Tuesday, December 22, 2015

OUR FRIEND - BILL HOPKINS

Bill Hopkins with friends from CB Island Hoppers



It is with deep regret that we must inform you of the passing of a good friend and former  CBIH club member William (Bill) Tracy Hopkins.

Bill passed away at home on Friday, 18 December 2015 at the age of 81.

Bill is survived by his wife Marion ((MacLean).

Condolences, words of comfort to Marion and to Bill's family can be sent to www.sydneymemeorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

Funeral and visitation will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

The path will be lonely without you, but we shall meet again when the trails meet again at the end of the woods...


 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Annual General Meeting, Awards, End Of Season Party Christmas Lights Walk

The Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 21 November.
This years meeting was held in Cantley Village and was hosted by our President and Vice President Cal and Barb Thistle.

Most executive members will remain in place however Don MacKenzie will take over as Club Secretary and Margaret Kingsbury will take on the responsibility as chair of the Membership Committee. Thank you to these members who will volunteer their time to assist the club.

Our sincere thank you to our former Secretary Bibiane Lessard, and to Carmel Coffin who has looked after the Membership Committee. A job well done, thank you very much for your service.


Carmel Coffin has been with the club since its beginnings - An Original - and has worked on many committees and has always been available to assist where possible. Carmel has finally received and overdue,  "The Canadian Volkssport Federations Volunteer Award for exceptional service".

Club President Cal Thistle invited Rollie Coombes to present the awards to Carmel Coffin and Judy Lorway: Philip Longmire our CVF Atlantic Director has sent his regards to the club and the award recipients.


Rollie Coombes, Carmel Coffin


Judy Lorway has also  been with the club since its beginnings - An Original - and has worked on many committees, walk leader, and has always been available to assist where possible. Judy has hosted many club gatherings at her home and has worked on the executive in many capacities over the years. Judy has  received the 10 Year award from   "The Canadian Volkssport Federations 10 Year Volunteer Award for exceptional service."


Rollie Coombes, Judy Lorway

End Of Season Party - Pot Luck Event -  will be held on Saturday 28 November.

More details to follow.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALK EVENT:

This will be the last walk event for the 2015 Season
Date and Time: Saturday 12 December at 6:00 PM
Starting on The Esplanade at Cambridge Suites
A 5k walk event led by Don Mackenzie highlighting Christmas Lights and decorations.
Hot beverages will be available after the walk event.
Hosted by Judy Lorway, More Details and location to Follow

SNOWSHOEING AND/OR CROSS COUNTRY SKIING !!

Do you want to go snowshoeing or cross country skiing this coming winter? 
Send an email or phone and put yourself on the Vice Presidents, Barb Thistle's list of interest.
We will send out emails when the snow and the group  are ready to go!!!

CB Island Hoppers Volkssport Club, Walking for Fun, Fitness and Friendship!


Friday, October 30, 2015

CBIH WALK EVENTS, ANNUAL MEETING, PARTY TIME

Please join The Cape Breton Island Hoppers on Sunday 1 November:

Group Guided Walk Event.

Location: Uisge Bahn Falls

Registration begins at 1:30 PM

Group Guided Walk Starts at 2:00 PM

Walk Leaders: Don and Maureen MacKenzie

Directions to Start Point:
Traveling west on Hwy 105, turn right at Exit 9 and continue 14.5k to Forks Baddeck and watch for Uisge Bahn Falls Provincial Park & CBIH walk signs to the Start Point at 715 North Branch Road. B0E 1B0 

Upcoming Events for the remainder of the season and please note changes to the Annual General Meeting:

1. The Lakes Golf Course, Ben Eoin - Sunday, 15 November,  Walk Start Time 2:00 pm 

2. Annual General Meeting - Saturday, 21 November, 10:00 am - 12 noon
Location: Barb and Cal Thistle's home at 9 MacKinnon Avenue, Cantley Village

3. Leitches Creek Walk Event - Sunday 22 NovemberWalk Start Time 2:00 pm

4. End Of Season Party - Saturday 28 November - 7:00 pm - A Pot Luck Event
Location364 York St., Glace Bay Hosts: Ann and Rollie Coombes 

5. Christmas Lights Guided Walk - Saturday 12 December @ 6:00 pm, Start Point: Cambridge Suites, Esplanade, Sydney

Friday, October 23, 2015

WALK EVENT - COXHEATH NATURE TRAIL

Please join The Cape Breton Island Hoppers on our next walk event:

http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/calendar.cfm

http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/event.cfm?eid=482


The Start Point for our walk event will be The Access Trail 1330 Coxheath Road, B1L IB3 - Please do not block the private driveway located on the same road leading to our SP and trail.


Sunday, 25 October
Registration: 1:30pm
Walk Time: 2:00pm
GW: 5/10k
TR: 3C


Walk Leaders: Diane Clarke and Bruce Clarke: 


 The Coxheath Trail System:






Friday, October 16, 2015

THE SUMMIT WALK EVENT

Please join the CB Island Hoppers on Sunday 18 October for a 5K and/or 10K walk event at "The Summit" on Daley Road, New Victoria/ New Waterford area.

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

The Start Point for our walk event begins at or near the intersection of Daley Road and 3-5 May Street, Scotchtown, at the NEW parking lot known as "The Summit."

Driving from Sydney, you may enjoy the scenic view along coastal Rte 28 (Sydney/New Waterford Hwy) then turn  right on Daley Road to the Start Point.

An alternate route is Hwy 4 (the Sydney/Glace Bay Hwy) turn left on Gardiner Road and follow signs towards Scotchtown/
New Waterford then left on May Street (in Scotchtown) to the Start Point.

Start Point: NEAR THE Intersection of Daley Road and 3-5 May Street B1H 1C9
- "The Summit" Parking Lot

Monday, October 12, 2015

ADVENTURE IN THE HIGHLANDS OF CAPE BRETON - 9 -12 OCTOBER 2015

Christina and John Saremba (BC) at Corney Brook, CB Highlands National Park


The Cape Breton Island Hoppers along with other Atlantic Volkssport Club spent an excellent Thanksgiving weekend in Cheticamp and The Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Attending the event were walkers from Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Valley Trekkers VC and Central Nova VC.
In addition to the 60+ volkssport members who had registered we were pleased to have Christina and John Saremba from BC join us for all of the walk events and entertainment events as well.

The weekend started with a cloudy windy day but the rain held off until after our walk event.
The first event began in downtown Cheticamp and continued out along the Gypsum Mine Trail (former rail line to the gypsum mine). This was an alternate route as the Salmon Pools Trail had been closed do to a recent flash flood in the area.

Tanya McNutt - Central Nova and Lionel Conrad Dartmouth VC stop for a breather along the Cap-Rouge Trail    
On Saturday morning the group headed out on the Corney Brook Trail that runs parallel along the brook of the same name to a waterfall at the end of the trail.

Barb and Cal Thistle alternated between Walk Leader and Sweep for the Corney Brook Event


In the afternoon we headed out on to the Cap-Rouge Trail. A slightly more challenging event with what seemed like a continuous uphill walk event but with great views or vistas of the Cap - Rouge headlands and the ocean. During the hike the weather took a somewhat downward spiral of cold air along with a brief interlude of hail but the hills helped to warm us up as we proceeded to the look-off at the end of the trail.

Cap Rouge was led by Norm Johnson and Janice Johnson as the Sweep or Ender, ensured that all made it up the hiills and returned safely to the finish point.

On Sunday, participants had the chance to select one of  the two walk events that took place at L'Acadien Trail and La Buttreau.

A short 8K event with less strenuous hills became a much more pleasant walk near the ocean for those participants who wanted to relax and enjoy the scenery around the Highlands National Park and have more time to take in some of the Celtic Colours Festival Events.
Cheryl MacKinnon took over and led this walk event.

While 25 other walkers opted for the 10K hike and to take in the views and the trail system up Burnt Mountain along L'Acadien Trail. A slow steady climb along a well used track with all of the bridges in place made this a very worthwhile and pleasant walk event. Walk Leader Rollie, and Lionel Conrod volunteered to be the Sweep

View of Cheticamp from the top  L'Acadien Trail/Burnt Mountain

THE SKYLINE TRAIL - Led by Don Mackenzie and the Walk Sweep Maurena Mackenzie. The most popular trail with grand views, moose and other wildlife and a unique board-walk along the apex of French Mountain and the most popular among our groups has once again inspired the largest turn out for the weekends event with 62 volkssporters stepping off at 9am for a walk event that we will not soon forget.

Walk Leader Don Mackenzie of the CBIH steps out front to get the well enthusiastic group out on to the trail  
On the Right Barb Thistle VP for CBIH  and Cal Thistle President for CBIH - looking after the Skyline Trail Start Point and ALL of the other SP's for the weekend
Thank You to all volunteers and particularly to Dianna MacDonald who coordinated the Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday night. Barb and Cal Thistle who arranged entertainment and prizes and a lot of other detailed events that made this a very successful weekend.

MORE PHOTOS IN OUR PHOTO GALLERY AND ON OUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.
Additional pictures will be published as they become available!

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ANNUAL SHIRLEY BOUTILIER WALK EVENT

Left Bill Boutilier, Rollie Coombes, and Far Right Shirley Boutilier receiving one of many awards throughout the years

ANNUAL SHIRLEY BOUTILIER WALK EVENT 

DATE: Sunday 20 September, 2015

TIME: Registration begins at 1:30 pm - Walk begins at 2:00 pm 

WALK DISTANCES: 5K and 10K

IVV RATING: 2C

LOCATION:  Mira Pastures - MacKeigan Road

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:


From Sydney Hwy 125 take Exit 7 to Route 327 (Gabarus Hwy) and continue to Marion Bridge.
After crossing over Marion Bridge continue past Trout Brook Road and the highway begins to curve slightly to the left, MacKeigan Road is on the left (east side) of the highway.

"CBIH WALK SIGN" will be posted near the "T"- junction near house #4144

NOTE: From the roundabout, at the top of Alexander Street, following Hwy 327 to MacKeigan Road is 15.1K 

Continue on MacKeigan Road to the Start Point.


 http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/event.cfm?eid=687


Shirley had been a founding member of the Cape Breton Island Hoppers, a dedicated Walk Leader, a Vice President and member of the Walk Committee from the origins of the club, and Assistant Trails Coordinator. Volunteering for many of our Barbecues, at her home "Out on the Mira".  Along with husband Bill, her walking partner, both spent many hours and many weekends exploring and pre-walking the hiking trails of the island.
Many of the walk events we have done over these many years and continue to walk have been the result of the work and dedication of Shirley and Bill to the CB Island Hoppers and our /their  commitment to walk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship.

"The walk starts at 2:00pm, stop talking and get walking!" OK Shirley I'm going"...

Monday, August 31, 2015

LEWIS MOUNTAIN TRAIL - CVF WEBSITE - VOLKSSPORT CANADA

CB Island Hoppers, a reminder:

1.

Lewis Mountain Trail: A former road/trail to Lake Ainslie.


The trail follows or runs parallel to McPherson Brook.
The Trail is a very gradual incline and not very steep as the name may suggest, it hugs the side of the mountain it is named after

CBIH Walk Event will take place on Monday 7 September

Registration takes place at 12:30 and we Step Off at 1:00 PM

For further details go to our website EVENTS CALENDAR:


2.
Please note that our national organization The  Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF) have established a new or revised website, please see the link below:


Within the CVF site you will find the CVF Newsletter "VOLKSSPORT CANADA" and the latest edition features CBIH on the front cover. Follow the links in the black banner "What is Volkssport" and click on "Volkssport Canada". If you do not have "Drop Box" you will be instructed to sign up,(this is free)  if you do, simply log on and the newsletter will open

http://www.walks.ca/index.html

3.
Don't forget to sign up for our October long weekend (9-12) of events in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Cheticamp area.
If you can't make it for the entire weekend then how about coming out for one or two walk events to help support your club.
Pick up a copy of the brochure at the next walk event or simply request at this email address and I will send out to you as .pdf as soon as possible.
There may be one trail change: Salmon Pools Trail has been closed because of recent flooding and Parks Canada officials have promised to let me know about the trail as soon as they can to determine the amount of damage and if the trail will reopen by October. 
An alternate trail will be selected if we cannot use Salmon Pools Trail.
Lets get out and walk for fun, fitness and friendship!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BBQ AND WALKING TOUR IN WASHABUCK(T)

Maurena and Don MacKenzie invited the Cape Breton Island Hoppers out to Washabuck for a BBQ and a walking tour of the surrounding area.

A great BBQ with great "Chef Don" who did not let a little rain spoil the day.

A little wine and wonderful food and good friends helped to make a rainy day bright and cozy!

Maurena organized and kept the food line going, making sure everyone had enough burgers and hotdogs and plenty of wonderful deserts.

Hot drinks and wine were shared amongst the crowd.

Thank you Don and Maurena for the wonderful hospitality you have shown throughout your time with the CBIH. Much appreciated.

See our photo Gallery for more of the scenic views of Washabuck and note the old and proper spelling is Washabuckt as seen on a monument. http://cbislandtrailphotos.blogspot.ca/

After a great walk - Shirley helps prepare the refreshments!




Overlooking the Washabuck area along the Bras d"Or Lakes




Monday, July 06, 2015

MIDDLE HEAD TRAIL - UPDATES

INGONISH BEACH/MIDDLE HEAD TRAIL

The Social Committee has suggested the following:

" Hi, Some of our club members plan to take their supper with them on Sun., July 12, and enjoy a picnic in the park before heading home. Everyone going is invited to do the same. Please let our members know. Thanks, Dianna".


Sunday 12 July

Registration 1:30pm

Start Time: 2:00pm

From Hwy 105 take Exit 11 going passed the Gaelic College and continue on the Cabot Trail to Ingonish. The Start Point for the walk event is Ingonish Beach (Google Maps show our Start Point as 90 Beach Road!!)

Note: English Town Ferry is operating at this time, however (CBIH) will not be responsible for cost or if not operating, so please give yourself plenty of driving time to be on time for the walk event!

Distance Calculator for Cape Breton Island:
 http://capebretonisland.com/

http://capebretonisland.com/cape-breton-information/cape-breton-distance-calculator/

143 k from Sydney to Ingonish, 1Hr 48 minutes


CB Island Hoppers,


Our next walk event on Sunday 12 July is Middle Head Trail.
Registration begins at 1:30 pm and we step off at 2:00 pm

The Start and Finish Point is Ingonish Beach - 
 Beach Road Ingonish

Note also that the Englishtown Ferry located off Hwy 105 Exit 12 is a slightly shorter route/driving time to Ingonish, however the trip across the ferry, one-way is $7.00 ($3.50 with a Coupon, a book of coupons cost $35.00) with a possible wait time during the weekend, especially on the return trip.

If you take Exit 11 off 105, continuing passed St Ann's College and the Community of North River Bridge you can expect to add about 15 minutes more or less to your driving trip. The hgwy to North River has been upgraded but after the bridge expect some minor rough sections in the Tarbot area!

EXPLORE OUR ISLAND FOR FUN, FITNESS AND FRIENDSHIP WITH THE

CAPE BRETON ISLAND HOPPERS!

Friday, July 03, 2015

HEARTLAND TOUR 2015

On Monday July 6, Heartland Tour Core Team 2015 will host an all day events in the CBRM -Sydney area.
A fun filled informative day of activities for all ages and abilities, healthy snacks, a free t-shirt for registered participants.
Participation is Free!

Come out and do your part to help promote a fun and healthy lifestyle for all Nova Scotians

CB Island Hoppers President Cal Thistle and Vice President Barb Thistle along with the Trails Coordinator will be at "Open Hearth Park" at 09:00 promoting the Cape Breton Island Hoppers during this event.
 Members of the club are encouraged to meet-up with Cal (help promote our club by wearing a CBIH t-shirt or jacket) and we will do a walk about through the surrounding park area.


Some of our event participants this year include:
  • Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volksport Walkers
  • NS Heart and Stroke Foundation Cape Breton
  • Cross Fit Perardua (Crossfit for kids & adults)
  • CBRM Firefighters (Firetruck and equipment demonstrations)
  • Canadian Armed Forces Sydney
  • EHS (Blood Pressure checks & Glucose Testing)

Heartland Tour Mission

To promote healthy, active living through education, inspiration, and role modeling; recognizing the need to improve the cardiovascular risk profile of Nova Scotians of all ages.

Heartland Tour Vision

An optimally active and healthy Nova Scotia population.

Heartland Tour Tag Line

Create a healthier you, one kilometre at a time.



For additional information on the Annual Heartland Tour Group:

Name: Elaine Swartz

Phone: 9025672256

Email: edithswartz@ns.sympatico.ca
 
Website: http://heartlandtour.ca/communities/sydney-july-6th/
 
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

WALK EVENTS

CANADA DAY WALK EVENT

Petersfields Provincial Park, 1188 Westmount Road

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Registration begins at 8:30am

Walk Start Time 9:00

Participants can select 5k and 10k routes

Get into the spirit of the day and wear something red for this occasion!

INGONISH BEACH/MIDDLE HEAD TRAIL

Sunday 12 July

Registration 1:30pm

Start Time: 2:00pm

From Hwy 105 take Exit 11 going passed the Gaelic College and continue on the Cabot Trail to Ingonish. The Start Point for the walk event is Ingonish Beach (Google Maps show our Start Point as 90 Beach Road!!) Note: English Town Ferry is operating at this time but we (CBIH) are not responsible for cost or if not operating, so please give yourself plenty of driving time to be on time for the walk event!!!!!

Distance Calculator for Cape Breton Island:
 http://capebretonisland.com/

http://capebretonisland.com/cape-breton-information/cape-breton-distance-calculator/

143 k from Sydney to Ingonish, 1Hr 48 minutes




NORTH RIVER TRAILS:


A CB ISLAND HOPPERS sponsored event will take place at North River on Sunday 26 July @ 2pm. We will be doing  a 5k and 10k Walk Event along the North River Trail towards a popular fishing pool and return.
We will not be going to the North River Big Falls!


FYI:

Just in case anyone would be interested in walking to the North River Big Falls, "Hike The Highlands" is doing  a guided hike into The Big Falls on Saturday , Sept 19 at 9:00 am (18 K). 

http://www.hikethehighlands.com/

Please note the above walk event is not sponsored by the CB Island Hoppers and any questions or concerns about the above mentioned walk should be directed to HIKE THE HIGHLANDS.



OTHER INFO:

FROM THE ATLANTIC DIRECTOR:

PHILIP LONGMIRE

 and MICHELLE BELL, OUR CVF EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Philip
Hello everyone,
 
Please have a look at the message below. Club presidents, please pass this along to your club members and encourage them to purchase the CVF caps.
 
Thanks!
 
Michele Bell
CVF Executive Assistant
Walking is good for the mind, body and soul.
 
 
 
 
Baseball Caps
David Hall is placing an order on July 13th for Volkssport hats.  The baseball style caps are cotton and will have the CVF logo on the front and the half maple leaf and walks.ca on the back.  The hats will be black with red printing.  Price is $15 each including delivery.  Deliveries to each city will be grouped where ever possible.  Payment can be by cheque (payable to the Volkssport Association of Alberta), cash or by credit card. Please let David know before July 13th if you would like one. Contact David at Davidhall@Live.ca or at 780 951 2882.

CBIH MEMBERS, please follow the contact information above if you want one of these CVF baseball caps. CBIH is not responsible for the purchase or delivery of the merchandise.

 

DEDICATION SERVICE - JOHN RODIE

NOVA SCOTIA VOLKSSPORT MEMBERS
 
YOU ARE INVITED TO A DEDICATION SERVICE
 AND MEMORIAL FOR

 JOHN RODIE 

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015 – 10:00 AM

FRENCH BASIN TRAIL PARKING LOT HIGHWAY 1 ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NOVA SCOTIA 

The Town of Annapolis Royal has acquired a piece of land in order to extend their trail system connecting the Town with the French Basin Trail.

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, this trail will be dedicated as the “John Rodie Way” in honour of John’s service and commitment to the Town of Annapolis Royal.

A Bench will be placed on this trail as a memorial for all the work John has done for the Recreation of Annapolis Royal and the Volkssporting Community. 

Following the Dedication of the trail the Valley Trekkers will lead a walk through the Town of Annapolis Royal in memory of John.

Please plan to join us for the event.

Everyone is Welcome. Saturday, July 11, 2-4 pm A Memorial Celebration of John’s Life will be held at the Annapolis Royal Regional Academy Gymnasium, 590 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal.

Volkssport clubs in Nova Scotia has lost an excellent walk leader, a reliable volunteer, a former Board member for both the Dartmouth and Valley clubs, and most of all - a fine gentleman.

Please come out and join the family, community and fellow volkssporters in the Celebration of John’s Life.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WEDNESDAY WALK EVENT

CBIH Members,
 A reminder that CB Island Hoppers will have a Wednesday Group Guided Walk Event.
Glace Bay Permanent Trail, Starting at the COOP Gas Bar 99 Reserve Street Glace Bay.
Wednesday 24 June 2015
Meet -up at 1:30pm for Registration and we will step off at 2:00pm
Participants can select 5k or 10k.
Please note that there is limited parking at the Gas Bar so we will meet in the Adjacent parking lot "The Bargain Basket". Come early and shop for a bargain!!
Also note that the COOP Gas Bar will be renamed very soon and at this moment the management will consider my request to keep our walk box for this year!
 
If your not able to make this Group Guided Walk  Event then why not come out on your own or with a couple of friends, or with your pet, and sign-in on your own, ask for the Walk Box, stamp your IVV Books for Distance and Events and participate in our Permanent Trail Events.
CBIH maintains Five (5)Permanent Trails in Cape Breton at convenient locations such as Louisbourg, Sydney, North Sydney, Baddeck and in Glace Bay as noted above.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A GRAND SLAM WALKING WEEKEND

Hopefully everyone now has a copy of our weekend walk and dinner events, that have been passed out at each walk event by the club president Cal Thistle!

WHAT'S HAPPENING?
The large numbers below indicate what the CBIH is sponsoring or taking the lead during the weekend events -

 Starting with the "ROOTS TO BOOTS FESTIVAL"
www.rootstobootsfestival.ca 


ROOTS TO BOOTS FESTIVAL





Roots to Boots Festival
Louisbourg, June 11-13th, 2015
www.rootstobootsfestival.ca

The first annual Roots to Boots Festival will
be held in the communities of Ch├ęticamp and
Louisbourg from June 11 to 14, 2015 with a
unique blend of entertainment engineered
to please cultural enthusiasts: Storytelling,
hiking, food, local-flavour concerts, song
writers’ circle and late night square dances.

Thursday, June 11
“Cram-a lot-in” at the Louisbourg Firehall!
6:00-10:00 PM: Fishcakes and beans along with
local NFLD entertainment. Cash bar, must be 19+ to
attend. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased at
the door or in advance at the Louisbourg Playhouse:
(902) 733-2996.


1. Friday, June 12

Hike the Lighthouse Coastal Trail
2:30-5:00 PM: As you walk this beautiful trail, discover
stories of the history and nature of this area.
Start Point - Kennelly Point picnic area. Distance: 5k -
10k, Rating: 2A, 2B
This walk will be led by the Cape Breton Island Hoppers
Volkssport Club:
http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/

6:00 PM: Dinner and entertainment by Lee Price at
the Lobster Kettle. Phone (902) 733-2723.
8:00-10:00 PM: “Square Dance in a round playhouse!”
The Louisbourg Playhouse will be host to a square
dance with special guest, the talented fiddler, accordionist,
Uillean piper and singer from Newfoundland,
Daniel Payne, accompanied by Shirley Montague and
Bernard Felix. Tickets $15. Cash bar, 19+ event.
http://louisbourgplayhouse.ca/


2.  Saturday, June 13

Hike the Old Town and Fortress of Louisbourg
Trails

2:30 PM: Walk back in time as you walk along
the Old Town Trail and venture inside the mighty
Fortress of Louisbourg. Your guides will tell you
stories of the “Old Town” from the 20th century
to the 18th century.
Start Point Royal Battery, Kennington Cove Road
Distance: 5k - 10k, Rating: 2A, 2B
This walk will be led by the Cape Breton Island
Hoppers Volkssport Club
 
 
3.  ALL CBIH MEMBERS WANTING TO ATTEND THE BEGGARS BANQUET!
- YOU SHOULD NOW BE REGISTERED!

6:00 PM: Beggar’s Banquet at the Point of
View Suites

A tantalizing evening of lobster and crab, storytelling
and tales.
Dinner is served promptly at
6:00pm, you must be on location by 5:30pm to
be dressed for dinner.

http://www.louisbourgpointofview.com/beggars-banquet/
For tickets, phone (902) 733-2080

CB Island Hoppers: Registration for the Beggars Banquet with the club treasurer is now completed!



4.  SUNDAY 14 JUNE:

Cape Breton Island Hoppers Trails Day within the CB Regional Area:

SCHEDULE/START CARD INFORMATION HAS BEEN GIVEN OUT AT RECENT WALK EVENTS

This is a multi-trails day event, a total of 20k for the day, ending with a BBQ

The first trail of the day will begin on Sunday 14 June, Registration will start at 07:30am and we step off at 08:00am
The Start Point is the parking lot at 1188 Westmount Road, Westmount, Petersfield Provincial Park.

Participants who have their Schedule/Start Cards are asked to bring them to the Walk Event.

Some copies will be available at the First Trail or you can email bretonhoppers@hotmail.com and we will send you a copy.