Music & Culture

In Cape Breton, music is our culture, and culture is our music. At Cabot Shores, you’ll be surrounded by both. For instance, every Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7:30pm, you can join in a Ceilidh at St. Ann’s United Church (just minutes away) hosted by the fantastic fiddler, David Paprizian. You can also see him playing in the local group, Rocky Shores.
Cabot Shores has become a hub for music along the Cabot Trail, with notable musicians like Buddy MacDonald and Jennifer Roland and of course, Rocky Shores, taking the stage. Young and talented newcomers like Rosie Mackenzie and Johnny […]

Sydney’s Margie MacVicar Quoted in CBC News on Breast Cancer Retreat

Margie MacVicar is a grandmother, retired entrepreneur, and member of the Cape Breastoners, a group of Breast Cancer Survivors, and a hero of ours…
It is not just her ability to adapt and survive, it is her spirit of adventure and of generosity.
You see, we set about organizing a Breast Cancer Retreat with Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia, a group based in Halifax and admirably serving all of Nova Scotia, with yearly retreats on mainland Nova Scotia.
The idea of the Cape Breton Retreat was and is to involve Cape Breton breast cancer survivors in a retreat that didn’t require them to […]

Breast Cancer Action Retreat (Nova Scotians Celebrate at Cabot Shores)

A group of eleven vivacious breast cancer survivors and their supporters participated in the first annual Breast Cancer Retreat at Cabot Shores. The retreat was sponsored by BCANS, Cabot Shores and the Good Health Festival Society of Cape Breton Island.
These women knew how to have fun! and how to stretch their limits (i.e. hiking much longer than they thought they could or participating in a night walk in spite of anxieties of all sorts).
Cape Breton women from the Cape Brestoners’ Dragon Boat group easily mingled with city women from Halifax, created good cheer around the dinner table and the bonfire, […]

Firewalking for Breast Cancer Action, Nova Scotia

Cabot Shores and Firedance present…
Firewalking with Spirit
Conducted by Paul & Barbara Weinberg,   Sundoor Certified Firewalk
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
7pm  rain or shine
The firewalk is one of the oldest and most widely spread rituals in the world. It is an
ancient ceremony of empowerment, connection and an unforgettable example of human
Connect in circle – Set your intention and allow the fire to energize it. The evening
concludes with an optional walk across the coals. Whether you choose to walk across
the hot coal or not, you will be touched by this inspiring ritual.
$50 Suggested donation  – proceeds to THE HEALTH FESTIVAL SOCIETY (to  benefit
Breast […]

Good Health Festival Becomes Society (raising money for Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia)

Now it’s official.    The Good Health Festival is now a registered and incorporated Canadian Society, and the first Good Health Festival was a stunning success.   The Good Health Festival took place at Cabot Shores on the weekend of July 8th-10th, with enthusiastic folks from Cape Breton to Quebec, Ontario and even Perth, Australia.   Live music …

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Good Health Festival

On the weekend of August 26th-28th, Cabot Shores will be hosting the second Good Health Festival weekend, a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Action NS (BCANS). The festival aims to promote well-being through adventures, exercise and education. The monies raised will be used to fund a retreat for survivors of and women with breast cancer at …

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