Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Walk Event For March

The Only Event For March 2006:

Our Next Walk Event: (snowshoe, x-c ski optional) will take place 05 March 2006 at 2pm, registration starts at 1:30pm.

Where: North Sydney, Trans Canada Trail, the intersection of "Old Branch Rd". and Johnson Rd off Exit 2, Hwy 125

This is a 5 or 10K Event, your choice.

Your Event And Distance Books will have a SK+ annotated for this Event and is the last SK+ for this year.

If You did not get a copy of our Regular Walk Schedule For 2006 please contact Rollie and I will be happy to send you a copy plus The Brochure on Celtic Colours Walks 2006.


Hi everyone:

On behalf of the Volkssport Clubs in Atlantic Canada I would like to take this opportunity to welcome David and Vicki to the World of Volkssporting.

David and Vicki have taken over the President and Secretary/Treasure position for the River Valley Trailblazers. Ron Clark remains as Trails Coordinator.

The River Valley Trailblazers (formerly The Oromocto Volkssport Club)

David De Koeyer (President)
Vicki Gustafson (Secretary-Treasurer)
Ron Clark (Trails Coordinator)

I am very pleased that this club will continue and on behalf of The Cape Breton Island Hoppers a sincere welcome to Ron,David and Vicki.....Rollie

Monday, February 20, 2006

2006 Winter Events

Photo by Allan Paruch

Mira Park

Our first Event for 2006 had been delayed on Sunday Feb. 5th due to a a heavy freezing rainfall however we were able to save the IVV stamp and use it the following weekend on Sunday the 12th.
Due to the terrain, the ice and hard snow on the trail all the participants opted to walk instead of snowshoeing this trail, we came across many bare patches of gravel.
The park at this time of the year is a pleasant winterland of delight and is well used by local crosscountry skiers and snowshoers.

The 15 participants of this Event were happy to get out of the house for the day and enjoy the fresh crisp coool (-7c)air. Snow flurries were in the air as we departed for the walk and by the time we returned to our cars there was a full blown snow storm. Overall this was a great walk and all returned home safely.

Kennington Cove/ Louisbourg

A very cold day at approx. -10/11c with a wind did not deter 11 members of the Island Hoppers from this walk event. The trail was snow packed with many open area of gravelled trail, much too difficult for snowshoes and skis. This is a trail that we have followed in the summertime on other occassions but again the winter gives you a different perspective on the local landscape. Deer, rabbits and a possble coyote (or was that a big dog) were abundant throughout the trail.

North Sydney

There is one more Event that is designated SK+ (optional walk, snowshoe, x-c ski Events) for this year. This next Event is in North Sydney at the trail head to the Trans Canada Trail, "old Branch Road" off the Johnson Road.
Sunday, March 5th, 2006, Registration begins at 1:30pm (1330H) and we start walking at 2:00pm (1400H). Lets hope for good weather.