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World Games underway

Canada qualified 4 athletes for the 2017 World Games in Poland. The World Games is a multi-sport games for sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee, but not on the Olympic program.

The athletes representing Canada are:

Emily Kemp
Tori Owen*
Damian Konotopetz
Will Critchley

*Tori is replacing Louise Oram who was unable to attend.

All about orienteering at the World Games – a great summary from World of O


  • Tuesday July 25th: 11:00 CET Sprint Women. 12:00 CET Sprint Men
  • Wednesday July 26th: 09:30 CET Middle Women. 11:30 CET Middle Men
  • Thursday July 27th: 09:00 CET Sprint Relay

The starting order in individual races will be based upon the IOF World Rankings with best ranked starting last.

Internet live coverage of all Competitions will be streamed on Web TV, and is accessible through LIVE Orienteering.

Start lists and results are here.

Technical information is in Bulletin 4.

Follow Orienteering Canada’s social media for more pictures and info



Here are the Canadian results from the middle at the World Games:
Emily Kemp – 12th
Tori Owen – 36th
Damian Konotopetz – 33rd
Will Critchley – 36th

Here are the Canadian results from the sprint at the World Games:
Damian Konotopetz – 28th
Will Critchley – 37th
Tori Owen – 35th
Emily Kemp – mispunch
There are 40 men and 40 women competing.

Full results here.





Launching Orienteering Canada's Historical Collection

Orienteering Canada is 50 years old in 2017 and one of the ways we are celebrating our 50th anniversary is by collecting stories, photos, documents from our last 50 years. We’ve started to compile them on this website. Take a look, browse around…. we’ll definitely be adding more, and we welcome more submissions. See the “more info” page to learn how to add to the collection.



Recap: 2017 World Orienteering Championships

The 2017 World Orienteering Championships have come to a close.

Team Canada had solid results at this World Championships – highlighted by Emily Kemp’s 5th place finish in the middle distance final.

Team Canada members:

Official results are here.

Team Canada results:

Sprint Qualification
Emma Waddington – Heat B: 22nd
Will Critchley – Heat A: 25th
Damian Konotopetz – Heat C: 14th
The top 15th in each heat advance to the Sprint Final

Sprint Final
Damian Konotopetz – 44th

Sprint Relay
Emma Waddington
Damian Konotopetz
Will Critchley
Emily Kemp
Emily did not start the 4th leg (resting for forest events) so Canada’s result is listed as a “mispunch”

Long Final
Emily Kemp – 23rd

Middle Final
Emily Kemp – 5th
Damian Konotopetz – 45th
Eric Kemp – 59th

Canada did not have a women’s relay team
Emily Kemp ran on the men’s relay team
Canada Men’s relay – 20th
Leg 1: Damian Konotopetz
Leg 2: Eric Kemp
Leg 3: Emily Kemp

Will Critchley in the Sprint Qualification. Photo by Reigo Teervalt


Emily Kemp during the flower ceremony for her 5th place finish in the middle final. Photo by Reigo Teervalt


Emily Kemp in the Middle final. Photo by Reigo Teervalt


Emma Waddington in the sprint qualification. Photo by Reigo Teervalt


Eric Kemp in the middle final. Photo by Reigo Teervalt


Meghan Rance, Eric Kemp, Emily Kemp, Raphael Ferrand after the middle distance flower ceremony. Photo by Reigo Teervalt


Emily Kemp, Eric Kemp and Damian Konotopetz after the relay race. Photo by Meghan Rance.


Damian Konotopetz in the Sprint Relay. Photo by Reigo Teervalt

July 2017 Newsletter Published

The latest Orienteering Canada newsletter is now available here.

2017, July Vol 21:

Controller’s Notes
Update from Orienteering Canada
Launching our Endowment Fundraising Campaign
O-Store Reference Guide
Coach Communiqué
An Interview with Marion Owen
Canada at the World Master’s Games
Sass Peepre Camp Info
Seeking Donations for the Silent Auction
Recap of 2017 National Orienteering Week and World Orienteering Day
WCOC’s 2017
From the Archives
Around the Refreshment Table
Contacting Orienteering Canada

Orienteering Canada’s newsletter archive is here.