Rent-A-Guard (Lifeguard – Swimming)

Please fill out the specifics of your requirements on the Rent-A-Guard Form. Please go to either to either or

If you have any questions, please contact

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


VCFC Summer Soccer Program

Registration May 9th, May 16th 2017

Baddeck Academy Cafeteria

6:30-7:30 pm

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

Well Women’s Clinic – with Dr. Beth MacCormick

May 6, 2017 at the St. Ann’s health Health Centre, Indian Brook. Only 4 spots left. Call Nancy for appointment, 929-2745

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

Youth Group

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

Baddeck Library

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

Baddeck Library

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

Tuesdays, 2016
Baddeck Library
10:30 – 11:30 am
Certified Leader Instructor Patsy MacKenzie
Proudly Supported By Your Partners in Health:
-Baddeck Library
-CBRL: Cape Breton Regional Library
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-Victoria County

Weaving Classes


Instructor: Dianne Quimby

Where: Gaelic College Weaving Centre

When: 8 Saturdays, January to March (weather permitting)

For: Ages 12+ | All levels

Cost: $80 (additional fees for materials used)

Contact: Call Dianne at 902-945-2226 or email

Group A: Saturday mornings | 9am-12pm

Ages: 12-18 | Beginner or Advanced Beginner

Learn to weave starting at square one

Group B: Saturday afternoons | 1pm-4pm

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.

Foot Clinics 

Call Nancy for appointment @ 902.929.2745

makingtrackslogoMaking Tracks 

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: and here,

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:

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-LauretteYouth Active Transportation Coordinator, 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax NS, B3K 4L3 / tel. 902.562.5371

Chair Yoga


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

Family Yoga

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No experience necessaryJackie MacLellan

Proudly Supported in Partnership by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

See You for the 2017-18 Season! – Women’s Hockey in Baddeckstevemacdermidmemorial-hockeytourneypic2014

Sundays 5:45pm

Fee: Only $10.00

All ages and skill levels welcome.

For info contact: Elyane at

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Wednesday 7:00pm Baddeck Academy

Price $5.00

For info contact: Elyane at



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!

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 most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at

Family Square Dancing Ceilidh

Friday, Feb. 17
7-9 pm
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.
Admission to the ceilidh will be free.
Music by: Kyle and Dawn Gillis, Helen MacDonald and Scott MacKenzie

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Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

BaddeckRugbyClubLogoBaddeck Rugby Club


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.


For more information on Baddeck Rugby, please contact Brian Macleod by e-mail to

Cape Breton Highlands DOJO Karate Club

 Visit their website: event:


 Bras D’Or Archers Association


Come join us for some fun and physical activity. Equipment available for use.

Bras d’Or Achery 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.

See you at the rink / range!!

Happy Easter!!

For further information, please contact Stephen Kerr by e-mail:

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

Adult Badminton


Baddeck Academy

Mondays: 6 to 8 pm – no school, no program
Fee: Only $3

Partners for Your Health:
CB-VRSB, Baddeck Academy, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage and NS “Thrive”.

Baddeck/Whycocomagh Bobcats Minor Hockey

For further information, please contact Leigh Anne Buchanan, Registrar:

 Mens Basketball Program

Friday Evenings

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!

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.

45’s Card Games


Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall
Every Monday Night
7:00 pm

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)

A Social Group that meets every Monday afternoon at the Ross Ferry Fire Hall. Bring your project (Knitting, crocheting, etc.) or just bring your lovely self! All are welcome! Please join them from 1-3 pm. Contact Terri for further information 902.674.0148 or

Step Dance Lessons

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With Margie Beaton
Gaelic College
Wednesday evenings
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

To register e-mail or call 295-3411

Gaelic Classes



Started January 14, 2017

Beginner Language Class, Song Class, Youth Class, Gaelic Social Gathering 

Conversational Gaelic

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 In lieu of payment, please donate to a food bank or charity of your choice.

10 Week Beginner Gaelic Class

6:30 – 9:30 pm
Greenwood Manse with instructor Joyce MacDonald. Fàilte ro’n a h-uile duine




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