Thursday, July 15, 2004

Summary of Coming Events:

25th of July @ 2pm South Head

SATURDAY, 7th of August @ 08:00am Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck

August 8th @ 1:00pm, at Cape Clear

Tuesday, 10 of August @ 08:00 Baddeck, Uisge Ban Falls

Louisbourg Lighthouse Walk, Saturday, 21 August @1:00pm

Fortress of Louisbourg, Sunday, 22 August @ 09:00am

Last Walk For July:

On the 25th of July, 2PM Shirley Pettigrew will be the walk leader at South Head, From Glace Bay follow the Signs to Port Morien and then onto Waddens Cove.
From Sydney and area take Hwy 22 (Louisbourg Hwy) and turn left onto Rte 255, then left at stop sign (Mira Gut) and watch for signs to Waddens Cove and South Head. Our club sgns ["VOLKSSPORT"--->] will also be setup near the turnoff to Waddens Cove.
The Start Point is at the turnoff for "CHRIST CHURCH".

AUGUST Will Prove to be an Exciting Month of Walking Adventures and meeting Volkssporters from other areas of Canada, The USA and Europe!

There are TWO (2) UNSCHEDULED, Bus Tour WALKING EVENTS; Plus Two (2) ACADIAN EVENTS in Louisbourg and a VERY special 'VENTURE' into the Highlands of the Island.

Come out and meet the Group from Aquila Tours:

{This walk event is not on our regular schedule}

SATURDAY, 7th of August @ 08:00am
Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck

We will begin the Walk at the Silver Dart Lodge and use the year round event (YRE) stamp for the Village of Baddeck.

The Walk Leader for this Event is Rollie, 849-0747.

The Tour Guide is:
Steve Anderson, from:

Aquila Group & Association Travel
Creating Moving Experiences - Expériences sans Pareil
Tel: 506-631-0149 Fax: 506-658-0969
PO Box 6895, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4S3

Our regular Scheduled Event for August 8th @ 1:00pm, at Cape Clear will be lead by Bill Boutilier, 727-2250.

E-Mail: Bill&Shirley Boutilier

From Sydney or Port Hawkesbury take the Trans Canada Highway (105) take Exit 7 at the "Red Barn" and continue to Hunters Mountain, Highland Road is on the Right, there is a Natural Resources wardens hut on the left, we will meet at this location to carpool to the Start Point which is located another another 45kms along the Highland Road.
The walk begins at 1:00pm and those of us who would like to carpool should meet at 12-12:15.
The view at Cape Clear is magnificient and the drive to the area is an adventure in its self.

A second Bus Tour coming to the island and not on our regular schedule will be here on:

Tuesday, 10 of August @ 08:00

We will meet this group at The Telegraph House at 0745am and then drive to Uisge Ban Falls for a 10K walk event, this will be a new and seperate stamp from our YRE stamp in the Village of Baddeck.

This group of walkers will arrive the previous night and some will do our walk event in the village that evening.

I plan on being the Walk Leader for this Event as well but would like to have club members join me for this event and meet some fellow Volkssporters.

The Tour Guides for this Group is:

Lee & Loraine Dummer
Walking Adventures, Tour Guides

Lee Dummer
14240 S. Canyon Ridge Dr.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Our last Acadian Heritage Walks will be in Louisbourg:

Please register for these Events by filling out the forms which have been passed out at various walks or contact Rollie ASAP.
The Ways And Means have to know what supplies to order, and we must register with Parks Canada, The $12.00 fee includes your IVV Stamp and Admission fee to the Fortress.


This is an all day event, however you do not have to stay, get on the return buses as you deem fit to do so.

[A] Louisbourg Lighthouse Walk, Saturday, 21 August @1:00pm

Start Point: Hans Beck Sea Products on Main Street, Louisbourg

After the walk event there will be a BBQ/picnic at the picnic park which is located near the lighthouse.

The Ways and Means Committee Carol and Jean will be coordinating the picnic and will be asking for help with deserts and sandwiches etc, there will be a nominal fee for hotdogs and hamburgers.

[B] Fortress of Louisbourg, Sunday, 22 August @ 09:00am

Start Point: Follow the Road and signs to The Visitors Information Centre at The Fortress, we will have a START POINT set up at a previous arranged Parking Lot reserved for THE IVV and Signed "VOLKSSPORT" and will be near the INFO CENTRE.

This is a 12K walk, and will cost $12.00, that includes your IVV stamp and entrance fee to the park, as well as the return bus trip to and from the fortress after the walk.
A PRE-REGISTRATION FORM was handed out for this event and if you have it please send to:

Cape Breton Island Hoppers
364 York Street
Glace Bay, NS
B1A 2N1

OR Contact Rollie at 849-0747


Cal Thistle & Robin Grant at our last foray into Fortress Louisbourg Posted by Hello

Sunday, July 04, 2004


On Sunday, 1:00pm, July 11th the Islander Hoppers are going to Broad Cove Chapel.
This is a Guided 10K walk event rated at 3B and will be lead by Phil and Anne Irons.

The Start Point is at the rear of ST. Margaret's of Scotland Church off Hwy 19, Broad Cove Chapel.

This is an exciting and scenic route along the coastline, "for those of you who have walked this trail in the past", we will be walking in the opposite direction of our previous walk events in this area. This trail and its great scenery is worth the trip, this is a must see event!!
Come! Put Your Heel and Toe on Our Island!

Thank You Barb and Cal for a great day at Petersfield, the weather was wonderful, sunny but not to hot.
There were 23 walkers on this event and all had a terrific time, the youngest walker was 10 year old Devin Sigut who completed the entire route, congratulations Devin.
Barb and Cal planned this walk so that we would leave at 0900. We did the walk event in three separate loops once through a portion of Westmount, a loop through the historical sights at Petersfield and then through the Coast Guard Campus and its walking trail.
We arrived back at the start point just as the Canada Day parade arrived at the park; what great timing, we were already parked and ready to celebrate for the day.
See the pictures below:

Happy birthday Canada!
The Island Hoppers ready for a 10K walk at Petersfield in Westmount, July 1st 2004 Posted by Hello
Canada Day 5Km point across the harbour overlooking the Coast Guard College at Westmount, Cape Breton Regional Municipality; July 1st 2004 Posted by Hello
Guess who's BUMMED out about Canada Day! Posted by Hello

Thursday, July 01, 2004

More pictures from Cheticamp and "The Happy Hoppers".

The group that followed Elsie Buck along the Salmon Pool Trail on Sunday, 27 of June and some Photos of the Pot Luck on Friday night.
There are no pictures of the group on the L'acadien Trail, due to the fog we would have looked like 'ghost out of the mist'.

Photos submitted by Cal Thistle.
The group at Salmon Pool Posted by Hello
The Pot Luck continued with great food and plenty for all! What's in those cups? Posted by Hello
The Pot Luck hosted by the Thistles and Boutilier Families. Posted by Hello
Bill's Bib, ready for a lobster feed at the "pot luck", Plage Ste. Pierre Campgronds on Cheticamp. Posted by Hello