Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WALK EVENT - EAST MARGAREE

The CB Island Hoppers will be sponsoring a Group Guided Walk in the East Margaree area:

Sunday 21 September, 2014
Registration: 1:30pm  
Start Time 2:00pm
5 KM and 10 KM, Trail Rating 2C
Walk Event Registration fee is $2:00 for all members -IVV Stamp- and all guests

THE TRAIL - MARSH BROOK ROAD/TRAIL

Please note this is linear style trail, (returning on the same path)
We will use the former Marsh Brook (LOWER)  Road following along side or parallel to  Marsh Brook. 

5k walkers will travel 2.5k and return to the Start Point for a total of 5 k, and 10k will travel along the trail for 5k and return to the Start Point for a total of 10k.
Guided Walk Leader: Rollie Coombes

Driving Directions to the Start Point:
 
From Sydney follow the Trans Canada 105 West to Exit 8, continue North to Margaree and cross over the Margaree River at Doyle's Bridge continue to East Margaree. Note there are two more bridges further north along the Cabot Trail that may be taken to enter the community of East Margaree if you miss Doyle s Bridge....

Start Location:
Trail head begins at 1176 Margaree Road,  of St Micheal's Church (rear parking lot)

rfc for Cal Thistle, President CBIH

 

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

WALK EVENT SUNDAY 7 SEPT 2014

WALK EVENT:

SHIRLEY BOUTILIER MEMORIAL WALK

SUNDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2014
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 1:30pm
WALK STARTS AT: 2:00pm

LOCATION: BENGAL ROAD MIRA

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:


From Sydney follow Hwy 327 and continue to Marion Bridge, turn left on to Trout Brook Rd., this is the first and immediate left after Marion Bridge and continue on Trout Brook Road to Bengal Road located on the right (south) immediately after a small one-way bridge. 
The Start Point is located along Bengal Road, approximately 1.5 km from the intersection of Bengal and Trout Brook Roads. The walk route will take us along an old fire road towards the fire tower and return (5k). The 10k walkers will then continue south along Bengal Road turning around at a blueberry farming area.


The other driving option from Sydney: Follow Hwy 22 towards Louisbourg, crossing over Albert Bridge then right on Trout Brook Road (At Mullins Rite Stop) until you reach Bengal Road on your left.

WALK DISTANCE: 5 & 10k
Trail Rating varies between 2A and 2B
Walk Leaders: Elsie Buck (5k) Rollie Coombes (10k)
Q. 902-849-0747 or bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
 
NOTE: At the families request there will be no social function/BBQ or pot luck after the walk event.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

GLACE BAY 10K GUIDED WALK EVENT

The Guided Walk Event in Glace Bay, click on the map for a larger view and a satellite view :



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CBIH members had great weather for a 10k walk around Glace Bay with a trip through Renwick Brook, Cameron Bowl Park,and out to the Miners Museum and along the coastal trail behind the museum.

CBIH at the start Point on Reserve Street Glace Bay

Miners Museum at the "Bull Wheel"

Glace Bay Harbour looking towards Donkin




Saturday, August 16, 2014

GLACE BAY WALK EVENT

CBIH - RENWICK BROOK PARK


The CB Island Hoppers will be in Glace Bay on 24 August (see information below).

As the Trails Coordinator for CBIH it is one of the responsibilities  to prepare our Year Round Events and to ensure the routes we have selected are the  distances we have advertised them to be, or within a tolerable +- of the desired distance. We also like to have our trails/routes to be interesting to our visitors going past museums, town halls, historical locations, and parks or other locations as lighthouses and coastal routes.

Tomorrow Sunday 17 August I will be out on the trail selecting/proving a new route or modifying the route we have developed over the past 17 years in Glace Bay. - Time for a change!

I am looking for volunteers and those interested in becoming part of the Walk Committee to help reorganize the remainder of the Year Round Events now called Permanent Trails,  to walk with me s Sunday 17 August, 2:00 PM, starting at the parking lot next door to the COOP Gas Bar in Glace Bay.
The 5k route in Glace Bay will definitely be redone so that participants do not have retrace the route back to the Start Point, it will be a 5k loop style walk making it much more compatible to the original IVV/CVF format walk events. We will need a separate Walk Leader for the 5k route as required by our rules and regulations when doing a Group Guided Walk Event.

Once Glace Bay is completed we will start on the remainder of our Permanent Walks in Sydney, Louisbourg, North Sydney and Baddeck - in some cases we will simply rewrite the direction and try to find better maps for our visitors.

Call 902-849-0747 or email bretonhoppers@hotmail.com if you would like to join me for Sunday 17 August for the pre-walk event. If you collect IVV stamps this is a good opportunity to add more distance to your books!

NEXT GUIDED WALK EVENT:


Glace Bay Walk Event:
Date: Sunday 24 August
Time(s) : Registration - 1:30 PM, Start - 2:00 PM
Distance: 5K and 10K
Trail Rating: 2B
Additional Information: http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/event.cfm?eid=689


Wednesday, August 06, 2014

GLACE BAY 10KM ROUTE





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Thursday, July 31, 2014

JOHNNY MILES VOLKSMARCH - SYDNEY MINES

"COME JOIN THE CBIH FOR A WALK!"


"NO MATTER HOW SLOW YOU WALK!
YOUR STILL GOING FASTER THEN COUCH POTATOES! "
Registration Begins: 9:30am

Walk Start Time: 10:00am

The 7th Annual Johnny Miles Volksmarch (Walk) Event:

150 Pitt Street, Sydney Mines (Recreation Fields) parking lot at the ball fields and across the street from Princess Nature Trail

Sunday 3 August 2014

Registration begins: 9:30am

Walk Start Time: 10:00am

Walk Leader: Rollie Coombes - 902. 849. 0747 or
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com 

A Group Guided Walk Event that will take the participants through the community of Sydney Mines and across two local beaches, the Johnny Miles statue and the Sydney Mines Fossil Museum, plus a short walking trail.

The walk event is a figure eight (8) divided up into a series of two loops of 5k each, starting in the center of the eight (8). After the first loop the 5k walkers will have completed their goal and the 10k participants will continue on the second loop to complete their desired goal for the day!!

REMINDER:
Registration Begins: 9:30am

Walk Start Time: 10:00am


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

VICTORIA VOLKSSPORT Phoenix Festival

 Victoria Volkssport Phoenix Festival
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The next Phoenix Festival will be held on April 17-19, 2015

The Volkssport Clubs of South Vancouver Island will host the fourth Victoria Volkssport Phoenix Festival in April, 2015.
Over 350 people from all over North America attended the last festival. Everyone enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the home baking and the friendly volunteers. And the weather cooperated beautifully. We received many ideas to make the next Phoenix even better.

Keep watching our website for all the details as they develop. ( www.vvpf.ca )  We will let you know when registration is available and when we have arranged special deals with some Victoria hotels.

We can tell you that there will be a new Location. The new location is the Victoria Greek Community Centre at 4648 Elk Lake Drive which is near Beaver Lake, the Howard Johnson Hotel and many bus routes. The Centre is a beautiful, comfortable facility and they will be providing delicious Greek and Italian cuisine throughout the Festival - at the Meet and Greet, for the Saturday banquet, and delicacies and beverages will be available all weekend at a snack bar and cash bar.  
We will again offer walks as before - 5 and 10 km walks on Friday; 5, 10, 21, 32 and 42 km walks on Saturday; and 5, 10 and 21 km walks on Sunday. However, since this is a new location these will be all new walks. 
However, we can promise the same warm welcome, fun and friendship.
So, right now continue enjoying your summer activities, but put Phoenix, Victoria into your 2015 calendars.
And think about adding an extra day or two to your stay in Victoria.  Our clubs will be offering guided versions of three of our most popular and scenic YREs on Thursday evening, Friday morning and Monday morning. 
In the meantime, while you are waiting, take a look at some more people having a great time in 2013. Click here to see the photos.        
We hope to see you next April!