Sunday, September 23, 2012



The Annual Club Challenge Walk Event.

Many of us have been walking and preparing all summer at our club walk events and on our own.

Now is the time to put all of that energy into one of our most favorite but challenging events on the annual schedule.

The Bay St Lawrence Money Point area is just such a trail

Details of the event to be held Sunday 30 September, 11:30am Registration, 12noon walk time, can be found on the website page

For further details contact the walk leaders Diane and Bruce Clark as per the website

Please find below a trip calculator for Nova Scotia/Cape Breton Island to assist you in determining distance and time:

Our club president Elsie Buck and past president Joe MacKinnon will offer a less challenging walk event starting at the same Start Point location.

The walk through the Village of Bay St Lawrence and a portion of the Money Point Trail will offer a very scenic route for those who have not been to this area before but would like to participate in our usual Sunday walk event.
rfc for Elsie Buck President

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Volkssport Members please note:

For information on the Louisbourg300 Walk and Dinner Events to take place on 28 June - 01 July 2013 please click on the sites below.

Download and print a copy of the registration form

All participants are asked to fill in the Registration Form to ensure you have a place at the dinning room

Louisbourg300 brochure

Louisbourg300 overview

Louisbourg300 registration Form

Monday, September 17, 2012


Sunday 16 September, 2012
Above:Elsie Buck President of CBIH and Sue Banks CVF Atlantic Director cut the 15th Anniversary cake at Ferrymen's Community Hall in Grand Narrows
Above: CBIH members Pam MacGillivray, Dianna MacDonald, President Elsie Buck and Joe MacHoll advising Elsie on how to divide up the cake!
Sunday morning did not look very promising as to be a day of walking in the sunshine on Cape Breton Island. many of us driving from Sydney and Glace Bay drove through heavy torrential rain before reaching Iona and the Highland Village Museum.
Iona was cloudy and misty on arrival but by the time the morning walk began there were clear skies and the Bra d' or Lakes had an almost smooth glass finish except for the wake made by the 2 sailing ships that could be seen in the distance from the top of the hill in the Highland Village area. A picture perfect morning walk that had taken us from the museum and then across the Grand Narrows Bridge. During the walk event we were able to watch the boats enter the draw bridge and continue their journey beyond the shores of Cape Breton. A very unique part of the morning walk was the stroll through the pathways at the Highland Village Museum and the great views from atop the hill overlooking Grand Narrows and the Bra d' or Lakes.
Overall a great walk event lead by our club president Elsie Buck and many thanks to the staff and management of the Highland Village Museum in Iona, the heart of Cape Breton Island.
Many of our members had brought a picnic lunch with them and enjoyed the picnic area at Grand Narrows but a cool breeze off the lakes soon had us enjoying the hospitality of the Grand Narrows Ferrymen's Hall Association.
The afternoon stroll literally started in the hall and we were once again off on a 5 and 10 walk event along the shores of the Bra d' or Lakes heading for Derby Point Beach. A fairly easy walk with a few hills that gave us another perspective of the lakes and views of the Iona Highland Village and the church high on the hill. The beach at Derby Point was the highlight of the event and some of the members waded into the waters to cool off their feet.
Upon returning to Grand Narrows a BBQ event was catered by the Grand Narrows Development Association where members enjoyed Beef and Veggie burgers with an excellent salad and cold drinks, anniversary cake and optional ice cream topping! "Personally I did not lose weight after 20 km of walking, I wonder why?"
Our visitors from Germany and mainland Nova Scotia seemed to be very pleased with the days walk events and the beauty of this part of Cape Breton, hopefully we have sent them home with fond memories of our island and wish them a safe trip home and ask "will ye no come back again to our fair isle" at the end of the continent!
More pictures of our day can be seen on our photo section.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

CB Island Hoppers Celebrate 15 Years of Walking Across Cape Breton Island Just for The Health of It!

CB Island Hoppers, Friends and Associates,


Please join us for a day of walking in the Grand Narrows/Iona area as we celebrate our 15th year.

The 15th Anniversary Walk Events

16 September, 2012

Join us for the two walks or simply come out to either the morning or afternoon events.


Bring your own picnic lunch between the morning and afternoon walk events.

There will be a free BBQ immediately after the second walk of the day, see details below.

Who could resist that sale price??

Please call the entertainment coordinator Dianna MacDonald, before 8 September, at the telephone numbers given below, or simply email this address and answer the three simple questions below.

The BBQ will be catered by the Grand Narrows Association therefore it is very important that we have the number of participants in order to have enough food.

Fifteen Years of walking with great friends!

Rollie for Elsie Buck, President, CBIHVC

Walk for Fun,Fitness & Friendship with the

Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club

The Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club

15th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, 16 September 2012

The CBIH 15th Anniversary will include two (2) Guided Walk Events and a catered BBQ plus an Anniversary Cake.  The BBQ is free to all CBIH members.

The Entertainment Committee needs to know how many persons will attend and how many beef/veggie burgers to have prepared for the BBQ in order to have sufficient food available for this occasion.

RSVP is required on or before Saturday 8 September, 2012.

The Menu:

A generous size beef burger or veggie burger (with or with out cheese)

Greek Salad, beverages                (bottled water or soft drink); tea and coffee will be available as well.

15th Anniversary Cake

Please answer the following questions and contact Dianna MacDonald at 902.567.2298 or you can email before Saturday 8 September, 2012.

Name(s) _______________________________________________________________________

Do you want 1 or 2 beef burgers? ___________________

Do you want 1 or 2 Veggie Burgers? _________________

Will you be attending the Guided Walk Events: AM____ PM_____ BOTH _______.

BBQ will take place at 4:30pm after the second walk event of the day.


The 15th Anniversary Walk Events

16 September, 2012

Morning Event:

Location: Iona, 4119 Hwy 223 Highland Village Museum parking lot, B2C 1A3

Registration: 9:30am, Walk Start Time: 10:00

Distance: 5 &10k, Rated: 2B

Walk Leader: Elsie Buck

Afternoon Event:

Location: Hwy 223, Grand Narrows, Barra Strait Marina (the former Grand Narrows ferry dock)

B1T 1A4

Registration: 1:30pm, Walk Start Time: 2:00pm

Distance: 5 &10k, Rated: 2B

Walk Leader: Rollie Coombes

For further information contact the club President Elsie Buck at 902.562.3117 or email