Wednesday, May 29, 2013



Time to start walking for Fun and Fitness and meet new and old Friends on the trail.....

The Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club will be hosting a "National Trails Day" walk in Battery Park and the St Peters Rail Trail, St Peters, Richmond County.
Sunday 02 June, Registration begins at 1:30 pm and the walk Starts at 2:00 pm.
Participants have a choice of 5 KM or 10 Km
Walk Leaders for this event: Barb and Cal Thistle

Start/Finish Point: St Peters Battery Park, B0E 3B0, located off Hwy #4 on the left just before the Canal Bridge and traffic Lights, when coming from Sydney or if coming from Port Hawkesbury area turn right immediately after the Canal Bridge

For additional details go to the link below:

Depending on weather conditions we are encouraging members to come earlier then the posted times and enjoy your own picnic lunch in this very nice scenic park overlooking the Canal and St Peters Bay.

Additional walk events this month:

West Mabou Beach/Trails Sunday 16 June

Louisbourg300 Walk Events, pre registration is required for some of the following events, please go to the website for further details or contact us for a brochure and registration form as soon as possible:

28 June - Lighthouse Walk
29 June Gooseberry/Wild Cove
30 June Louisbourg300 Fortress Walk
30 June Lighthouse/Coastal Trail
01 July Kennington Cove

Friday, May 24, 2013


May 26 Walk Event in Glace Bay, a total of 17 participants and a grand total of 145 KM or 181,250 steps!
CB Island Hoppers are now registered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation's walkabout program. For more details go to the website below:

The Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club will be hosting a  Group Guided Walk Event throughout the Community of Glace Bay for people of all ages and all abilities just for the Fun of It!

The Walk will go by the Savoy Theatre, where "Les Miserables" is currently playing, and along Renwick Brook and Queen Elizabeth Parks.

The walking trail will continue out along the coast, Glace Bay Harbour and to the Miner's Museum.

Come out and explore Glace Bay for Fun, Fitness and Friendship!

The Glace Bay Walk Event is registered with the Canadian Volkssport Federation as a Seasonal Walk Event.
Walk instructions and details are available at the Gas Bar if you would like to do this event at any other time through out the summer and fall of 2013

WHEN: Sunday, 26 May

WHERE: 99 Reserve Street, CO-OP Gas Bar B1A 4W3

REGISTRATION: Will begin at 1:30 PM in the large parking lot to the right of the gas bar

WALK DISTANCE(s): Select a 10 K (Approximately 2 Hours) or and optional 5 K ( Approximately 1 hour)

TRAIL RATING: 2B as rated with the CVF, moderate easy walk with mostly well groomed trails and few steep inclines.

Come Walk For The Health Of It!

For further information please contact Rollie at or 902-849-0747 

Saturday, May 18, 2013


National Walking Weekend  for the Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF) 18- 20 May  2013, in addition to our annual walking weekend event, we will be co-hosting a "Walk for Wildlife" event for the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF).

The club President Elsie Buck will have brochures and other information available from the Wild Life Federation.

The Cape Breton Island Hoppers will host one walk this weekend on Monday 20 May

Registration begins at 1:30

Guided Group  Walk starts at 2:00pm

Walk Leader is Shirley Pettigrew

Walk Distance(s) choice of 5K or 10K

Walk Rating as per CVF regulations is 1B (well groomed trails and very little inclines/hills)

Start Point is Mira Provincial Park, 439 Brickyard Road, Albert Bridge B1K 2R9 

Come join The CB Island Hoppers for an afternoon of "walking for the fun of it!"

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


The CB Island Hoppers Volkssport Club have planned a 5K and/or 10K walk event in the Village of Baddeck on Sunday 12 May.

Walk event will take us through the Villages, along the boardwalk, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum grounds with lovely views of Baddeck Bay and Kidston Island and the lighthouse.

Meet at the Tourist Information Office parking lot located on Chebucto Street and across the street from the Telegraph House, that is normally the Start Point for our Year Round/Permanent Walk Event 

Registration begins at 1:30pm

Walk Start Time is 2:00pm 

This should be a great day to plan a  lunch and or dinner at the many restaurants in Baddeck; we strongly suggest making reservations at the restaurant of your choice as Mother's Day is a popular time for family outings on this very special day.

Come on out and have a great walking experience!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Daffodils begin to appear on the Green Links Trail


On The Esplanade:
Register for Prizes and a 10 or 20 minute walk
Come on out and join the CBIH Club president Elsie Buck and our past president Joe MacKinnon as they lead these walkabout sponsored by the Heart And Stroke Foundation.
Walk will begin noon hour, at the Round Room in the Civic Centre on the Esplanade.

Green Links Trail:
After the walks above Elsie and Joe will meetup with more enthusiastic walkers at  1:15 and step off at 1:30pm
Meet at St Anthony Daniels Church parking lot off Alexander Street.
Take a stroll through the Green Links Trail that is now becoming a part of the Active Transportation walking trails within CBRM. Note the many new changes along this trail, park benches, well groomed gravel trail suitable for walking, jogging, bicycles and or families with strollers.

Friday, May 03, 2013


Subject: Cambridge Suites Sydney - Special Rate

From: Erin Gerrow, Sales Associate, Cambridge Suites, Sydney
 I have taken a look at a rate for the Louisbourg 300 walking event on June 29 – 30th.  Please find the details below:
 Discounted rate available to those travelling for the event:
 $139.00 plus tax per night, single/double occupancy
 Rate is for a one bedroom suite, with separate bedroom and living room area, kitchenette, pullout sofa, microwave, mini fridge, and many more comforts of home.
 The rate includes: complimentary breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi, local calling, on site fitness centre with whirlpool, sauna, and spa pool.  We are located directly on the Sydney Waterfront with access to the boardwalk.
 Overnight parking in our secure gated parking lot is $7.00 plus tax per night. 
 If you have any questions, please let me know. 
 I look forward to working with your group!
 Thanks again,
Sales Associate
direct 902.564.4517 fax 902.564.6011

Cambridge Suites Hotel
380 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1B1 

Let's go for a walk:
Registration: 1:30 pm
Walk Start Time: 2:00 pm
Start/Finish: 380 Esplanade Sydney, Cambridge Suites
Distance(s) 5 and 10K walk events
Go to Events Calendar for further information:


Canadian Volkssport Federation – Distance and Event Books

From Michelle Bell, CVF Executive Assistant

Please be advised that our awards Coordinator, Marion Boom will not be processing any books between May 26th and July 2, 2013.
Do not send any books to Marion at her Trenton address please. Continue to send them to the CVF Office and I will pass them to Marion Boom who is our new Awards Coordinator for the CVF.

CVF Office Address:
IVV/CVF Awards
PO Box 2668, Station “D”
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W7

AFTER July 2, 2013 books may be sent directly to Marion at the following address:

Marion Boom
CVF Awards Coordinator
42 Bellingham Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2K 2T7

Thanks for your cooperation.
Michele Bell,
CVF Executive Assistant

Happiness is.......walking with friends!