Hello Winter Baddeck Event 2017

Until March 19th, 2017 

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The Beginning & End of the World Famous Cabot Trail

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S C H E D U L E  O F  E V E N T S

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January 21-22

January 21

Dart Tournament

10:30 AM – 11 AM

37 Ross St, Baddeck – Hosted by Victoria Baddeck Legion

Registration 10:30 am – play starts at 11:00 am

2 person teams, $10.00 per player

All welcome – members and guests

Baddeck Forks Opens

Restaurant Hours Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 am to 8:00 pm – Snowmobile to the Highlands and enjoy full restaurant service at Baddeck Forks Golf Club

Learn to Meditate

– Baddeck Library, 5:00-6:00 pm

Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more info.

Mary and James at Chase the Ace

5 PM – 7 PM

Baddeck Legion (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53)

37 Ross St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

Come on out and win some money, support a good cause, and hear some great music! (Winning of money not guaranteed)

Leonard Matheson Memorial Hockey Tournament

1 – 7:30pm
Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 22

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

January 22

Novice Intermediate Hockey Tourney

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 27-29

January 27

Junior Curling

Baddeck Curling Club

January 27

Friday Night Kitchen with Brandon Collier – kitchen open 5-8 pm, music 7-9 pm

Victoria Baddeck Legion

January 27-29

Jackie Macaulay Memorial Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 28

Learn to Meditate

5:00 p.m. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Baddeck Library, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Chase the Ace with Darrell Keigan

– plays 5-7 pm, Kitchen open 4-6 pm and draw is at 6 pm currently at $8,300.00

Victoria Baddeck Legion

Karaoke

10-2 pm, $3 cover

Victoria Baddeck Legion

January 29

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 3-5

February 3

Improv Night!

5:30 p.m. Come out, have fun, and make a total fool of yourself at Baddeck Library’s first Improv Night. No experience necessary! Led by a seasoned community theatre dude. Free event, all welcome. Call 902.295.2055 to register.

Bandit performs

10–2, $7 cover…Victoria Baddeck Legion

February 4

Lions Club Kidston Beach Classic Curling Classic Bonspiel – All money raised will help the Lions Club run Kidston Beach Swim Program

Baddeck Curling Club

For information, please call Amanda MacQuarrie 902.295.1375, Roland Palmizi 902.295.3392 or Doug MacEachern 902.756.3423

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library, 5:00 p.m. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

February 5

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 10-12

February 10

Adult Paint & Sip!

7-10 pm at Baddeck Yacht Club. Only $40 In the spirit of Valentine’s, there will be 2 choices: Tree – write initials or child/children’s names OR Love sign – templates will be provided for the letters. To register, text or call Karen @ 295-0010.

February 11

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Uisge Ban Falls Winter Guided Hike

10:00 AM

Free – must have own snowshoes

2.61 km – Moderate hike. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nova Scotia (pronounced ‘ush-ka ban’). On Hwy 105, take Exit 9 and watch for signs. It is 14.5 km north of Baddeck at 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks. This is part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017 and Hike NS Winter Guided Hikes Snowshoe Series. Further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

Vince Forrestall @ vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

February 11

“Spread the Love” Valentines Event – Inverary Resort

– Ceilidh in the Pub

– Dinner and dancing at MacAulay Conference Center

– Overnight accommodation and hot breakfast

February 11

Telling Folktales Workshop

1-4 p.m. Join Storyteller-in-Residence and Folklorist, Ronald Labelle for a workshop on folktales and how to tell them. This workshop could appeal to teachers, daycare staff, parents or grandparents, aunts or uncles … anyone who feels they are a storyteller at heart or wants to give it a try! Space is limited. Admission: Free.  Call the Baddeck Library to book your spot 902-295-2055

Learn to Meditate

– Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

February 12

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Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm Uisge Ban Falls Trail

Free – must have own equipment.

2.61 km – Moderate hike. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nova Scotia (pronounced ‘ush-ka ban’). On Hwy 105, take Exit 9 and watch for signs. It is 14.5 km north of Baddeck at 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks. To be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 12

5 – 8 pm … Victoria Legion Baddeck is asking people to bring food donations for the Food Bank and a wrapped gift under $10 for the gift game ….food and music, No Charge – Tracey & Michael Cavanaugh performing – Open to All Ages!

February 18-20

February 18

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Gary W. Ross Memorial Snowmobile Races

8 AM – 6 PM

Middle River, Cape Breton NS

Registration: 8 am-10:30 am

Races start at 12 noon sharp

Admission $5.00 Adult – Under 12 Free

Hourly Door Prizes, Canteen on Site, 50/50 Draw

Dress Warm – Fun for the Whole Family!

February 18

Canvas & Cocktails Painting lessons from a local artist in a social setting!

Learn to paint with Lisa Harrison! For beginners or more advanced! Includes canvas, paint, apron and professional instruction. $35 cash admission at the door. 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Inverary Resort – Cape Breton Resorts

368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

February 19

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 20

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Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s unique heritage. As part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Heritage Day 2017 will recognize the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people.

February 20

L. MacInnis Yoga

Feb. 20th – 9 am Gentle Flow

St. Michael’s Community Hall

Lindsay MacInnis – macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com

February 20

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FREE Family Skate

12 noon to 2:00 pm – skates & helmets available to the rink if needed

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 21

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February 24-26

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Silver Dart Curling Bonspiel

Baddeck Curling Club. Contact John MacIntosh @ 902.295.1137

February 24

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Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Family Skate

7:30 – 9 pm, Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 25-26

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Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre – If you register before Jan. 31st, registration is only $40. After that the cost increases to $50. Send an email to register. stevemacdermidmemorial@gmail.com

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

February 26

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

March 3-5

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March 3-5

SNS Ride for the Cure (SRFD 2017 – Nova Scotia)

Inverary Resort – Baddeck, Cape Breton Island.

Mike Eddy – 902-478-7651 – gm@snowmobilersns.com

Join us for a fun-filled day of riding with a lunch, banquet, poker run, prizes and much more all while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer!

March 4

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

March 5

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6th Annual Middle River Baddeck Old Time Commute Trek

1:00 PM – Must pre-register at vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Must have own snowshoes

8.9 km Challenging hike. The trail includes MacMillan Mountain Road to Gillis’s Point Look-off to the Highland Road to the two Churches in Middle River and concludes with a lunch with Local Chef George Smith immediately following.

Take the Cabot Trail from the Red Barn. Entry to MacMillan Mountain Rd. is on the right. Park at the end of the road. Part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017.

For further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011). Vince Forrestall vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

March 11-12

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March 11-12

17th Annual Ladies Blarney Stone Curling Bonspiel

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/blarney-stone/4532221938

Baddeck Curling Club

Starting at 9am

Fee: $160 per team

There will be a maximum of 18 teams. Every team is guaranteed three – 6 end games.

On Saturday you will be provided with a continental breakfast, hearty lunch and superb supper… plus evening entertainment!

On Sunday you will receive a continental breakfast and light lunch. Prizes will be awarded to all six teams in the playoffs

Click here (http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/blarney-entry-form/4532644789) to submit your entry form by March 1, 2017 (online submissions only)

If you have any questions contact us by email at rachel.kelly@ns.sympatico.ca

March 11

Learn to Meditate

 Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

March 11

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Women’s Day Celebration

10 am – 4 pm (drop-in): Baddeck Library. Details TBA.

March 12

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

March 16-19

March Break for Adults at the Inverary Resort

Thursday, March 16

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown

•8-11pm – Movie Night with popcorn and soda

Friday, March 17

•8-11am – Breakfast

•All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

•12:30-2:30pm – Walking Photo Tour of Baddeck

•3-5pm – Wine and Cheese with Devonian Coast Wineries

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

•6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Saturday, March 18

•8-11am – Breakfast

•All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

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•12:30-2:30pm – Hike to Uisge Ban Falls with hot chocolate

•3-5pm – Canvas and Cocktails with Lisa Harrison

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

•6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Sunday, March 19

•8-11am – Breakfast

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Canvas and Cocktails – Painting lessons from a local artist in a social setting!

Learn to paint with Lisa Harrison! For beginners or more advanced! Includes canvas, paint, apron & professional instruction. All supplies provided with a cash bar available. $35 cash admission at the door, 3 pm – 5 pm,

Inverary Resort – Cape Breton Resorts

368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

March 18

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

March 19

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

https://www.facebook.com/Baddeck-Forks-Golf-Course-152063138150745/?fref=ts

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Baddeck Forks Golf Course

Open for the Winter Snowmobile Season!

Darren and Loretta Baker opened for the winter season on January 21st. Open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm – until the snow melts. Snowmobile to the Highlands and enjoy full restaurant service at Baddeck Forks Golf Club.

Regular Operations at Inverary Resort

http://capebretonresorts.com/our-resorts/inverary-resort/activities

Hotel rooms and meeting spaces available 7 days a week, 12 months a year

•Thistledown Pub open Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm with Live music from 6-9pm

•Hot breakfast from 8-11am every Saturday and Sunday mornings

•Saturday bonfire at 5pm every week

•Snowshoes available for use at any time

•Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub open 8am-8pm, plus NEW Outdoor Hot Tub

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Cross-country Ski on Groomed Trails in Baddeck & Area

(Conditions permitting!)

Cross-country ski in Baddeck & area on multi-use groomed SANS (Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia) trails by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club.

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Ski on the following Trails:

  • Dennison Road Trail (5.2 kms total)
  • Bell Bay Golf Course
  • The Big Glen

 A family membership of only $20 is encouraged for the 2017 season in support of the grooming by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club. Memberships are available at Morrison Motors, MacRae’s Esso, Baddeck Forks, Inverary Resort, Mackenzie Motors (Middle River) and also at the Baddeck Library.

Need Equipment

Active Outdoor Gear Loan Available at Baddeck Library

The Cape Breton Regional Library lends out a wide variety of winter equipment in partnership with the Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. It provides FREE access to this equipment through the Baddeck Library. There is adult and children’s skis, boots, and poles; reflective safety vests; various sizes of ice traction cleats; and snowshoes and walking poles in a variety of sizes available. Your Partners for Your Health: Cape Breton Regional Library, Baddeck Library, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County and NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

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https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/

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Winter Walking Safety Tips

https://canadasafetycouncil.org/senior-safety/safety-tips-winter-walking

Snowshoe, Ski at the Old Horse Track in Baddeck

If you are looking for a place to Snowshoe, Ski, Hike Walk, or Ski. 1/2 mile track – about 800 meters. Hats Off to All Involved in making this area accessible to the public

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

“Heritage Way” Community Walking Path – Alderwood

Open to the community. It is maintained during the ‎winter season 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

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

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Steve McDermid Memorial Field – Walking Track

Baddeck Academy – Snowshoe, ski, hike or walk all weekend long on the track behind the school (Next to the Brad d’Or Lake)

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Baddeck Curling Club

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/

Bonspiels: http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/bonspiels/4532152911

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Victoria Highland Civic Centre – Baddeck Arena

Contact: Andrew MacDonald amaccbwest@gmail.com

Campbell St, Baddeck, NS B0E1B0 / ph. 902.295.2292

Rink Schedule: http://victoriahighlandciviccentre.com/

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Trail Highlights

Maps & directions are available by contacting Todd Garland at 902 295 2503 or by email at mam.tag@ns.sympatico.ca

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/40584807134/

Please contact: Darren Baker: W 902-371-2650 or Work 902-295-2174

Snowmobiling in Baddeck, Victoria County

VIDEO – https://vimeo.com/122316745 . Features the Inverary Inn, Baddeck Forks Golf Club and the Annual Ride for Dad Event (in support of prostate cancer). The County of Victoria has more 365 km of groomed snowmobiling trails that lead into Highlands of Cape Breton and connect to Margaree, Cheticamp, Whycocomagh and points beyond.

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Cape Breton Highlands Snowmobile Trail Map

http://mappery.com/Cape-Breton-Highlands-Snowmobile-Trail-Map

Snowmobile Safely

Safe Riders Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program at http://www.saferiderssafetyawareness.org/

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Highland View Snowmobile Rentals

Baddeck Winter Event Special:

A complete suit rental with a snowmobile rental and if 2 or more sleds are rented together the price will be $200 per sled plus gas & oil and taxes.

Nested in the beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands, Highland View Snowmobile Rentals is located at 1773 Big Baddeck Road, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Just a 10 minute drive from Baddeck and TCH 105.

Highland View Snowmobile Rentals is a family run business that offers complete snowmobile, snowmobile clothing and accessories rentals for the whole family. Whether you are an experienced rider or new to the sport they have the sled for you.

They offer guided tours upon request that are suited for every ability. Located on SANS 780 trail, you can leave from our location and within minutes be heading up to see Cape Bretons hidden treasures, like Cape Clear and Bald Mountain look-offs or even go to Bells lake and see Alexander Graham Bell’s Chimney where his cabin once stood. The snowmobile trail system is very well groomed and signed (all done by local volunteers). Arrangements can also be made to have the snowmobile delivered to your location of choice.

Every driver is familiarized on the snowmobile and is give a trail map and contact numbers. There are a number of cabins, motels, fuel and places to eat along or not far from the trail. Having 12 snowmobiles from 500 fan to 600 liquids, single and 2up machines, we can match snowmobile to your needs.

Snowmobile range from $225 to $250 per day which includes a complete suite and helmet rental. Gas and oil charges are extra. Longer rental rates and group rates are available upon request. Along with the rentals they offer a complete snowmobile repair services, servicing most makes and models. We are also full line dealers for Choko Snowmobile clothing and Amsoil synthetic oils. We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm, (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays). So come to Cape Breton and see majestic beauty and hospitality we have to offer. Reach them on Facebook or call 902-295-0510 or 902-295-1167.

https://www.facebook.com/Highland-View-Snowmobile-Rentals-123752797658888/

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/highland-view-snowmobile-rentals/

Seniors’ Technology Training

One-on-one, free, customized help for seniors with computers, smart phones, etc. For further information, please contact Kate Oland, Baddeck Library at 902.295.2055

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Bras d’Or Yacht Club

1 Jones Street, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 – 902-295-2107

Winter Hours of Operation:

Lounge Hours

Mon – Thurs           4-7 pm

Fri                             4-11 pm

Sat                             11 am – 11 pm

Sun                            2-7 pm

Feb 3 & 17, March 3, 17, & 31, April 21 – “Foodie Friday” with Live Entertainment

Foodie Friday” 4 – 7 PM (for info call 902-304-7103)

& Live Entertainment 6 – 9 PM

Sharon A. McIntyre – Manager, Bras d’Or Yacht Club

brasdoryacht@gmail.com

Stand & Stuff Your Face (Food Service) at the Yacht Club

Tues – Sat, 11:30 am – 7 pm

Eat in or take out

902-304-7103

Your Winter Drive “To & From”

G.W. Taxi & Delivery Service

902.295.0085

9:00 am to 10:00 pm – 7 days a week!

Things to Do

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/?campaign=2017Winter&gclid=CN6iuI2c9NECFcOLswodsUYO_A

Where to Stay

https://www.cbisland.com/where-to-stay/?campaign=2017Winter

Festivals & Events

https://www.cbisland.com/festivals-events/?campaign=2017Winter

Join us for our 6th Annual Victoria County

Winter ActiveFest 2017

Something for Everyone!

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

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Schedule downloadable for your convenience:

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For all the latest details, updates and schedule of events, please visit us on-line:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/baddeck-winter-event-2017/

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3rd Season for Steps in Flight Walking Program Begins Jan 4th, 2017

Steps in Flight Walking Program
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
FREE – All ages, wheelchairs, strollers, male & female are welcome: Ages 16 & Under must be accompanied by an adult

Your Partners for Your Health:
-Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
-Parks Canada
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-Victoria County
-Heart & Stroke Foundation
-Walkabout

Watch for further details here:
https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

WALKING is the #1 LEISURE ACTIVITY FOR VICTORIA COUNTY RESIDENTS
4.1 million Canadians favourite leisure activities are walking & running, while the Victoria County Community Physical Activity Survey (Nov. 2015) & the Ipsos Reid Recreation & Physical Fitness Syndicated Survey (April 13, 2010, for Victoria County Residents) responded that walking was the #1 choice for types of physical activity or exercise Victoria County residents participated in on a regular basis.

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Mini-Steps Discovery Centre Play Program Returns Jan 4, 2017!

Mini-Steps Discovery Centre Play Program

Returns Jan 4, 2017 – 9 am to 3 pm

Monday – Friday

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

FREE

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (AGBNHS)

Parents Bring along your children or grandchildren to walk and play in the Mini Steps Discovery Centre Play Program (Books, toys, interactive displays, etc.) downstairs at AGBNHS Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, whichever time best suited their schedule….

Your Partners for Your Health:

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Parks Canada
  • Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
  • Victoria County
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Walkabout

***See you in 2017! For our 2nd Season

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

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Community Wellness Room at Baddeck Academy Returns Tonight (Jan. 3, 2017)

Community Wellness Room
Baddeck Academy
Mondays to Thursdays
6-8 pm
Leader: Cecil Kerr
FREE – Males & Females Ages 16 & up
Nov 14 – Dec 14, 2016 Usage Report:
Thank You for Contributing to the Success of the 5th Season at the Community Wellness Room, Baddeck Academy. Leader Cecil Kerr reported 126 drop-ins & 19 registrants during the 1st month of use at the Community Wellness Room at Baddeck Academy from Nov 14 to Dec 14, 2016. It’s Greatly Appreciated
Your Partners for Your Health:
CBVRSB, Baddeck Academy, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County, NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage and NS Thrive
Entry:
Please enter the door just outside the small fitness room at the school. Please do not use the main door of the school. You can drive to the door for convenience if you wish, go into the CBVRSB Garage area, up behind the cafeteria, past the playground equipment and to the front to the door. This allows better access. Facility Leader of the Program Cecil Kerr with let you in. Cecil is usually stationed in the main lobby, just outside th community wellness room.
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NEW Funding Assistance: Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings in Victoria County

NEW Funding Assistance Grants 2016-2017 Available for Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings in Victoria County

Application Downloadable for Your Convenience:

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To assist Victoria County physical activity, recreation & sports facilities, including community halls, schools, to offer residents healthier eating options, the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Est. 2011) in Partnership with NS Health Authority and Victoria County supports 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).

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The Assistance Fund 2016-17 budgeted in the 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 Jan. 13, 2017*** and Tool Kits (Please see below) created in Partnership with the NS Health Authority to assist our groups in their application (s) & implementation of this very beneficial program for residents & seasonal residents.

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Who Can Apply:

Settings include but are not limited to parks, physical activity, recreation & sports 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:

-Municipal & Staff Wellness Programs

-Boards that manage facilities

-Boards that manage 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

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Employment Opportunity: Community Technology Engagement Coordinator and Interns

4 positions available for youth in CB. 3 month term:

Community Technology Engagement Coordinator and Interns Temporary, Full Time Cape Breton Connect Partnership

 

Community Technology Engagement Coordinator and Interns Temporary, Full Time Cape Breton Connect Partnership

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Location: Recreation departments in CBRM, Inverness County and Richmond County and Physical Activity Department in Victoria County

Intern:

Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

Updating of files on the Cape Breton Connect database Assist and support recreation partners to manage electronic files on the database Ensure that all files on Cape Breton Connect have the same design Other technology responsibilities as determined by the individual recreation departments

Coordinator:

Duties and responsibilities as above, plus the additional responsibilities:

Supervise interns participating in this project to ensure terms of employment and workloads are being met. Provide weekly updates to CB Connect Partnership about progress of work. Ensure proper reporting of hours for interns hired under the program. Participate in quarterly meetings with Community Technology Network of Nova Scotia (CTNet) to ensure terms of the project are being fulfilled. Verbal and written reports to CTNet’s Executive Director as required.

Qualifications:

Post-Secondary or community college education. (It is not necessary to have completed any degree or diploma, and do not have to be currently enrolled) Ability to work independently with little supervision. Between the ages of 15 and 30 Ability to meet deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communications skills If hired, successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal record check and a Child Abuse Registry Check as well

Salary:

$17.00 per hour (Coordinator)

$15.00 per hour (Interns)

Duration: Anticipated start date: Monday, January 9, 2017

End date: Friday, March 31, 2017

To apply:

Please email resume with 3 references by December 16 to the contact below for the county in which you wish to work:

Inverness County – Donna MacDonald: donna.macdonald@invernesscounty.ca CBRM – Ashley Eisan: aeeisan@cbrm.ns.ca Richmond County – Josette Marchand: jmarchand@richmondcounty.ca Victoria County – Vince Forrestall: vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

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Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy Opens Nov. 14th

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy 

(5th Straight Year – 2016-17!)

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November 14, 2016 – March 30, 2017

Monday to Thursday

6-8 pm

Ages 16 & up, male & female

FREE access

Leader: Cecil Kerr

Partners for Your Health:

-CBVRSB

-Baddeck Academy

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-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Victoria County

-NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

-NS “Thrive” 

Offering our 5th straight year (Since 2012) for the Community Wellness Room in Baddeck

 

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5th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2016

fallharvestactivefestposter2016jpegA 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) INVITES you and/or your family, friends, co-workers &/or neighbors to enjoy Victoria County in the Fall, especially participating in our upcoming 5th Annual VICTORIA COUNTY FALL HARVEST ACTIVEFEST

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

 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 – Ingonish

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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/

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 ATBV Ride

Departs 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

HighWheelers

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

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

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.

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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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

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

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: TBA

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 

SABUC Celtic New Year Turkey Supper

Indian Brook Fire Hall, Advance tickets $20. Contact: Marion Thompson, Archie MacDonald, Pam Morrison.

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)

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

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/

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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 at Alderwood, Friday evening at 5:30PM

See you there. https://www.facebook.com/bev.bryson.1?fref=nf

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  • 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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Walkabout Fall Challenge 2016

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We challenge you and your team to walk at least 150 minutes per week during the challenge for a chance to win great prizes all while being fit, having fun and socializing. 

Too cold outside or planning another activity?  No problem.  You can still participate by counting your minutes and if you want, you can even convert your time into steps in our easy to use step converter at www.walkaboutns.ca 

Challenge Rules and Conditions

  • Send in your team registration form
  • Any walk or activity of at least 10 minutes in duration contributes towards the 150 minute per week goal.  Bike, yoga, gardening, running, swimming, anything which is active can count.  Check out www.walkaboutns.ca to convert your steps
  • Ideally, a team consists of two to five individuals.  All members of the team must walk at least once per week. More than 5 people? Create 2 teams for more chances to win.
  • A week runs Sunday to Saturday

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Walkabout Pedometers are available on loan at Victoria County Libraries: Baddeck Library & North Victoria Library Branch (Ingonish)

Prizes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • Weekly Prize: one draw for a prize pack containing Heart & Stroke Walkabout promotional items.  Teams must submit daily totals to walkabout@heartandstroke.ca each week by Tuesday at noon to be entered for a chance to win a weekly prize pack
  • Grand Prize: Teams who submitted both weekly totals are entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card
  • Bonus Prize: Participants are encouraged to send photos of walks with family or friends for an extra chance to win a $25 gift card
  • Evaluation Prize: Participants who return completed evaluation form are entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card

 

 

Evaluation

  • Announcement of prize winners will be communicated to all challenge participants

 

  • At the end of the challenge, a short (3 or 4 question) evaluation will be emailed to each participant

Claire Mac Lean

Community Health Promotion Coordinator – Eastern Region, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia

Park Lane – Mall Level 3, 5657 Spring Garden Road, Box 245, Halifax, NS B3J 3R4

Phone: 1-800-423-4432ext-1137 | Fax: 902 492-1464 | E-mail  claire.maclean@heartandstroke.ca

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Summer Walk Challenge 2016

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Summer Walk Challenge 2016 

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This challenge is a little different than our other walk challenges, and one which we hope will be a ton of fun.  This contest will be a photo challenge which will run through the month of August (1st-31st).  I encourage you to check out the poster which is attached above and share it amongst your contacts and friends and submit as many photos as you like for a chance to win great prizes!

The photos can be anything walk related.  Whether it is of yourself, your friends and family, pets, vacations, staycations, as long as you are enjoying the outdoors and getting some time in your walking shoes!

When you submit, tell us why you love walking, what walking has done for you or what inspires you to walk for a chance to win.  There are many ways to submit photos and, if on social media, don’t forget to use #WalkaboutNS

We look forward to seeing all of your amazing photos, and remember, keep walking and enjoy the sunny days ahead!

Michael Todd – Community Health Promotion Coordinator – Western Region

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902-334-1141 | Fax: 902 492-1464 | E-mail  michael.todd@heartandstroke.ca

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