Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club

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Regular seasonal Karate Classes runs from the first week of September 2018 to the first week of May 2019 to accommodate busy parents and students in Northern Cape Breton who rely on the sea and tourism to make a living.

Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club

  • EVERY MONDAY (September to June – but keep updated by FACEBOOK) from
-6-8 pm at Cheticamp Fire Hall, Cheticamp.
  • EVERY TUESDAY (October to May) at North Highlands Elementary School in Aspy Bay
-4:00-5:00 p.m. beginner class. Ask to Join Facebook group CBHKC-North Highlands
-5:00-6:30 p.m. advanced.
  • EVERY Wednesday (October to May) at The Masonic Hall in Baddeck

Okinawan-style Karate Returns to Baddeck Oct. 10, 2018

The Baddeck Chapter of the Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club resumes on October 10th.

It’ll run every Wednesday (October 2018 to May 2019) beginning at 5:30 pm at The Masonic Hall in Baddeck

For further information, please ask to Join Facebook Group CBHKC-Baddeck or e-mail Sensei Leo Donovan at lgdonovan@staff.ednet.ns.ca

http://lgdonovan.wixsite.com/cbhkarate/classes

 

  • EVERY THURSDAY (September to June – but keep updated by FACEBOOK)
-6-8 pm at Cheticamp Fire Hall, Cheticamp.
  • EVERY THURSDAY (October to May) at Cape Smokey Elementary School in Ingonish
-4:30-5:30 p.m. beginner class. Ask to Join Facebook group CBHKC-CapeSmokey
-5:30-7:00 p.m. advanced.
  • ADVANCED 5-hour Clinic held twice a month at Sensei Donovan’s Home Dojo in Ingonish.
 
  • Senior Students (green belt and higher) as well as guests lgdonovan@staff.ednet.ns.ca
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Okinawan-style Karate Returned to Baddeck Oct. 10th, 2018

The Baddeck Chapter of the Cape Breton Highlands Karate Club resumed on October 10th.

It’ll run every Wednesday (October 2018 to May 2019) beginning at 5:30 pm at The Masonic Hall in Baddeck

For further information, please ask to Join Facebook Group CBHKC-Baddeck

or

e-mail Sensei Leo Donovan at lgdonovan@staff.ednet.ns.ca

http://lgdonovan.wixsite.com/cbhkarate/classes

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/karate-victoria/

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Baddeck and Area Community Market

Wednesdays

11 am to 2pm

Baddeck Community Hall

526 Chebucto St, Baddeck NS B0E 1B0

Free Admission

The regular season for the 2018 Baddeck Farmers Market ends on October 17, 2018. There is also a 2018 Baddeck Farmers Market Christmas Market on December 5, 2018 – https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/healthy-eating/baddeck-farmers-market/

 

More Information (902) 295-1787

Come down to the Baddeck and Area Community Market this Wednesday, to check out a selection of great food, home baked goods, crafts, and local produce. Vendors consist of local farmers, artisans, craftsmen and bakers serving up some of the best locally made products Baddeck has to offer.

The Baddeck and Area Community market has something for everyone!

 

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Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings in Victoria County Assistance Funds 2018-2019

The Assistance Fund 2018-19 with the Municipal Physical Activity Department is available to physical activity, recreation and sports settings that serve or sell foods or beverages through a canteen, cafeteria, vending machines, hospitality rooms and potlucks, etc. Below is the Application for Funding Assistance ***DEADLINE Nov. 16, 2018*** and Tool Kits (Please see below) created in Partnership with the NS Health Authority and Public Health assists our groups in their application (s) & implementation of this very beneficial program for residents & residents.

Application Downloadable for Your Convenience:

GrantHERSSVictoriaCountyFundingAssistanceApplication20182019PDF

Sample Canteen Menu Recipe Booklet Resource

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Tool Kit Resource

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Assists Victoria County physical activity facilities, including community halls, schools, to offer residents healthier eating options, the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011) in Partnership with NS Health Authority and Victoria County assists, supports and partners with Victoria County Volunteers, leaders, organizations, Facility Operators & Service Providers in our Communities to provide equipment replacement, healthy menus & purchases, programs & events, etc. that will assist in the preparation of healthy food and beverages and the implementation of the Victoria County Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Draft Policy Approved by Council July 2016 (Please see below):

Policy

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Who Can Apply:

Settings include but are not limited to parks, physical activity settings, multi-purpose complexes, community centres and halls, publically funded and not-for-profit fitness centers, golf courses, tennis, arena, curling rinks, art centers, aquatic facilities, summer/march break camps, sports fields, hospitality rooms & trails.

Organizations Eligible for Assistance Funding:

-Workplace Wellness Programs

-Boards that manage facilities

-Organizations accessing facilities

-Public organizations Incorporated as not for profit society under the NS Joint stocks, societies act of NS Victoria County

-Foodbanks

-Schools

Items Eligible for Assistance Funding:

***(Please refer to Pages 14-25 in the HERSS Tool Kit above for more examples)

-Meal preparation equipment

-Convection & Conventional ovens

-Refrigerators

-Dishwashing

-Vending machines, healthy options

-Panini maker

-Smoothie machines

-Grills

-Toasters

-Greenhouses

-Programming

-Community Gardens

-Healthy Menus

-Local food production

-Water Re-fill Stations

Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings 2017-18 Highlights:

Smokey Recreation Society Vending Machine
Bay St Lawrence Community centre Healthy eating Program
Central Cape Breton Ventures Local healthy lunches and snacks with wellness clinics and exercise programs
BADDECK AND AREA COMMUNITY MARKET SOCIETY Healthy hslloween
Wagmatcookewey school Dishwasher
Cape North Farmers Market Portable high tunnel greenhouse
Washabuck Community centre New freezer

Health Eating in Physical Activity Settings Funding Assistance Successful Recipients 2016-2017

Organization Project
South Haven Community Hall Refrigerator
Washabuck Community Centre Refrigerator
St Ann’s Bay United Church Hall Refrigerator
Smokey Recreational Society Refrigerator
Victoria Highland Civic Centre Refrigerator
North of Smokey Food Bank Refrigerator
Cape North Farmers Market Co-op Ltd Cider / Juice Press

 

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Earth Walk Kits Available for Loan

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To help connect more kids with nature, Hike NS has partnered with various municipal recreation departments to provide loans of Earth Walk Kits. In eight locations across Nova Scotia, including the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy Department of Victoria County (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011) and its proud partners Cape Breton Regional Library, Baddeck Library, North Victoria Library Branch and the Bookmobile, there are two Earth Walk Kits per location.

An Earth Walk Kit is a backpack full of props and tools to help adults run fun nature activities for kids aged 5 to 12. Kits are available to parents, grandparents, teachers, recreation staff, youth group volunteers and others who want to engage kids with nature. The kits are especially useful to those who have taken Hike NS’s Re-Connecting with Nature workshop.

Learn more about the kits, locations and the workshop here: https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/ourses–workshops–re-connecting/

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Spectacular Humes River Falls (60 ft)

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Region:          Victoria County, Cape Breton
Community: Wagmatcook
Length:          12.41 kms (7.71 mi) total
Hiking time: 3-4 hrs
Trail type:     Natural surface
Uses (no snow): The first portion of the trail is ATV, mountain biking and walking trails, clearly cut and wide. The Humes River Trail is new, narrow and long.
Uses (snow): The first portion of the trail is snowmobile and snowshoe trails, clearly cut and wide. snowmobiling, snowshoeing. Note: Takes longer to complete the trail snowshoeing, conditions, etc.
Facilities: Parking area at the school or in vicinity, no washrooms, all natural
Dog Use: off-leash permitted
Access Information: Highway 105 through Waycobah and/or Nyanza and drive into Wagmatcook First Nation. Turn left (Coming from Waycobah)/right (Coming from Nyanza) across from The Wagmatcook Fire Department onto Humes Rear Road and follow the road up to the school parking lot roughly 1.5 kms up the hill, road. You’ll pass the Wagmatcook Health Centre on the left, Wagmatcook Band Office, Ball Fields until you see the new school, Wagmatcookewey, on the right. Parking lot is opposite of the school.
Introduction: Humes River Falls Trail is clearly visible as it is a worn path and includes trail marking tape as well (Keep in mind the height of the snow in the winter, with no path visible, need to rely on trial marking tape, possibly compass, gps)].
-Park at Wagmatcook school. Head straight into the continuation of the Humes Rear Rd dirt road/path. Don’t go behind the school, go straight. You’ll go straight and you’ll see an open space, signage and a roadway/trail up to the right, do not go there, stay straight until you hit the 1st bridge that needs maintenance on the right side and front of it. Cross that bridge and continue straight until you hit the second bridge. but has washed away. a plank will be there to cross the water. Continue until you come to a T in the road. Go Right. Follow that path roughly 2.5 kms until you see the trail marking tape on both the right side and the left side. Take a left on the worn path and follow that up to the peak. You’ll go by a foundation as you head up. Follow the worn path, trail markings to the falls. You’ll decline to the first brook along the way with rushing water. There is a crossing straight ahead with a rope to help with your balance, or go to the right 25 ft with a rope across, which tends to be easier. Make your way up after crossing and then you reach a second brook, much easier to cross and follow that to the falls look-off with a spectacular view for pictures. Make your way to the bottom of the falls, if capable and enjoy the breathtaking 60 ft waterfall. Take your time, no race, you’ll love it, take lots of pictures. Wear bug spray, take refreshments, water with you.
Cautionary Notes: Wildlife (Bring someone with you or hike with a group/scheduled guided hike. If you see wildlife: BAM-Back Away, Act Big, Make Noise). Hunting permitted. Crossing water streams, Steep climbs. Motorized vehicles in some sections. Cell Phone reception is generally available at higher elevations. Bring lots of water and snacks, make sure your shoes are comfortable and able to get wet.
Rating (1-5): 5 [Length, Steepness, Brook Crossings, Tree Stumps, Windfalls, Narrow Path Around Trees, No Trail Signage (Trails Markings, Visible Worn path – keep in mind the height of the snow in the winter, with no path visible, need to rely on trial marking tape)]. Ratings are designated from 1 to 5 indicating suitability for all fitness and experience levels, with 5 being suitable only for experienced and very fit outdoor people. Novices should only choose level 1 and 2 hikes, and work their way up. Level 4 and 5 hikes have indicators associated with their ratings.
Victoria County Scenic Trails:
Humes River 60 ft Waterfall Pictures (All Seasons):

 

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Hike Victoria – Victoria County Scenic Hiking Trails

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Victoria County Scenic Hiking Trails Map

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Testimonial: “The brochure is Scenic Hiking Routes – Victoria County.  It is an excellent brochure because there is a map of Cape Breton with the 35 hiking routes indicated on the map and then there is a description for each hiking route indicating the level of difficulty and the estimated time to complete the hiking route: https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/hikingmapfinalproofsept152015.pdf . Thanks!” – Dawn MacKinnon, Victoria County Visitor Information Centre (Jul. 17, 2018)

Please note & pay special attention to the following updates on the above Hiking Map:

#30 – Sugar Loaf Trail: The time should be 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Money Pt Gulch Trail #19. The “old road’ is a continuation of the Money Point Road in Bay St. Lawrence. If one starts here the ‘hard’ part of the hike is climbing and descending the mountain. In the last part of the printed description mention is made of ‘bell’ in Bay Road Valley. This is a reference to the Bell Aliant building. It is a completely different way to approach the trail. The length of the hike and the difficulty are very different depending on which way you do it”.

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Please note: St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes – A friendly reminder everyone that these hikes often start on or pass over private property (i.e. Spinnegan Summit Trail). All of these hikes are prearranged with owner approval granted in advance and with the owner(s) frequently acting as guides/hosts. It is incumbent upon all involved to help keep these guidelines followed. We are spreading-the-word asking that the private nature of the hikes be respected. These hikes are open to the public only on the dates advertised.

Victoria County Provincial Hiking Trails Map

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http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/brochures/Victoria_Hiking.pdf

Cape Breton Island Hiking Trails

A wonderful resource for all hiking trails across Cape Breton Island at the link below. Select the category and then click on the link, it will provide you with all the information required on the trail.
Whether you embark on a wild adventure, delve into a cultural discovery, or take the road less traveled, larger than life experiences are just a step ahead. Follow your heart and bring home a memory that will last a lifetime.

CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK TRAILS

 www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking.aspx
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http://www.cabottrail.com/info/hiking.htm

(Video Credit: Brinton Photography)

Paradise is Just a Hike Away

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Look for Our 8th Annual Victoria County Trails Day Celebrations

May 31 to June 2, 2019!

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