Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FIRST 2015 WALK EVENT 22 MARCH - CANCELLED

THE 2015 WALK SCHEDULE IS NOT OFF TO A GOOD START!
 
THE FIRST WALK EVENT FOR THE 2015 SCHEDULE ON SUNDAY 22 MARCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS!

This will not be much of a surprise for our member!

Unfortunately the weather conditions within Cape Breton Regional Municipality have rendered the sidewalks impassable and there does not appear to be anyway in which this situation will be cleared up before the first scheduled walk of the season begins. 

Our walk leader and the trails coordinator have decided to cancel this event.

We will not reschedule this event. 

For those members who would like to snowshoe the Permanent Trail in Sydney, please note that the 2015 IVV Stamp is available at the Cambridge Suites front desk!
 The trails coordinator has decided to take a pass and nestle in for another few weeks!

Our scheduled walk event in North Sydney on 12 April will remain in effect unless conditions continue as they are the present time!

Group Walk Events within towns and villages depend on safe sidewalk conditions especially in high traffic areas, and at this time those conditions cannot be met.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

2015 SPRING WALK EVENT

PLEASE NOTE THE FIRST WALK EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS!

This will not be much of a surprise for our member!

Unfortunately the weather conditions within Cape Breton Regional Municipality have rendered the sidewalks impassable and there does not appear to be anyway in which this situation will be cleared up before the first scheduled walk of the season begins. 

Our walk leader and the trails coordinator have decided to cancel this event.

We will not reschedule this event. 

Our scheduled walk event in North Sydney on 12 April will remain in effect unless conditions continue as they are the present time!

Group Walk Events within towns and villages depend on safe sidewalk conditions especially in high traffic areas, and at this time those conditions cannot be met.
 
WALK EVENT - SPECIAL NOTICE - LOST WALKING POLE

WALK EVENT:

For those of us who are not heading south for the spring break, lets get together for a walk event!

With all the snow on the ground at this moment it is unimaginable that the first day of spring will soon be here.
Spring arrives on Friday 20 March and shortly thereafter the CB Island Hoppers will be out for our first Guided Walk Event for the 2015 season.

CANCELLED

Come out and join us on Sunday 22 March, Registration begins at 1:30pm and we step off at 2:00pm

The Guided Walk starts and end at Cambridge Suites, 380 Esplanade Sydney.

Road and sidewalk conditions and the trails within the parks will determine our route, we will use as much of our Permanent Trail/Year Round Event Trail as is possible.

Participants can decide for themselves to do 10k or 5k



SPECIAL NOTICE: 

Please note that the "Term" Year Round Event (YRE) has been changed to Permanent Trail or (PT).
For the CBIH this  refers to the five designated map walk events that we have setup in the communities of Baddeck, Glace Bay, North Sydney, Louisbourg and North Sydney.
You  or friends can do these self guided map walks on your own and not wait for the PT Group Guided Walk Event.
This is in keeping with the designation outlined by our national office The Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF).
Permanent Trails are setup in communities across Canada and are also part of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) mandate as well.
This allows world wide volkssporters to accumulate DISTANCE AND EVENT STAMPS from other participating volkssport countries.
As an example, if you as a member of CBIH are visiting NY or Las Vegas, Vancouver, Halifax or Toronto then check out the local club in that area and do their Permanent Trail and get another province or  USA Stamp in your record books, these are also available in Europe, China, Australia and many other places.
When traveling make sure you have plenty of spaces available in your Canadian Record Books as it maybe difficult to get new ones in other locations. The same with our US friends they should have USA Books as some organizations will not recognize the insert sheets that we provide.

LOST WALKING STICK/POLE

Wendy Snook is looking for a walking pole, WONKA  Outdoor Products, last seen at Ben Eoin.
This is part of a set and she may have loaned the second pole to someone on the trail.
If you know the whereabouts of this pole please contact Wendy at 902-564-1440 or simply email
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com and we will pass on the information.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

JUST A LIITLE HUMOR ON WALKING

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE PUNS;
Importance of Walking

 
   Walking can add minutes to your life.
   This enables you at 85 years old
  to spend   an additional 5 months in a nursing
   home at £2000 per month.

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    My grandpa started walking
    five miles a day when he was 60..
    Now he's 97 years old
    and we don't know where he is...

   
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    I like long walks,
    especially when they are taken
    by people who annoy me.
  
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    The only reason I would take up walking
    is so that I could hear heavy breathing again
.
   
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    I have to walk early in the morning,
    before my brain figures out what I'm doing..
   
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    I joined a health club last year,
    spent about £1000.
    Haven't lost a KG.
    Apparently you have to go there.

  
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Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
    I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

   
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    I do have flabby thighs,
    but fortunately my stomach covers them.

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    The advantage of exercising every day
    is so when you die, they'll say,
    'Well, he looks good doesn't he.'

   
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    If you are going to try cross-country skiing,
    start with a small country.
   
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    I know I got a lot of exercise
    the last few years,......
    just getting over the hill.

 
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   We all get heavier as we get older,
    because there's a lot more information in our heads.
    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
   
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    AND


    Every time I start thinking too much
    about how I look,
    I just find a Happy Hour
    and by the time I leave,
    I look just fine.

   
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   You could run this over to your friends,
  But just e-mail it to them!

NOVA SCOTIA HERITAGE DAY (VIOLA DESMOND DAY)

In celebration of Nova Scotia Heritage Day (Viola Desmond Day), the Cape Breton Regional Municipal Recreation Department is offering free skating sessions and one free swim session on Monday, February 16:

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.        Centre 200, Sydney
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Sydney Mines Community Centre
1:20 – 2:20 p.m.      Emera Centre, North Sydney
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.     County Arena, Coxheath
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.      New Waterford Arena
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.      Dan K Stevens Arena, Eskasoni
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.      Dominion Rink

SWIMMING
1:00 – 3:00 P.M.               Cape Breton Family YMCA

For more information, contact Cape Breton Regional Municipal Recreation Department at 563-5510 or email recreation@cbrm.ns.ca;  website:  www.cbrm.ns.ca

 Heather MacDougall, BPR, BTHM
Program Coordinator
CBRM Recreation Department
320 Esplanade, Suite 204
Sydney, N.S.  B1P 7B9

Tel:  902-563-5512
Fax:  902-563-2611
Email:  hgmacdougall@cbrm.ns.ca

Friday, January 30, 2015

NEW SYDNEY RIVER BRIDGE - ACTIVE TRANSPOTATION

MEMBERS

CAPE BRETON ISLAND HOPPERS VOLKSSPORT CLUB,

This is an event that our club should get behind to show that we are active living people. Let's show how many active people we really have!

We need the maximum number of Active Living people we can to show the Minister that $$ invested in Active Transportation infrastructure is good for citizens and is paying off.

What
:Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

Where
:On the Sydney side of the NEW Sydney River Bridge

When
:Noon, Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Other
1.  Transportation and Infrastructure (TIR) Minister Geoff MacLellan will be there among other officials.  
2.  Cyclists and Active Transportation supporters- WALKERS AND JOGGERS- are urged to be there for this special event.  Meet at the Bridge by 11:30am.
3.  The Ceremony will include short messages from the officials, a walk/ride across the bridge and back
4.  Everyone invited at the TIR offices following the ceremony for a get-together, refreshments will be served.

This the beginning of a new era and it should be supported/celebrated

See you there!

Cal Thistle president, CBIH

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ROOTS TO BOOT FESTIVAL - BEGGAR'S BANQUET

CBIH MEMBERS,


ROOTS TO BOOT FESTIVAL - LOUISBOURG AREA AND

BEGGAR'S BANQUET



The first annual "Roots to boot" is a weekend festival taking place in the communities of Ch├ęticamp and Louisbourg, 11 - 14 June 2015. It offers a unique blend of walks, storytelling, food experiences, local flavour concerts and late night square dances.


Club President Cal Thistle, The Social and Walk Committee have been at work to bring something new to our organization and we hope to make this an annual event.

Please find attached to your email a schedule and registration form outlining our newest and exciting adventure at Fortress Louisbourg and The Beggar's Banquet at "Point of View Suites" Louisbourg.

See the website for the Beggar's Banquet:


I have sent out the same registration in two formats, if you have any difficulties please let me know and I can send the form in any format you require or simply ask for a paper copy at the next walk event.

Come join us for the walk events and stay for the banquet! 

REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED 01 APRIL 2015!!

PLEASE PRINT OFF THE REGISTRATION AND GIVE A COPY TO ANOTHER CBIH MEMBER

The CB Island Hoppers have been invited to partner with Fortress Louisbourg Association and Parks Canada to provide a special walk program that will include Fortress Louisbourg and the Lighthouse Coastal Trail.

The first annual "Roots to boot" is a weekend festival taking place in the communities of Ch├ęticamp and Louisbourg, 11 - 14 June 2015.  The CB Island Hoppers will only be sponsoring walk events in the Louisbourg area for the 2015 season. The festival offers a unique blend of walks, storytelling, food experiences, local flavour concerts and late night square dances.

Some of our members may be interested in the late night square dances as well!

Cal Thistle, president CBIH

Monday, December 22, 2014

TO ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS


To:
All Members and Friends of the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club

christmas lights in village


Have a wonderful Holiday!



beautiful christmas design elements 02 hd pictures
From:


Cal Thistle President, The CB Island Hoppers






 aaaahhh humbug! No walking until March!!!
Merry Christmas anyway! Rollie

Sunday, December 14, 2014

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALK EVENT - RESCHEDULED

SPECIAL NOTICE – COME OUT AND ENJOY A CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALK EVENT:  SUNDAY 14 DEC

HEAVY RAINS ARE STILL FORECAST FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY AND THIS EVENING!!
THEREFORE WE HAVE RESCHEDULED FOR:
  Tuesday 16 December @ 6 p.m.
Meet the group at the Sydney Cambridge Suites, on the Esplanade.
Don MacKenzie has prepared a special one hour/5K Christmas Lights Walk Event:
Don will use our 5K route with short diversions to see some of the spectacular Christmas Lights on some of the more well known private homes and business establishments in the area.Bring your Distance Books if you want to record kilometres.
 Judy Lorway and our Social Committee have volunteered to provide hot refreshments after the walk event!

Location and more details will be provided at the walk!