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May 11: World Orienteering Day


There are orienteering events happening around the world today, including many in Canada. See all the events at

Share your World Orienteering Day memory -Win products from the IOF’s partners SILVA and Emit.

All you have to do is to take a photo from your World Orienteering Day activity and publish it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags ‪#‎worldorienteeringday‬ ‪#‎silva‬ ‪#‎emit‬.

Now you have the chance to win either a Duffel bag or a NOR compass from SILVA or a emiTag timing chip from Emit. There are 10 of each.

The competition will take place between 11-22 May.

A jury from the IOF will pick the winners among the inspiring photos, and they will be contacted via Instagram or Facebook. The decision can’t be appealed. By submitting your contribution, you accept that the IOF can use the photos in the IOF official channels.

2016 Annual General Meeting

Friday July 29, 2016
7:00 pm
Day Lodge (2nd Floor, Banquet Room)
Canmore Nordic Centre
1988 Olympic Way
Canmore, AB

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of Orienteering Canada (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc).

2016 AGM documents:

(other documents and links for the above will be added here as they are available)

Other documents of interest:

2016 AGM information Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC  John Rance
Yukon  Afan Jones
Alberta  Kitty Jones
Manitoba  Jennifer Hamilton
Ontario  Ian Sidders
Quebec  John Charlow
New Brunswick  Harold McQuade
Nova Scotia


The position of President (2 year term), and 2 members at large of the Board (2 year terms) will be up for election. Nominations received:

President: Anne Teutsch, nominated by the Ontario Orienteering Association and seconded by Orienteering Quebec
Member at large: Don Riddle, nominated by the Alberta Orienteering Association and seconded by the Manitoba Orienteering Association
Member at large: Jim Blanchard, nominated by the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia and seconded by Orienteering New Brunswick


Deadline to submit items for New Business was Friday 15th July 2016.

Job Opportunity: Adventure Running Kids

DontGetLost Adventure Running Careers

ARKDontGetLost Adventure Running is now hiring for the position of Adventure Running Program Manager, specifically responsible for managing activities for the Adventure Running Kids™ program. Working closely with two other staff, you will take ownership of all aspects of marketing, planning, and execution of the ARK program in several locations. This work will require that you be a highly self-motivated and independent worker, active, fit, and outdoors oriented, and love working with kids of all ages. Prior experience managing similar recreation programs and prior coaching experience, particularly within navigation-based sports, is an asset.

DontGetLost Adventure Running is a Hamilton-based not-for-profit organization known in the running and navigation racing communities for our unique and innovative events and programming. We offer some of the most fun and challenging running and navigation based races along with our ground-breaking Adventure Running Kids™ weeknight programming now offered in 7 communities throughout Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region.

Full details are here.



2016 North American Champs: registration open


Registration for the 2016 North American Championships is now open. NAOC 2016 is in Hanover, New Hampshire USA,
September 23
–25, 2016.

Come run in North America’s largest orienteering event, and cheer for your favorite team to fight for the Björn Kellström and Future Champions Cups! The North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC) 2016 is a joint production of Dartmouth College and multiple Orienteering USA Clubs. The Middle and Long venues are located within a few miles of Hanover, and the Sprint is in downtown Hanover.

Registration is now open. Enter by Friday, September 2 to avoid late fees. Last day to enter online is Friday, September 16. NAOC 2016 is open to everyone, but only members of North American orienteering federations are eligible for NAOC medals, and the sprint relay is reserved for North American national team members. After battling it out over the four races of this event, the triumphant nation wins the Björn Kellström Cup, with the Future Champions Cup going to the winning junior national team.