Wednesday, July 22, 2015


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.

After a great walk - Shirley helps prepare the refreshments!

Overlooking the Washabuck area along the Bras d"Or Lakes

Monday, July 06, 2015



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:

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!



Friday, July 03, 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