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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

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    7th SANS Snowmobile Ride for Dad

    The 7th Annual SANS Snowmobile Ride for Dad is being held March 2nd, 2019 in Baddeck.  For more information and to register email info@snowmobilersns.com   Accommodations available at Inverary Resort, Telegraph House, McIntyre Cottages, and Lynwood Inn.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: March 2

  • 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 Run

    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 consisting of 17 runners on a team participate in this event each year. The 2019 event - May 25-26 is sold out. Registration is held in December.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: May 25 - May 26

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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

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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

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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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    He'd Be Your Mother's Father's Cousin

    ABOUT THE PLAY

    Daughter Mary-Rose has moved away to Toronto. Mom doesn’t want to waste money on expensive long distance calls so she’s recording all the news on tape to send to her. Dad can’t keep up, zany Gramma, with her Gaelic outbursts, is dealing with the out of control cat and they can’t seem to avoid all the other colourful residents of their tiny Nova Scotian community. This sweet, funny and whimsical play by Atlantic Canadian favourite, Mary-Colin Chisholm, is a celebration of story, family ties and a longing for home.   
     
                                                       ..........a  Theatre Baddeck Excerpt. 

    Location: Theatre Baddeck -24 Queen Street, Baddeck NS, B0E1B0

    Date: July 5 - August 15

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    Heritage Day Celebrations

    Heritage Day Celebrations, 2019


    Wednesday, 20th February
    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Venue: Baddeck Library
    520 Chebucto Street

    Presentations:
    Provincial theme: A tribute to the folk artist, Maud Lewis
    National theme: “Heritage: The Tie that Binds”
    Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be served.
    Everyone is invited to attend.

    Sponsored by:
    The municipality of the County of Victoria Archives Department

    Location: Baddeck Library, 520 Chebucto St., Baddeck

    Date: February 20

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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

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    Sexy Laundry

    ABOUT THE PLAY

    Armed with a copy of “Sex for Dummies,” Alice and Henry check themselves into a trendy seaside hotel with a mission: to jump-start their 25-year marriage. It’s not going well. Time has taken its toll – so have kids, stress and gravity. Will Henry’s and Alice’s rediscovery of themselves and their tortured efforts to restore their marriage be enough to save it? By turns laugh-out-loud funny and deeply poignant, Sexy Laundry is a romantic comedy guaranteed to strike a deep chord with audiences of all ages.

    REVIEWS

    'Full of sharp, witty dialogue juxtaposed with gut-busting physical comedy!" - Theatre Orangeville

    "The joys of being married and over a certain age hits the funny spot." - Theatre Jones

                                                                   .....a Theatre Baddeck Excerpt.

    Location: Theatre Baddeck -24 Queen Street, Baddeck NS, B0E1B0

    Date: September 20 - October 5

  • 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 - 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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    The Shoplifters

    ABOUT THE PLAY

    Alma is a career shoplifter at the local Co-op, with a knack for getting the "five-finger discount." When she's caught in the act by Dom, an overzealous security guard, there's more revealed than the steak she has stuffed up her skirt. Along for the ride is Phyllis, Alma's hapless accomplice who doesn’t share Alma’s cool demeanour or knack for snappy comebacks. Dom is ready to lock them up and throw away the key, but his affable senior partner, Otto, intervenes with a more sympathetic view of the crime. As these four oddball characters share their wildly different takes on the situation, complex views on morality and ethics begin to emerge in this biting comedy by one of Canada's finest playwrights.

                                                                     ........ a Theatre Baddeck Excerpt.

    Location: Theatre Baddeck -24 Queen Street, Baddeck NS, B0E1B0

    Date: July 11 - August 18

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