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2011 National Orienteering Week

National Orienteering Week is April 30 – May 8, 2011.

Clubs: contact us and send us your 2011 NOW events date, location and link so that we can add it to the list.


Date Name / location Location
Sat Apr 30 Learn to Orienteer, Mt. McIntyre Rec Centre Whitehorse, YT
Sat Apr 30 Hartney Hartney, MB
Sat Apr 30 E2C Eco Challenge Halifax, NS
Sun May 1 Morningside Edmonton, AB
Sun May 1 Hartney Hartney, MB
Sun May 1 Kingsmere Gatineau, QC
Sun May 1 Intro to Orienteering St. Ann’s Bay, NS
Mon May 2 The Forks Winnipeg, MB
Tue May 3 Intro to Orienteering Open House, SAIT Calgary, AB
Tue May 3 Assiniboine Park Winnipeg, MB
Tue May 3 University of Moncton Moncton, NB
Wed May 4 Yukon College Whitehorse, YT
Wed May 4 Francis King Regional Park Victoria, BC
Wed May 4 University of Calgary Calgary, AB
Wed May 4 Kinsmen Park Edmonton, AB
Wed May 4 Assiniboine Park Winnipeg, MB
Wed May 4 Earl Bales Park Toronto, ON
Thu May 5 Learn to Orienteer Cranbrook, BC
Thu May 5 Kildonan Park Winnipeg, MB
Sat May 7 Blackfoot Recreation Area Edmonton, AB
Sat May 7 Langford Neepawa, MB
Sat May 7 Learn to orienteer Wentworth, NS
Sun May 8 Why Just Run, Rice Lake Vancouver, BC
Sun May 8 Mt Dufferin Kamloops, BC
Sun May 8 Try Orienteering, Canmore Nordic Centre Canmore, AB
Sun May 8 Blackfoot Recreation Area Edmonton, AB
Sun May 8 Lac Beauchamp Gatineau, QC
Sun May 8 Centennial Park Moncton, NB

Clubs can visit the NOW promotion page for promotional support.

2011 National Orienteering Week

Congratulations to award winners Jim Webster and Brent Langbakk

Congratulations to orienteers Jim Webster and Brent Langbakk who have both won awards relating to their involvement with orienteering.

Jim Webster was recognized with Sport BC’s Community Sport Hero Award for his work spearheading the 2010 North American Orienteering Championships (NAOCs) in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Over 500 athletes competed  and the championships set a very high standard  for future North American championships.

Founded in 2001, the Community Sport Hero Awards recognize coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community level. The dedication and leadership of these individuals have allowed athletes and communities to grow and shape sport in British Columbia and inspire others to become involved in sport.

Brent Langbakk was awarded 2010 Coach of the Year by Sport Yukon. Brent, a former member of Canada’s national team, is the head coach of the Yukon Orienteering Association’s very successful junior program. At the 2010 Canadian championships in Ottawa, Yukon athletes won a record 27 medals.

Congratulations Jim and Brent. Thanks for all the fantastic work you do to make orienteering stronger in Canada!

Sport and the federal election campaign

Visit the “It’s more than a game” website to get the latest news and regarding sport and physical activity and the current federal election campaign.  Get involved by asking your candidates about how they would strengthen sport in Canada. Other ways to get involved include:

  • Join the campaign online at and sign up today!  You can also find It’s more than a game on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Post the campaign icons (found in our website Resource section) on your website and link them back to
  • Sign the petition:  Canadians in favor of a National Sport and Physical Activity Strategy here.
  • Take action by speaking with or writing to your candidates, or write a letter to the Editor or as an Op Ed to your local paper – see the tools to help you at
  • Attend or host an all candidates meeting in your riding.
  • And please let the Sport Matters Group know how it goes!! Connect with them at the campaign headquarters:  SMG@SIRC by phone at 613.231.7472, x 246 or x 222 or email:

With your participation, the it’s mores than a game campaign will reach-out to candidates across Canada with your sport and physical activity messages.  Together, using the key messages for the campaign, we will ask each candidate how they propose to strengthen sport in Canada.  Simply asking the question can make all the difference when we work together.