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            DECEMBER 2017                  

 
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December 02
EDMONTON,  AB  
Start Point: Gold’s Gym - West Edmonton Mall, Suite 1764, 8882 - 170 St.  T5T 4J2
Distances: 6, 7, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 8:00 - 8:30
Devon Discovery Walkers   Irene Miller   780-462-0726  
irene.miller1@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mall walk.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Entrance 8, Lower Level, West Edmonton Mall, Suite 1764. Entrance 8 is off 90 Ave on the ground level (covered parking), directly below the Palace Casino.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

December 02
VICTORIA,  BC   Christmas Lights & Social
Start Point: Christmas Lights & Social, Start Point to be determined.  Check Web site or phone for latest details  V8W 1E5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 15:30 - 16:00
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club   Judy Haynes / Louise & Cheryl   250-385-8519 / 250-385-8990  
yvolks@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: The Start time and location for this to be determined. Full details will be on website closer to the event.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Full directions will be on website closer to the event.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

December 02
ST-JANVIER, QC Marche FCV St-Janvier
Start Point: 13380 boul. Cur
é Labelle J7J 1G7
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St-Eustache Mario Lauzon 450-430-4829

December 03
HALIFAX,  NS   Hydrostone Walkabout
Start Point: Atlantic Superstore, 6141 Young Street, Halifax  B3K 2A5
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Sue Banks   902-472-2261  
sclb199@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot
 

December 03
LAC ST-CHARLES,  QC   Marais du Nord ($)
Start Point: Chalet d'accueil, 1100, chemin de la Grande Ligne  G3C 0Y3
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
 

December 07
MEDICINE HAT,  AB   Christmas Lights Walk and party
Start Point: Anne’s House, 2005 26th Street SE  T1A 2G7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Anne Baxter   403-458-4224  
annesletterbox@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Sidewalks through residential area to look at the Christmas lights displays. Followed by party.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From the Trans Canada Hwy going east or west, take Dumore Road Exit going north to 28th Street SE. Turn right on 28th Street which curves to the left and becomes 21 Avenue. Take first street on left (26th Street SE), house is on the left.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

December 08
WINNIPEG,  MB   Christmas Lights Walk
Start Point: TBD
Distances: 5   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 17:30 - 18:00
Windy City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Terry Fulton   204-453-2905  
tvful@shaw.ca
 

December 09
EDMONTON,  AB   Pedway Walk
Start Point: Commerce Place, in atrium in centre., 10150 Jasper Ave.  T5J 1W4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 8:00 - 8:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Lou Arsenault   780-289-0494  
aludger@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Downtown pedways. Christmas decorations on display.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Drive to downtown Edmonton and park in the vicinity of Jasper Ave.  Start point is just inside Commerce Place beside Tim Hortons. Take the LRT to downtown and exit at the Bay Station.  Exit at Jasper Ave. and 103 St. and walk east on Jasper Ave. to Commerce Place.
 

December 09
KINGSTON,  ON   Christmas Lights walk
Start Point:  
Station 3 Fire Station 211 Gore Rd. Kingston ON K7L 2L1   Park in the shopping mall next to the hall. Not at the fire hall please.
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 16:00 - 17:30
King's Town Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sue Osborn   613-634-4239  
osbornjs@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Note: registration for the 10 km walk begins at 16:00, with the walk starting at 16:30 and the registration for the 5 km walk begins at 17:00, with the walk starting at 17:30.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From 401 Exit 623 South to Gore Rd. Left turn and park in shopping mall.  
From Kingston take Hwy #2 to Hwy #15. Turn left and continue to Gore Rd. Right on Gore Rd. to shopping Mall. 
Dinner to follow at Amadeus Cafe 170 Princess St.


 

December 09
WHITE ROCK,  BC   Christmas Lights and Potluck
Start Point: White Rock Lawn Bowling Club, 1079 Dolphin St  V4B 4G4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 16:30 - 17:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Betty Agren / Sheila Davidson   604-581-8090 / 604-589-5610  
surrey.trekkers@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: The walk will be along residential streets to enjoy the Christmas Lights, then joining the club for a potluck dinner & fun time in the Christmas Spirit.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #1 take exit #48 (152 St South); bear Left on Pacific Ave; Right on Dolphin St - on street parking
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

December 09
VICTORIA, BC Walk & Christmas Party
Start Point: 4555 Bissendon Pl. V8N 3K5
Distances: 5, 10     Difficulty: 1A / 2B     Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Garden City Wanderers     Beth Brathwaite    250-721-3395   
bbbrath@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: A lovely walk through trails, quiet roads and along the Gordon Head shoreline.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: The Start Point is near the intersection of Ash Rd. and Bissenden Pl.

December 10
HALIFAX,  NS   Halifax Christmas Lights Walk
Start Point: Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road  B3H 4P6
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Stephen Bloom   902-423-0760  
sbloom@bellaliant.net
 

December 10
OTTAWA,  ON   Christmas Lights
Start Point: Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, 283 Elgin St.  K2P 1M1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 17:00 - 18:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417, 613-794-2253  
mkarenvenema@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Ottawa sparkles and shines during the Christmas season with 400,000 lights that glow throughout downtown Ottawa.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Community, Bridges
 

December 15
BIBLE HILL,  NS   Bible Hill Xmas Lights
Start Point: Valley United Church, 110 Salmon River Road  B6L 2S5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 17:30 - 18:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   Sheila Wilson / Ineke Baker   902-897-2007 / 902-895-1887  
bakkeriw@gov.ns.ca
 

December 16
KINGSTON,  NS   Kingston Christmas Lights
Start Point: Kingston Superstore, 470 Main St  B0P 1R0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 17:30 - 18:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Lynda Kanne   902-847-1772  
theillsleys@eastlink.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: walk through the streets of Kingston to see the Christmas Lights, pot luck to follow
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 17 0ff HWY 101 to HWY 1 turn right to Kingston Superstore
 

December 16
RED DEER,  AB   Christmas Light Walk / Snowshoe
Start Point: Bower Ponds Pavilion, 6, 4707 Fountain Drive  T4N 6W4
Distances: 5, 7, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:00 - 18:30
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Betty Jaap   403-340-1663  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Night walk / snowshoe around Bower Ponds, along Red Deer River to Heritage Ranch Christmas Light Lane. return to Bower Ponds Pavilion for hot chocolate! Bring headlamp or flashlight. Public washrooms available in the Pavilion.
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 Kerrywood Drive. Right turn continue to Fountain Drive, left turn, follow this road to parking lot by th eBower Ponds Pavilion.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

December 16
ST. ALBERT,  AB   Christmas Lights
Start Point: Westmount Mall parking lot, Northeast corner of parking lot  T5M 3L7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 18:00 - 18:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Various streets of Edmonton, including the Christmas lights at the Legislature grounds. Two 5 km loops with bus ride in between. Bring Christmas goodies to share.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Yellowhead Hwy 16, exit at St. Albert Trail and drive south to Westmount Mall which will be on your right.  Park in NE corner of Mall parking lot.  Look here for bus.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

December 17
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Dartmouth Christmas Lights Walk
Start Point: Rona Hardware, 1000 Cole Harbour Road  B2V 1P1
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Dwight Perkins / Betty Perkins   902-435-6397  
dap@accesscable.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Hwy 207
 

December 17
VICTORIA,  BC   Christmas Lights Walk and Social
Start Point: Victoria YM/YWCA, 851 Broughton Street, Victora V8W 1E5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 15:30 - 16:00
Victoria "Y"      Judy Haynes    250-385-8519        Louise & Cheryl   250-385-8990    yvolks@telus.net    

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: At the corner of Broughton and Quadra Streets in dowtown Victoria. Free meter parking on Sundays.
PROGRAM: Community

INFORMATION:   Pot luck will start at around 6pm

 

December 28
QUÉBEC,  QC   Décorations des Fêtes et Lumières
Start Point: Marché du Vieux-Port, 160, Quai Saint-André  G1K 3Y2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 16:30 - 17:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Bibiane Pelletier   418-845-0366  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche guidée et souper de groupe / Guided walk and group dinner
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

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