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Food Bank Hours

New hours for Barra Food Bank: Every second Thursday from 12-3pm effective June 8, 2017.
If you need to access our services at another time please contact one of the following:
Michael 902-725-2867, Dolores 902-725-2208, John N 902-622-1296 or Gail 902-577-3394.
Thank you for your continued support.

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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 Fall 2017

Saturdays 5-8 Admission $5

Oct 21 No ceilidh, pub closed

Oct 28 Keith Mullins

Nov 4 Richard Schaller

Nov 11 Michael Hall

Nov 18 Bill Cameron

Nov 25 Mary Beth Carty

Dec 2 Darrell Keigan

Dec 9 Stephanie MacDonald

Dec 16 Dara Smith-MacDonald and Adam Young

Dec 23 Buddy MacDonald

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 daily 8 am to 6 pm. Bagels, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, 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)  
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  Rankin School of the Narrows
Sgoil Mhic Fhraing a' Chaolais (Website)
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  Br. 124, Royal Canadian Legion (Website)  
Christmas Tea & Ceilidh - Dec. 10 from 2-5pm

Members of the Legion Legends are hosting a family Christmas Tea and Ceilidh Sunday, Dec. 10 from 2-5pm.
- Christmas Carol Sing-along (and other favourites by the Legion Legends)
- Ticket Draw for "Treasure Chest"
- Door Prize Draws
- Admission $5 (includes a lunch plate).
- Members and Guests

Note: Pre-ordered perogies and fruit cakes can be picked up at the ceilidh.

Legion Legends Fundraiser

The Legion Legends have a number of fundraising initiatives in the works to raise money to purchase sound equipment for their group:

Christmas Fruit Cakes: 1lb (dark) $12 or 1lb (light) $10 (pre-order only)

Perogies: 1 dozen frozen – Potato & cheese $10 (pre-order only)

“Treasure Chest” Ticket Draw: This hand-crafted chest contains many locally made and locally sourced gift items.
Total value of prize: $500. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any Legion Legend member. Draw date: Dec. 10

Note: A limited number of cakes and perogies to be made, so order early by contacting Janet at 902-725.2046 (leave message) or email: jamesville520@bellaliant.net.
Pre-ordered cakes and/or perogies will be available for pick-up at their Christmas Tea and Ceilidh, Dec. 10th at the Legion.

Halloween Dance - Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:30-1:30

Music by: DJ Curtis MacNeil
Admission $10
Prizes for the best costumes.
19yrs and over (ID's on request). No backpack, duffel bags etc.

Monday Night Bingo at the Legion

Join us every Monday evening for a fun evening of Bingo. Eyes down at 7:45
Prizes for October 23
Building Jackpot: $3100
Rising Jackpot: $4409.50
Toonie Jackpot: $840 Plus 1/2 sales
If you would like to volunteer at BINGO once a month, please let John know. Volunteers are always needed.

The Bookmobile Visits the Legion Parking Lot Once a Month

The Victoria Co. bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30 - 7pm.
Next visit date: Oct. 27
Don't have a library card? No problem, request one from Larry on the bookmobile.

Chase the Ace - Every Friday Evening

Chase the Ace tickets will be on sale from 7-8:30pm every Friday 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.

Chase the Ace ticket winner for Oct. 13: Quentin MacDonald from Washabuck
Quentin picked the five of clubs and won $201. So... that means the jackpot for October 20 will be $6569 with 30 cards left in the deck
Tickets will be on sale from 7-8:30pm. Music by Darren Stevens.

Group Guitar Playing Sessions

Group guitar/mandolin playing sessions (twice a month).
These drop-in 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.
Next practice/jam session: Nov. 5 at the Legion. 2pm open to the public. Bar will be open.

Friday Night Suppers/Ceilidhs

Supper from 6 to 7 pm
Oct 20: Grilled Haddock
Oct 27: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Nov 3: Boneless Chicken Breast

Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Oct 20: Darren Stevens
Oct 27: TBA
Nov 3: Buddy MacDonald

You can 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
Note: If you do not receive an auto reply, please phone the Legion to confirm we received your request.
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 - 4:00 to 11:00pm

Friday - 4:00 to Midnight

Saturday - 7:00 to Midnight

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Baile nan Gàidheal /Highland Village Museum (Website)
Oidhche nam Bòcan|Night of the Spooks - Halloween Presentation - Fri & Sat, October 20 & 21

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. Tours begin at 6:30 pm each evening. 

Highland Village Off Season Hours

Baile nan Gaidheal | Highland Village is now on off-season hours. The Visitor Centre (gift shop & administration) is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

The museum site will be open periodically to service cruise ship shore excursions through until October 29. We will be open with full animation from the arrival of the first bus until departure of the last. Please check with the office to confirm hours.

The full site will re-open for the 2018 Visitor Season on June 1, 2018.

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Central Cape Breton - Community Venture Àros na Mara | World Oceans Day (Website)
Adult Chair Fitness Class

Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Bring light weights or two bottles of water to use as weights. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water. Thursday mornings: 10:30 - 11:30, starting Sept. 28 until Dec. 7th, St. Columba Church Centre, Iona. Instructor: Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day. Cost: $5.00 per class. Sponsored by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee

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  Féis an Eilein (Website)  
Gaelic Language Classes

Féis an Eilein will offer two 5 week sessions of Gaelic language classes using the TIP method.
The fall session will take place at the Christmas Island Fire Hall Thursday evenings November 2 until November 30th. Beginner class 6:30-8:00pm, Intermediate class 7:30 until 9:00pm.

A second 5 week session will be held from January 11th until February 8th.

The cost for each 5 week session is $25.00. There is no charge for school children and native Gaelic speakers.
For more information e-mail feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.ca

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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
Time change 45's card game

Time change: Boisdale 45's card game Wednesday's at 7:30


EXERCISE CLASSES Exercise classes at the Boisdale Fire Hall will resume at 10:00am on Thursday Sept. 28th. It is required that the registration forms for this no fee older adult fitness program be completed before officially beginning the program. For further information, please call Marie MacSween at 902 578-9070.


Yoga Boisdale Fire Hall Tuesday, September 12, 2017. 7:00 pm. Please bring a mat, blanket & wear comfortable clothing. For additional info please contact Anita MacKinnon, 871-2074 All are welcome.

Friday night Darts

Darts Every Friday at 8 Teams picked by draw of cards.Fun night. Admission $5.00 19 and over Bar open.

Boisdale Crib Game

Crib Game Oct 19 2017 Boisdale Volunteer Fire Hall Reserve the “3rd Thursday of Every Month” for the Crib Game at the Fire Hall! Starts at 7:00 pm. All welcome! Come and meet New Friends!! Admission $5, and the bar will be operating

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  Home & 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  
Annual Christmas Island Craft & Bake Sale

November 12‎, 10-3, At the Fire Hall Admission: $2.00 Table Rentals: $10.00 each Contact : civfd2015@gmail.com, or call 902-322-7500. Quality crafts and baked goods!

Christmas Island "Grand in the Hand" Winners:

May: Ann MacNeil June: Tracy Viva July: Roy MacNeil August: Michael MacKinnon Tickets are now available for September $10.00 each, only 200 tickets available Check out our facebook page!

Christmas Island Fire Hall

WIN! WIN! WIN! $1000.00 June 30, Tickets are $10.00 each Members of the Christmas Island Fire Hall have tickets! Drawing will be done live on Facebook at 7pm, on June 30. We will be doing this each month for the rest of the year!! Tickets available from: Terri, Mildred, Michael Angus, Anna, Brandy, Jim, Hughena, Theresa, Marie and Roy. Also at Bingo on Sunday nights.

Events at Christmas Island

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

The Ways and Means Committee of the Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Dept meets on the second WEDNESDAY of the month at the fire hall. Also, The regular general membership meeting of the Christmas Island Fire Dept takes place on the third WEDNESDAY of the month at 7:30 pm at the Fire Hall. New members welcome!

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.

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  Little Narrows Community Centre  
Annual Fall Tea and Sale

The Little Narrows Presbyterian Ladies Aid will host its annual fall tea and sale on Saturday, October 28th, 1-3 pm in the church hall. There will be baked goods, dollar table, crafts and a variety of desserts. Hope you can join us.

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Located in the center of Cape Breton Island, almost completely surrounded by the magnificent Bras d'Or Lakes - Canada's Only Inland Sea. The Bras d'Or  is one of the finest sailing and boating venues in the world.
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