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Athlete Profile: Dahria Beatty

Born 1994
Currently living Whitehorse
Club Yukon Orienteering Association
Occupation Student, Athlete

How long ago did you start orienteering? 10 years

What are your orienteering goals this season? Race at larger events with more competitors to bring my orienteering to a higher level and be able to run my own races without being distracted by all the others  around. Become more efficient at relocating, spend less time before deciding to relocate. Plan most of my long bearing legs ahead of time and have fun.

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National Orienteering Week 2010 is May 1 - 9

Athlete Profile: Daniel Rokitnicki-Wojcik

Age 24
Currently living Hamilton, ON
Club Golden Horseshoe Orienteering
Occupation Biologist

How long ago did you start orienteering? 1 year

What keeps you motivated to train for the sport? Knowing that the competition is training with the same goals in mind and that I can always improve, no matter what.



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Athlete Profile: Robbie Anderson

Photo Credit: World of O

Photo Credit: World of O

Born 1988
Hometown Ottawa, ON
Currently living Gothenburg, Sweden
Club Ottawa OC / Göteborg-Majorna OK
Occupation PhD Student
Training log Attackpoint

Which of your 2015 results are you most proud of and why?

Not much to be proud of. Happy to have gotten myself back in to reasonable shape for WOC.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016?


Where is your favorite place to orienteer in Canada?

Yukon (Long lake)

What race/event is on your orienteering bucket list?

London city race

What do you like to do when you aren’t orienteering? Tell us about one or more of your hobbies/activities.

Music and guitar have taken up more and more time this year.

What are some of your 2016 goals outside of orienteering?

To do some non-orienteering related travel :)

What’s your favourite orienteering discipline and why?

That’s like asking for a favourite child ;)

Tell us about other ways you are involved in orienteering (eg, coaching, mapping, organizing events…)

I do this and that for the club here. Mostly the jobs for “utlänningar”. Competition setup, IT, standing around etc. I do a bit of course-setting and coaching here but did a lot more of that back in Ottawa.

What sort of mental training do you do to improve your orienteering?

Visualization is a powerful tool that I’ve used since I was young. I’d like to try and be more structured and effective with it though and learn to combine it with meditation.

Describe one of your favourite training exercises.

My favourite physical training is hills. Long 3-4min intervals up a single climb. My favourite technical trainings are usually orienteering intervals.

How do you use technology tools or gadgets to enhance your training (software, apps, gps watch, Catching Features, GoPro…)? Tell us about your favourites.

I was a big Catching Features geek. A very effective and fun way of improving fast map reading skills.


Robbie is a member of Orienteering Canada’s 2016 High Performance Program

Athlete Profile: Sandy Hott

Age 35
Hometown New Brunswick
Currently living Kristiansand, Norway
Club Kristiansand OK, Falcon OC
Occupation Medical doctor

How long ago did you start orienteering? 20 years

Have you been to previous World Championships? WOC 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

What is your best WOC result? 2005 Japan: 9th place Middle distance

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Athlete Profile: Hans Fransson

Age 38
Hometown Sweden
Currently living Hamilton, Ontario
Club Golden Horseshoe Orienteering
Occupation Teacher

How long ago did you start orienteering? 30 years

Have you been to previous World Championships? WOC 2007

What are your orienteering goals this season? I have never been to Trondheim…

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2010 COF Conference

The COF conference is organized by the COF Board of Directors. It’s an ideal opportunity to bring Canadian orienteers together to share information and to learn from interesting, topical speakers. It’s also a great time to learn about and get involved with the priorities and projects of the COF and to provide your ideas and feedback. Ideas for future conference topics are always welcome.

2010 Conference Details
August 16 – 21, 2010
Sessions will be at Carleton University in either Commons 210 or 214. This is in the Residence Commons building (CO) on the map.

No registration is required, except for the community coach workshop. To register for the community coach workshop, email Bill Anderson at billATwgacartoDOTca.


>>The coaching workshop has been cancelled<<
Attendance required at both sessions (9 hours total)
$50 fee to attend this workshop (check with your club to see if they will pay your fee)

A-1 Monday Aug 16 – Part 1: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
A-2 Tuesday Aug 17 – Part 2: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Play your part in increasing the number of certified coached in orienteering in Canada. The 9 hour course over 2 days will cover the theoretical and technical components of the new coaching program. The workshop will also include two “on terrain” practice coaching sessions. The pre-requisites are some orienteering experience and an interest in coaching new orienteers. For more information about this workshop, email Bill Anderson:  billATwgacartoDOTca.


Tuesday Aug 17
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Room: Commons 214
Join members of the 2010 national junior orienteering team and they recount their races and experiences at the 2010 world championships in Denmark in early July – including Emily Kemp’s historic 13th place in the middle distance final. We will be be holding this session in conjunction with the Sass Peepre junior camp.


Wednesday Aug 18
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Room: Commons 210
We’ve had some great progress this year on the updated officials program. Come and find out the latest news for the exciting improvements.


Thursday Aug 19
8:00 – 9:30 pm
Room: Commons 210
The long term athlete development (LTAD) model is changing the way that sport is being taught in Canada ( LTAD is an inclusive concept that encourages all individuals to be involved in lifelong physical activity and articulate the need for all children to be given a solid foundation in physical, tactical and mental capacities upon which to build their performance abilities. As have most other sports in Canada, the COF is creating a LTAD model that is specific to the sport of orienteering. This is an exciting development for the sport in Canada and will provide valuable guidance to how orienteering is presented, coached and organized in Canada. Come and find out the latest.


Friday Aug 20
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: Commons 214
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. More details….


Saturday Aug 21
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Room: Commons 214
This session was first held at the 2008 COF conference and is being repeated here by popular demand. The goal of the session is to offer ideas to improve your course planning. There will be lots of examples and specific ideas to plan courses for the different disciplines of sprint, middle & long. This session is great for competitors as well – to help you “get inside the head” of your course setter. Presented by Adrian Zissos.

Photo: Brent Langbakk at Deep Cove BC

Photo: Meghan Rance

Photo: Adrian Zissos at McKenzie Crossing AB