February 3rd: AGM of the CCoP, with a guest from the Camino Society of Ireland to tell us about the Celtic Camino. Watch for announcements from CCoP. Everyone is welcome but you can only vote if you are a member, so join!
This is the time of year when people may be thinking that "this is the year" for walking the Camino de Santiago and the Camino 101 session is a great way to start. It is specifically for those who are interested in walking the Camino de Santiago for the first time, and would like to know more. As well as a slide show, we will have two experienced pilgrims to demonstrate what to pack; how to prepare yourself physically for walking 15 - 25 km day after day; and a panel to answers your questions: how to get to Spain; what guidebooks to use; traveling alone; food options and more.
Where: Clubhouse at Living Forest
When : Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 to 1:30.
We've had great feedback from these sessions.....everyone saying they felt much more prepared to go on their Camino.
This is a great way to start off your 2018! Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. Click on the registration button below to reserve your place. Coffee, tea and a substantial mid day snack is included in the price of $10.
On Saturday March 24th we will be hosting our annual Gathering, a day long presentation of different routes, packing strategies, new gear available and more. Click Here for more details and to register. Register soon as this event fills up every year.
And for those who would like to give back and volunteer in one of the albergues in Spain or France, there is Hospitalero/a training will take place in Victoria on the weekend of April 20-22. Please email Mary Virtue (email@example.com) if you are interested and check out the blog: (http://canadianhospitaleros.blogspot.ca) Registration for hospitalero training will begin in January.
Our main pilgrim gathering for the year, held in the Spring, is an all-day conference-style meeting, providing information for new pilgrims as well as programs of interest for experienced pilgrims. Our gathering was on March 25th, 2017 ... watch here to reserve the date for next year.
The slideshow of pictures is from our 2014 and 2015 events. To see photos from our 2017 event Click Here.