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            MARCH 2017                  

 

March 04
MEDICINE HAT,  AB  
Start Point: Royal Canadian Legion, 702 - 2 St. SE  T1A 0E1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Shale, sidewalk and paved trail.
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
 

March 05
COLE HARBOUR,  NS   Cole Harbour Walkabout
Start Point: Cole Harbour Place, 51 Forest Hills Parkway  B2W 6C6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 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 05
QUÉBEC,  QC   Les Trois Sommets ($)
Start Point: Centre de ski de fond Charlesbourg, (sortie Georges-Muir, aut. 73), 375, rue de l'Aventure  G2M 1N3
Distances: 5, 13   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Michel Pellerin   418-843-9791  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Raquette, marche guidée
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.
 

March 11
NORTH SAANICH,  BC   Club AGM
Start Point: BC Aviation Museum, 1910 Norseman Rd  V8L 5V5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Ed Kucey   250-658-2325  
gropat@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Easy walk on path around airport. Potluck lunch & Club AGM to follow.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 17 north; exit at McTavish Rd Interchange; Right on Canora Rd; left on Norseman Rd to parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

March 11
SURREY,  BC   Clayton Heights
Start Point: Dublin Crossing Pub, 18789 Fraser Hwy  V2S 7Y3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Daniel / Gina L'Hebier   604-594-5501  
lherbier@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through Clayton Heights along residential streets, parks & trails.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #1 take exit #53 (176 St South);  Left on Fraser Hwy
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

March 12
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Portland Estates Walkabout
Start Point: Superstore Parking Lot, 650 Portland St.  B2W 6A3
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Elaine Ryan / Dwight Perkins   902-444-4571 / 902-435-6397  
dap@accesscable.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Repeat of this walk to take place at 2pm.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot
 

March 12
PETITE-RIVIÈRE-ST-FRANÇOIS,  QC   Massif de la Petite-Rivière-St-François ($)
Start Point: Chalet de ski de fond, 61, chemin du Massif Petite-Rivière-St-François  G0A 2L0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Georgette Martel   418-570-2450  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Ski, marche à raquette, marche / Ski, snowshoe, walk. Parcours assez difficile qui fait admirer des panoramas magnifiques.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: De Québec prendre la route 138 en direction de Baie St-Paul. Peu avant Baie St-Paul, tourner à droite pour le Massif de la Petite-Rivière-St-François. Suivre les indications pour le chalet de ski de fond.
 

March 18
RED DEER,  AB   Guided Winter Walk / Snowshoe
Start Point: MacKenzie Trail Recreation Area Picnic Shelter, end of 45 Avenue 
Distances: 5, 7, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Connie Simmons   403-309-5589  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trail winds through beautiful woodland nature area. Washrooms located at picnic area.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2 take Exit 401 into Red Deer, continue east on 67 Street to Gaetz Avenue, merge right to continue on Gaetz Avenue (down hill), left turn at 55 Street, continue to 45 Avenue, left turn, continue until the road ends. Entrance to recreation area on the left. We will meet at the first parking lot, past the pond on the left.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

March 19
BEDFORD,  NS   Bedford Walkabout
Start Point: Bedford Place Mall, 1658 Bedford Hwy  B4A 2X9
Distances: 11   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lionel Conrod   902-466-4421  
benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Superstore Parking Lot. Go to the left of Superstore Parking Lot.
 

March 19
QUÉBEC,  QC   Vallée-de-la-Jacques-Cartier ($)
Start Point: Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, sortie 182, rte 175 N, 103, chemin du Parc National, Stoneham  G3C 2T5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Michel Pellerin   418-843-9791  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche facile le long de la rivière et plus difficile en montagne.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Prendre la 175 Nord, sortie 182
 

March 19
VICTORIA,  BC   Crystal Pool + VABC AGM
Start Point: Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre, 2275 Quadra St  V8T 4C4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Volkssport Association of British Columbia   Diane Madson   250-477-4785  
gib1mad2@yahoo.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Explore the nooks & crannies of the Fernwood area. Walk will be followed by VABC AGM
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: On east side of Quadra Street at corner of Queens Ave. Park on nearby streets.
 

March 25
COLWOOD,  BC   Latoria Creek Park
Start Point: Olympic View Golf Course, 643 Latoria Rd  V9C 3A3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Rick Desjardins   250-478-7020  
rickandchristine@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: A more challenging walk through Latoria Creek Park & surrounding streets with views of the Olympic Mountains.
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.
 

March 25
QUÉBEC,  QC   Camp-Mrcier ($)
Start Point: Réserve faunique des Laurentides, Camp-Mercier, km 94, route 175 Nord en direction de Saguenay 
Distances: 5, 10, 15   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Irénée Lessard   418-842-0424  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Ski, marche à raquette, marche / Ski, snowshoe, walk. Beaux parcours dans un superbe parc. Pistes de catégorie moyenne à difficile.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Prendre la 175 Nord. Le camp Mercier est situé au km 94.
 

March 25
LASALLE, QC Parc des Rapides
Start Point: Parc des Rapides, angle du boul. LaSalle et 7e avenue
Distances: 10       Difficulty: 1A       Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St.-Eustache Dominic DeBroux 450-983-2839    debrouxd@yahoo.ca    

DIRECTIONS TO START: stationnement sur rues avoisinantes

March 26
BEDFORD,  NS   Bedford Walk, Admirals Park
Start Point: Mill Cove Shopping Centre, 961 Bedford Hwy  B4A 1A9
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Bob and Carolyn Baker   902-462-5633  
crlbkr2@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Sobey's Parking Lot
 

March 26
SURREY,  BC   Kwomais Point Park
Start Point: Kwomais Point Park, 1367 - 128 St  V4A 3T5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Jerry van Zuuk / Markku Vuorensivu   604-837-1869  
jvz1953@yahoo.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Stunning views across the bay to Tsawwassen & beyond to Vancouver Island & the San Juan Islands.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #99 take exit # 10 (King George Blvd) towards South Surrey; turn Right onto Crescent Rd; Left on 128 St
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community

 

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