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.

VAA program booklets available by contacting:
Volkssport Association of Alberta
Box 131, 3-11 Bellerose Drive St. Albert, AB T8N 5C9
Ask at a walk, check out a walk box, or ask your local club President.

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: www.walks.ca 

ALBERTA SPECIAL PROGRAMS

WALK ALBERTA – VAA, open and ongoing, free. Supports the VAA program for walking with Volkssport Clubs throughout Alberta. All locations listed in the 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.  

ALBERTA CHALLENGE – VAA, open and ongoing, free.  Four levels of achievement with certificate awarded for each. Only PTs  and Seasonal walks in Alberta qualify. For booklets, contact your Alberta Club President, or VAA President; booklet also available in walk boxes. 

RIVER AND RAVINE – VAA, annual, free. Three levels of certificate are awarded. Twelve designated Tuesday evening walks in the Edmonton area, focused around a scenic river or ravine. Booklet is available free at any of the first 4 designated walks.  

CVF SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Some special program stamp booklets can be down loaded from the CVF website, www.walks.ca, while others must be ordered from the CVF office and prepaid. Download the CVF Special Program Order Form from the CVF website.

CANADA CUP OF WALKING , CVF, open and ongoing. One walk of any kind in each of the provinces or territories. Two levels of achievement – 10 and 13 provinces and territories.  $10 for booklet, certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada. $25 for all that plus a t-shirt. Send payment and order stamp booklet from the CVF office.

CAPITAL CITIES– CVF open and ongoing. Two levels of achievement: 11 or 14 capital cities, each including national capital.   $10.00 registration, certificate, patch, pin and recognition in Volkssport Canada. Send payment and order stamp booklet from CVF office.

LIGHTHOUSE – CVF, open and ongoing. Three levels of achievement: Canada is divided into three zones.  Designated Permanent Trails.  $10.00 registration, certificate, pin and recognition in Volkssport Canada. Send payment and order stamp booklet from CVF office.

CANADA WALKS A-Z  CVF open and on going.   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.  Send $10 and order stamp booklet from CVF office. Certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada.

WINTER EXERCISE – CVF, annual program runs from October 15 each year and closes March 31. Any walk type sanctioned by the CVF (within Canada).  Multiple levels of achievement.  
Download and print your own stamp sheet from the CVF website. Upon completion, send sheet and $5 to the CVF office to obtain certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada.

TRANS CANADA TRAIL – CVF, extended to  31 December 2019. 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. Download and print your own stamp sheet from the CVF website. Upon completion mail stamp sheet with $5 to CVF office, for certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada. END DATE DECEMBER 31 2019

MURALS – CVF, extended to 31 December 2019. 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.  
Download and print your own stamp sheet from the CVF website. Mail completed stamp sheet with $5 to the CVF office, for certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada. END DATE DECEMBER 31, 2019.

BRIDGES – CVF, ending 31 December 2020. 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 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. Download and print your own stamp sheet from the CVF website. Upon completion, mail stamp sheet with $5 to the CVF office, for certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada.   END DATE DECEMBER 31, 2020

BOARDWALKS -CVF January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2024
Any world-wide IVV sanctioned event that goes over 50 meters of boardwalk can be used. Twenty-four events are needed to complete the program. PTs qualify and can be used once in each half of the year.   Download and print your own stamp sheet from the CVF website. Upon completion, mail stamp sheet with $5 to the CVF office, for certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada.   END DATE DECEMBER 31, 2024.

FAMOUS CANADIANS – CVF January 1, 2020 -December 31, 2024
Any CVF sanctioned event that goes by a famous Canadian’s birthplace, home, grave, statue, memorial, museum, commemorative structure or park. An event stamp may be repeated on different dates, but the Canadian may be used once only. Twenty-four different Canadians needed to complete the program. Upon completion, mail stamp sheet to the CVF office, for certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada.   This program is free. END DATE DECEMBER 31, 2024.

WALK 100 – CVF January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Walk 100 Volkssport events anywhere in the world, in 2020. The same event may be walked and stamped multiple times. Send $5 and order stamp booklet from CVF office. Certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada, upon completion. END DATE DECEMBER 31, 2020.

FESTIVALS – CVF January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2029
Any Volkssport festival, anywhere in the world, holding IVV sanctioned events qualifies. For each festival, at least 3 Volkssport events must be recorded, and a photograph included. Fifteen festivals are required to complete this program.
Send $5 and order stamp booklet from CVF office. Certificate and recognition in Volkssport Canada, upon completion. END DATE DECEMBER 31, 2029.

DOCK AND WALK EVENTS
These Events are routes which go past a cruise ship terminal. 
Click here for the list of Dock and Walk events.
For information about the routes, please communicate with the contact shown.

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