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Canadian Volkssport Federation

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            SEPTEMBER 2018                  

 

September 01
QC   Saguenay ($) exclusif aux membres
Start Point: Brochure du club
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Georgette Martel   418-915-7804   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

September 01
COURTENAY,  BC   Mt. Washington - Paradise Meadows
Start Point: Raven Lodge, Strathcona Parkway & Washington Way, Courtenay  V9J 1L0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Comox Glacier Wanderers Volkssport Club   Crystal Husarski   250-898-8612   cgwvolks@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 19, Inland Island Hwy take Mt Washington Rd/Strathcona Parkway; Left on Washington Way to Raven Lodge Parking lot.
WALK DESCRIPTION: A beautiful mountain walk on good trails.

 

September 02
MT. UNIACKE,  NS   Uniacke Estate Museum Park Trails
Start Point: Uniacke Estate Museum Park, 758 NS Trunk 1, Mt. Uniacke  B0N 1Z0
Distances: 6, 12   Difficulty: 2B  / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ken and Pat Clahane   902-440-0696   kvclahane@eastlink.ca

 

September 02
VICTORIA,  BC   McMinn Park
Start Point: McMinn Park, Maple Grove St, Victoria  V8Y 3B9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Jan Lewis   250-665-6062  
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From downtown on Hwy 17, take Royal Oak exit; right on Royal Oak Ave; left on McMorran Way; right on Sunnymead Way; right on Maplegrove St.
WALK DESCRIPTION: After an exhilarating uphill climb, be rewarded by fabulous views & then a walk on the beach in Cordova Bay. 5 km route avoids the climb.

 

September 08
MEDICINE HAT,  AB  
Start Point: Ross Glen Water Park, Ross Glen Road SE, Medicine Hat  T1B 3X9
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 08:30 - 09:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Dan Weatherbee   403-526-8104   dweather@memlane.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From the Trans Canada Hwy, turn north on Dunmore Road to Carry Drive. Turn east (right) on Carry Drive and right to Ross Glen Road to a parking lot in the green area on your left.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Red shale, paved trails and rolling hills.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

September 08
OTTAWA,  ON  
Start Point: Hog’s Back Park Pavilion, Hog's Back Rd, Ottawa  K1A 0M2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332   sassyg@rogers.com

 

September 08
STONEHAM,  QC   Vallée-de-la-Jacques-Cartier ($)
Start Point: Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Rte 175 N, sortie 182 - 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
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

September 08
VICTORIA,  BC   Saanich Commonwealth Place
Start Point: Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria  V8Z 7K2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   George / Diane Copley   250-386-1279   gcopley@telus.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Traveling from Victoria on Hwy 17, take Royal Oak exit; left on Royal Oak Ave; right on Elk Lake Dr.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk on trails to Beaver Lake & on country roads.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

September 09
CARROLL'S CORNER,  NS   Mastodon Ridge
Start Point: Carroll's Corner Community Centre, 9 Milford Road, Carroll's Corner  B0N 1Y0
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Elaine Dawson   902-883-1364   emdlantz@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Conrod Settlement, from Hwy 107 take exit 21 to Conrod Settlement.

 

September 09
GLACE BAY,  NS  
Start Point: Shell Gas Bar, 99 Reserve St., Glace Bay  B1A 4W3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Don MacKenzie   902-539-8512   bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Sydney, take Hwy 4 E to Glace Bay.

September 09
SPRUCE GROVE,  AB  
Start Point: Grant Fuhr Arena, 9 Agrena Rd., Spruce Grove  T7X 2C8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Devon Discovery Walkers   Bob and DianeDuncan   780-963-4145   duncanra@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Drive from the east or west on Hwy 16A to Spruce Grove. Turn north on King St. and drive to Agrena Rd, turn right to parking lot beside arena.
WALK DESCRIPTION: City parks trail system and sidewalks through downtown.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

September 14
NORTH BAY,  ON   End of summer Walk
Start Point: Rotary Shelter at the waterfront, Memorial Dr, North Bay 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 15:30 - 16:00
Gateway Walkers Club   André Tardif   705-495-2242   tardifandre@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Rotary Shelter at the waterfront

 

September 15
JASPER,  AB   Valley of the Five Lakes
Start Point: Valley of the Five Lakes Trailhead, Highway 93, Jasper 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 08:30 - 09:00Volkssport Association of Alberta   Glenda Palmer   780-982-8971   glendafpalmer@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Jasper follow Hwy. 93 south about 9 km to the Valley of the Five Lakes Trailhead on the left.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Natural trails through forest, meadow, and around 5 beautiful small lakes.

 

September 15
JUDIQUE,  NS   NS Marathon
Start Point: The Judique Flyer Trail, 5471 NS Hwy 19, Judique Nova Scotia, Judique  B9A 1A3
Distances: 5, 10, 15, 20, 42   Difficulty: 2A / 2B / 2C   Registration 08:00 - 08:30
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Don MacKenzie, Cal Thistle   902-539-8512   bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From the Canso Causeway in Port Hasting go north on Hwy 19 (27k) to the SP at the Community Hall and Celtic Music Centre in Judique
WALK DESCRIPTION: The NS marathon event will take place on the Judique Flyer Trail. A detailed brochure is avaliable.

 

September 15
LANGLEY TOWNSHIP,  BC   Walnut Grove
Start Point: Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr, Langley Township  V1M 2N7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Denise Roussel   604-533-8881   droussel@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #1 take exit 58 (200 St North); Right on 88 Ave; Left on Walnut Grove Dr .
WALK DESCRIPTION: The walk takes you along Urban Trails & residential Streets.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community

 

September 15
OTTAWA,  ON   34th Annual Ottawa Voyageurs Walk
Start Point: Jonny Canuck's Bar & Grill, 900 Watters Rd., Ottawa  K4A 0B4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 10:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Claire Goulet   613-590-7870   clairegoulet@rogers.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Jonny+Canuck's+Bar+%26+Grill/@45.4823694,-75.4753051,
17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cce13baefb4dc0d:0x1de8e30c1bc3d3e1!8m2!3d45.4823694!4d-75.4731164

WALK DESCRIPTION: Join us and discover Princess Louise Falls, an Orleans gem that towers in clear view from St. Joseph Blvd. This walk follows the walking trails that lead to this very accessible and scenic waterfall.

 

September 15
VICTORIA,  BC   Harvest Walk
Start Point: Centennial Park , 7500 block Wallace Dr, Victoria  V8M 2H6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B / 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club   Judy Haynes /Hazel Dunham   250-385-8519 / 250-385-5439   yvolks@telus.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria - North on Patricia Bay Hwy; Left on Mt Newton Cross Rd; Left on Wallace Dr. Park on Right – diagonal parking along the fence.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk along the trails of Centennial Park in Saanich, through residential Brentwood Bay, country roads & farms. Enjoy some blackberries along the way before you finish the walk on different trails in Centennial Park. The walk is followed by a pot luck picnic lunch.  Coffee & cookies will be supplied.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

September 16
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Chain of Lakes Trail
Start Point: Joseph Howe Drive Superstore, 3601 Joseph Howe Dr., Dartmouth  B3L 4H8
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Dan Haycock   902-479-2817   dan.h@bellaliant.net

 

September 16
JASPER,  AB   Lac Beauvert and Old Fort Point
Start Point: Old Fort Point Trailhead, Old Fort Point Road, Jasper  T0E 1E0
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 08:30 - 09:00 Volkssport Association of Alberta   Glenda Palmer   780-982-8971   glendafpalmer@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Jasper follow Hwy. 93A south a short distance. to the Old Fort Point/Lac Beauvert access road. Turn left, cross the bridge and park in the lot on the right.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trails around beautiful Lac Beauvert, and up to the summit of Old Fort Point.

 

September 16
ST-URBAIN,  QC   Château Beaumont ($)
Start Point: Château Beaumont, Route 60, km 10, St-Urbain 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Carole Beaulieu   418-529-7643   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

September 16
WINNIPEG,  MB   St. Norbert
Start Point: St. Norbert Community Centre Parking Lot, 3450 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg  R3V 1A1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Windy City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Terry Fulton   204-453-2905   tvful@shaw.ca

 

September 17
GRAND PRE,  NS   Grande Pre dyke walk
Start Point: Grand Pre National Park, Grand Pre Museum parking lot, 2205 grand Pre Road, Grand Pre  B0P 1M0
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Debbie White   902-538-8282   theillsleys@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 10 off HWY 101, Grand Pre, follow signs to National Park
WALK DESCRIPTION: Dykeland walk

 

September 20
ST. ALBERT,  AB   Fall Equinox
Start Point: Kingswood Park Shelter, Sir Winston Churchill Ave. East, St. Albert 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:00 - 18:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sharon Tchir   780-340-5769   sdtchir@me.com
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 right.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly paved trails along the river valley, ravines and parks of St. Albert. Bring a flashlight for this annual fall equinox walk.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Murals

 

September 22
MIQUELON LAKE,  AB  
Start Point: Park Centre Info Exhibit parking lot, Hwy 21 to Camrose & east of Hwy 623, Miquelon Lake 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 10:00 - 10:30
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Judy Zimmel / Louise L.   780-352-7407 / 780-352-2122  
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, take Hwy 14 to Hwy 21 south to Hwy 623, then east on Hwy 623 to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. From Calgary, take Hwy 2 to Leduc. Turn east on Hwy 623. Proceed to park entrance. Go past park gate to Park Centre parking lot on left side of the road.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Along Miquelon Lake on rolling hills among the trees and smaller lakes.

 

September 22
VICTORIA,  BC   Layritz Park
Start Point: Layritz Park, Layritz Ave, Victoria  V8Z 7C3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Rob Dalrymple    250-658-4998   robdal@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Enter Glyn Rd off Wilkinson Rd; right on Layritz Ave.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through several parks connected by country roads of Saanich.

 

September 23
HALIFAX,  NS   Hemlock Ravine
Start Point: Rockingham Ridge Plaza, 30 Farnham Gate Road, Halifax  B3M 3E3
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 3B / 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Sue Banks   902-472-2261   sclb199@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Use first parking lot opposite Trinity church

 

September 23
LANGLEY,  BC   Derby Reach Regional Park
Start Point: Edgewater Bar Picnic Area, 21600 Allard Cres, Langley  V1M 3W1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2C   Registration 08:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Gina & Daniel L'Herbier   604-594-5501   lherbier@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy #1 take exit 58 (200 St North); Right on 96 Ave; Left on 208 St; Right on Allard Cres.
WALK DESCRIPTION: The Edgewater Bar section & a forest loop along the Houston Trail is an historic area.  The scenic trails follow the shoreline of the Fraser River.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

September 23
ST-RAYMOND,  QC   Vallée-du-Bras-du-Nord ($)
Start Point: Accueil Shannahan, 2180, Rang Saguenay, St-Raymond  G3L 3G0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Michel Tessier   418-843-6916   volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

September 23
WABAMUM LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK,  AB  
Start Point: Wabamum Lake Provincial Park, Day Use area, Township Road 531A, Wabamum Lake Provincial Park  T0E 0N0
Distances: 5, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Devon Discovery Walkers   Bob and DianeDuncan   780-963-4145   duncanra@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, west on Hwy 16 (Yellowhead Hwy) turn south at Intersection 327, Wabamum Lake Park / Kapasiwan turnoff. Follow road to park entrance, turn right and follow Day Use Area signs to Start Point.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Gravel trails, residential streets in the Village of Wabamum and park area.

 

September 27
BAIE ST-PAUL,  QC   Une nuit au couvent ($)
Start Point: Voir brochure du club, , Baie St-Paul 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 10:30 - 11:00
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

 

September 29
EDMONTON,  AB   Oktoberfest
Start Point: Capilano Park, 10988 50 St. NW, Edmonton 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033   walksalot2@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Wayne Gretzky Dr. (75 St. ) take 106 Ave. exit east. SA on 106 Ave. Left turn onto 50 St.  Turn left onto Capilano Park Rd.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walks on the N. Saskatchewan River Valley trail system. Lunch of bratwurst, sauerkraut and dessert supplied at nominal cost.

 

September 29
EDMONTON,  AB   Oktoberfest
Start Point: Capilano Park, 10988 50 St. NW, Edmonton 
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:00 - 12:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033   walksalot2@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Wayne Gretzky Dr. (75 St. ) take 106 Ave. exit east. SA on 106 Ave. Left turn onto 50 St.  Turn left onto Capilano Park Rd.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walks on the N. Saskatchewan River Valley trail system.

 

September 29
GATINEAU,  QC   NCC Fall Rhapsody
Start Point: Gatineau Park, see the OVO website for more details., Gatineau 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:30
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Benoit Pinsonneault   613-746-9071   benoitpinson@rogers.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: The NCC Fall Rhapsody Festival offers a spectacular chance to experience the beauty of the season in the heart of Gatineau Park, while being surrounded by the most picturesque scenery imaginable.

 

September 29
KENTVILLE,  NS   Kentville Gorge
Start Point: The Gorge parking Lot, 53 Gladys Porter Drive, off Main St., Kentville 
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Earle Illsley   902 678-3791   theillsleys@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Follow signs to The Gorge park, off main Street, Kentville
WALK DESCRIPTION: woodland walk

 

September 29
SACKVILLE,  NB   Sackville (town)
Start Point: Tourist Bureau, 34 Mallard Drive, Sackville  E4L 4C3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   George Woodburn   506-546-0057   georgewoodburn@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 504, left to cross overpass, left at traffic lights

 

September 29
SACKVILLE,  NB   Sackville (country)
Start Point: Tourist Bureau, 34 Mallard Drive, Sackville  E4L 4C3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   George Woodburn   506-546-0057   georgewoodburn@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit 504, left to cross overpass, left at traffic lights

 

September 30
BURNABY,  BC  
Start Point: Beach parking lot, 5400-block Sperling Ave, Burnaby  V5E 2T2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club   JC & Hélène Dompierre    604-224-5547   vancouverventurers@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Start point is south of Canada Way. By car: From Canada Way, south on Sperling Ave for 3 blocks. Right into parking lot. By transit: From Metrotown SkyTrain Station, bus #144 (SFU) to Sperling Ave at Deer Lake Ave. Walk 2 blocks south on Sperling to parking lot.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk trails and boardwalks in Deer Lake Park and pass Burnaby Village Museum and City Hall.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community

 

September 30
CHARLESBOURG,  QC   Centre de ski de fond de Charlesbourg
Start Point: Ski de fond de Charlesbourg, 375, rue de l'Aventure, Charlesbourg  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
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

 

September 30
COXHEATH,  NS   Cantley Village
Start Point: MacKinnon Avenue, 9 MacKinnon Ave., Cantley Village, Coxheath  B1R 2J1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Cal Thistle   902-567-6702   bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 125 East or West take Exit 5A into Coxheath and continue to Cantley Village
WALK DESCRIPTION: Fourth Annual Presidents Walk Event. BBQ and pot-luck after the walk.

 

September 30
MAHONE BAY,  NS   Scarecrow Walk
Start Point: Parking lot opposite Trinity Church, 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay  B0J 2E0
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Margaret Odell   902-454-9280    odemargaret@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot across from Trinity Church.

 

September 30
VICTORIA,  BC   Gyro Park - Mystic Vale
Start Point: Cadboro-Gyro Park, Sinclair Rd & Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria  V8N 4G1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Gail Tupper   250-477-4472   gailtupper@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From downtown Victoria take Fort St, which will change to Cadboro Bay Rd. Follow to Sinclair Rd & turn right.
WALK DESCRIPTION: Lovely walk on Cadboro Bay’s streets & trails including University of Victoria chip trails & beautiful Mystic Vale.


 

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