Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Healthy Eating Active Living

HEAL CB has entered the national AVIVA Community Fund Competition to win
$250,000 for three important programs:  HEAL Closet, HEAL Locker Room
and HEAL Food Basket.

This could be huge for Cape Bretoners - we need everyone to get involved
and vote online to get HEAL Cape Breton to the 'national' semi-finals.

I would really appreciate your help in pushing this idea to the finals.
Please vote for us at  http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf4536

Please note you will have to register your email address and a password. 
Please circulate and be sure to cast your vote for HEAL Cape Breton
today and everyday until Nov 29. You can vote once a day until Nov.29th.

We have set up a "HEAL Cape Breton"
page on Facebook as well to promote this important initiative.
Let's work together to HEAL Cape Breton.

Thank you.
Contact Information:

Lisa MacDougall
Executive Director
HEAL Cape Breton (Healthy Eating Active Living)
TEL: 902-567-7799
EMAIL:  macdougalll@cbdha.nshealth.ca

Friday, November 20, 2009

Baille Ard Trail Meeting

From Baille Ard Trail Representative Kim Larade

This month our meeting will be this Thursday, Nov. 26/09 at 7PM at Sherwood
Park.  Our numbers have be dwindling, so it would be good to see some new faces
Topics to be discussed include:
-Dogs on the trails
-Trail Maintenance & bridges
-Park Status
-Walking Program



A couple items of note:  We belong to a hiking club here in Oregon, the Mary's Peak Group of the Sierra Club.  Our club president, Barry Wulff, is a Newfie, born and raised on "the Rock" (as he calls it) before relocating to the West Coast. When he learned that Sue and I were "part-time Cape Bretoners", and planning a trip to his homeland in 2011, he took to us. He has offered the attached reading list of books about Newfoundland, which I have attached for your reading interest.

Second, I noted in Shirley's report that you all did a tour at Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania. You may not know that seven generations of my family, the Lazaro's, were born and raised in Pennsylvania. If during your battlefield tour, you visited "Little Round Top", at the end of Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg ( the site of the fiercest fighting of the three-day battle, made famous in the movie "Gettysburg" and book by the same name, by Michael Shirra), you may have seen the "Pennsylvania Monument", a tribute to the Union troops from Pennsylvania who fought there. Inscribed on the monument are the names of the troops, and included is the name of my great, great-grandfather, Charles A. Lazaro, who fought for the Union and held the line against massive Confederate assault, at Little Round Top (and fortunately, survived to tell about it, or I guess I wouldn't be here !  :-)

Just wanted to share that with you all.  Happy November and a Merry Christmas !!

Lee & Suzanne Lazaro 

Monday, November 16, 2009

Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch arrives tonight, Monday, at 8:00 pm in Port Hawkesbury.
On Tuesday November 17 at 10:35 am Rilla will be wheeling the Olympic Torch from McDonalds to the Civic Centre along Reeves Street in Port Hawkesbury as it leaves Town on its way to Antigonish.
She was called about 5 weeks ago and told her name had been given as a community representative.
She agreed to carry the torch, has received her uniform, had it slightly altered and will use her new wheelchair with the emergency lights flashing!


Sunday, November 15, 2009


The Annual Club Meeting:
Some notes from the meeting, this is not the formal minutes!
The CBIH held its Annual General meeting on Saturday 14 November 2009.
All members of the club executive agreed to continue in their respective positions for the 2010 season.
This is good news as all executive members have been outstanding in these positions and they will now be able to focus on the upcoming CVF 2010 Convention and Annual General Meeting to be held in CBRM-Sydney.
This is not to say that the general membership should allow all of the convention work be shouldered by these hard working group of indivduals. The convention organizers and the club will always need your support to ensure we continue as a viable club and that the convention is second to none in the CVF organization.

Winter Fun:

Are you interested in snow-shoeing this winter and would like to participate with the group, then contact our Vice-President/Trails Coordinator Elsie Buck as she is organizing events for us at Ski-Ben Eoin or other locations. Give her a call or e-mail and let her know you are interested in this type of winter activity. joeandelsie@ns.sympatico.ca

2010 Schedule Cancellation Notices:

The 2010 schedule is now posted on line at http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/
Anyone who has a paper copy that was given out at the AGM please check the website for corrections.
Please note that the AGM has agreed to drop 3 of the Celtic Colours Walk events due to poor participation this past year and the slow decline over the past several years.
We will retain only the Canoe Lake Walk on Sunday 10 Oct 2010. Details are on the website.

CBIH Members End of Season Party!

This years' party will be a pot luck affair at Judy Lorways home, 89 Shandwick, Sydney. Pot Luck suppers have continued to be a favourite amogst our club members, so bring something hot or cold your choice.
6:30pm Saturday, 28 November
Come join us for Fun, Food and Friendship!