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            JANUARY 2018                  

 

January 01
DARTMOUTH, NS New Year’s Day Walk and Levee  
Start Point: Hearthstone Inn, 313 Prince Albert Road B2Y 1N3
Distances: 6, 10    Difficulty: 2B     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     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 parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community and Murals.


 

January 01
RED DEER, AB New Year/New Start: Outdoor Walk and Dinner  
Start Point: Monsieur Wong’s parking lot 1926 Gaetz Ave.   T4R 3A2
Distances:  5, 10   Difficulty: 1B     Registration: 14:00 – 14:30
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Anita Thomas  403-755-3016 / 403-598-1093 vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: We will walk well maintained city trails north past Bower Mall and loop through Rotary and Barret Parks returning to Monsieur Wong’s for western Chinese food. Trails may be icy, depending on weather. Poles and/or ice grips are recommended.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #2, drive into Red Deer to Gaetz Ave. Monsieur Wong’s is on the east side of Gaetz just north of the 19 Street intersection.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community

 

January 06
EDMONTON, AB  
Start Point: Crunch Fitness Suite 1764, 882-170 St. T5T 4J2
Distances: 6, 7, 10    Difficulty: 1A    Registration: 08:00 – 08:30
Devon Discovery Walkers  Irene Miller 780-462-0726  irene.miller@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: This event is indoors in the mall.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Go to Entrance #8, 90 Ave on the ground level (covered parking Crunch Fitness is through the main doors and on your right.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community and Murals
 

January 06
MEDICINE HAT, AB VCMH President’s Walk  
Start Point: Royal Canadian Legion, 702 2nd St. SE T1A 0E1
Distances: 6, 11    Difficulty: 2B    Registration: 12:30 – 13:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat  Dan Weatherbee 403-526-8104   dweather@memlane.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Residential streets, red shale and asphalt trails.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From the Trans Canada Highway, take 1st St. SW and proceed a few kilometres passing City Hall to Maple Ave. Turn right at Tim Horton’s. Follow signs to Legion.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, Murals, TCT Pavilion and Bridges

 

January 07
DARTMOUTH, NS Eastern Passages Walkabout  
Start Point: Eastern Passage, 1641 Shore Road            B3S 1J8
Distances: 6, 10    Difficulty: 2B    Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club  Sandy Hickey 902-466-3816   sandyhickey@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Rear of Kingswood Plaza
 

January 13
ST. ALBERT, AB  
Start Point: Kingswood Park Shelter Sir Winston Churchill Ave. E
Distances: 5, 10  Difficulty: 1A    Registration: 13:00 – 13:30
St. Albert Trekkers  Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033     walksalot2@shaw.ca
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 left.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community and Murals.

 

January 14
QUEBEC, QC Rivière Saint-Charles / secteur sud  
Start Point: Centre Michel Labadie 3705, avenue Chauveau     G2C 1A3
Distances: 5, 10    Difficulty: 2B    Registration: 09:30 – 10:00

Club Volkssport Nord-Sud  Réjeanne Paré   418-842-7547     volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: raquette / marche / snowshoe or walk
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS:

 

January 14
DARTMOUTH, NS Dartmouth Walkabout  
Start Point: Dartmouth Shopping Centre 118 Wyse Road   B3A 1N7
Distances: 6, 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 14
COQUITLAM, BC Colony Farm  
Start Point: Colony Farm Regional Park Colony Farm Road   V3C 6M3
Distances: 5, 10    Difficulty: 2B    Registration: 09:30 – 10:00

Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club Gene Yemchuk 604-455-9311   eyemchuk@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk along a network of trails through a specular collection of ecosystems from grasslands to young forest to wetlands, which are home to flora and fauna.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Hwy #1, exit 44, Hwy 7 East (Lougheed) Right on Colony Farm Rd; continue to end of road by Community Garden to Park at end of road.

 

January 20
BIBLE HILL, NS Ring in the New Year  
Start Point: Horsemen’s Club, 288 Main St.     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 20
VICTORIA, BC Tillicum Walk  
Start Point: Pearkes Recreation Centre 3100 Tillicum Road   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: Community, Murals and Trans Canada Trail.

 

January 20
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   T4L 2N4
Distances: 5, 7, 10    Difficulty:2B     Registration: 12:30 – 13:00
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
CHARLESBOURG, QC Charlesbourg ($) Ski de fond+            ski
Start Point: Ski de fond de Charlesbourg, 375, rue de l'Aventure    G2M 1N3
Distances: 5, 10    Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud Réjeanne Paré  418-842-7547 volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: ski / raquette / marche / cross country ski, snowshoe or walk
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS:

 

January 21
HALIFAX, NS Rockingham Walkabout  
Start Point: Rockingham Ridge Plaza 30 Farnham Gate Road   B3M 3W8
Distances: 6, 10    Difficulty: 3B    Registration: 09:30 – 10:00

Dartmouth Volksmarch Club  Sue Banks  902-472-2261   sclb199@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: parking lot

 

January 27
OTTAWA, ON Snowshoe Walk  
Start Point:
Mer Bleue Conservation Area, P20; 2617 Anderson Rd K1A 0E7
Distances: 5, 10    Difficulty: 2B    Registration: 10:00 – 10:30
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Marion Boom    613-435-0568
WALK DESCRIPTION: The Mer Bleue Bog in Ottawa is one of the most outstanding natural features of the Greenbelt. Mer Bleue provides a unique opportunity to see a northern boreal landscape in Winter.

 

January 28
QUEBEC, QC Forêt Montmorency ($) Ski de fond+            ski
Start Point: Chalet d'accueil, entrée principale; km 103, Rte 175 N, direction Saguenay
Distances: 5, 10     Difficulty: 2B / 3C    Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Denise Baribeau    418-837-3384    volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: ski / raquette / marche / cross country ski, snowshoe or walk
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

January 28
DARTMOUTH, NS Port Wallace Walkabout  
Start Point: Shubie Park; 30 John Brenton Dr.   B2X 2V1
Distances: 6, 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

 

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