Category Archives: IVV walks

Thanks to all for our fantastic 25th walk!

Over 600 walkers from 17 countries and across Australia enjoyed perfect Canberra autumn weather during our weekend of walking. All participants who walked both days were awarded a commemorative silver medal. Ten walkers had participated in all 25 events and … Continue reading

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Meet our committee: Diana Marshall, president

I first walked the Canberra Two Day Walk (CTDW) in 2003. I had recently returned from three years in the USA, where I had cheered on my husband in his first marathon. I discovered that there were plenty of people … Continue reading

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Meet our walkers: Dolores Grenier from the USA

Dolores will be walking with us for the very first time this year. “I met Kathleen and Harry Berg several times at other IML events,” she explains. “I am happy to be able to take part in the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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Meet our walkers: Lachlan Wilkinson from Adelaide

Past C2DW President Lachlan Wilkinson relates his involvement with our event. It was a sign behind the driver on a bus back in 1996 that started me on this journey. The sign was advertising something called the ‘Canberra Medal Walk’. … Continue reading

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Meet our walkers: Bernd Ehls from Germany

Bernd was the first person to register for our 25th walking event and will be joining us for the fourth time in 2016. But before he arrives in Canberra, he will walk in his 270th IML event — the 19-20 … Continue reading

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ACT Government Health Fund Grant awarded to CWF

The Canberra Walking Festival has been awarded a Health Promotion Innovation Fund Grant of $10,650 from the ACT Government. The Fund provides money for projects that support ACT Government priorities including to reduce overweight and obesity in our population; to … Continue reading

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Meet our walkers: Gary and Marietta Pritchard from Alabama

Although this will be their second visit to Canberra, Americans Gary and Marietta Pritchard will be participating in our walk for the first time. “Canberra was the first national capital city in the world where we walked,” said Marietta. While … Continue reading

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