Monday, December 20, 2010




At this time of the year I would like to take a moment to wish all of the Island Hoppers and our friends a Holiday Season blessed with Peace, Love and Joy!

Sending you my heartfelt wishes for a Joyful Season!

May you have a Safe and Happy New Year!

May you walk with Friends and have Fun!

Joe MacKinnon, President CBIH

Monday, December 13, 2010


The Canadian Volkssport Federations Special Winter Walking Program started 15 October.
The program was set up to encourage everyone to get out and walk or participate in all the CVF programs during the winter months.
You are encouraged to do at least 60 walk events or snow shoe/cross country skiing until 31 March during the winter season.

This coming Wednesday 15 December, 1:30pm, you are invited to attend the Sydney, Year Round Event starting at the Cambridge Suites.

On this occasion our club President Joe MacKinnon will have already reached the maximum challenge of 60 Winter Events  for the season.

Come Join Joe on this 10k walk as he reaches his 60 Event quest!
Members and guest may opt to do  a 5k walk if so desired.

Some of our members who have already joined the program such as Carmel, Elsie, Judy and Lucy are not far from catching up with Joe.
So come on out and challenge yourself to keeping fit for the winter.

Winter Walking Program

Location: Local, regional, national.
Cost: $5.00 for special registration card and pin; IVV credit
Awards & recognition: Pin upon registration; certificate & mention in Volkssport Canada upon completion. Multiple levels of achievement possible. IVV credit & Awards.
Special characteristics: any walk type [except RLDW] sanctioned by the CVF
Dates:Annual program from Oct 15 each year and closes March 31 the following year.

Applications for the CVF Special Walking Events Program can be found on the website: 

For Sale: 
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Walking Sticks
Walking sticks are engraved with CBIH logo
Contact Elsie for details 562-3117