Taste of Winter 2018

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CBRM's Taste of Winter aims to pack fun and activity into the winter months. Join us for a snowshoe, a movie, a song, or one of over 40 activities taking place through January, February, and March throughout the CBRM.

Taste of Winter Outdoor Rink

IMG 0432Thank you for your support of the Taste of Winter Outdoor Rink. We have been excited to watch hundreds of you take to the ice with your friends and families for the last six weeks. In order to evaluate this pilot project, we are asking anyone who used the rink click here and participate in the short survey. This will allow us to properly take your feedback into account as we move forward.

NS Heritage Day
• February 19, 2018

IMG 9557 croppedNova Scotia Heritage Day 2018 honours Mona Louise Parsons, a Middleton NS native and member of the World War II Dutch resistance who was the only Canadian woman imprisoned by the Germans.

Spend Nova Scotia Heritage Day weekend with us as we help you have fun and come together. Taste of Winter: Movie Night comes to Undercurrent in Glace Bay at 6:30pm on Saturday, February 17th. On Monday, February 19th, join us for free skates at the Sydney Mines Rink at 10am and the Dominion Rink at 12:30pm, or hit the ice with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at Centre 200 following their 1st annual Skills Challenge at 2pm. Finish off your day on the lanes with a free bowl at the Town Lanes in Glace Bay at 3pm.

March Break Staycation
• March 10-18, 2018

TOW 1No need to travel this March Break, Taste of Winter has activities and events galore right here at home. With active living, indoor and outdoor fun, and some magical events, the young and the young at heart will have many options with which to occupy their time. See calendar for activities, dates, and times.

William Prince & Digging Roots

William Prince Photo 2GalleryWilliam Prince is storytelling singer-songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps cliches to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on stage. 2017 has been good to William; he's been called "Canada's next big songwriter", he's won the 2017 Juno for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, and he's spent the summer performing at a dozen or more folk festivals all across Canada inclduing the CBC Music Festival.

Digging Roots is a Juno Award winning rock and blues group built around husband and wife duo Raven Kanetakta and ShoShona Kish. The pair has built their sound on a unique musical marriage of unvarnished truth and unconditional love; opening fire on hate, oppression, and violence. Their newest song, AK-47, is about peace and courage and the idea that its time to change the whole paradigm. Stop the violence, against each other, ourselves, against the land. There’s an Anishinaabe word in the chant at the end of the song that distills it all:'Nizoogide’e'. It means “My heart is a stronghold.'

Taste of Winter is happy to present William Prince and Digging Roots together on Friday, March 9th at the Sarah Denny Cultural Centre in Eskasoni. Free admission, 6pm.


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Comfort Food Bucket List

Gnocchi BologneseWe all know the CBRM has some of the best chefs and eateries in the entire world. Whether you're in North Sydney, Louisbourg, Glace Bay, or in between, there's always a special something that can fill that hunger void.

Black Spoon Bistro
320 Commercial St, North Sydney
Seafood Chowder with Poppy Seed Baguette - Creamy chowder with loads of Maritime shellfish; scallops, shrimp, mussels, and lobster • $7.50 cup/$15 bowl

Flavor on the Water
60 Esplanade, Sydney
Gnocci Rosso - served in a hearty tenderloin bolognese sauce with garlic toast • $25

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
424 Charlotte St, Sydney
Guinness Irish Stew - Hand cut sirloin, hardy vegetables & rich gravy served with homemade Irish soda bread • $16.50

The Olive Tree Bistro
137 Victoria Rd, Sydney
Spanish Fish and Sausage Pot Pie - Haddock, cod, chorizo sausage, red onions, bell peppers, plum tomatoes simmered in a smoked paprika tomato jus; topped with garlic mash, maple peppered smoked salmon and spanish manchego cheese. Served with grilled mediterranean sundried tomato pesto and basil bread.

Talo Cafebar
195 Commercial St, Glace Bay
Beef Stew with Root Vegetables - beef stew with carrots, parsnips, turnip, and potato finished with a pasty topping • $14

If you are a Cape Breton eatery, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your best comfort food to get added to the bucket list.