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Golf Scramble
Along the Shores of Washabuck
Golf Scramble, “Best Ball” format at Dundee Golf Club Green Fees for 18 holes is $45 plus tax ($51.75) and a power cart. Come out for a day of fun, sun (we hope!) and exercise, all skill levels welcomed and encouraged to at-tend. Please register by Wednesday, July 30. stephanie@washabuck.com or carmiemaclean@yahoo.com. Names of individuals or of complete foursomes may be submitted.

Iona Red Cross Swim Program
Iona Red Cross Swim Program will be held at the Iona Beach, starting Monday, August 4th. The program will run August 4, 5, and 6th then 13, 14 and 15th. Cost $40 per child or $75 per family. Please bring your progress card to the first lesson.
To register contact Murdell - 725-2348 - landmmacneil@ns.sympatico.ca or
Ann Marie - 725-2253 - ann.macneil@ns.sympatico.ca

Chronic Pain Support Tuesday August 12th 1:00 2:30 pm
The Baddeck Chronic Pain Support Group would like to invite you to join us at Masonic Hall, Queen Street for our free monthly support meeting. At our meetings you will hear from people in our community who are experienced in dealing with Chronic Pain. Come and take away insight and information that will help strengthen your coping strategies. For Inquires call: Carol 902-449-7246 or tmbremner@eastlink.ca

Washabuck 45s Card Games
45’s card games will resume at Washabuck Community Center on Thursday May 8th at 7:30 in the evening.

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  Iona CAP Site (Website)  
C@P Site Hours
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm (725-2785)

Cyber Camps - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Cyber Camps are back at Iona C@P Site for the summer. Camps take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am - 2pm. Bring your own lunch. Charge is $5.00 per child, family rates are available. Recommended ages: 5-12 yrs. Pre-registration is not required but waiver must be signed by parent/guardian. For more information, phone 725-2785.

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  Br. 124, Royal Canadian Legion (Website)  
Annual Highland Village Day Dance - Aug. 2 from 9pm-1am
Join us at the Legion for the annual Highland Village Day dance. Music by Buddy MacDonald and Rachel Davis. Admission $10. 19yrs and over.

Monday Night Bingo
Join us at the Iona Legion every Monday evening for a fun night of BINGO. Starts at 7:45pm
Jackpots for Aug. 4th: Building Jackpot: $1000; Rising Jackpot: $12,216; Toonie Game: $276 plus 1/2 sales. Congrats to Candace Bernard, winner of the building jackpot this week.
Please Note: Doors will not open until 5:30pm (Aug 4).

Saturday Night Darts
DARTS 7:30 p.m. Every Saturday Night.
COME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. Teams are picked each night.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs
Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Aug 1 - Roast Beef
Aug 8 - Roast Pork
Aug 15 - Boneless Chicken

Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Aug 1 - Silver Moon
Aug 8 - tba
Aug 15 - Wendy Owen-Abbott

BAR HOURS
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - bar closed
Thursday - 4:00 to 11:00pm
Friday - 4:00 to Midnight
Saturday - 7:00 to Midnight

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  Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach (Website)  
 
Hammer In - Saturday, August 9
Join the Cape Breton Blacksmith Association for a day of blacksmithing. Watch as blacksmiths from around the Maritimes showcase their skills. Regular admission fees apply.

L Mr a’ Chlachain/Highland Village Day Concert - Saturday, August 2 - 2 to 6 pm
Join us for a fun, afternoon of Gaelic arts. Fiddlers, step-dancers, pipers, and more, come together to treat visitors to traditional Nova Scotia Gaelic culture in this outdoor concert overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. 2014 marks the 53rd Annual Highland Village Day Concert, one of Cape Breton Island’s original Outdoor Scottish Concerts. 2-6 pm. $15 per person, children 12 and under free. No refunds or discounts.

Sprs/Fun Gaelic Games for Kids -Fridays
Join us for a morning of interactive games that focus on language, song, dance and other aspects of Gaelic life. Sprs is for children aged 5-10 and is free. This program is offered every Friday in July and August.

Lithean Sona/Happy Days Children’s Living History Program - Wednesdays
Take part in this special living history program for children and get a sense of what life was like for Gaels in those days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, games, language, and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 8-12 only. 10 am to 4 pm. $45 per child per day. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. HST exempt. This program is offered every Wednesday in July and August.

Na Deugairean/ The Teenagers Living History Program for Youth - Thursdays
Partake in this special living history program for teens and get a sense of the responsibilities and the lifestyles of young Gaels in days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, language and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 13-17. 10 am to 4 pm. $45 per child per day. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 15% HST included. This program is offered every Thursday in July and August.

Cilidh Schedule
Join us for Traditional Cilidhs Tuesdays and Thursdays or Milling Frolics on Wednesdays. All presentations take place between 2 and 3 pm in the Centre Chimney House (MacDonald House). Regular admission fees apply.

Open for the 2014 Visitor Season
We are open daily 10 am to 5 pm. For more information on our programs and events check out our website at www.highlandvillage.ca.

 
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  Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society (Website)  
 
General Meeting - Monday Aug 4
The next general meeting for the Grand Narrows Waterfront will take place at Ferrymen's Hall, Monday, August 4th at 7:30pm. New members welcome.

Wheelhouse Cafe - Open for the Season
The Wheelhouse Cafe is now open for the season from 10am until 7pm. Drop by for your morning coffee and pick up the daily newspaper and some fresh baked goods. We continue to offer our popular stone baked pizzas, sandwiches, soups and salads. Our ice cream freezer is fully stocked, so drop by for cone. Call in your order at 622-1313

Public Washrooms, Showers & Laundry - Open for the Season
Public services are now available to the public. Propane tank swap is also available during regular cafe hours (10am-7pm).

Annual Motor Sport Show - Sunday, Aug. 17th
A great family day, featuring the Cape Breton Antique and Custom Car Club and other motor sport exhibitors. Noon until 4pm. Rain or shine. Free admission.

Garden Workshop - Wild Mushrooms - Saturday Aug. 23
Further info to be posted. To register email GNWDS@hotmail.com (Note: This workshop is filling up quickly)

 
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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
 
Beginners Yoga - Thursdays
Yoga finished for the season:
See you in September

PROGRESSIVE 45 CARD GAME
Will be held every Wednesday at 8:00pm at the Boisdale Fire Hall. Light Lunch will be served. Jackpot, Loonie draw & even Splits.

 
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  Féis an Eilein (Website)  
 
Summer Gaelic Events Program
Fis an Eilein Summer Events 2014
Registration is now taking place for the Summer Music Program. Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays in July & Aug. We offer youth & adult lessons in beginner and intermediate fiddle, piano, guitar and step-dancing with Fis instructors Lauren MacDonald & Maggie MacNeil. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Fis at 622-2627 $6/half hour $10/hour

Gaelic Cultural Experiences
Every Wednesday we invite you to immerse yourself in aspects of the Cape Breton Gaelic tradition. We have changed the format of the Wednesday Day-camps and invite children and adults of all ages to learn, participate, and have fun in Gaelic!
Aug 06 Gaelic Song Workshop & Milling 10 am 12:30 pm Adm. Free

Beginner Gaelic Language Classes
Instructor Beth MacNeil will teach Gaelic through the TIP/Gidhlig Aig Baile method. Students will learn conversational Gaelic in a fun and stress-free environment without the need to learn to read or write the language. Wednesdays July 9 Aug 14, 7 9 pm $25 for all 6 weeks

16th Annual Gaelic Concert Series “Bu Denach Leam Tilleadh”
Tuesdays 8 pm July 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12
Some of Cape Breton’s finest musicians gather at the Christmas Island Fire Hall to share the stage with emerging talent and local tradition bearers in bilingual Gaelic-English concerts. A traditional tea with oatcakes and tea biscuits will be served.

August 5
irich Air!
Driv’er
The tunes will be flying tonight when Bean an Taighe renowned Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond will welcome piper Kevin Dugas along with husband and wife duos Melody and Derrick Cameron and Kinnon and Betty Lou Beaton. Local sisters Anita, Lauren, and Katherine MacDonald will show off their steps!


T is Seanachas Tea & Conversation
Fridays July 18 Aug 15 10 am 12 pm (except Aug. 1st) Adm. No Charge

Contact Us: Website www.feisaneilein.ca
e-mail feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.ca
Tel. 902-622-2627

 
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  Rankin School of the Narrows
Sgoil Mhic Fhraing a' Chaolais (Website)
 
   
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  Home & School  
   
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  Parishes  
 
Ministries for St. Columba Church
July 27-Readers-Joe/Alyssa, Eucharist-Bernadette/Sharon/Angela, Altar Servers-Trevor/Courtney/Hannah/Grace, Hospitality-Pauline/Pius/John Joseph/Larry

Aug. 3-Readers-Peggy/Elizaebth, Eucharist-Betty/Francis/Wendy, Altar Servers-Jamie/Lauren/Katherine, Hospitality-Neil James/Dan Joseph/Timmy/Neil

Aug. 10-Readers-Pauline/Gail, Eucharist-Ann/Albert/Elizabeth, Altar Servers-Trevor/Sarah/Riley, Hospitality-Jimmy H/Buddy/Paul/Foncie

Aug. 17- Readers-Judy/Hannah, Eucharist-Dale/Charlie/Bernadette, Altar Servers-Jamie/Courtney/Grace, Hospitality-Donna/Jimmy/DA/Johnnie

Aug. 24- Readers-Neil/Alyssa, Eucharist-Angela/Sharon/Wendy, Altar Servers-Hannah/Katherine/Sarah, Hospitality-Pauline/Pius/John Joseph/Timmy

Aug. 31-Readers-Joe/Peggy, Eucharist-Elizabeth/Francis/Albert, Altar Servers-Trevor/Lauren/Riley, Hospitality-Neil James/Dan Joseph/Larry/Neil

If you are unable to serve your ministry on the scheduled day, please find a replacement.


St. Barra Parish 200th Anniversary Committee
The committee is seeking donations from individuals or organizations to help support the events that we have planned. Donations can be made to any of the committee members (Dolena MacKinnon, Hughena MacKinnon, Hugh MacKinnon, Vince Jankowski, and Rod C. MacNeil), or by dropping your envelope in the church collection with your name and address. Income tax receipts will be issued. If contributing by cheque, please make the cheque payable to: St. Barra Parish Anniversary Fund. Thank you.

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturdays

St. Andrew's-Boisdale-4:00 pm
St. Barra-Christmas Island- 5:30 pm
St. Mary's-Frenchvale- 5:30 pm

Sundays

St. Michael's-Baddeck- 9:00 am
Holy Trinity-Waycobah- 9:30 am
St. Columba-Iona- 11:00 am
Queen of the World-Wagmatcook- 11:00 am

 
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  Volunteer Fire Departments  
 
Notice: To the residents served by Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Department
Michaela MacMillan, from Christmas Island, has been hired by the fire department for the summer months to update our civic records information. To achieve this, she will be visiting or phoning residents to obtain information such as home heating source, the number of residents in the dwelling, pets, etc. This information is to assist our fire fighters should they ever be called to your residence. Thank you for your cooperation.

Iona Volunteer Fire Department Monthly Meeting
The Iona Fire Dept. regular meeting is usually held on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm at the the Fire Hall.

 
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  NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH  
 
Public Meeting
The Christmas Island and Area Neighbourhood Watch Committee is hosting a public meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, August 14 at the Christmas Island Fire Hall. Constable Shaun MacLennan, our Community Liaison Officer, will be doing a presentation on home safety and security. Although the meeting is directed more towards our seasonal residents, it will be helpful to all. So mark the date on your calendar and come out for a cup of tea and good discussion. Everyone welcome.

 
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