CENTRAL NOVA NEWS
Central Nova News April 2018
President's Message: Heather McLeod
It has officially been spring for a month and it is snowing. Apparently Old Man Winter failed to read the memo. We will appreciate the warmer weather when it finally comes. And we are going to be busy. The CVF convention is in May and the Keji weekend in June. Brochures have been sent out for both. If you need a copy, please ask me for one ([email protected]). Come June we will have our trails meeting to plan for 2019. Patricia Sowinski will be delighted with any suggestions you may have for new walks or perhaps some old favourites.
CNVC is famous for its Ring in the New Year walk and chili meal. The localized storm that day meant we had to cancel for safety reasons. People associate paying their membership with the event. If we are on your good intentions list we would love to hear from you.
We walked in both Truro and Bible Hill during the winter. Thank you to Wanda Woolaver for showing us new areas of Bible Hill.
Trails master Patricia and I will be attending the Atlantic Director's meeting April 28 in Kentville. This meeting is for the presidents and trails masters to discuss matters of interest to our clubs and to plan future weekend walking events.
Hope to see you on our upcoming walks.
CVF Convention May 25-27
Volkssport conventions are fun. We do what we love – walk. Fun, Fitness, Fellowship and of course, Food. There are many changes in Halifax and what better and easier way to see them than by foot. It is an opportunity to meet other walkers from all over Canada and other countries. There are no strangers, only friends you have yet to meet. For those who wish budget accommodation there are rooms at Dalhousie and St Mary's universities and the bus service can take the hassle out of city driving and finding parking. If you haven't already registered I encourage you to do so.
There are 2 bus tours in conjunction with the convention and they are doing several walks with us. Tater Tours from the USA will be walking in Sackville, NB on Thurs May 24 and doing the Truro PT on Mon May 28. Another bus tour led by Rick and Lynda Kanne will join us for Victoria Park on Wed May 30 and Stellarton on Thurs May 31. Our communities are beautiful and we can be proud to show them off. It means so much to these walkers to have us join them. Happy memories and positive experiences are good for all.
Membership with CNVC only costs $10.00. It entitles you to a Blue Book of walks, 4 issues of Central Nova News and 4 issues of Volkssport Canada. If you do not renew your membership then this will be your last issue of Central Nova News. A renewal form is included for your convenience.
Atlantic Director – Philip Longmire
Support your clubs in Nova Scotia this year. The following special events are happening over the next few months for your walking pleasure.
1 Atlantic Director’s Weekend April 27 – 29 Hosted by the Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club
The Atlantic Director’s Meeting will be held this year on Saturday, April 28, 2 pm at Applewoods Restaurant in New Minas (access at Exit 12 Highway 101). This is a time for Club Presidents and Trail Coordinators to meet to share successes of the past year and plan for club events for 2019. The aim is to avoid overlap of events and hopefully increase walk participation. Everyone is invited to enjoy the 10 am walks on Friday (Wolfville Trails), Saturday (Kentville Ravine Trails) and Sunday (Windsor Long Pond).
2 Canadian Volkssport Federation 2018 Convention May 25 – 27 Hosted by Dartmouth Volksmarch Club
The DVC will welcome walkers from across Canada and the US to the 20th CVF Convention held at the Atlantica Hotel. Representatives from individual clubs from across Canada will meet at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday afternoon. A general meeting is open to all members on Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the Presidents, Convention and Multi-day walks.
3. The Roots to Boots Festival June 15 – 16 Hosted by the Cape Breton Island Hoppers
Join the CBIH to walk in Louisbourg at 2 pm on Friday along the Lighthouse Coastal Trail and on Saturday around Fortress Louisbourg.
4. Kejimkujik National Park June 22 – 24 Hosted by the Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club
A series of walks in and around Keji are always popular. Make your plans early to take full advantage of these trails.
5. Mail-in Walks PEI, NB and NL
Spring has arrived. If you are planning a road trip through Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick include time for a walk in St. Johns, NL; Charlottetown, Summerside, PE; Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton or Hartland, NB. Directions and maps are available online at walks.ca or directly from the Atlantic Director.
Membership form and payment can be mailed to: Bettie Spence
1 Winchester Place
Cheques may be made out to: Central Nova Volkssport Club