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2019 Canadian Homeschool Conference Feb 6-11

The 2019 Canadian Homeschool Conference starts this Wednesday! It is a six-day online event featuring knowledgeable speakers, a vendor hall, opportunities to interact with other attendees, fun, and giveaways! The best part is that you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home (or pay for gas or other travel expenses). It is free to attend live. Plus you can grab a lifetime pass so you don’t miss a thing.

Speakers and Sessions

The 2019 Canadian Homeschool Conference features a variety of speakers, from homeschooling moms to business owners and organizations in the homeschool and education realm. Speakers include Lisa Marie Fletcher (The Canadian Homeschooler), Kathleen Cotter Lawler (RightStart Math), Dr. Lisa Roman-Dwyer (Social Worker and Therapist), and more! There are sessions for parents, youth, and kids – something for the whole family! Sessions include topics such as teaching kids to cook, special needs, unschooling, Google maps (for kids), story writing (for youth), and more.

Vendor Hall

Visit with some of your favourite homeschooling vendors and learn about some fantastic new ones in the vendor hall! Check out The Learning House, Usborne Books, HSLDA, Tree of Life, Crayola Teachers and more! You’ll get a goodie bag from the vendors full of coupons and special offers!

Don’t Miss Out

Don’t miss this amazing conference. Register for the 2019 Canadian Homeschool Conference now! Choose free Live Conference Access for access until February 12th. OR banish the fear of missing out and get Lifetime Access for only $35 for the whole family.

Get Live Conference Access or Lifetime Access here. See you at the conference! I’m looking forward to it!

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2017 Cape Breton Summer Camps

Looking for 2017 Cape Breton Summer camps and activities to enrich your child’s summer? Check out what’s happening across the island!

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2017 Cape Breton Summer Camps


Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Creativity and Craft Camps
These camps will be based on creativity and how important it is to express yourself and let your own true colour shine through. They will also include lessons on the importance of the arts, learning, positive attitudes and the environment.
July 10 – July 14, ages 6-8
July 17 – July 21, ages 9-10
July 24 – July 28, ages 6-8
August 8 – August 11, ages 11-13
Half day weekly fee $75 – morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1-4pm); $65 for additional siblings
Full day weekly fee $120 (9am-4pm);$110 for additional sibling
*Week of August 8 is $56 half day or $96 full day
Pre-registration is required. Register in person or by phone with credit card payment by calling Amy at 902 539 7491 ext 116.

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps
Registration: June 17, 10:00am – 2:00pm
New Dawn CSI (former Holy Angels School, 37 Nepean St.)
July 3-7, 10am – 3pm, ages 9 – 12: Theme Play
Students will collectively create a play on a chosen theme. The class will be guided by Brian Gallivan through the process of selecting a theme, writing a script, casting players, staging rehearsals, and performing on the last day.
Acting Adventures (July 24-28, 10am – 3pm)
ages 9 and under
Instructor: Maggie Musgrave ([email protected])
A week of games, crafts, and story-telling. Fun-filled and good for both new and returning students.
Scenes with Dialect (July 10-14, 10am – 3pm)
ages 13 – 15
Instructor: Brian Gallivan ([email protected])
Explore the fun of playing a character with a foreign dialect. This class experience will dramatically improve each student’s ability to enhance a role. Various short scenes will be performed on last day of camp. (students will be required to do some memory work)
Super Fun Drama Time Yeah (July 17 – 21, 10am – 3pm)
age 15+
Instructor: James FW Thompson ([email protected])
Fun theatre that spans the ages and generations but now for teens! Games, activities, improv, scene creation, everything! For experienced and new students! Super fun time, yeah!
Fee for each camp is $150 (with family discounts available!) and must be fully paid prior to starting class. For more information, or for early registration, please email the specific instructor for the camp.

Fortress of Louisbourg
The Fortress holds three camp-style programs for youth every summer. Must be a member – family membership is only $15 and you can buy a membership and register for programs online.
Children’s Program for ages 5-12. 5 days. Approx. $75
Dress up in 18th century clothing, eat period snacks, play period games, and more.
Youth Apprenticeship for ages 13-16. 5 days. Approx. $75
Must have completed one year in the Children’s Program. Dress in 18th century clothing and choose from a Servant’s Life (includes 2 or more activities: cooking, laundry, garden work, cleaning, domestic crafts and serving, a Labour’s Life (includes 2 or more activities: forge, boat building, garden work, military, stacking/chopping wood and bakery), a Lady’s Life includes 1 activity: bobbin lace making (take away book mark), sewing a lingerie cap (take away cap), or embroidering (take away handkerchief), or a Drummer’s Life (drumming).
Youth Fife and Drum Program for ages 12-16 with some experience playing the drum, fife, or flute. Audition required. Please note: must have attended the winter drumming sessions.

Savoy “Got Glee?” Summer Musical Theatre Program
Glace Bay
Canadian Kids Rock! Ages 9-18; $350
July 4 – 14 9am-4pm, with Friday the 14th only 12 pm to Show Time
Directed by Gayle Lahey & Todd Marsh. Exposes students to modern music, movement, and acting! Students will also be rehearsing and preparing for a live musical theatre performance which will take place on the main stage of the Savoy Theatre on July 14th! Call 902-842-1577 to register.


ACAP Cape Breton
Holds Eco Kids Day Camps every summer. Watch the website above for more info. or email [email protected]

IslandWise Science Camp for Girls
Sydney – CBU
Ages 7-12; July 10-14, 9am-4pm
Free full day camp with a focus on applied sciences.
Only 30 spaces available – first come first served. Contact [email protected] or [email protected], 902-549-3110.


Capers Basketball Camps
Coaches will utilize personal demonstration, individual instruction, half court and full court games and drills to allow the campers to get the best possible basketball experience.
GIRLS (grade 6+): July 10-14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $250
BOYS (grade 6+): July 17-21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $250
BOYS & GIRLS MINI (grade 5 and below): July 24-28, 9:00 am-1:00pm, $150
Call CBU Athletics at 563-1277 or 563-1143.

Dream Stables Horse Camp
49 Oyster Cove Road, Main-A-Dieu
Details TBA

Redwood Stables
1806 Coxheath Road
Horseback riding – for more information contact Mona
[email protected]

ZombieProof Martial Arts
Ages 5-14, $25 per day
Fun, games, education, martial arts.
Call (or text Summer Camp): 902-371-3969


Camp Bretondean
965 Hillside Road, Albert Bridge
An ecumanical overnight camp for children aged 6 – 14.
July 17 – 21, 2017; $200 with sibling and bring a friend discounts available.
See Facebook page link above, call camp registrar Betty Mansfield 902-794-3198, or register online.

Camp MacLeod
2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge
Camp Registrar: 733-2560 (after June 24: 562-1085)
All camps are $135, and for additional children $110, $70 for Novice Camp
Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) July 3-9
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 10-16
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 17-23
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) July 24-30
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 31-August 3
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 7-13
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 14-20
Intermediate Co-Ed #3 (ages 12-14) August 21-27

Cape Breton Bible Camp
July 2-7 – Adventure Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 9-13 – Discovery Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
July 16-21 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $250
July 23-28 – Skills Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 30-Aug 3 – Explorer Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
Aug 6-11 – Senior Teen (15-18 yrs) – $250
Sep 30-Oct 2 – Teen Retreat (13-18 yrs) – $75
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

French Language Camp
June 23-29, ages 11-14 Canadian Parents for French
Sydney Camp at Camp MacLeod, Albert Bridge
Tap the link above for more information and to register.

Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts
Stay overnight, or choose a day camp instead – everything from the Gaelic language to Highland dance, music, and weaving offered.
Ages 5 – adult


CBU Camps
Various Camps throughout the summer for ages 4-12. Click on image to see full poster or click the link above for more information.
2017 cape Breton summer camps

Edventure Cape Breton Camp
A fun, educational day camp at Cape Breton University. Early bird prices available until end of day (midnight) June 30th for $135.
Aug 14- 18 Learning through Nature: Earth & Fire
Aug 21 – 25 Learning through Art: Air
Aug 28 – Sept 1 Learning through Drama: Water
Contact at the Facebook page link above or email [email protected] for more information.

Highland Village Programs
Wednesdays: Laithean Sona/Happy Days Chidren’s Living History Program
Take part in this special living-history program for children and get a sense of what life was like for Gaels in those days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, games, language, and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 8-12 only. 10 am to 4 pm. $45 per child. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 13% HST included.
Thursdays – Na Deugairean/ The Teenagers Living History Program for Youth
Partake in this special living-history program for teens and get a sense of the responsibilities and the lifestyles of young Gaels in days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, language and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 13-17. 10 am to 4 pm. $45 per child. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 13% HST included.
Fridays – Spors/Fun Gaelic Games for Kids
Join us for a morning of interactive games that focus on language, song, dance and other aspects of Scottish heritage. Gaelic games such as Tunnag Tunnag Geadh, Duck Duck Goose, center on basic Gaelic vocabulary and phrases which are incorporated into fun and engaging games for children. Spors is for children aged 5-10. 10 am to 12 pm. Free admission.

Super Summer Day Camp
Sydney Curling Club
Ages 5-10, July 4 – September 1, $140 per week

Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp
New Dawn Innovation Centre (former Holy Angels)
July 31-August 4th; Register before July 24th – click poster below for more information.

**Do you know about a Cape Breton summer camp or activity? Let me know and I’ll post it here!**

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Canadian Online Homeschool Conference AND Giveaway!

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The Canadian Online Homeschool Conference

**This event and giveaway are over. Did you miss it? No worries, you can get an All Access Pass with lifetime access to all the recordings HERE.**

The Canadian Online Homeschool Conference starts Friday! It is a five-day virtual event featuring knowledgeable speakers, a vendor hall, opportunities to interact with other attendees, fun, and giveaways! All without leaving the comfort of your own home (or paying for gas or other travel expenses). It is free to attend live (with the option to buy a complete access pass after it ends). I am excited to be a part of it!

Speakers and Sessions

This conference features a variety of speakers, from homeschooling moms to owners of businesses you’ll want to hear from. Speakers include Lisa Marie Fletcher (the host of the conference), Donna Ward, Louise House, Bev Rempel and me! Sessions include topics such as getting started, homeschool methods, all ages and stages including high school, subjects such as math and reading, and more.

Homeschool Community

Chats. Parties. Prizes. Used Book Buy & Sell. Connect with other homeschoolers and help create an environment of community and fun during this conference.

Vendor Hall

Visit with some of your favourite homeschooling vendors and learn about some fantastic new ones in the vendor hall!

Don’t miss this amazing event. Register now, free!


And now for the giveaway! One of my lucky readers will win an all access pass, which means lifetime access to ALL the recordings from this event! A $97 value!

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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends at midnight Atlantic Time on Friday, February 10th. Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

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Are You a Shutterbug Like Me? Ultimate Photography Bundle

***This Bundle Offer has Ended. Stay Tuned for More in the Coming Months!***

Are You a Shutterbug Like Me?

Are you a shutterbug like me? I always have a camera or iPhone in hand ready to catch that beautiful sunset … the otherwise unbelievable amount of snow … my children’s beautiful smiles … I don’t want to forget any of it!

It’s SO important to be able to savour it all and relish the moments AND THEN to be able to look back and relish those moments all over again. I always derive pleasure from it – especially photos of family vacations in sunny Florida while we’re enduring the dead of winter! Our kids enjoy remembering our family history together with us.

That’s where photos come in. It’s so easy to get snap-happy these days. Remember when we had to carry around large, heavy camers? Now we just reach into our pockets for our smartphones or mini-cameras and start clicking away. And no worrying about running out of film!

If you’re a shutterbug like me, dreaming of an expensive DSLR camera you can’t afford, the problem is that the photos never seem good enough! Your cheap camera takes so long between photos that you miss your daughter’s split leap at her dance recital! You think you got the perfect shot of your child blowing out the candles, but all you’ve managed to capture is … a blur.

The Ultimate Photography Bundle

If you can relate, I have good news for you! My friends at Ultimate Bundles have put together an incredible product to help with your photography woes, and mine. It’s called The Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle (Beginner’s Edition), and it contains a curated collection of ebooks and video training guides to help you become a better photographer.

All the resources have been provided by professional, world-renowned photographers who are experts in teaching others – even complete beginners. You won’t need to switch up to a more expensive camera to make full use of the bundle (even if you just use your iPhone for photographs), and you don’t need to neglect your family for weeks of training! You can learn everything in mother-sized chunks – whenever you have a spare moment. And when I do finally save up for the DSLR I’ve been dreaming of, there is a pair of great e-books in the bundle for DSLR newbies!

Click here to see the full range of ebooks and training courses included in The Ultimate Photography Bundle (Beginner’s Edition).

There’s even better news! Everything in the bundle has a combined total value of $555, but for this week only, The Ultimate Bundles Team is selling the entire bundle for just $37 – a discount of more than 90%! What’s more, they’re also throwing in a FREE copy of FX Photo Studio Pro software from MacPhun (which provides stunning filters and photography effects) worth $29.99! Wow!

Click here to buy The Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle (Beginner’s Edition) for just $37.

No blurriness, no exposure nightmares, no bad angles. Just perfect, happy memories to look forward to!

Love, Luck &


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Homeschool Informational Tea in Dartmouth, April 24th at 7pm

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Homeschool Informational Tea

Come join me for a Homeschool Informational Tea at the Alderney Gate Library, Dartmouth (Maxine Tynes Room) on Thursday, April 24th at 7pm!

Get all your questions answered, whether you’re a parent interested in homeschooling your children or a teen desiring to homeschool. Go home with some great resources to help you in your homeschool journey!

Hope to see you there!

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Get Homeschool Records and Transcript Help!

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Get Your Homeschool Records Done!

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar is having a very special party in just a few days! Don’t miss the Bunny Slippers Transcript & Course Description Pajama Party on April 8th! It is an all evening event that will allow you to get your high school homeschool records in order. Get those dreaded homeschool transcripts and course descriptions finished in JUST ONE EVENING!

Mark your calendar now! Lee will be sharing the secrets to creating comprehensive homeschool records that will open doors to college or university admission and big scholarships! Your purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution will unlock the door to an amazing evening of expert training that will put the burden of creating transcripts and course descriptions in your rear view mirror!

Wondering how this works? Here is the schedule for the day!

5:00-6:30pm Atlantic (4-5:30pm ET): FREE LIVE Webinar, “Emergency Course Description Help”

When you purchase the Comprehensive Record Solution during the webinar, you will also receive the following FREE BONUSES:
* The Total Transcript Solution
* ALL Lee’s A la Carte Classes (a $300 value)
* $20 OFF the purchase price of the book, Setting the Records Straight
* PLUS access to The ‘One Hour Transcript’ Workshop webinar!

9:00-10:30pm Atlantic (8-9:30pm Eastern): LIVE Webinar, “The ‘One Hour Transcript’ Workshop” (for purchasers only)

Lee will give you tips and tricks to help you complete your transcript!

Can’t spend the whole evening with Lee? Don’t worry! You can still participate! You can hold your own party! Simply purchase The HomeScholar’s Comprehensive Record Solution on April 8th, using the special link below and you will automatically receive all the recorded webinars and resources provided for the live event. You’ll be able to do this on your OWN time, ANY TIME YOU WANT! Choose a day that is convenient for you, and simply hit the “PLAY” button on each recording!

Here is the link to use for your purchase on April 8th:

Grab your bunny slippers and reserve your seat now! Space is limited! You can register here:

Remember, the first event is FREE from 5:00-6:30pm. Register Now!

Hope to “see” you there!

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Homeschool Facebook Party Tonight at 9pm Atlantic Time!

Zeezok Publishing is holding a 10th Birthday Facebook Party Celebration tonight at 9pm Atlantic Time (8pm ET)! Freebies and prizes galore, from Currclick, Knowledge Quest, In the Hands of a Child, and more! Check out the Prize Page.

Hope to see you there!

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Urgent! Nova Scotia Homeschoolers Unite Wednesday Nov 21 – UPDATE

The Nova Scotia Department of Education is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, November 21st, regarding the Auditor General’s Report on homeschooling. (After much phoning of the DOE and MLA’s across Nova Scotia, we have discovered that no new legislation is being introduced at this time).

The Department of Education Building is at 2021 Brunswick Street, Halifax.  Dr. Lowe of the D.O.E. will meet with the public at 2 pm. At 2:15, the Auditor General‘s report will be posted to his website.  Please come out and be a part of this and gather with us afterwards to discuss any implications of the findings.  Join the event on Facebook. 

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Homeschool Blog Awards 2012: Vote Now!

The Wow! I just found out that the Homeschooling in Nova Scotia blog is a Homeschool Blog Awards 2012 Nominee!  I’m under the Best Homeschool Mom Blog category. If you enjoy my blog, please click on THIS LINK to vote for Homeschooling in Nova Scotia.  You can vote once per day (per device/computer) until November 16th.  While you’re there, you can browse all the other great blogs in the various categories and vote for them too.  Thanks for your support!

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