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            OCTOBER 2017                  

 

October 01
COXHEATH,  NS   Cantley Village
Start Point: MacKinnon Avenue, 9 MacKinnon Ave., Cantley Village  B1R 2J1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Cal Thistle   902-567-6702  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Third Annual Presidents Walk Event
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 125 East or West take Exit 5A into Coxheath and continue to Cantley Village
 

October 01
HALIFAX,  NS   Hemlock Ravine
Start Point: Rockingham Ridge Plaza, 30 Farnham Gate Road  B3M 3E3
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Sue Banks   902-472-2261  
sclb199@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Use first parking lot opposite Trinity church
 

October 01
PICTON,  ON   CVF Anniversary Walk
Start Point:  
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
King's Town Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sue Osborn   613-634-4239  
osbornjs@gmail.com
 

October 01
QUÉBEC,  QC   Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain
Start Point: Quai des Cageux, Boul. Champlain, près des ponts 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Suzanne Charles   418-524-6951  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca 
 

October 01
VICTORIA,  BC   Gyro Park - Mystic Vale
Start Point: Gyro Park, Sinclair Rd & Cadboro Bay Rd  V8P 5N8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Gail Tupper   250-477-4472  
gailtupper@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Lovely walk on Cadboro Bay’s streets & trails including University of Victoria chip trails & beautiful Mystic Vale.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From downtown Victoria take Fort St, which will change to Cadboro Bay Rd. Follow to Sinclair Rd & turn right.
 

October 01
WINNIPEG,  MB   150/30 Celebration Walk
Start Point: Fort Gibralter Parking Lot, 866 St. Joseph St  R2H 0G4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Windy City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Terry Fulton   204-453-2905  
tvful@shaw.ca
 

October 05
HALIFAX,  NS   Harvest Moon Walk
Start Point: Salt Marsh Trail Parking Lot, 806 Bissett Road  B2V 2T2
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lily Conrod / Ruth Jardine   902-466-4421 / 902-401-5363  
benview@eastlink.ca / pjnanny@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot for Salt Marsh Trail.
 

October 07 - 09
QC   Bas St-Laurent - marche sur plusiers jours
Start Point: Brochure du club, brochure 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Carole Bruyère   418-843-6916  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche en montagne. Exclusive aux membres
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

October 07
MERRICKVILLE,  ON   Merrickville Artist Festival
Start Point: Community Health Centre, 354 Read St  K0G 1N0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

October 07
MIQUELON LAKE,  AB  
Start Point: Park centre Info Exhibit parking lot, Hwy 21 to Camrose & east of Hwy 623 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 10:00 - 10:30
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Judy Zimmel / Louise L.   780-352-7407 / 780-352-2122  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Along Miquelon Lake on rolling hills among the trees and smaller lakes.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, take Hwy 14 to Hwy 21 south to Hwy 623, then east on Hwy 623 to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. From Calgary, take Hwy 2 to Leduc. Turn east on Hwy 623. Proceed to park entrance. Go past park gate to Park Centre parking lot on left side of the road.

October 07
VICTORIA,  BC   Oaklands Park Fernwood walk
Start Point: Oaklands Park, Kings Road & Scott St  V8R 4J2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A / 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Frances Aknai   250-360-0356  
faknai@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through trails & neighbourhoods in Fernwood.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From downtown Victoria follow Douglas St to Hillside Ave; turn right & follow to Shelbourne St; turn left & left on Kings Rd to parking lot.
 

October 08
TIMBERLEA,  NS   The Bluffs Trail / BLT Rails to Trails
Start Point: Entrance to Glengarry Estates, Forest Glen Dr. and St. Margarets Bay Road  B3T 1J4
Distances: 10, 11   Difficulty: 4D / 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Dan Haycock / Lionel Conrod   902-477-3217 / 902-466-4421  
dan.h@bellaliant.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Bring lunch for 11 km
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: On Hwy #3, entrance to Glengarry Estates, Forestglen Dr. opposite St. Andrew's Anglican Church.
 

October 09
SPRUCE GROVE,  AB   Turkey Trot Walk
Start Point: Grant Fuhr Arena, 9 Agrena Rd.  T7X 2C8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Devon Discovery Walkers   Robert Duncan   780-963-4145  
duncanra@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: City parks trail system and sidewalks.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Drive from the east or west on Hwy 16A to Spruce Grove. Turn north on King St. and drive to Agrena Rd, turn right and park. Registration and Start Point will be in parking lot on west side of the arena
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

October 14
CALLANDER,  ON   Cranberry Trail Walk
Start Point: Cranberry Trail, End of Cranberry Rd 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 10:00 - 10:30
Gateway Walkers Club   André Tardif   705-495-2242  
tardifandre@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot
 

October 14
KENTVILLE,  NS   Kentville Pumpkin Walk
Start Point: Kentville Tourist Bureau, Former Train Station, 66 Cornwallis St.  B4N 2E4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Beth Moore   902-678-5609  
theillsleys@eastlink.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: walk through town to see the pumpkin people
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Follow the one way streets through kentville to the tourist bureau (former train station) 66 Cornwallis St Kentville
 

October 14
MAITLAND,  NS   Historic Maitland
Start Point: Frieze and Roy General Store, 8787 Hwy 215  B0N 1T0
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   Gail Brown   902-899-6575  
greenfieldeast@live.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Back parking lot Freize and Roy General Store
 

October 14
MEDICINE HAT,  AB  
Start Point: Tourist Centre, 8 Gehring Rd. SW  T1B 4W1
Distances: 7, 12   Difficulty: 2B / 3B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Asphalt trails and some sidewalks, stairs and hills.
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).
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

October 14
OTTAWA,  ON   Autumn Leaves
Start Point: Nepean Sportsplex (Front Lobby)
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

October 14
ST. ALBERT,  AB   Potluck Supper
Start Point: St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Dr.  T8N 5H6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 14:00 - 14:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Walter Cool   780-566-3748  
walt.cool@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Streets and trails of St. Albert. Walk followed by a potluck.
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
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

October 14
SURREY,  BC   Elgin Heritage Park
Start Point: Elgin Heritage Park, 13723 Crescent Rd  V4P 1J4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Doug / Nancy Jackson   778-233-6524  
drjackson@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Elgin Heritage Park is on the banks of the Nicomekl River. Between the two entrances to the park there are many large trees often used by eagles & hawks to survey the area for prey. Historic Stewart Farm is located in the Park.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From King George Blvd (Hwy 99A) take Crescent Rd to the second entrance to the Park
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

October 14
VICTORIA,  BC   4 Mile Pub
Start Point: 4 Mile Pub (Lower Parking Lot), 199 Island Highway  V9B 1G2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club   Camilla Smith / Joyce Tamboulian   250-479-4950 / 250-590-7766  
yvolks@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: A nice mix of trails, parks, waterfront views, the "Colours of Fall" in View Royal's residential gardens. Lunch at The Pub at the end of the walk - always good food.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria: North on Douglas St; Left on Bay St; Cross bridge; Right on Tyee Rd (light), becomes Skinner St, then Craigflower Rd, then Island Hwy; Left at View Royal Rd /lights after pedestrian overpass & immediately Left to Lower Parking Lot
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

October 15
ENFIELD,  NS   Nine Mile River Trail
Start Point: Nine Mile River Trail Parking Lot, 1199 Enfield Road  B2S 2T7
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Elaine Dawson   902-883-1364  
emdlantz@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot for Trail provided and well marked with signs.
 

October 15
NEW HARRIS,  NS   Johnson Farm Trail
Start Point: New Harris Road, 2627 New Harris Road  B1X 1T6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2C   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Norm Johnson   902-674-2979  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Country lanes and short trail systems in and  around Kelly's Mountain Bra d' Or Lakes
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From North Sydney follow Hwy 105 west to Seal Island Bridge, immediately after the bridge go left on New Harris Road. CBIH signs will be posted.
 

October 15
NEW HARRIS,  NS   Kelly's Mountain Trail
Start Point: New Harris Road, 2627 New Harris Road  B1X 1T6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Norm Johnson   902-674-2979  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: The trail systems on Kelly's Mountain with views of Bra d' Or Lakes and Seal Island Bridge
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From North Sydney follow Hwy 105 west to Seal Island Bridge, immediately after the bridge go left on New Harris Road. CBIH signs will be posted.
 

October 15
QUÉBEC,  QC   Mont Sainte-Anne / Chutes Larose ($)
Start Point: Club de golf "Le Ferréol", 1700, boul. Les Neiges, St-Ferréol-les-Neiges  G0A 3R0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Réjeanne Paré   418-842-7547  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

October 22
DELTA,  BC   South Delta
Start Point: South Delta Secondary School, 750 - 53 St  V4M 3B7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Wayne / Meg Roberts   604-943-6142  
margarent_roberts@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk will be along residential streets through parks & trails.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy # 17 turn South (Left) on 56 St; turn west (right) on 8A Ave.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

October 22
DUCHESNAY,  QC   Station touristique Duchesnay ($)
Start Point: Station touristique Duchesnay, 140, route Duchesnay  G3N 0J3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Carole Bruyère   418-843-6916  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

October 22
WAVERLEY,  NS   Lake William Trail
Start Point: Opposite Powder Mill Lake Picnic Park, Rocky Lake Drive  B2R 1R7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2C / 4D   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ken and Pat Clahane   902-402-5166  
kvclahane@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Rocky Lake Dr. opposite Powder Mill Lake Picnic Park.
 

October 26
LORETTEVILLE,  QC   Loretteville
Start Point: Édifice Denis Giguère, 305, rue Racine, Loretteville  G2B 1E7
Distances: 5   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   C.A. et Sages   418-845-2746  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: marche guidée + AGA
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

October 28
NORTH SAANICH,  BC   Schlegel Memorial
Start Point: 10975 West Saanich Rd   V8L 5P6
Distances: 7, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Pat Grove   250-658-2325  
gropat@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Route is on roads & trails in Deep Cove near Sidney.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 17 north; turn Right at exit 31, McDonald Park Rd; Right on Swartz Bay Rd; Left on Wain Rd; Right on West Saanich Rd; Right into Deep Cove School parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

October 28
RED DEER,  AB   Fall walk & Potluck
Start Point: Clearview Meadows Community Hall, 93 Cornett Dr  T4P 2G6
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 14:00 - 14:30
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Laurie Wells   403-350-4995  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk begins in Clearview Meadows to the Michener Centre area, following the trail down hill to Gaetz Lake Sanctuary & O’Brien Wetlands. this walk will precede a VWCA potluck supper at the Clearview Meadows Community Hall at 5:00 pm. Everyone welcome to join us! Food can be left at the Hall while on the walk as there are full facilities. Please bring your own palte and utensils. Come out and socialize.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2 (401 exit) into Red Deer, continue east on 67 Street to Taylor Drive. Right turn. Continue to 49 Street, there are two lanes to turn left, continue on 49 Street, the road curves a bit then becomes 50 Street, continue up the hill to Cornett Drive. Left turn then continue to Clearview Meadows Community Hall, parking lot on the right.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

October 28
BOISBRIAND, QC  Marche FCV Boisbriand Laurentides
Start Point: Stationnement situé au nord oust de la route 117 et le chemin de la Grande-C
ôte à Rosemère
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St-Eustache Françoise Desrochers 450-434-2953 francoisedesrochers@gmail.com

October 29
LAWRENCETOWN,  NS   Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park - TCT Event
Start Point: Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, 4348 Lawrencetown Rd 207  B2Z 1R1
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Trudy Hubley / Lily Conrod   902-466-4421 / 902-852-5272  
benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Meet at Pavilion.
 

October 29
LÉVIS / PINTENDRE,  QC   La Grande Plée Bleue
Start Point: La Grande Plée Bleue, 1170, chemin Ville-Marie  G0R 1C0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Nicole Lavoie   418-523-2717  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

October 29
NEW WATERFORD,  NS   The Summit Recreational Trails
Start Point: The Summit Trailhead, Daley Road and 3-5 May Street, Scotchtown  B1H 1C9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Cheryl MacKinnon   902-849-2739  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Recreational trails developed by Enterprise Cape Breton that continue out to several small lakes
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Sydney follow Hwy 4 towards Glace Bay, then left on Garginer Road, continue to Scotchtown/New Waterford area to Daley Road. CBIH signs will be posted.

 

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