstname.lastname@example.org
See You for the 2017-18 Season! – Women’s Basketball in Baddeck
Wednesday 7:00pm Baddeck Academy
For info contact: Elyane at email@example.com
9:30 – 10:30 am
Indian Brook Fire Hall. $5 drop in or $25 for all sessions November through March. Questions or registration contact Rosemary McLean, 929-2727
Learn to Meditate
All library programs are FREE, and everyone is welcome. Call the library at 902 295 2055 for more information!
Closed for the Season – Square Dance Lessons
With Cathy and Clay Carmichael, Tuesdays at South Haven Hall from 7:00 to 9:00. For beginner to seasoned dancers. $5.00 per session. For information call Cathy at 929-2512
Proudly Supported By Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) for the past four seasons. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at
Family Square Dancing Ceilidh
The Iona Legion has teamed up with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County and Cape Breton District Health Authority in an effort to promote healthy living and exercise by hosting monthly Family Square Dancing Ceilidhs. We encourage people of all ages to take part in this 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, please let us know that you are willing to help us out.
The next Family Square Dance Ceilidh: June 30, 2017
Music by: Joe MacMaster
Ingonish Outdoor Rink
Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County
Goal of introducing basic rugby principles and flag rugby skills in a fun environment for kids. All you need to play is shorts and sneakers.
HELD – Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 2:00pm is Baddeck Rugby Club Family Day
Unbelievable wrap-up to the Baddeck Rugby Club Mini-Program Oct. 14th at a nice field – Scott Willamson’s. Thank you Baddeck Rugby Club members, organization on a great season and evening last night – your commitment, leadership, passion, expertise, positive enthusiasm and excellent mentorship for our children and youth. THANK YOU. Nice hospitality + huge bon-fire last night, appreciated. Thank You to Brock Fownes / Brian MacLeod / Robin Stuart and Scott Williamson for all the coaching in rugby this year . Great last rugby game and bbq was great . Thankyou Scott for permitting us to use your field once again this year for the bbq .
HELD – Mini-Rugby Registration June 3, 2017
9 am to 10:30 am
39 Grant Street, Baddeck ( Knox Church hall).
– for more information email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is free. optional (free-will offering). There are 3 Mini Rugby groups the third group maximum age is 12 years old. So, our groups are
1. Activate 3-6 years old
2. FUNdamentals 7-9-year-old
3. Learn to Train 10-12 years old.
There is an older group for teenagers being organized also, for ages 13-15 and 16-19
Cape Breton Highlands DOJO Karate Club
Visit their website: event: http://lgdonovan.wix.com/cbhkarate
Bras D’Or Archers Association
Come join us for some fun and physical activity. Equipment available for use.
Bras d’Or Archery Club Started April 15, 2017
Regular schedule meets on Tuesday April 17th at 7 PM. Meets will occur on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 PM and Sunday afternoon from 2-5 PM. Times and days will be discussed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). If anyone has any suggestions regarding this issue, please bring them forward then.
There is equipment available for use by new and novice archers. Targets set-up at 10M, 18M, and 25M. Come out and start to reap the health benefits of archery.
Highland Bow & Arrow
Opened June 2, 2017 – 11:00 am–6:00 pm.
Until June 15, 2017 all sessions for ages 12 and up are $25 (+ HST). Visit website: www.highlandbowandarrow.ca, Facebook: @HighlandBowCapeBreton, Instagram: @HighlandBow, Email: email@example.com.
Traditional bows and 100% recycled targets | Field Archery course available soon.
Top 10 Health Benefits of Archery:
1) Improved hand-eye coordination and balance: Archery trains the hands to work together while performing different tasks, aiming and firing the arrow based on input from your eyes. Coordination improves with repetition and practice. Balance is also paramount to success in archery, as the body must be held still while aiming and making a shot. Over time, the core becomes better at gaining control of the body’s balance and helps with more accurate shooting.
2) Hand and finger flexibility: Finger and hand strength increase in archery. They also become more flexible because they are fully in use while aiming at the target.
3) Strength building: The arms, core, hands, chest and shoulders are all used when practicing a proper draw. Similar to lifting weights, the tension on these muscle groups is typically maintained for several seconds before the archer releases the string to fire an arrow. With repetition, the act of drawing and firing a bow leads to muscle development in most of the major muscle groups of the upper body.
4) Increased patience: Most people can use a lesson in patience, and archery helps with that. This is a sport that requires patience because it is not about speed but about precision – and precision can take time.
5) Increased focus: Archers need to tune out all distractions, focus on their form, and release the bowstring consistently. The concentration practiced during archery can help with coping in high-pressure situations, and in day-to-day life as well.
6) Improves confidence: In archery, competition can be against others or against oneself. Because of this, results are measurable and improvement in one’s form and technique results in a boost in self-esteem and self-confidence.
7) Is a social sport: People of any age and from many walks of life enjoy archery. Almost every age group can participate, competitors from the age of 6 all the way into their 80s are shooting. It also teaches the benefits of teamwork in some cases with some competitions involving groups of people.
8) Is a form of exercise: At competition level, archers walk the equivalent of five miles (8km), carrying heavy loads during a day’s event. In addition, Prevention magazine says drawing a bow burns about 140 calories per half-hour, the same as walking at a brisk, 3.5-mph pace. We wrote about the health benefits of walking here.
9) Relaxation: Releasing an arrow, watching it fly, and having it hit a target can relieve stress. The act of focusing while building strength and confidence is overall a satisfying and relaxing experience.
10) Open to all: Archery can be done by both able bodied and disabled people. People with the most severe disabilities and even the blind, use special tactile equipment and are able to join in – making this a great family sport!
See you at the rink / range!!
For further information, please contact Stephen Kerr by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proudly Supported By Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
OPENS FOR THE SEASON – Oct 2nd, 2017 @ 6:00 pm badminton starts up again . Please spread the word ! See everyone there!
Partners for Your Health:
CB-VRSB, Baddeck Academy, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Baddeck Academy – No school, no program. Jason Smith is Program leader.
Community-use time proudly supported by Naturally Active Victoria County.
45’s card games
Rink Building in Ingonish Beach
Sundays … games start at 7pm … $3 per person… 50\50 tickets will be sold… and refreshments available..Come out and beat the winter blues and have some fun! https://www.facebook.com/westhaver?viewer_id=100002551166705
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON – 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.
45’s Card Games
Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall
Every Monday Night
Pre-School Play Group
Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall
Tuesday Mornings, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm
Paul Gatchell Singing Classes
Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall
Tuesday Afternoons, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ten weeks for $50 or $6/class. Please call 674-2374 for further information.
The Old School House Hooking Group
Big Bras D’Or Fire Hall
Wednesday Afternoons, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
MACS (Monday Afternoon Crafts)
Step Dance Lessons
With Margie Beaton
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
To register e-mail Margie@gaeliccollege.edu or call 295-3411
Started January 14, 2017
Beginner Language Class, Song Class, Youth Class, Gaelic Social Gathering
Mondays – 10:00 am to noon
44667 Cabot Trail Road. Beginner level and up, learning together. Contact Nona MacDonald-Dyke at (902) 304-1686 or email@example.com. In lieu of payment, please donate to a food bank or charity of your choice.
10 Week Beginner Gaelic Class
Bras d’Or Lake Day Camp Association – Summer Day Camp 2017 Information Downloadable for your Convenience:
Bras d’Or Lake Day Camp Association – Summer Day Camp 2017 Registration Form Downloadable for Your Convenience: