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Canadian Volkssport Federation

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            MARCH 2018                  

 

March 03
MEDICINE HAT,  AB  
Start Point: Royal Canadian Legion, 702 - 2 St. SE, Medicine Hat  T1A 0E1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 12:30  - 13:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Dan Weatherbee   403-526-8104   dweather@memlane.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.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Shale, sidewalk and paved trail.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges

 

March 04
COLE HARBOUR,  NS   Cole Harbour Walkabout
Start Point: Cole Harbour Place, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour  B2W 6C6
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Margaret Odell / Dan Haycock   902-454-9280 / 902-479-2817   odemargaret@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot

 

March 04
SAINT-JOACHIM,  QC   Cap-Tourmente
Start Point: Réserve nationale de faune du Cap-Tourmente, 570, ch. du Cap-Tourmente, Saint-Joachim, Saint-Joachim  G0A 3X0
Distances: 5, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Lucie Lambert   418-828-0083   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: raquette / marche / snowshoe or walk
 

March 04
SURREY,  BC   Mud Bay Park
Start Point: Mud Bay Park, 4915 Railway Rd, Surrey  V35 0L2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Brenda & Frank Dudfield   778-859-0201   dudfield@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From King George Blvd (Hwy# 99A), West on Colebrook Rd; From Hwy 10, South on 120 St (Scott Rd); Left New McLellan Rd; Right on 125A St; fork Left on Station St; Left Colebrook Rd; Right 127A St.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk along the dyke & enjoy the beautiful shoreline with great bird watching.  The tidal marshes & eelgrass beds along the shoreline represent an important stop for migrating fowl.

 

March 10
DUCHESNAY,  QC   Duchesnay ($)
Start Point: Station touristique Duchesnay, 140, route Duchesnay, Duchesnay  G3N 0J3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Lucie Roy   418-622-6527   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: ski / raquette / marche / cross country ski, snowshoe or walk

 

March 10
NORTH SAANICH,  BC   Club AGM
Start Point: BC Aviation Museum, 1910 Norseman Rd, North Saanich  V8L 5V5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Ed Kucey   250-658-2325   gropat@telus.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 17 north; exit at McTavish Rd Interchange; Right on Canora Rd; left on Norseman Rd to parking lot.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Easy walk on path around airport. Potluck lunch & Club AGM to follow.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

March 11
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Portland Estates Walkabout
Start Point: Superstore Parking Lot, 650 Portland St., Dartmouth  B2W 6A3
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Elaine Ryan   902-444-4571   dap@accesscable.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot

 

March 11
WEST VANCOUVER,  BC  
Start Point: Snug Cove, Ferry dock, West Vancouver  V0N 1G0
Distances: 6, 10, 12, 16   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration TBA  
Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club   Pat Clegg   604-437-5736   vancouverventurers@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Start point is ferry dock on island. By car: Take Highway 1 westbound to Horseshoe Bay Village. Pay parking. By transit: From Downtown Vancouver, bus #250 or #257 (Horseshoe Bay) to ferry terminal.
WALK DESCRIPTION: “Experience an island park rich in history and natural beauty, learn stories of early island visitors, take in mountain and ocean views, and stroll forested trails to peaceful Killarney Lake.” (from Crippen Regional Park brochure)
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, Bridges

 

March 17
OTTAWA, ON St. Patrick’s Day
Start Point: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr. K2G 5K7
Distances:  5, 10   Difficulty: 2B    Registration: 09:30 for a 10:00 group start
Nepean Nomads    Lorna Giles 613-224-1332  sassyg@rogers.com

March 17
VANCOUVER,  BC   Richmond Central & East Dyke Tails
Start Point: Dublin Crossing Irish Pub, 466 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver  V5X 0C4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Jan & Rick Bortolussi   604-594-8002   rbortolussi@dccnet.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #91W take Hwy #99N; exit 41A to SW Marine Dr.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk across the SkyTrain trail to Richmond, than along the Richmond Dyke & trails.

 

March 18
BEDFORD,  NS   Bedford Walkabout
Start Point: Bedford Place Mall, 1658 Bedford Hwy, Bedford  B4A 2X9
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B/3B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Jim Hoyle   902-469-2690   hoylejim@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Superstore Parking Lot. Go to the left of Superstore Parking Lot.

 

March 18
ST-GABRIEL-DE-VALCARTIER,  QC   Mont St-Sacrement
Start Point: Mont St-Sacrement, 200, boul. Saint-Sacrement, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier  G0A 4S0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Réjeanne Paré   418-842-7547   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

March 18
VICTORIA,  BC   Crystal Pool
Start Point: Crystal Pool, 2275 Quadra St, Victoria  V8T 4C4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A / 2B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Diane Madson   250-477-4785   doc.di46@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: On east side of Quadra Street at corner of Queens Ave. Park on nearby streets.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Explore the nooks and crannies of Summit Park and the Fernwood area.

 

March 24
COLWOOD,  BC   Latoria Creek Park
Start Point: Olympic View Golf Course, 643 Latoria Rd, Colwood  V9C 3A3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Sandy Malcolm   250-812-0303   cragybeach_125@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 1 north; take exit 14 Langford to Veterans Memorial Parkway South; continue to end; Right on Latoria Rd; immediately turn Left into driveway & follow to Parking area.
WALK DESCRIPTION: A more challenging walk through Latoria Creek Park & surrounding streets with views of the Olympic Mountains.

 

March 24
QUÉBEC,  QC   Camp Mercier ($)
Start Point: Camp Mercier, km 94, route 175 Nord en direction de Saguenay, Québec 
Distances: 5, 10, 15   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Irénée Lessard   418-842-0424   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: ski / raquette / marche / cross country ski, snowshoe or walk

 

March 24
SURREY,  BC   22nd Street - Softball City
Start Point: Softball City picnic shelter near tower, 2199 - 148 St, Surrey  V4A 8L5
Distances: 5, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Jerry Van Zuuk & Markku Vuorensivu   604-837-1869 / 778-232-6097   jvz1953@yahoo.com / salamasakari@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #99 or Hwy #99A (King George Blvd) take exit 32 Ave West which becomes 148 St; turn into park entrance
WALK DESCRIPTION: The walk takes you through Urban Forest, Nature Trails, residential Streets.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community

 

March 25
BEDFORD,  NS   Bedford Walk, Admirals Park
Start Point: Mill Cove Shopping Centre, 961 Bedford Hwy, Bedford  B4A 1A9
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3B   Registration 9:30  - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Marina Potter   902-835-8878   redchummy@aol.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Sobey's Parking Lot

March 31
SAANICHTON,  BC   Club Anniversary
Start Point: Central Saanich Municipal Hall, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Rd, Saanichton  V8M 2A9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration: 9:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Pat Grove   250-658-2325   gropat@telus.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 17 north; Left Mt Newton Cross Rd; After crossing Wallace Dr, Left into parking lot. 
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk goes through daffodil fields with beautiful views of Gulf Islands. 
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

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