Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Cape Breton Island Hoppers

North Sydney, WEDNESDAY 23 JULY

The Guided YRE 10 k walk event in North Sydney will step off at 5:00 PM at the Clansman Motel on Wednesday 23 July.

We will then proceed to the North Sydney Exhibition Grounds and meet up with the Bar Town Days Parade.

Walkers wanting to do 5 K only can meet the group at 6:00 PM at the North Sydney Exhibition Grounds.

We will then proceed through portions of North Sydney with the Bar Town Parade route.

Come out and help promote your club, come out for the fun of it, and get your IVV Event and Distance stamp for North Sydney at the same time.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Getting ready for the marathon in Dartmouth or just wanting to get out with your walking friends! Then join the Island Hoppers on Thursday mornings, 10am in the Cambridge Suites parking lot and go for a 5 or 10k event with the club president Joe MacKinnon and/or Elsie Buck our vice president.

DSCF0842 Joe and Elsie!Ready for another walking adventure!

This group continues to do the Sydney Year Round Event and will make some variations to the route each week but will stay faithful to the 10k distance. They are now in their 5th week and will walk each Thursday as long as there is continued support.

The only change to this weekly schedule will be on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 July.

Please come out and join the group for  walks in Louisbourg at 10am, starting at Peck's Store on Wolfe Street. We will head up to the lighthouse for the 10k YRE. This is to support the 250 Anniversary celebrations of the 2nd siege of Fortress Louisbourg.

GetAttachment[1]  On the far side of the lighthouse.

SATURDAY MORNING 11:00am -2:00 PM, 26 July is "Louisbourg Lighthouse Day"; Iris Stevens and the Louisbourg Lighthouse Society will be at the LIGHTHOUSE. all are welcome to join the picnic and festivities and at 2:00 PM, the CB Island Hoppers will as per our regular schedule step off from the picnic area at Kennelly Point for a 10k walk event.

Our walk will take us to the Lighthouse and if weather conditions permit we will continue along the new trail past the lighthouse that has been developed by the Louisbourg Coastal Trails Group.

WILD COVE- GOOSEBERRY COVE in 2007 will be repeated for the 2008 schedule of events. (details below)

DSCF0179Lynda Kanne        DSCF0149 Rollie

We are back in the general area of Louisbourg on SUNDAY 27 July, 2008 at 2:00 PM.

Today you are in for a fantastic and a great walking adventure at "Wild Cove/Gooseberry Cove" off the Little Lorraine Hwy and a short distance from Louisbourg.

If you missed this walk last year during our 10 year anniversary walk program now you can make it up and head out to the cove with your walking club.

How to get there: From Sydney take Hwy 22 to Louisbourg, turn left on the Little Lorraine Road (CBIH signs will be posted at this corner) and continue to Gooseberry Cove Rd.

We may have to park along the Hwy, Please use caution and watch for our traffic signaler directing traffic and our CBIH signs.

Walking Near The Sea We Forget To Count The Days!