Cape Breton

Step Dancing and Celtic Fiddling in Flip Flops on Cape Breton with Brenda Stubbert & Cheye

October 14, 2012
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Fiddler Cheye From Colorado Joins The Ceilidh at St. Ann’s
Do you admire those people who bar no limits to life’s journeys and expectations?  We often go to Ceilidhs (concerts/dancing) at the St. Ann’s United Church…and we meet musicians there who have that daring and one of them was a 16 year old named Cheye.
 
Imagine this  16 year old from Colorado showing up at a traditional Nova Scotia concert and dance gathering (called a ceilidh in Gaelic), going up on stage and taking charge of the fiddle with a world class fiddler- a Celtic Music icon who is pushing 6 foot [...]

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Film “Mysterious Ruins: Cape Breton” ( Cabot Shores Home Base for Filmmakers)

April 8, 2012
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Did the Chinese actually explore Cape Breton before John Cabot & the Europeans?
A documentary film crew stayed 4x at Cabot Shores over the last 3 years
and now the film “Mysterious Ruins: Cape Breton” is shown of on the history channel at history. The one hour documentary wasreplayed most recently on March 29th.  Best scheduling is followed on history.ca.

In the film you’ll see the helicopter take off from Cabot Shores–and land along a path leading to our apple orchard. The film helicopter then heads over Church Pond to Kelly’s Mt. and Cape Dauphin. Some of you have been near there when [...]

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Director of “Mysterious Ruins: Cape Breton” Reviews Cabot Shores

April 7, 2012
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Peter Findlay’s Review
 
 
“Thanks, Dr. Paul. What a treat to have your gorgeous retreat as the base for our filming (of “Mysterious Ruins: Cape Breton:”).
Not only is it a spectacular setting and a home away from home, but it also allowed own team our own little headquarters and clubhouse.
If only every shoot was so much fun! (Peter Findlay: Toronto, Ontario)”
 
And a trailer from Mysterious Ruins” on the History Television of Canada, produced by Ellis.

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Gampo Abbey: Tibetan Shambhala Buddhist Monastery located in Nova Scotia

Gampo Abby near Pleasant Bay January 5, 2012

Gampo Abbey is the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners. Founded in 1984 by renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, it is located near Pleasant Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Approximately 30 monastics, both men and women, live in community and practice traditional monastic discipline under the guidance of the Abbot, Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche and principal teacher Acharya Pema Chodron.
Life at the Abbey for the monastics is inspired by the view and practice intended to wake oneself up fully, to help others to also wake up, and to create an enlightened society.
If you are [...]

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Strathspey Place Performing Arts Centre in Cape Breton

January 4, 2012
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The emergence of Celtic music on the world stage has led to a focus on Inverness County, Cape Breton as a major repository of pure Scottish culture. Acadian and First Nations communities complement and enrich traditional Cape Breton Island music, dance, and folklore.
The need to preserve and promote this unique and diverse cultural heritage brought community groups together to envision a facility which would be appropriate for the performance, production, and training requirements of the region. The result is Strathspey Place, located at the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic & Cultural Centre along with Dalbrae Academy.
Strathspey Place is located on [...]

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Cape Breton Fourchu Lobster Covered in Wall Street Journal

August 11, 2011
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Cape Breton Lobster Considered Culinary Delicacy   The Wall Street Journal has an article and video about the Cape Breton “Fourchu” lobster.  It is considered a culinary delicacy because it comes from cold northern waters and has a high yield and sweet flavour.   Fourchu is a fishing community in Richmond County, very small, but […]

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Lobster Fishing in Cape Breton

February 21, 2011

(Written by Dr. Paul)

Many of us enjoy a good lobster dinner, and travel to coastal spots like Cape Breton and Maine  for the authentic experience. I live on Cape Breton Island where there is an abundance of fresh lobster. First day of the season, around Mid May of last year, I asked my local distributor and neighbor, Merrill MacInnis, the difference between “Canners and Market Lobster”. His answer helped me understand the history of lobster fishing on Cape Breton Island and which lobster to order.
Merrill  has deep family roots in the lobster business, fishing for over 80 years off the [...]

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