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Women’s Wellness Matters Relax! Rest! Rejuvenate!
Women’s Wellness Matters Relax! Rest! Rejuvenate!... featuring Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition at Hector’s Arm Bed and Breakfast, Iona, on Sat., Oct. 4th, from 9am to 3pm. Some of the topics included are: Meditation, Stress, Menopause, Eating Gluten Free. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so pre-registration is required by Sept. 30th. Registration fee: $10.00 per person. To register please contact: Sharon MacNeil 725-2177 or Anne MacKenzie 622-2667. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and the Victoria County Community Health Board.

WCC - Pub Night
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!

E-Business Toolkit Roadshow
Join us for a special event where we will be offering demonstrations of a new online tool for Nova Scotia businesses called the eBusiness Toolkit.

Location: Baddeck Library CAP Site, September 25th 1-3pm.

Free to attend. Refreshments provided.

To learn more and to register, please email us at ebusiness@smu.ca

What will I learn? - 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.

Central Cape Breton Community Ventures and Aros Na Mara
Central Cape Breton Community Ventures and Aros Na Mara - Public Information Session, September 23, 2014 - 7 pm, Tuning Room, Highland Village, Iona, regarding the Bras d’Or Lakes, Marine Energy Research, and Cape Breton University. Please join us for interesting presentations, discussions and refreshments.

Women’s Wellness Matters
Women’s Wellness Matters day long event featuring Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition in Iona, Saturday, Oct. 4th, from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. Further details to follow. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and Victoria County Community Health Board.

Fall Yoga Session
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.

The Christmas Island Community Fair
The Christmas Island Fair will be held Saturday September 20 at the Christmas Island Firehall. Exhibits of all kinds are welcome. Booklets and Tags for exhibits will be available at the Post Offices, the Beaver Cove Take Out and Rankin School. A Flea Market will be held call Kevin MacKenzie to book a table if you would like to sell items.
The Cape Breton Antique and Custom Car Club will be displaying some of their vehicles at the same time. BBQ'ed hot dogs and pop will also be sold on the patio.

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)  
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  Br. 124, Royal Canadian Legion (Website)  
Celtic Colours Community Meal - Friday, Oct. 17 from 5-7pm
Grandona Legion (in association with Celtic Colours International Festival), is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner on Friday, Oct. 17th from 5pm-7pm. As this falls on the same day as our regular Friday Supper & Ceilidh, we will be increasing our service for that meal to accommodate our regular Friday supper patrons as well as concert goers. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the bar (at regular Friday Supper prices).

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 Sept 22nd: Building Jackpot: $1700; Rising Jackpot: $836; Toonie Game: $843 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
Sept 26 - Corned Beef and Cabbage
Oct 3 - Roast Pork

Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Sept 26 - Silver Moon
Oct 3 - tba

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)  
 
Feisty Friends - Celtic Colours Concert - Friday, October 17
Tonight will be a great reunion of friends from the Western side of the Island here in the wee church on the hill. Joanne MacIntyre has often been the face of Highland Village with her beautiful Gaelic singing but she grew up in Mabou where she teaches Gaelic. That’s just down the road from where Andrea Beaton learned to play the fiddle from her father Kinnon. Andrea has brought home her new all-girl fiddle quartet and is sure to thrill both traditional and original fans with their fiery arrangements and exciting rhythms. Shelly Campbell and Andrea have been playing fiddles together since they were kids. Allan may feel a bit outnumbered in this feast of feisty female talent, but never fear. He’ll be keeping pace on the ivories and enjoying every minute of this special reunion. Concert takes place in the Malagawatch Church, Iona 7:30 PM, Tickets: $25, General Admission. Tickets are available from the Highland Village or the Celtic Colours box office.

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, September 25 when the anticipated Jackpot will be $270.

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.

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 until October 19. 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)  
 
Wheelhouse Cafe - Closed for the season
Thank you for your patronage. See you next summer!

Public Washrooms, Showers & Laundry - Open for the Season
Public services will remain available to the public until Oct. 1st.

 
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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
 
CELTIC COLOURS
Celtic Colours International Festival Presents : " RAISING THE ROOF"
Boisdale Fire Hall
Sunday, Oct.12, 2014 : 7:30pm
BEOLACH, NATHAN ROGERS & THE WRIGLEY SISTERS
Please note this concert is already "SOLD OUT"

Boisdale Vol. Fire Dept. Presents:
CELTIC COLOURS SQUARE DANCE
Sunday, Oct.12, 2014 : 10.00pm
Music by: Kinnon, Betty Lou & Andrea Beaton

Free to Boisdale Celtic Colours Concert Ticket Holders
Tickets to dance only, available at door
$10.00 ea.
19 yrs. & older

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)  
   
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  Rankin School of the Narrows
Sgoil Mhic Fhraing a' Chaolais (Website)
 
   
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  Home & School  
 
Meeting
Home & School meeting on Monday, October 6th at 7pm at Rankin School. New members welcome!

 
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  Parishes  
 
St. Barra Parish's 200th Anniversary
The opening of St. Barra Parish's 200th anniversary celebrations will take place at 6 pm. on Friday, September 26. Bishop Dunn and many of our former parish priests will celebrate mass at the church, and the general public is invited to attend. A hot roast beef supper will follow at the Christmas Island Fire Hall. Tickets to the supper are $12.00 and are available from Dolena MacKinnon ( 902-622-2254), Hughie MacKinnon (902-622-2004), and at the Christmas Island Post Office until Friday, September 19.

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  
 
Benfit Dance
The Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Dept has scheduled a benefit dance for Nicole MacNeil and her son, Devon, on Saturday, September 27, from 8 pm till midnight. Music by DJ Arno. Admission by donation.

19 and over.

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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