June 1 – 3, 2018 – “Celebrating Water Falls & Our Great Natural Environment”
June 1, 2018
June 2nd, 2018
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ParkFit Day with “Free Entry” Physical Fitness & Health Day 2018
June 3rd, 2018
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:
Join us in a scrapbooking workshop in our new creative space.
Cost: $20.00 per session plus HST (includes tea, coffee and muffins)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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!
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.