You may have noticed some responses were a bit slower than normal. But Grandma and Grandpa had to take the time to hold our new granddaughter, Kailey Lynn Sayers. She joined us a bit earlier than expected, on May 20th, and there were knives involved! Everyone is doing just fine now. We are hoping we can stop by again on the way to Billings to hold her some more. Please welcome Kailey.
PS - We already bought her a new walker packet, and given her a lifetime Commander Membership to the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. Way to go Kailey!
Now back to your regularly scheduled web site.
The American Volkssport Association is America’s Walking Club. Every two years the membership gathers together
to conduct the business of the organization. Come join us
June 7th to 9th, 2017, in Billings, Montana!
The ability to pre-register for our fabulous convention in Billings, Montana from June 5th through June 11th, 2017 IS OVER.
The actual convention is June 7-9, but events surround it. But don't dispair, you will have another opportunity to register.
Onsite registration begins Monday, May 8th, 2017. That simply means that we are going to have to do the registration for you. Contact us by email at info@2017AVAConvention.org or leave a message on 303-785-6177. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
To see your choices, go to the Registration Tab, read all about it, then drop us an email or phone call and we will get you registered.
Thanks for stepping out with us.
If you are bringing something with you to donate to the silent auction, it would help us out if you download this form, fill it out and email it back to us PRIOR to your arrival. That way, we can begin generating the paperwork necessary for the donation. If not, expect it to take several minutes to get stuff registered for you. Thanks.
Be sure to check out the Volunteer tab.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
There are 47 miles of trails in Billings, with over 7 miles along the Yellowstone River. A stretch of trail along the Rimrocks has fantastic views of the mountains beyond. On a clear day, five mountain ranges can be seen. Billings has 39 city parks, and more than 500 geocache treasures in the city alone! The Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing river in the United States.
The downtown brewery tour will be incorporated into one of our sanctioned events. The Western Heritage Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Yellowstone Art Museum was originally the Yellowstone County jail, built in 1884 ($5 admission).
Download the Billings, Montana convention presentation and/or the Visit Billings video and Guidebook. Opens in a new page. Just close the page to return here.
We are proposing the following convention events in Billings:
Weather permitting, location of the Meet & Greet and Thursday lunch.
There are multiple decks in the Courtyard to accommodate serving food and a Cash Bar.
These very comfortable chairs are placed throughout the hotel.
Throughout the convention hallway areas.
This is the main hall at the Convention Center.
Where our Vendors, as well as clubs and regions can set up a display booth.
These very comfortable rooms will be configured to meet our requirements for the General Sessions, foodies, Walk Central, Hospitality.
Statue located outside the Visit Billings office. They are being extremely helpful.
20th AVA Biennial Convention
June 7th through 9th, 2017
Walk along the Yellowstone River
Do the President's Walk - the Billings Brewery Tour
Walk the Rims via Swords Rimrock Park