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            SEPTEMBER 2017                  

 

September 02
AB   Troll Falls
Start Point: Ribbon Creek Trailhead parking lot, Ribbon Creek Road 
Distances: 5, 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:00 - 13:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Natural trails through meadows and forest to Troll Falls and along Ribbon Creek.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 40 south of the Trans Canada to Kananaskis Village turn off (Mt. Allan Dr.) Turn left on to Centennial Drive and first right onto Ribbon Creek Rd. to Ribbon Creek trail head parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

September 02
KANANASKIS VILLAGE,  AB   Kananaskis Village
Start Point: Kananaskis Village Centre parking lot, Centennial Dr. 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Paved and natural trails around Kananaskis Village and on the Terrace Trail with broad views of the valley.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 40 south of the Trans Canada to Kananaskis Village turn off (Mt. Allan Dr.) Turn left on to Centennial Drive and follow signs to Kananaskis Village parking .

September 02
COURTENAY,  BC   150/30 Celebration
Start Point: Raven Lodge, Strathcona Parkway & Washington Way  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
WALK DESCRIPTION: A beautiful mountain walk on good trails.
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.

September 03
AB   Upper Kananaskis Lake South Shore
Start Point: Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail Head, Kananaskis Lakes Trail 
Distances: 6, 8, 10, 12   Difficulty: 1B/ 3C   Registration 8:30 - 09:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Natural trails along the south shore of Upper Kananaskis Lake. Optional walk up to Rawson Lake.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 40 south of the Trans Canada and turn right on to Kananaskis Lakes Trail   and turn left at the sign to the Upper Kananaskis Trail Head.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

September 03
AB   Upper Kananaskis Lake - Dams
Start Point: Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail Head, Kananaskis Lakes Trail 
Distances: 6, 10, 12   Difficulty: 2B/ 3C   Registration 13:00 - 13:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Natural trails along the northeast shore of Upper Kananaskis Lake.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 40 south of the Trans Canada and turn right on to Kananaskis Lakes Trail   and turn left at the sign to the Upper Kananaskis Trail Head.

 

September 03
ÎLE D'ORLÉANS,  QC   Sur les Battures
Start Point: Saint-François de l'île d'Orléans, Tour d'Observation, 325, chemin Royal  G0H 3S0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration selon la marée -
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
 

September 03
MT. UNIACKE,  NS   Uniacke Estate Museum Park Trails
Start Point: Uniacke Estate Museum Park, 758 NS Trunk 1  B0N 1Z0
Distances: 6, 12   Difficulty: 2B  / 3C   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Nancy MacNeil / Ken Clahane   902-835-6162 / 902-861-4372  
nbasinview@msn.com / theclahanes@eastlink.ca
 

September 03
VICTORIA,  BC   McMinn Park
Start Point: McMinn Park, Maplegrove St.  V8Y 3B9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Ada Robinson   778-922-1950  
elrobin3350@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: After an exhilarating uphill climb, be rewarded by fabulous views & then a walk on the beach in Cordova Bay.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  From Royal Oak Ave, turn at McMorran Way; right at Sunnymead Way; right on Maplegrove St.
 

September 04
AB   Alberta Majesty
Start Point: Elbow Lake Trail Head, Hwy 40 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Natural trails up to Elbow Lake and Edworthy Falls.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Follow Hwy 40 south of the Trans Canada  (Hwy 1) for 62 km.  Elbow Lake Trail Head on your left.
 

September 09
CHÂTEAU-RICHER,  QC   Château-Richer / Cap Tourmente
Start Point: Château-Richer, Moulin du Petit-Pré, 7007, avenue Royale  G0A 1N0
Distances: 40, 55   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 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
 

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flagsInternational Friendship Walks Weekend

Note: A passport, Nexus Pass or enhanced drivers license is required for the border crossing.
It is HIGHLY recommended that participants have proper and adequate medical insurance

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 09                  Open start 09:00 – 10:00
POINT ROBERTS - Washington - International Friendship Walk
START POINT:
Kiniski’s Reef Tavern                 1334 Gulf Rd, Point Roberts WA. 98281
DISTANCES: 6, 11k                             RATING: 1A
SPONSOR: NW Tulip Trekkers
CONTACT: Tom Stabile       360-966-2346         tandmwa@frontier.com/www.nwtrekkers.org            
DIRECTIONS TO START: From I-5 Cross Canadian/USA border. I-5 becomes BC 99 N in Canada; Take exit 26 towards BC-17; Left at 56th St (Tsawwassen/Pt. Roberts); Cross border to Pt. Roberts; continue straight onto Tyee Dr; Turn right onto Gulf Rd.
INFORMATION: Enjoy stunning views of the Strait of Georgia, San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and Mount Baker. Walk through coastal parks, a world-class marina and along the Canadian/US Border passing historic Boundary Marker No. 1. This unique part of Washington State is on a peninsula reached via car by driving through SW British Columbia, Canada. 

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 09                          12:00 - 15:00
DELTA – Tsawwassen - Boundary Bay Regional Park - International Friendship Walk
START POINT:
Centennial Beach Concession Building, 570 Boundary Bay Rd.                  V4L 1N2
DISTANCES: 5, 10k                             RATING: 1B
SPONSOR: Vancouver ’Venturers
CONTACT: Verni Brown      604-682-8390         vancouverventurers@gmail.com            
DIRECTIONS TO START: By car: From Point Roberts, proceed north on 56 St; Right on 12 Ave; Right on Boundary Bay Rd; Left at sign for Centennial Beach. From Hwy 99, take exit for Hwy 17 southbound; Left on 56 St; Left on 12 Ave; Right on Boundary Bay Rd; Left at sign for Centennial Beach. By transit: From Bridgeport Station (Canada Line), bus #601 (South Delta) to South Delta Exchange; bus #C89 (Boundary Bay) along Boundary Bay Rd to sign for Centennial Beach; Walk along access road to Concession Building.
INFORMATION: Explore Boundary Bay Regional Park with its dune plants, bird life & views of ocean & mountains. Also walk through residential areas of Boundary Bay & Beach Grove, which used to be full of small cottages.  We expect quite a few American Volkssporters to join us on this walk. 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10                  8:30 - 10:00
SURREY - Peace Arch Park - International Friendship Walk
START POINT:
Peace Arch Park, Beach Rd & Hwy 99                       V3S 9N8
DISTANCES: 5, 10k                             RATING: 1B
SPONSOR: Surrey Trekkers
CONTACT: Janet/Rick Bortolussi        778-828-4588         rbortolussi@dccnet.com         
PROGRAMS: Community, Murals, Bridges
DIRECTIONS TO START: Exit Hwy 99 on Beach Rd; turn Left into parking lot behind Duty Free Store; Start point in adjacent picnic area.
INFORMATION: Part of the CAN-US Walk/US-CAN Walk event with the NW Tulip Trekkers. Walk along the beautiful lawns & amongst the gardens within the Park crossing the Canada/US Border, then walking to White Rock where you will walk along the promenade enjoying the views of the Pacific Ocean.  

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10                 Open start 12:00 – 14:00
BLAINE, Washington - International Friendship Walk
START POINT:
Peace Arch Park, WA.
DISTANCES: 10k                                 RATING: 1A
SPONSOR: NW Tulip Trekkers
CONTACT: Tom Stabile       360-966-2346         tandmwa@frontier.com/www.nwtrekkers.org
DIRECTIONS TO START:
After finishing the White Rock event walk, proceed to the American side of Peace Arch park walking thru the Peace Arch, into the Border Control to clear immigration, then make your way to the restroom/kitchen building in the park.
INFORMATION: Enjoy Peace Arch park, Blaine Marine park, Lincoln Park, downtown, residential areas & the marina with views of Pt. Roberts, White Rock, Semiahmoo Bay & Drayton Harbor.

 

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September 09
ELKWATER,  AB  
Start Point: Elkwater Landing Restaurant, 40 Lakeview Dr  T0J 1C0
Distances: 6, 12   Difficulty: 1C / 4C   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Boardwalk and through wooded areas OR up a steep hill, and coast down along stream.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Trans Canada Hwy, turn south on Hwy 41 to Elkwater. Follow Elkwater signs to parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

September 09
OTTAWA,  ON   33rd Annual Ottawa Voyageurs Walk 150 / 30 Celebration
Start Point: Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Centre, 1490 Youville Road  K1C 2X8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 10:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417  
mkarenvenema@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: The Ottawa Voyageurs treat you to an old fashioned volksmarch.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

September 09
VICTORIA,  BC   Mount Doug To The Top
Start Point: Mount Douglas Park, Ash Rd & Cordova Bay Rd  V8N 4Y9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Jan Lewis   250-665-6062  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Ambitious walk to the top of Mt Doug for the most fabulous views in all of Victoria.
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.
 

September 10
CARMAN,  MB   Carman
Start Point: Syls Drive Inn Restaurant, 132 - 4 Ave SE  R0G 0J0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Windy City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Terry Fulton   204-453-2905  
tvful@shaw.ca
 

September 10
CONROD SETTLEMENT,  NS   Chezzetcook River Walk
Start Point: 22 Camp Road  B0J 1N0
Distances: 6, 12   Difficulty: 2B / 3D   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lionel Conrod / Dan Haycock   902-466-4421 / 902-479-2817  
dan.h@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Conrod Settlement, from Hwy 107 take exit 21 to Conrod Settlement.
 

September 10
LITTLE LORRAINE,  NS   Gooseberry & Wild Cove
Start Point: Main-a-Dieu Road, 1480 Louisbourg/Main-a-Dieu Rd. 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B, 2C   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Rollie Coombes   902-849-0747  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: A Shirley Boutilier Memorial Event -DNR has requested that we stay on the designated trail. Do not disturb the natural surroundings.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 22 turn left on to Litte Lorraine/Main-a-Dieu Rd. CBIH signs will be posted to the SP.
 

September 10
PONT-ROUGE,  QC   Sentier d'interprétation Histoire / Flore
Start Point: Accueil Sud, Maison Georges Déry, Chemin du Roi, Pont-Rouge  G3H 2G7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B    Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Michelle Boivin   418-529-1570  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

September 12
MAYNE ISLAND,  BC   Mayne Island Map Walk
Start Point: Village Bay Ferry Terminal, Village Bay Rd & Letour Rd  V0N 2J2
Distances: 7, 13   Difficulty: 2B / 3C   Registration on ferries 
CVF British Columbia Director   Brenda Dudfield   604-584-1900 / 778-859-0201  
volkssport@islandnet.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Confirm ferry schedule before the walk. Contact organizer for more information. A pleasant walk on country roads & trails up to Mount Parke Pk. Great views overlooking the Gulf Islands. The 5 k walk is along country roads & through Mary Jeffrey Nature Park. Poles & boots recommended.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take BC Ferries from Tsawwassen or Swartz Bay to Mayne Island. Walk starts at Village Bay Ferry Terminal.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

September 15
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Beach Walk / Corn Boil
Start Point: Martinique Beach Provincial Park, 193 Martinique Beach Road  B0J
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:00 - 18:30
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Lily and Lionel Conrod   902-466-4421  
benview@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: 1st Parking Lot
 

September 15
NORTH BAY,  ON   Northern Walking Festival
Start Point: Rotary Shelter at the waterfront, Memorial Dr 
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 16
KANATA,  ON  
Start Point: Barley Mow, 700 March Rd  K2K 2R9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

September 16
PEMBINA RIVER PROVINCIAL PARK,  AB  
Start Point: Pembina River Provincial Park Day Use Area,   T0E 0S0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Devon Discovery Walkers   Robert Duncan   780-963-4145  
duncanra@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trails, sidewalks, grassy areas in park and Entwistle town site.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Drive west from Edmonton on Hwy 16 to Entwistle overpass. Take ramp on right to Hwy 16A and drive north past town and down hill to park entrance. Turn right into park and turn left before gatehouse and follow signs to Day Use Area and Start Point.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

September 16
TRURO,  NS   Cobequid Trail Marathon
Start Point: Old Barns United Church, 2603 Hwy 236  B6L 1K1
Distances: 5, 10, 21, 42   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   Heather McLeod / Sheila Wilson   902-895-2592 / 902-897-2007  
heather.mcleod@ns.sympatico.ca / sgwilson53@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Important note: For those wishing to do the 42 Km marathon, registration is at the Holiday Inn 437 Prince St. B2N 1E6. Registration starts at 08:00 and the marathon begins at 08:30. For more information about the marathon, please contact Tom McNutt 902-895-1231, tmmcnutt@eastlink.ca.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: hwy 102, Exit 14 to Hwy 236 to Old Barns
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail and Trans Canada Trail Pavilion (only on the 42 km trail).

 

September 16
VICTORIA,  BC   Harvest Walk - 150/30 Celebration
Start Point: Centennial Park , 7500 block Wallace Dr  V8M 2H6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B / 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club   Judy Haynes / Carol Halvorson   250-385-8519 / 250-386-6670  
yvolks@telus.net
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.
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.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

September 17
CUMBERLAND,  ON   Cavorting in Cumberland
Start Point: R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd.  K4C 1P6
Distances: 5,10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 10:00 - 11:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Tammy and Frank Simpson   613- 837-0170  
tammysimpson@rogers.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Take a tour of Cumberland with the Ottawa Voyageurs. Cumberland was founded in 1802 by the United Empire Loyalists.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

September 17
DARTMOUTH,  NS   Chain of Lakes Trail
Start Point: Joseph Howe Drive Superstore, 3601 Joseph Howe Dr.  B3L 4H8
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Dan Haycock   902-479-2817  
dan.h@bellaliant.net
 

September 17
ST-TITE-DES-CAPS,  QC   La Faille ($)
Start Point: Bureau d'accueil, 2, rue Leclerc, angle route 138 Est  G0A 4J0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 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 17
SURREY,  BC   Newton Athletic Park
Start Point: Pavilion Building, 7395 - 128 St  V3W 4E4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Janet / Rick Bortolussi   778-828-4588  
rbortolussi@dccnet.com / jbortolussi@dccnet.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Newton Athletic Park is a premier destination sporting & athletic park in the Lower Mainland. The park offers a wide range of active sporting facilities & amenities. We will be walking on the Serpentine Greenway.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Entrance to the park is from 128 St at 74 Ave; From BC-91 S take 72 Ave exit; Left at 128 St
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

September 21
ST. ALBERT,  AB   Fall Equinox
Start Point: Kingswood Park Shelter, Sir Winston Churchill Ave. East 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:00 - 18:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sharon Tchir   780-340-5769  
sdtchir@me.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly paved trails along the river valley, ravines and parks of St. Albert. Bring a flashlight.
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.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Bridges
 

September 23
FOREST HOME,  NS   Forest Home
Start Point: Gaspereau Dam, Forest Home, HWY 12 
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Karen Illsley   902-678-3791  
theillsleys@eastlink.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: walk through woodlands by lakes and canals
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take exit 13 off HWY 101 take HWY 12 south for 13kms Park at Gaspereau Lake Dam just past Forest Home sign
 

September 23
MISSION BEACH ,  AB  
Start Point: Mission Beach Summer Village Day Use Park , Mission Beach Lakeshore 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Judy Zimmel / Louise   780-352-7407 / 780-352-2122  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Scenic walk on paved, gravel and grassy trails along Pigeon Lake Summer Villages of Mission and Sundance and through Rundle Mission historic site and trails.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, take Hwy 2 south take exit 508. Turn left onto TWP Rd 490. Continue on Regional Rd 778 South. Take Hwy 616 West to TWP Rd 474. Follow TWP Rd 474 to Sunset Blvd / Mission Beach. Day use park is on Street 15.
 

September 23
PIGEON LAKE,  AB  
Start Point: Pigeon Lake Provincial Park - Concession Area,   T4N 6V4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Judy Zimmel / Violet   780-352-7407 / 780-871-8972  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Groomed lakeside and woodland trails.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2, take Ma-Me-O-Beach exit onto Hwy 13 West. Turn right (north) onto Hwy 771. Once inslide park, take first rigt turn to concession area.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Trans-Canada Trail
 

September 23
VICTORIA,  BC   Gordon Head Recreation Centre Walk
Start Point: Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way  V8N 5R3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B / 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Renée Rode   250-294-7099  
reneerode@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through streets & trails of Gordon Head & Gordon Point.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From downtown Victoria take Douglas St to Hillside Ave; turn Right & follow to Shelbourne St; turn Left, then turn Right on Feltham Rd & Left on Lambrick Way.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

September 24
MABOU,  NS   Southwest Mabou River Trail
Start Point: Little Mabou Road, 2670 Little Mabou Road  B0E 1X0
Distances: 5,10, 12   Difficulty: 2A, 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Rollie Coombes   902-849-0747  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: A "rails to trails" walk event along the Southwest Mabou Trail/Celtic Shores Coastal Trail part of the TransCanada Trail system.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Mabou continue south on Hwy 19 to Little Mabou Rd. From Inverness travel north on Hwy 19.
 

September 24
MAHONE BAY,  NS   Scarecrow Walk
Start Point: Opposite Trinity Church, 101 Edgewater Street  B0J 2E0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Margaret Odell/ TBD   902-454-9280   
odemargaret@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot across from Trinity Church.
 

September 24
NORTH VANCOUVER,  BC  
Start Point: Panorama Park, 2200 Panorama Dr  V7G 1L2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club   Verni Brown   604-682-8390  
vancouverventurers@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Route goes northeast along Panorama Dr before heading south to Cates Park & back to Deep Cove.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: By car: Take Highway 1 west to Exit 22; right on Mount Seymour Parkway; left on Deep Cove Road; left on Panorama Drive to parking lot on right.
By transit: From Downtown Vancouver, bus #210 (Upper Lynn Valley) to Phibbs Exchange; bus #212 (Deep Cove) to end of line; cross Gallant Avenue; proceed into park.
 

September 24
ST-URBAIN,  QC   Mont du lac des Cygnes et autres
Start Point: Bureau d'accueil, Mont du Lac-des-Cygnes, km 21, route 381, St-Urbain  
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 10:30 - 11:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Agathe Préfontaine   418-861-9026  
volknord@videotron.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca
 

September 30
EDMONTON,  AB   Oktoberfest
Start Point: Capilano Park, 10810 54 St. 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mainly the Edmonton River Valley trail system.
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.
 

September 30
EDMONTON,  AB   Oktoberfest
Start Point: Capilano Park, 10810 54 St.  T6A 2H9
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 12:00 - 12:30
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathleen Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mainly on the Edmonton River Valley system.
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.

September 30
GATINEAU,  QC   NCC Fall Rhapsody
Start Point: Gatineau Park, TBC 
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:00 - 10:00
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 30
SURREY,  BC   Centennial Park - Softball City
Start Point: Softball City / South Surrey Arena , 2199 - 148 St  V4A 8L5
Distances: 5, 11   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Doug / Joanne Carley   604-536-5001  
dccarley@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: The walk will take us through an Urban Forest, through Ravine Trails to walking along the promenade in White Rock.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 99 or Hwy 99A take exit 32 Ave West, which becomes 148 St; continue South to the park entrance
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community

 

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