Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Volunteers for Haunted Woods Walk
Actors, Parking lot attendants, and others are needed
Evening of  October 28th and 29th – Adult walk at dusk to dark
Daytime  of October 29th and 30th  - Not so scary walk  for small kids

This is a fundraiser for the Southend Community Center in partnership with the Baille Ard Trail Association
Contact rafraser@cbrm.ns.ca or call 562-8192 and leave a message.

Monday, July 25, 2011


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Take in the Nova Scotia Marathon Event with the Central Nova Volkssport Club in Truro. Please note the Date of the Marathon is 10 September. Some of our members will have done a portion of this trail during the 20th Anniversary celebrations for CNVC. You can expect a great time with the Central Nova club at all events


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 21km 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 will be guided walks.

There will also be a Truro summer alternate walk on Sept 10th at 2 pm. featuring Victoria Park.

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

Monday, July 18, 2011


There is a barbecue taking place in Framboise on 24 July from 11am to 2pm at the Framboise Community Hall.

Walkers may wish to go out early to enjoy a hotdog or hamburger before our scheduled walk.

The Volunteer Fire Department,who are sponsoring the event, would appreciate our support.


Please be prepared for the weather conditions as the walk will take place regardless of rain or whatever!!

Sunday, 24 July, 2011

Registration starts @ 1:30pm

Walk Start Time 2:00pm

Guided Walk 5k or 10k

Rated 2B

Walk Leader Shirley Pettigrew 737-1006

Directions to Start Point:

From Sydney take Hwy 327 to Marion Bridge area and continue passed Gabarus on the scenic Fleur - de - Lis Trail/Hwy and on to the Community of Framboise. Crooked Lake Road is located on the East side (left) of the Hwy a short distance from the single lane Bailey Bridge.

This is the time to car-pool with friends!

Description of trail:

The road/trail will pass by cottages,farms, along Crooked Lake, and down to the beach at English Cove. We will be able to explore a pioneer cemetery. Also in this area you will note a coastal trail going south towards Capelin Cove and beyond.

See you all on Sunday 24 July

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


This is what our club, The Cape Breton Island Hoppers, are all about "exploring and traveling throughout the island", finding those special places where most CB's and visitors may not see when driving across the island.
The Walk Event will continue Rain or Shine, so please be prepared for the conditions.
Come join us for a group Guided Walk, and bring along a friend.
Come early, bring along your own picnic lunch, and enjoy the Port Hood Day Park before the walk event.
Date: Sunday, 10 July 2011
Time: Registration begins 1:30pm, Walk Event Starts 2:00pm
Walk Leader(s): Julie Dziach with co-leader Elsie Buck
Walk Distance: 5k & 10K
Rated: 2B (moderate hills and on well groomed trails with very little difficult terrain).
The walk event in the Port Hood area will begin at the "Port Hood Day Park"
From CBRM or other locations:
If you are traveling from the Causeway and Port Hastings area going north, the park is located on the west side of Highway 19 (water side and Port Hood Island is across from the park) and about 200 meters before the "WELCOME TO PORT HOOD" sign.
Traveling from the Mabou area (south) along Highway 19 continue past Port Hood and the park is located on your right (west side of the road).
For those participants who did the 42K marathon you may recognize the area, as it is very near the finish point of that extraordinary walk event.
ALL DRIVERS, Special Note on Directions using Google Maps/ or simply use an old fashion paper map
Check out Google maps! According to  map directions it is a shorter route (30kms less) from CBRM to travel to Mabou and then follow Hwy 19 to Port Hood: On the "map section" , "Directions", of Google, simply type in your home Postal Code and the GENERAL POSTAL CODE for Port Hood B0E 1X0 (Note, this will give you the general directions  to Port Hood, not the Day Park) this will give you 3 optional routes to the Port Hood area!
If you need more information please email bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
Come on out for a walk! Everyone is Welcomed at our walk events!
Join The Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club for fun, fitness and friendship!
Healthy Feet:
Now I know! Why I was never and will never be a proponent of the ugly flip flop, especially for short or long distance walking!! RFC!
A Quote from Doctor Sutera, D.P.M.
"Most flip-flops don't have adequate arch support, cushioning, or shock absorption," says Manhattan-based foot doctor Jacqueline Sutera, D.P.M. Wearing them all summer, every summer could lead to pinched foot nerves, heel pain, tendinitis, and strained arches. If you can't quit flops entirely, buy ones that have at least a three-quarter-inch semi-cushioned sole and built-in arch support. Even better, go for a strappy sandal; simple thongs force your toes into an unhealthy clenched position when you walk, encouraging hammertoe growth. Or try cute, beachy wedges (three inches high or less), which offer more support in just about every foot area and help distribute your body weight more evenly.
A Quote from Doctor Sutera, D.P.M.