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    10th Anniversary Along the Shores of Washabuck

    Friday, August 3rd: 
    Kick-off Annual Square Dance – 9:30pm–1:00am
    Music by Stephanie MacDonald - Susan MacLean and Chris Murphy
    19 years and over! 

    Saturday, August 4th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.

    Sunday, August 5th:
    Washabuck Beach Day – 2:00pm
    A beach party day after Highland Village Day. Come for a swim and socialize at the Washabuck Beach. Be sure to bring your singing voice or instrument. BBQ services around 4ish. Sausages $3.00, Hotdogs, $2.00 and Pop $1.00.
    Fireworks after dark.

    Monday, August 6th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials! 
    A morning to relax and to recuperate before heading back to work! 
    Cribbage Tournament – 1:30pm–4:00pm
    Come out to the WCC for an afternoon of cribbage. $5 per person.
    Central Cape Breton Trivia – 7:30pm.
    Join us for a night of fun! Questions from around our region.
    19 years and over! 

    Tuesday, August 7th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Each morning join us for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Roddie MacLean Memorial Golf Scramble – 10:00am
    Golf Scramble, “Best Ball” format at Dundee Golf Club. Green Fees for 18 holes is $55.00, includes shared power cart. Come out for a day of fun, sun (we hope!) and exercise, all skill levels welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please register by Wednesday, August 1st at carmiemaclean@yahoo.com. Names of individuals or of complete foursomes may be submitted. 
    Spaghetti with Garlic Toast to follow at the WCC.
    Kitchen Party – 7:30pm 
    Come to socialize and enjoy listening to old country/ rock music provided by our former local James MacLean and friends. 19 years and over! Admission by donation.

    Wednesday, August 8th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Family and Friends Lobball – 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Family and Friends lobball game for all ages. A time full of fun and laughter! Located at the Baseball Field in Lower Washabuck. 
    Old Timers Softball – 3:00pm–5:00pm
    Softball game featuring the old softball team members (the Washabuck Saints) and friends. 
    Definitely a time to sit back and enjoy… or participate?
    BBQ Social and Games Night– 5:00pm 
    Are you hungry and need a cold one after playing all day or being a spectator? Perfect! Join us for a Pork chop BBQ at the WCC. Play Cards, Washers, Horseshoes or Bocce Ball following the BBQ. 
    BBQ Admission $10.00


    Thursday, August 9th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Nature Walk – 11:00am-12:30pm
    A nature walk with our very own Gus MacLean at MacKay’s Point, Lower Washabuck. Definitely an opportunity to learn about Nature while taking a nice stroll! A scavenger hunt to keep the children interested! All are welcome! Please wear appropriate footwear! 
    At your own risk!
    Kids Activity Day –11:30am–3:00pm
    Bring the kiddies out to the WCC for our Kid’s Fun Day! Lunch is provided. Come and play! All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
    Admission by donation.
    Marie MacLean Memorial 45s Card Game – 7:30pm
    Drop by for an evening of cards and laughs.


    Friday, August 10th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee or a great cup of tea and some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Float Your Boat – 2:00pm
    Get an afternoon workout floating along the shores of Washabuck River. Kayaks, SUP, Canoes, or anything that floats are all welcomed! At your own risk!

    Saturday, August 11th: 
    5K Poker Walk – 8:30am
    Join us each morning for a 5k Poker Walk starting at the WCC.
    Washabuck Café – 9:30am–11:00am
    A perfect time to stop in at the WCC for a coffee, great cup of tea or some goodies. *Featuring daily specials!
    Pub Night– 9:00pm – 1:00am 
    Bring your dancin’ shoes to the Pub Night and listen to the music of Tempted at the WCC. 
    19 years and over!

    Sunday, August 12th: 
    Church Service – 2:00pm
    Mass at Holy Rosary Church, followed by a Blessing at the cemetery. A meet & greet at the WCC & tea/light lunch to celebrate our Washabuck Summer Festival finale day. 
    Beach Day
    A day to relax and to recuperate.

    Location: Washabuck

    Date: August 3 - August 12

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    Archie Fisher & Garnet Rogers in Concert

    Thursday, August 2 - Archie Fisher & Garnet Rogers in Concert
    Join us for an evening of Scottish and Canadian folk music with renowned singer/songwriters and folk legends Archie Fisher and Garnet Rogers. The concert takes place in the historic Malagawatch Church. Tickets: $28.50 advanced or $32.50 at the door. 7:30 pm.

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona

    Date: August 2

  • Bluenose II Visit to Iona

    Bluenose II Visit to Iona

    Bluenose II will be visiting Iona Wharf on July 18-19. 
    Decks open :  July, 18 at 1:00 pm.
                           July 19 at 10:00 am. 

    Location: Iona Wharf, Iona, NS

    Date: July 18 - July 19

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    Cathy Ann MacPhee in concert with Shelly Campbell and Joanne MacIntyre

    Join us for a special afternoon of Gaelic song and music with one of Gaelic Scotland’s favourite voices. Cathy Ann MacPhee has treated audiences all over the world to traditional Gaelic songs from the Isle of Barra and Gaelic Scotland. Joining Cathy Ann are well known Cape Breton Gaelic performers - traditional fiddler Shelly Campbell from West Bay Road and Mabou Coal Mines Gaelic singer Joanne MacIntyre. The concert takes place in the historic Malagawatch Church at Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village. Date: May 27th, 2018 at 2:00pm Tickets: $25.00 Advanced or $28.00 at the door. For tickets phone (902) 725-2272. The concert is a fundraiser for the Highland Village site development project.

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: May 27

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Tune Port with the CBU Pipeband Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from…

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 25

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Neil McDaniel Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from $5-$10

    Location: Frolic & Fun Pub & Grill, Iona

    Date: July 7

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Shelly Campbell (note later start, 6-9) Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 4

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Gillian Head Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from $5-$10

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 11

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Kenneth MacKenzie Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from $5-$10

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 18

  • Ceilidhs

    Ceilidhs

    Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for songs, stories and music, or just a chance to chat about the traditions and history of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic-speaking people at our traditional céilidh.

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 5 - October 11

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    Christina Martin - Frolic & Folk

    Christina Martin

    August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    “Impossible To Hold” is Martin’s sixth and strongest studio album, achieving a perfect balance between organic ambience and impeccable production.  “I’m writing about faith and love more than ever with songs like ‘Keep Me Calm’...

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 15

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    Codfish Supper

    Satisfy your taste buds with a feed of salt cod, potatoes and all the trimmings of a traditional Cape Breton salt codfish supper. Dinner admission includes entry to the Highland Village Ticket Price - $15 per person. Seating is limited. Call to pre-book your tickets - 902-725-2272. Dinner will be served from 1:00-4:00pm

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: July 21

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    Family Day in Washabuck

    February 18th is Family Day!! 

    Make the most of this long weekend and take in our Snow Shoe Event on Saturday, February 16th, and snowshoe, Along the Beautiful Shores of Washabuck

    Come out for a fun winter hike with friends and family, enjoy our beautiful scenery and join us in a social event. Hike is at 3 pm followed by a spaghetti meal and social evening. This is part of the 8th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2019 and Hike Nova Scotia 2019 events.
    Pre-registration is required - contact snowshoeing@washabuck.com , Zina at 725-2444, Cheryl at 371-0169. Our event is sponsored by Washabuck Community Centre, Health and Wellness and Naturally Active Victoria County Winterfest.
     

    Location: Washabuck Community Centre

    Date: February 18

  • Farmers Market - Iona Port

    Farmers Market - Iona Port

    Farmers Market at Iona Port from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm. 

    Location: Iona, NS

    Date: July 15

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    Finding Your Roots - A Genealogy Workshop

    Sorting through the many online sources available for genealogy can be a tricky. This workshop will teach you some of the tips and tricks to help you find the roots of your family. Price: $15.00 per person. Time: 10:00-11:00am Call to book a spot - 902-725-2272

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: October 11

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Brandon Collier 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 24

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    July 13 @ 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: Frolic & Fun Pub & Grill, Iona

    Date: July 13

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Roger Stone. 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 3

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

    Location: Frolic & Fun Pub & Grill, Iona

    Date: July 6

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Darrell Keigan 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 17

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Richard Schaller 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 31

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    Friday Night Supper & Ceildh

    Supper from 6 to 7 pm
    Aug 3: Roast Beef

    Free Ceilidh from 7 to 10 pm
    Aug 3: Sean MacMullin

    Royal Canadian Legion Br#124, Iona

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: August 3

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    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh

    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh at Royal Canadian Legion in Iona.

    July 20 - Grilled Haddock, Music by Legion Legends

    Supper is served from 6-7pm
    Adult $15 ($13 + tax) - Senior/Child $10 ($8.70 + tax). Coffee & Tea included
    Ceilidh starts at 7pm - until 10pm (free!)
    Happy Hour is from 4:30 until 6pm!
    (Extended Happy Hour on the last Friday of the month)

    Reserve your friday supper by email or phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours.
    Deadline for receiving email requests is 4pm on Thursday.
    Send email requests to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca
    Phone your request by calling 902-725-2178

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: July 20

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    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh

    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh at Royal Canadian Legion in Iona. 

    July 6 - Roast Turkey
    Music by: Corner Crew


    Supper is served from 6-7pm
    Adult $15 ($13 + tax) - Senior/Child $10 ($8.70 + tax). Coffee & Tea included
    Ceilidh starts at7pm - until
    10pm (free!)
    Happy Hour is from 4:30 until6pm!
    (Extended Happy Hour on the last Friday of the month)


    Reserve your friday supper by email or phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours.
    Deadline for receiving email requests is 4pm on Thursday.
    Send email requests
    to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca
    Phone your request by calling 902-725-2178

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: July 6

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    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh

    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh at Royal Canadian Legion in Iona

    July 13 - Roast Beef,  Music by Buddy MacDonald

    Supper is served from 6-7pm
    Adult $15 ($13 + tax) - Senior/Child $10 ($8.70 + tax). Coffee & Tea included
    Ceilidh starts at 7pm - until 10pm (free!)
    Happy Hour is from 4:30 until 6pm!
    (Extended Happy Hour on the last Friday of the month)

    Reserve your friday supper by email or phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours.
    Deadline for receiving email requests is 4pm on Thursday.
    Send email requests to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca
    Phone your request by calling 902-725-2178


     

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: July 13

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    Hector's Point Moonlight Snowshoe Walks

    Hector’s Point Moonlight Snowshoe Walks
    Friday, February 15 & Friday, March 15 @ 7-9 pm
     
    Join us for our special “Hector’s Point Moonlight Walk” – a moonlight snowshoe hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate.
    Walk is for all ages.
    Shorter routes available if need be.

    $15 per person including snowshoes rentals, or $10 if you bring your own (use coupon code snow in the checkout page to reveal the discounted price). Space is limited.
    Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn
    Walks begin at 7pm. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk in order to check in.

    *Weather permitting
     

    Location: Iona

    Date: March 15

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    Hector's Point Moonlight Snowshoe Walks

    Hector’s Point Moonlight Snowshoe Walks
    Friday, February 15 & Friday, March 15 @ 7-9 pm
     
    Join us for our special “Hector’s Point Moonlight Walk” – a moonlight snowshoe hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate.
    Walk is for all ages.
    Shorter routes available if need be.

    $15 per person including snowshoes rentals, or $10 if you bring your own (use coupon code snow in the checkout page to reveal the discounted price). Space is limited.
    Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn
    Walks begin at 7pm. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk in order to check in.

    *Weather permitting
     

    Location: Iona

    Date: February 15

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    Hector's Point Snowshoe Walks

    Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks
    Sunday February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24 @ 1 – 3 pm
     
    “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walk” at 1pm. This hike will see you walking around the snowy Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km and will end back at the Frolic’n Folk Pub. There you will receive a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate or for those that are 19/over a 10oz pint.
    Walk is for all ages.
    Shorter routes available if need be.

    $15 per person including snowshoes rentals, or $10 if you bring your own (please use coupon code snow on the checkout page to reveal the discounted price). Space is limited.
    Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn
    Walks begin at 1pm. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk in order to check in.

    *Weather permitting
     

    Location: Iona

    Date: February 24

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    Hector's Point Snowshoe Walks

    Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks
    Sunday February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24 @ 1 – 3 pm
     
    “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walk” at 1pm. This hike will see you walking around the snowy Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km and will end back at the Frolic’n Folk Pub. There you will receive a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate or for those that are 19/over a 10oz pint.
    Walk is for all ages.
    Shorter routes available if need be.

    $15 per person including snowshoes rentals, or $10 if you bring your own (please use coupon code snow on the checkout page to reveal the discounted price). Space is limited.
    Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn
    Walks begin at 1pm. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk in order to check in.

    *Weather permitting
     

    Location: Iona

    Date: February 10

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    Hector's Point Snowshoe Walks

    Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks
    Sunday February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24 @ 1 – 3 pm
     
    “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walk” at 1pm. This hike will see you walking around the snowy Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km and will end back at the Frolic’n Folk Pub. There you will receive a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate or for those that are 19/over a 10oz pint.
    Walk is for all ages.
    Shorter routes available if need be.

    $15 per person including snowshoes rentals, or $10 if you bring your own (please use coupon code snow on the checkout page to reveal the discounted price). Space is limited.
    Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn
    Walks begin at 1pm. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk in order to check in.

    *Weather permitting
     

    Location: Iona

    Date: March 24

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    Hector's Point Snowshoe Walks

    Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks
    Sunday February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24 @ 1 – 3 pm
     
    “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walk” at 1pm. This hike will see you walking around the snowy Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km and will end back at the Frolic’n Folk Pub. There you will receive a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate or for those that are 19/over a 10oz pint.
    Walk is for all ages.
    Shorter routes available if need be.

    $15 per person including snowshoes rentals, or $10 if you bring your own (please use coupon code snow on the checkout page to reveal the discounted price). Space is limited.
    Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn
    Walks begin at 1pm. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk in order to check in.

    *Weather permitting
     

    Location: Iona

    Date: March 10

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    Highland Village Day

    An afternoon of fun and Gaelic arts. Fiddlers, step-dancers, pipers, and more, come together to treat visitors to traditional Nova Scotia Gaelic culture in this outdoor concert overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. This year marks the 57th Annual Highland Village Day Concert. Join us for one of Cape Breton Island’s original Outdoor Scotch Concerts. Admission - $15 per person, children 12 and under free. Program runs from - 2:00 - 6:00pm

    Location: Iona

    Date: August 4

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    Highland Village Day Concert

    More info coming in 2019. 

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona

    Date: August 3 - November 3

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    Highland Village Day Dance

    Highland Village Day Dance
    Saturday, August 4th

    Get Your Dancing Feet Ready!
    9pm - 1am

    Music by:
    - Dara Smith-MacDonald & Adam Young

    $10 at the door
    +19

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: August 4

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    Iona Port Community Markets

    The Iona Port Community Markets will be held Sundays from 12-2 @ the Iona Port. (with a couple exceptions - we will keep you posted) We happily welcome back the vendors that made last year possible and excitedly welcome the new vendors joining us for the season.  Email:ionaportmarket@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Iona Port

    Date: August 5

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    Iona Port Community Markets

    Iona Port Community Markets

    The Iona Port Community Markets will be held Sundays from 12-2 @ the Iona Port. (with a couple exceptions - we will keep you posted) We happily welcome back the vendors that made last year possible and excitedly welcome the new vendors joining us for the season.  Email:ionaportmarket@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Iona Port

    Date: August 12

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    Iona Port Community Markets

    Iona Port Community Markets

    The Iona Port Community Markets will be held Sundays from 12-2 @ the Iona Port. (with a couple exceptions - we will keep you posted) We happily welcome back the vendors that made last year possible and excitedly welcome the new vendors joining us for the season.  Email:ionaportmarket@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Iona Port

    Date: August 26

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    Iona Port Community Markets

    Iona Port Community Markets

    The Iona Port Community Markets will be held Sundays from 12-2 @ the Iona Port. (with a couple exceptions - we will keep you posted) We happily welcome back the vendors that made last year possible and excitedly welcome the new vendors joining us for the season.  Email:ionaportmarket@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Iona Port

    Date: August 19

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    J.P. Cormier - Frolic & Folk

    J.P. Cormier

    August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Nobody really knows who J.P. Cormier is for sure. That’s to be expected, believe me.
    In 1974 he was a five year old boy, discovering an innate talent for playing the guitar, I had a little hand in that, guiding him through the beginning stages. He learned faster than I could teach...

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 29

  • KitchenFest - Pub Night

    KitchenFest - Pub Night

    Join us for a Pub Night at the Legion in Iona
    9pm - Midnight

    Music by:
    - All Fired Up (Keith, Kyle & Colin MacDonald)
    - Cyril MacPhee


    $10 at the door
    +19

    Location: Legion, Iona

    Date: July 7

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    Marag Brunch

    Join us at the Highland Village for a delicious Marag brunch. Enjoy a traditional breakfast with marag, scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast and tea or coffee. Brunch runs from -11:00am -1:00pm Tickets are $12.00 Location: Tuning Room

    Location: Hillage Village, Iona

    Date: August 18

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    Mary’s Bonny Plaid - Natural Dye Workshop

    Natural Dye Workshop Using natural dyes to add colour to the cloth and yarns that pioneer women made was an important aspect of 19th century life. If you have ever wondered what materials were used to produce such a wide range of hues, please join us for an afternoon of wool dying. Participants will learn about various dyeing techniques and will be able to dip a few skeins of their own. Pre-registration required. Admission is $25. Time: 1:00-3:00pm

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: October 12

  • Milling Frolic

    Milling Frolic

    Come and join us at the table for songs and friendly conversation at the Highland Village milling frolic. The Gaels way to make the cloth ready for home use was to wet it, beat it and make a time of it, while communally singing choral songs in rhythm during the milling frolic.

    Regular admission applies. 
    Program runs from 2:00-3:00pm, Wednesday and Fridays from June 6 - October 12. 

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 6 - October 12

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    Old Man Luedecke

    Old Man Luedecke

    July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Old Man Luedecke, is one of Canada's best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. "An original, he is a musical singularity to be savoured and shared", says the Vancouver Folk Festival. His memorable melodies, poetic sense and easy charisma appeal to anyone searching for new growth...

    Location: Frolic & Fun Pub & Grill, Iona

    Date: July 11

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    Pioneer Day

    This afternoon festival of rural life is for the entire family. See demonstrations of flax processing, candle and soap making, and play horseshoes. Watch the Cash Carding Mill demonstrations, treadle sewing, and a spinning frolic, fiddling, piping, Gaelic singing, step dancing, a céilidh, corn boil, and a whole lot more. General admission fees apply Program runs from: 2:00-4:00 pm

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: September 15

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    Steve Poltz - Frolic & Folk

    Steve Poltz

    August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Steve Poltz is not normal.
    He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) but has lived most of his life in Southern California and those geographic poles are quite likely responsible for his unhinged genius. He is a dual citizen - Canada/USA - but has often said that, "should a hostage situation arise, I become conveniently Canadian." Over the course.

    Location: Iona Heights Inn, Iona

    Date: August 22

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    Storytelling Tour & Milling Frolic

    Join us for a special storytelling tour of the Highland Village. This folklife experience will give you insight into the lives and stories of Nova Scotia Gaels. Reservations required. $25.00 per person. Tour: 10:30 am-12:30 pm Call to book a spot - 902-725-2272.

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: October 13

  • Washabucks Annual Fathers Day Pork Chop BBQ Dinner

    Washabuck's Annual Father's Day Pork Chop BBQ Dinner

    Washabuck's Annual Father's Day Pork Chop Barbecue Dinner - June 17

    11:30 am. - 2:00 pm. at Washabuck Community Centre 

    2 Pork Chop Meal - $15.00 
    1 Pork Chop Meal - $12.00
    ( both meals above include tea/coffee & strawberry short-cake dessert)

    Kids Hotdog Meal - $6.00  includes drink & dessert

    Location: Washabuck Community Centre, Washabuck

    Date: June 17

  • Worlds Ocean Day Festival

    World's Ocean Day Festival

    Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival – June 7-10, 2018 – The Port of Iona and the Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day. This is our 4 th year acknowledging and celebrating this world wide UNESCO designated event.  World Ocean Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 10 th .  

    We are pleased our Festival has been chosen by Destination Cape Breton as one to attend in 2018!  This will be a family-fun and ocean-themed festival for people to enjoy scientific and interactive displays, children’s games, and informative marine  oriented  demonstrations.  Festival goers can sample locally crafted specialties while being entertained by some of Cape Breton’s finest Celtic performers. Join us  while enjoying and learning about the Bras d’Or Lake. 

    4th Annual World Oceans Day Festival June 7-10th –

    Theme: Prevent Plastic Pollution and Encourage Solutions for a Healthy Ocean

    Schedule  of Events

    June 7, Thursday- Frolic’n Folk Pub – Bras d’Or Trivia – 8 pm

    June 8, Friday – Branch #124, Iona Legion – 6-7pm Supper (Fish) and   Entertainment – 7-9pm for under 19, after 9 pm 19 years and over

    June 9, Saturday - 10- am Iona Beach Hike and Clean Up  
                                  11-2-Market at the Iona Port
                                   5-8 -  Cèilidh at The Frolic’n Folk Pub
                                   8-12– Dance, Iona Legion 19 years &over

    June 10, Sunday– World Oceans Day – Iona Port – Àros na Mara The Great Trail Centre

    9-12 – Think Tank Breakfast – Grand Narrows –   Theme: Beauty, Science  and Eco-tourism at the Barra Strait.(limited seating)

    12- Official opening of World Oceans Day – Iona Port –   Àros na Mara The Great Trail Centre

    12:00pm – Opening Ceremonies at Iona Port
    Rankin School of the Narrows School Choir, Elder Albert Marshall and
    Dr. Bruce Hatcher.

    12:00-4:00pm – Join us scientific and interactive displays, touch tank, children’s games, and
    informative marine oriented demonstrations. Entertainment by Susan
    MacLean, Helen MacDonald, Stephanie MacDonald and Paul Wukitsch.

    3:00-4:00pm – Discussion & Speaker Presentations
    St. Columba Church Centre – Eco-tourism and the Bras d’Or Lake will be the
    topic for discussion at our panel. This year’s discussion panel theme is:
                             Beauty, Science, and Eco-tourism at the Barra Strait.

    Email: ccbcvi@gmail.com

    Location: Iona, NS

    Date: June 7 - June 10

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