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Canadian Volkssport Federation

"Fun, Fitness and Friendship"
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paThe Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF) serves to unify volkssport clubs across Canada and to promote their mutual cooperation. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy, non-competitive volkssport activities for people of all ages throughout the country. Although volkssporting activities include walking, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, walking events are the most popular among volkssporters in Canada.
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There are over 30 clubs in Canada, offering a wide variety of walks. Walks include parks, forests, urban streets and trails, mountains and glorious lake and ocean views. We invite walkers of all ages to join us on a walk.

In addition to walking activities, volkssport offers many opportunities for discovery, volunteering and social activities. Explore this website to learn more about volkssporting in Canada and to find a walking club near you.


 Good News!

 

Depending on the province, some clubs have begun to plan group events that are consistent with the rquirements and recommendations of their local health authorities. For the latest information in your area, please contact your local club or regional director.

 Please stay tuned for further developments as they occur. Thanks to everyone for your cooperation and support as we navigate this challenging situation. Please read the message below from our Patron,
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette,  Governor General of Canada




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Dear members of the Canadian Volkssport Federation,

As patron of your organization, I wanted to send along my best wishes to you during these difficult times. I hope you are well.

Wherever you are and whatever you do, you are facing a historic and unprecedented challenge alongside people and organizations from around the world. And you are tackling it head-on.

 The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything and it is affecting every aspect of our society. This invisible enemy is scary and strong, and it has forced us to change the way we live. It calls on each of us to sacrifice our freedom of movement and to accept demanding conditions. In many cases, at great cost.

To defeat the virus, it requires all of us to do our part. Every single one of us. No doubt you are already doing all you can.  

We are now steadfastly staying the course. It will take time, but when we return to brighter days, we will look back on these challenging times and realize that because we all did our part, we emerged stronger as a nation. Our collective resilience will lead to our collective victory.

In the meantime, as we hold the line, let us focus not on what we cannot control, but on the news that give us hope.

Please stay in touch. Talk to us on social media @GGJuliePayette on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. And above all, stay safe and healthy.

We are all part of the fight against COVID-19.

 

Yours most sincerely,

Julie Payette

Governor General of Canada

 
 

                                                                         

                                                                                                  
   
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There are many CVF merchandise items for sale. Pins, patches, shirts, caps, bumper stickers......
                                   
 You can find a complete list of the items and prices by clicking on Resources. You can also see photographs of many of the items.

                   

 OFFICE HOURS

Michele Bell

CVF Executive Assistant

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm 

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

613-234-7333

Note: Michele will be working at home until further notice. Please contact her by email.



INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAM OF NON-COMPETITIVE SPORTS   FOR ALL:

CLUBS:  35 clubs & affiliates

MEMBERS:  ~2000  walkers in all parts of Canada

OUR PASSION:  Walking for fun, fitness and friendship

SINGLE-DAY EVENTS IN 2019:  ~400

PERMANENT TRAILS IN 2020:  270

DISTANCE WALKED IN 2019:  433,000+ km.

NUMBER OF SPECIAL THEME WALKING PROGRAMS IN 2020:  12

LOCATIONS FOR OUR WALKS: All Canadian provinces & territories.

SPORTS INCLUDED IN OUR PROGRAM: Walking, swimming, cycling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, kayaking/canoeing

NUMBER OF IVV MEMBER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD:   41


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        Contact us at cvffcvwalk@outlook.com,  write to CVF at Suite 604 - 251 Bank Street, Ottawa ON K2P 1X3, or phone 613-234-7333


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