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Victoria, British Columbia,  Canada

May 3 - 5, 2019
4648 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria BC V8Z 5M1

 Festival opens at 8:00 am Friday and closes at 4:00 pm on Sunday 

What is happening!                                                                                      

  • Seven walks will be available every day with 5, 6, 10, 11 or 12 km distances.                   
  • One 21 km with open start available on Saturday.
  • Want the challenge of a longer walk? Combine walks for 21, 32 or 42 km distances.
  • If you collect Volkssport credits you will get credit for each walk.                                 
  • All walks begin and end at the Greek Community Centre. 
  • Walks available with open starts all three days and group walks each day with one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  • The popular swim event is offered again this year on Saturday & Sunday  
  • Once again, lots of great prizes.  20 tickets included in your registration package to put in the prize boxes of your choice.
  • Complimentary coffee available all day.  Goodies, cookies etc 8:00 until 10:00 am.  
  • Lunch, snacks, beer & wine available for purchase from 11:00 onward.
  • Meet & Greet on Friday with tasty variety of Greek snacks (included in registration fee).
  • Dinner Saturday night will be the very popular Greek buffet with delicious pasta, meats salads, vegetables & dessert.  Sells out at each Festival.
  • Cash bar available both nights.                                 

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  • On Thursday evening there will be a walk from Crystal Pool, 2275 Quadra St at 6:00.  Registration will open at 5:00.  The walk will take you through Beacon Hill Park, along the waterfront and Victoria Harbour and China Town.  There is pay parking across from the pool in the Save On Foods Arena parking lot and some street parking in the area.  Walkers staying in the downtown area who would like to walk to the start point, you can start and end your walk in the small park between the Legislature Buildings and the Grand Pacific Hotel.  Watch for walk leaders  with signs.  The group will leave the park at 4:45 and walk to the start point where you can register  and join the rest of the group starting at 6:00.  For those who stamp books, this will be done when you register.

  • After the Festival, there will be a post Festival six days of walking on Vancouver Island. 'Coast to Coast'
    • Walks begin Monday morning with a walk on the trails through the Hatley Park National Historic site and along the waterfront of Esquimalt Lagoon.  Walks will continue up Island in Chemainus, Westwood Lake/Morrell Nature Sanctuary, Little Qualicum Falls, Cathedral Grove, Ucluelet, Tofino, Qualicum Beach, Parksville and ending in Nanaimo on Saturday, May 11th. 
    • Join us for all the walks or one or two.  No advance registration required. 

Changes to the Festival:                                                                                     


This year in our efforts to be more environmentally aware, we will not be supplying single use disposable bottles of water.  We will instead have water coolers available to fill your own bottles.  Please remember to bring a water bottle.



We look forward to seeing you all in May, 2019




Mail-in and online Registration is now open.  

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