Tuesday, July 31, 2012


The Johnny Miles Volksmarch/Walk Event will take place in Sydney Mines on Sunday 5 August, 2012



Registration begins at 1:30pm
Walk Start Time: 2:00pm

This is a Group Guided Walk Event

A non-competitive fun walk event designed for persons of all ages and all walking abilities.Walk Events are available to everyone, membership is not required to walk with us for this or any walk event sponsored by the CBIH.

Please note some locations (beach areas) may not be suitable for wheelchairs or strollers 

Walk Leader: Rollie Coombes please call 902-849-0747 or email bretonhoppers@hotmail.com for further information.

Walkers have a choice of 5K and/or 10K

The walk will consist of x2 - 5K loops in and around the community of Sydney Mines;

The first 5K loop will take the group past the "Sydney Mines Fossil Museum" plus the remains of the former coal mines/steel plant in the area including "Big Pond" and the beach at the end of Atlantic and Ocean Streets.

The second 5K loop will follow "Pitt Street to the beach at Lloyd Cove and here we will have sometime to explore the "former coastal defense establishment", then return past the Veterans memorial and the Johnny Miles statue on Main Street.

Come out and walk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship with the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club

Thursday, July 05, 2012


Walk Event St Ann's Bay - Red Island Trail Along the Cabot Trail 
Also see info on where to eat after the walk
Start Point Directions:

From North Sydney take Hwy 105 to Englishtown Ferry

The Start Point is 9.8k North of the**Englishtown Ferry at 46715 Cabot Trail (Hwy 312), St Ann's Bay United Church parking lot. B0C 1H0

A Group Guided Walk along a well developed coastal/beach trail .

Volkssport clubs across Canada have been given the opportunity to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Canadian Volkssport Federation. The CVF has asked that we use a trail or location that has not been on the clubs annual schedule in the past, therefore the club Trails Coordinator has picked Red Islands Trail. This is an exciting new trail for the CBIH.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Registration: 1:30pm

Start Time: 2:00pm

Walk Leader: Elsie Buck

Guided Walk Event

Distance: Choice of 5/10K

Trail Rating: 2C

**Englishtown Ferry - The ferry trip one-way is now $5.00 per car.
For this event and all walk events we suggest car-pooling as much as possible, anyone wanting to leave their cars on the Englishtown side should meet at approx 1.00pm -1:15pm, a good location to rendez-vous is the community hall about 800 metres before the ferry and located on the left/north side of the Hwy.

Where are we eating after the walk?

After our Walk Event on 15 July, the CBIH "Entertainment/Social Committee" chairperson Dianna MacDonald has reserved several tables at the Bra D' Or View Restaurant. Please contact Dianna for further details: macdonalddianna@hotmail.com

Wednesday, July 04, 2012


It’s that time of the year when we begin planning for the next season (2013) of walk events.

Please join us at the

McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney B1P 6X9

Time: 6:30pm, Tuesday 10 July 2012

This is your chance to help the walk committee to develop the “Schedule of Walk Events” for 2013.
Come out to the scheduling meeting with some new suggestions of where we should walk and it would be very helpful if you have already walked the suggested trail and know the address of the Start Point, especially the Postal Code that is required for all CVF walk Start Points. This is to help out any visitors to the island.
Even if you do not have any suggestions at this time, why not drop in anyway and find out how we go about working out an “Annual Schedule of Events”
Remember our mandate is to walk in all four counties of Cape Breton Island at least once each year.
We walk on most trails and countries roads that are reasonably accessible to all of our club members.
The CBIH sponsor 5 permanent or Year Round Walk Events that we insert into the schedule at various times of the year.
Walk events are 10k or more routes with a possibility of a 5k for those persons who require a shorter distance. Shorter routes are not to be less then 5k however these can be increased to 7k depending on the terrain etc.
Please take sometime to read the CVF Trail Rating system and once the paper work is completed it’s all about Fun, Fitness and Friendship!

Why is the CBIH schedule of events prepared and completed so early and/or so far in advance?
We have an International and National obligated deadline to meet; this is the responsibility and procedure that must be followed when you are affiliated with the (IVV) International Federation of Sports and the (CVF) Canadian Volkssport Federation. Our walk events are published online with both organizations, and in the “World Book of Walking”; this is published annually in January, hence the reason(s) to prepare early.
Contact info: Elsie Buck, President CBIH