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About BCW &

Volkssport

President Ria Edmond president@bastioncitywanderers.ca Vice President Vacant - volunteer needed Treasurer Dave Seccombe Secretary Beryl Shepherd Membership Jing Vance Email Coordinator Ria Edmond, Jennifer Allin Website Coordinator Dan Haslam Trail Master Jennifer Allin Walk Schedulers Jennifer Allin/John Tyrrell/Beryl Shepherd Publicity Mary-Ann Roff Card Coordinator Shirley Ducher Historian Vacant - volunteer needed Social Coordinator Sheldon Smith Statistics Coordinator Debbie Vank Registration Coordinator Helen Kowalenko Walk Boxes Dave Seccomber/Karen Mullen/Lloyd Ducher/Shirley Ducher
Bastion City Wanderers is a Nanaimo area-based fitness organization with an emphasis on walking / hiking. We are associated with an international organization of fitness clubs - The International Federation of Popular Sports (or Internationaler Volkssportverband) through our membership in the Volkssport Association of BC and the Canadian Volkssport Federation.

Volkssport Association of British Columbia

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. The Volkssport Association of British Columbia is proud to be a member of the international volkssporting community. Literally, "Volkssporting" translates as "people’s sports". It all began 50 years ago in Europe where a need was recognized for healthy, organized, non-competitive activities, suitable for people of all ages. Efforts in several communities resulted in the development of local "volkssport" clubs, which sponsored events for walking, cycling, swimming and cross country skiing. The movement grew rapidly.

Canadian Volkssport Federation

The 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. 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.

Volksmarching (International governing and founding

association)

Volksmarching (from German "Volksmarsch", people's march) is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe in the mid-late 1960s. By 1968, the International Federation of Popular Sports (better known as the "IVV") was formed by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The national emblems of these four countries were placed in a wreath to form the symbol IVV.[1] The IVV Headquarters is located in Altötting, Germany (Bavaria) and the official languages of the IVV are English and German, though French is also used unofficially. 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. The Canadian Volkssport Federation is proud to be a member of the international volkssporting community. Literally, "Volkssporting" translates as "people’s sports". It all began 50 years ago in Europe where a need was recognized for healthy, organized, non-competitive activities, suitable for people of all ages. Efforts in several communities resulted in the development of local "volkssport" clubs, which sponsored events for walking, cycling, swimming and cross-country skiing. The movement grew rapidly. Now, across Canada, throughout the United States, and in more than 40 countries around the world, unique opportunities are available for safe, healthy exercise without the stress of speed and strain of endurance. A hallmark of volkssporting is that all participants who successfully complete the event of their choice at their own pace, are recognized as "winners"!
Bastion City Wanderers

About BCW & Volkssport

Executive and Committees President Ria Edmond president@bastioncitywanderers.ca Vice President Vacant - volunteer needed Treasurer Dave Seccombe Secretary Beryl Shepherd Membership Jing Vance Email Coordinator Ria Edmond, Jennifer Allin Website Coordinator Dan Haslam Trail Master Jennifer Allin Walk Schedulers Jennifer Allin/John Tyrrell/Beryl Shepherd Publicity Vacant - volunteer needed Card Coordinator Shirley Ducher Historian Vacant - volunteer needed Social Coordinator Sheldon Smith Statistics Coordinator Debbie Vank Registration Coordinator Helen Kowalenko Walk Boxes Dave Seccombe/Karen Mullen/Lloyd Ducher/Shirley Ducher
Bastion City Wanderers is a Nanaimo area-based fitness organization with an emphasis on walking / hiking. The club was established in March of 1994 by Hank van Rossum, Margaret Dyke and Marion Mitchell. We are associated with an international organization of fitness clubs - The International Federation of Popular Sports (or Internationaler Volkssportverband) through our membership in the Volkssport Association of BC and the Canadian Volkssport Federation. Additional information regarding these associations may be found below.

Volkssport Association of British Columbia

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. The Volkssport Association of British Columbia is proud to be a member of the international volkssporting community. Literally, "Volkssporting" translates as "people’s sports". It all began 50 years ago in Europe where a need was recognized for healthy, organized, non-competitive activities, suitable for people of all ages. Efforts in several communities resulted in the development of local "volkssport" clubs, which sponsored events for walking, cycling, swimming and cross country skiing. The movement grew rapidly. CLICK ON LOGO TO GO TO SITE.

Canadian Volkssport Federation

The 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. 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. CLICK ON LOGO TO GO TO SITE.

Volksmarching (International governing and founding association)

Volksmarching (from German "Volksmarsch", people's march) is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe in the mid-late 1960s. By 1968, the International Federation of Popular Sports (better known as the "IVV") was formed by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The national emblems of these four countries were placed in a wreath to form the symbol IVV.[1] The IVV Headquarters is located in Altötting, Germany (Bavaria) and the official languages of the IVV are English and German, though French is also used unofficially. 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. The Canadian Volkssport Federation is proud to be a member of the international volkssporting community. Literally, "Volkssporting" translates as "people’s sports". It all began 50 years ago in Europe where a need was recognized for healthy, organized, non-competitive activities, suitable for people of all ages. Efforts in several communities resulted in the development of local "volkssport" clubs, which sponsored events for walking, cycling, swimming and cross-country skiing. The movement grew rapidly. Now, across Canada, throughout the United States, and in more than 40 countries around the world, unique opportunities are available for safe, healthy exercise without the stress of speed and strain of endurance. A hallmark of volkssporting is that all participants who successfully complete the event of their choice at their own pace, are recognized as "winners"! CLICK ON LOGO TO GO TO SITE.
BASTION CITY WANDERERS NANAIMO’S VOLKSSPORT CLUB