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Orienteering in the news: Whitehorse Star: Langbakk named as High Performance Director

Brent Langbakk was recently named as Orienteering Canada’s new High Performance Director. Below is an article from the Whitehorse Daily Star about Brent’s new role.

Orienteering Canada's High Performance Director

BrentLangbakkOrienteering Canada’s Board of Directors and High Performance Committee are excited to announce that Brent Langbakk is Orienteering Canada’s new part-time High Performance Director. Having a High Performance Director is an important step forward for Orienteering Canada. Brent will play a key role in developing a greater coaching culture in Canadian orienteering. We are also looking forward to being able to provide our elite athletes with stronger training support that is well aligned with our long term athlete development model.

Brent is a coach, former national team member, former Athletes’ Representative on Orienteering Canada’s Board of Directors and former Chairperson of the High Performance Committee. These experiences give Brent a unique perspective to help move Orienteering Canada’s high performance program forward. Brent is a great fit with this position because of his extensive coaching background and his in depth understanding of athlete development in orienteering. Brent will be working very closely with Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee.

Brent lives in Whitehorse, Yukon where he is an active member of the Yukon Orienteering Association. Brent was named Sport Yukon’s Coach of the Year in 2010.

2015 National Orienteering Week


National Orienteering Week is June 6 – 14, 2015.


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Date Name / location Location
June 6 Urban Jungle Adventure Run Oakville, ON
June 6 Mountain Bike Orienteering Gatineau, Quebec
June 7 Mt Royal Park Montreal, QC
June 7 NRC Spring Series Ottawa, ON
June 7 Oakfield Park Oakfield, NS
June 8 Shuswap Middle School Salmon Arm, BC
June 9 Summer Solstice Event Ottawa, ON
June 10 Lewes Lake Whitehorse, Yukon
June 10 Fraser River Park Vancouver, BC
June 10 Fish Creek Park Calgary, AB
June 10 Kinsmen Park Edmonton, AB
June 10 Ontario Science Centre Toronto, ON
June 11 King’s Park Winnipeg, MB
June 13 Aylard Farm Victoria, BC
June 13 Learn to Orienteering Clinic Calgary, AB
June 13 Pinhey’s Point Ottawa, ON
June 14 East Sooke Park East Sooke, BC
June 14 Robert Burnaby Park Vancouver, BC
June 14 Six-Mile Map Kamloops, BC
June 14 Tiger Lily near Fort Assiniboine, AB
June 14 Tiger Lily near Fort Assiniboine, AB
June 14 APSEA Map Halifax, NS
June 14 Intro to Orienteering Clinic Brookvale Nordic, PEI


2015 WOC Selection Policy Now Available

The 2015 World Orienteering Championship selection policy is now available at this link. Any questions should be emailed to