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Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club

Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club - Victoira British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia, Canada

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Welcome to the Web site of the Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club
 
A member of the International Volkssporting Federation

Non Competitive Walking Events
Encouraging... "Fun, Fitness and Friendship"


If you like to do 5km or 10km walks in the Greater Victoria area, you have come to the right place, don't walk alone, walk with us.

If you enjoy walking with like-minded folks, mostly on weekends, you can see the schedule of our monthly regularly scheduled walks by clicking on - Event Schedule

If the event schedule isn't right for you, we offer a number of walks, known as Year Round Events (YRE's), that you can do any time. You can access the locations where you can register and obtain a map of the routes, by clicking on - Permanent Schedule



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History of Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club


Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club began in 1989 and is one of 7 Clubs and 1 Affiliate Member in BC that are members of the Volkssport Association of BC (VABC).

It was started by two members from the Vic Y's Men's Club. This club was part of an international organization of Service Clubs to the YMCA organization around the world. It supported the Y's Camp Thunderbird located in Sooke through various fund raising ventures and on site work parties.
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club
The original name of "Victoria Y's Men Volkssport Club" was changed to "Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club" in 1991. The club's logo, a walker, was patterned after a Volkssporter in Seattle, Hans Leistina. Hans is from Austria and was an active member of a Volkssport Club in Seattle at the time.

The club newsletter, "The Walkie Talkie" was started in 1990 and is published quarterly.

What is Volkssporting?


FUN - FITNESS - FRIENDSHIP.... and FOOD!

Volkssport literally means "a sport of the people". The Canadian Volkssport Federation/La Federation Canadienne Volkssport (CVF/FCV) consists of non-profit walking clubs. It was formed in 1987 and has activities in all provinces and territories across Canada. Our walks are mostly 5km or 10km non-competitive events, held all year round and follow planned trails that are safe and scenic. The Individual Achievement Awards Program is based on Distance covered and/or Events completed. Volkssport is international and can be enjoyed in as many as 40 countries.

FUN: Enjoy walking with others and experience the fun of exploring new areas as a group. As many walks are suitable for strollers it is a great way for families to exercise together. And don't forget the family pooch - dogs are welcome so long as they are on a leash and the owner must clean up after them.
"All walkers walk at their own pace."
  • Scheduled Walks: We meet at various locations and walk as a group. Directions and a map are supplied.

  • Year Round Events (YRE's) - Permanent Trails: These are self registering walks at various locations that allow you to discover many scenic areas that can be enjoyed on your own throughout the year.

FITNESS: Walking is a gentle exercise. Medical science tells us that walking is an excellent way to get off that couch, out into the fresh air and get your body moving. All Volkssport walks are rated according to difficulty, to appeal to all levels of fitness and all ages. Although anyone can participate, children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult during the course of the event.

FRIENDSHIP: Walking with a group is a good way to meet new people who also enjoy the sport of walking. A great opportunity to make new friends.

FOOD: A most important part of Volkssport. There are various socials during the year that help you get to know your walking companions. Also, lunch at a restaurant near the finish of the walk is always fun.



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Membership Information


Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club Membership includes:
  • A Walk Schedule for South Vancouver Island,

  • Information on upcoming club activities,

  • Notification of upcoming walks for all local clubs,

  • Information is also available on walks in every Canadian Province, the United States and for many countries throughout the world,

  • Lunch at the Annual General Meeting.
Click here to print out a Membership Application Form
(PDF File will open in a new window)


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This site was last updated 03/07/17
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