Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
COME JOIN THE CELEBRATIONS: Do the Louisbourg walk on your own or with friends and get to the lighthouse on time for a BBQ with the Lighthouse Society and the Coastal Connection Trails Association.
On August 22, the Louisbourg Lighthouse Society and the Coastal Connection Trails Association, with the co-operation of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada, invite the public to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the first lighthouse in Canada at Lighthouse Point, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
Schedule of Events
11:00 AM - Large shoulder swivel gun firing and remarks by dignitaries
11:15 AM - Cannon firing
11: 20 am - 12:10 Talks on Navigation and the Lighthouse – 18th and 20th Centuries
12:15 PM - Cannon firing followed by launch of boats by Louisbourg Youth Group
1:30 PM - Cannon firing with drummer
1:35 PM - Remarks and tours - archaeological, botanical and geo-caching.
3: 00 PM - Closing cannon firing
The Louisbourg Lighthouse Society will also host a Barbecue between 11:00 am and 3:00 PM and will provide live music. Images of period plans of the first lighthouse and the original lead plaque from the lighthouse will be on display.
The weather was great, lots of sunshine for this group of intrepid adventurers who made their way to one of the finest panoramic views in the highlands of Cape Breton. The walking was fairly easy on the well groomed roads until about the last one kilometers where the road becomes a narrow one-lane that a car or SUV could drive on fairly easily, slowly and cautiously but passable. There is a couple of long grades along the route however everyone managed these with determination to get to the look-off area at Cape Clear.
There was plenty of advertisement for this walk event but unfortunately only 14 walkers showed up for this very special event. IF YOU MISSED IT then you missed out on one of Cape Bretons best kept secrets and we will not be putting this walk event on again for at least 2-3 years from now!
Carrol Obianwu, all the way from Texas! made it to our walk event; Thank You Carrol for visiting Cape Breton and participating in our walk event.
See more photos in our Trails Photo Gallery.http://cbislandtrailphotos.blogspot.com/
Friday, August 14, 2009
Directions to The Start Point For The Cape Clear Walk Event:
From Hwy 105 Exit 7, (at the "Red Barn") on to the Cabot Trail Highway . Continue along the Cabot Trail up Hunters Mountain and turn right on "Highland Road"/ Crowdis Mountain; from this junction it is 45km along Highland Road to the Start Point for our walk event.
Please give yourself sufficient time to drive the Highland Road, a well maintained gravel road but dusty on clear sunny days.
Not sure of where you are going? Then how about Car Pooling or Convoy with the Club Members:
12:30pm Meet at the intersection of Cabot Trail and Highland Road and Car Pool and/or convoy to the START POINT. We will leave the meeting area/car pool lot at 12:45pm sharp
and arrive at the start point by car at approximately. 1:40pm.
Sunday 16 August, 2009
Walk Time: 2:00pm
The Cape Clear precipice's is a spectacular view of the Northeast Margaree and Margaree Rivers.
this is an in/out style walk on an excellent graveled road, a 5k walk to the natural viewing area and return for a total of 10k.
This maybe a first and only time for many of you and our visitors to see this area, therefore we will spend some time at the halfway point (at least 20min) to enjoy this fantastic natural wonder in the heart of our Island.
Walking for fun,fitness & Friendship
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
CVF CONVENTION & MINI CONVENTION
Section 5 APPENDICES
APPENDIX A SAMPLE PLANNING ORGANIZATION
Each convention is unique thus the planning organization will vary. The Convention Host will determine assignment of tasks. Names of Committees may vary and the assignment of tasks to a Committee is dependent on the Convention Coordinator.
It is expected that the planning committee will meet to brainstorm, plan and monitor activities up to the date of the AGM. Checklists should be developed for all aspects of convention planning with a record of who is required for the task, what materials are required and by whom, etc.
The Convention Coordinator, Facilities / CVF Liaison and other pertinent volunteers are to be on the premises during the hours that the Convention is open.
A follow-up meeting of the convention organizers should be held following the Convention to compile a report for the Coordinator of the next Convention. Copies of the report should be forwarded to the CVF office.
The host club(s) and Convention Committee decide what happens to any profits from the convention. The host club and Convention Committee are responsible for any losses.
Suggested Convention functions are:
1) Convention Coordinator / Convention Committee Chair:
-overall planning, delegation, coordination and reporting
-establishes planning organization
2) Facilities and CVF/FVC Liaison:
-develops elements of the overall AGM program.
-liaison with CVF to see that needs of both the AGM Committee and CVF are met
-co-ordinates with facilities managers and participants
3) Publicity and Communications:
-contacts local, regional and national media to publicize the event, finding ways to include information about Volkssporting
-develops a brochure / flyer for the AGM
-establishes and maintains an informative web page
-responds to mail and e-mail requests for information. (In 2001, 930 e-mails were logged for 352 registrants)
-provides French / English translations services for convention schedules and information
NOTE: Developing handout material and activating an informative website prior to the preceding year convention should eliminate many e-mail requests. In order to answer Who/What/Why/Where/When/How questions, the goals should be:
-Set up a one stop website early and communicate its existence
-Keep information short and simple
-Develop convention promotional material from the website
-Set up a plan to distribute material to other Volkssport clubs (Canada/US)
4) Fund raising / Ways and Means Committee:
-searches for and establishes acceptable sponsors and partners
-organizes money raising events eg Silent Action, raffles, after checking with provincial authorities to learn rules and guidelines of such activities
5) Walks / Trailmaster:
-develops and organizes routes and route instructions and maps
-provides French / English instructions and / or easily read maps / or guided walks
- establishes and maintains checkpoints, marking of routes
-develops and distributes registration forms. Personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email address, event options taken, are required for the preparation of receipts, delegate badges, email lists, etc. Deadlines and refunds must be clearly stated
-keeps registration records and record of monies received
-acknowledges registration by e-mail (preferably) or letter if no e-mail address
-maintains registration desk during the Convention
-completes a registration form for all individuals attending
-tracks the actual receipt of registration forms for a later report. It would be reassuring to a future organizing committee, for example, to know when to expect the return of registration forms so it can set and encourage deadlines.
7) Souvenirs / Sales:
-develops unique or representative symbols to be used on certificates, patches and / or pins
-makes souvenirs available for purchase (include CVF, Regional Associations and local Clubs materials)
-recruits volunteers for all aspects of the AGM program, including walks, silent auction, etc
-creates a plan for the effective use of volunteers (some 80-100 duty slots will need to be covered in the 3 days)
-ensures volunteers have materials required for their duties
9) Financial / Treasurer:
-develops a budget
-keeps all financial records
-opens bank account separate from host club’s
-approves all expenditures and reimburses committee chairs for approved and on- going expenditures
-assumes responsibility for cash boxes and ensures adequate floats during the AGM
-provides Revenue and Expenditure Report following AGM
The 42k Marathon Walk Event will take place at Troy,(the new parking lot, and at the new sign, for the Trans Canada/Ceilidh Trail) Cape Breton 12 Sept 2009 and the time is fast approaching to get your reservations in for the dinner that will be held that evening at the hall in Judique.
WE MUST KNOW HOW MANY DINNERS TO ORDER FOR THIS OCCASSION SO PLEASE REGISTER ASAP BEFORE 23 AUGUST.
Please find attached the brochure and registration form, please print off and give a copy to your friends.
We want to also remind everyone that there are multiple distances and timings available as well, you are not restricted to try and walk the whole 42K event.
Come on out and do the shorter walk events then continue to the Finish Point to encourage the marathon walkers as they complete the event.
Come show your support for your club members! Even if you are not walking that day you can still join us for a social evening of fun at the Judique Hall, cultural center for Celtic Heritage and Music!!
Have more questions then contact us at this e-mail address or call 902-562-3117
Joe and Elsie
or Rollie 902-849-0747
ADDITIONAL UPDATE NEWS REFERENCE THE 2010 CVF CONVENTION WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON! STAY TUNED FOR DEVELOPING NEWS..........COME! PUT YOUR HEEL AND TOES ON OUR ISLAND
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
General Meeting of Committees and Volunteers for the 2010 Canadian Volkssport Federation:
Next meeting will be held 6:30pm,Tuesday, August 25th 2009 at the McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth Street, CBRM, Sydney.
The 24th of August that was originally planned has been changed as the library is not open on Mondays.
If you have volunteered for a committee or want to consider volunteering for any of these important functions please contact Elsie Buck: firstname.lastname@example.org or Rollie email@example.com , duties and responsibilities of committees are available upon request.
These will also be published later on this site.
12 SEPT MARATHON EVENT NOTES:
Information Regarding the Marathon and Walk event for Saturday12 Sept
REGISTRATION FOR THE DINNER MUST BE IN BY 23 AUGUST, WE MUST INFORM THE JUDIQUE HALL HOW MANY DINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED. YOUR COOPERATIONS IN THIS MATTER IS QUITE IMPORTANT, SO PLEASE REGISTER ASAP.
We have St .Johns Ambulance on site at the Start Point and at locations along the trail throughout the day, EMO personnel will also be available and they will be located at the Judique Hall.
Walkers should make us aware of any health issue upon registration.
If you are not walking the 20, 30, 42k events we are seeking 8 volunteers to work the (4) manned water/check point at each 10 km. These locations should have 2 people each; Personnel at these locations should have cell phones available in case of emergencies plus a fold up chair for your own convenience. You should also have Sun Block protection, bug spray rain gear just in case.
Please note that anyone who volunteers one hour or more with the club at any walk event can get an EVENT STAMP for that particular walk. Example if you can't walk for any reason but want to come out and help you are now entitled to the event stamp only.
At Registration, each 20km, 30km & 42k participant will be given a number. That # will be stuck on the left hand side of his or her shirt. If that walker has any backpack etc. placed in our care, the same # will be on that item. This may help with lost items.
As each walker passes the 10k, 20k etc. check points, their # will be checked off.
This should help us locate any strays.
Do you have a large Water Cooler that you can loan to us for this event.The coolers will have ice, from the different motels, to keep the bottle water cool.
Everyone is to be off the trail by 1800hrs, Dinner is at 1900hrs