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Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club

"Fun, Fitness & Friendship"

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Our Club

ni58Welcome to Garden City Wanderers, a walking club that puts the emphasis on friendship. We were first established in 1990 and are one of 7 clubs and associations in BC, which are members of the Volkssport Association of BC  (VABC). We hope to meet you at one of our walks.

GCW Objectives

The objectives of our club are:

  • to contribute to the health and well-being of members primarily from the greater Victoria area through their participation in programs of non-competitive, amateur, friendly, family-oriented volkssport walking events. Other official volkssport activities are bicycling, swimming and cross-country skiing.
  • to attract new club members through organization, promotion and safe operation of volkssport activities in the greater Victoria area and beyond.
  • to collaborate with other volkssport clubs throughout British Columbia and beyond.
  • to communicate with club members and volkssporters in general by various media.
  • to perform the above in accordance with the standards established by
    Canadian Volkssport Federation/La Federation Canadienne Volkssport (CVF/FCV),
    Volkssport Association of British Columbia (VABC)
    and Internationaler Volkssport Verband (IVV).

GCW Information Manual 

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                  1. Organization
                  2  Rules and Regulations
                  3. Operating Policies
                  4. Constitution and Bylaws     

GCW Club Membership

GCW has about 100 members. Everyone is welcome to join the club and participate in all the club activities. Membership dues are based upon a calendar year and are $10 for a single and $15 for a family.

Advantages of becoming a member of the Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club:

  • a club newsletter called "FOOTNOTES" produced 3 times a year
  • recognition for walking achievements listed in Footnotes.
  • notification of upcoming events for GCW and the other volkssport clubs in the area.
  • participation in club activities and events from the planning stages.
  • social network of friends who have a common interest in walking and volkssporting.
Click here to print out a Membership Application form.
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The Newsletter of the Garden City Wanderers:

footnotesThe Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club produces a newsletter "FOOTNOTES" three times a year for club members. "FOOTNOTES" contains articles about past volkswalks, upcoming events, president’s report, member achievements, welcome to new members, updates on VABC, CVF, and a variety of articles of interest to volkssporters. 

For further information about "FOOTNOTES" or submitting an article send an email to Frances Aknai, editor. faknai@shaw.ca

Click here to view the latest Footnotes - Fall 2019

Click here to view a special 25th anniversary issue of Footnotes

Managing Group

George Copley

Vice President

Joan Sanderson

Lyn Wray

Past President
Beverley Cattrall

Frances Aknai

Walk Coordinator
Ada Robinson

Diane Copley

Frances Aknai

David Cattrall

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Contact us at info@gardencitywanderers.ca , Garden City Wanderers  114 - 165 Kimta Road Victoria BC V9A 7P1, or 250-386-1279

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