Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Group Guided Walk Event in the Village of Baddeck using the Seasonal Year Round Event (YRE

Group Guided Walk Event in North Sydney using the Year Round Event

CBIH Members,
VOLKSSPORT CANADA is our on-line Canadian Volkssport Federation magazine.
The paper magazine has recently been discontinued or in limited copies for the time being.
Please see the attachment regarding a new column in the magazine and the email below from our CVF President Ethel Hanson.

Michele Bell
CVF Executive Assistant
Walking is good for the mind, body and spirit.
    There will be a new column in Volkssport Canada for the October-December issue (description attached). This will be an ongoing column so please write in telling everyone about your favourite permanent trail, be it in your town, your province or elsewhere in Canada. The first articles will be due Sept 8, 2014. It would be nice to get some dialogue going about the great walks we have here in Canada.
Ethel Hansen,
President, CVF/FCV
Explore your city, country or internationally with Volkssporting
 Brief explanation of YRE's - Year Round Events or Permanent Walk Events

Five members of CBIH using Our Louisbourg Seasonal Walk Event, photograph by Beverly Fisher a volkssporter visiting from Alberta who had been interested in our Louisbourg event.

Please note for those of you who recently joined the CB Island Hoppers; this program is available for those who want to participate in these walks on their own or with friends or simply stroll with your pet. Good way to accumulate Distance and Event Stamps for the CVF/IVV Awards Program.
As a club we do these events as Group Guided Events as well but we encourage members to participate more often during the year.

CBIH sponsor 5 Year Round Events (YRE's) or Permanent Walk Events.
Due to location and Winter trail conditions some events are designated as Seasonal.
These are self-guided map walks with written instructions on how to complete the designated 5k and/or 10k  route that the Trails Committee have provided for the life time of the club.
These YRE's had originally been intended for volkssport participants from other location who like to walk and explore new location while on vacation and still be able to receive the CVF Distance and Event Stamps, you can do the same by checking out the Atlantic "Blue Book"; this will give you the address of all the YRE's in Atlantic Canada or simply go on the website for a list of the walk events in all Canadian provinces and the USA plus Europe, Asia, and Australia if you are so inclined to travel and want to meet new friends across the globe.

Each YRE has it's own distinct CVF Number CVF -308
You may stamp the Distance Book as many times as you walk and sign in for the Event. The Event Book can only be stamped twice in the same year as per CVF Rules and Regulations. More information is available from the Club President or the Trails Coordinator on this subject if needed.
If you would like to submit an article about our YRE's you will need the following information:

Our YRE's CVF#'s and where they are located:
Baddeck, 479 Chebucto St, B0E 1B0, The Telegraph House - CVF -247
Glace Bay, 99 Reserve St, B1A 4W3, CO-OP Gas Bar - CVF-192
Louisbourg, 2 Wolfe St, B1C 2J2, Peck's Convenience Store - CVF-243
North Sydney, 9 Baird St, Clansmen Motel - CVF-244
Sydney, 380 Esplanade, Cambridge Suites - CVF-59
My Favourite:
Volkssport Canada is introducing a new column. Tell us about your favourite Permanent Trail (YRE or Seasonal) within Canada. It can be your favourite walk in your own city, in your province or elsewhere in Canada. It can be your favourite historical walk, your favourite beach walk, the walk that most pleasantly surprised you, or the walk that is the most scenic you have ever done. Report the sanction number (YRE 308) and City/Town where the walk is located. Why did you choose this walk to write about? Include a picture if you have one. Send your articles to the Editor, Volkssport Canada (

Ma favorite:
Volkssport Canada introduit une nouvelle colonne. Laissez-nous savoir votre piste permanente favorite, (YRE ou Saisonnière) au Canada. Votre marche favorite pourrait être dans votre propre ville, dans votre province ou ailleurs au Canada. Ça pourrait être votre marche historique favorite, votre marche favorite sur la plage, la marche qui vous fait le plus plaisir à vous, ou la marche la plus scénique que vous avez faite. Rapportez le numéro de sanction (YRE 308) et la ville/municipalité ou la marche est située. Pourquoi avoir choisi d’écrire sur cette marche? Inclure une photo si vous en avez une. Envoyez votre article à l’éditeur Volkssport Canada (kathleen

Ethel Hansen,
President, CVF/FCV
Explore your city, country or internationally with Volkssporting