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Registration open for 2013 Canadian Championships


The 2013 Canadian Orienteering Championships are in Hamilton Oct 11 – 13, 2013.

Registration is now open and there is a strict limit of 300 participants per race for environmental reasons. The entry limit of 300 will be made on a first come, first serve basis.

We want to make sure that Canadian orienteers who want to compete at these Canadian Championships register early to ensure their spot.

A big thank to Golden Horseshoe Orienteering for organizing these championships.


2013 WOC team announcement

WOC2013 logoThe Orienteering Canada Board of Directors and the High Performance Committee are pleased to announce the decision of the WOC selection committee:

The following athletes are selected to the team that will represent Canada at the 2013 World Orienteering Championships in Finland July 6 – 14, 2013. The events that they have been selected to run is also included.

Kerstin Burnett – relay (other events tbc)
Emily Kemp – long, middle, relay
Louise Oram – long, middle, relay

Robbie Anderson – long, sprint, relay
Will Critchley – sprint, middle, relay
Eric Kemp – long, middle, relay
Serghei Logvin – long, middle, sprint

The following athletes have been named as alternates to the team:
Jeff Teutsch – 1st Alternate
Damian Konotopetz – 2nd Alternate

The team will be coached at WOC by Toni Louhisola, and the team leader will be Meghan Rance.

The selection committee considered results from the team trials in NY (May 10-12, 2013), results in 2013 events, results in 2012 events, training dedication and long-term potential.

Best wishes from the selection committee to all the selected athletes for a successful championship in Finland.

WOC selection committee:
Brian May
Magali Robert
Mike Waddington

The WOC selection committee was appointed by the High Performance Committee. The Board of Directors of Orienteering Canada and the members of the High Performance Committee would like to thank the selection committee for their volunteer work. We join the selection committee in wishing Team Canada a successful and rewarding experience in Finland.

2014 National Orienteering Week

National Orienteering Week is May 3 – 11, 2014.

Clubs: contact us and send us your 2014 NOW events date, location and link so that we can add it to the list.


Date Name / location Location
May 3 Island Savings Family Sport and Recreation Festival Victoria, BC
May 3 Learn to Orienteer Clinic Whitehorse, YT
May 3 Hartney Wilderness Area Hartney, MB
May 4 J J Collett Natural Area near Morningside, AB
May 4 Mt Dufferin  Kamloops, BC
May 4 Langford Community Pasture near Neepewa, MB
May 5
May 6
May 7 Francis King Park Victoria, BC
May 7 War Eagle map along the Fish Lake Road Whitehorse, YT
May 7 Grousewoods Vancouver, BC
May 7 University of Calgary Calgary, AB
May 7 Hermitage Park Edmonton, AB
May 7 Assiniboine Forest Winnipeg, MB
May 7 Earl Bales Park Toronto. ON
May 7 Learn to Orienteer Clinic Ottawa. ON
May 8 Swan Ave Trail Head to Nature Park, Kimberley Kimberley, BC
May 9
May 10 Adventure Running Kids Mud Run Burlington, ON
May 10 Rockwood Park Saint John, NB
May 11 Thunderbird Victoria, BC
May 11 McCartney Creek Vancouver, BC
May 11 Prairie Opener at Rumsey Natural Area near Big Valley, AB
May 11 Stony Swamp Ottawa, ON
May 11 Centennial Park Moncton, NB


Dates for 2014 National Orienteering Week Announced

Building upon the success of the past seven years of National Orienteering Week (NOW), which wrapped up Sunday May 12th; Orienteering Canada’s board of directors  announced today that NOW 2014 will be from May 3rd to 11th, 2014. The 8-day celebration of the navigation sport is a cornerstone in the growth of the sport across Canada. The annual event coincides with the start of the spring season in Canada.

Below is the Orienteering Canada press release.

Canadians at 2013 Nordic Tour World Cups


Canadian orienteers Kerstin Burnett of Whitehorse and Emily Kemp of Ottawa will be competing at the 2013 Nordic Tour World Cups June 1 to 8 in Norway, Sweden and Finland. In Oslo, Norway there will be sprint and middle distance races. There will be a knock-out sprint in Stockholm, Sweden. In Turku, Finland there will be a sprint and a chasing start.

Go Kerstin and Emily!

National Orienteering Week 2013 is underway!


There are over 20 beginner-friendly orienteering events happening across Canada this week. This a great time to try the sport of orienteering.

Looking forward to seeing you in the forest!

(hey orienteers – please consider sharing the above image on your social media profile)

Appeal decision announcement

Orienteering Canada recently received an appeal of a selection decision. Per our appeal policy, the appeal was handled by an independent arbitrator who decided to deny the appeal.

The arbitrator directed that the result of the decision – that the appeal is denied – is public knowledge. The arbitrator also directed that the specific text of decision and the written submissions that were part of the appeal process should remain confidential and between the two Parties.