Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Proud to Participate in World Oceans Day and The Great Trail Event June 11, 2017

Hats off to all involved on a great World Oceans Day Event Yesterday at Iona Wharf and Port, along with the Official Opening of the Waterways Launch for 24,000 km The Great Trail – (Trans Canada Trail).

What a setting, viewscape for this part of the TCT – Kudos to all for making this happen. Thank You Ann Marie MacNeil, your Team (s), Organization(s) for all you do and the Invitation to Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) to Participate – it’s greatly appreciated.

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HELD – Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc. Invited You to the Official Opening of the Bras d’Or Lake Water Route, a part of the Great Trail and the Access Point at Iona Port Bras d’Or Lake Water Route, a 377 km part of The Great Trail

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Official Opening:

1 pm – Àros na Mara The Great Trail Centre (2583 St. Columba Road, Iona)

Refreshments followed

Join us for the day

12-4:30 pm – Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Everyone Welcome!

Schedule of events: http://www.arosnamara.com  – ccbcvi@gmail.com  or phone 902-295-0219

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“Bike to Bite” Bike Ride 2017 (Postponed to Oct. 14th, 2017)

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POSTPONED to Oct. 14, 2017: “Bike to Bite” – Bike Ride 2017

(Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

Signature Event of the 6th Annual Bike Victoria Week 2017
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Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Rain date: June 17th)

8:30 – 9:00 am – Registration and pick-up your bike at Big Baddeck Road next to the Baddeck Forks Golf Course (Look for the Pedallers By The Bay Trailer)

Meet at the turn to Big Baddeck Road just before the entrance to Baddeck Forks Golf Course in Big Baddeck (Directions via the RCMP side)

Only $15 each – Includes bike (If needed – until they are not available, maximum 10 available at no cost!), helmet, water bottle and a lunch at the Baddeck Forks Golf Course.

Cycle starts at 9:00 am (When you register, please tell us your height, male or female and also, you must sign a waiver to participate); Distance: 10 kms

Andree Crepeau, Velo Cape Breton [May 17, 2017] – Subject: Re: Bike to Bite Cycling Event – Great event Vince

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and “Pedallers by the Bay” Proudly Present the “Bike to Bite” Bike (Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

The ride starts at the entrance to Big Baddeck Road (counter clock wise). Journey stops at The John Morrison Weaver Cemetery. There we will have a guided hike with historical information about the pioneer cemetery provided by Pauline Diekelmann. From there journey will continue to bicycle the Big Baddeck Road with stops along the way to Centre Bridge and back to the hall and lunch at the Baddeck Golf Course Restaurant.

Must pre-register (By 4:00 pm on June 9th) and/or for further information, please contact Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Cross Cycling Off Your ParticipACTION 150 Play List– Chance to win some swag (Backpacks, Frisbees and/or water bottles

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NS TIR Bicycle Book for kids

http://gov.ns.ca/snsmr/pdf/ans-rmv-bicycle-book.pdf

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Cape Breton Connect.ca Launch Scheduled

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Official Opening of the Bras d’Or Lake Water Route, part of the Great Trail and Access Point at Iona Port

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Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc.

Cordially Invites You 

to the 

Official Opening of the Bras d’Or Lake Water Route, a part of the Great Trail and the Access Point at Iona Port

Bras d’Or Lake Water Route, a 377 km part of The Great Trail

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Official Opening:

1 pm – Meet at Àros na Mara The Great Trail Centre

(2583 St. Columba Road, Iona)

Refreshments to follow

Join us for the day

12-4:30 pm – Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Everyone is Welcome!

For schedule of events please visit: http://www.arosnamara.com  – In case of inclement weather, or for information email ccbcvi@gmail.com  or phone 902-295-0219

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THANK YOU for 6 Great Years in Partnership Heading into Year 7!

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Sharing Successes in Partnership since 2011:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/success-stories/

Sharing Testimonials in Partnership since 2011:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/testimonials-2/

2011-14:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/2011-14/

Celebration 2014:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/celebration/

2 Time Gold Medalist & Flag Bearer Heather Moyse Addresses Municipal Council Oct. 2014:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/gold-medalist-addresses-municipal-council/

What We’ve Achieved:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/what-weve-achieved/

2012-13:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/2012-13/

2013-14:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/2013-14/

2014-15:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/2014-15/

2015-16:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/2015-16/

2016-17:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/testimonials/2016-17/

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6th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Physical Activity Challenge 2017

CanadadayPhysicalActivityChallengeBanner2016It’s Time to start planning for the 2017 Victoria County Fitness Challenge.  

The three events to complete the challenge are the Englishtown Mussel Fest 5K on June 24, 2017 followed by the Velo Cape Breton Cycling around St. Ann’s Bay afterwards, and the Dan MacDonald 10K in Baddeck on Canada Day (July 1, 2017).

Contact Robin Stuart robinstuart@ns.sympatico.ca for details, or see the schedule at cbtrisports.com

Complete the Englishtown Mussel Fest Run, St. Ann’s Bay Bike Ride and the Dan MacDonald Run and you’ve achieved the challenge with loads of fun, social, physical activity, refresments, etc.

June 24th, 2017—13th Annual Englishtown Mussel Festival—9:00 am registration for 5 km and 1 km road race; 11:00 am Beaton Institute to discuss our local history in photographs (including ones at our hall); 12:00 noon–6:00 pm Mussels, Lobster dinners & BBQ plus live music inside and out. Come join us. Come lend a hand too.

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Participate and cross running and cycling off your ParticipACTION 150 Play List and have a chance to win some ParticipACTION 150 Play List Swag!
Proudly Supported By Your Partners in Health:
-Englishtown Mussel Fest
-Englishtown Community Hall
-Baddeck Runners Club
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-Victoria County
-Velo Cape Breton
-ACOA
-Destination Cape Breton
-ParticipACTION
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Cabot Trail Spring Challenge Continues Until June 30, 2017

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Cabot Trail Spring Challenge 2017

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Join your friends (or meet new friends), family and/or neighbors on a virtual trip around the beautiful World Famous Cabot Trail!

Enter and be eligible for Prizes, Giveaways!

-May 15 to June 30, 2017-

Join a group at your local Library in Baddeck, Ingonish or Community Centre in Bay St Lawrence at www.walkaboutns.ca / Visit: www.walkaboutns.ca to register and Join Victoria County Libraries and Community Centres to Participate with a Group Goal of Completing the Virtual Walk of the World Famous Cabot Trail http://walkaboutns.ca/groups/victoria-county-libraries-and-community-centers/

Contacts for further information:

  • Bay St Lawrence Community Centre:

baystlawrencecommunitycenter@gmail.com

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  • Baddeck Library:

baddeck@cbrl.ca

  • North Victoria Library Branch:

ingonish@cbrl.ca

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Participate in the Spring Challenge 2017 and cross walking off your ParticipACTION 150 Play List with a chance to win some swag!

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Possible Routes

  • Baddeck, Cape Breton

Time: 0.53 Hours

Distance: 2.54km
Steps: 3175 Steps
Difficulty: Easy

Route: http://walkaboutns.ca/routes/cap-day-route/

  • Baddeck Bay, NS (Beinn Breigh)
Time: 0.5 Hours
Distance: 2.40km
Steps: 3000 Steps
Difficulty: Easy
  • Baddeck to Whycocomagh, NS
Time: 8.02 Hours
Distance: 38.51km
Steps: 48138 Steps
Difficulty: Hard
  • North River Bridge to Baddeck
Time: 7.67 Hours
Distance: 36.80km
Steps: 46000 Steps
Difficulty: Hard
  • A nice long walk, mostly along the highway and through Baddeck
Time: 4.61 Hours
Distance: 22.13km
Steps: 27663 Steps
Difficulty: Medium
Type:

Notes: A nice long

Route: https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/cabot-trail-spring-challenge-2017?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

  • Ingonish Beach
Time: 0.9 Hours
Distance: 4.34km
Steps: 5425 Steps
Difficulty: Easy
Type: Rural

Route: http://walkaboutns.ca/routes/beach-crossingfresh-lake-route/

  • Ingonish Beach (Keltic Loop)
Time: 0.45 Hours
Distance: 2.18km
Steps: 2725 Steps
Difficulty: Medium
Type: Rural

Route: http://walkaboutns.ca/routes/keltic-loop/

  • Ingonish to Wreck Cove
Time: 6.63 Hours
Distance: 31.84km
Steps: 39800 Steps
Difficulty: Hard
Type:

Route: http://walkaboutns.ca/routes/forrest-walkabout-day-58-july-9/

  • Neil’s Harbour to Ingonish
Time: 3.97 Hours
Distance: 19.07km
Steps: 23838 Steps
Difficulty: Hard
Type:

Route: http://walkaboutns.ca/routes/forrest-walkabout-day-57-july-8/

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:

  • Walkabout, Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • North Victoria Library Branch
  • Baddeck Library
  • Cape Breton Regional Library
  • Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
  • Victoria County

Record your steps taken each day by yard work, raking leaves, mowing, hiking, grocery shopping, walking, running, cycling, gardening, yoga, walking, etc. – check here to calculate your steps each day – They add up quick!:

Steps Conversion Chart

Downloadable for Your Convenience
(Get steps from gardening, shoveling snow, hiking, cycling, etc.): StepsConversionChart

Minutes to Steps Chart

To convert your walking time from minutes to steps, multiply the minutes you walked by 133 steps. (For example: 15 minute walk x 133 steps/minute = 1995 steps (approximately 1 mile)

Are You Getting Enough Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle Each Day

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…

Urban Walking Poles Available for Loan Assisting You in Spring Challenge 2017:

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Naturally Active for Life Victoria County‬ is Walking‬ Today! Are You?

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Steps Conversion Chart

Downloadable for Your Convenience (Get steps from gardening, shoveling snow, hiking, cycling, etc.):

StepsConversionChart

Minutes to Steps Chart

To convert your walking time from minutes to steps, multiply the minutes you walked by 133 steps. (For example: 15 minute walk x 133 steps/minute = 1995 steps (approximately 1 mile)

HELD – Nova Scotia Walk Day 2017

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Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Participated in NS Walk Day 2017 on May 10th – Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ invited you to participate in Nova Scotia Walk Day! Celebrate the joyful side of walking on with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and take the first step towards a healthier heart.   Commit 10 minutes anytime on May 10th to walk with your friends, co-workers or by yourself. Registered participation walkabout@heartandstroke.ca and entered to win a prize.

You were invited May 10, 2017th!

Nova Scotians have walked over 3 billion steps and celebrated! Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is supporting thousands of Nova Scotians to discover the joy of walking.

All Nova Scotians were invited to walk on May 10th. Walk with Friends, colleagues, neighbor or dog and enjoyed a walk.

Where will walking take you?

Create your own walk by hosting an event in your area or by simply taking 10 minutes and going for a walk! Register your walk by emailing

walkabout@heartandstroke.ca

for a chance to win a prize.

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