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Introducing the Icebug Orienteering Ambassador Program

Orienteering Canada is extremely excited to be partnering with Icebug Canada and the o-store to present an Icebug Orienteering Ambassador Program. During the Canadian Orienteering Championships (and a little bit after) we will be accepting applications to become an Ambassador for Icebug and Orienteering Canada.

Ambassadors will have a chance to test Icebug Zeal OLX shoes at the special ambassador cost of $75 (plus shipping). Ambassadors will be expected to do three events (before the end of 2015) in their Icebug Zeals and post comments and pictures on the Orienteering Canada Facebook page www.facebook.com/orienteeringcanada. After Ambassadors have posted three times they become part of Icebug Canada Official Ambassador Group and are eligible for future product testing opportunities and contests.

For your chance to become an Ambassador go to the Icebug Canada website for more details and to complete an application form. We are looking for Ambassadors from all age/ability groups to show that Orienteering is a sport for life!

Visit icebug.com/ca/icebug-orienteering-ambassador to find out more! Apply by August 28, 2015. There are a limited number of Ambassador spots available. Orienteering Canada will notify you if you have been selected as an Ambassador.

Thank you to o-store.ca and Icebug Canada for helping to make this program possible!

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2015 Canadian Orienteering Championships are underway

The Maritime Orienteering Festival, including the Canadian Orienteering Championships, is underway. There are seven orienteering races taking place in New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia as well as a national junior training camp, the Orienteering Canada conference and several social events. The events run from Aug 16 to 23rd.

Follow along at:
www.coc2015.ca
facebook.com/canadianorienteeringchampionships
twitter.com/canadianochamps

Read the full press release here.

Job opportunity: Edmonton

Junior development position available

The Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club wishes to hire a suitably qualified individual to organize and deliver our schools orienteering program and take a lead role in the club’s Kids Run Wild program. A key objective would be to increase junior participation at club events in the city and in the forest, as well as providing resources and skills development to those wanting to compete at larger provincial and national events.

The overall scope of the job is flexible, depending whether the successful applicant wishes to have a full time position or a part time position with significant seasonality to it. Additional activities that would be included in a full time position and that could be included in a part time position to increase the number of hours are:

  • other youth program development initiatives,
  • organizing coaching and training for adult club members,
  • helping with scheduling and getting permission for club events,
  • making school yard maps and minor updates to other club maps,
  • organizing 2 or 3 C level events per year,
  • community outreach to attempt to get more people to try orienteering,
  • help the club executive committee with other administrative tasks from time to time.

Work for the ongoing Schools Program will include liaising with teachers to book sessions, setting up and running orienteering sessions for them in schoolyards and city parks, as well as invoicing and follow-up with the schools. It also includes
organizing the annual orienteering event included in the EPSB Junior High cross-country running series.

The Kids Run Wild Program currently consists of Spring and Fall sessions each between 8 and 10 weeks long with one evening session each week. The program is staffed by volunteer coaches and typically has between 20 and 40 kids ranging from
7 to 16 years of age.

They anticipate paying between $20 and $25 per hour depending the skills and experience of the successful applicant, up to a maximum of 1800 hours of work per year, plus an additional 8% to cover vacation and statutory holidays.

Training in the use of OCAD, Condes and SportIdent software can be provided as well as officials training for organizing events.

If you are interested in the position please email gerainte@shaw.ca by August 18 with your resume, a couple of references, and a brief letter outlining what you would like to see included in the scope of work and some youth development initiatives you would propose to undertake.

You can find out more about the club and its programs at www.orienteer.ab.ca and at www.kidsrunwild.ca.