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April 30 deadline to declare intent to try for 2015 WOC team

WOC2015_logoApril 30, 2015 is the deadline for athletes to declare their intent to try for the team for the 2015 World Orienteering Championships.

The senior team selection document has the details regarding the selection process, and specifically the declaration information.

April 12 is Early Bird Registration Deadline for 2015 Canadian Champs


2015 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp

Registration is open for the always popular Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp which is being held this year in New Brunswick as part of the 2015 Canadian Orienteering Championships.

The Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp is for junior orienteers ranging in age from 11 to 20 years. Orienteers with all experience levels, from those new to the sport to elite level orienteers are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Training will be geared towards the age and competitive level for each and every participant. The camp typically sees participants from across Canada as well as from the United States.

Sass Peepre is an active, educational, fun-filled and friend-filled few days and is an excellent precursor to the COC’s. Build on your orienteering skills, then practice what you have learned the following weekend, and get feedback from your coaches.

More camp details and registration info is here.

Job Opportunity: Orienteering Mapper

Employment Opportunity: Orienteering Mapper

Orienteering Canada (and its affiliated clubs) have a number of mapping projects to be completed in 2015. One or more positions are available in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Yukon.

Job Duties: Field checking of several forested areas in and near the following cities:

Cranbrook and Squamish, B.C.; Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta; Winnipeg, Brandon, Neepawa, St.Malo,and Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; and Whitehorse, Yukon. Field work on urban sprint maps may be required. Other duties include map drafting to current ISOM and ISSOM standards, artwork and legend using current orienteering mapping software, such as OCAD.

Terms of Employment: Temporary contract positions are available from 4 weeks to 4 to 5 months depending on the locations and your ability to relocate between provinces at the employer’s expense. Applicants may specify the area they are able to work in.

Wage: $25 – $30 per hour depending on experience. 40 hours/week max

Education and Work Experience required: No particular formal education requirements, however applicants must be fully conversant with International Orienteering Federation standards for preparation of orienteering maps including ISOM and ISSOM. Applicants must be able to provide examples of orienteering maps previously completed.

Must be a member of the Canadian Orienteering Mapper Registry.

Benefits: Assistance to find housing and a vehicle will be provided.

Contact: Anne Teutsch at Orienteering Canada: president AT orienteering DOT ca.

1239 Colgrove Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 5C3
tel (403) 283-0807
fax (403) 451-1681

Orienteering in the News: Top 10 Health Benefits of Orienteering

Here’s an article called “Top 10 Health Benefits of Orienteering” from the folks at Health Fitness Revolution.