CVF/FCV 2024 Festival

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
May/Mai 24-26, 2024

Registration now open/Inscription maintenant ouverte!

Schedule/Calendrier

Pre-Festival Activities (click for details)
Registration now open! Registration form available below.
Ottawa Voyageurs Tulip Fest Event
Eastern Ontario Bus Trip
May 18 – 20
May 21 – 23
A number of hotels in Ottawa are providing special rates during the Tulip Fest. Click here for all the details.
Friday,
May 24
8:00 am – 4:00 pmFestival Registration / Silent Auction
Marriott Hotel 2nd Floor
9:30 am – 10:00 amGord Downie Walk 5 & 10 km
Start Point Battery Park
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmHistorical Walk 5 & 10 km
Start point Battery Park
5:00 pm – 7:00 pmMeet and Greet
Marriott Hotel 2nd Floor
Town Crier – Chris Whyman
Saturday, May 25
8:30 am – 4:00 pmFestival Registration / Silent Auction
Marriott Hotel 2nd Floor
9:30 am – 10:00 amDoug Fluhrer Walk 5 &11 km
Start point Battery Park
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmUniversity Walk 5 & 10 km
Start point Battery Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pmBanquet
Marriott Hotel 2nd Floor
Sunday,
May 26
8:30 am – 10:00 amSilent auction closed
9:30 am – 10:00 amFestival Walk 5 & 10 km
Start point Battery Park
1:00 pmAll auction items must be picked up by 1:00 pm Marriott Hotel 2nd Floor
2:00 pmFestival is officially over
THANKS FOR COMING
Vendredi 24 mai
8h00 – 16h00Inscription au festival / Encan silencieux
Hôtel Marriott 2ème étage
9h30 – 12h00Marche Gord Downie de 5 et 10 km
Point de depart Battery Park
13h30 – 14h00Marche historique de 5 et 10 km
Point de depart Battery Park
17h00 – 19h00Rencontre et accueil
Hôtel Marriott 2ème étage
Crieur public – Chris Whyman
Samedi 25 Mai
8h30 – 16h00Inscription au festival / Encan silencieux
Hôtel Marriott 2ème étage
9h30 – 10h00Marche de 5 et 11 km de Doug Fluhrer
Point de depart Battery Park
13h30 – 14h00Université Marche de 5 et 10 km
Point de depart Battery Park
18h00 – 21h00Banquet
Hôtel Marriott 2ème étage
Dimanche 26 mai
8h30 – 10h00Fermeture de la vente aux enchères silencieuse
9h30 – 12h00Marche du festival de 5 et 10 km
Point de depart Battery Park
13h00Tous les articles de la vente aux enchères doivent être récupérés avant 13h00. Hôtel Marriott 2ème étage
13h30La festival est officiellement terminé
MERCI D’ÊTRE VENU
Post-Festival Activities (Click for details)Registration now open! Registration form available below.
Kingston 1000 Islands Dinner Cruise
South-Western Ontario Bus Trip
May 26
May 27 – 31

Summerhill House
2024 Festival Logo
Kingston Penitentiary
Cedar Island and Murney Tower
Red Brick Architecture
City Hall with Fountain

Photos by/par Linda Kundrik

Register Now! / S’inscrire maintenant!

Click here to download and print the Registration Form
Cliquez ici pour télécharger et imprimer le formulaire d’inscription

All participants must be preregistered by May 10, 2024. There will be no registration after that date or at the Festival.

Tous les participants doivent être préinscrits avant le 10 mai 2024. Il n’y aura pas d’inscription après cette date ou lors du festival.

Registration for Pre- and Post-Festival Bus Trips and Dinner Cruise is now open!

Les inscriptions pour les trajets en bus pré- et post-festival et le souper-croisière sont maintenant ouvertes!

Click here to download and print the Registration Form

Cliquez ici pour télécharger un formulaire d’inscription à remplir.

Come by bus, come by plane, come by car or come by train to Kingston, Ontario. Two hours from Ottawa, 2 ½ hours from Toronto, 3 hours from Montreal and 40 minutes from the Thousand Island crossing to the USA. 

Walk along the 5th largest Lake of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario, cross over the Rideau Canal, meander through Queen’s University and pass many elegant limestone homes. Enjoy the company of fellow walkers from all over Canada, the United States and other countries. 

Come and see us and take a walk through history.

Venez en bus, venez en avion, venez en voiture ou en train à Kingston, en Ontario, qui est à deux heures d’Ottawa, 2½ heures de Toronto, 3 heures de Montréal et 40 minutes de la traversée de Thousand Island vers les États-Unis. 

Marchez le long du lac Ontario, le 5e plus grand des grands lacs, traversez le canal Rideau, serpentez les rues de l’université Queen’s et passez devant de nombreuses maisons élégantes en pierre calcaire. Tirez plaisir de la compagnie des autres marcheurs venus de partout du Canada, des États-Unis et d’autres pays. 

Venez nous voir et faites une promenade historique.

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Accommodation / Hébergement

Walkers are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Accommodation: April 23, 2024, is the cutoff date for the special rates

Host Hotel: Kingston Market Square Hotel/Marriott
285 King St E, Kingston, ON K7L 3B1

Please note that the Host Hotel – the Marriott – is now full and can not accept any more reservations.
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Queen’s University (approx.1.5 km from the host hotel)
156 Albert St. Kingston ON K7L 3V2

The rates are for one person in a Premium 2-bedroom Unit with breakfast (plus HST and 3% DMF). For each additional person add $14.50 per person (plus HST) per night.
Maximum occupancy 4 people per 2-bedroom unit.
To book, please select the link below and follow the instructions beneath:

Queen’s University Residence – Group Booking for Volkssport 2024

1. Enter your number of guests (for determining breakfast charges)
2. Select your arrival and departure dates
3 Select Search if guests or dates are updated

Please make sure to select the Volkssport Walking Festival 2024 rate. If you do not select this rate, you will be in a different building and breakfast will not be included.
Please note only credit and debit cards are accepted.
Premium room details:
Newly built 2-bedroom units with a private washroom, with privacy locks to each room. Each bedroom has one extra-long double
bed with duvet linens, desk & chair, wardrobe, mini-fridge, and flat-screen television with cable.
Rooms are temperature-controlled with Wi-Fi throughout. Access to common rooms with full kitchen and seating lounge on each
floor. Cookware, utensils, and tableware are not provided, guests are encouraged to bring their own if they wish to cook.
Parking is free from 5 pm Friday through 7 am Monday. Otherwise, parking is $3 per hour, with a daily maximum of $10. Parking
is paid for and managed through the HONK mobile App.
Breakfast includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. Sample menus can be found here:
https://www.queensu.ca/eventservices/group-dining
Note lunch or dinner will not be available, breakfast only
Example rates:
1 Person $138.50 per night plus tax
2 People $153.00 per night plus tax
3 People $167.50 per night plus tax
4 People $182.00 per night plus tax


Nearby Hotels

Delta Waterfront Hotel
1 Johnson St.
Kingston ON K7L 5H7
1 613-549-8100
Holiday Inn
2 Princess St.
Kingston ON K7L 1A2
1 613-549-8400
Residence Inn By Marriott
Kington’s Water Edge
7 Earl St.
Kingston ON K7L 0A4
1 613 544-4888
Hampton Inn by Hilton Kingston
125 Innovation Dr.
Kingston ON K7K 7E6
1 613 766-1122

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