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Victoria County Clear Garbage Bag Policy - Information Session - Oct 22
Do you have questions regarding the clear garbage bag policy? Public Works Officer, Jocelyn Bethune will be at the Iona Legion on Wed., Oct. 22 from 2:00pm until 3:30 for a presentation and to answer questions.

Little Dipper Boutique - NOW OPEN!
The Little Dipper Boutique is now open.
Hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm. Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm.
The store carries beer, wine, spirits and coolers via the NSLC.
Everyday convenience items, confections, tobacco and lottery are also be available.
Phone number is (902)725-2000.
Email is: littledipperboutique@gmail.comSuggestions as to what we should carry and sell in the store are welcome.

Fall Dessert Tea and Sale - Oct 25
The Little Narrows Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid will host its Fall Dessert Tea and Sale on Saturday, October 25th, 1:00 3:00 pm in the church hall. Join us for tea and dessert. There will be Christmas theme crafts, home baking and dollar tables. Adults $5.00, Children $2.00.

WCC - Pub Night - Nov 8
Washabuck Community Centre
Saturday, Nov 8th, 9pm 1am
Remembrance Day Weekend
Bring your dancing shoes and dancer up to the music of
Terry Peters and The Off The Wall Band
19 years and over!

Fall Yoga Session - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Fall Yoga Session St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 16th and ending Nov. 20th. Daytime classes Tuesday and Thursday 9-10 am. Evening classes Tuesday and Thursday 7-8 pm. Instructor: Linda Bryden. Fee $5 per class. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows Yoga will also be cancelled for both daytime and evening classes on that day. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee. For further information please contact Ann Marie MacNeil 902-725-2253 or Anne MacKenzie 902-622-2667.

Washabuck 45s Card Games - Thursdays
45’s card games take place Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm at the Washabuck Community Centre.

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  Iona CAP Site (Website)  
E-Business Toolkit
A new online tool for Nova Scotia businesses has been released.

This toolkit will show different areas of online engagement and importance - how to better connect with customers and clients - how to be competitive in a digital environment - how to make the most effective changes based on resources - how to streamline processes for greater efficiency.

Access the toolkit: http://ebusinesstoolkit.ca/

For more information, visit www.vccaps.com

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  Br. 124, Royal Canadian Legion (Website)  
Bookmobile Visits Legion Parking Lot
The bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30-7:00pm
Next visit: Friday, November 7th (Note this date is a rescheduled date since Oct. 31st is Halloween)
Following visit: Friday, November 28

Volunteers Needed
Due to a busy October, the Legion is in need of volunteers to help out with several catered events. If you can spare some time, please let us know. A list of all events is posted in the kitchen at the Legion.

Remembrance Day - Changes to Wreath Laying Ceremony
Due to the many requests to shorten the ceremony at the church, this year we will attempt to implement a few changes to the wreath laying ceremony to hopefully satisfy all, while retaining full respect for deceased veterans. Following the official wreath laying (by government reps, organizations etc), the names of all deceased veterans will be read off. This will then be followed by an opportunity for family members or representatives to come forward to place their respective wreaths, crosses, poppies etc.

Canadian Diabetes "Clothesline" Drop Box
A Clothesline Drop Box is now located outside the Legion (beside the back deck). Feel free to drop off your donations of gently used clothing anytime.

Monday Night Bingo
Join us at the Iona Legion every Monday evening for a fun night of BINGO. Starts at 7:45pm
Jackpots for October 27: Building Jackpot: $2200; Rising Jackpot: $1247.75; Toonie Game: $176 plus 1/2 sales.

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
Oct 24 - Grilled Haddock
Oct 31 - NO SUPPER (Halloween)

Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 24 - tba
Oct 31 - NO CEILIDH

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)  
 
Fall Gift Shop Sale
Our annual Fall Gift Shop Sale is on now. 10% off Books and Music. 30% off almost everything else. The Shop is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm until Sunday, October 19.

Oidhche nam Bcan/Night of the Spooks - Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 24-26
Come and celebrate Halloween with a special evening tour of the Highland Village. There will be evening tours by lamplight, complete with storytelling, skits and special effects. This will be followed by a storytelling session with fuarag, oatcakes, tea & treats. This is a family activity enjoyed by all. Prepaid reservations are required. No refunds or discounts. Cost: $12 per adult, $28 per family, or $5 per student. Call (902) 725-2272 for tickets. Book early to ensure the night of your preference. (7-9pm)

Chase the Ace - Thursday nights - Northside East Bay Fire Hall
Chase the Ace takes place Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm (starting September 4th) at the Northside East Bay Fire Hall, 310 Eskasoni Road, Northside East Bay, NS. This is a fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society & the Northside East Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Open to those 19 years of age and over. For more information, including the house rules, visit our website at www.chasetheace.ca or follow us on Facebook at Northside East Bay Chase the Ace. Join us next Thursday, October 16 when the anticipated Jackpot will be $560+. There are 46 cards left in the deck!!

These Were My People - Washabuck: An Anecdotal History by Vince MacLean - IN STOCK
These Were My People by Vince MacLean is available in the Highland Village Gift Shop for $19.95 plus tax.

 
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  Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society (Website)  
 
General Meeting: Thursday, October 23rd
General meeting at Ferrymen's Hall, Thursday Oct 23rd at 7:00. New members are welcome.

 
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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
 
Beginners Yoga - Thursdays
Yoga Classes
Boisdale Fire Hall
With Certified Yoga Instructor: "ANITA MACKINNON"
Beginning : Thursday, Sept. 25th. 2014, 7:00 pm.
Please bring a mat, a blanket & wear comfortable clothing
Class is $5.00 per person
Everyone Welcome!

For more information, Pls. contact Anita at 871-2074

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)  
 
Gaelic language classes - Mondays

Fis an Eilein will sponsor an 8 week session of Gaelic language classes at the Christmas Island Fire Hallbeginning on Monday October 20 and continuing until Monday December 8th. Instruction will be offered at 3 levels. Beginner and Advanced Beginner will take place from 6:30 to 8:30, and will focus on the TIP/GAB method. The Intermediate/Advanced class will run from 7:30 until 9:30. and will focus on the TIP/ GAB method along with conversation.Cost is $50.00 for all 8 weeks and there is no charge for students and native Gaelic speakers. For more information please e-mail feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.ca


 
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  Rankin School of the Narrows
Sgoil Mhic Fhraing a' Chaolais (Website)
 
   
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  Home & School  
 
Meeting - note change in day
Home & School meeting on Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm at Rankin School. New members welcome!

 
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  Parishes  
 
Three-evening Mission - Oct 19 to 21
When was the last time you attended a church mission? St. Barra Parish 200th Anniversary Committee will be hosting a three-evening mission beginning on Sunday, October 19 at 7 pm at the church in Christmas Island, continuing on Monday evening, and concluding on Tuesday evening, October 21. Sessions will run for about an hour and a half and include with a prayer service with a mass on the final night. Father Jean Marc LaPorte from the Jesuit Spiritual Centre in Halifax will lead the mission on the topic of how to build community in changing times. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and plan on attending. Tea and lunch will be served at the Christmas Island Fire Hall after mass on Tuesday evening.

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  
 
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  
   
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