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            APRIL 2017                  

 

April 01
SAANICHTON,  BC   Club Anniversary
Start Point: Central Saanich Municipal Hall, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Rd  V8M 2A9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Pat Grove   250-658-2325  
gropat@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk goes through daffodil fields with beautiful views of Gulf Islands.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 17 north; Left Mt Newton Cross Rd; After crossing Wallace Dr, Left into parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

April 01
ST. ALBERT,  AB   AGM potluck
Start Point: St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Dr.  T8N 5H6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 14:00 - 14:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Streets and trails of St. Albert. Walk followed by potluck and AGM.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, go north on Hwy 2 (St. Albert Trail) to St. Albert .  Turn left on  Green Grove Dr.  United Church is on the left
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges

April 01
MIRABEL, QC St-Augustin (150/30 Celebration)
Start Point: stationnement de l'aréna Jean Laurin, 8515
rue St-Jacques J7N 2A3
Distances: 10      Difficulty: 1B      Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St.-Eustache Johanne Desrosiers 450-430-2839
jdesrosiers25@videotron.ca   

April 02
QUÉBEC,  QC   Quartier Saint-Sauveur
Start Point: Parc Victoria, 6, rue Robert-Rumilly  G1K 2K5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Denise Voyer   418-988-1297  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche guidée culturelle
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

April 02
WELLINGTON,  NS   Grand Lake Trail
Start Point: 9 Sunnylea Road, 9 Sunnylea Road  B2T 1A2
Distances: 12   Difficulty: 3 B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Stephen Bloom   902-423-0760  
sbloom@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking at road edges.
 

April 08
BEAUMONT,  AB  
Start Point: Beaumont Aqua-Fit Centre, 5001 Rue Eaglemont  T4X 0H9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Karen Kangas   780-929-0406  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Paved trails around lakes and parks.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton exit Anthony Henday Dr. at 50 St. Turn left onto 50 St. and follow to Beaumont. Turn right on 50 Ave. Centre is located on corner of 50 Ave. and Rue Eaglemont (access from both roads). From QE2, go east on Hwy 625 to Beaumont. Turn left onto Regional Rd 243. Turn right onto 50 St. Turn left at Rue Eaglement.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

April 08
MAPLE RIDGE,  BC   Malcolm Knapp Research Forest
Start Point: Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, 14500 Silver Valley Rd  V4R 2R3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sandy Meyer   604-530-0364  
smeyer@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Hiking trails through the forest offering a variety of plants, animals & trees. Hiking poles recommended.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From either Lougheed Hwy or Dewdney Trunk Rd head North on 232 St; on top of hill; Right onto Silver Valley Rd
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

April 08
MEDICINE HAT,  AB  
Start Point: Tourist Centre, 8 Gehring Rd. SW  T1B 4W1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1A / 2A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly paved trails and sidewalks.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Trans Canada Hwy, exit at College Ave / Southridge Dr. Take Southridge Dr. south to Gehring Rd. to Tourist Centre (near Saamis Teepee).
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

April 08
WINDSOR,  NS   Windsor Walkabout
Start Point: Central Building Supplies Parking Lot, 42 Empire Ln  B0N 2T0
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sue Banks   902-472-2261  
theillsleys@eastlink.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through town of Windsor plus parks
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 5 off HWY 101 to Fort Edward Mall, Windsor, Central Building Supplies Parking Lot

April 08
MONTREAL, QC La petite Italie
Start Point: parc Dantes, au coin des rues Dantes (241) et Alma
Distances: 10      Difficulty: 1A      Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St.-Eustache     Louise Chabot    514-729-4577
DIRECTIONS TO START:
stationnement sur rues avoisinantes

April 09
MOUNT UNIACKE,  NS   Halifax Watershed, Mount Uniacke
Start Point: Shoulder of Hwy 101, Exit 3 ramp, Nova Scotia Hwy 101, Exit 3  B0J 1J0
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lily Conrod   902-466-4421  
benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking at area on off ramp. 44.593065,-64.178892
 

April 09
QUÉBEC,  QC   Quartier Limoilou
Start Point: Maison Dorion-Coulombe, 332, rue Domagaya  G1L 5B1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Carole Bruyère   418-843-6916  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche guidée culturelle
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

April 09
VICTORIA,  BC   Mount Doug Park
Start Point: Mount Douglas Park, Ash Rd & Cordova Bay Rd  V8N 4Y9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Ada Robinson   778-922-1950  
elrobin3350@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through lower trails of Mt Doug Park & streets and parks of Gordon Head.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  From downtown Victoria take Douglas St to Hillside Ave; turn right; follow to Shelbourne St; turn left, continue to Ash Rd to parking lot off intersection of Cordova Bay Rd & Ash Rd.
 

April 09
WINNIPEG,  MB   Southboine / Charleswood
Start Point: Charleswood Square, 4910 Roblin Blvd.  R3R 0G7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Windy City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Terry Fulton   204-453-2905  
tvful@shaw.ca
 

April 15
RED DEER,  AB   Potluck and Annual General Meeting
Start Point: Pioneer’s Lodge, 4324 46A Avenue  T4N 6S7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 14:00 - 14:30
Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta   Connie Simmons   403-309-5589  
vwcaclub@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Waskasoo Park trails and streets of Red Deer. This walk will precede a VWCA potluck supper at the historical Pioneer’s Lodge at 5:00 pm and the Annual General Meeting immediately following the potluck. Yearly Memberships can be renewed for 2017. You are welcome to join us for any part of the day. Food can be left in the Lodge while on the walk as there are full facilities. Please bring your own plate and utensils. Come out and socialize. Fun for the whole family.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2 take Exit 401 into Red Deer, continue east on 67 Street to Taylor Drive, right turn. Continue to 43 Street, left turn and continue to Spruce Drive, left turn and then right turn onto 43 Street, continue SA, as the road curves it now becomes 47 Avenue. The lodge is located on the corner of 47 Avenue and 44 Street - at the 3 way stop, turn right you can see the parking lot on the right.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

April 15
LAVAL, QC Ste-Rose de Laval
Start Point: Éco. Nature/Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, 345 boul. Ste-Rose Laval H7L 1M7
Distances: 10      Difficulty: 1A      Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St.-Eustache Daniel Toutant 450-434-9964
toutant2014retire@hotmail.com

April 16
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Lake Charles Trail
Start Point: Shubie Park Camp Ground Parking Lot, 30 John Benton Dr.  B2X 2V1
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lily Conrod   902-466-4421   
benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Campground Parking Lot

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phoenixVICTORIA VOLKSSPORT PHOENIX FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, APRIL 21 to SUNDAY, APRIL 23
The following notes pertain to the following four walks and swim for the Festival
START POINT: Greek Community Centre, 4648 Elk Lake Dr           V8Z 5M1
SPONSOR: Victoria International Walking Festival Society
TYPE: MuDW
CONTACT: Christine Desjardins          250-478-7020         phoenix@vvpf.ca
WEBSITE: http://www.vvpf.ca/
DIRECTIONS TO START: From city: Hwy 17A North, exit 11 Royal Oak Dr, left Royal Oak Dr right Elk Lake Dr from ferry: Hwy 17A South, right Elk Lake Dr
INFORMATION: Walks are on trails in Saanich parks. The swim is at Saanich Commonwealth Place next door to the Greek Community Centre. $10 Registration fee includes Friday @ 17:00 Meet & Greet. Cash bar & food available for purchase throughout the day. Check website for further details. 
 

April 21-23
VICTORIA,  BC   Phoenix Festival "Saanich Trails"
Start Point: Greek Community Centre, 4648 Elk Lake Dr  V8Z 5M1
Distances: 5, 10, (21 Sun only)   Difficulty: 2B   Registration Fri 10:00; Sat 07:00; Sun 08:00 - Fri 14:00; Sat 13:00; Sun 13:00
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk goes on trails through Saanich parks. Cash bar & food available for purchase throughout the day. Check website for further details.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Community
 

April 21-23
VICTORIA,  BC   Phoenix Festival "Oceanview Walk"
Start Point: Greek Community Centre, 4648 Elk Lake Dr  V8Z 5M1
Distances: 5, 10, (21, 32, 42 Sat only)   Difficulty: 2B   Registration Fri 10:00; Sat 07:00; Sun 08:00 - Fri 14:00; Sat 13:00; Sun 13:00
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk goes on trails through Saanich parks. Cash bar & food available for purchase throughout the day. Check website for further details.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS:  Community
 

April 21-23
VICTORIA,  BC   Phoenix Festival "Lake Walk"
Start Point: Greek Community Centre, 4648 Elk Lake Dr  V8Z 5M1
Distances: 5, 12   Difficulty: 2B   Registration Fri 10:00; Sat 07:00; Sun 08:00 - Fri 14:00; Sat 13:00; Sun 13:00
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk goes on trails through Saanich parks. Cash bar & food available for purchase throughout the day. Check website for further details.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Community
 

April 21-23
VICTORIA,  BC   Phoenix Festival "Broadmead Trails"
Start Point: Greek Community Centre, 4648 Elk Lake Dr  V8Z 5M1
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration Fri 10:00; Sat 07:00; Sun 08:00 - Fri 14:00; Sat 13:00; Sun 13:00
WALK DESCRIPTION:  Walk goes on trails through Saanich parks. Cash bar & food available for purchase throughout the day. Check website for further details.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Community
 

April 22 - 23   Swim
VICTORIA, BC Phoenix Festival Swim Event
Start Point: Greek Community Centre, 4648 Elk Lake Drive V8Z 5M1
Distance: 300m        Registration: 08:30 to 10:30

SWIM DESCRIPTION: The swim is at Saanich Commonwealth Place, next door to the Greek Community Centre. Two lanes are reserved at the pool 09:00 to 11:00 Saturday & Sunday.

 

April 22
COLDBROOK,  NS   Coldbrook Trails
Start Point: Sobey's Fast Fuel , 7230 Hwy 1  B4R 1A2
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Clem Fairclough   902-679-4814  
theillsleys@eastlink.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through woodlands and streets
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 14 off HWY 101 Sobey's Fast Fuel, Coldbrook
 

April 23
EAST RIVER,  NS   Labrador Castle Trail
Start Point: Shoulder of Hwy 103, Exit 7 ramp, Nova Scotia Hwy 103, Exit 7  B0J 3A0
Distances: 7, 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lionel Conrod / Jim Hoyle   902-466-4421 / 902-469-2690  
benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 3 off Hwy 101 and over the overpass. 44.840778,-63.805657
 

April 23
QUÉBEC,  QC   Les Insolites
Start Point: Musée de la Civilisation, 85, rue Dalhousie  G1K 8R2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Gilbert Pineau   418-843-7853  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche guidée culturelle dans la ville Québec
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

April 23
SYDNEY ,  NS   Open Hearth Park
Start Point: Open Hearth Park Recreational Trails, 109 Ferry St.  B1P 6A4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Julie Dzaich   902-562-5789  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through the Open Hearth Park trail system
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From down town Sydney continue to north end on George St. to Ferry St and Open Hearth Park
 

April 28
COCHRANE,  AB  
Start Point: Gleneagles Dr. parking lot, Gleneagles Dr. 
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 3A   Registration 17:30 - 18:00
Volkssport Association of Alberta   Sharon Tchir   780-340-5769  
sdtchir@me.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Paved trails on the hills around Gleneagles Golf Course with great views of Cochrane and the Bow Valley.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Cochrane, take Gleneagles Rd and watch for a parking lot on the right half way up the hill.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

April 29
COCHRANE,  AB   President's Walk
Start Point: Ramada Inn, 10 Westside Dr.  T4C 1M1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2A/2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Volkssport Association of Alberta   David Hall   780-951-2882  
davidhall@live.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly paved trails with views of the Bow River, residential sidewalks, and dirt trail up to the Men of Vision statue.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Calgary take 1A west to Cochrane.  Turn left on Hwy 22, right on Quigley and left on Westside.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

April 29
COCHRANE,  AB  
Start Point: Ramada Inn, 10 Westside Dr.  T4C 1M1
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 13:00 - 13:30
Volkssport Association of Alberta   Lou Arsenault   780--289-0494  
aludger@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly paved trails through parks, along the Bow River, residential sidewalks and downtown Cochrane.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Calgary take 1A west to Cochrane.  Turn left on Hwy 22, right on Quigley and left on Westside.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

April 29
FORT LANGLEY,  BC   Brae Island Regional Park & Historic Fort Langley
Start Point: Brae Island Regional Park, 9451 Glover Rd  V2W
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Ines Shearing / Dianne Hoskins   604-574-7675 / 604-805-3559  
inshe@shaw.ca / dallonsy@yahoo.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk on trails in Brae Island; the Historic Village of Fort Langley & park trails alongside the Fraser River.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 1 take exit #66 (232 St North); follow signs to Fort Langley; Right onto Glover Rd, cross Bedford Channel to park on Left;  Parking lot adjacent to entrance
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Trans-Canada Trail, Community, Bridges
 

April 29
PERTH,  ON   Festival of Maples
Start Point: Cafe Bean, 1 Sherbrooke St E  K7H 1A1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Picnic Shelter
 

April 29
TRURO,  NS   Victoria Park
Start Point: Victoria Park, main parking lot, Park Road  B2N 4E4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   Tom McNutt / Ibel Scammell   902-895-1231 / 902-895-8445  
tmmcnutt@eastlink.ca / iscammell@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Main parking lot, Park Road entrance
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: New Bridges

April 29
RAWDON, QC Rawdon
Start Point: 99 magazin Maxi Rawdon, 33 rue Queen J0K 1S0
Distances: 10      Difficulty: 2C      Registration: 09:30 – 10:00
Club Volksmarche La Foulée de St.-Eustache Mario Lauzon 450-430-4829
jdesrosiers25@videotron.ca

April 30
COCHRANE,  AB   150/30 Celebration Walk
Start Point: Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, 255001 Glenbow Rd.  T4C 0B7
Distances: 6, 12   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 8:30 - 09:00
Volkssport Association of Alberta   David Hall   780-951-2882  
davidhall@live.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Paved and gravel trails through the hills of historic Glenbow ranch.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Calgary's Stoney Trail take 1A 14 km west to Glenbow Rd.  Turn south on Glenbow Rd. for about 3 km.  From Cochrane, take 1A east to Glenbow Rd. and turn south.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Trans-Canada Trail
 

April 30
HALIFAX,  NS   MacIntosh Run
Start Point: South Centre Mall, 16 Dentith Road  B2R 2K8
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Sandy Hickey   902-466-3816  
sandyhickey@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: South Centre Mall is located at Herring Cove Road at Dentith Rd.
 

April 30
QUÉBEC,  QC   Les Escaliers de Québec # 2
Start Point: Collège Mérici, 755, Grande-Allée Ouest  G1S 1C1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Suzanne Richard   418-915-5392  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Marche guidée
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

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