Tuesday, April 26, 2011


St Peters Rail Trail & Battery Park Trail Walk Event
Call and invite a friend to this event!
Everyone of all ages and all abilities can join us for a walk at anytime!
"CAR POOL" and save!!
Walk Event is Sponsored by:
Kin-Excel Fitness Centre, 9961 Grenville, St Peter’s, Marvin MacLean Call for an appointment at 902-535-2488
From Sydney take Hwy 4 to St. Peters just before the canal bridge turn left into Battery Park. Using a GPS here is the Postal Code B0E 3B0
Come early and bring along a picnic lunch before the walk event
Registration begins at 1:30pm
Walk Start Time: 2:00pm
GW, 5-12k, 2B
Walk Leader for this event: Carmel Coffin
Note: For those interested there is a very quaint, picturesque lighthouse in Battery Provincial Park. A good photo opportunity.
If you can't make this walk event and are traveling, this or any other weekend, then check the Atlantic Blue Book for other walk events across Atlantic Canada.
Example: The Atlantic Directors Meeting in Moncton, NB will feature a walk event on Saturday 30 April and on Sunday 01 May.
The Dartmouth Club will be on The Lake Charles Trail at 10am Sunday 01 May. Again see the Atlantic Blue Book for details.
The Permanent or Year Round Events are opened in Sydney and North Sydney, see details on our website: www.capebretonislandhoppers.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

Baille Ard Trail Beat the Clock Walk/Run Race

Beat the Clock:
Tomorrow, Saturday, 23 April 2011, at 9am
the Baille Ard Nature Trails Association will
present a 5k walk/run. in Baille Ard. Registration
is at the Sherwood Park Education Centre at 9am. Start
time is 10am. Fee $10 with all proceeds going to the
Whitney Pier Youth Club. The countdown timer starts at 50 minutes. You
leave whenever you want after the timer starts.

Saturday, April 23, Registration 9 AM, Race Start 10 AM
Start/Finish at Sherwood Park Junior High School, Terrace Street, Sydney
Registration fee $10 with proceeds to the Whitney Pier Youth Club
Open to anyone of any age who can walk or run 5K's in 50 minutes or less. Start at any time after the 50 minute countdown timer begins. The winner is the one who finishes closest to 0 minutes on the clock. No watches permitted!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Carol White’s Ozark Cake

Recipe from the CNVC Newsletter.

If you have a recipe you want to share please send it along and I will gladly post it for you.

Carol White, from the Central Nova Volkssport Club, Truro, made this dessert for the "Ring in the New Year Walk event". It was very popular and members asked for the recipe.

Carol White’s Ozark Cake

1 cup sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 cup flour

1 beaten egg

1 tsp baking soda

1-11oz can Mandarin oranges-chopped

  1. Combine all ingredients and beat with a mixer
  2. Put into 8x8 inch pan and bake at 350 for 40 minutes
  3. Let cool
  4. In a saucepan, mix ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp milk. Heat on stove for 10 minutes. Add ½ cup chopped pecans
  5. Pour over top of cake, place under broiler until mixture bubbles and is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool

Monday, April 11, 2011




Saturday September 10 - Start point Holiday Inn Select,actual parking in the Prince St parking lot to the right of the Holiday inn

8:30 am 42km Marathon people will start Registration at 8 am

The marathon will be self guided. There will be signs, check points and a bicycle patrol. From the hotel we will go to the Cobequid trail (rail bed) to the Old Barns church. We will have a check point at the church which will be open (lunch, your back packs, bathroom etc). Then we will walk the Shore Road (gravel road) to the turn around spot and retrace your steps.

9:00 am - the 15 km and 20km will start. Registration at 8:30 am

Also self guided. The turn around spots will be marked.

10:00am-5km and 10km will start. Registration at 9:30am

These walks will be guided walks.

There will also be a Truro summer alternate walk on Sept 10th at 2 pm. in Victoria Park with Ibel Scammell leading.


Post Marathon Celebration Supper- Turkey Supper $15 per person

  • 7:00pm (Happy Hour 6:30pm)

  • Horsemen’s Club, Bible Hill



Are you planning to walk: 5km_ 10km_ 15km_ 20km_ 42km_

Is this your first 42 km Marathon Yes_ or No_

Please come and enjoy a great meal and some Celebration Surprises!


Mail Turkey Supper Cheque to: Bettie Spence

28 Thomas Ave

Truro, N.S B2N 3V3

** Deadline for supper reservation is August 15, 2011