Bell Bay Golf Club 1st Annual ‎Open House

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Rediscover ‎Bell Bay Golf Club

Please Join Them on May 21st @ 5 PM

All residents of ‎Baddeck and surrounding areas are invited to ‎Bell Bay Golf Clubs 1st annual ‎Open House on May 21st @ 5 PM

Come rediscover Bell Bay Golf Club and the amenities they offer throughout the season including ‪‎Bell Bay Academy and practice facilities along with weekly league play

‪‎PGA of Canada Professionals will be hosting a FREE clinic between 5 PM – 6:00 PM and all are welcome. ‪‎Professionals will be covering both short game and full swing and will be providing equipment for those in need. Kids are welcome! They’ll have a station for the  young ones to be introduced to the game

FREE HOTDOGS & MUNCHIES

They’ll be outlining details of a new Men’s & Ladies Leagues, introducing their new menu and answering any questions you may have. Eric Toben looks forward to seeing you all on Saturday – Eric Tobin Bell Bay Golf Club eric@bellbay.ca 902.295.1333 ext 226

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/facilities/golf/

Baddeck & Area Community Meeting Notice – The Cape Breton Open

Please Join Us May 23, 2016 @ 6 PM

Bell Bay Golf Club along with the organizers of The Cape Breton Open a Mackenzie TOUR- PGA TOUR Canada event will be hosting a community meeting along with information session. This will take place May 23rd at 6PM located in Bell Bay’s clubhouse.

All residents from Baddeck and surrounding areas are encouraged and welcome to attend. The Cape Breton Open will take place August 29th to September 4th. The meeting will cover the following areas:

  • Amount of Volunteers Needed
  • Volunteer positions available
  • Event parking
  • Community involvement & spin off
  • Event logistics

About the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada

The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer – it’s where tomorrow’s stars begin their path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. The Mackenzie Tour’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for their members, fans, volunteers and partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf and enrich the communities they visit We look forward to seeing you,

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/facilities/golf/

Baddeck & Area Meeting: The Cape Breton Open a Mackenzie TOUR-PGA TOUR Canada

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Baddeck & Area Community Meeting 
Bell Bay’s Clubhouse
May 23, 2016 – 6 pm
Bell Bay Golf Club along with the organizers of The Cape Breton Open a Mackenzie TOUR- PGA TOUR Canada event are hosting a community meeting and information session
All residents from Baddeck and surrounding areas are encouraged and welcome to attend. The Cape Breton Open will take place August 29 to September 4, 2016. The meeting will cover the following areas:
•Amount of Volunteers Needed
•Volunteer positions available
•Event parking
•Community involvement & spin off
•Event logistics
About the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada
The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer – it’s where tomorrow’s stars begin their path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. The Mackenzie Tour’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for their members, fans, volunteers and partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf and enrich the communities they visit They look forward to seeing you:
-Eric Tobin – Bell Bay Golf Club eric@bellbay.ca
-Sandy Campbell – The Cape Breton Open sandy@capebretonopen.com

Here is an Update on the Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy (Apr. 15, 2016):

Here is an Update on the Victoria County Physical Activity Strategy (Apr. 15, 2016):

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VICTORIA COUNTY COUNCIL VOTES TO PROVIDE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STRATEGY FUNDING FOR ANOTHER YEAR

(Baddeck, N.S.)  Victoria County council has approved funding for the municipal physical activity strategy. This next year will see work concentrate on making programs self-sustaining.

The Victoria County Physical Activity strategy has been very successful and much has been accomplished,” said Warden Bruce Morrison. “The strategy’s goals were to raise awareness, create partnerships and get the residents of Victoria County moving. We are definitely on the right path”, he said.

Launched in 2011, the program saw consultations with community groups and leaders. From these talks came the creation and development of physical activity programs for youth, seniors, First Nations Communities, women and more.

We have built a strong foundation for the future of physical activity, healthy eating and general health and wellness for our residents,” said the warden. Health & wellness policies have been developed within the county and in area schools and partnerships are now in place.

Before this program, for example, many area schools – with excellent wellness facilities, were out of reach for community members after school hours. This program has seen partnerships and policies created, that provide access to the facilities in the schools for our residents,” said Morrison.

A recent phone survey found that Victoria County residents had increased their level of awareness and their level of physical activity since the launch of the strategy.

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Upcoming Snowshoe Hikes

Upcoming Guided Snowshoe Hikes (March 5 – 18, 2016)

March 5, 2016

***Due to no snow the Washabuck Community Centre is cancelling their snowshoeing event scheduled for Saturday, March 5th at 2:00 pm.

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http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

March 6, 2016 

5th Annual Baddeck to Middle River Old Time Commute Trek HELD

Victoria County: 8.9 km Challenging hike.

Take the Cabot Trail from the Red Barn. Entry to MacMillan Mountain Rd. on the right side of Cabot Trail. Park at the end of that road. The trail takes you from MacMillan Rd. to the two Churches in Middle River. There was a free Lunch with Local Chef George Smith immediately following.

Proudly Supported By Naturally Active Victoria County, Victoria County & ACOA

Guide:

March 12, 2016

***Still on-Regular Hike: White Point Guided Snowshoe Hike

10:00 AM, FREE – Moderate Hike

Please bring your own snowshoes. In White Point – meet at White Point Wharf   Dress accordingly, bring water and snacks.

White Point (Cape Breton)

March 12, 2016

CANCELLED – Black Brook Trail Snowshoe Hike

The Black Brook snowshoe hike which was scheduled for March 12 , will not be held as construction is taking place there in CBHNP  and there is no parking available.

March 13, 2016

Skyline Trail  “Ultimate” Guided Snowshoe Hike 

11:00 AM; FREE – (No dogs please as per park rules)

The Skyline Trail is located 27 minutes north of Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail. Find directions here: http://tiny.cc/gxyo7x. Proudly Presented By Naturally Active Victoria County & ACOA

Meet at the trailhead.

Please bring your own snowshoes. Easy Level Trail.

Don’t forget your camera! Bring water & dress accordingly! Bring your friends, co-workers, neighbors & relatives, meet new friends!

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Guide:

  • Larry Gibbons wolfcoug@hotmail.com
  • Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

March 18 (Storm date: March 20th)

2nd Wreck Cove Snowshoe Trek 2016

“Imagine: A Breathtaking Trail You Never Planned to Hike Before”

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March 18, 2016 (Snow date, If cancelled – March 20th)

FREE – Join Local Guide Marcelle Lavoie for her 2nd (2013 – 1st) Winter ActiveFest Wreck Cove Snowshoe Trek 2016

Spectacular views await! Challenging uphill – one way. Round trip 4 mile – dam, Surge lake, Breathtaking. Includes social & refreshments immediately following.

Please park at Wreck Cove General store.

Don’t forget your camera! Bring water & dress accordingly! Bring your friends, co-workers, neighbors & relatives, meet new friends!

11:00 am – Wreck Cove, Victoria County, Cape Breton

902-295-3661 / http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com

 St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Hikes

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Meet at 1:00 pm

Mar. 12 – most strenuous and demanding hike of the year to the top of Spinnigan with Brigitta Buehlmann. Meet at 43610 Cabot Trail. Poles, water and snacks required. Not for rookies

Mar 19 – Mary Ann Wilson guides hikers along her Goose Cove ravine woodland trails. Meet at 1832 Meadow Road

Mar. 26 – meet Bev Brett at Gaelic College parking lot for a hike along the old road to Black Cove past the location of the historic but no longer extant Rev. Norman MacLeod’s farm and Presbyterian church.

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/st-anns-saturday-afternoon-community-hikes/

LINKS:

FaceBook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naturally-Active-Victoria-County/242631759163393

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/PAStrategyVC

Website:

www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com

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3rd Annual Ski Cape Smokey Open House 2016

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Ski Cape Smokey “Open House”

Sunday, February 21, 2016

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE – Open to Everyone, Rentals until they run out so come early!

Proudly Presented by Your Partners in Wellness:

-Smokey Recreation Society

-Ski Cape Smokey

-Naturally Active Victoria County

-Victoria County

-NS Thrive

-NS Health & Wellness Active Living Branch

Open Weekends 9 am – 4 pm Fri/Sat/Sun plus Heritage Day (2016)

March Break (March 14-18) will be open 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/capesmokey / http://www.skicapesmokey.ca/home

Do you have twitter or instagram? Make sure you follow us on both so you don’t miss any of our updates! Instagram: skicapesmokey

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http://www.skicapesmokey.ca/events / https://www.facebook.com/capesmokey?fref=nf

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Steps in Flight Walking

Great News….Just Confirmed: ‪#‎NaturallyActiveVictoriaCounty is pleased to announce in Partnership the return of:

#‎StepsinFlightWalking 2016

Monday to Friday (Begins January 4, 2016)

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

‪#‎AlexanderGrahamBellNationalHistoricSite (AGBNHS)

FREE Ages 16 & Under must be accompanied by an adult

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‪#‎Walking was the number 1 activity chosen by ‪#‎VictoriaCounty residents during the 2010 Ipsos Reid Survey. Walking can be tough during winter with slush, ice, snow, rain, etc. So, we have you covered with indoor walking away from the elements.

Walk in a safe & friendly environment during a time that best fits your schedule 8:30 – 3:30 pm at AGBNHS. You must bring indoor footwear and a coat hanger is available to hang-up your outdoor wear.

Cancellations for any reason will be announced via social media, media.

Your Partners in Your Health:

#NaturallyActiveVictoriaCounty

#VictoriaCounty ‪#‎ParksCanada #AlexanderGrahamBellNationalHistoricSite

‪#‎BellMuseum

‪#‎HeartandStrokeFoundationofNovaScotia

‪#‎Walkabout

‪#‎HeartandStrokeWalkabout

-Look for further information once its available: Pedometers, presentations, resources, etc.

#NaturallyActiveVictoriaCounty wishes to Thank All of Our Partners in collaboration, including Madeline Harvey and #ParksCanada & Claire MacLean, ‪#‎CommunityHealthPromotionCoordinator, Eastern, ‪#‎NovaScotia | ‪#‎HeartandStrokeFoundation for partnering with us providing a supportive environment for residents & visitors to be physically active.

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