Friday, 28 June 2013

The Mototcycle Tour Guide is back and available at motorcycle Dealers across Nova Scotia

2013 cover for web

Visitors and locals alike have been stopping in at the Visitor Information Centre in St. Peter's looking for the 2013 copy of the Motorcycle Tour Guide for Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada and were disappointed to find out that we were not caring the guide this year. So I did some checking and just received this information back on where you can obtain your copy of the guide for this year.  
The 2013 Edition Motorcycle Tour Guide
Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada
Available on-line at:
at these locations in NOVA SCOTIA
Soon to be available as a downloadable App (late June)
Adventure Motorsports – 902-928-1015
238 Archimedes St., NEW GLASGOW
Amherst Wandlyn Inn – 902-667-3331
Exit #3 off TCH #104, AMHERST
Ceilidh Honda - 902-755-9663
393 Westville Rd, NEW GLASGOW
Super 8 Amherst - 902-660-8888
40 Lord Amherst Drive, AMHERST (exit #4, off #104)
Cat Shack Motorsports – 902-843-4800
70 Juniper Street, TRURO
Glooscap Heritage Centre - 902-853-3493
Hwy 102, Exit 13A, TRURO
Gords Sport Centre – 902-539-4673
44 Reeves St., SYDNEY
Mackenzie Motorsports – 902-295-3221
2211 Cabot Trail, MIDDLE RIVER
Ramsays Harley-Davidson – 902-539-1730
616 Keltic Dr., SYDNEY
Cardinal Points Gifts – 902-224-1364
Flora’s Gift Shop – 902-224-3139
Cabot Trail, CHETICAMP
Kidston Landing – 902-295-2868
490 Chebucto Street, BADDECK
Leather Works – 902-929-2414
45808 Cabot Trail, INDIAN BROOK
LeGabriel Restaurant - 902-224-3685
15424 Cabot Trail, CHETICAMP
Les Trois Pignons – 902-224-2642
Cabot Trail, CHETICAMP
Carroll Bridgewater Honda Powerhouse -
380 Dufferin Street, BRIDGEWATER
Shore Cycle - 902-627-2706
6992 Hwy #3, MARTINS POINT
Leonard C Comeau Honda - 902-769-2425
Paul D’Entremont Yamaha - 902-762-3301
2616 Hwy #3, PUBNICO (at exit off Hwy #103)
Privateers Sou’west H-D - 902-648-3111
4200 Hwy 3308, TUSKET (Exit #33 off #103)
FUNDY WEST & Annapolis Valley
Annapolis Leather Barn – 902-532-2900
9527 Hwy #8, LEQUILLE
Baintons Tannery Outlet - 1-877-213-5900
213 St. George Street, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL
G.W. Sampson Co. Ltd. – 902-765-3357
1488 Park Rd, KINGSTON
Ye Olde Towne Pub – 902-532-2244
9-11 Church St., ANNAPOLIS ROYAL
Atlantic News – 902-429-5468
5560 Morris St., HALIFAX
Freedom Cycle – 902-450-0020
122 Chain Lake Drive, HALIFAX
Power Trend Cycles – 902-461-8122
1093 St. Margarets Bay Road
(next to Beechville Irving), HALIFAX
Privateers H-D - 902-444-HOGS (4647)
74 Hobsons Lake Drive, HALIFAX
ProCycle - 902-468-2518
550 Windmill Road, DARTMOUTH
Riding in Style Leathers - 902-476-3110
512 Sackville Drive, LR. SACKVILLE
Route 1 Motor Sports - 902-252-3184
115 Sackville Drive, LR. SACKVILLE
RPM Cycle - 902-434-8516
168 Main St., DARTMOUTH
Digby-Saint John Ferry - Gift Shop
Caribou-Wood Islands Ferry - Gift Shop
The guide can be purchased at motorcycle dealerships for $5.99 plus tax. 



Thursday, 20 June 2013

Louisbourg 300 Celebrations Underway- Come Join In The Celebrations



June 21- Louisbourg Celebrates Mi’Kmaq Heritage

Come celebrate Mi’kmaq’s culture and traditions. Take part in the pow wow and the sounds of drums and dance, listen  to eel legends, taste the luskininygan bread and meet Mi’kmaq traditional craft vendors. Start s at noon.

June 22-23-Learn to Camp- Some places are still available!!!

To celebrate 300 years of history, 300 campers will pitch their tents on the terre-plein of the King’s Bastion. Learn how to set up a tent, cook in the outdoor and enjoy fun interpretive programs at the fortress of Louisbourg together with Mountain Equipment Co-op. To register call Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre at 902-562-5616.

June 30- Louisrocks! A Musical Tribute to Louisbourg’s Legacy

Rock on during this concert featuring: Sprag Session, Lively Youth, Squid Precision Drumming, Sons of Membertou, Mi’kmaq and Acadian dancers and Fortress of Louisbourg drummers. This multi-cultural concert and historical musical tribute will end with a memorable finale of cannons, muskets and fireworks. 7:30pm tickets $30.00. Buy you tickets online: or by phone at 1-902-562-5399 or toll free at 1-855-562-5300.


July 1stCanada Day

Free admission to the Fortress of Louisbourg and to all national parks and historic sites across the country! Enjoy a day filled with family-fun activities: music, games, mascot Parka and the new Xplorers program Louisbourg300 edition with fun filled activities for children 6-11 years old. Additional fee for guided tours.

July 1-14 – From Land To Sea/ Field to Lab: An Archaeology Festival

Bring out the archaeologist in you! Don’t miss this event featuring Parks Canada archaeologists from across Canada. Participate in lab work with archaeologists and attend demonstrations including terrestrial and underwater fieldwork, conservation work and collections management.

July 4-7-Forge 300

Join blacksmiths from around the world for Forge 300, the 1st international blacksmithing event on Cape Breton Island. Try your hand at banging iron with half hour workshops, bring home a blacksmithing themed souvenir, and enjoy the ringing of anvils as visiting blacksmiths demonstrate and share their love for the craft.

This welcoming event is hosted by the Cape Breton Blacksmith Association (CBBA) in partnership with Parks Canada and the Fortress of Louisbourg Association. You can purchase passes for the event at or visit for more information.


Race The Cape 2013 Cape Breton Island-July 17 to July 22


Cape Breton's Bras D'Or Lake is the place to be for those who love the sea- beautiful ships, excellent location and lots of excitement. Come to Cape Breton this summer and be part of it all. 


The Race

Race the Cape is four days of challenging point-to-point sail racing, both inland and coastal ocean, broken into four legs of up to 40 nautical miles through the Bras d’Or and along the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island.  Race the Cape is an International Sailing Federation – Off Shore Special Regulations (OSR) Category 4 Race, generally sailed during daylight hours.  There are both Spinnaker and Non-Spin Divisions.
The Location: The Bras d’Or is a 450 square mile inland sea; connected to the Atlantic Ocean through natural channels, with deep salt water, virtually no fog, little tide influence, and few navigational hazards.  Prevailing July winds are SW at 10 – 15 knots, typically rising to 15 – 20 knots in the afternoons with gust to 20 to 25 knots as the waters narrow between the long ridges of hills and low mountains (600 to 1000 feet) that define the channels.  An exceptionally windy July day will see gusts to 30 or even 35 knots in these channels.  In July, Bras d’Or water temperatures are usually in the 70’s.

July 17, 2013
Official Opening Ceremonies
                                           St Peter’s Lions Club Marina

Registration, Skippers Meeting for the first race the following morning, evening reception, and entertainment.

 Leg 1 - St Peter’s to Ben Eoin


Yacht Race – St. Peters to Ben Eoin – July 18, 2013
Start Location: St. Peters Marina-Finish Location: Ben Eoin Marina
Distance: 30 nm
10 am start – 6 to 9 hours in duration

July 19, 2013

Leg 2 - Ben Eoin to Baddeck:

Start Location: Ben Eoin Marina
             Ben Eoin to Barra Strait Bridge (Grand Narrows/Iona) – 20 nm
                                   Barra Strait Bridge to Baddeck – 10 nm
                                     Finish Location: Bras d’Or Yacht Club
                                                  Total Distance: 30 nm
                                    10 am start – 6 to 9 hours in duration

Layover day in Baddeck – July 20, 2013

Participants have the option of touring the world-famous Cabot Trail, golfing at the award-winning Bell Bay Golf Club or participating in the local historic McCurdy Cup Sail Race.

Leg 3 of the Race- Baddeck to North Sydney- July 21, 2013

Start Location: Bras d’Or Yacht Club
Finish Location: Northern Yacht
Distance: 40 nm
Start time 10 am – 6 to 10 hours in duration

Leg 4 of the Race - North Sydney to Sydney – July 22, 2013

Yacht race from North Sydney to Sydney Harbour Outer Marker to Sydney.
                                      Start Location: Northern Yacht Club
Finish Location: Dobson Yacht Club
Distance:  20 nm
10 am start – 4 to 6 hours in duration

Here are a list of current Entrants in Race The Cape- 2013

Entrants                                                               Home Port:                                               Skipper


•Adrenaline Rush - J/2               Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, N.S.         Greg Blunden

•Airways - C&C 33-2                                            Bras d'Or Yacht Club, Baddeck, N.S.         Paul Jamieson

•Amarisa - Beneteau Oceanis 323                                                        Ben Eoin, N.S.         Richard Logue

•Aria - Beneteau 34                                                     Pictou Yacht Club, Pictou, N.S.          Bill Sterns                                   

•Aurora - C&C 34/36XL               Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, N.S.          Rod Desborough,                                            

                                                                                                                                                        & John Engweiler              

•Avatar - Hughes 38 -3                              Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney, N.S.         Walter M Pelley

•Bhreagh - Mirage 29                                 Dartmouth Yacht Club, Dartmouth, N.S.          Robert MacLeod

•Defiant - CS 33                                       Royal Western Nova Scotia Yacht Club, Digby, N.S.          Ed Sulis

•Dreamcatcher- Swan 48 S & S - Hingham Yacht/New Bedford Yacht Clubs, Mass, US -Stephen Kylander            

•Endurance - C&C 35 Mk.II (Modified Deck)-     Dobson Yacht Club, Sydney, N.S.          Robert Sampson

•Euphoria - Sigma 33                                                  Pictou Yacht Club, Pictou, N.S.           John Coffin

•Frisco Kid - Beneteau First 375           St. Margaret Sailing Club, Glen Haven, N.S.         Mike McPhee

•Galadriel 2 - J24 -Royal BVI Yacht &Pointe du Chêne Yacht Clubs, Shediac Bay, NB      Mary Jordan

•Gay Wind - Berthon Gauntlet 8 ton -              Bras d'Or Yacht Club, Baddeck, N.S.         Mac Fuller

•Harmony - C&C 27 Mk.2 -                                      Dobson Yacht Club, Sydney, N.S.         Joe Chisholm

•Hot Water - J/70                            Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, N.S.        Ed Backman

•Icarus - Sigma 33                                                        Dobson Yacht Club, Sydney, N.S.        Vaughan Merchant

•Juvenile Delinquent - J/24           Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, N.S.         Ted Murphy                

•Kokopelli - CS 33                            Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, N.S.        David Barlow

•Koobalibra - C&C 115                                  Dartmouth Yacht Club, Dartmouth, N. S.      Brian Fitzgerald

•Life of Reilly II - Beneteau 423    Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, N.S.       Peter Blunden

•Little Marie - Beneteau 361            Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club, St. Peters, N.S.       Rex Dunn

•Morgan “D” - C&C 27 Mk.3                     Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney, N.S.       Dean Baldwin

•Nearmiss Again - Beneteau 361     Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club, St. Peters, N.S.       Gerry MacDonnell

•Nieve - C&C 30 Mk2                                  Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney, N.S.       John Anderson

•Oban - Beneteau 37                                                    Pictou Yacht Club, Pictou, N.S.       John Fraser

•Osprey - Beneteau First 305                                 Armdale Yacht Club, Halifax, N.S.       Todd MacEachern

•Ou-La-La - Beneteau 473 TM      Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, N.S.       Michael Oulahen

•Outrageous - US 30                                   Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney, N.S.       Thomas Hastie

•Patience - Nonsuch 30                                Chester Yacht Club (CYC), Chester, N.S.        Bruce Flinn

•Petrel - Paceship P 32/28                                       Dobson Yacht Club, Sydney, N.S.        Sandy MacNeill

•Prospector - C&C 99              Barrachois Harbour Yacht Club, Tatamagouche, N.S.       Andy Shand

•Reggae - Beneteau First 40.7       Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, N.S.       David Stanfield         

•Salazar - C&C 37/40 XL                                            Dobson Yacht Club, Sydney, N.S.        Ken Heaton

•Sniper - Kirby 30 (modified)                      Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney, N.S.        John Astephen                      

•Son of a Preacher Man - Hunter 38 Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club, St. Peters, N.S.      Dale Hicks 

•Tempest - J/29                                              Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney, N.S.     Michael Johnson

•Windermere - Catalina 30                         Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney, N.S.       Paul MacKenzie

•Zimaz - 42ft Custom Sloop                             Hubbards Sailing Club, Hubbards, N.S.      Iain Tulloch