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June 2011 Informal Canadian elite rankings: Men

End of June 2011

1 Robbie Anderson OOC -2.72
2 Patrick Goeres Cde. B    -0.63
3 Thomas Nipen    GVOC 0.99
4 Eric Kemp OOC    1.01
5 Mike Smith Falcons 1.37
6 Nick Duca Stars 2.59
7 Wil Smith Falcons 3.54
8 Jon Torrance OOC 3.75
9 Will Critchley EOOC 3.81
10 Magnus Johansson GVOC 4.08
11 Patrick Saile GVOC 5.22
12 Damian Konotopetz Cde. B 5.72
13 Mark Adams GHO 6.25
14 Igor Palagnyuk TOC 6.57
15 Brian May Sage 8.14
16 Graeme Rennie GVOC 9.49
17 Darius Konotopetz Cde. B 9.77
18 Jeffrey Teutsch OOC 9.77
19 Steven Graupner Cde. B 9.95
20 Brian Graham    OOC 11.82
21 Graham Ereaux Falcons 11.88
22 Michael Lucente GGO 12.47
23 Serghei Logvin GHO 14.01
24 Andrei Logvin GHO 16.14
25 Hans Fransson GHO 17.02
26 Francis Falardeau Viking 19.48
27 Mike Waddington GHO 19.65
28 Matthew Hryciuk GVOC    22.49
29 Alin Duca Stars 24.72
30 Christoph Rufenacht GVOC 32.33
31 Tim Andrews Sage 39.98
32 Adrian Low VicO 42.66
33 Nevin French    GHO 42.92
34 Thomas Graupner Cde. B 62.19
35 Raymond Chung TOC 69.59
36 Dimitriy Galamiyey 71.99

June 2011 Informal Canadian elite rankings: Women

End of June 2011

1 Louise Oram GVOC -2.80
2 Carol Ross Falcons 0.75
3 Katarina Smith Falcons 2.53
4 Tea Laurila OOC 7.57
5 Galyna Petrenko UKR 10.90
6 Pam James YOA 11.65
7 Abbigail May Sage 12.91
8 Marie Cat Bruno Sage 13.16
9 Andrea Balakova GVOC 15.03
10 Nicki Rehn FWOC 27.28
11 Charlotte MacNaughton FWOC 30.43
12 Sarah Brandreth FWOC 30.96
13 Meghan Rance    GVOC 33.66

JWOC 2011 team

JWOC 2011 Team Canada

top from left: Lee Hawkings, Graeme Rennie, Kendra Murray, Graham Ereaux, Emily Kemp

bottom from left: Molly Kemp, Emily Ross, Carol Ross (coach), Tori Owen, Randy Kemp (team leader)

also: Magnus Johansson (national team coach)

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July 7, 2011 – JWOC Middle distance final results – Team CANADA


A final:
22nd – Emily Kemp

B Final:
45th – Emily Ross
57th – Kendra Murray
65th – Tori Owen


C final:
6th – Graeme Rennie
9th – Lee Hawkings
36th – Graham Ereaux

Full results at

Looking for donations for the silent auction at the 2011 COCs

One of the main fundraisers for the COF’s High Performance Program is the silent auction that is held in conjunction with the banquet at the Canadian Orienteering Championships in Whitehorse. Members of the high performance program will be donating items, but we greatly appreciate donations from the canadian orienteering community. Here are a few ideas:

  • Are you a crafter – can you donate something like a pair of home-made mittens or a hat? pottery? weaving? sculpture? jewelry?
  • Are you a foodie – can you donate a jar of home-made jam, a batch of cookies, some home-made granola
  • Do you have a  cabin that you could donate a gift certificate for a weekend or a week’s stay at?
  • Do you live in a tourist destination and could offer B&B for a weekend or longer? (especially if it was in conjunction with future orienteering events)
  • Are you an artist – do you have a sketch of an orienteering scene, or a great photograph that you could put in a frame?
  • Could your club donate an entry to an upcoming event?
  • Could you ask your local running/sport store to donate an item?
  • Do you have a new unused item kicking around your house that you would love to get rid of – it might just be someone else’s treasure!
  • other ideas? Think about what you would like to bid on.

If you have an item to donate, you can bring it with you to Whitehorse or send it along with someone who is attending (Here’s the list of attendees). Or contact Marion Owen at m.owen001 AT gmail DOT com to make other arrangements. Or if you have any questions.

Ideally, please give your silent auction item to Marion Owen, Jean MacNaughton, Charlotte MacNaughton or any member of the High Performance Program prior to Sat July 23 to help us with smoothly setting up the auction. But you can also bring your item to the auction if you haven’t had a chance to submit it earlier. You can also leave it at the registration desk when you pick up your event package.

Your support is much appreciated… And if you are coming to the COCs, please bid generously! Don’t forget your wallet and/or your cheque book. Cash or cheque is the preferred payment method. But we can sort out other options if you don’t have enough cash or a cheque with you.

Those of you who have been to one before know that the Silent Auction is a lot of fun, often with frantic bidding as time runs out. You never know what the highly sought after items will be. And if you can’t make it to Whitehorse this year, there is always the option of allowing a trusted friend to bid for you! Just give a budget limit and an idea of what you want.

About the High Performance Program

The High Performance Program (HPP) is a support system for athletes who show potential to represent Canada at Junior World Championships and World Championships. The HPP includes athletes, but also the support system of volunteers and coaches as we try to encourage a broader community around our top athletes. HPP projects and initiatives include:

  • The Rising Stars Award
  • Fundraising events such as this Silent Auction and the upcoming Sprint Relay at the COCs in Whitehorse
  • Providing training opportunities such as the spring Training Camp in Hamilton and the National Summer Training Centre in Whitehorse
  • Raising the profile of elite orienteering through, for example, implementing the red group at major competitions, introducing the Canada Cup Elite Series, and maintaining a blog of HPP activities

Talent + Dedication + Support –> Performance + Growth
Canadian Orienteering Federation High Performance Program

Talent + Dévouement + Support –> Performance + Croissance
Le Programme de Haute Performance de la Fédération Canadienne de Course d’Orientation

IOF collecting compasses for developing orienteering nations

As part of the International Orienteering Federation’s 50 year celebrations, the IOF is collecting compasses to be sent to developing orienteering countries all over the world.

To succeed in the IOF’s aim of collecting at least 500 compasses, they need your help: if you are going to attend the World Orienteering Championships or the O’Festival ERDF Savoie Grand Revard in France either as a competitor or a spectator, please bring your old compasses with you to the event. There will be compass collection stations at both events. Or if you know someone who is going to France in August, send your spare compasses with him/her to help the orienteers in the younger orienteering nations. You can write a greeting – or at least the name of your home country – on a piece of paper to go with the compass.

Anyone coming to the COCs in Whitehorse, can give their compass to a member of the national team to take over to France.In addition to compasses, also pin punches and control flags are much appreciated equipment in the new nations.

If you want to help, but are not going to France, you can send your contribution directly to the IOF Secretariat: IOF, Radiokatu 20, 00093 SLU, Finland.

For more information, please read the IOF’s news article.

JWOC 2011 - middle qualification results

July 6, 2011 – JWOC Middle distance qualification results – Team CANADA

There were 3 heats. the top 20 from each heat advances to the middle “A” final.

Heat 1: 49th Graeme Rennie
Heat 2: 45th Graham Ereaux
Heat 3: 45th Lee Hawkings

Heat 2: 13th Emily Kemp, 42nd Emily Ross
Heat 3: 27th Kendra Murray, 39th Tori Owen

Emily Kemp has qualified for the women’s middle distance “A” final.
Emily Ross, Tori Owen and Kendra Murray have qualified for the women’s “B” final.
Graeme Rennie, Graham Ereaux and Lee Hawkings have qualified for the men’s “C’ final.

The finals take place on Thursday July 7.

Full results at

Emily Kemp - 13th at the JWOC long distance

Congratulations to Emily Kemp (of Ottawa) for her 13th place finish in the long distance at the 2011 Junior World Orienteering Championships. Here’s Emily shortly after her race.

You can read all about Team Canada at JWOC on the national team blog. The middle race race is up next.

JWOC 2011 - long results

July 4, 2011 – JWOC Long distance results – Team CANADA

111. Lee Hawkings
118. Graeme Rennie
125. Graham Ereaux
/153 starters

13. Emily Kemp
103. Kendra Murray
117. Tori Owen
118. Emily Ross
125 . Molly Kemp
/131 starters

Full results at

JWOC 2011 - sprint results

July 3, 2011 – JWOC Sprint results – Team CANADA

106. Graeme Rennie
119. Lee Hawkings
136. Graham Ereaux
/160 starters

38. Emily Kemp
106. Kendra Murray
113. Emily Ross
115 . Molly Kemp
124. Tori Owen
/130 starters

Full results at