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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

Whycocomagh-Orangedale Red Cross Swim Program
Whycocomagh-Orangedale Red Cross Swim Program is looking for a Certified Red Cross Swim Instructor to teach lessons at the Portage Beach, Portage Road, for 2 weeks starting July 21-31st. For further information please contact Eryn Sinclair at 902-756-2329.

Iona Red Cross Swim Program-Instructor Required
Iona Red Cross Swim Program is looking for a Certified Red Cross Swim Instructor to teach lessons at the Iona Beach, Iona the week of Aug. 2-9th. For further information please contact Murdell at 725-2348 - landmmacneil@ns.sympatico.ca or Ann Marie at 725-2253 - ann.macneil@ns.sympatico.ca

Summer Soccer @ Rankin School
The Iona Soccer Club will be holding their summer recreational league soccer program at Rankin School of the Narrow soccer field on Tuesday evenings beginning June 10th. Times scheduled are as follows:

6 7 p.m. for ages 5 to 9
7 8 p.m. for ages 10 and up

Registration will be held on June 10th. Please bring Health Card number. Registration fee is $10.00 per child, $25.00 for a family of three or more. Please send water with your child.
Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on centralcapebreton.com

For more information, please call:
Sam MacKinnon(902)725-2263
sammackinnon67@gmail.com

Murdell MacNeil (902)725-2348
landmmacneil@ns.sympatico.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)  
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 July 28: Building Jackpot: $2100; Rising Jackpot: $11,844.25; Toonie Game: $142 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
July 18 - Grilled Haddock
July 25 - Corned Beef & Cabbage

Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
July 18 - The Roadies
July 25 - Donnie Campbell

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)  
 
Best of Boxwood Tour with Chris Norman - Malagawatch Church - Wednesday, July 30
The ‘Best of Boxwood’ Musique Royale tour is a traditional Maritime ensemble. Programs combine originality, intelligence, fun, and sheer mastery that have garnered respect from audiences, presenters, and colleagues alike in North America, Europe and Asia. The music brings to life the energetic traditional dance music of Maritime Canada, Scotland, & Ireland. This year’s performers include, Chris Norman and guests. Tickets are $20 for general and $10 for students. - 7:30pm

Donald “Og” Day - Thursday, July 31
On board a British man of war patrolling the Bras d’Or Lake following the 1758 Seige of Louisbourg, Domhnall Og MacNeil brought news of the lake’s natural wonders home to his native Isle of Barra. Join us as we commemorate the Donald Og legend and the early days of Cape Breton’s European history. Met with a direct descendant of Donald Og, Rod C. MacNeil, who will share the story of Donald Og as he settled in Cape Breton. Traditional food, natural dye, barvas ware and other demonstrations will take place throughout the day, along with a special running of Cash’s Carding Mill. A cilidh will be held. 10:00am 3:00pm. Regular admission applies.

Anniversary Church Service - Malagawatch Church - Sunday, July 27
The River & Lakeside Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada hosts their annual Anniversary Church Service in the Malagawatch Church at 3 pm. Free admission to service. Voluntary collection taken up by the Pastoral Charge.

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)  
 
Annual meeting - July 21
The Annual Meeting for the Grand Narrows Waterfront will be held Monday, July 21 at 7:30pm. Ferrymen's Hall.

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.

Barra Strait Community Market - Sunday, July 27th
Baked goods, crafts, produce, plants etc... Interested vendors should send email to: gnwds@hotmail.com

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)

Mobile Sailing School - NOW FULL
The Mobile Sailing School for youth (ages 7-14) will return to the Grand Narrows Waterfront for one week this summer July 28-Aug 1 from 9am-4pm. Cost $125 per student. The program is fully insured through Sail N.S., all equipment will be provided. There is limited space available, so register early. Contact: GNWDS@hotmail.com
PLEASE NOTE: Email us to add your name to the waiting list.
Thank you to our sponsors: Grandona Legion Branch 124; Victoria County Recreation and CBRM Recreation.

 
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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!
July 23 Story-telling Workshop 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.

July 22
A' Ghidhlig Anns A' Chel
Gaelic in the Music
Tonight we host an evening of traditional fiddle, piano, & dance. Join Bean an Taighe (Woman of the House) Beth MacNeil as she welcomes the Iona Gaelic Singers (Maxie MacNeil, Rod C. MacNeil and Mickey MacNeil). The Gaelic will be alive in the sounds of Kenneth MacKenzie (fiddle/pipes) and Patrick Gillis (guitar), and your toes will be tapping with the dance music of Rodney MacDonald (fiddle/step-dance) and Jackie-Dunn MacIsaac (piano/step-dance). Anita MacDonald and Lauren MacDonald will showcase Traditional Cape Breton style step-dancing.


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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  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  
   
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