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Birthday Celebration at the Iona Legion for Randy Pointkoski - Thursday Oct 20

Come out this evening, Thursday, Oct. 20 for a gathering at the Iona Legion for birthday cake and good cheer in celebration of Randy`s birthday today!! All invited!!


The Boisdale Historical Society will hold it's regular meeting at the AA Rooms in Boisdale on Sunday Nov.6 ,2016 at 2pm. All are welcome.

The Barra Food Bank

The Barra Food Bank would like to thank all our volunteers and those who have donated in any way.
A reminder to our residents: If you live in our coverage area, and are in need of assistance, or would like to donate (in any way), please do not hesitate to call:
Michael (902-725-2867; Dolores (902-725-2208); Margie (902-725-2690); John Neilie (902-622-1296)
Coverage area: Barrachois to Little Narrows, including Benacadie, Washabuck and surrounding communities.
The Barra Food Bank is open from noon-3pm, April 28 & 29 and every second Thursday and Friday thereafter (or on demand).
The Food Bank is located at 2629 Hwy. 223 MacKinnon's Harbour.

Adult Chair Fitness Class - Tuesdays

Adult Chair Fitness Class - Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance. Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 20th, St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Time 10:30-11:30. Instructor: Theresa MacLean, PTS, FIS. Fee $5 per class. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring water. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the fitness class will be cancelled. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee.

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  Iona CAP Site (Website)  
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  Frolic & Folk Pub - Iona Heights Inn(Website) - Little Dipper - Jill Chocolates  
Ceilidh Schedule - Saturdays

Ceilidhs this fall will be from 5-8pm

Oct 22nd - Paul Cranford - $5

Oct 29th - TBA

Nov 5th - TBA

Nov 11th - Rachael Davis - $5

Nov 19th - CBU pipe band - $5

Nov 26th - Chrissy Crowley - $5

Dec 3rd - Margie & Dawn Beaton - $5

Dec 10th - TBA

Dec 17th - Buddy MacDonald - $5

Dec 24th - no ceilidh

Dec 31st - no ceilidh - New Years Eve party...TBA

Sunday Brunch 11-3

Waffles, steak & eggs, original breakfast and more...
Leave the cooking to us on Sundays.

Trivia - Thursdays

Test your intelligence at the Frolic & Folk - Thursday nights starting at 8pm. No admission required

Little Dipper Boutique @ Iona Heights Inn

Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm. Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm.
NSLC Agency Store - Beer, wine, spirits and coolers.
Everyday convenience items, confections, tobacco and lottery are also be available.
Phone number is (902)725-2000

Jills Chocolates Cafe @ Iona Heights Inn

Open weekdays 8 am to 4 pm. Weekends 9am-4pm
Bagels, egg muffins, fruit, waffles, yogurt, oatmeal, espresso based coffees, tea and of course chocolates. Chocolates are also available at the Little Dipper.

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  Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society (Website)  
General Meeting - Tuesday, Nov. 8th

General Meeting 7pm, Tuesday, Nov. 8th at the Wheelhouse Cafe. New members are welcome.

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  Rankin School of the Narrows
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  Br. 124, Royal Canadian Legion (Website)  
Benefit for James John Alex MacNeil and His Family - Sat. Oct 22 from 8pm-midnight

You are invited to an entertaining evening of fundraising and support for James John Alex (Red Point) and his family. Funds raised will go towards covering medical and travel costs associated with his cancer treatments. Your support will be greatly appreciated. The evening will include local entertainment, auction, ticket draws and a light lunch. 19yrs and over.

Monday Night Bingo at the Legion

Every Monday night starting at 7:45pm.
Prizes for 24-October:
Rising Jackpot: $495
Building Jackpot: $5400
Toonie Game: $101 plus 1/2 of nights sales
Please Note:
*There will be NO BINGO Oct. 31st (Halloween)
*We are always looking for new volunteers. Please let John, Billy or Gerard know if you can help out. Thank you.

Chase the Ace Every Sunday - 2:30 - 4pm

Chase the Ace tickets will be on sale from 2:30 - 4:00pm every Sunday with draw shortly afterwards.
Purchase a strip of 3 tickets for $5 for a chance to win 20% of daily sales plus a chance to draw the Ace of Spades to win the growing jackpot. Participants must be 19yrs or older (bar will be open).
Complete details including "House Rules" can be found on the Legion Website (link above).
This fundraising initiative is in support of three local non-profit organizations:
Grandona Legion Br. 124; Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society; Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc.

Week 3 Ticket Winner: Mary MacRitchie from Ottawa Brook. On Oct.16th, Mary picked the Queen of Spades and went home with $104.
Chase the Ace continues Oct. 23rd with 49 cards in the deck and a growing jackpot of $948.50 Plus 20% of daily ticket sales.

Group Guitar Playing Sessions - Next Session: Sunday Oct. 30th

Now a twice a month group guitar playing session from 2:30 - 4:30pm (during Chase the Ace). These sessions are a fun way to strum and sing along with a group at no cost and with no pressure. Players should already have basic guitar skills. Check this site for dates of upcoming sessions New players are always welcome (19 yrs and over).

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Oct 21: Grilled Haddock
Oct 28: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Nov 4: Fish Cakes and Beans

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 21: Corner Crew (Darlene, Malcolm & Elizabeth)
Oct 28: John and Bob Gill
Nov. 4: Lynn Chisholm

You can now book your Friday supper by email or phone during the week. Deadline for receiving email supper requests is 4pm on THURSDAY... After that, you will need to phone.
Send your request to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca
You can also phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours to book your supper. 902-725-2178


Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - bar closed

Thursday - 5:00 to 10:00pm

Friday - 4:00 to Midnight

Saturday - 7:00 to Midnight

Sunday - 2:00 to 5:00pm

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Baile nan Gàidheal /Highland Village Museum (Website)
Highland Village Off-Season Hours

Off season hours for the Highland Village Gift Shop and administrative offices are Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. We reopen for the 2017 season on June 1. In the meantime, watch this space for special programs throughout the off season.

Oidhche nam Bòcan | Night of the Spooks - Friday & Saturday, October 28-29

Come and celebrate Halloween with a special evening tour of the Highland Village by lamplight, complete with storytelling, skits and special effects. The tour is followed by a storytelling session in “The Tuning Room” with fuarag, oatcakes and more. This is a family activity enjoyed by all. Prepaid reservations are required. No refunds or discounts. Cost $18 per adult, $40 per family, or $10 per student. Call (902) 725-2272 for tickets. (7-9 pm each evening)

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Central Cape Breton - Community Venture Àros na Mara | World Oceans Day (Website)
Aros na Mara and World Oceans Day

Checkout our website www.arosnamara.com

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  Féis an Eilein (Website)  
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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
Mr. Kelly's Benefit Ceilidh - November 5

Mr. Kelly's Benefit Ceilidh Nov 5 7pm -10pm A benefit ceilidh will be held in support of Kelly Mac Donald (Ironville) who has been receiving medical treatment in Halifax/Sydney over the past several month's. Oat cakes / biscuits & tea will be served. Live entertainment.

Cod Fish Supper - November 12

12 Nov. SATURDAY: The Boisdale Fire Department Presents another Renowned Cod Fish Supper A full meal deal, if there ever was one!! 2-5 pm $15 per person

Crib Game - October 20

Crib Tournament at Boisdale Fire Hall Thursday, October 20, 2016 starting at 7PM. $5 Entry fee. Refreshments will be available at the bar and for added excitement there will be an even split draw. We look forward to seeing you at what we hope will become a monthly event!

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  Home & School  
Home and School needs your help...

We provide the reception following graduation which all of your children will benefit from in years to come…… We help maintain the playground equipment at the school, providing funds for repairs when necessary. We provide a monetary gift to graduates who qualify for scholastic awards which all of your children may benefit from in years to come…… We provide sponsorships to students who are attending extra-curricular events, Ex. NSSSA, again, wonderful opportunities for all your children….. We will not ask you for much of your time, we want to simply remain active, so we can continue to offer these programs at our school. Please consider joining Home & School, for the benefit of all our children and our school.

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St. Barra Parish Bulletin Website

The mass times and Bulletin can be found at the following website: http://heartofcapebretonparishes.com

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  Volunteer Fire Departments  
Events at Christmas Island

Bingo, every Sunday at 7 pm, Christmas Island Fire Hall

Ways and Means Committee Meeting of The Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Department Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm New members welcome, Christmas Island Fire Hall

General Membership Meeting of The Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Department Third Tuesday of each month. New members welcome, Christmas Island Fire Hall

Seeking Volunteers

The Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Department Bingo Committee is seeking more volunteers to assist with our Sunday night bingos. Jobs include selling bingo cards from 6 to 7 pm, floorwalkers during bingo from 7 to 9 pm, counters and checkers during bingo, and bingo callers. Training will be provided. If you have an hour or two to volunteer and would like to get involved, call Theresa at 902-322-7500, Hughie at 902-622-2004, or Anna at 902-622-1310. We welcome high school students as well.

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 Fire Hall.

Christmas Island Craft and Bake Sale - November 20

November 20, 10 am - 3 pm

Table Rental $15.00

Admission: $2.00

Hand Made Quality Items, No Flea Market items to book a table, facebook page, email: civfd2015@gmail.com or call 902-322-7500

Christmas Island Flea Market - December 4

10 am - 3 pm

Table Rental $10.00

Admission $2.00

To Book a table, facebook page, or email civfd2015@gmail.com, or call 902-322-7500

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  Little Narrows Community Centre  
The Little Narrows Presbyterian Ladies Aide Fall Tea & Sale - October 29

The Little Narrows Presbyterian Ladies Aide will host its annual fall tea and sale on Saturday, October 29th in the church hall, 1-3 pm. There will be crafts,baked goods, dollar gifts and a variety of desserts. Hope you can join us.

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