PROGRAMS AND CHALLENGES

Special programs are a very important part of Volkssport. They are fun to participate in and very motivating to complete. There are Alberta specific programs and Canadian ones.  A summary is outlined below. 
Please ensure that you preregister and prepay for the Permanent Programs with the CVF Office.  Those programs are Canada Cup, Capital Cities, Lighthouse and Canada Walks A-Z. For all other programs, simply print off the stamp sheet  and once filled, return it with payment to the CVF Office in Ottawa.
                                            
 
Register for CVF programs by contacting:
 
CANADIAN VOLKSSPORT FEDERATION
Suite 604, 251 Banks St.
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X3
cvffcvwalk@outlook.com
OR obtain registration forms at:
VAA program booklets available by contacting:

Volkssport Association of Alberta
Box 131, 3-11 Bellerose Drive 
St. Albert, AB T8N 5C9

VAA President, David Hall
780-951-2882
davidhall@live.ca
 
  OPEN AND ONGOING

CANADA CUP OF WALKING , CVF, open and ongoing, $10 for registration and certificate, $25 for registration, certificate and t-shirt. One walk of any kind in each of the provinces or territories. Two levels of achievement - 10 and 13 provinces and territories.  Must preregister and prepay with CVF.



LIGHTHOUSE
- CVF, open and ongoing, $5.00 registration, certificate and pin. Three levels of achievement: Canada is divided into three zones.  Designated Permanent Trails.
Must preregister and prepay with CVF.


CAPITAL CITIES
- CVF open and ongoing, $10.00 registration, certificate, patch, and pin. Two levels of achievement: 11 or 14 capital cities, each including national capital. 
Must preregister and prepay with CVF.

a to z


CANADA WALKS A-Z  CVF open and on going.  Books on card stock can be ordered from CVF for $10 each.  One walk of any kind in 26 places A-Z.  Letters X and Z would be a 'wild card', providing the walk has not already been used. Any place with an X in it would count, no stamp can be used twice. 
Must preregister and prepay with CVF.


WALK ALBERTA
- VAA, open and ongoing, free. Supports the VAA program for walking with Volkssport Clubs throughout Alberta. All locations listed in booklet need to be completed to receive certificate, unless walk has been discontinued. For booklets contact your Alberta Club President or VAA President; booklet also available in walk boxes throughout the province.  


WINTER EXERCISE 
- CVF, annual program runs from October 15 each year and closes March 31 for certificate. Multiple levels of achievement. Any walk type sanctioned by the CVF (within Canada). 
Participant to download and print their own stamp card from the CVF website. $5.00 fee to be paid when completed card is sent to Ottawa.


RIVER AND RAVINE
- VAA, annual, free. Three levels of certificate awarded. Twelve designated Tuesday evening events focused around a scenic River or Ravine in the Edmonton area, maximum scenery and enjoyment of natures beauty. Booklet is available free at any of the designated walks.  




ALBERTA CHALLENGE -
VAA, open and ongoing, free.  Four levels of achievement with certificate awarded for each. PT's  and Seasonal Events in Alberta, only. For registration contact your Alberta Club President, or VAA President, booklet also available in walk boxes.


WALK-IVV AMERICAS- Proceeds from this program support IVV-Americas mission to spread volkssport throughout the Americas, Caribbean and South Pacific. Each program book contains space for an IVV stamp from twenty (20)sanctioned IVV event held anywhere in North, Central or South America, the Caribbean or South Pacific. Click on the link  for your country to get the application form, then send the completed form along with payment to the address on the form.   http://www.ivv-americas.org/challenge.php 
 
 
SPECIAL PROGRAMS WITH EXPIRY DATES 

TRANS CANADA TRAIL - CVF, ending  31 December 2018. $5.00 for certificate. Twenty (20) walks including 2 that go past a Trans-Canada Trail Pavilion.  ANY (PT or Events) walking, cycling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing event that goes on a designated Trans Canada Trail. 
Participant to download and print their own stamp card from the CVF website, mail stamp card with fee to Ottawa when completed.



MURALS
- CVF, ending 30 June 2018. $5.00 for certificate.
ANY world-wide IVV sanctioned event that goes past a mural can be used.Twenty events are needed to complete the program. PTs qualify and can be used once in each half of the year. 
Participant to download and print their own stamp card from the CVF website
, mail stamp card with fee to Ottawa when completed.


COMMUNITY- CVF, ending 31 December 2018. $5.00 for certificate. Five events in each category (Civic Center, Church, Community Center, Community Services Building) for a total of 20 to complete the program.
Any World Wide IVV sanctioned event that goes past a building that qualifies can be used. If a walk covers more than one category, it must be completed once for each category stamped. 
Participant to download and print their own stamp card from the CVF website, mail stamp card with fee to Ottawa when completed.

bridge
BRIDGES - CVF, ending 31 December 2020. $5.00 for certificate. Two levels:
Gold - Six (6) each in the following three categories
1.  River (any body of water)
2.  Road/Trail
3.  Railway Line (active or inactive)

Platinum - 2 covered bridges added to the above.

Any Canadian CVF sanctioned event that goes over or under a bridge can be used. If a walk covers more than one category, it must be completed once for each category stamped. PTs qualify and can be used once in each half of the year. 
Participant to download and print their own stamp card from the CVF website, mail stamp card with fee to Ottawa when completed.

NEW FOR 2017
150 - 30
Canada's 150th Birthday and CVF 30th Anniversary
CVF, ending 31 December 2017. $5.00 for certificate.

Complete 150 km and/or 30 events in 2017. Certificate upon completion.
Participant to download and print their own stamp card from the CVF website, mail stamp card with fee to Ottawa when completed

 
NEW FOR 2017
Go for 30!! (or more)
CVF 30th Anniversary Challenge
CVF, ending 31 December 2017. 


Complete 30 or more special listed activities in 2017. Certificate upon completion.
Participant to download and print the above form, mail stamp card with fee to Ottawa when completed
 



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