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            NOVEMBER 2017                  

 

November 04
CANNING,  NS   Blomidon Park Walk
Start Point: Lower parking lot, Blomidon Provincial Park, 3138 Pereau Road  B0P 1H0
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Rick Kanne   902-847-1772  
theillsleys@eastlink.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: walk through woods with spectacular views over the Bay of Fundy
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Follow sign posts from Canning to Blomidon Provincial Park
 

November 04
DEBERT,  NS   Debert Woods and Cemetary
Start Point: parking lot opposite Tim Horton’s,   B0M 1G0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   Patti Sowinski   902-895-6123  
psowinski@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Hwy 104, Exit 13 to Debert. Meet in parking lot opposite Tim Horton’s.
 

November 04
MEDICINE HAT,  AB  
Start Point: Cypress Centre (Stampede Grounds), 2055 21st Ave SE  T1A 7N1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Paved trail, sidewalk and stairs.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Trans Canada Hwy, east or west, take Dunmore Road Exit going north to 28th Street SE. Turn right on 28th Street which curves to the left and becomes 21st Ave. Enter the large parking area at the Stampede Grounds.
 

November 04
NORTH BAY,  ON   YMCA Walk
Start Point: YMCA, 186 Chippewa St. W.  P1B 6G2
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
 

November 04
OTTAWA,  ON   Volunteer Appreciation Walk & Lunch
Start Point: Pine Grove Trai, 4058 Leitrim Road  K1G 3N4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 10:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Kathy Luten   613-830-7437  
kathy_luten@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Thank you to both the Voyageurs and Nomads volunteers. Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote each time about the kind of club you want to have.
 

November 04
VICTORIA, BC Walk & AGM
Start Point: Grace Lutheran Church, 1273 Fort St. V8V 3L4
Distances: 5, 10    Difficulty: 1A / 2A    Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Garden City Wanderers    Ada Robinson   778-992-1950  
elrobin3350@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Both the 5 km and 10 km routes wander through the stately residential area of Rockland. The 10 km route also includes quiet streets in the Fairfield area.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Near the junction of Fort St and Moss St. Parking behind the Church Hall. Overflow parking across the street at Central School.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community.

November 05
HALIFAX,  NS   Long Lake Trail
Start Point: Long Lake Parking Lot (look for signs), St. Margaert's Bay Road  B3S 1R3
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Stephen Bloom   902-423-0760  
sbloom@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: 44.632261,63.65874
 

November 05
QUÉBEC,  QC   Le lacet de la Côte Gilmour
Start Point: Plaines d'Abraham, Parc Jeanne d'Arc, 380, rue de Bernières  G1R 2L7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
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
 

November 11
BEECHVILLE,  NS   BLT Rails to Trails Walk
Start Point: Lakeside Industrial Park, 18 Lakeside Park Dr.  B3T 1L1
Distances: 11, 12   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lionel Conrod / Barb Morgan   902-466-4421 / 902-434-5991  
benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Lakeside Industrial Park, next to Coca Cola Plant.
 

November 12
BADDECK FORKS,  NS   Uisge Bahn Falls Nature Trail
Start Point: Uisge Bahn Falls Provincial Park, 715 North Branch Rd.  B0E 1B0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2C   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Dianna MacDonald   902-567-2298  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Uisge Bahn Nature Trail, one of the most popular trails on CB Island , features old growth forest, wild life and fauna, and "the falling white waters". Contact the club if you require assistance with the posted directions.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: West or East on TransCanada Hwy 105 take Exit 9 and continue 14.5 Km to Forks Baddeck, North Branch Rd. is on the left. Follow signs to Uisge Bahn Falls Provincial Park signs are posted along the route.
 

November 12
LOWER SACKVILLE,  NS   1st and 2nd Lake Trail
Start Point: 36 Sucker Brook Road  B4C 3Y7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lily and Lionel Conrod   902-466-4421  
benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Sucker Brook Road, left of Cobequid Road opposite #491
 

November 12
QUÉBEC,  QC   L'Art public à Québec
Start Point: Musée de la Civilisation, 85, rue Dalhousie  G1K 7A6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
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
 

November 18
CLEARWATER COUNTY, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE,  AB   Winter Guided Walk / Snowshoe
Start Point: Crimson Lake beach parking Lot, 40229 Range Road 80C 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Anita Thomas   403-755-3016  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: The walk / snowshoe passes through wetlands, sand hills & forest with viewpoints of the lake. After walk we will stop in Rocky Mountain House for a warm drink. “Outhouse” washrooms available.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: 14 km west of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 11, 2 km north on secondary HIghway 756. Left turn at Wilderness Village / Crimson Lake signage. Right turn at signage to Crimson Lake parking lot. We will meet at the beach parking lot for registration.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

November 18
DELTA,  BC   Westview Park
Start Point: Westview Park, 6500 Westview Dr  V4E 3L6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Shirley Stoklossa   604-596-8699  
shirley_stoklossa@yahoo.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through sports park, along residential streets & along paths returning through Watershed Park.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 91 take 64 Ave East; turn Left at Westview Dr
 

November 18
St-André d'Argenteuil, QC Boisé Von Allmen  **EVENT POSTPONED FROM MAY 6**
Start Point: Île aux Chats, stationnement rue du Pont sur l'île aux Chats J0V 1X0
Distances: 10      Difficulty: 2A      Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Club Volksmarche La Foul
ée de St-Eustache Johanne Desrosiers 450-430-4829 jdesrosiers25@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START: stationnement au bout de la rue du Pont sur l'île aux chats

November 19
BEDFORD,  NS   Old Coach Road / Cabin Lake Trail
Start Point: Sobey's (Mill Cove Shopping Centre), 961 Bedford Hwy  B4A 1A9
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Helene Whitford   902-455-6020  
helene.whitford@iwk.nshealth.ca 

November 19
VICTORIA,  BC   Oceanside Walk
Start Point: Fisherman's Wharf Park, Dallas Rd & Erie St  V8V 5A8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Frances Aknai   250-360-0356  
faknai@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Scenic walk on waterfront areas of Victoria, including Ogden Point, Clover Point & streets of Fairfield & James Bay.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Meet at the corner of Dallas Rd & Erie St.
 

November 26
QUÉBEC,  QC   Parc de l'Escarpement
Start Point: Walmart, 1700, boul. Lebourgneuf  G2K 2M4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Georgette Martel   418-570-2450  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

November 26

DARTMOUTH,  NS   Burnside Industrial Park Trail
Start Point: Leon's Furniture, 140 Akerley Blvd.  B3B 2E4
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ken Redmond   902-404-7458  
 

November 26
NEW WESTMINSTER,  BC   Grimston Park
Start Point: Grimston Park (Picnic Table by wading Pool), 1800 block Seventh Ave  V3M 2L2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Yves Giroux   604-309-5837  
yves_giroux@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: This is a redesigned walk starting under the SkyTrain on the BC Parkway to Byrne Creek Ravine Park. Good sturdy shoes/boots are recommended. 
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Sixth Ave in new Westminster turn North on Eighteenth St & West on Seventh Ave; parking is along the street
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

November 26
SYDNEY,  NS   Whitney Pier Trail
Start Point: Whitney Pier, Historical Society Museum, 88 Mt Pleasant Street  B1N 2G1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Julie Dzaich   902-562-5789  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: An historical walking tour through the "Piers" , using the former paths of the workers as they tramped to work at the former Steel Plant.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From downtown Sydney follow road signs to Whitney Pier and Mt Pleasant Street.

 

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