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  • Wednesday Night Ceildhs

    Wednesday Night Ceildhs

    Wednesday Night Celidhs - 7:30 pm. $10.00 Adults. Join us on Wednesday evening throughout the year for traditional music, song, story and dance on our cozy campus at St. Ann's.

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: April 25 - December 12

  • 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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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • St. Margarets Village CWL Lobster Supper

    St. Margaret's Village CWL Lobster Supper

    Come to St. Margaret’s Village at the Top of Cape Breton Island to enjoy Nova Scotia’s most delicious lobster on Sunday June 3, 2018, Noon  St Margaret’s Village.

    The St Margaret’s of Scotland CWL Annual Lobster Dinner is as old as the Community itself, sponsored by St. Margaret’s of Scotland CWL, one can come out and enjoy fresh local lobster, dessert, tea and coffee. The lobster is caught by local fishermen in local waters far away from the pollutants of towns and cities.

    Location: St. Margaret's Village Parish Hall, St. Margaret's Village, NS

    Date: June 3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ECOPRINTS + HAND-STITCHED BOOKS

    ECOPRINTS + HAND-STITCHED BOOKS

    ECOPRINTS + HAND-STITCHED BOOKS
     

    Taught by local ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, this one day workshop is one of the more contemplative workshops offered by Mamie’s Schoolhouse, requiring the student to slow down at every step, while learning both modern techniques for surface design with plants, and an ancient method for securely hand-stitching books. There is something magical about starting with blank sheets of paper and a pile of plant material, and ending the workshop with a beautiful, hand-stitched book printed with the essence of Cape Breton’s glorious landscapes, and securely bound with your own hands. No artificial inks or dyes are used in this process, only those extracted from plants.

    Students Will Take Home: - a completed hand-bound book - a range of paper samples printed with plants in class for use in other projects and/or as a reference library of techniques - the skills to further explore the magic of local plant colour and book-binding.

    Dates (each one day workshop runs from 10 am t0 4 pm, with one hour for lunch, which is not provided): - June 8, 2018 or also on August 3, 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 8

  • 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

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    Father's Day Roast Beef Dinner - South Haven

    Jun 17—Father’s Day Roast Beef Dinner—12:00 noon–2:00 pm at South Haven Community Hall. Roast beef dinner, dessert and beverage. Adults $13, children under 12 years $7 

    Location: South Haven Community Hall, South Haven

    Date: June 17

  • 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

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    Flea Market - South Haven

     

     Jun 23—Flea Market—10:00 am–1:00 pm at South Haven Community Hall. For table rental call Wanda 902.304.1743 and leave a message. 

    Location: South Haven Community Hall, South Haven

    Date: June 23

  • John Cabot Celebration Return

    John Cabot Celebration Return

    John Cabot Celebration returns on Sunday, June 24 beginning at 1pm. at Cabot Landing Provincial Park.  Kids Games, ReEnactment, BBQ, Guest speaker and entertainment by Rachel Davis and Buddy MacDonald. From 1-4 pm.

    Location: Cabot Landing Provincial Park, Sugar Loaf

    Date: June 24

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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

  • Double Trouble - KitchenFest

    Double Trouble - KitchenFest

    We’re kicking off the week and festival year 5 in style and on home turf in cozy St. Ann’s. Join us on this fun eve, as we look to musical pairs of pals and siblings, and the magic they create together. Angus and Kenneth MacKenzie are piping brothers from Mabou Coal Mines, now raising their young families on either side of the Atlantic. We’re thrilled to have Angus home and the two reunited once again. Scott Macmillan and Brian Doyle are old friends, but perhaps brothers in music, and both monsters on the guitar. Dawn and Margie Beaton are a pair of fiddling/dancing sisters that have been in duo form since day 1, much like legendary dancing brothers John and Bill Pellerin. And we can count on Joel Chiasson to add the perfect piano accompaniment to any pipe or fiddle tune. Hostess Joanne MacIntyre will welcome us in for the eve, and welcome her sister Rita Rankin in on some rousing Gaelic songs.
     
    TIME:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    PRICE:  $25 | All ages
    VENUE:  The Great Hall | Colaisde na Gàidhlig
    ADDRESS:  51779 Cabot Trail, St. Ann's
    TICKETS:  Tickets available at Gaelic College Craft Shop 902-295-3441 and online

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: June 29

  • Kitchenfest

    Kitchenfest

    Fiddles and bagpipes, concerts and céilidhs, food and drink, Gaelic language and song, cheering and dancing, informality and hospitality — consider this your official invitation to Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen party!


     



     

    Location: Throughout Cape Breton

    Date: June 29 - July 7

  • Dinner & Music at Cabot Shores

    Dinner & Music at Cabot Shores

    Come for a night of delicious food and traditional Gaelic music at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort! Indulge in a 3-Course Meal prepared by our talented chefs Ron and Nicole. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, a local seafood lover, carnivore or somewhere in between, you’ll be sure to find something on our menu that delights your taste buds! Dinner reservations can be made for 5:30pm-8pm, with concert from 8pm-10pm.

    Featured performers - Miller, MacDonald & Cormier

    Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald have become renowned across Atlantic Canada and further afield for their synergistic, pipe and fiddle driven style of Gaelic dance-music. Joining together the musical traditions of Cape Breton and the Scottish Highlands, while incorporating influences from Ireland, Shetland and beyond, Ben and Anita have created a signature sound, described as "Fiery... Fresh, yet totally traditional." - Piping Today Magazine (Glasgow, UK) As well as performing as a duo, Ben and Anita tour as a trio with Acadian multi-instrumentalist, Zakk Cormier. Zakk is a dynamic musician with deep roots in the musical community of Prince Edward Island. He brings his talents as a sympathetic guitar accompanist, as well as the driving rhythm of Acadian foot-percussion. As Miller | MacDonald | Cormier, these three young artists create a powerful sound, which transcends the boundaries between Cape Breton, Scottish, and Acadian traditions.

    Buy your tickets online or by phoning 902-929-2584

    Location: 30 Buchanan Drive, Indian Brook

    Date: June 30

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