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Selection process for 2012 World Cup Ski-Orienteering Events

There are 4 sets of World Cup events in the 2012 ski-orienteering season:

  • Round 1: 27 January – 5 February 2012 / Bear Valley and Lake Tahoe, California, USA
  • Round 2: Feb 20 – 26, 2012 / Sumy, Ukraine
  • Round 3: Feb 19 – Mar 4, 2012 / Shuchinsk, Kazakhstan
  • Round 4: March 21 – 25, 2012 / Boden, Sweden

Any Canadian ski-orienteering athletes who wish to be considered for selection to compete at these World Cup races can find the selection process detailed here. Note the December 5, 2011 deadline.

Globe and Mail: Train your brain to work faster than a GPS

In the Globe and Mail – Thursday Nov 24

Buff for sale - help support high performance orienteering in Canada

Buff for sale!

Show your support for the COF and the COF’s high performance program (HPP) fund by purchasing a buff.

The buff sells for $25 +shipping. We have a limited number, so buy your buff soon. You can purchase the buff at ( and you can read about the COF’s new partnership with the o-store here)

All proceeds from the sale of this item go to the COF’s high performance program (HPP) fund. The HPP fund helps to provide stronger coaching and training opportunities to Canada’s top current and future elite orienteers.

Clubs – are you looking for volunteer recognition gifts? Bulk purchases are welcome. You can contact the o-store directly regarding shipping costs. They would love to hear from you.

Thanks for your support!

P.S. These are a great Christmas gift! (you can also find a COF sticker and badge at the o-store – and be sure to check out all their other great stuff too!).

Talent + Dedication + Support –> Performance + Growth



COF announces partnership with

The Canadian Orienteering Federation (COF) is pleased to announce a partnership with the The is an on-line retailer of orienteering equipment and supplies. is headquarted in Ottawa, Ontario. The o-store will be selling COF branded merchandise. They currently are selling buffs, stickers and patches, all branded with the COF’s logo. We’re looking forward to selling other COF branded items in the future.

In addition to COF branded merchandise, the o-store sells orienteering gear such as SPORTident equipment, flags, punches, map bags stands, compasses, map holders for mountain bike, shoes, clothing. We encourage you to buy your orienteering gear at

Some COF branded items will be sold at the as fundraisers for the COF and its programs, such as the high performance program and the Sass Peepre junior training camp. Please help support Canadian orienteering by purchasing these items.

This is an exciting partnership between the o-store and the COF. Thanks for supporting and the COF.

Adventure Running Program Manager job opportunity

Golden Horseshoe Orienteering (GHO) in Hamilton, ON is offering a two-year, full-time job for an Adventure Running Program Manager. Details are here.

2011 Events Archive

Date Name Location
Feb 11-13 Vancouver Sprint Camp
(including a WRE) (Canada Cup – elite only)
Apr 30 – May 8 National Orienteering Week across Canada
May 20-22 The Sage Stomp XVI, including the BC Champs (3 Canada Cup races: sprint, middle, long) Kamloops, BC
May 21 The IOF turns 50 today!
July 1 – 9 Junior World Orienteering Championships Poland
July 1 – 8 World Masters Orienteering Championships Hungary
July 16 – 18 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships
(3 Canada Cup races: sprint, middle, long)
Whitehorse, Yukon
July 22 – 24 Canadian Orienteering Championships
(3 Canada Cup races: sprint, middle, long)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Aug 13 – 20 World Orienteering Championships France
Sep 17 – 18 Barebones (Alberta Championships) (1 Canada Cup race: long) Canmore/Banff, AB
Oct 1 – 2 Manitoba Orienteering Championships (3 Canada Cup races: sprint, middle, long) Glenboro/Spruce Woods Park, MB
Oct 8 – 10 Ontario Championships (3 Canada Cup races: sprint, middle, long) Ottawa, ON
Nov 13 Raid the Hammer Dundas, ON
Dec 1 The COF turns 44 today. Happy birthday to us!

The Adventure Running Bucket List by Mike Waddington in Breathe Magazine

This article is also available on-line at Breathe Magazine.