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Canadian Volkssport Federation

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            APRIL 2018                  

 

April 01
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Lake Charles Trail
Start Point: Shubie Park Camp Ground Parking Lot, 30 John Benton Dr., Dartmouth  B2X 2V1
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lily Conrod / Lionel Conrod   902-466-4421    benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking at road edges.

 

April 07
BEAUMONT,  AB  
Start Point: Beaumont Aqua-Fit Centre, 5001 Rue Eaglemont, Beaumont  T4X 0H9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Alda Watchorn / Louise   780-361-5530 / 780-352-2122  
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton exit Anthony Henday Dr. at 50 St. Turn left onto 50 St. and follow to Beaumont. Turn right on 50 Ave. Centre is located on corner of 50 Ave. and Rue Eaglemont (access from both roads). From QE2, go east on Hwy 625 to Beaumont. Turn left onto Regional Rd 243. Turn right onto 50 St. Turn left at Rue Eaglement.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Paved trails around lakes and parks.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

April 07
ÎLE D'ORLÉANS,  QC   Cabane à sucre
Start Point: , île d'Orléans 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration à confirmer - à confirmer
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Lucie Lambert   418-828-0083   volknord@videotron.ca  
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

April 07
MEDICINE HAT,  AB  
Start Point: Tourist Centre, 8 Gehring Rd. SW, Medicine Hat  T1B 4W1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1A    Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Dan Weatherbee   403-526-8104   dweather@memlane.com  
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Trans Canada Hwy, exit at College Ave / Southridge Dr. Take Southridge Dr. south to Gehring Rd. to Tourist Centre (near Saamis Teepee).
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly paved trails and sidewalks.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community

 

April 07
VICTORIA,  BC   WalkFest
Start Point: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd, Victoria  V8N 1W4
Distances: 5, 10, 12   Difficulty: 1B / 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Beverley Cattrall   250-598-4316   bevpor@telus.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From downtown Victoria take Fort St which will change to Cadboro Bay Rd. Follow past Sinclair Rd to Arbutus Rd & turn left. Church is on the left.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through quiet roads & trails of Ten Mile Point area. Potluck lunch follows the walk.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

April 07
ROSEMÈRE,  QC   Rosemère
Start Point: stationnement de la bibliothèque, 339, chemin de la Grande Côte, Rosemère  J7A 1K2

Distances: 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration: 9:30 - 10:00

Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St.-Eustache   Suzanne Paquette   450-430-4623   jdesrosiers25@videotron.ca

April 08
COQUITLAM,  BC   Hoy Creek
Start Point: Eagle Ridge Field - Parking Lot, 2600 block Runnel Dr, Coquitlam  V3E 1S3
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Susan & Gord Malcolm   604-421-7228   susan_malcolm@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Barnet Hwy, North on Falcon Dr; turn East (Right) on Runnel Dr a short distance to Eagle Ridge Field.  Parking Lot on Left.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk is on well maintained forest trails that connect neighbourhood parks to the natural environment & the life cycle of the Coho Salmon at the Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Trans-Canada Trail, Trans-Canada Trail & Pavilion, Community

 

April 08
EAST LAWRENCETOWN,  NS   Atlantic View Trail
Start Point: 4348 NS-Hwy-207, Lawrencetown Beach Prov. Pk. Info Centre, East Lawrencetown  B2Z 1P8
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Darcy Noble   902-435-6683   darcynoble@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking at area on off ramp. 44.593065,-64.178892

 

April 08
WINNIPEG,  MB   Tuxedo
Start Point: Tuxedo Park Shopping Centre, 2071 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg  R3P 2G9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Windy City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Terry Fulton   204-453-2905   tvful@shaw.ca

 

April 14
LAVAL,  QC   centre de la nature
Start Point: centre de la nature, 901, avenue du parc Laval, Laval  H7E 2T7
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration: 9:30 - 10:00
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St.-Eustache   Johanne Desrosiers   450-430-4829   jdesrosiers25@videotron.ca

April 15
QUÉBEC,  QC   Les femmes célèbres
Start Point: Collège Mérici, 755, Grande-Allée ouest, Québec  G1S 1C1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Louise Michaud   418-847-3036   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

April 15
RICHMOND,  BC  
Start Point: Starbucks Coffee, 11688 Steveston Hwy, Richmond  V7A 1N6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club   Tish Sladden   604-505-0319   vancouverventurers@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Start point is at No. 5 Rd in Ironwood Plaza. By car: From Hwy 99, take Exit 32 and go west on Steveston Hwy. Left on No. 5 Rd and immediately right into parking lot. By transit: Canada Line to Richmond-Brighouse Station. From Bay #7 on No. 3 Rd, bus #403 (Three Road) to bus stop east of No. 5 Rd on Steveston Hwy.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Pleasant walk beside Fraser River and past Finn Slough.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges

 

April 15
WELLINGTON,  NS   Grand Lake Trail
Start Point: 9 Sunnylea Rd, Wellington, 9 Sunnylea Rd, Wellington, Wellington  B2T 1A2
Distances: 6, 12   Difficulty: 2B/3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Stephen Bloom   902-423-0760   sbloom@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Campground Parking Lot

 

April 21
CHILLIWACK,  BC   Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Start Point: Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, 5200 Sumas Prairie Rd, Chilliwack  V2R 4L4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Dale Challice   604-866-8077   dale_challice@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy #1, exit 104, No 3 Rd, follow signs for Cultus Lake/E Yarrow Rd & merge onto No 3 Rd; Right on Tolmie Rd; Left on No 3 Rd; Left on Boundary Rd; Right on Keith Wilson Rd; Right on Sumas Prairie Rd.  OR  From Hwy #1 take exit 109 (Yale Rd); Right on Sumas Prairie Rd & follow to end.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Located on the un-dyked flood plains of the Vedder River, enjoy the beautiful walking trails & view the large breeding colony of the Great Blue Heron.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

April 21
METCHOSIN,  BC   Matheson Lake
Start Point: Matheson Lake Park, Matheson Lake Park Rd, Metchosin  V9C 4G9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Sandy Malcolm   250-812-0303   cragybeach_125@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 1 take exit 10. Turn Left on Metchosin Road; turn Right on Happy Valley Roa; turn Left on Rocky Point Road; turn Right on Matheson Lake Road. Proceed to parking lot at end of road.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk is all on trails in Matheson Lake Park & Roche Cove Regional Park.

 

April 21
ST. ALBERT,  AB   AGM and Potluck
Start Point: St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Dr., St. Albert  T8N 5H6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 14:00 - 14:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033   walksalot2@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, go north on Hwy 2 (St. Albert Trail) to St. Albert .  Turn left on  Green Grove Dr.  United Church is on the left
WALK DESCRIPTION: Streets and trails of St. Albert. Walk followed by potluck and AGM.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community

 

April 21
PRÉVOST,  QC   Prévost
Start Point: Gare de Prévost, 1272, de la Traverse, Prévost  J0R 1T0
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration: 9:30 - 10:00
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St.-Eustache   Daniel Toutant   450-434-9964   jdesrosiers25@videotron.ca

April 22
EAST RIVER,  NS   East River Falls
Start Point: Shoulder of Hwy 103, Exit 7 ramp, Nova Scotia Hwy 103, Exit 7, East River  B0J 3A0
Distances: 7, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lionel Conrod / Jim Hoyle   902-466-4421 / 902-469-2690   benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 3 off Hwy 101 and over the overpass. 44.840778,-63.805657

 

April 22
LEITCHES CREEK/NORTH SYDNEY,  NS   Leittches Creek/Johnson Lake Trails
Start Point: Johnson Lake, Exit 3 Hwy 125 and Hwy 223, Leitches Creek/North Sydney  B2A 3Z1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Carmel Coffin, Judy Lorway   902-567-0017   bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Sydney follow Hwy 125 to Exit 3 and Hwy 223. SP is located at the car-pool and trail parking area. Do not block the driveway!
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk will take place on an abandoned railway and continue to Johnson Lake.

 

April 22
QUÉBEC,  QC   Prison du Morrin College
Start Point: Collège Mérici, 755, Grande-Allée ouest, Québec  G1S 1C1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Édouard Collister   418-648-9786   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

April 27
WOLFVILLE,  NS   Wolfville Town Parks
Start Point: Robie Tufts Memorial,  Wolfville, 117 Front St., Wolfville  B4P 1A4
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Philip Longmire   902 678 8278   theillsleys@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Front Street Parking Lot, downtown Wolfville - take exit 10 or 11 Highway 101
WALK DESCRIPTION: walk through the streets and woodlands of Wolfville

 

April 28
COMOX,  BC   VABC Walk & AGM
Start Point: d'Esterre Seniors' Centre, 1801 Beaufort Ave, Comox  V9M 1R9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Volkssport Association of British Columbia   Peggy MacMillan / Brenda Dudfield   250-941-3656 / 604-584-1900   cgwvolks@shaw.ca / vabc@volkssportingbc.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #19, North, take Comox Valley Pkwy; Left on Hwy #19A; Right @ 17th St Bridge, crossing Courtenay River; Right on Comox Rd; Right on Ellis Rd; Left on Beaufort Ave; Entrance to the Senior Centre is just past Wilcox St. Parking is available across the street from the Senior Centre as well as in Marina Park or the Town Hall parking lots, both off Wilcox St.
WALK DESCRIPTION: The Club hopes you will join them to check out the 5k or 10k walks before the VABC meeting. Come enjoy the mountain scenery, the beautiful views of Comox Harbour, stroll on trails through our parks, the streets of Comox & along side babbling brooks while watching for spring wildflowers. These walks showcase some of the Club's favourite walking areas. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Lunch & the AGM will follow at d'Esterre Seniors' Centre.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

April 28
KENTVILLE,  NS   Kentville Ravine
Start Point: Exit 12 101, New Minas, CarPool Parking Lot, Exit 12 highway 101, New Minas, Kentville 
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Debbie White   902-538-8282   theillsleys@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 12 off HWY 101 New Minas Car Pool Parling Lot on Prospect Rd
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through woodland Ravine

 

April 28
PERTH,  ON   Festival of Maples
Start Point: Cafe Bean, 1 Sherbrooke St E, Perth  K7H 1A1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332   sassyg@rogers.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Picnic Shelter

 

April 28
RED DEER,  AB   VAA President's Walk
Start Point: Baymont Inn and Suites, 4311 49 Ave., Red Deer  T4N 5Y7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Volkssport Association of Alberta   Glenda Palmer   780-982-8971   glendafpalmer@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy. 2, exit #401 into Red Deer. Continue east on 67 St. to Taylor Dr. Turn right to 43 St. Left turn to 49 Ave. Turn left and Baymont Inn will be on right.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Through Barrett and Coronation Parks, along the Red Deer River and residential streets of Red Deer.

 

April 28
RED DEER,  AB  
Start Point: Baymont Inn & Suites, 4311 49th Ave, Red Deer  T4N 5Y7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:00 - 13:30
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Betty Jaap   403-340-1663   vwcaclub@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2 take Exit 401 into Red Deer, continue east on 67 Street to Taylor Drive, right turn. Continue to 43 Street, left turn and continue to Spruce Drive, left turn then immediately left turn into parking lot at Baymont Inn & Suites.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk on natural trails in wooded area around Rotary Park & residential area.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

April 29
HALIFAX,  NS   MacIntosh Run
Start Point: South Centre Mall, 16 Dentith Road, Halifax  B2R 2K8
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Sandy Hickey   902-466-3816   sandyhickey@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: South Centre Mall is located at Herring Cove Road at Dentith Rd.

 

 April 29
WINDSOR,  NS   Long Pond, Windsor
Start Point: Central Building Supplies, Fort Edward Mall, 42 Empire Lane , Windsor  B0N 2T0
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sue Banks   902-472-2261   theillsleys@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Central Building Supplies parking Lot, Exit 5 off Hwy 101 to Fort Edward mall, 50 Empire Lane
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through town and parks, see the birthplace of hockey

 

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