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2017 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.

2017 Conference Details
Friday Aug 4th
Perth, ON
Sessions are in conjunction with the Canada 150 Orienteering Festival.

It all takes place at the amazing Crystal Palace in downtown Perth, where the glass walls and glass roof leave you feeling like you are outside enjoying the sunshine and where you have a perfect view of the Tay Canal and its water fountains Here is the day’s schedule :

9:00 – 10:30 am
Orienteering Canada AGM
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.

10:45 – 11:45 am

What is Orienteering Canada Up To? A series of short presentations on the exciting things that Orienteering Canada is doing, that you want to know about!

1. Introduction and Welcome and a Little Bit More – Tracy Bradley and Anne Teutsch
2. Where are we gong with Major Events in Canada? – Jeff Teutsch
3. Canada’s New Course and Category Combos. – Erik Blake
4. What’s Happening on the Coaching Scene? – Bill Anderson
5. Developing the Athlete Development Matrix – Jeff Teutsch

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Celebrating 50 Years of Orienteering in Canada – lunch (provided, financial donations gratefully accepted) and a panel discussion with orienteers from across the decades.
Panelists: Gord Hunter, Pam James, Ted de St. Croix.
Moderated by Charlotte MacNaughton.

1:45 – 2:30 pm
Session A: Junior Programming Across the Country – sharing notes about club junior programmes – what’s new, what works! – led by Kitty Jones and Jeff Teutsch
Session B: Mapping and the new ISOM – bringing us up to speed on the IOF’s new International Specifications for Orienteering Maps – led by Orienteering Canada’s Technical Committee

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Yoga in the Park – a local Perth Yoga Instructor will lead all those interested through a Yoga workout at nearby Stewart Park (donations appreciated)

5:00 pm Doors open for Silent Auction and Cash Bar. Registration / Race Kit Pick-up / Information Desk open

6:00 pm COC Banquet – catered by The Stone Cellar in Perth. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

At the Banquet:Sprint Awards (COCs)

  • Sprint Awards (COCs)
  • Hall of Fame Announcement (OC Board)
  • Silent Auction (HPC)
  • Talk by Emily Kemp

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