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Athlete Profile: Emily Ross

EmilyRoss

Born 1992
Hometown Moncton, NB
Currently living Squamish, BC
Club ONB Falcons and GVOC
Occupation Student
Training log Attackpoint

Please list your best and proudest 2012 orienteering achievements.
I was quite happy with my middle qualification race at JWOC. I was only a few minutes back from qualifying for the final and successfully followed my race plan. I also really enjoyed my middle race at the COCs where I came second.

Please list your best and proudest orienteering achievements to date.
Getting to represent Canada at three JWOCs is definitely up there!

What is your first orienteering memory?
My dad used to take me out orienteering in a backpack, but I don’t remember. I do remember the first time I went out on a course by myself. I didn’t remember to orient my map and the first control was a complete disaster (30 minutes down a wrong trail…). Despite that rough start, I still love orienteering!

What is your favourite orienteering story or experience?
This past JWOC in Slovakia, I got to run on the men’s relay team (which was an adventure in itself).  I was one of the few people left in the start before I left on my final leg. After the race, one of the other racers was in the start area, a runner from Portugal, came up to me and told me he was sorry he didn’t say hello during the relay warm-up, but that he thought I was really beautiful!

Is there a particular map/area where you could never get sick of orienteering?
I have some very fond experiences of orienteering in Portugal!

If you could fly anywhere in the world to orienteer, where would you go, and why?
I’d like to go the orienteering event in Istanbul because I’ve heard great things about it. Or I’d like to go on that orienteering cruise in the Caribbean!

Do you have any other achievements from 2012 that you’d like to share
I’m in my last year of university!

If you could get orienteering coaching from anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
Simone Niggli-Luder. Her achievements in orienteering are so impressive!

What races are on your 2013 calendar?
My schedule is tentative because I don’t know what I’m doing once I graduate, but I’d love to go to the US Team Trials in May. The Vancouver Sprint Camp is always a great weekend too.

Aside from orienteering, what other sports do you do on a regular basis?
I run and bike to train for orienteering, but I also really enjoy playing squash.

What is your favourite pre-race breakfast/snack?
Bananas with peanut butter.

Tell us something that we might not know about you….
I love to bake and have a black belt in taekwondo

 

Sports Day in Canada – register your event by May 28

Sports Day in Canada is a new national event that celebrates sport at all levels across Canada. Using the model that CBC created for Hockey Day in Canada and building off the momentum of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sports Day in Canada is an opportunity to showcase all manner of sports, while mobilizing the nation in the power of being active. Sports Day in Canada will be the culmination of a week (September 11-18, 2010) of sporting events and festivals, celebrating grassroots sport stories, engaging citizens in physical activity and rallying local organizations to provide participatory opportunities in communities across Canada.

The Sports Day in Canada Steering Committee is asking all sport organizations, national and provincial sport affiliates, clubs and community organizations to provide information about your existing (or newly proposed) event/activity/programming between July 1 – September 18, 2010 so that it can be included in the Sports Day in Canada inventory and its online directory. The online form must be completed no later than Friday May 28th, 2010.

More information is here.

Athlete Profile: Kendra Murray

KendraMurray

Born 1993
Hometown Whitehorse, Yukon
Currently living Ottawa,
Club Yukon Orienteering Association
Occupation Student
Training log iLog

Please list your best and proudest 2012 orienteering achievements.
My two proudest and best moments in 2012 were finishing 65th in the JWOC sprint, keeping up to Runa Fremstad for the second half of the race, the second best moment was being part of the Canadian Relay Team at JWOC which placed 19th with me getting my first fastest split ever at JWOC!

Please list your best and proudest orienteering achievements to date.
The two achievements listed above also count as my proudest orienteering achievements to date!

What is your first orienteering memory?
My first orienteering memory is at the Sass Peepre Camp in Whitehorse, mostly just the camp atmosphere, meeting so many people I still know, and how much fun I had training with them!

Is there a particular map/area where you could never get sick of orienteering?
The Lewes Lake Map, Yukon!

If you could fly anywhere in the world to orienteer, where would you go, and why?
I’d love to go to France where the World Championships were in 2011. I want to try orienteering on that tough of terrain! It would be a huge challenge. Also, I have never been to France, so I have to go sometime!

Do you have any other achievements from 2012 that you’d like to share
I completed my first year of University, and was named Athlete of the Year in Nordic Skiing for Carleton University.

If you could get orienteering coaching from anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
I would love to be coached by Tove Alexandersson. I have watched her race at JWOC and WOC and she is amazing! So fast.

What races are on your 2013 calendar?
I’m aiming for JWOC 2013 in the Czech Republic, hopefully some undecided European races, COCs, and all the Yukon races!

Aside from orienteering, what other sports do you do on a regular basis?
I cross-country ski mostly, with some soccer and basketball thrown in.

What is your favourite pre-race breakfast/snack?
I either eat oatmeal with lots of fruit and nuts in it, or a toasted bagel with butter and yoghurt and banana.

Tell us something that we might not know about you….
I also play the violin!

 

Order your North American Orienteering Festival travel guide

Are you planning to attend the orienteering events in Washington, BC and Colorado this June and July? Order your North American Orienteering Festival Travel guide. This is a fundraiser for the junior teams in the US and Canada.

Tired of spending hours poring over books (you’ll need Washington and Colorado in the US and British Columbia in Canada!!) and websites when you travel? Not sure where the supermarkets are? What about the mega-store to buy the socks you left on the bed at home when you packed? Sure, your GPS can give you all the driving routes, but does it include the not-to-be-missed sites along the way? Oh, and there is so much more . . .

Here, the planning is already done for you. And, when you order the NAOF Travel Brochure, you will be supporting the Junior teams of two countries! Cost is only $5. Visit the USOF site for you’ll see the link that will take you to the ordering info.

Introducing the new COF web site

We hope you like the look and feel of the new COF website as much as we do! We are still working on getting all the content sorted out and up to date, but please do take a look around. A huge thanks to Atom Graphics and Marketing Communication Consultant Brooke Campbell for their great work on the site.

2010 Junior National Team announced

All about the High Performance Program

Talent + Dedication + Support = Performance and Growth

This post provides the Canadian Orienteering Community with information about the COF’s new HPP. Please spend a few minutes to read it through – your understanding of the program will help orienteering at all levels right across Canada. Having a strong, well organized, and well supported HPP will reverberate through all levels of orienteering in Canada.

To reach their full potential, Canada’s top young orienteers must be dedicated, talented, and work extremely hard. They also need support and encouragement from their coaches, their friends, families, and the Canadian orienteering community. To build this environment of support the COF has recently created a High Performance Committee (HPC). This committee is responsible for designing and implementing policies and programs that will provide incremental improvements to the environment and performance of top-level orienteering in Canada. These improvements are targeted at the HPP but will directly impact all Canadian orienteers through more exciting racing, more training camps, more high quality events, higher standards of orienteering and event organization, more opportunities and strong, positive role models for young orienteers, more public profile for orienteering, and increased fun for everyone.

Continue reading All about the High Performance Program >

2010 Junior National Team

These athletes have been selected to the 2010 national junior team which will compete at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Denmark in July 2010.

Emily Kemp Ottawa, ON
Emily Ross Moncton, NB
Colin Abbott Whitehorse, YT
Damian Konotopetz Winnipeg, MB
Graeme Rennie Vancouver, BC
Lee Hawkings Whitehorse, YT
Serghei Logvin Oakville, ON

Kendra Murray (Whitehorse, YT), Dahria Beatty (Whitehorse, YT)  and Molly Kemp (Ottawa, ON) were also selected, but will not be attending JWOC.

The team was selected by National Team Coach Magnus Johansson, former Swedish team member Katarina Smith and former Canadian team member Brian May.

2010 Annual General Meeting

Friday August 20
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Carleton University
Room: Commons 214. In the Residence Commons Building
(the building is coded CO on this map)
Ottawa, Ontario

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of the COF (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome.

2010 AGM documents:

In 2010 we had a review of the financial statements from the previous 3 years. Here are those reports:

The 2009 AGM information is here.

Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC John Rance
Yukon Brent Langbakk
Alberta Don Riddle
Saskatchewan
Manitoba Jennifer Hamilton
Ontario Ilona Dobos
Quebec Michael MacConaill
New Brunswick Harold McQuade
Nova Scotia Tony Wheeler

NOMINATIONS
The position of President and 3 members at large of the Board will be up for election. Charlotte MacNaughton has reached the term limit for President.
No nominations have been received to date.

EVENT BIDS
At the 2010 AGM, we will be accepting bids for the 2012 Canadian ski-orienteering championships and the 2013 Canadian Orienteering Championships. Alberta has submitted a bid for the 2013 COCs as they were awarded the 2012 COCs, but agreed to defer their bid after the Ontario association indicated that they wanted to host in 2012.

MOTIONS
Motion 1
Moved by the COF Board of Directors
That the COF Constitution and by-laws be amended as presented.

Motion 2
Moved by Stig Skarborn and seconded by Heath Johnson
That the COF create a $5,000 “Team Leaders subsidy Assistance” package to offset Team Leader travel expenses for assisting the Canadian junior team at international events.  The travel expenses that would be considered eligible for the program are: air fare and accommodations.  The amount of individual funding support will be based on the actual and eligible amount of the travel expenses.  The total amount of the financial assistance may not exceed $5,000.
The Team Leaders must be approved by the COF and only the qualified “Team Leaders” would be eligible for the assistance.  The funding for the program would be supported from the collection of dues from the provincial and territorial clubs.

Athlete Profile: Serghei Logvin

Born 1991
Hometown Chişinău, Moldova
Currently living Oakville, ON
Club Golden Horseshoe Orienteering
Occupation Athlete

Please list your best and proudest 2012 orienteering achievements.
2012 North American Orienteering Championships Silver medal

Please list your best and proudest orienteering achievements to date.
I would say the same one.

What is your first orienteering memory?
Racing in Southern Ukraine in the late 90s.

What is your favourite orienteering story or experience?
I was running M12 at a large competition in Moldova. The end of the course involved crossing a few creeks. While climbing out of one of them, I had lost my shoe. None the less, I finished the race without it, and had won.

Is there a particular map/area where you could never get sick of orienteering?
March Highlands in Ottawa. Although, a lot of Scandinavian maps would be just as interesting.

If you could fly anywhere in the world to orienteer, where would you go, and why?
Probably Finland or Sweden.

Do you have any other achievements from 2012 that you’d like to share
Finally doing the right things to go to Europe for a few months. I consider it a big achievement for me, because I’ve been wanting to do that for a while.

If you could get orienteering coaching from anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
I think I have the best coach possible – my father, Andrei Logvin. I would love to get Technique and Mental coaching from Thierry Gueorgiou though, as I think he is phenomenal and very inspiring.

What races are on your 2013 calendar?
In 2013 I will be in Europe until at least July, starting with Portugal and Spain in February/early March.

Aside from orienteering, what other sports do you do on a regular basis?
I played on my Highschool soccer and tennis teams. In the past few years though, all my training and racing (trail, adventure running) is for benefit in Orienteering.

What is your favourite pre-race breakfast/snack?
Fruit.

Tell us something that we might not know about you….
My lucky number is 811 ;)