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November 2016 newsletter is here


The latest Orienteering Canada newsletter is now available here.

2016, November Vol 17:

Controller’s Notes
Update from Orienteering Canada
ParticipACTION Playlist
KidsCAN Day- An Interview with Tori Owen
Coach Communiqué
Orienteering on Heartland
World Masters in New Zealand
Halloween Pumpkin Contest
Photo-O Puzzle
Around the Refreshment Table
From the Archives
Contacting Orienteering Canada

Orienteering Canada’s newsletter archive is here.



Rule Revision underway

Every two years, Orienteering Canada’s Technical Committee conducts a review of the Orienteering Canada rules. The technical committee would like to complete this review by the end of this year so any revisions can be made early in 2017 for the 2017 season. If you have any particular items, questions or suggestions for things the Technical Committee should look at in the rules, please email technical AT orienteering DOT ca before the end of November.

High Performance Program Applications Due Nov 25

The High Performance Program (HPP) is designed specifically to support athletes who wish to achieve excellence in international orienteering. The HPP offers coaching support, training opportunities, and other benefits that will assist athletes in achieving their goals. The deadline to apply for the 2017 High Performance Program is Nov 25, 2016.


  • Nov 25: Submission deadline for Application Package
  • Dec 5: Interim Acceptance
  • Dec 31: Confirmation

Further details of the application process are outlined in the Athletes Handbook. As such the Athletes’ HandbookHPP Application Package and Athlete Agreement  have now all been published on the High Performance Program page.

All athletes wishing to compete at the World Orienteering Championships, World Games, World University Champs and JWOC  or in World Cup races MUST be members of the HPP.

Vote to get Orienteering on ParticipACTION's #150playlist


To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, ParticipACTION is creating the ultimate list of all the physical activities that make us Canadian. It’s called the ParticipACTION 150 Play List and we need to make sure orienteering is on it! Together we can show Canadians why we love orienteering so much, generate interest and hopefully get more Canadians being physically active and playing.

Go to www.participaction.com/150 and vote for orienteering because only 150 activities will make the final list. (Find orienteering on the list, a select it so that there is an orienteering heart. If you see the orange heart, you have voted)

Throughout 2017, ParticipACTION will challenge Canadians to do all 150 activities for the chance to win incredible prizes. This will be a great chance to promote orienteering to Canadians so please do vote, and vote often between now and December 9th when voting closes. Help us spread the word.