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            JANUARY 2017                  

 

January 01
DARTMOUTH,  NS   New Year's Day Walk and Levee
Start Point: Hearthstone Inn, 313 Prince Albert Rd  B2Y 1N3
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Mary Joyce   902-422-9624  
mary.joyce2@ns.sympatico.ca
 

January 01
ST. ALBERT,  AB   New Year's Day Walk
Start Point: St. Albert Inn, 156 St. Albert Trail  T8N 0P5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sherry Nixey   780-458-2016  
sherry.nixey@icloud.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Streets and trails of St. Albert.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, take St. Albert Trail to St. Albert.  Just past the St. Albert Inn, turn left onto Gate Ave. and immediately left again into the Inn parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

January 01
SYLVAN LAKE,  AB   New Years Day Walk / Dinner / Fireworks
Start Point: Sylvan Lake Visitor Information Centre, 4719 50 Avenue  T4S 1C5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 14:00 - 14:30
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Sheila Klein   403-887-4474  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trails and sidewalks of Sylvan Lake, followed by dinner at Viva La Sirena from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Sylvan Lake Fireworks at 7:00 pm. Washrooms along route by lake.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2, Exit 401 continue on Hwy 111 West to Sylvan Lake to Hwy 781 (second exit), right turn continue 2.8 km, cross railway tracks, to corner of 50 Street & 50 Avenue, right turn. Parking Lot and start point is on your immediate right. Alternate parking is back across railway tracks (Railway Promenade Parking Lot).
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

January 07
BIBLE HILL,  NS   Ring in the New Year
Start Point: Horsemen’s Club, 288 Main Street  B2N 4H4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   Heather McLeod   902-895-2592  
heather.mcleod@ns.sympatico.ca
 

January 07
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
 

January 07
MEDICINE HAT,  AB   VCMH President's Walk
Start Point: Royal Canadian Legion, 702 - 2 St. SE  T1A 0E1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Residential streets, red shale and asphalt trails.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From the Trans Canada Hwy take 1 St. SW and proceed a few Kilometres past City Hall to Maple Ave. Turn right at the Tim Hortons. Follow signs to the Legion.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Trans-Canada Trail, Community, Bridges
 

January 08
UPPER HAMMOND PLAINS,  NS   Kingswood Walk
Start Point: Kingswood Plaza, 1210 Hammond Plains Road  B4B 1J8
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ron Kent   902-434-5991  
ron.kent@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Rear of Kingswood Plaza
 

January 14
ST. ALBERT,  AB  
Start Point: Kingswood Park Shelter, Sir Winston Churchill Ave. East 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 13:00 - 13:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Walter Cool   780-566-3748  
walt.cool@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Streets and trails of St. Albert.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2, turn east (right) on Sturgeon Rd.  Left turn on Sir Winston Churchill Ave.  Watch for Red Willow Park (Kingswood) and parking lot on right.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

January 15
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Dartmouth Walkabout
Start Point: Dartmouth Shopping Centre, 118 Wyse Road  B3A 1N7
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ron Kent   902-434-5991  
ron.kent@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot
 

January 15
NEW WESTMINSTER,  BC   Queens Park
Start Point: Queens Park Picnic Shelter , 1st St & 3rd Ave  V3L 2G6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Leonard / Yvonne Colebert   604-521-4710  
len.colebert@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Queen's Park has beautiful views, lush forest & striking gardens. The walk will take you through 7 parks.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Enter Park @ 3rd Ave, turn Left behind arena to parking; walk past children's zoo to picnic shelter
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

January 21
COUNTY OF LACOMBE,  AB   Guided Winter Walk / Snowshoe
Start Point: JJ Collett Natural Area - Parking Lot at main entrance, Township Rd 414 between Range Rd 261 & 262  T4S 1C5
Distances: 5, 7, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 10:30 - 11:00
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Laurie Wells   403-350-4995  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Rolling hills, woodland nature trails. Washrooms at beginning of trail.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2 travelling north of Lacombe, merge right at Exit 431, at stop sign continue staright ahead on Milton Road (TWP 412) to range Rd 262 (approx. 3.4 km), left turn, continue 3.2 km to Township Rd 414, right turn to main entrance on left (800 m).
 

January 21
RICHMOND,  BC   Richmond - South Arm
Start Point: South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd  V7A 1G6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Meg / Wayne Roberts   604-943-6142  
margaret_roberts@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: The walk take your through parklands, scenic trails, community gardens & unique natural & cultural heritage sites.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 99 take exit #32 (Steveston Hwy); turn North on No. 4 Rd; turn West on Williams Rd
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

January 21
VICTORIA,  BC   Tillicum Walk
Start Point: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd  V9A 6T2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club   Hazel Dunham / Joyce Tamboulian   250-385-5439 / 250-590-7766  
yvolks@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Tillicum Walk 10 km goes through Banfield Park, Selkirk Trestle, Trans Canada Trail & Pavilion. It returns on the trails in Cuthbert Holmes Park. 5 k goes through Gorge Waterfront Park, residential areas & trails in Cuthbert Holmes Park.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria - Hwy 1, Left Tillicum Rd; Right Arena Rd to G.R. Pearkes Rec Centre (behind Tillicum Shopping Centre)
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Community, New Bridges
 

January 22
HALIFAX,  NS   Rockingham Walkabout
Start Point: Rockingham Ridge Plaza, 30 Farnham Gate Road  B3M 3W8
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Sue Banks   902-472-2661  
sclb199@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot

January 22
QUÉBEC,  QC   Base militaire Valcartier
Start Point: Centre Plein Air Castor, Base militaire Valcartier, 658, Courcelette  G0A 4Z0
Distances: 6, 11, 15   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Réjeanne Paré   418-842-7547  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Ski, marche à raquette, marche / Ski, snowshoe, walk
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Prendre Henri-IV puis Montolieu jusqu'au Boul. Valcartier puis la route Cathcart jusqu'au centre
 

January 28
VICTORIA,  BC   GCW 27th Anniversary
Start Point: Willows Beach, 2740 Dalhousie St  V8R 2J1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Marg Arthur   250-370-5073  
margaret.arthur@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Scenic walk through streets of Oak Bay Village, residential areas & along ocean pathways.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria, travel on Beach Dr to Dalhousie St parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

January 29
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Port Wallace Walkabout
Start Point: Shubie Park, 30 John Brenton Dr.  B2X 2V1
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ron Kent   902-434-5991  
ron.kent@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Campground Parking Lot
 

January 29
OTTAWA,  ON   Snowshoe Hike
Start Point: Mer Bleue Conservation Area, P21, Ridge Rd   K0A 2Y0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 10:00 - 11:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Marion Boom   613-435-0568  
walking4fun2@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mer Bleue is the largest bog and natural area in Ottawa with cross-country ski and snow shoeing trails.
 

January 29
QUÉBEC,  QC   Forêt Montmorency ($)
Start Point: Chalet d'accueil, entrée principale, km 103, Rte 175 N, direction Saguenay 
Distances: 5, 10, 15   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 10:30 - 11:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Georgette Martel   418-570-2450  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Ski, marche, marche à raquettes / Ski, walk, snowshoe. Sentier agrèables pur la marche et raquette. Pistes de ski de fond par toutes les catégories de skieurs.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Prendre la Rte 175 Nord jusqu'au km 103. Tourner à droite pour vous rendre au chalet d'accueil. / Take Rte 175 North to 103 km. Turn right to get to the chalet.

 

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