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Wellness Foot Care Clinic-Cancelled-Wesnesday Jan 28
Wellness Foot Care Clinic Boisdale cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 28th to be rescheduled. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee. To make an appointment and for further information please contact Pauline Campbell at 725-2698.

Regular Meeting of Boisdale Historical Society
Boisdale Historical Society- A regular meeting of the Boisdale Historical Society will take place on Sunday 1 Feb. 2015 at 2 p.m. at the AA rooms on Bourinot Rd. just south of the church. All are welcome.

Monday Night Community Hockey
On Monday nights between 6:00pm and 7:00pm, there will be hockey at the Eskasoni rink for anyone ages twelve and older. You must wear full equipment to take part. Both males and females are welcome. This is sponsored by the Victoria County Community Health Board and Northside the Lakes Community Health Board. If you have any questions contact Kevin MacKenzie at 902-622-2667.

Winter Yoga Session St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona
Winter Yoga Session St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona starting Tuesday, Jan. 13th and ending Thursday, March 19th. Daytime classes Tuesday and Thursday 9-10:30 am. Instructor: Linda Bryden. Fee $5 per class. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows Yoga will also be cancelled for the day. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee. For further information please contact Ann Marie 725-2253 or Linda Bryden 379-2041.

The Wellness Walkers - Mondays & Wednesdays
The Wellness Walkers - walk and use of fitness equipment. Two evening classes each week Monday and Wednesday. Location: Rankin School of the Narrows. Time: 7-8 pm. Wear shoes for indoor use. Use of the gym facility for walking is for age 7 and up and children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Use of the fitness equipment is for age 16 and up. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and supported by Rankin School of the Narrows, Nova Scotia Highland Village and Naturally Active Victoria County. For further information please contact Ann 725-2253 or Sharon 725-2177. Note: If school is cancelled for the day there will be no fitness program in the evening.

Harbour Greenhouse Shrub Pre-order Special
To order trees, shrubs and fruits go to our supplier’s on-line catalogue: www.pepinierelemay.com Email us at harbourgreenhouse@bellaliant.net with subject line shrub wish, email, name & phone number We will respond with availability, price quote and advice. Please share this with your gardening friends. Note that as time goes on, availability decreases

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.

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  Central Cape Breton - 2015 Discover Us!  
Central Cape Breton. Discover Us! 2015 - Meetng #2

“Central Cape Breton, Discover Us! 2015” Meeting #2 was held January 8, 2015 at the Iona Legion.

 

Group meeting to coordinate promotion of local events proposed in summer 2015 in Central Cape Breton Area. A wide range of challenges, concerns, opportunities were raised.

 

Meeting Highlights

 

  1. Attendees: (28)

  2. Groups Represented by Members (23)

  3. Community Events (10 organizations, 42 tracked events)

  4. Action Items Review (7 action items, 3 new discussion points)

  5. Presentations and updates

    1. Anna Marie Hatcher CBU (Bras d’or Watch Committee - Biosphere Reserve Association)

    2. Vince MacLean Bras d’Or Lakes Initiative  (presentation to Liberal Caucus)

    3. David Alderson: CBU - NEXTGEN Young Talent Attraction Strategy

  6. Next Meeting February 5, 7 pm Iona Legion


CENTRAL CAPE BRETON - DISCOVER US2105 NEEDS AREA PHOTOS

As we move forward with Discover US 2015 we will be needing area photos so we can help promote the scenic virtues of the area as we organize the promotion of local events.

Please send photos, with include in email the name of the submitter, the location (event with an address) and a story behind the photo, date taken (if known) and sent to rpointk@hotmail.com


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  Iona CAP Site (Website)  
Robotics Club Returns!

After School Robotics takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday 3pm - 4pm. Learn how to build and program Lego Mindstorm and WeDo Robotics. Free program. Parental waiver/permission form must be signed.


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)  
Group Guitar Playing Sessions - Next Session: Feb. 1
Group guitar playing sessions, the first Sunday of every month from 3-5pm. These sessions are not meant to be lessons just 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. Also... if possible please bring a music stand, capo, picks and a pen.

Anyone wishing to drop in to observe or sing along is welcome. (19 yrs and over). Any questions contact: Brenda (newsletter@rcl124grandona.ca) or Quentin (qmd@seasidehighspeed.com)

Bookmobile Visits Legion Parking Lot
The bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30-7:00pm
Next visit: Friday, Feb. 6
Following Visit: March 6

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.

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
Jan 30: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Feb 6: Roast Beef
Feb 13: Special Valentines Menu - Stuffed Chicken Breast dinner and a selection of decadent desserts

Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Jan 30: Jerome Campbell & Cindy Allen
Feb 6: tba
Feb 13: tba

BAR HOURS
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - bar closed
Thursday - 5:00 to 10:00pm
Friday - 4:00 to Midnight
Saturday - 7:00 to Midnight

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  Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach (Website)  
 
Caidreabh na T - Gaelic Tea and Social - February 3
You are invited to join us a Gaelic tea and Social on the first Tuesday of the month. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 for tea and Gaelic conversation. Only Gaelic will be spoken. All are welcome. Our next tea is on Tuesday, February 3.

Winter Hours
The Highland Village is now on winter hours. The Visitor Centre (Admin & Gift Shop) is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

Chase the Ace - NEW NIGHT - Friday nights - Northside East Bay Fire Hall - January 30, 2015
Chase the Ace takes place Friday evenings from 7 to 9 pm 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 Friday, January 30th when the anticipated Jackpot will be $1765+. There are 34 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: POSTPONED
General meeting, NEW DATE: Thursday Jan. 29 at 7:00. New members are welcome.
Please Note: This meeting, and all other waterfront general meetings during the winter will be held at the Iona Legion

 
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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
 
Beginners Yoga - Thursdays

Yoga Classes
Boisdale Fire Hall
With Certified Yoga Instructor: "ANITA MACKINNON"
Thursday, January 22,2015.    7:00pm

Admission: $5.00

Please bring a mat & wear comfortable clothing

For more information, Pls. contact Anita at 902-871-2074

Namaste 


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

Fis an Eilein will sponsor a 10 week session of Gaelic language classes at the Christmas Island Fire Hall beginning on Monday February 2 and continuing until Monday April 10. The Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes will focus on speaking Gaelic through the TIP/ Gaidhlig Aig Baile method and will take place from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. The Advanced class will focus on conversational Gaelic and will take place from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm. Cost is $50.00 for all 10 weeks. There is no charge for native Gaelic speakers and youth. The classes are presented with funding assistance from the Office of Gaelic Affairs. If you require additional 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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  Parishes  
 
Family Movie Matinee
Due to the uncertainty of winter weather conditions, St. Barra Parish 200th Anniversary Committee is changing its plans from the proposed winter activities to a second Family Movie Matinee on Saturday, February 7 beginning at 5 pm at the Christmas Island Fire Hall. Food, tea, coffee, pop, and juice will be available, and the children's movie, " Planes - Fire and Rescue" will begin around 5:30. Everyone is welcome and the event is free of charge.

Sharing of Ministries from St. Columba, St. Barra & St. Andrew's Ministries Lists

Father Abbass has requested of the shared Liturgy Committee from St. Columba, St. Barra & St. Andrew's to create a schedule for readers, Eucharistic Ministers, servers and hospitality ministers for the Jan-March. Find attached the list for masses held during this time at St. Barra (Sundays at 11:00 am) and St. Andrew's (Saturdays at 4:00 pm). If you are not able to make the mass that you are scheduled for please call one of the other ministers from the master list to replace you for that mass (contact names and numbers were attached to the list of ministries available at the various churches)

http://www.centralcapebreton.com/Parishes.pdf


New Website for Parishes
Check out the new site which includes the up to date bulletins. Website for the parishes. http://heartofcapebretonparishes.com

Weekend Mass Schedule Starting Jan 3rd and 4th
Saturdays
St. Andrew's-Boisdale-4:00 pm
St. Mary's-Frenchvale- 5:30 pm

Sundays
St. Michael's-Baddeck- 9:00 am
Holy Trinity-Waycobah- 9:30 am
St. Barra - Christmas Island - 11:00 am
Queen of the World-Wagmatcook- 11:00 am

Confirmation
Confirmation plans are now being made for the parishioners of St. Columba, Iona, St. Barra, Christmas Island, St. Andrew's, Boisdale as well as St. Michael's, Baddeck. The young adults eligible for confirmation this year would be students from grades 9-12. If you would like to have your child confirmed, please make initial contact with Father Antolin at the following email address or speak with him at any of the weekend masses. Father Antolin's email address is: antonasor@gmail.com Thanks

 
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  Volunteer Fire Departments  
 
Valentine's Dance
The Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Valentine's Dance at the fire hall on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, from 9 until 1. Music by Silver Moon. Admission is $10.00.
19 and over.

Christmas Island Monthly Meetings
The regular monthly meeting of the Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Department takes place on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 at the fire hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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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  Little Narrows Community Centre  
5 Week Group Music Lessons

When? Tuesday Evenings: March 3rd to 31st, 2015
Where? Little Narrows Community Centre

5-6: Beginner Fiddle (Instructor Anita MacDonald)
6-7: Dance (Instructor Anita MacDonald)
7-8: Beginner Guitar (Instructor Darlene Ellis)
8-9: *Piping (Instructor Ben Miller)

$10 per lesson/per discipline $50 for all 5 weeks/per one discipline We have a DEAL just for you! $80 for all 5 weeks/per two disciplines (save $20)
$130 for all 5 weeks/per three disciplines (save $20)

Piping classes will run from March 3rd to March 24th (4 weeks) at $10/per lesson or $40 for all 4 weeks.

If you are looking to take this with other disciplines, the deals still apply. Register now! Send us an email at littlenarrowscommunity@gmail.com and include your name along with the number and name of discipline(s) you would like to take.

Are you interested but don’t have an instrument? Don’t fret! Please indicate this to us and we will assist you in getting an instrument.


Songbird Series 2nd Concert - January 31st, 2015

The Songbird Series, a singer-songwriter concert series, is presenting their second concert on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 7-9pm at the Little Narrows Community Centre.

This concert will feature Mabou folk band, Beech Hill (feat. Peter MacInnis, Neil MacQuarrie and Jessie Ryan), along with RoSa, Sydney sister duo, who will thrill you with their beautiful voices and captivating harmonies.

Admission $15
; Children 14 & under $7.
To purchase tickets email thesongbirdseries@gmail.com;
phone (902) 756-2731;
or online at brownpapertickets.com.


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