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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

FEAST OF ST. ANDREW'S CONCERT
The Hill's of Boisdale Community Association Presents Feast of St Andrew's Concert A Musical Evening Featuring John & Patty Fukala & Guests Piper, Courtney MacPherson Sunday, Nov.30, 2014 - 7pm St Andrew's Church, Boisdale Tickets: $10.00 Per Person Refreshments, Light Lunch Provided ALL PROCEEDS GO TO ST ANDREWS PARISH CEMETERY FUND For added info contact Peggy- 902-871-2471

Washabuck 45s Card Games - Thursdays
The last card game for the season at the Washabuck Community Center will be on Nov 27th. Thank you to all who supported our games and we hope to see you back in the Spring of 2015.

Super Summer 2015 - Thurs. Nov. 27th - 7pm - Grandona Legion, Iona
A Community Calendar Planning Event for the summer of 2015 for the Route 223 Portion of the Bras d’Or Scenic Drive. Organized by Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society (GNWDS)

Objectives: To develop a common list of known events for summer of 2015 for Route 223 Portion of the Bras d’Or Scenic Drive; Understand some of the key drivers and interest for the proposed events; Coordinate the precious volunteer commitments for the season across all the events; Establish fresh commitments from new and old volunteers to proposed events to make them a success; To foster a COLLECTIVE COMMUNITY SPIRIT that Route 223 Bras d’Or Scenic Drive is the place to be SUMMER 2015

Who should attend? Representatives of community groups and organizations along Route 223 - bring your prospective events calendars - Little Narrows, Washabuck, Iona, Grand Narrows, Christmas Island, Boisdale; Entrepreneurs and business operators along Route 223; Friends of GNWDS: supporting members - new and old; GNWDS past and present employees; GNWDS marine operation users; Boat launch and mooring Users; Anyone with a vested (or casual) interest in making 2015 a SUPER SUMMER on route 223

What to Bring? A calendar of 2015 marked up with events you know about; A spirit of enthusiasm to look forward to the summer 2015; Your friends who should get out and help make the area a success; Enough spare change to purchase refreshment at the Legion

For More Information Contact: Randy Pointkoski rpointk@hotmail.com Grand Narrows Waterfront Development Society

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.

Fall Yoga Session - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Fall Yoga Session St. Columba Parish Centre, Iona. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 16th and ending Nov. 20th. Daytime classes Tuesday and Thursday 9-10 am. Evening classes Tuesday and Thursday 7-8 pm. Instructor: Linda Bryden. Fee $5 per class. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows Yoga will also be cancelled for both daytime and evening classes on that day. Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee. For further information please contact Ann Marie MacNeil 902-725-2253 or Anne MacKenzie 902-622-2667.

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  Iona CAP Site (Website)  
After School Employment Opportunity

Learn more about an employment opportunity for youth who are interested in working with kids and Lego Robotics. Visit www.ionacapsite.com/employment to learn more.


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)  
Boxing Day Family Ceilidh - Friday, Dec. 26 from 5-9pm
Music by: Buddy MacDonald and Rachel Davis. Admission: Only $5 (under 12, free). Chili and a bun will be available.
Everyone Welcome! (come early for moose milk... limited supply)

Bookmobile Visits Legion Parking Lot
The bookmobile visits the Legion parking lot once a month from 5:30-7:00pm
Next visit: Friday, November 28th

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.

Monday Night Bingo
Join us at the Iona Legion every Monday evening for a fun night of BINGO. Starts at 7:45pm
Jackpots for Dec 1: Building Jackpot: $2600; Rising Jackpot: $1626.25; Toonie Game: $368 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
Nov 28: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Dec 5: Roast Beef
Dec 12: Roast Pork

Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
Nov 28: to be announced (Jerome had to cancel)
Dec 5: tba
Dec 12: Keith Mullins

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 - December 2
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, December 2.

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 - Thursday nights - Northside East Bay Fire Hall
Chase the Ace takes place Thursday 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 next Thursday, November 27 when the anticipated Jackpot will be $1,200+. There are 40 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: Thursday, December 4th
General meeting, Thursday Dec. 4th at 7:00. New members are welcome.

 
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  Boisdale Fire Hall  
 
CHRISTMAS TEA & SALE

CHRISTMAS TEA & SALE

Sunday, Dec.7,2014.   2-4pm

Boisdale Fire Hall

Variety of Vendors, including a Bake Table

Limited number of Tables available

Admission $5.00

For additional info call 902-871-2471

Sponsored by The Hills of Boisdale Community Ass.


Beginners Yoga - Thursdays
Yoga Classes
Boisdale Fire Hall
With Certified Yoga Instructor: "ANITA MACKINNON"
Beginning : Thursday, Sept. 25th. 2014, 7:00 pm.
Please bring a mat, a blanket & wear comfortable clothing
Class is $5.00 per person
Everyone Welcome!

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

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 - Mondays

Fis an Eilein will sponsor an 8 week session of Gaelic language classes at the Christmas Island Fire Hallbeginning on Monday October 20 and continuing until Monday December 8th. Instruction will be offered at 3 levels. Beginner and Advanced Beginner will take place from 6:30 to 8:30, and will focus on the TIP/GAB method. The Intermediate/Advanced class will run from 7:30 until 9:30. and will focus on the TIP/ GAB method along with conversation.Cost is $50.00 for all 8 weeks and there is no charge for students and native Gaelic speakers. For more 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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  Home & School  
 
Home & School Activities

The Hot Lunch Program will take place one day a month at the school. We would greatly appreciate any parents, guardians or community members who can volunteer to help out with this program. If you can spare some time, please phone the school (902-725-2210) and leave your name and number.

PLEASE HELP US FILL OUR CHRISTMAS BASKET!
Each year Home & School sells tickets on a Christmas Basket that sees all proceeds go back into our school to help with playground purchases, bursaries and a hot lunch program.
 
Can you help us fill our basket with items like: non-perishable items, candles, xmas decorations, napkins, mittens, candy, games, etc.
 
Items can be dropped off at Rankin School, sent in by a student or picked up....phone 902-725-2210 for more info.

 
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  Parishes  
 
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

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  
 
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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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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