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WEEKLY GAELIC IMMERSIONS
Beginning Sat. Feb 20th and every Friday afterwards for 20 weeks, there will be WEEKLY GAELIC IMMERSIONS offered at 335 Benacadie form 10am-3pm. Cost is $200 for 20 sessions. For more info call Stacey: 622-2888 or email steiseag76 @gmail.com.

5th Annual Victoria County "Take the Roof off Winter" ActiveFest 2016 - Feb 28
5th Annual Victoria County "Take the Roof off Winter" ActiveFest 2016 - Join us for a Snowshoe Walk, Skating and Snowman building (weather permitting) at - Rankin School of the Narrows, Iona. Sunday, Feb. 28th starting at 11 am - Limited number of snowshoes available. FUN for the whole family! Hot chocolate and treats provided inside the school. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and Naturally Active Victoria County and Supported by Rankin School of the Narrows. If you need to borrow snowshoes or further information on the event please contact: Ann MacNeil 902-725-2253, Murdell MacNeil 902-725-2348 or Sharon MacNeil 902-725-2177.

Harbour Greenhouse
25% Off Shrub (etc) pre-orders E-mail your order to harbourgreenhouse@bellaliant.net with phone #. We will confirm price before placing order. No pre-payment nec. We expect delivery late May. View our supplier’s plant products at www.pepinierelemay.com Order sooner than later because items sell out.

WCC Annual Snowshoe Event - February 20th
We meet at the Washabuck Community Centre on Saturday, February 20th at 2:00 pm. Come out and have some laughs and enjoy a nice winter afternoon in the company of friends and neighbours. Everyone welcome! Pre-registration required for numbers. A hot lunch and social will be available afterwards. Email to register: snowshoeing@washabuck.com

Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise Class - Thursdays
Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise Class Starts Thursday morning, Jan. 14th. Classes take place at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Time 10:30-11:30am. Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water. All abilities/mobilities welcome. Open to men and women. Instructor: Theresa MacLean, PTS, FIS. 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.

Stability Ball - Exercise Class - Mondays
Stability Ball - Exercise Class Starts Monday morning, Jan.11th. Classes take place at St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Time 10:30-11:30am. Participants will do exercises to build strength and flexibility using a stability ball. Bring own stability ball, yoga mat and hand weights. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring water. Open to men and women. Important note: Here are the correct ball sizes for your height: 4'11" to 5'4" height: 55 cm ball, 5'4" to 5'11", height: 65 cm ball, 5'11" to 6' 7" height: 75 cm ball. Instructor: Theresa MacLean, PTS, FIS. 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.

The Wellness Walkers - Tuesdays
The Wellness Walkers - walk and use of fitness equipment takes place Tuesday evenings at Rankin School of the Narrows. Time: 7-8 pm. Bring a water bottle and wear shoes for indoor use. Use of the gym facility for walking is for age 7 and up - use of the fitness equipment is for age 14 and up and children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Note: If school is cancelled for the day there will be no fitness program in the evening. 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 Marie 725-2253, Murdell 725-2348 or Sharon 725-2177.

Barra Food Bank
The food bank will be open for clients Thursday, Jan. 21 and Friday, Jan. 22 and every SECOND week afterwards. All clients are requested to access the food bank between 12-3pm, right after the delivery truck comes, when produce is fresher. As usual, if rides or deliveries are needed, call workers ahead. Thanks! Gail 902-577-3394, Dolores 902-725-2208

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  Iona CAP Site (Website)  
Helping Older Adults Connect With Mobile Technology

The C@P Program helps older adults learn how to use mobile technologies like tablets and smart phones. Want more information, visit  http://www.vccaps.com/


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  Frolic & Folk Pub - Iona Heights Inn(Website) - Little Dipper - Jill Chocolates  
Upcoming Events
Thursday nights:
Trivia. Starts at 8pm. No admission.

Friday nights:
Feb 12th - Chocolate & Wine tasting. 8pm-9:30. Admission $35.
Feb 19th - HV Snowshoe moon walk. 7pm. Admission $15 ($10 if you don't need shoes).
Feb 26th - Lisa Cameron (singer from Margaree). 9pm-11:30. Admission $8.
March 4th - Karaoke. Starts at 9pm. No admission.
March 11th - Leona Burkey (singer from Halifax). 9-11:30. Admission $8
March 18th - Chocolate & Wine tasting. 8pm-9:30. Admission $35.
March 25th - HV Snowshoe moon walk. 7pm. Admission $15 ($10 if you don't need shoes).

Saturdays.

Milling Frolics 3:30-4:30. These are all ages. We have a facilitator to lead. The idea is to revive some Gaelic milling in Iona. We are encouraging all ages and levels to join for an hour of singing. The focus is one song to teach the young ones, with a little game mixed in to help with vocabulary building. One song will be the focus, but other songs will be encouraged. Again, wee ones, teenagers, adults and all levels. Onlookers welcome too. No admission fee.

Ceilidhs: 5-8pm
Feb 13th - Leanne Aucoin. Admission $5
Feb 20th - Buddy MacDonald. Admission $5
Feb 27th -Darrell Keigan. Admission $5
Mar 5th - Kenneth MacKenzie. Admission $5
Mar 12th - Donna Dewolfe. Admission $5
March 19th - Dara Smith/ Adam Young. Admission $5
March 26th - Howie MacDonald/Flo Sampson. Admission $10

Sundays:

Brunch 11-3.
Waffles, Eggs Benny, Bacon/eggs, French toast and more.
Various pricing. Caesars (drink) on special!

2 for 1 Pastas.
Every Sunday from 4-9. Come in and choose from our special pasta menu. Buy one for $13.99, and get the 2nd one free!
- Pesto Chicken Penne (cream based)
- Maple Curry Chicken Penne (cream based)
- Spaghetti Aglio e Olil (garlic & oil based)
- Italian Shrimp (oil based)
- Chicken Picante (tomato based)
All served with garlic toast.

Room rates are $70 a night for the season. Please let everyone know that you may think is interested in any of the above events and wants to make a weekend getaway out of it.

Jill's Chocolates is now open again. Offering coffee, tea, bagels, egg muffins, yogurt, oatmeal, fruit and more.

The Little Dipper will soon be offering take out lunch items in the cooler. Expect to see lunch sized pastas to start and we will add more as the weeks go by.

Other events to mention:

Long weekend in February:
Chocolate 101 course with Jill's Chocolates. $85 per person.
Learn some basics for chocolate making. Practice dipping and designing your own chocolates. Valentines packaging will be our focus.

Eddie Cummings will be here to sing for us on Sunday the 14th. 8pm. Admission $10.

Valentines weekend specials for dinner.

St. Patricks day Ceilidh from 5-8. Musician TBA.
(no Trivia)

Easter Sunday - egg hunt on HV hill.
Easter Sunday night - will will have a singer on stage. 8pm start. Musician TBA.

Will do our best to get all info to you weeks ahead of time.

Pass the good news along.

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.

Little Dipper Boutique @ Iona Heights Inn
Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm. Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm.

We will soon be adding some take out lunch fare to the coolers. Lunch size pasta to start, with more items to come as the weeks go by.

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.

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  Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society (Website)  
 
General Meeting: Thurs. Feb. 25
The next GNWDS meeting will be Feb. 25th at 7pm. This meeting will be held at the Iona Legion. New members welcome.

 
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  Rankin School of the Narrows
Sgoil Mhic Fhraing a' Chaolais (Website)
 
 
Turkey Dinner at Rankin for Students and Staff
The turkey dinner for Rankin students and staff scheduled for Thursday Feb. 11 is a go!! $3.00. Give your mom or Dad or yourself an early Valentine's Day Gift of no lunch making for Thursday!! :D

 
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  Br. 124, Royal Canadian Legion (Website)  
Valentines Day Decadent Dessert Buffet - Sunday, Feb. 14th
Iona Legion (during Chase the Ace) from 2:30pm to 4pm. Eat-in or Take-out
$10.00 - Advance reservations required (19+)
To reserve tickets, contact Randy @ rpointk@hotmail.com
Enjoy a tablescape of cheesecakes, chocolate treats, strawberry shortcake + many more delightful (and gluten-free) treats!! Sparkling wine and specialty coffee available for purchase.
Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc.

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 6 Chase the Ace ticket winner: Patricia MacNeil of Iona
On Jan. 31st, Patricia drew the King of Clubs and took home $128.
Chase the Ace continues Feb 7th (Now Feb. 14th) with a growing jackpot of $1453.50 plus 30% of daily sales.
Tip: Come early for the the door prize draws.

Added Features: To add to the fun on Sunday afternoon, Chase the Ace at Iona Legion will (on occasion) be including group sponsored events:
Feb. 14: A Valentines Decadent Dessert Buffet (sponsored by CCBCV)

Bi-weekly Legion Newsletter
The Grandona Legion newsletter is now updated bi-weekly.
To view the current newsletter, please click here or visit the Legion website (link above).

Group Guitar Playing Sessions - Next Session (New Date): Sunday, Feb. 14th
Once a month group guitar playing sessions 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).

Bookmobile Visits Legion Parking Lot
The bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30-7:00pm
Next Visit: Feb. 26th

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
Feb 12: A special Valentines Menu: Roast Turkey with all the trimmings and a selection of decadent desserts
Feb 19: Roast Pork
Feb 26: Grilled Haddock (followed by installation of Officers)

Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Feb 12: Shelley Campbell & Co.
Feb 19: tba
Feb 26: Middle River Band

BAR HOURS
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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  Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach (Website)  
 
Caidreabh na T I Gaelic Tea & Social - Tuesday, March 1
You are invited to join us on the first Tuesday of the month for a Gaelic tea and Social. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 for tea and Gaelic conversation. Only Gaelic will be spoken. All are welcome. Upcoming dates are: Tuesday, March 1; Tuesday, April 5; and Tuesday, May 3.

Chase the Ace - Northside East Bay Fire Hall & East Bay Fire Hall - Friday nights
Join us on Friday evenings for the Northside East Bay Chase the Ace. January 22nd's winner was Cathy Lewis from Eskasoni. She drew the seven of Hearts and took home $1437.00.

Next week’s building jackpot is starting at $27,331.00 !!! There are 10 cards left.

Chase the Ace continues February 12th at BOTH the Northside East Bay Fire Hall as well as the East Bay Fire Hall. Ticket sales take place between 7 and 9 pm at both halls with the draw around 9:30 pm in Northside East Bay.

tbd will be performing at the Northside East Bay Fire Hall and Darrell Keigan at the East Bay Fire Hall.

This is a fundraiser for the Northside East Bay Volunteer Fire Department and the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society.

Highland Village Winter Hours
Baile nan Gidheal | Highland Village is now closed for the season. The Visitor Centre is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Watch this space or check out our website for more information on our events and programs. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

 
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  Central Cape Breton - 2015 Discover Us!  
Aros Na Mara World Oceans Day 2016
Planning effort is well underway for Aros Na Mara World Oceans Day June 4 and 5 2016.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned as details are released.

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  Féis an Eilein (Website)  
   
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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
 
Winter Yoga - Tuesdays
Winter Yoga will start Tuesday , January 19th. 7:00pm at the Boisdale Fire Hall. Please bring a mat and blanket and wear comfortable clothing.
Admission $5.00 per class. If you have any questions, contact Anita 902-871-2074. Please note the change in days: Tuesdays instead of Thursdays

Progressive 45's Card Game - Wednesdays
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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  Parishes  
 
St. Barra Parish Bulliten Website
The mass times and Bulliten can be found at the following website:
http://heartofcapebretonparishes.com

 
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  Volunteer Fire Departments  
 
Neighbourhood Watch Public Meeting
The Christmas Island and area Neighbourhood Watch Committee will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday, February 18( storm date, Feb. 25) at 7 pm at the fire hall. Wayne Banfield, an income tax expert, will be in attendance to go over income tax changes, as well as answer all your questions about saving you money. Our former Community Liaison Officer, Shaun MacLennan, will also be present, so this will be an opportunity to thank Shaun for all his hard work on our behalf. It will a chance to meet our new Community Liaison Officer, Constable Romard, as well. Mark the date on your calendar and join us for a cup of tea and lots of information. Everyone welcome!

St. Barra's Church
St. Barra's Church, Election of Officers and Naming of the Preservation Society will take place Sunday, Feb 7 @ 2pm, Christmas Island Firehall

Please support our community efforts.

Benefit Ceilidh for Debi MacNeil - February 13
We are hosting a Benefit Ceilidh in support of Joe & Debi MacNeil. As most of you know our Debi has been critically ill since December 4th.

When: Saturday, February 13th 2016
Time: 8-12am
Location: Christmas Island Fire Hall
19 years & over
Admission by donation

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

Book Club - 1st Tuesday of the Month
The Christmas Island Book Club meets regularly on the first Tuesday of every month at the fire hall. If you are interested in joining, or just finding out how the book club operates, we invite you to a tea and lunch at the Christmas Island Fire Hall on Tuesday, February 2 at 2 pm. Everyone welcome.

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  
 
Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise Class in Little Narrows - Mondays starting Feb 1
This program will take place at the Little Narrows Community Centre on Monday afternoons at 2pm, starting February 1st and running until March 21st. $5 per session. Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water. All abilities/mobilities welcome. Open to men and women.

 
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