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Orienteering in the News: Men's Journal: The Rise of Orienteering

Here’s an article called “The Rise of Orienteering: No path, No rules” by Alex Hutchison in Men’s Journal

Registration for the 2015 Canadian Orienteering Champs is open

Registration for the 2015 Maritime Orienteering Festival including the Canadian Orienteering Championships and 3-days of Fishbones is now open. See the registration page for more details and the link to on-line registration at zone4.

Orienteering in 3 provinces over the week – awesome! There is a bundle going on – here’s a summary:

  • 3 Canadian Championship events (also World Ranking events in the Elite classes)
  • 3 Fishbones races (Fishbones are Barebones-style races). Fishbones 1 will be a point to point middle distance race. Fishbones 2 will be a one man relay called a Farsta. Fishbones 3 will be a chasing start. Your finish times in your first two Fishbones races will determine your starting time on the last race.
  • A fundraiser race for Orienteering Canada’s High Performance program: a sprint race at Hopewell Rocks – where else can you orienteer on the ocean floor at low tide – this is a must-do event for any orienteer!
  • The Banquet and Silent Auction – a chance to reconnect with your orienteering buddies and supporting Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program by buying an item or two or three at the always fun silent auction.
  • The Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp – junior aged orienteers from across the country working on their orienteering skills with their orienteering friends for a couple days
  • A lobster dinner in PEI – need we say more?
  • The Orienteering Canada conference (and AGM) – a chance to get up to date with what Orienteering Canada is up to – take the latest coaching workshop and take part in the Pecha Kuchu evening, always a fun evening – you are invited to give a short presentations on ANY orienteering related topic.
  • And a Pasta Night to get together and socialize as the week draws to a close

See the registration page for more details and the link to on-line registration at zone4.

Registration for the 2015 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships is open

Western Canadian Orienteering Championships July 3-5, 2015 in the Yukon – registration is now open.

The Yukon Orienteering Association will be hosting the 37th annual Western Canadian Orienteering Championships July 3-5, 2015. Please join us and experience the great Yukon orienteering areas you’ve heard about. All of the orienteering will be in the vicinity of Whitehorse, a city of about 25,000 on the banks of the Yukon River. The meet locations range from two to 20 kilometres from the city centre. Check out the deal with Air North if you are travelling from Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver. The events will be Orienteering Canada sanctioned Canada Cup Races, on new or fully revised maps. The middle distance race will be a World Ranking Event for the elite categories. For information on terrain and maps, schedule, travel planning and accommodations, please go to the website:


JWOC 2015 team announcement


Orienteering Canada is pleased to announce the selection for the 2015 team to attend the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Rauland, Norway in July 2015.

The athletes are:

Pia Blake (Whitehorse)
Emma Sherwood (Calgary)
Emma Waddington (Hamilton)

Alexander Bergstrom (Ottawa)
Trevor Bray (Whitehorse)
Robbie Graham (Ottawa)
Caelan McLean (Whitehorse)
Jan Erik Naess (Chicago)
Michael Svoboda (Calgary)

The team is made up of both juniors who have raced in JWOC before, as well as younger athletes new to the world scene.  These athletes have all shown their interest in competing for their country and have shown the dedication needed to start or continue on this journey.

Orienteering Canada is grateful to the work of the selection committee: Nina Wallace, Ross Burnett, Katarina Smith. The selection process details are outlined at

Go Canada Go!