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  • 7th Annual Victoria County Trails Day - Celebrations 2018

    7th Annual Victoria County Trails Day - Celebrations 2018

    7th Annual Victoria County Trails Day Celebrations 2018 

    June 1 – 3, 2018 – “Celebrating Water Falls & Our Great Natural Environment” 

     

    June 1, 2018

    • 10:00 am Humes River & MacNaughton Brook Falls Falls
    • 5:00 pm   Uisge Ban Falls

    June 2nd, 2018

    Cape Breton Highlands National Park ParkFit Day with “Free Entry” Physical Fitness & Health Day 2018

    • 10 am  Franey Trail Loop
    • 3 pm    Mica Hill Trail

    June 3rd, 2018

    • 10 am      North River Falls

    Location: Throughout Victoria County

    Date: June 1 - June 3

  • A Magical Seaside Christmas

    A Magical Seaside Christmas


    A MAGICAL SEASIDE CHRISTMAS
    NOVEMBER 23rd & 24th, 2018 
    (Tentative Schedule)


    Friday, November 23rd, 2018
    5:30 pm – Tree Lighting & Caroling                                           Baddeck Visitor Information Centre
    6:15 pm – Ugly Christmas Sweater Gathering                            The Freight Shed Bistro
    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Chase the Ace with Dan McCarthy            Royal Canadian Legion
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm – High School Hockey Game              Victoria Highland Civic Centre

    Saturday, November 24th, 2018
    8:00 am- 10:00 am - Pancake Breakfast                                    The Freight Shed Bistro
    9:00 am – Ugly Sweater Reindeer Run                                       Registration: 8:30-9:00 am
    • (1.5km, 3km & 10 km)                                            Registration at Bras d’Or Yacht Club
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Craft Fair                                                 Royal Canadian Legion
    10:00 am. - 2:00 pm.   Pop-Up Market                                        Masonic Hall 

    *****LOCAL STORES WILL HAVE PARADE DAY SPECIALS and EXTENDED HOURS *****
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Craft/Bake & Cabbage Roll Sale
    • Chicken Pot Pie Lunch                    Greenwood United Church
    All Day, B.O.L.D. & Bellwether Photo Studio                             Kidston Landing (Upper Level)
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Movie “Elf”                                            Baddeck Library
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus                           Alexander Graham Bell Museum
    *****DROP INTO LOCAL STORES FOR ENTRY FORMS FOR CELTIC COLOURS GIFT BASKET *****
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Free Face Painting                                    Victoria County Creates
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Vendor Market                                        Kidston Landing (Lower Level)
    4:00 pm. - 5:30 pm.   Free Family Skate                            Victoria Highland Civic Centre

    6:00 pm – 23rd Annual Christmas Parade Begins                        Baddeck Academy
    10:00 pm – 2:00 am – Adult Dance – Lynda Maxwell Band         Royal Canadian Legion

    SUPPORT LOCAL – BUY LOCAL

     

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: November 23 - November 24

  • Aviation Day

    Aviation Day

    Aviation Day 2017 will feature two workshops with Nigel Isle. In the first one, at 11:00, children use basic household items to create a personalized mini glider that flies brilliantly. In the robot workshop, at 2:00, a CD, a motor, and batteries come together to create a small robot, and from there kids can decorate to their hearts content! All materials are provided. Nigel will also bring his flight simulator and kids can try that out on our big screen TV. In addition to Nigel's activities, members of the Sydney RC group will fill Water with their remote-controlled airplanes, and one of their members will build a remote controlled airplane on the Silver Dart Stage throughout the day. Activities run from 11:00 - 3:00, and admission and workshops are free.

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck, NS

    Date: August 19

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    Aviation Day

    More info coming in 2019.

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

    Date: August 18

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    Bluenose II visit to Baddeck

    Bluenose II visit to Baddeck Wharf 

    Sunday, July 15 - Decks open at 6:00 pm.
    Monday, July 16 - Decks open at 10:00 am.
    Tuesday, July 17 - Decks open at 10:00 am.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 15 - July 17

  • Bras dOr Yacht Club Regatta Week

    Bras d'Or Yacht Club Regatta Week

    Briefly is a schedule of the Regatta Week Activities: Click on the website for more details

    August 5 - Sail Past, Wine & Cheese, Jason Kempt
    August 6 -  Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 7 - Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 8 - Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 9 - Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 10 -Junior Races, Yacht Races & Entertainment 
    August 11 - Yacht Races & Entertainment 

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: August 5 - August 11

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    Cabot Trail Relay Race

    The annual Cabot Trail Relay Race is a 185 mile/276.33 km, 17 stage relay race through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world… beginning in Baddeck, Cape Breton, over steep mountains in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, through many small communities around the famous Cabot Trail, to the gently rolling Margaree Valley. 70 teams of 17 runners each plus support crew will be participating in this year's event. It is sold out.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: May 26 - May 27

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    Canada Day - Baddeck

    Here is the Canada Day Schedule for Baddeck 

    7:00 -10:00 am.   Grade 9 Pancake breakfast at the community centre
    8:30 am.              Dan MacDonald 10 km Road Race. Registration at Yacht Club
    8:30 am.              1.5 km Road Race Ages 5 & up 
    9am.-5pm.           Alexander Gram Bell Museum ( Free Admission all day)
    10am.-5pm.         Highland Village - Milling Frolic 2 pm.
                                (Free admission all day)
    8:30 am.- 8 pm.   Gaelic College Craft Shop (open throughout the day)
    10:00 am.            Baddeck Lions Club Ferry operating to Kidston Island 
    12:00 noon          Canteen Services at the Waterfront
      1:00 pm.            Canada Day Parade ( route - rink through Water Street &
                                Chebucto -returning back to the rink )  Floats line up at 12
                                 noon.
    2-5pm.                 Baddeck Volunteer Fire Dept. - Accepting donations for the
                                Burn Camp. Look for the Big Fireman's Boot on Display.
                                Receive Genuine Mardi Gras Beads from New Orleans
                                (provided by Water's Edge) for your donation.
    2-4 pm.                Children's Games & Activities on the waterfront after the
                                parade.
    2-9 pm                 Entertainment at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club
    3-6 pm.                Englishtown Boys at Royal Canadian Legion Br.53
    9:30 pm.              Full Fireworks at Dusk
    10 pm.- 2 am.      Dance - Middle River Band at Royal Canadian Legion 
                                Br.53. 

    Sponsored by BABTA (Baddeck Area Business Tourism Association), Baddeck Lions Club and Baddeck Volunteer Fire Dept.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 1

  • Celtic Colours International Festival

    Celtic Colours International Festival

    Celtic Colours is an experience like no other. For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate our rich culture. From concerts to dances and workshops to community suppers, we offer a full range of events against a gorgeous backdrop of autumn colours.

     

    Location: Throughout Cape Breton

    Date: October 5 - October 13

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    Celtic Colours International Festival

    Info on events coming in 2019. 

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: October 11 - October 19

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    Donald Og Day - Highland Village

    Thursday, August 2 - Là Dhòmhnaill Òig | Donald Og Day
    Join us as we celebrate the Donald Og legend and the settlement of the Iona area by MacNeils from the Isle of Barra. On board a British man-of-war patrolling the Bras d’Or Lake following the 1758 Seige of Louisbourg, Dòmhnall Òg MacNeil brought news of the lake’s natural wonders home to his native Isle of Barra. 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 and a céilidh. We will also be joined by our friends from Eskasoni Cultural Journey and the Fortress of Louisbourg. Regular admission applies. 10 am – 3 pm.

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: August 2

  • Festiville Baddeck

    Festiville Baddeck

    FestiVille Baddeck is a street festival for all ages. Our third annual FestiVille will be bigger and better than ever. Come experience our Village at its finest with buskers, music, dance, local foods, artisans and so much more. We are celebrating 2 nights this summer, July 9 & August 6, 2018, free of charge, from 6:00 PM–9:00 PM, on the Main Street in Baddeck. For more information visit our website.


    An exciting line-up of live entertainment has been confirmed for

    the FestiVille Baddeck event taking place July 9! We will have Cape Breton artisans, local cuisineand crafts. The action will take place on Chebucto Street (closed for the occasion) from 6 PM – 9 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE – everyone welcome!

    The Line-Up:

    Kintyre Band

    The Privateers

    Razzzmatazz

    Fire Buskers

    Take Note Drummers Allie MacInnis (Town Crier)

    Don’t miss these fantastic performers!

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 9

  • Festiville Baddeck

    Festiville Baddeck

    FestiVille Baddeck is a street festival for all ages. Our third annual FestiVille will be bigger and better than ever. Come to experience our Village at its finest with buskers, music, dance, local foods, artisans and so much more. 

    An exciting line-up of live entertainment has been confirmed for the FestiVille Baddeck event taking place August 6th. We will have Cape Breton artisans, local cuisine and crafts. The action will take place on Chebucto Street (closed for the occasion) from 6 PM – 9 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE – everyone welcome!

    The Line-Up:

    Nathan Rogers, Rosie MacKenzie, Razzzmatazz, Fire Buskers, 

    Take Note Drummers,  Allie MacInnis (Town Crier)

    Don’t miss these fantastic performers!

     

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: August 6

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Ian MacDougall Catch some live music at the pub each Friday this summer. Kitchen open till 9PM, bar open till 2AM No cover charge.

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 10

  • Harvest Home

    Harvest Home

    Family fun was sure a part of Alexander Graham Bell’s life! Help us continue to celebrate the tradition of Harvest Home with festivities including children’s entertainment. In the early 1900s, this event was held at the Bell Family Estate, Beinn Bhreagh, for people from the estate and the village. Now you can celebrate with us at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. From 9 am to 5 pm. Free admission to all Parks Canada places in 2017 to celebrate Canada 150. 12:00 - 1:00 Family Fun Activities including face painting and old-fashioned games, as well as a canteen 1:00 - 2:00 The Amazing Mr. J and his magic show (https://www.facebook.com/misterjmagic/) 2:00 pm Robot Workshop* with Nigel Isle A CD, a motor, and batteries come together to create a small robot, and from there kids can decorate to their heart's content! All materials are provided. 3:00 "Electric Card" workshop* with Nigel Isle Kids will get to design a card or picture which will light up with the wonders of technology! * Workshops are free but space is limited and those interested are asked to call the site to register at 902-295-2069.

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck, NS

    Date: September 15

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    Harvest Home

    More info coming in 2019

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

    Date: September 21

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    KAQA'NATA MULTICULTURAL & DIVERSITY​SUMMIT

    The 2018 Kaqa'nata Multicultural & Diversity Summit is a great opportunity for individuals, businesses, organizations and their staff to learn, share, grow and implement new strategies on cultural understanding and diverse populations in Nova Scotia and across Canada.

    Hosted by the Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre this event has been years in the making.  From our experience in hosting local to international visitors the opportunity to learn about many different cultures is at an all time high. 

    Their eagerness to understand Indigenous and other multicultural ways of life in Canada began to open up new discussions. Soon we approached local groups about partnering on an event where this sharing and learning can broaden into the local cultures found in grassroots communities across Nova Scotia. 

    Fast forward a few years and here we are, planning the event we always spoke about and now delivering on this idea!

     

    From our keynote presentations, cultural performances in music and dance to the traditional protocols and tasty foods that will be offered, this event is sure to bring a fresh new perspective to your shared experience.

    We look forward to hosting you on our opening nights on Tuesday, June 26th starting at 6:00pm!

    Location: Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre, Wagmatcook

    Date: June 26 - June 27

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    National Historic Sites Day

    More info coming in 2019. 

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

    Date: July 6

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    Parks Day

    More info coming in 2019.

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

    Date: July 13

  • Pottery Workshop with Deborah Wybou

    Pottery Workshop with Deborah Wybou

    This 3-class workshop teaches 4 pottery techniques, and students will fire and glaze their pieces. It is a beginner friendly class. Ages 12 and up.

    The students will be shown how to hand-build pottery with slabs using four different methods. They will be introduced to hump holds, slump holds, wooden form, and pressed forms. They will then choice to make pieces from a hump mold, wooden mold or a pressed form. During the week their pieces will be fired to bisque.

    The next week they will return to glaze there pottery with a choice of a number of colours, which they could choice to use the glazes either separately or in combination.

    DAY 1: demonstrations of hand-building pottery, and possibly each student make one small dish. All students to attend.

    DAY 2: Each student would make 2-4 items using some of the methods demonstrated the day before. Groups would be divided in half days for both the 13th and the 19th.

    DAY 3: Work would be glazed on the 19th, fired on the 20th and available for pickup after Monday May 21st.


    Cost is $130 plus hst per person.

    You must reserve your spot in advance. Contact Victoria County Creates by phone or email:

    902-929-295-3424
    victoriacountycreates@gmail.com

    Location: Victoria County Creates, Baddeck

    Date: June 2 - June 9

  • Rust Dying with Mel Sweetnam

    Rust Dying with Mel Sweetnam

    Taught by local ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design. In this half day workshop, students will be introduced to the endless surface design possibilities of working with rusted metal on fabric and paper. Rusted metal scraps provided for use in the workshop have been collected from local roadsides, beaches, etc. by the instructor. This is both a free way to build a collection of endlessly useful scrap metal for various fibre applications, but also a community service that helps to keep our precious ecosystems free of other people's 'waste'. You are welcome to do the same, and to bring any small rusted scrap metal pieces you have collected to the workshop for your own use (this is optional, as there will be plenty provided by the instructor). Students Will Take Home: - fabric and paper samples rust-dyed in the workshop for use in other crafts and/or as a reference library of techniques - the skills to further explore the magic of rust dyeing Date (this half day workshop runs from 10 am to 12:30 pm): - June 10, 2018 Location: South Haven Community Hall, a former one room schoolhouse conveniently located 12 minutes from Baddeck, and 3 minutes from the Gaelic College (the headquarters of October's Celtic Colours International Festival).

    Location: South Haven Community Hall, South Haven

    Date: June 10

  • Scrapbooking Workshop with Lisa Finney

    Scrapbooking Workshop with Lisa Finney

    Saturday— June 2nd

    Join us in a scrapbooking workshop in our new creative space.

    Cost:  $20.00 per session plus HST (includes tea, coffee and muffins)
    Time -    


    RSVP:  Call during shop hours (10 am–4 pm, Tues–Sat). Spaces are limited.

    What to bring:  Your photos, albums, any supplies you have and lunch (fridge space available, or you could purchase from one of several options close by)
    Available to use:  Cutting and layout tools.
    Available for purchase:  A huge variety of papers, embellishments, tape runners and refills.

    Feel free to drop in any time to shop for supplies or to see what it’s all about.

    Location: Victoria County Creates, Baddeck

    Date: June 2

  • Theatre Baddeck Presents- Dancing on the Elephant

    Theatre Baddeck Presents- Dancing on the Elephant

    Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre on Cape Breton Island! Dancing on the Elephant by Lisa Hagen July 12-August 15; varied performances at 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 8pm. See full performance schedule at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar Follow the hilarious escapades of the very feisty Edna and her new friend Nora who meet in their twilight years at a Cape Breton retirement home and forge a friendship over carpet bowling, cocktails and a madcap scheme to escape the home! This will be the world-premiere of this touching Canadian comedy about aging with dignity. You're never too old for new adventures! This production will be directed by Heidi Malazdrewich, best known for directing the Canadian premiere of the hugely popular The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Citadel. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/elephant TICKETS: - On sale now: www.theatrebaddeck.com | 902-412-7122 - Ticket packages available! See more theatre, save more money. Visit www.theatrebaddeck.com/save to learn more. - Tickets are available at the door (subject to availability), but you save 15% by purchasing in advance. LOCATION: 24 Queen St, Baddeck, NS. Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/thetheatre

    Location: 24 Queen Street, Baddeck, NS

    Date: July 12 - August 15

  • Theatre Baddeck Presents: Pocket Rocket

    Theatre Baddeck Presents: Pocket Rocket

    Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre on Cape Breton Island! Pocket Rocket by Lea Daniel and Gary Kirkham September 14-October 6; varied performances at 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 8pm. See full performance schedule at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar The play begins in 1967 - the Centennial, the last year of the NHL’s original six and the “summer of love.” Five friends - four boys and a girl - gather for a game of street hockey. This quintessentially Canadian comedy follows these friends over a thirty year period against the backdrop of a changing country, through evolving identities, persistent friendships, and a boundless love of the game. "Pocket Rocket took me back to my own adolescence - it is filled with humour, pathos and heart-wrenching emotion that will find you laughing one moment and deep in thought the next." - Arts Connection This production will be directed by Linda Moore, the former Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/pocketrocket TICKETS: - On sale now: www.theatrebaddeck.com | 902-412-7122 - Ticket packages available! See more theatre, save more money. Visit www.theatrebaddeck.com/save to learn more. - Tickets are available at the door (subject to availability), but you save 15% by purchasing in advance. LOCATION: 24 Queen St, Baddeck, NS. Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/thetheatre

    Location: 24 Queen Street, Baddeck, NS

    Date: September 14 - October 6

  • Theatre Baddeck Presents - The Ladies Foursome

    Theatre Baddeck Presents - The Ladies Foursome

    Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre on Cape Breton Island! The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster July 6-August 18; varied performances at 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 8pm. See full performance schedule at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar Four ladies gather for a game of golf. Over the course of eighteen holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children, and everything in between. Friendships tested and friendships found, this is one round of golf that you won’t want to miss. This funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story of friendship by Canada’s most produced playwright is a definite hole in one! The Morrisburg Leader called The Ladies Foursome "a fun-filled, fast-paced, thoroughly joyful celebration of the special bonds of friendship which link together four utterly unique women." This production will be directed by Heidi Malazdrewich, best known for directing the Canadian premiere of the hugely popular The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Citadel. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/ladiesfoursome TICKETS: - On sale now: www.theatrebaddeck.com | 902-412-7122 - Ticket packages available! See more theatre, save more money. Visit www.theatrebaddeck.com/save to learn more. - Tickets are available at the door (subject to availability), but you save 15% by purchasing in advance. LOCATION: 24 Queen St, Baddeck, NS. Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/thetheatre

    Location: 24 Queen Street, Baddeck, NS

    Date: July 6 - August 18

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    The Bell Series

    More info coming in 2019.

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

    Date: October 14 - October 18

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    Variety Concert - Middle River

    Middle River Community Hall Variety Concert. 7pm . Adults $10.00, children free. All local talent. Sponsored by Middle River Recreation Association. 

    Location: Middle River Community Hall, Middle River

    Date: June 1

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