Saturday, December 16, 2017

Cape Breton Island Hoppers Annual Christmas Walk, December 10,2017

On Sunday, December 10,2017, approximately 25 members took part in our Annual Christmas Walk throughout the city of Sydney to view the Christmas Lights and many decorations. Although there was no snow, we did have a clear crisp evening which allowed our members to enjoy the walk. There was still plenty of Festive Spirit to go around and we ended the evening at the home of Judy Lorway to warm up and chat over coffee, tea, and apple cider. There was also a generous variety of treats to put the smile on our faces coming in from the cold.
Thanks to walk leader-Don MacKenzie and our Hostess for the after event, Judy Lorway, our event photographer, Martha Hood and to Wanda Woodcock for her delicious Apple Cider and also to everyone who participated and those that brought goodies. It was a fabulous way to end off our year!

Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe Holiday Season. Enjoy your friends and families and always stay humble and kind! May 2018 be another fun filled  year of walking adventures, lots of laughs, friendship and of course, good food! Extending wishes of good health and happiness to one and all!
A Great turnout for our Annual Christmas Walk Event

Our Walk Leader, Don Mackenzie  getting folks ready!

Marg & Janice..... just a little chat!

Staying in where it is warm before the walk!

Time to go!

Lovely decorations at the corner of George & Argyle

Chilly along the water at the Sydney Boardwalk

No decorations at the Bandshell  just yet!

Nice looking crew on the great evening!

Great photo opportunity!

No snow but lots of Holiday Spirit!

Beautiful decorations!

Taking it all in as we roam the city!

We're dreaming of a White Christmas...well maybe just a little!

Colby House always looks amazing!

Love the many lights, we may have even added a few Carols along the way!

Not really Christmas but still incredible artwork along the way!

Making our way....

One of several Nutcrackers throughout the city!

Admiring some of the lovely retail windows along the route

Just a few goodies!

Everyone enjoying a warm drink and good conversation.

Cal & Marg are listening very intently...LOL

A great evening was enjoyed by all! 

Friday, December 01, 2017

Walk Event: Sunday November 26,2017

Our group took part in another incredible walking event on Sunday, November 26,2017. We walked 5/10km along the streets of Whitney Pier and the Whitney Pier Heritage Trail. The weather cleared just in time for walkers to enjoy the history of this area under the guidance of Walk Leader; Julie Dzaich.
We are now into December and we will be winding down but by no means will we be hibernating. We are hoping to get some snowshoe events in during the next few months.  We also have our Christmas Lights Walk  to look forward to on Sunday, December 10,2017. Stay tuned for more information.
Reading up on some of the history of Whitney Pier

Everyone just about ready and the weather has cleared!

Look at the smiles as folks prepare to head out!

We are off.....

Random Beauty 

The Melting Pot Monument  with 27 Flags representing 27 nations people left to come to Whitney Pier

Folks preparing for the Holiday Season

Up we go.....

View of Sydney Harbour

Information on the Trail

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St. Mary's Polish Church

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church

Turned out to be a great decorating day

The Mural painted by Keith Baldwin in 2015 to commemorate the Sydney Steel Plant

Our Walk Leader Julie Dzaich...Thanks for the walk through this historic area!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cape Breton Island Hoppers celebrate at the Savoy Theatre-November 24,2017

On Friday, the Cape Breton Island Hoppers kicked off the Holiday Season at the beautiful Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay. We attended the local production of the Cape Breton Christmas Vacation and we were privileged to be guests of the Griswold family. The talent and festive spirit were second to none and celebrating with such a great group of folks was indeed a pleasure.

The one & only Griswold family! 

Aunt Bethany having a heart to heart with Joe

Everyone relaxing and catching up!

Our amazing President and Vice President..the lovely Mr. & Mrs Cal & Barb Thistle

Cousin Eddie meets Flat Alex from Western Canada! Eddie was pretty impressed!

Phyllis and Rollie chatting before the show!

So wonderful to see Rollie...he always has a smile!

Julie waiting for cousin Eddie to serve her tea! 

These red shoes are not for hiking or for granddaughters..LOL

Cousin Eddie loves the ladies

Nice looking crew

More of our wonderful group..out for a night on the town!

The Griswold family Christmas lights
Three Lovelies right here!! Diane, Shirley and Sheila