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            FEBRUARY 2017                  

 

February 04
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
 

February 04
MEDICINE HAT,  AB  
Start Point: Royal Canadian Legion, 702 - 2 St. SE  T1A 0E1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
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
 

February 04
NORTH BAY,  ON   Fun Day in the Snow
Start Point: Clarion Resort Pinewood Park , 201 Pinewood Park Dr  P1B 8Z4
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: Hotel Parking Lot - Rear
 

February 04
OTTAWA,  ON   21st Annual Winterlude Walk
Start Point: Sir John A Pub, 284 Elgin St  K2P 1M3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 10:00 - 11:00
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

February 05
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Dartmouth Walkabout
Start Point: Tacoma Plaza, 50 Tacoma Dr.  B3B 1S9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Dwight Perkins / Margaret Odell   902-435-6397 / 902-454-9280  
bmp@accesscable.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Sobey's Parking Lot
 

February 05
QUÉBEC,  QC   Centre plein air Dansereau ($)
Start Point: Centre plein air Dansereau, 50, rue Dansereau, Pont-Rouge  G3H 3G6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Denise Baribeau   418-837-3384  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Ski, marche, marche à raquettes / Ski, walk, snowshoe. Les sentiers sont excellents pour pratiquer la marche, la raquette et le ski de randonnée.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: De Québec, prendre l’autoroute 40 Ouest, sortie 281 N en direction de Pont-Rouge. Vis-à-vis l’église, tourner à droite sur la rue Charles-Julien puis à gauche sur la rue Danserau.
 

February 05
VICTORIA,  BC   Fairfield Community Centre
Start Point: Fairfield Community Centre, 1335 Thurlow Rd  V8S 5K2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A, 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Ada Robinson   778-922-1950  
elrobin3350@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk is on streets in Fairfield area including the historic Chinese cemetery.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From City of Victoria take Fairfield Rd to Moss St, turn left & then turn right on Thurlow Rd.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

February 05
WINNIPEG,  MB   River Walk
Start Point: Travel Manitoba, 1 Forks Market Rd  R3C 4L8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Windy City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Terry Fulton   204-453-2905  
tvful@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk on ice of Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: The Forks off Main Street
 

February 11
ALDERGROVE,  BC   Aldergrove Regional Park
Start Point: Aldergrove Regional Park, 8th Ave east of 272 St  V4W 2P4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Brenda / Frank Dudfield   604-584-1900  
dudfield@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: The park is very popular with families for easy trails, scenic landscapes along slow moving waterways through the forest.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #1 take exit #73 (264 St South); Left on 8th Ave to park entrance and to parking lot
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

February 11
OTTAWA,  ON   Winterlude Along the Ottawa River
Start Point: Mill Street Brew Pub, 555 Wellington St.  K1R 1C5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 10:00 - 11:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417, 613-794-2253  
mkarenvenema@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Add some spice to your weekend and join us for a Winterlude walk, North America's greatest winter festival. Join your fellow walkers for a meal or drink at the Mill Street Brew pub after your walk.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Trans-Canada Trail & Pavilion, Community, Bridges
 

February 11
QUÉBEC,  QC   Au Clair de Lune ($) Anniversaire 150/30
Start Point: Ski de fond Charlesbourg, 375, rue de l'Aventure  G2M 1N3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 16:30 - 17:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Aline Roy   418-353-8125  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche et souper / Walk and dinner. Sentier de montagne.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Autoroute Laurentienne Nord. À la sortie Georges-Muir tournez à droite puis à gauche sur le boul. Henri-Bourassa. Tournez à droite sur la rue Dublin.
 

February 11
VICTORIA,  BC   Bowker Creek Walk
Start Point: Allenby Park, corner of Dean St & Allenby  St (off Shelbourne St)  V8R 3B8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club   Judy Haynes / Louise Klaassen   250-385-8519  
yvolks@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Follow Bowker Creek as much as possible to Oak Bay & back. Through Camosun College, passing Na'Tsa'Maht (Aboriginal Gathering Place), Spirit Garden & residential areas.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria, North on Blanshard St; Right on Hillside Ave; Right on Richmond Rd; Left on Allenby St - 2 blocks to Park
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

February 12
HALIFAX,  NS   Halifax Walkabout
Start Point: West End Mall, 6990 Mumford Rd.  B3L 1S9
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Margaret Odell    902-454-9280   
odemargaret@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot
 

February 18
OTTAWA,  ON   Ottawa Voyageurs AGM Walk
Start Point: Royal Canadian Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Blvd.  K1C 1T1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 10:00 - 11:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Marion Boom   613-435-0568  
walking4fun2@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Start time for 10 K walkers is 10 AM; Start time for 5 K walkers is at 11 AM. The walk and lunch are free for all 2017 members of the Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club.
 

February 18
ST. ALBERT,  AB  
Start Point: St. Albert Place, west door, 5 St. Anne St.  T8N 3Z9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Lou Arsenault   780-289-0494  
aludger@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Streets and Trails of St. Albert.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, on Hwy 2 (St. Albert Trail), turn left (west) onto St. Anne St.  St. Albert Place will be on your right.  Start point is the far west door.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, Bridges
 

February 18
VICTORIA,  BC   Finnerty Gardens
Start Point: Henderson Park Recreation Centre, 2291 Cedar Hill Cross Rd  V8P 5H9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B / 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club   Judy Haynes / Joan papert   250-385-8519   
yvolks@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: 5k & 10k walk up trails to Mt Tolmie for a spectacular view overlooking the City of Victoria. Visit Finnerty Gardens & continue walking on trails through the University of Victoria. Towards the end of the 10k walk, if you feel like a challenge, walk along the beach & up 80 stairs to get a great view towards Vancouver.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria - North on Blanshard St; Right on Bay St; Left on Richmond Rd; Right on Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Pass Henderson Rd then Right at Rec Centre Entrance. (NB limited parking - OK to park on Cedar Hill Cross Rd)
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

February 19
COLE HARBOUR,  NS   Colby Village Walkabout
Start Point: Forest Hills Shopping Centre, 24 Forest Hills Parkway  B2V 1E7
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ron Kent / Dwight Perkins   902-434-5991 / 902-435-6397  
ron.kent@bellaliant.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Repeat of this walk to take place at 2pm.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Canadian Tire Store parking lot
 

February 19
QUÉBEC,  QC   Sentiers du Moulin ($)
Start Point: Sentiers du Moulin, 99, chemin du Moulin  G3B 0E1
Distances: 5, 10, 15   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Réjeanne Paré   418-842-7547  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Dans ce centre les sentiers sont mombreux pour pratiquer le ski de fond, la raquette et la marche.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Rte 175 Nord en direction de Saguenay jusqu'au km 103. Tourner à droite pour vous rendre au chalet d'accueil. /  Take Rte 175 North to 103 km to the Saguenay. Turn right to get to the chalet.
 

February 25
RED DEER,  AB   Guided Winter Walk / Snowshoe
Start Point: River Bend Golf & Recreation Area - parking lot at Club House , 3800 Riverbend Drive  T4N 5E2
Distances: 5, 7, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Anita Thomas   403-755-3016  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trail follows the river side, open meadows, ravine and wooded area with hill.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2 take Exit 401 into Red Deer, continue east on 67 Street to 30 Avenue, as you approach the roundabout, keep left, then left turn onto 30 Avenue, continue on 30 Avenue for 3 km to the entrance to River Bend Golf & Recreation Centre, left turn, continue down the hill to the parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

February 26
HALIFAX,  NS   Halifax and Point Pleasant Park
Start Point: Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park St.  B3J 3Y3
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ron Kent   902-434-5991  
ron.kent@bellaliant.net
 

February 26
QUÉBEC,  QC   Mont Bélair ($)
Start Point: Centre de ski de fond La Découverte, 1560, rue de la Découverte  G3K 2K8
Distances: 5, 10, 15   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Serge Lacoste   418-843-3302  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Ski, marche à raquette, marche / Ski, snowshoe, walk. Sentier de vélo transformé en piste de ski et raquette pour l’hiver.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Henri IV N, sortie ave. Industrielle Ouest, Pie XI Sud, avenue de la Montagne, rue de la Découverte
 

February 26
SURREY,  BC   Holland Park - Tri-Parks
Start Point: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd  V3T 2V8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sandi Walton / Brenda Morton   604-584-2980 / 604-597-7141  
slwalton@shaw.ca / jmorton@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through three city parks along trails & residential streets.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From King George Hwy, across from King George Sky-Train station enter parking lot from King George Blvd, under sky-train
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

February 26
VICTORIA,  BC   10 Mile Point Walk
Start Point: Cadboro-Gyro Park, Sinclair Rd & Cadboro Bay Rd  V8N 4G1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Susan Holloway   250-727-6826  
spholloway48@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Scenic walk on beach, the quiet roads of Ten Mile Point  & trails along the water  & through the Queen Alexandra Hospital grounds.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From downtown Victoria take Fort St which will change to Cadboro Bay Rd. Follow to Sinclair Rd & turn right.

 

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