Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest Since 2012

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SEE YOU IN 2017 FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL VICTORIA COUNTY

FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST

OCTOBER 9 – 31, 2017

A county-wide event that showcases Victoria County’s abundance of physical activity, leisure, sports & recreation facilities, natural environment, talents, programs, events, volunteers, leaders, organizations, service providers & facility operators, etc.

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) invited you and/or your family, friends, co-workers &/or neighbors to enjoy Victoria County in the Fall, especially participating in the 5th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/fall-harvest-activefest/

We did get a great turn out for the moonlit pumpkin walk! We were very happy overall with the attendance with the Huckle Buckle Festival” – Lee Williams (Event Coordinator, Ingonish Development Society (IDS)), Oct. 31, 2016

*Hats Off and Thank you to our leaders, volunteers, community groups, service providers & facility operators for their continued support, contribution and tremendous efforts to the success of our 5th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2016. *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 for Life Victoria County

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2016

Below & downloadable for your convenience here:

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Pre-event:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Eat Drink & Be Healthy” Cooking Demo with Chef George Smith
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Baddeck Public Library
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
12 Noon, As part of a pre-event of the 5th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2016 of Healthy Living.
Food personality Chef George will demonstrate a recipe featuring ingredients that will be available at the next door farmer’s market and that celebrate the bounty of local, seasonal things. Sampling to follow, and recipe print-outs will be provided to take home. This is a free event. All skill levels welcome.
October 13 – 16, 2016

Annual Huckle Buckle Festival 2016 HELD – Ingonish

We did get a great turn out for the moonlit pumpkin walk! We were very happy overall with the attendance with the Huckle Buckle Festival” – Lee Williams (Event Coordinator, Ingonish Development Society (IDS)), Oct. 31, 2016

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hucklebuckle2015whatisThe Ingonish Development Society hosts their  upcoming Annual “Huckle Buckle” Fall Festival! October 13 – 16, 2016, there will be a fun array of events & activities for all ages happening in Ingonish, Victoria County – http://www.hucklebuckle.ca / http://www.experienceingonish.com/Plan-Profile/cid/2/pid/161/

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Oct 14: Roast Beef
Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 14: Wills Addiction (Phillip Williams & Tom Mills)

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 . You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Men’s Breakfast

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, North River Bridge, 8:00 am

Hike Along the Barra Strait-Iona

Approximately 4 km – Meet at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona 10 am. All ages welcome – children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Refreshments provided after hike! Bring your own water & wear comfortable clothing

Proudly sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee & Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Fall Colours ATV Ride

Saturday, October 15. Departing Lewis Mountain, St. Ann’s, 5.6 km north on Cabot Trail from 105 Junction. 10:00 a.m. Destination Cape Clear. Bring camera and lunch. Info from Jim or Wanda, (902) 701-1601. NOTE: This is not a Baddeck & Area ATV Club event

Highland Village open thru Celtic Colours 
October 15 – The Highland Village is open with full animation and interpretation throughout the 20th Annual Celtic Colours Festival. Their hours are 10 am to 5 pm for everyday of the festival. Their 2016 visitor season wraps up on Sunday, October 16th
Storytelling Tour & Ceilidh

http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/

Special storytelling tour of the Highland Village. This folklife experience will give you insight into the lives and stories of Nova Scotia Gaels. Reservations required. $25.00 per person. 10:30am-12:30 pm Call to book a spot – 902-725-2272

Celtic Colours Crab Dinner

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Fire Hall, Indian Brook. Tickets $30 from David, 929-2061. Sponsored by the North Shore and District Fire Department 

Learn to Meditate

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5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck. Meditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and create a calm space in your day. Scott Noble teaches about the various forms of meditation, in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. All welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more information.

Ceilidh Schedule – Saturdays
Iona heights Inn

Ceilidhs this fall will be from 5-8pm Oct 15th – Brad Reid – $5

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Brunch – 11 am to 3:00 pm
Iona Heights Inn

Waffles, steak & eggs, original breakfast and more…
Leave the cooking to us on Sundays.

Lewis Mountain Trail Guided Walk

Registration: 1:30pm; Start Time: 2:00pm

Description: Start Point Directions:
From North Sydney take Hwy 105 to Exit 6, west of Wagmatcook First Nations and Aberdeen. Located near the large Hwy sign EXIT 6. The nearest postal Code B0E 3M0

The Start Point is the north side of Hwy 105 at Exit 6, this is on the opposite side for the same exit to Little Narrows Ferry.

NSP transformers are located in the same location.

We will park at the rear and side of the transformers, please leave space for safety and maintenance crews and use caution when entering and departing the site as this is a fairly busy intersection off Highway 105.

Walk Leader: Rollie Coombes/ Don MacKenzie
Distance:
Choice of 5/10K
Trail Rating:
3C

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
Neither the sponsors of the event nor the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club can be held responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents or injuries at any time. All participanys must sign a ‘Waiver of Liability’ form before starting the Event/Walk.
Anyone may participate in any event. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are asked to obey all traffic signs, and where there is no sidewalk, to walk on the left facing traffic.
Pets must be on a leash.Location:North side of Hwy 105 at Exit 6Date:Oct 16, 2016Time:2:00pmContact:Rollie CoombesPhone:902-849-0747Email:bretonhoppers@hotmail.comWeb:www.capebretonislandhoppers.com

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cribbage

Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm. Bring a partner

Baddeck Adult Badminton Program

Baddeck Academy
Mondays: 6 to 8 pm
Only $3
https://www.facebook.com/groups/163887407026430/

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time to Connect – Broad Cove Mountain Trail Hike

The description of the trail is here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking/broadcove.aspx

10:00 AM – On behalf of Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Hiking Guide: Katie Wood Interpretation Officer/Co-ordinator Cape Breton Highlands National Park Parks Canada Agency Ingonish Beach NS | N-E   B0C 1L0 – Government of Canada – katie.wood@pc.gc.ca / Telephone 902-285-3004 Facsimile 902-285-2514 www.parkscanada.gc.ca

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. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Tuesdays, St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. 10:30-11:30am. Instructor: Theresa MacLean, PTS, FIS. Fee $5 per class. 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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Youth Group

6:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Young people of all ages welcome

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Wednesdays: Men’s discussion group every Wednesday at 10 AM at the Baddeck Legion Basement.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

CARD GAMES

Thursdays − Washabuck Community Centre − 7:30 pm

Trivia – Thursdays

Frolic & Folk, Iona Heights Inn – http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/

Test your intelligence – Thursday nights starting at 8pm. No admission required

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper: 6 to 7 pm

Oct 21: Grilled Haddock

Free Ceilidh: 7 to 10 pm

http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

Oct 21: Corner Crew (Darlene, Malcolm & Elizabeth)

Book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. NEW: Deadline for receiving email supper requests is now 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need phone. Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca  You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

Seniors’ Storytelling Sessions
Alderwood Rest Home in Baddeck on Friday, October 21 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. It’s free, refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome.
The Library, in partnership with the Beaton Institute, is hosting storytelling sessions in 12 communities across the region over the next several months. The sessions hope to elicit stories and memories from senior members of our communities, but all are welcome to attend.
The Beaton Institute will be supplying images from our part of Victoria County as starting points for discussions and storytelling – but any senior with a story to tell is welcome! If you know a fabulous yarn-spinner in your community (or you are one yourself), please come join us.
Please call Kate at Baddeck Library at 902 295 2055 for more information.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Learn to Meditate

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, CanadaMeditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and create a calm space in your day. Scott Noble teaches about the various forms of meditation, in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. All welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more information.

Ceilidh Schedule – Saturdays
Iona heights Inn

Ceilidhs this fall will be from 5-8pm Oct 22nd – Paul Cranford – $5

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Brunch – 11 am to 3:00 pm
Iona Heights Inn

Waffles, steak & eggs, original breakfast and more…
Leave the cooking to us on Sundays.

1 Hour Fall Fitness Class

Ingonish Beach Soccer Field

10:00 am

Certified Instructor Sheena Williams:  https://www.facebook.com/sheena.r.dixon

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cribbage

Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm. Bring a partner (Includes October 31st)

Baddeck Adult Badminton Program

Baddeck Academy
Mondays: 6 to 8 pm
Only $3
https://www.facebook.com/groups/163887407026430/

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Tuesdays, St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. 10:30-11:30am. Instructor: Theresa MacLean, PTS, FIS. Fee $5 per class. 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.

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Beginner Yoga Class
Tuesday, October 25
Middle River Community Hall
6:30 pm

All you need to bring with you are some comfortable clothes, a yoga mat and a smile! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

And remember, if you can breathe, you can do yoga! See you on your mats

https://www.facebook.com/jackie.maclellan.54?fref=nf&pnref=story

Board Meeting – St. Ann’s Bay Development Association (SABDA) Board Meeting

Oct. 25th – 6:30 pm

Cabot Shores Resort, Buchanan Drive off the Cabot Trail, Indian Brook.

All community members welcome

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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SAVE THE DATE – Join over 250,000 students across Canada who are helping to promote outdoor education and the importance of spending time outside! If you can help spread this initiative through your networks, much appreciated! For details, visit http://takemeoutside.ca/tmo-day/

Youth Group

6:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Young people of all ages welcome

HighWheelers

Wednesdays: Men’s discussion group every Wednesday at 10 AM at the Baddeck Legion Basement.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SOIL
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OCTOBER 26th at the BADDECK MARKET

You’ve asked …. “What is the problem with my garden?” “The soil in my area is primarily clay … how can I grow vegetables in such poor soil?”

Come and learn about the importance of soil to making your garden flourish. 
N.S. Dept. of Agriculture & Perennia are sponsoring a Soil Seminar at the Baddeck Market with presentations by:
-Amy Sangster, Soil Specialist, Perennia Food & Agriculture Inc.
-Terri MacPherson, Agriculture Transition Officer, N.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Hosted by: The Baddeck and Area Community Market / baddeckmarket@gmail.com

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Well Women’s Clinic

Indian Brook Health Centre

Contact Vera for appointment: 902-295-3701. Last clinic until late November

CARD GAMES

Thursdays − Washabuck Community Centre − 7:30 pm

Trivia – Thursdays

Frolic & Folk, Iona Heights Inn – http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/

Test your intelligence – Thursday nights starting at 8pm. No admission required

Victoria County HERSS

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and its partners are inviting you to a meeting in your area on a new initiative benefiting residents & visitors:

What? – Victoria County HERSS (Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings) Initiative

Who Should Attend? – You or a Representative from your Organization/Facility in Victoria County.

When & Where?

  • SOUTH of SMOKEY (Iona, Middle River, Wagmatcook, Baddeck, Boularderie

Island, North Shore, St. Ann’s areas to Smokey Mountain): Thursday October 27, 1:30 pm, Courthouse Council Chambers, BADDECK

  • NORTH of SMOKEY (Bay St Lawrence, Cape North, Neil’s Harbour, White Point,  Ingonish to Smokey Mountain): November 2, 1:30 pm, Buchanan Memorial Hospital Boardroom, NEIL’S HARBOUR

Why? – You’ll receive pertinent information, give further input into its direction &  implementation, benefiting our residents & visitors. A NEW funding opportunity (2016-17) will also be announced through Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) to assist us in partnership to implement the Victoria County HERSS initiative.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper: 6 to 7 pm

Oct 28: Corned Beef & Cabbage

Free Ceilidh: 7 to 10 pm

http://www.rcl124grandona.ca/

Oct 28: John and Bob Gill

Book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. NEW: Deadline for receiving email supper requests is now 4pm on THURSDAY… After that, you will need phone. Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca  You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178

Night of the Spooks

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Come and celebrate Halloween with a special evening tour of the Highland Village by lamplight, complete with storytelling, skits and special effects. The tour is followed by a storytelling session in “The Tuning Room” with fuarag, oatcakes and more. This is a family activity enjoyed by all. Prepaid reservations are required. No refunds or discounts. Cost $18 per adult, $40 per family, or $10 per student. Call (902) 725-2272 for tickets. (7-9 pm each evening)

Saturday, October 29, 2016 

Celtic New Year Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction

Indian Brook Fire Hall. Happy Hour, 5:30, dinner at 6:00. Tickets from Wendy, (929-2565, wdhannem@hotmail.com) Dianne, (929-2977) or Marion, (929-2270, marlain@ns.sympatico.ca) Sponsored by North Shore & District Fire Department

Men’s Breakfast
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, North River Bridge, 8:00 am

Learn to Meditate

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Baddeck Library, 526 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, CanadaMeditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and create a calm space in your day. Scott Noble teaches about the various forms of meditation, in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. All welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more information.

Ceilidh Schedule – Saturdays
Iona heights Inn
Ceilidhs this fall will be from 5-8pm Oct 29th – TBA – Only $5

Night of the Spooks – Saturday, October 29

http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/

Come and celebrate Halloween with a special evening tour of the Highland Village by lamplight, complete with storytelling, skits and special effects. The tour is followed by a storytelling session in “The Tuning Room” with fuarag, oatcakes and more. This is a family activity enjoyed by all. Prepaid reservations are required. No refunds or discounts. Cost $18 per adult, $40 per family, or $10 per student. Call (902) 725-2272 for tickets. (7-9 pm each evening)

Annual Middle River Halloween Party
Saturday, October 29
5 pm

They’ll have their usual costume contest and judging that will begin at 5:30 pm. Bring your carved pumpkins to be judged as well. Treats and fun provided!! Tell all your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/middle.r.hall?fref=nf

Hallowe’en Gathering
North River Hall, Saturday, October 29. Flea Market & BBQ, 11:00 – 2:00; Kitchen open 4:00 – 7:00; Hall Social, 9:00 – 12:00. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at

Sunday, October 30, 2016

UISGE BAHN FALLS Guided Walk

Register: 1:30pm; Start: 2:00pm

Description: An excellent loop style trail along the North Baddeck River to Uisge Bahn (“white falling waters”).

Uisge Bahn Falls has definitely become one of the most favorite walks for our club members and is popular with our visitors as well.
A late fall walk should prove to be a different adventure!


Directions:
From Sydney take Hwy 125 to Trans Canada 105 and continue west to Exit 9 at Baddeck and follow CBIH and Provincial Picnic Park signs for approx 14.5K to the Start Point at 715 North Branch Road. B0E 1B0 (a general postal code that may not be accurate for a GPS unit) 

Group Guided Walk Event
Distance
: 5/10k
Trail Rating: 2C

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
Neither the sponsors of the event nor the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club can be held responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents or injuries at any time. All participanys must sign a ‘Waiver of Liability’ form before starting the Event/Walk.
Anyone may participate in any event. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are asked to obey all traffic signs, and where there is no sidewalk, to walk on the left facing traffic.
Pets must be on a leash.

Location: Baddeck Forks, Uisge Bahn Provincial Park
Date: Oct 30, 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Contact: Don MacKenzie
Phone: 902-539-8512
Email: bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
Web: www.capebretonislandhoppers.com

Monday, October 31, 2016

Cribbage

Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm. Bring a partner

Enjoy Fall & Cider Making on Cape Breton

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The trees are showing all shades from yellow to dark red, the apples are ripe and sweet and the weather is still pleasant. Perfect time for a Cider Making Getaway!

The foliage is changing during October and into November, local hikes to waterfalls are nearby and you can still do some paddling of canoes, kayaks and yolo  boards… In our GoBistro, our talented chefs Ron & Nicole serve dishes appreciating fall flavours, from vegetarian over meat to fish or seafood. Come enjoy Indian Summer on Cape Breton, using Cabot Shores as your home base for exploring the Cabot Trail!

This is a package for everyone in love with DIY, good food and enjoying the great outdoors in this beautiful season…

The Cider Making Getaway for 2 people as a package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 nights (in a yurt or lodge room)
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Make your own apple cider: pick your favorite apples in our orchard, use the cider press (guided) and take your cider home (please bring bottles)
  • Infrared sauna
  • Take out a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board or go on a guided hike
  • Counsel on Cabot Trail & Cape Breton itineraries

Optional: the Japanese Cedar Tub for $45 a night

Price: $544 all inclusive (except tax, gratuity and alcohol)

You can book the package online or call us under 902 929 2584. If you’re a family, a group of friends or looking for a longer stay or a chalet, give us a call and we’re happy to customize a package for you.

Supportive Walking Environment Opportunities

Old Horse Track in Baddeck

Available to be physically active in our great natural environment (All seasons) if you are looking for a place to Walk, Hike, Snowshoe and/or Ski. DISTANCE : 1/2 mile – about 800 meters

Steve McDermid Memorial Field – Walking Track

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Baddeck Academy – community access after-school, weekends and no-school days

“Heritage Way” Community Walking Path – Alderwood, Baddeck

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Open to the community. It is maintained during the winter 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 ext. 226 or by e-mail recreation@alderwoodbaddeck.ca

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e-mail: bretonhoppers@hotmail.com / http://www.walks.ca

CHANGE YOUR COLOURS CHALLENGE 2016

Encourage your friends and co-workers to be active this Fall. JOIN THE CHALLENGE AND GET MOVING! Healthy living, your way – convert your activity to steps at http://www.Walkaboutns.ca  

HOW IT WORKS: WIN a gift card – COMMIT to 150 minutes of weekly activity; RECRUIT 2-3 friends/ co-workers; STAY ACTIVE and get healthy

Register today! For more information: walkabout@heartandstroke.ca or 902-423-7530 x5

Are You Getting Enough Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle Each Day

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How Many Steps Each Day Will Provide Positive Health Benefits
The goal:
Healthy Adults
20-50 yrs old
7,000-11,000 steps a day

Healthy Adults
50-70 yrs old & Chronic disease
6,000-8,500 steps a day

Adults with Disabilities
3,500-5,500 Steps a Day
Work your way up to the steps you need each day…

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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/

Wagmatcook Fitness Centre

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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.

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 Neil’s Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Centre – Multi-use Pad & Comfort Station & Green Gym

Green Gyms (Outdoor community fitness stations) in Victoria County

Access Outdoor Exercise Equipment with Victoria County Green Gyms – 24/7, 365 days of the year!

NeilsHarbourGreenGymVictoria, Subd. A-20121109-00417 –Neils Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Centre & Comfort Station

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RankinVictoria, Subd. B-20130426-03775 –Rankin School of the Narrows, Iona: Weekdays after 3:00 pm & Weekends, Rankin School of the Narrows Iona

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LOOK FOR A GREEN GYM IN THE FOLLOWING AREA:  *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!

Victoria County #GO (Get Outside) After-school “After the Bell” Programs (4)

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Proudly Supported by Naturally Active, NS “Thrive” & NS Health & Wellness Active Living Branch

 (#GO) North of Smokey—LIVE LAUGH PLAY. FREE for girls grades 6 – 9. A different activity every week, with a healthy snack. For further information, please contact Cabot School

 

    • #GO – “E’pite’ji’jk Pasik” (#GO-Get Outside Program) in Wagmatcook – Free, Grades 7-12. For further information, please contact Leader Jackie MacLellan jackieatschool@gmail.com
  • #GO –Free for Baddeck Academy Girls Grades 6 – 9. For further information, please contact the Baddeck Academy School
  • #GO – Rankin School of the Narrows: Free for Grades 6-9, girls. For more information, please contact Rankin School of the Narrows 

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

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(Includes Scenic Hiking Trails Map)

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/victoria-county-trails/

Fitness, Exercise & Yoga Offerings

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  • 1 Hour Fall Fitness Class Sunday, October 23, 2016 Ingonish Beach Soccer Field 10:00 am with Certified Instructor Sheena Williams

Proudly Supported by the Ingonish Development Society & Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

  • Yoga – Middle River

Middle River Hall

Everyone is welcome, bring a mat and a smile!

Certified Instructor: Jackie MacLellan – https://www.facebook.com/jackie.maclellan.54?fref=nf

KUNDALINI YOGA

Kundalini Yoga

See you there. https://www.facebook.com/bev.bryson.1

  • Faye B. Chipchase Yoga

namaste – https://www.facebook.com/faye.chipchase/posts/1126510477361156?fref=nf

  • North of Smokey Fitness Class

Everyone welcome!

Certified Instructor Sheena Dixon: https://www.facebook.com/sheena.r.dixon?fref=nf

  • Fitness Classes

Certified Fitness Instructor Patricia Fricker: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fricker.73?fref=nf

Keltic Dancercise Classes

North Sydney with instructor Kay Batherson. Call (902)-794-3772 for further details

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There was Assistance Funding available to a maximum of $200 if you are a member of a non-profit organization registered with NS Registry of Joint Stocks to support & assist your activity with refreshments, promotion, prizes, etc: https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/funding/strategy-funding/ (***Deadline to apply was Sept. 15, 2016)

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  • If you are interested in having an activity, program and / or initiative in Victoria County during our special 5th Annual Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2016, please let me know (Name of activity, dates, description) and it can be included in our overall schedule. Please register with me at vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca (***CLOSED – Deadline to register your activity was Thursday, September 15, 2016)

Thank You as always for your continued time & consideration, support & contribution of Naturally Active for Life Victoria County initiatives, it’s greatly appreciated benefiting residents & visitors

Vince Forrestall, Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator

Box 370 – 495 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 / Tel: 295.3661 / Fax: 295-1864

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Naturally-Active-For-Life-Victoria-County-Est-2011-242631759163393/

Website:    https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/

Twitter:      https://twitter.com/pastrategyvc

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*Hats Off and Thank you to our leaders, volunteers, community groups, service providers and facility operators for their continued support, contribution and tremendous efforts to our 5th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2016 

Something For Everyone! – Healthy Lifestyle Choices for You & Your Family to Participate In This Fall 2016! A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE BEGINS TODAY

Proudly Supported by Your Partners for Health:

-Naturally Active Victoria County

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-ACOA

-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-

Thank You Everyone for Making the 4th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2015 A Great Success

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*Hats Off and Thank you to our leaders, volunteers, community groups, service providers & facility operators for their continued support, contribution and tremendous efforts for our 4th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2015. *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.

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4th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY

FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST 2015 

October 15-31

Downloadable Schedule:

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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:

Web:            https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/fall-harvest-activefest/                  

FB:               https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-County-Naturally-Active-Fall-Harvest- Fest/497020696976613

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/pastrategyvc

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.

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Proudly supported by the Following Partners for Your Health:

-Naturally Active Victoria County

-Victoria County

-ACOA

-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-

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2015

DOWNLOAD: FallHarvestFestScheduleOctober15toOctober312015PDF FallHarvestFestScheduleOctober15toOctober312015

October 15

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10:30 am

Celtic Colours – Franey Trail Guided Hike

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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:

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October 15

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Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 p.m.

Thursdays:

  • Oct. 15, “Recycle Like a Pro” with Jocelyn Bethune

October 15

Celtic Cultural Experiences

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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.
Trivia Night – Thursdays at the Frolic & Folk Pub

Frolic & Folk Pub – Iona Heights Inn (Website)http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/

No need to stay home, come on out and get smart.
8 PM start. Prizes to be won.

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

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TaeKwonDo instruction – Wagmatcook
6:00 pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays
Wagmatcookewey School Gym
$40/month

October 9-17

Celtic Colours International Festival

Celtic Colors International Festival – October 9th -17th

October 15 – 17

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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) rbernard@wagmatcook.com / www.wagmatcookcentre.com

October 16 “Kick-off”

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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 <wolfcoug@hotmail.com>

October 16, 23 & 30

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

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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

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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

October 16

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Family Movie Night

6:00 pm

Bay St Lawrence Community Centre

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Halloween Party and Haunted Hall

6-8 pm; 39 Grant Street, Baddeck

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October 17

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

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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
caclare@cbrm.ns.ca /  (office) 902 563-0901 / (cell) 902 574-2459

October 17

ATV run met at Port Bevis Loop. The approximate distance from Port Bevis to Cape Clear and was 120 KM or 80 miles.

October 18

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1 pm

Guided Hike – Gold Brook Mine Trail

(Met at Gold Brook Rd, Middle River):

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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 <wolfcoug@hotmail.com>

October 18
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ALS Tea You are invited to our first fall tea from 12 to 2 pm at the Washabuck Community Centre. Admission $5. Enjoy a tea or coffee and home baked treats. There will be a silent auction with great items to bid on. All proceeds will be donated to the ALS Society of NS, in memory of Ronald MacDonald. This event is hosted by the family.

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.

October 19

1 pm

Cabot Shores Guided Hike

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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

Cribbage 

Indian Brook Fire Hall, 7:30 pm

October 19 & 26

Gaelic Language Classes – Monday nights

http://www.feisaneilein.ca/

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 feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.

October 20

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October 20 & 27

Yoga for Beginners

Tuesdays

10:30 am

Baddeck Library!

With Certified Instructor Patsy Mackenzie

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Still spots available for this FREE Beginner Yoga program – call the library at 902.295.2055 to register.

October 20, 22, 27, 29

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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 penny@cabottrailart.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

October 21

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

penny@cabottrailart.com

October 21 & 28

Yoga

Wednesdays,  Middle River Hall. It’s at 6:30 pm!

Certified Instructor: Jackie MacLellan <jackieatschool@gmail.com>

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October 21 & 28

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Baddeck & Area Community Market

Wednesdays: 11 am to 2 pm – rain or shine

Baddeck Community Centre (Chebucto St)

***Christmas Market Dec. 2nd; 11 am to 2 pm

Baddeck Free Wheelers – “Have a senior’s moment”

Baddeck Legion Basement

Every Wednesday morning at 9:30 am; Guest Speakers and Refreshments

October 22 & 29

Yoga
5:40 pm

(Oct. 22, 29, Nov 5 & 12) Thursdays

Cape North

For the next 4 weeks beginning today. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy 2 classes a week until old man winter moves in on us. Namaste https://www.facebook.com/faye.chipchase?fref=nf

October 22, 27 & 29

Black Rock Line Dancing
Every Tues & Thurs:
7 pm Beginner Classes with Nancy & Roy Gardiner
8-9 pm Intermediate Dances
No Partner Needed

(By donation)

Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall

October 22

Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 5:30 PM at Alderwood for Kundalini Yoga.

Classes include physical exercises, breathing techniques, mantra, relaxation and meditation.

Experience your self deeply and notice a transformation towards physical strength, mental clarity and happiness. Kundalini is a powerful and effective form of yoga. Expect to feel great after your first class!

Naturally Active Victoria County was Proud to Assist Bev with a Leadership Development Assistance Fund for her Certification Training.
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October 22

Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 pm

Thursdays:

  • Oct. 22, “ABCs of All Computers” and NFB film “Atanasoff: The Father of the Computer” with David Perlman

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Family Movie Night – Ski Cape Smokey Lodge

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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

October 23

Foot Clinic 

St Ann’s Health Centre, Indian Brook. Call Nancy for appointment, 929-2745

October 23

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

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Night of the Spooks – Highland Village Museum

http://highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/

Come and celebrate Halloween with a special evening tour of the Highland Village by lamplight, complete with storytelling, skits and special effects. The tour is followed by a storytelling session in “The Tuning Room” with fuarag, oatcakes and more. This is a family activity enjoyed by all. Prepaid reservations are required. No refunds or discounts. Cost $18 per adult, $40 per family, or $10 per student. Call (902) 725-2272 for tickets. (7-9 pm each evening)

October 23-25

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October 24

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.

October 24

Ultimate Frisbee in Mabou

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October 25

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12 noon – Met in front of Dale Stone’s Rocking Horse Ranch

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Hiking Guide: Claire Drinnan

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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.

History – Boiler Trail: Leo Fownes Grandfather’s Boiler, used in the 1930’s, and abandoned when the war started. The old steam engine that ran the boiler was brought down the mountain by Leo & Stephen and is stored in our Leo & Joan Fownes Shop. ‎Fownes bros late thirties brought it up ancient tech left in forties steam powered saw mills one Fownes. Passed a lot of softwood.

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Annual Pinkalicious Dinner & Auction – 3 Nights
Coastal Restaurant, Ingonish

***Due to high demand they are adding a 3rd night!!!!

****Sunday, October 25, and Monday, October 26th are already booked….. If you would like to attend please reply ASAP.

Dinner will be the popular BBQ 1/4 Chicken Dinner with Twice Baked Potato, Seasonal Vegetable in Honey and Fresh Herbs. Fresh Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Mushrooms, Apple & Roasted Cashews with a Maple Balsamic Dressing and Strawberry Shortcake Cake for dessert.

Any and all donations are always welcome – no items too big or small. Item ideas include any homemade items: preserves, knitting, baked goods, etc. Christmas items, bath soaps & lotions, candles, jewelry, gift cards, wine….

Please contact Michelle LeBlanc at 285-2800 to book or make arrangements for donation pick ups

October 26

Adult Badminton

Baddeck Academy

Andrew MacDonald

6 pm

October 26 & 27

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FRIGHT NIGHT IN THE BAY

Bay St Lawrence Community Center, Bay St Lawrence

October 27

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Yoga – Oct. 27

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-5:30 pm Cape North
-7:30 pm Keltic Lodge in the Atlantic Restaurant.

Only $10 per class. 3 more weeks left

October 27

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North of Smokey Fitness Class
North Bay Legion
6 pm $8 / Class.

Everyone welcome!

October 28

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Exciting News for Ingonish! Ski Cape Smokey Gym will be welcoming Charlotte MacDonald to their community owned gym!

She will be offering her personal training services, one on one counseling and more!

The gym will open this coming Wednesday (Oct. 28) at 9:00am until 10:30 am and again in the evening from 5:00pm until 7pm.

Gym Days will be Monday & Wednesday & Friday!

Inbox ( https://www.facebook.com/recreationingonish?fref=nf for more details! )

October 29

Free Lecture Series – Baddeck library, 6:30 pm

Thursdays:

  • Oct. 29, “An Evening of the Macabre” – readings from Edward Gorey’s books with Claire Drinnan

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Wagmatcook Lecture Series

Mi’kmaw History Month Lecture Series Presentation
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: Wagmatcook Centre (Great Hall)

Presenter: Mr. Daniel (Danny) Paul, Traditional Speaker from Mawpeltu (Membertou)

Come join us in our lecture presentation as we close out our Mi’kmaw History Month activities… this presentation is suitable for all age groups and as always it is FREE ADMISSION and please bring a friend.

Please note: We always welcome local schools and classes to attend, just let us know asap in advance so that we can have adequate space/seating available and if there are any luncheon requirements please contact the CleanWave Restaurant (on-site) to make any necessary arrangements. We also can have seating available for your students if they bring their own lunches.

On behalf of the Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre, we thank you for your time and look forward to having you at our upcoming lecture presentation!

Wela’like (We Thank You!), Robert Bernard Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre Community & Business Support Services 10765 Hwy 105, PO Box 30029 Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia, BOE 3NO 902-295-2999 (Main) 902-295-2424 (Direct) 902-295-3306 (Fax) rbernard@wagmatcook.com www.wagmatcookcentre.com

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October 30

5:00 p.m.

Potluck Supper at Indian Brook Fire Hall. In support of Dolena Collier. Free will donation at the door

Halloween Youth Costume Dance

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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

October 30

Fall Harvest Guided Hike

1 PM – Meet at 900 Tarbotvale Rd. Hiking Guide:  Marcelle Lavoie

Hike is approximately 3 km plus in length.  The first 1/3 of the walk is uphill on uneven terrain (in the forest).

Hike includes refreshments. A beautiful hike as the colors are so amazing right now and will hike in a big forest, enveloped in red and orange.  (When it is real red you lay on the forest floor in a flaming red wind suit and you would be walked over by anyone because you would totally blend in).  When participants cross the top of the mountain they come into the open and have a few amazing views.  Participants will rejoin the old road that used to have several farms along it and this is also a beautiful feeling place – the red is all on the ground at our feet.

For further information, please contact Marcelle Lavoie marcellel@ns.sympatico.ca

October 30

Potluck Supper 

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.
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Victoria Highland Civic Centre Ice Skating Rink Into Full Swing (Season 2015-16):

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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.

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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

Fitness Classes

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

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

HIKE VICTORIA 3 LOGO(Includes Scenic Hiking Trails Map)

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/victoria-county-trails/

Green Gyms Available to Exercise In Your Areas This Fall!

GreenGymRankinRankin School – Weekdays after 3:00 pm & Weekends, Rankin School of the Narrows Iona Neils Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Centre & Comfort Station

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GreenGymSmokeyRecreationSocietyIngonish: Smokey Recreation Society (Next to outdoor arena)

GreenGymRossFerryRoss Ferry (Ross Ferry Marine Park)

 *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!

WalkaboutLogo 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/

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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 jackieatschool@gmail.com
  • #For the Girls Program –Free for Baddeck Academy Girls Grades 7, 8 & 9. For further information, please contact the Baddeck Academy School

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Steve McDermid Memorial Field – Walking Track

Baddeck Academy – Beautiful Scenic Walk Around the Track During Non-school Hours

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 “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 recreation@alderwoodbaddeck.ca

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 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.

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Neil’s Harbour New Haven Outdoor Fun Centre – Multi-use Pad & Comfort Station

Video of Facility: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=755738111187887&set=vb.100002551166705&type=2&theater

FB: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=755738111187887&l=2774360407509633974

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.

CapeBretonIslandHoppers

http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com e-mail: bretonhoppers@hotmail.com / http://www.walks.ca

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-County-Naturally-Active-Fall-Harvest-Fest/497020696976613

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*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

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