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Road Scholar: Culture & Outdoor Adventure on Cape Breton Island

A group of Road Scholars gathered for a series of June of Adventures
at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  This was
followed by an Intergenerational Program in July.  In September and October, two
more sessions will be at Cabot Shores.
 
For the June retreat, the Road Scholars  hiked to waterfalls and along the Atlantic; had guided experiences
in native Mi’kmaq and Gaelic culture; heard and made live music; ate
local lobster and wood-fired pizza; did Qi Gong and laughing yoga, and learned about the
local wildlife, both from land and on a trip to the Bird Islands, led by
experienced local guides and […]

Caving in Cape Breton: Glooscap and Cape Dauphin

EDIT: Please note this is a guided hike. It is typically offered once per month.   The Glooscap Cave is a fantastic Cape Breton excursion that takes explorers through both a land and water sites. The sea-cave, also referred to as “The Fairy Hole”, holds roots with the local Mi’Kmaq culture. The story says that …

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“For Your Entertaiment” at Indian Brook Firehall

Last night,  a large crowd gathered at Indian Brook firehall to learn about wellness and cultural activities offered by members of this vibrant community.  As it turns out, it was also an opportuntiy to begin celebrating the Community Spirit Award that the St.Ann’s Bay community recently received. Presented by Carol Kennedy and Nia, the audience …

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Louisbourg on Cape Breton (A Fortress & More)

Louisbourg is a rich contributor to the culture and appeal of Cape Breton Island. A coastal community of just over a thousand residents, Louisbourg provides “Old World” emphasis, primarily through the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the village’s driving economic force.
The site is a partial reconstruction of an 18th century French Fortress, which began construction in 1798, and became the French’s main commercial centre in the Maritimes, and a place of community. The fortress was subjected to multiple takeovers by the British, who dominated much of the maritime territory at the time. In the 1960s, the fortress was appropriated […]

Gaelic College, A Centre for Celtic Music & More Along the Cabot Trail

Welcome to the Gaelic College Is the kilted  man  playing bagpipes and standing in a parking lot simply  a lure for tourists into the Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts?   Possibly, but what better way to demonstrate the sight and sounds of a living culture than to enter into the gateway of this historic …

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Celtic Colours International Music Festival on Cape Breton

Interested in Celtic Music? (Discover Great Music Festival on Cape Breton–Celtic Colours) by Dr. Paul of Cabot Shores (first appeared www.ezinearticles.com) Celtic Colours International Festival happens every fall for 9 days and nights on Cape Breton Island. The Festival manages to combine great scenery and great Celtic music in over 40 concerts and 250 community events. …

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