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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Distinguished Storyteller Event

Distinguished Storyteller Event - A' toirt urram do dh'Eachunn, Seanchaidh nan Gaidheal

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Isle of Story Festival 2019 kicks off with an event to honour Gaelic storyteller, Hector MacNeil, this year's Distinguished Storyteller. Hector has been sharing Gaelic stories and culture for many years, helping to keep the language vibrant and the stories alive in Cape Breton. The afternoon will include tributes, stories and a few Gaelic sngs.

All are welcome!

BIO: Hector MacNeil was born and raised in Portage, a rural community west of Sydney. Hector worked throughout his professional life as a teacher in Gaelic language, song and story and as an advocate for Gaelic in Nova Scotia. He has taught at Colaisde Na Gaidhlig (The Gaelic College), Cape Breton University and in public schools and community halls in Cape Breton. Over the years, he has held various offices within Gaelic cultural organizations in Nova Scotia. Hector was elected the founding president of Comhairle Na Gaidhlig, Alba Nuadh (The Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia) and founding chairman of Comunn Feis An Eilein, in Christmas Island. He has served as Board Member for Celtic Colours International Society and on the Board of Trustees, Baile Nan Gaidheal (The Highland Village). Park of Hector's work has involved recording stories, songs and local history from Gaelic tradition bearers in Cape Breton. He has drawn upon this store of tradition as well as the work of others collectors to enrich his own repertoire of story and song and to bring the voices of Nova Scotia Gaels into the classroom. Hector is not a newcomer to the Isle of Story Festival, having performed during the opening session in 2017. In 2018, Hector joined invited storyteller Marta Singh to present an evening of storytelling at the Library.

Wed. 24 Apr, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Florence - Louise Moyes


Written and performed by Louise Moyes.

Friday, 26 April 2019

8:00 PM

The Highland Arts Theatre (H.A.T.)

40 Bentinck Street, Sydney

Louise Moyes uses video, dance and story to recount the life of her feisty, funny, 93-year old grandmother Florence Leprieur from Black Duck Brook, Newfoundland.

The Gloce and Mail writes that Moyes "links movement and text to oral history...she has the gift of giving physical emphasis to certain words and phrases that makes one gasp with delight."

This event is presented by the Isle of Story Festival, in collaboration with Docudance and the H.A.T.

All are welcome - A "pay what you can" event

Fri. 26 Apr, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Day of Mourning


Sun. 28 Apr, 2019 11:00 am
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Effective Communication Workshop

CAAWS Workshop Promo poster May 2019 1

Wed. 1 May, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers 2019

Sunday, 5 May 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

11:00 AM: Registration (for those who need to submit offline donations of cash or cheques and pledge sheets).

12:00 PM: Walk begins. 5k throughout the downtown core. Participants are encouraged to walk any length they are comfortable with.

Event location: Centre 200, 481 George Street, Sydney, NS

Contact: Mark Sharkey

Phone: 902-422-7961 ext. 241

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Event information: The IG Weath Management Walk for Alzheimers is a fundraising event. Being part of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia's Walk for Alzheimers means that you will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of Nova Scotians living with dementia. Entering a team in the Walk will make you a major contributor to the Society's main fundraising event.

This event is significant and essential in providing the programs and services that allow Nova Scotians a level of comfort and support as they live their dementia journey.

By supporting this event, you will make a tangible impact on the quality of life for the 17,000 Nova Scotians who are navigating the challenges of Alzheimers disease.

All funds raised will stay in our province to support various programs and services at no cost to our clients.

Sun. 5 May, 2019 11:00 am
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Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah2019 poster

Sun. 5 May, 2019 2:00 pm
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40th Anniversary Show and Shine

40th Anniversary Show and Shine sponsored by the Cape Breton Antique Custom Car Club at Neville Park, Whitney Pier.

23 June 2019

Set up 9:30 AM

Show 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Barbecue by Whitney Pier Youth Club. Music, radio with Jay Bedford. 50-50 tickets, prizes and ticket sales.

Everyone welcome!

Sun. 23 Jun, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Community Cruise

Community Cruise sponsored by the Cape Breton Antique and Custom Car Club. Leave Mayflower Mall, Bay Store area.

4 August 2019

Registration 11:00 AM

Leave at 12:00 PM

Rain date is 11 August 2019.

Cars will leave Sydney, stop at Superstore in Glace Bay, down commercial street. Make your way though Dominion to New Waterford. Down Plummer Avenue to Colliery Lands Park. Leave there, through Victoria Mines to Disount Rent a Car on Dodd street. From there, travel to Keltic drive  along seaview Drive in North Sydney to Sydney Mines. Up Memorial Drive to North Sydney mall for a bbg and prize giveaways. All car engusiasts welcome!

Sun. 4 Aug, 2019 12:00 pm
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CaperCon 2019

CaperCon 2019

20-22 September 2019 (exact times to be determined at a later date)

Centre 200, Sydney, NS

CaperCon is Cape Breton's only fan convention dedicated to cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books and video games! This 3-day event will be filled with special guest appearances, panels, workshops, demos, a dance, contests for everything from video games to costuming and much more! We will also be hosting a large variety of vendors and artists who can help you expand your ever-growing collections. Whatever your fandom, we've got a little bit of something for everyone. Weekend, family and day passes available.

Come Play!

Check out for information on this year's special events and how to buy tickets.

Fri. 20 Sep, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 22 Sep, 2019 9:00 pm
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