Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Lots of fun with the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club and Friends!
Above 'another "Big Fiddle" at the Celtic Music Centre, Judique, Cape Breton Island'
CVF AGM and CONVENTION 2010 CAPE BRETON ISLAND
28, 29, 30 and 31 MAY
For those persons staying at the Cambridge Suites, 380 Esplanade, B1P 1B1, walk or drive north along the the Esplanade, or follow the boardwalk, with the water and "Big Fiddle" on your left, you are a 12 minute or less walk from the convention venue at 5 Garrison Road, Victoria Park Armories and even closer if staying at the Delta Hotel.
Go to Google maps and street maps to take the tour!
Members of the CVF Board of Directors your first meeting on Friday, 28 May is next door to the Cambridge Suites, 320 Esplanade, Civic Centre/City Hall.
The IVV flag will be flying from the City Hall for the Convention and the week preceding the CVF arrival in Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
What to do on the Island:
During your visit to the Island, tour the Community of Louisbourg and Fortress Louisbourg, do the Seasonal Walk Event to the Lighthouse.
The Seasonal Walk in Glace Bay will take you to the Cape Breton (Glace Bay) Miners Museum, underground tours are available!
The Seasonal Walk (Lighthouse Event) in Baddeck will take you to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum; Baddeck is the site of the first flight in Canada and the Commonwealth.
Rita MacNeil Tea Room on Route 4 is available and a very popular location to visit.
After or before the convention take a private tour of the Cabot Trail Highway that encircles the north of the island and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, one of the best golf courses in Canada is located here including 10 or more other courses on the island.
There are several whale watching tours available.
Go to http://www.novascotia.com/ for more attractions and things to do on on our island.
Please tell other volkssporters about the 2010 CVF Convention and AGM, this will be the last Annual CVF Convention as the CVF may not have another Convention until 2012 as no other clubs have come forward to hold a convention in 2011.
It may be possible that CVF Conventions will now be held on the even years, however this will have to be approved by the members at an Annual general Meeting.
An Annual General Meeting for the CVF may possibly be held in 2011 by electronic means, not a very exciting prospect but a legal necessity.
So take this opportunity to visit an exciting part of Canada while you can!
GO TO OUR CONVENTION WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL VOLKSSPORTERS!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The First Group Walk Event for 2010
Start Point: 380 Esplanade, Sydney - Cambridge Suites Hotel
Date: Sunday, 21 March
Registration begins at 1:30 PM
Walk Time: 2:00 PM (step off at 2pm sharp)
This is The Cape Breton Island Hoppers 5k and a 10k walk event using our Year Round trail in Sydney. The trail begins at Cambridge Suites continues through Wentworth Park, Baille Ard Trails, George Street to Victoria Park, the Big Fiddle and return along the boardwalk to Cambridge Suites.
The "big fiddle" at the Joan Harris Pavilion, cruise ship docking area, location of our first convention walk on 28 May, 2010. This is the Start Point for the new CVF National "Dock and Walk Program", where cruise ship passengers who are volkssporters can do a Year Round Walk Event starting from a cruise ship docking area.
Come out and learn the the entire route as this will be the first walk event we will be doing for the 2010 Convention on Friday, 28 May. We need as many members as possible to be familiar with all of the Convention walks to assist our visitors along the trails.
Other routes will be rehearsed/pre-walked as well and there will be a schedule published at the next Committee Meetings for the 2010 Convention.
GENERAL MEETING/ALL COMMITTEES FOR THE 2010 CONVENTION
This is a National Convention where we will be hosting members/walkers from all parts of Canada and the USA and participants from Europe and possibly other nations.
All are welcome to attend
Let's show our Cape Breton hospitality.
GENERAL CONVENTION MEETING:
THURSDAY 25 March, 6:30
Subject: Convention 2010
Cape Breton Regional Library Headquarters
McConnell Memorial Library
50 Falmouth Street, Sydney, NS
For further details please contact:
President CBIH Joe MacKinnon, 562-3117
Elsie Buck, VP, Chairperson 2010 Convention
For those members on the WAYS and MEANS FUNDING COMMITTEE , your next meeting is:
Monday, 22 March 7PM
Contact Terry Crawley for further details firstname.lastname@example.org
or Judy Lorway email@example.com
Entrance to Victoria Park, Ortona Drive
Victoria Park will be the 2010 Convention Centre for further details go to www.walkcapebreton.com