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Sep 2016 O Canada newsletter published

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The latest Orienteering Canada newsletter is now available here.

2016, September Vol 16:

Controller’s Notes
Update from Orienteering Canada
Coach Communiqué
Upcoming Events
NAOC Recap
Taking Initiatives in Our Communities
What it feels like to be on the WOC podium
Around the Refreshment Table
From the Archives

Orienteering Canada’s newsletter archive is here.

Canada at the North American Orienteering Championships

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Canadian who have won at the 2016 North American Championships

Sprint Distance:

F-10 – Lia Fransson – Dontgetlost
F-12 – Skyleigh Dorsey – Dontgetlost
F-21 – Emily Kemp – OOC
F-55 – Joanne Woods – GVOC
F-60 – Marion Owen – FWOC
F-65 – Christin Lundgren – FWOC
F-80 – Gillian Bailey – VICO
F-85 – Gloria Charlow – Ramblers
M-12 – Lukas Raz – OOC
M-14 – Evan Raz – OOC
M-18 – Noah Michelsen – Dontgetlost
M-21 – Damian Konotopetz – Coureurs de Bois
M-45 – Mike Waddington – Dontgetlost
M-60 – Afan Jones – YOA
M-70 – Greg Yarkie – EOOC
M-80 – Leigh Bailey – VICO
M-85 – John Charlow – Ramblers

Long Distance

F-10 – Lia Fransson – DontGetLost
F-12 – Robyn Astridge – FWOC
F-16 – Sianna Dorsey – DontGetLost
F-21 – Emily Kemp – OOC
F-70 – Marg Ellis – GVOC
F-80 – Gillian Bailey – VICO
F-85 – Gloria Charlow – Ramblers
M-12 – Lukas Raz – OOC
M-14 – Anton Mlynczyk – UKR
M-16 – Evan Gibbard – OOC
M-18 – Noah Michelsen – DontGetLost
M-40 – Hans Fransson – DontGetLost
M-45 – Mike Waddington – DontGetLost
M-55 – Ross Burnett – YOA
M-60 – Afan Jones – YOA
M-70 – Brian Ellis – GVOC
M-80 – Leigh Bailey – VICO

Middle Distance

F-10 – Veronica Kopanicak – DontGetLost
F-12 – Robyn Astridge – FWOC
F-16 – Sianna Dorsey – DontGetLost
F-21 – Emily Kemp – OOC
F-35 – Nadine Cybulski – Ramblers
F-55 – Joanne Woods – GVOC
F-70 – Marg Ellis – GVOC
F-80 – Nesta Leduc – YOA
F-85 – Gloria Charlow – Ramblers
M-12 – Lukas Raz – OOC
M-14 – Evan Raz – OOC
M-16 – Evan Gibbard – OOC
M-18 – Noah Michelsen – DontGetLost
M-20 – Robbie Graham – OOC
M-21 – Damian Konotopetz – MOA
M-40 – Hans Fransson – DontGetLost
M-60 – Afan Jones – YOA
M-80 – Leigh Bailey – VICO

The full results are at: www.naoc2016.us/results

Canada won the Björn Kjellström (BK) Cup, named after a Swede who was instrumental in introducing orienteering in North America, is a competition between the national teams of the USA and Canada at the senior level. Competition for the Cup is held every two years at the North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC).The BK Cup was first awarded in 1980. More info about the BK Cup is here.

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(Back row, left to right: Robbie Graham, Eric Kemp, Alex Bergstrom, Emily Kemp, Damian Konotopetz, Will Critchley, Graeme Rennie, Louise Oram, Jeff Teutsch. Front row: left to right: Emma Waddington, Tori Owen, Jennifer MacKeigan)

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Contract Opportunity: HPC Administrator

Contract Position: High Performance Committee Administrator

Overview: The High Performance Committee (HPC) Administrator ensures that the HPC operates smoothly, effectively, and efficiently by handling administrative responsibilities.

Reports to: High Performance Director

This is a part-time contract position of 1 – 2 hours/week.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Meeting admin
    • Create & distribute agenda for HPC meetings
    • Send meeting reminders
    • Add HPC conference calls to Orienteering Canada conference call schedule
    • Encourage follow-up and completion of action items from meetings
  • Financial
    • Track HPC budget and liaise with Orienteering Canada treasurer on HPC financial items
  • General admin and task management
    • Assist with HPP application process and HPP member application information database
    • Receive HPC related emails and respond/forward as needed
    • Track tasks to develop master HPC to-do list and calendar as an on-going resource for the HPC. Assist with tasks requested by High Performance Director.
    • Assist with the annual HPP Athlete Handbook revision.
  • Event admin & task management
    • World Cup and EOC; track deadlines and coordinate registration
    • JWOC, WOC, WUOC, World Games: track deadlines
  • Communications
    • Assist with HPP communications as needed: for instance updates to Orienteering Canada HPP/National Team pages as requested, updates to Team Canada blog as requested

Required skills:

  • Excellent attention to details
  • Interest in Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program
  • Comfort using Google Drive for file storage and collaboration
  • Ability to work independently, track and respect deadlines, take initiative

The contractor must provide their own computer, internet connection, workspace, etc.

Term: This contract will expire on March 31, 2017 to coincide with Orienteering Canada’s financial year end. There will be a possibility for renewal.

Remuneration: Remuneration to be commensurate with experience. Reasonable pre‐approved expenses will be reimbursed.

Application Process: Individuals interested in this opportunity should send a letter indicating their interest, along with their qualifications, to Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Director, Brent Langbakk, at brent@orienteering.ca by Sep 30, 2016.

Job description may be subject to adjustment.

National Coaching Week #ThanksCoach

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About National Coaches Week

National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.

For more information on what is happening in your region, visit www.coach.ca/nationalcoachesweek or contact your Provincial or Territorial Coaching Representative.

Partners

National Coaches Week wouldn’t be possible without the support of the 150x150_engCanadian Sport Community and its corporate partners. Founded through a collaboration of the Coaching Association of Canada and the Provincial and Territorial Coaching Representatives, National Coaches Week is proud to have invited all 67 National Sport Organizations, their hundreds of Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, and the thousands of clubs across Canada to join us in celebrating the powerful positive impact of Canada’s coaches.

Learn more about your Provincial or Territorial Coaching Representative

National Coaches Week’s corporate partners have exemplified their commitment to coaching by joining Canadians in saying #ThanksCoach as a partner in the inaugural National Coaches Week. National Coaches Week and all of its partner organizations would like to thank and recognize all of our corporate partners for their contribution.

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Aug 2016 O Canada newsletter published

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The latest Orienteering Canada newsletter is now available here.

2016, August Vol 15:

Controller’s Notes
Update from Orienteering Canada
Emily Kemp makes WOC History
WOC Recap
World University Orienteering Championships Recap
WMOC Recap
Icefields Parkway Orienteering Festival Recap
Upcoming Events
In Memoriam: Brian Graham
From the Archives
NAOCs

Orienteering Canada’s newsletter archive is here.

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