Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Receives $2,350 ACOA

Funding for 2017-2018 Events:

Destination Cape Breton Association genuinely appreciates your organization, and looks forward to a great 2017 season of festivals & events (6th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Physical Activity Challenge 2017; 6th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2017 & 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018” ($2,350 ACOA Funding for 2017-2018 Events)  – Kristine Mills, Marketing Coordinator, Destination Cape Breton (June 30, 2016)

 “Celebration”-Naturally Active Victoria County (Est. 2011)

HELD October 20 & 21, 2014 


  • 2 Time Gold Medalist Olympian & Flag bearer Heather Moyse Visited Victoria County, Cape Breton to “Celebrate” The Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy (Est. 2011 – Naturally Active) – Oct 20 and 21, 2014


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Naturally Active Victoria County had Gold Medalist Olympian & Flag bearer Heather Moyse “Celebrate” the Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy which entered its 3rd year June 2014. The “Celebration” of Naturally Active Victoria County assisted us to highlight our successes of work done to date and to continue the momentum of the strategy and the branding since 2011 – The strategy has made a difference  and is importance to residents to be active and live a healthy lifestyle…Council, Partners, Leaders, Volunteers, Service Providers and Facility Operators have been very supportive and have contributed to the success of the momentum since day one, leading to the importance of the strategy to residents and them leading an active and healthy lifestyle.

Heather made 4 presentations at 4 host schools (Cabot School, Baddeck Academy, Wagmatcookewey First Nation & Middle River), equaling 9 participating schools in total throughout Victoria County and one in Inverness (Waycobah First Nation).

5th Annual Steve MacDermid Family Skate Held – February 2017

 Victoria Highland Civic Center, All proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund and the Rink.

5th Annual Steve MacDermid Ladies Scholarship Hockey Tournament Held – Feb. 2017
Held Jan, 2015 at Victoria Highland Civic Center. Contact Jenniifer Morrison at 902-295-1710 or email:

Race the Cape 2016 HELD

Race the Cape Cape Breton  – July 12, 2016

Race the Cape 2013 Highlights. Race the Cape 2014 (Promo)

John Cabot Landing Celebrations HELD
Cape North – Sugar Loaf – Bay St Lawrence
June 2017
Experience the first landing place of John Cabot, 1497, in his search for the New World. Celebrate his landing annually in June. The day includes a re-enactment of John Cabot’s Landing, highland games, and fun day for children with games from yesteryear, BBQ and entertainment.

Annual Along the Shores of Washabuck Festival

Bras d’Or Lakes Festival
(Sailing, boating, music, culture & other activities along the shores of beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes)


As another year comes to a close and we look towards building a brand new edition of Celtic Colours for 2018, we’re happy to share some highlights from this past Festival with you.



Explore 100 magical moments from stages across the Island captured by photographer Corey Katz.


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Stay tuned over the winter months as we’ll be releasing a series of HD performance videos from Celtic Colours 2017. The first in this series features an incredible set from Cape Breton’s own Còig. Click the image below to watch it now.



Did you know…? Our YouTube channel is filled with hours of incredible performances from previous Festivals. Subscribe now for free and be notified each time we release another great video!


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Celtic Colours Live • Volume Five now available

Recorded at concerts all over Cape Breton Island during this year’s Festival, Celtic Colours Live – Volume Five features a variety of tunes, and songs sung in English and Gaelic, performed by artists from Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the U.S., the U.K., mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.

From Celtic Colours veterans like Còig, Dwayne Côté, John Doyle, and Howie MacDonald, to Festival first-timers including Rhiannon Giddens, Ímar, Talisk, and Daoirí Farrell, Volume Five features some incredible musical highlights from the 2017 Festival.

Volume Five is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and most streaming services…just search “Celtic Colours”.

Want the real thing? Order a CD before December 31st and get $5 off. Flat rate shipping is $9.99 to Canada and the US for any items in our online store.


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What were your highlights of Celtic Colours?

If you have any stories, photos, or feedback you’d like to share with us we’d love to hear from you. Please email anytime!



Celtic Colours International Festival 2018

Friday October 5 – Saturday October 13

Tickets on sale Tuesday July 10 at 10AM ADT




©2017 Celtic Colours International Festival | 850 Grand Lake Road Suite 8 Sydney Nova Scotia Canada B1P 5T9

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3 Responses to Events

  1. Pingback: 2014 Victoria County Winter ActiveFest (Feb. 14-March 16) | Our Baddeck

  2. Pingback: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Making A Difference – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

  3. Mike Little says:

    its June 16th, 2017 OVERDUE to put UP 2017 EVENTS>

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