Thursday, October 27, 2011


IMPORTANT NOTICES "Please mark on your calendar"


The CB Island Hoppers Annual General Meeting will now take place on:
Saturday, 26 November
From 3:00 - 5:00 PM
McConnell Memorial Library
50 Falmouth Street, Sydney

The 2012 Schedule of Events will be available at the AGM and will be posted on the website thereafter.

Joe MacKinnon who is the fourth President of CBIH has indicated that he would now like to step aside after 4 very distinguished years as our club president.

Under Joe's stewardship we have had the Nova Scotia Marathon event arrive in CB for the first time (the CBIH is now on the annual list for this event) and we have hosted the Canadian Volkssport Federations National Convention and Annual General Meeting here as well, no mean feats as anyone who has worked at the national level can attest to.

Nominations for this position and other executives position can be sent to the past-president Rollie Coombes by email/phone or given to me at the next walk event.

We will also need nominations for Vice President,  secretary as these positions have been occupied with distinguish by the same persons for more then 4 years or more.

Our Treasurer Lucy Nardini has re-offered for this position and it is recommended that Lucy continue to do the job in the excellent manner that we have become accustomed too. Thank You Lucy, this is most appreciated.

It is now time for others to come forward and keep this club going beyond our 15th year and to ensure that Cape Breton has this very unique walking club that is not found anywhere else, lets keep this club going for many more years to come.

Other ways in which you can help out is by volunteering for: "Walk coordinator/scheduling" or "ways and means"  committees, membership and various other very important position that keep the club working as smoothly as possible. If you have the desire, just want to learn how the club works or the expertise in a specific field then please come forward and help your walking club.


The CBIH Annual Seasonal Pot-Luck Dinner will be hosted by:

Ann & Rollie Coombes

364 York Street, Glace Bay

Saturday, 3 December 2011 @ 6:30pm

Please bring your favorite style of cuisine or dessert to share with fellow walkers

Your favorite wine & soft drinks are optional to bring as well

Directions to 364 York Street, Glace Bay from Sydney:

For those with GPS the postal code is B1A 2N1

Follow the four-lane # 4 Hwy going East (Sydney/Glace Bay Hwy) continue through the community of Reserve Mines

where the #4 Hwy narrows to 2 lanes and continues as Reserve Street through the town of Glace Bay.

At the end of Reserve Street (Union St. Deli and a hairdresser are located at this T- Junction) turn right at Union Street, then left on Byng Street. 364 is located at the intersection of Byng and York.

Also note York and Union run parallel to each other, so any side street will take you to York.

Parking is limited in the driveway on Byng Street, you may park along York Street at the front of the house and use the front entrance.

We still have two great walk events remaining for the 2011 season, come join your friends at:

Coxheath Hills, Sunday, 6 November and Sydney Year Round Alternate Route on Sunday 20 November, see details on your schedule or on the website under Events.

Roland (Rollie) Coombes, past president, website&email coordinator


Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club

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