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2016 Orienteering Canada Conference

The Orienteering Canada conference is held in conjunction with the Canadian Orienteering Championships. It’s an ideal opportunity for Canadian orienteers to share information and ideas and to learn from interesting, topical speakers. It’s also a great time to learn about and get involved with the priority projects of Orienteering Canada and to contribute your ideas and energy.

2016 Conference Details
July 23 – Aug 1,2016
Sessions are in conjunction with the 2016 Icefields Parkway Orienteering Festival.

PechaKucha – orienteering style
Have you heard of PechaKucha? It’s a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each for a max of 6 minutes, 40 seconds/presenter. There will be different presenters on a wide range of orienteering related topics. Each presentation will be short and sweet. We have done this a few times and it is lots of fun! Are you interested in doing a presentation? If so, contact Anne Teutsch (president AT orienteering DOT ca).
Where: Royal Canadian Legion Hall – 250 Pembina Avenue – Hinton
When: Sunday July 24 around 7:45 pm (immediately following the WCOC awards at the WCOC banquet)

The inside scoop on JWOC 2016
Athletes who competed at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Switzerland just a few week earlier will describe their experiences competing for Canada. They will also be talking about the process to make the JWOC team.  This presentation is part of the Sass Peepre Jr Training Camp, and is open to all.
Where: Camp Jubilee = Girl Guide facility on South edge of Cochrane. Directions: Camp Jubilee is a 30 minute drive from the west edge of Calgary. From the TransCanada Highway, take Highway 22 north towards the south edge of Cochrane. The Camp property has Highway 22 along its west boundary and the Bow River along its north boundary. Look for an orienteering sign on Highway 22 directing you onto the dirt road leading into camp.
When: Tuesday July 26 at 7:30-8:30pm

Coaching Workshop:
We will be offering the Coaching Association of Canada’s Multi-Sport Teaching and Learning module (6.5 hours). Get in touch with  Bill Anderson at: bill at wgacarto dot ca if you are interested in this workshop.
Where: Day lodge (Banquet Room, 2nd floor), Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore AB
When: Friday July 29, 9 am – 3 pm

The Orienteering Canada Annual General Meeting
The AGM is the one time of year when representatives of the Provincial and Territorial Associations gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of Orienteering Canada (such as electing board members, making changes to the by-laws, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome to attend, though only the Associations’ confirmed representatives will be able to vote. All the details are here.
Where: Day lodge (Banquet Room, 2nd floor), Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore AB
When: Friday July 29, 7 – 9 pm

Developing Junior Programming – a roundtable discussion
At last year’s conference at the COCs in the Maritimes, an enthusiastic group met to talk about jr programming in Canada. One of the key outcomes of that discussion was a desire for Orienteering Canada to develop resources to enhance jr. programming. We had good progress creating an Athlete Development Matrix to help determine what skills to teach at which level (and in which order) and we developed some lesson plans as well. Come and join us to discuss this project and give your input on the next directions.
Where: Coast Hotel (Wolverine Room), 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore AB
When: Sunday, July 31 at 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Orienteering Canada’s 50th anniversary in 2017
Orienteering Canada turns 50 in 2017! We have been having a lot of fun brainstorming idea for how to celebrate. Come learn about Orienteering Canada’s plans, and provide you ideas too. This is an opportunity for young and old to celebrate orienteering in Canada – please come talk to us about how you want to celebrate this great milestone.
Where: Coast Hotel (Wolverine Room), 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore AB
When: Sunday, July 31 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Silent Auction
Join us Sunday evening at the Banquet for the always fun silent auction. This is a key fundraiser for Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program. Please consider donating an item to the auction – and have fun bidding on the great items!
Where: Coast Hotel, 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore AB
When: Sunday, July 31, doors open at 5:00 pm




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