Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club"Fun, Fitness & Friendship"
What is Volkssport?
Introduction to Volkssporting
If you are among the growing majority who believe that regular outdoor activity in congenial company can improve one's health, fitness and quality of life, then volkssporting is for you.
Volkssporters share your belief and enjoy walking as members of a volkssport club. We also believe that the physical activity and social contact available through volkssporting is a significant beneficial part of our lives. To us, and millions of others world-wide, volkssporting affords opportunities for adventure in active living, healthy recreation, fellowship and fun. Garden City Wanderers is proud to be a member of the international volkssporting community.
translates as "people’s sports". It all began over 30
years ago in
GCW primarily hosts walking
events which are by far the most popular activity among volkssport club
Permanent Trails. Formerly known as Year Round Events (YREs), Seasonals, and Round and Long Distance Walk (RLDW). These are permanent routes which are walked as a group several times per year. In addition, you can enjoy these walks on your own anytime throughout the year.
Map Walks. Also referred to as Scheduled Events. We meet at a specified place and start time. Maps and directions are supplied for each participant. The group will start off together and then spread out as participants walk at their own pace.
The Volkssport Structure
of our walks are rated with a number (which indicates the amount of
hill climbing) followed by a number (which indicates the smoothness or
roughness of the trail). This is to help walkers gauge the degree of
difficulty of the walk. Here is a summary of the ratings.
Note: Extreme weather conditions could raise the difficulty of the routes.
unique feature of volkssporting is the optional achievement award
programs. This personal achievement program allows you to record the
distance and number of events that you participate in. You may purchase
Event books and Distance books in which to record your volkssporting accomplishments. These are available from all clubs at their
regular events at a cost of $7 each. The
cost of these books includes the awards
for which you are eligible at the completion of each book.
To receive recognition in Volkssport Canada and to receive your awards, completed books, along with your CVF passport, should be sent to
CVF Awards Coordinator
42 Billingham Crescent
Ottawa ON K2K 2T7
Marion's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
CVF has a number of Special Walking Programs which
encourage you to explore some of the scenic wonders of
of CVF Special Walking Programs
To celebrate Canada’s 150th
and CVF’s 30th Anniversaries. Walk
150 km and / or complete 30 events during the year. Also a special challenge called 'Go for 30!' which promises lots of fun.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th and CVF’s 30th Anniversaries. Walk 150 km and / or complete 30 events during the year.
Also a special challenge called 'Go for 30!' which promises lots of fun.
In addition, British Columbia (VABC) has two special programs. One challenges you to walk with every BC club, the other challenges you to complete every Permant Trail in British Columbia! This is a significant challenge that could take several years but in so doing you will explore most of the corners of this beautiful province. Full details available on the VABC website by clicking here.
Contact us at email@example.com , write to Garden City Wanderers c/o 907 Richmond Ave Victoria BC V8S 3Z4, or phone 250-386-1279
Last updated 1st January 2017