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            AUGUST 2017                  

 

August 01
EDMONTON,  AB   River & Ravine #11
Start Point: Starbucks Parking Lot, 961 James Mowatt Trail  T6W 1S4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   David Hall   780-951-2882  
davidhall@live.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trails and sidewalks along the banks of scenic Blackmud Creek.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From the Anthony Hendy, south on 111 St. to just past Ellerslie Rd. and left turn into parking lot of large strip mall.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, Bridges
 

August 02
OTTAWA,  ON  
Start Point: Montana’s South Keys, 2216 Bank St.   K1V 1J6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

August 05
ANMORE,  BC   Buntzen Lake
Start Point: South Beach Picnic Shelter, 3275 Sunnyside Rd  V3H 4Z2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Susan / Gord Malcolm   604-421-7228  
susan_malcolm@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Buntzen Lake Reservoir is one of the most popular recreation sites in the Lower Mainland. It has amazing views & hiking trails. It was formerly known as Lake Beautiful.DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Port Moody take IOCO Rd; continue straight on Heritage Mountain Blvd (follow signs to Buntzen Lake);  follow to end Right at Sunnyside Rd to entrance of park  - Note: parking lots are located 2km from entrance gate
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

August 05
LACOMBE COUNTY,  AB   Jarvis Bay
Start Point: Jarvis Bay Provincial Park Visitor Parking Lot, 338-364 Birchcliff Road  T4N 5E2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 10:00 - 10:30
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Sheila Klein   403-887-4474  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Natural area, Lake views, residential roads and paths. Weiner roast and potluck to follow (smokies and condiments supplied by VWCA) Email Sheila at vwcaclub@gmail.com fro more information. Washrooms along route.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 11 to Sylvan Lake. Right turn on Hwy 20. Travel north to Township Road 392. Turn left and continue a short distance. Left turn into Jarvis Bay Provincial Park. Visitor Parking lot is on the left.
 

August 05
OTTAWA,  ON   Walkfest
Start Point: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W  K1P 1J1
Distances: 5, 10, 21   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 10:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

August 05
REDCLIFF,  AB  
Start Point: Redcliff Riverview Golf Course, 700 Redcliff Way SE  T0J 2P0
Distances: 7, 11   Difficulty: 1A / 2B   Registration 07:30 - 08:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Paved trail, sidewalk and red shale.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Trans Canada Hwy east or west, take Redcliff Exit (Broadway), turn right into town and left on Mitchell Street.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

August 05
VAL-BÉLAIR,  QC   Marche et repas festif ($)
Start Point: Base de plein air la Découverte, 1560, rue de la Découverte  G3K 1W5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Serge Lacoste   418-843-3302  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche guidée et souper de groupe / Guided walk and group dinner
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Henri IV N, sortie ave. Industrielle O, touner Pie XI S, ave de la Montagne, rue de la Découverte
 

August 05
VICTORIA,  BC   Saanich Commonwealth Place
Start Point: Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr  V8Z 7K2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   George / Diane Copley   250-386-1279  
gcopley@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk on trails to Beaver Lake & on country roads.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Traveling from Victoria on Hwy 17, take Royal Oak exit; left on Royal Oak Ave; right on Elk Lake Dr.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

August 06
OTTAWA,  ON   Walkfest
Start Point: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W  K1P 1J1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 10:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

August 06
WAVERLEY,  NS   Charles MacDonald Sportspark Walk
Start Point: 1390 Cobequid Road  B2R 1M3
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Elaine Dawson / Karen Dawson   902-883-1364 / 902-883-1557  
emdlantz@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Travel up to parking area by ball field.
 

August 08
FORT SASKATCHEWAN,  AB   River & Ravine #12
Start Point: Turner Park, River Rd. and 104 St. 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
Volkssport Association of Alberta   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Streets and trails of the city, with lovely river views.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy.15 and 21, turn left (west) onto 101 St. Follow to end. Right turn on River Rd. Turner Park will be on the right.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Trans-Canada Trail, Community, Bridges
 

August 09
OTTAWA,  ON   Petrie Island Tour
Start Point: Royal Canadian Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Blvd.  K1C 1T1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Marion Boom   613-435-0568  
walking4fun2@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Petrie Island is well-known for its relatively pristine natural environment, diversity of species and two sandy beaches.
 

August 11
QC   Région de l'Outaouais
Start Point: Brochure
Distances:    Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 10:30 - 11:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Marc Payeur   418-843-3178  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Exclusif aux membres
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

August 12
COWICHAN VALLEY,  BC   Cobble Hill Mountain Recreation Area
Start Point: Quarry Nature Park parking lot, 3606 Empress Road  V0R 1L5
Distances: 5, 10    Difficulty: 2B / 3C     Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   David Cattrall   250-598-4316  
david.cattrall@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Explore the trails of this beautiful recreation area. The trails lead through a variety of forest ecosystems and feature several viewpoints that collectively offer a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria: West off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Hutchinson Road and right onto Shawnigan Lake/Cobble Hill Road, then immediate left onto Empress Avenue.
 

August 13
HALIFAX,  NS   Dingle Tower Walk
Start Point: John W. MacLeod Fleming Tower School, 159 Purcell's Cove Road  B3P 1B7
Distances: 11, 6   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Stephen Bloom / Lily Conrod   902-423-0760 / 902-466-4421  
sbloom@bellaliant.net
 

August 13
INVERNESS, BROAD COVE,  NS   Broad Cove Marsh Trail
Start Point: Broad Cove Marsh Road, 178 Broad Cove Marsh Road  B0E 1N0
Distances: 5, 10, 12   Difficulty: 2C   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Rollie Coombes   902-849-0747  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: A walk along the western coast of CB with ocean views and Wolfe Island Nature Reserve
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Inverness drive 3k north on Hwy 19 to Broad Cove Marsh Rd. CBIH signs will be posted at the intersection.
 

August 13
KINGSTON,  ON   King’s Town Trekkers Anniversary Event
Start Point: Holiday Inn, 2 Princess Street  K7L 1A2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 08:30 - 09:00
King's Town Trekkers Volkssport Club   George Grant   613-536-5785  
g.grant91@hotmail.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: BBQ Lunch afterward at the clubhouse at 700 Millwood Place, everyone welcome.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 401, take Exit 623 and follow towards Fort henry (Hwy 2). Turn right on Hwy 2, crossover the causeway and the Holiday Inn will be at 2 Princess St. (Left at the traffic lights). To get to the BBQ from Holiday Inn, turn left on Ontario St. to King St. E. and follow King St. all the way to Days Road. Turn right on Days Road and go to Bath Road. Turn left on Bath road to Vista Dr. Turn left on Vista Dr. Then take your first right (Millwood Dr) and go to 700 Millwood Dr.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Murals
 

August 13
VICTORIA,  BC   Lochside Park
Start Point: Lochside Park, 5300 - 5500 block of Lochside Dr  V8Y 2G7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   George / Diane Copley   250-386-1279  
gcopley@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walks on streets, trails & beach in Cordova Bay.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Patricia Bay Hwy 17 take Cordova Bay Road, follow to Lochside Dr & turn left.
 

August 16
OTTAWA,  ON  
Start Point: Lone Star - Baseline, 780 Baseline Rd  K2C 3V8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

August 19
METCHOSIN,  BC   Matheson Lake
Start Point: Matheson Lake Park, Matheson Lake Park Rd  V9C 4G9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Rick Desjardins   250-478-7020  
rickandchristine@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk is all on trails in Matheson Lake Park & Roche Cove Regional Park.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 1 take exit 10. Turn left on Metchosin Road, turn right on Happy Valley Road, turn left on Rocky Point Road, turn right on Matheson Lake Road. Proceed to parking lot at end of road.
 

August 19
MILLET,  AB   Countryside Walk #1
Start Point: Alda & Ted’s Acreage, Available by email to club members only prior to event.  T0C 1Z0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Alda Watchorn / Judy Zimmel   780-361-5530 / 780-352-7407  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through wooded trail and pasture.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Directions available to club members only proir to the event. This is private property.
 

August 19
MILLET,  AB   Countryside Walk #2
Start Point: Pipestone Creek, near Coal Lake  T0C 1Z0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Alda Watchorn / Violet   780-361-5530 / 780-586-2112  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Groomed track through spruce woodland, aspen parkland and dry grassland.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Countryside Walk #1 - you will be guided to this event near to Regional Rd 231A and the Wetaskiwin Water Reservoir.
 

August 19
WOLFVILLE,  NS   Wolfville Walkabout
Start Point: Wolfville Tourist Bureau Parking Lot,, 11 Willow Ave  B4P 2G5
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Philip Longmire   902-678-8278  
theillsleys@eastlink.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: walk through the streets and woodlands of Wolfville
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Wolfville Tourist Bureau Parking Lot, Willow Street, turn off Main Street, Wolfville
 

August 20
SAINT-RAYMOND,  QC   Vallée du Bras-du-Nord
Start Point: Accueil Shannahan, 2180, rang Saguenay  G3L 3G3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Michel Tessier   418-743-6916  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

August 20
MAPLE RIDGE,  BC   Malcolm Knapp Research Forest
Start Point: Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, 14500 Silver Valley Rd  V4R 2R3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club     
Jerry van Zuuk & Markku Vuorensivu    604-837-1869
WALK DESCRIPTION: Hiking trails through the forest offering a variety of plants, animals & trees. Hiking poles recommended.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From either Lougheed Hwy or Dewdney Trunk Rd head North on 232 St; on top of hill; Right onto Silver Valley Rd
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges

 

August 20
VAL DAVID,  QC   More Days Walk - Le P'tit Train du Nord
Start Point: Auberge du Vieux Foyer, 3167, 1er Rang Doncaster   J0T 2N0
Distances: 50-55   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 8:30 - 09:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Benoît Pinsonneault   613-746-0971, 613-290-2652  
benoitpinson@rogers.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Join us for the most fun you'll have all year. Walk as far as you want, then join your fellow club members for fun, food and frolic.
 

August 20
VAL DAVID,  QC   More Days Cycle - Le P'tit Train du Nord
Start Point: Auberge du Vieux Foyer, 3167, 1er Rang Doncaster  J0T 2N0
Distances: 100-125   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 8:30 - 09:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Benoît Pinsonneault   613-746-9071, 613-290-2652  
benoitpinson@rogers.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Join us for the most fun you'll have all year. Cycle as far as you want, then  join your fellow club members for fun, food and frolic.
 

August 23
OTTAWA,  ON   Beacon Hill Promenade
Start Point: Dunn's Famous Breakfast & Pizza, 902 Shefford Road  K1J 6Y5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Benoit Pinsonneault   613-746-9071  
benoitpinson@rogers.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Our final Wednesday evening pub walk will explore the community of Beacon Hill.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

August 26
LÉVIS,  QC   Lévis, Beaumont, Berthier
Start Point: Gare fluviale de Lévis, 6001, rue Laurier  G6V 0P5
Distances: 46, 75   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Michelle Boivin   418-529-1570  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

August 26
MOUNTAIN,  ON   150/30 Celebration Walk
Start Point: Smokie Ridge Vineyard, 10090 Cameron Rd  K0E 1S0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

August 26
NANAIMO,  BC   150/30 Celebration
Start Point: Howard Johnson Hotel, 1 Terminal Ave  V9R 5R4
Distances: 6, 12   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 8:45:00 - 09:15:00
Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Ethel Hansen    250-591-9796  
ethelh@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: The fare for the ferry is approximately $5. Head count needed for ferry. Please contact BCW if attending. Both the 6 & 12 k routes go on trails on Newcastle Island.
 

August 26
NORTH BAY,  ON   Bernie's Walk
Start Point: Bernie's Walk, 1200 O'Brien St  P1B 6G2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 10:00 - 10:30
Gateway Walkers Club   Louise Dietrich   705-474-6716  
sartoviola@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Rear Parking Lot of Comfort Inn
 

August 27
DARTMOUTH,  NS   34th Annual International Volksmarch - TCT Event CVF 30th Ann./150th Ann. of Confederation
Start Point: Fairbanks Centre, Shubie Park, 24 Locks Road  B2X 2W7
Distances: 5, 10, 20   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 8:00 - 11:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Vice President     
WALK DESCRIPTION: BBQ lunch provided after walks
 

August 27
STONEHAM,  QC   Sentier Scotora + autres
Start Point: Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, sortie 182, rte 175 N, 103, chemin de la Vallée-de-la-Jacques-Cartier  G3C 2T5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 8:30 - 09:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Daniel Morand   418-833-4940  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

August 27
VANCOUVER,  BC   CVF/FCV's 30th Anniversary
Start Point: Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive  V5M 4M4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club   Lucille Pallard   604-876-4996  
vancouverventurers@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: From Trout Lake, route passes residential area before going through Renfrew Ravine & returning to park.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: By car: Take Highway 1 west to Exit 29; proceed on Grandview Highway; left on Victoria Drive; left into parking lot. By transit: From Broadway/Commercial SkyTrain Station, bus #20 (Victoria) to Victoria Diversion. Left on Porter; proceed north on Victoria drive.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

August 27
WASHABUCK,  NS   Washabuck Trails
Start Point: MacKenzie Road, Washabuck, 86 MacKenzie Road  B2C 1N2
Distances: 5,10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Don MacKenzie   902-539-8512  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Country lanes and short trail systems and small beaches, views of the Bra d'Or Lakes, Kidston Island
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 3 from Hwy 125 to Iona and follow Hwy signs to Wahabuck Centre
 

August 27
WINNIPEG,  MB   King's Park
Start Point: King's Park Parking Lot, 198 King's Dr  R3T 3G1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Windy City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Terry Fulton   204-453-2905  
tvful@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: South East corner of Southglen Shopping Mall. Southglen Blvd. and St. Anne's Rd.

 

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