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“Snowless Walk” February 18th

Due to the lack of snow...our Snowshoe Event is now a “Snowless Walk.” We start at 3 from the Washabuck Hall. Join us for a $6 spaghetti meal and a social evening!


Victoria County Naturally Active for Life

7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018 
https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck Event 2018 
https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/baddeck-winter-event-2017/

7th Annual Victoria County Snowshoe Fest 2018 – 
https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/hike-victoria-snowshoe-fest-2017/

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
HikeVictoriaSnowshoeFest2018WordHikeVictoriaSnowshoeFest2018PDF

Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program (Est. 2011)
https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/


Barra Food Bank Hours
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Barra Food Bank services will be available on an on-demand basis only.
To access a food bank representative, please contact one of the following:
Michael 902-725-2867, Dolores 902-725-2208, John N 902-622-1296 or Gail 902-577-3394.
Thank you to all for your donations and continued support.

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  Iona CAP Site (Website)  
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  Iona Heights Inn(Website) - Little Dipper - Jill Chocolates  
2 for 1 Pasta Sundays

2 for 1 Pasta Sundays at The Frolic'n Folk Pub

$13.99 + tax. Every Sunday  4-9PM

Choices of pasta:

  • Pesto Chicken Penne (cream base)
  • Maple Curry Chicken Penne (cream base)
  • Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (garlic & oil)
  • Italian Shrimp (oil base)
  • Chicken Picanté (tomato base)

(All served with garlic toast. Whole grain available)

Dine In Only. Beverage Purchase Required


Moonlight Snowshoe Walk Around Hectors Point - Friday, March 2

Join us for our special “Hector’s Point Moonlight Walk” - a moonlight snowshoe hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate.

Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be. $15 per person including snowshoes rentals, or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.ionaheightsinn.com/events/

Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn Walks begin at 7pm. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk in order to check in.

*Weather permitting


Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walk - Sunday February 11, 25 & March 11 (FEB 11 CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW)

“Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walk” at 1pm. This hike will see you walking around the snowy Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km and will end back at the Frolic’n Folk Pub. There you will receive a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate or for those that are 19/over a 10oz pint.

Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be.

$15 per person including snowshoes rentals, or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.ionaheightsinn.com/events/

Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn. Walks begin at 1pm. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk in order to check in. *Weather permitting


Little Dipper Boutique @ Iona Heights Inn
Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm. Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm. NSLC Agency Store - Beer, wine, spirits and coolers. Everyday convenience items, confections, tobacco and lottery are also be available. Phone number is (902) 725-2000

Jills Chocolates Cafe @ Iona Heights Inn
Open daily 8 am to 4 pm. Bagels, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, oatmeal, espresso based coffees, tea and of course chocolates.

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  Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society (Website)  
 
Next General Meeting - 2pm, Sunday, March 11
The next general meeting for the GNWDS is scheduled for 2pm Sunday, March 11 at the Iona Legion.

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  Rankin School of the Narrows
Sgoil Mhic Fhraing a' Chaolais (Website)
 
 
Badminton at Rankin School
Badminton after school at Rankin School for community members and students in grades 6-12 will be on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 pm from now until after March Break. After March Break it will return to the evening time slot of 5:30-7:30 pm. Come on out and enjoy a fun afternoon. Only requirement is indoor sneakers.

BADMINTON AT RANKIN SCHOOL- CHANGE IN TIME - Wednesdays
Please note for those that are attending the badminton at the school that the time has changed for until the end of February. The badminton group will meet from 3-5 pm on Wednesday afternoons INSTEAD of the evening session. New sessions begin on Jan. 24. Also a reminder if school is cancelled there will be no badminton that day.

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  Br. 124, Royal Canadian Legion (Website)  
Legion Legends Guitar Group - Thursday Night Jam Sessions
Members of the Legion Legends guitar group hold a jam session at the Legion every Thursday evening.
Feel free to drop by any Thursday for a listen (starts at 7-ish).
You can catch the group playing at the Legion March 16th for the St. Patricks Friday Supper.

The Bookmobile Visits the Legion Parking Lot Once a Month
The Victoria Co. bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30 - 7pm.
Next visit date: Feb. 23
Following dates: March 23, April 27 & May 25
Don't have a library card? No problem, request one from Larry on the bookmobile.

Chase the Ace - Every Friday Evening
Chase the Ace tickets will be on sale from 7-8:30pm every Friday with draw shortly afterwards.
Purchase a strip of 3 tickets for $5 for a chance to win 20% of daily sales plus a chance to draw the Ace of Spades to win the growing jackpot.
Participants must be 19yrs or older (bar will be open).
Complete details including "House Rules" can be found on the Legion Website (link above).
This fundraising initiative is in support of three local non-profit organizations:
Grandona Legion Br. 124; Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society; Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc.

The Latest Winner:
Feb. 16th Pauline Campbell from Jamesville

Pauline picked the Three of spades and won $119
The next draw will be Feb. 23rd with a starting jackpot of $1675 and 45 cards in the deck
Tickets will be on sale from 7-8:30pm.
Music by: Buddy MacDonald

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Feb. 23: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Mar. 2: Beef Stew
Mar. 9: Roast Pork
Mar. 16: Corned Beef & Cabbage (A St. Patrick's Day menu with special desserts)

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Feb. 23: Buddy MacDonald
Mar. 2: The Corner Crew
Mar. 9: Richard Schaller
Mar. 16: Legion Legends

You can book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY... After that, you will need to phone.
Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca
Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request.
You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178


BAR HOURS
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - bar closed

Thursday - 5:00 to 10:00pm

Friday - 4:00 to Midnight

Saturday - 7:00 to Midnight


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  Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach (Website)  
 
Highland Village Off Season Hours
Baile nan Gaidheal | Highland Village is now on off-season hours. The Visitor Centre (gift shop & administration) is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. The full site will re-open for the 2018 Visitor Season on June 1, 2018.

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  Central Cape Breton - 2015 Discover Us!  
The Wellness Walkers Program and an Adult Strength & Toning Winter Fit Class - Mondays
The Wellness Walkers Program and New in 2018 an Adult Strength & Toning Winter Fit Class - at Rankin School of the Narrows, Monday evenings, starting, Jan.22. Time: 7-8 pm. Instructor: Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. Wear comfortable shoes for indoor use. Use of the fitness equipment is for age 14 and up. Walking is for age 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Walking takes place in the gym. The Fit Class is designed for a full body workout of strengthening exercises that will make the body stronger and leaner, using hand weights, cardio and stretching. Bring a yoga mat, hand weights and water. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows class will be cancelled for that evening. Sponsored by CCBCVI, Wellness Committee and supported by Rankin School of the Narrows and Naturally Active Victoria County. For further information email: ccbcvi@gmail.com or contact Sharon 902-725-2177.

Adult Chair Fitness Class - Thursdays
Adult Chair Fitness Class: Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Bring light weights or two bottles of water to use as weights. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water. Thursday mornings: 10:30 - 11:30, starting Jan.18 until March 22. St. Columba Church Centre, Iona. Instructor: Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day. Cost: $5.00 per class. Sponsored by: CCBCVI, Wellness Committee. For further information email: ccbcvi@gmail.com

Winter Yoga - St. Columba Church Hall - Iona - Wednesdays
Winter Yoga returns – Wednesday mornings, St. Columba Church Centre, starting Jan. 17th. Time: 10am-11am. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket and water. Instructor: Linda Bryden. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day. Cost: $5.00 per class. Sponsored by: CCBCVI, Wellness Committee. For further information email: ccbcvi@gmail.com

Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2018 - on Sunday, Feb. 18th
Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2018 - on Sunday, Feb. 18th, 11- 1 pm - Come out for a snowshoe hike, along with skating and snow man making. Event takes place at Rankin School of the Narrows, overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake. Be sure to take your camera! This event is also part of the 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest program. Pre-registration is required to book snowshoes. Deadline for registration Feb. 15th. To pre-register please email: ccbcvi@gmail.com or phone Sharon 902-725-2177. Hot chocolate and a healthy snack will be provided. For further information check out www.arosnamara.com for updates. Hosted by CCBCVI, Wellness Committee, Naturally Active Victoria County, Hike Nova Scotia and Rankin School of the Narrows.

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  Féis an Eilein (Website)  
 
Gaelic Language Classes - Thursdays
Féis an Eilein will offer two 5 week sessions of Gaelic language classes using the TIP method.
The WINTER SESSION will take place at the Christmas Island Fire Hall Thursday evenings January 11th until February 8th. Beginner class 6:30-8:00pm, Intermediate class 7:30 until 9:00pm.

The cost for each 5 week session is $25.00. There is no charge for school children and native Gaelic speakers.
For more information e-mail feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.ca

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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
 
St Patrick Celebration

St Patrick's Pub Night Saturday March 10th 7.30pm with Darrell Kiegan Admission $10:00 at door.Our kitchen will be serving chili and biscuits. Bar will be open 19 and over.


YOGA - Tuesdays & Fridays
YOGA Boisdale Fire Hall Tuesdays : 7:00pm, Fridays: 10:00am Please bring a mat & blanket & wear comfortable clothing. Any questions, please contact Anita MacKinnon, 902-871-2074

Friday Darts
Fun Darts every Friday at 8 pm Teams picked by draw of cards. Fun night. Admission $5.00 19 years and over Bar open.

EXERCISE CLASSES - Thursdays
EXERCISE CLASSES Exercise classes at the Boisdale Fire Hall will resume at 10:00am on Thursday Jan 11 It is required that the registration forms for this no fee older adult fitness program be completed before officially beginning the program. For further information, please call Marie MacSween at 902 578-9070.

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  Home & School  
 
Rankin Home and School
The Rankin School of the Narrows Home and School group meets at the school at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of the month. In the event of cancellation of school, the meeting will be held the following Tuesday at 7 pm.

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  Parishes  
 
St. Barra Parish Bulletin Website
The mass times and Bulletin can be found at the following website: http://heartofcapebretonparishes.com

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  Volunteer Fire Departments  
 
Neighbourhood Watch

The Christmas Island and Area Neighburhood Watch Committee will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb 20 at 7 pm at the fire hall. Mr. Tom MacNeil, a social worker at the Cape Breton Cancer Treatment Centre, will give a presentation on the services and help the treatment centre provides. Our community liasion officer, Constable Charles Romard, will be in attendance as well. Also, we have some income tax information handouts from Wayne Banfild, a tax specialist and financial planner. In the event of poor weather, the meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, Feb 22. Mark the date on our calendar, and plan on coming out for a cup of tea and lots of information. Everyone Welcome.


Christmas Island "Grand in the Hand" Winners:
Winner for November was Angela Higgins December tickets now on sale, get them early, great stocking stuffer!! Ticket sellers are: Mildred, Michael Angus, Anna, Brandy, Jim, Hughena, Theresa, Marie and Roy. Also at Bingo on Sunday nights.

Events at Christmas Island
Bingo, every Sunday at 7 pm, Christmas Island Fire Hall

The Ways and Means Committee of the Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Dept meets on the second WEDNESDAY of the month at the fire hall. Also, The regular general membership meeting of the Christmas Island Fire Dept takes place on the third WEDNESDAY of the month at 7:30 pm at the Fire Hall. New members welcome!


Iona Volunteer Fire Department Monthly Meeting
The Iona Fire Dept. regular meeting is usually held on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Fire Hall.

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  Little Narrows Community Centre  
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