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!

Monday, July 21, 2014

SUNDAY 27 JULY - GRAND NARROWS - PLUS NEW WALK ADDED

Dianna MacDonald invites all members to join her on a walking adventure in Grand Narrows:



Location: Grand Narrows Marina

Direction to Start Point: From Hwy 125 take E3 and follow Rte 223 to Grand Narrows.

The Start Point is at the Marina or formerly called Grand Narrows Ferry Dock

Date: Sunday 27 July 2014

Time: Registration begins at 1:30pm - Walk time 2:00pm

Walk distance: 5k and 10k

Trail Rating: 2B

The walk event is along the road going to Derby Point and the small beach at this location.
Great place to take a dip and soothe the soul soles of your feet!
Excellent scenery of the Bra d' Or Lakes and the Highland Village

Note:

After the walk all participants are invited to attend a picnic/BBQ at the summer residence of our hosts Maureen and Don MacKenzie in Washabuck a short distance of about 9k from our start point.

"Follow Don who will lead the way"! We will form a convoy to get to their home so there won't be much of a chance to get lost!

If you would like to bring a food item the Social Committee is suggesting a salad or a sweet of your choice.

NEW WALK EVENT ADDED TO THE 2014 SCHEDULE:

A new walk event has been added to the schedule for November, please see details on our Events Calendar http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/calendar.cfm 

Sunday 16 November "The Lakes Golf Course"



Friday, July 18, 2014

MIRAMICHI WEEKEND - MESSAGE FROM SANDY HICKEY

 The following message has been sent to all members who participated in the weekend events in Miramichi NB
 
From: Sandy Hickey
Subject: Miramichi weekend
 
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to extend a thank you to all of your club members who braved “Arthur” and came up to support the Miramichi weekend.   Unfortunately, when things are planned a year ahead of time, you never know what nature is going to throw at you and this was an excellent example.   Looking back at it now, I believe it will go down in the history books of DVC and everyone’s memory as a “hell of a weekend”.  If you don’t know already, we got 122 mm of rain on Saturday so it was quite an accomplishment to be out walking in that, especially the 10 km Sat morning in Newcastle.  The aft walk wasn’t as  bad and really enjoyable.  More of a walk than a test of endurance.  We had a great boat cruise Sunday morning and the Sackville walk was beautiful.

So thank you to all of you again.  I hope to do this again in a few years so keep it in mind.  If anyone wants to take a trip up there and do some walking I can send you the directions for the walks and you could do them on your own. 

Take care,
Sandy