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2015 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.

2015 Conference Details
Aug 15-23, 2015
Sessions are in conjunction with the 2015 Canadian Orienteering Championships.

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: Hillsborough Community Association
When: Sunday evening Aug 16, 2015

Coaching Workshop: Competition-Introduction
This will be the pilot course for Orienteering Canada’s newest level of our coaching program: Introduction to Competion. It will be approx 7 hours spread over the course of the week. Participation in all 3 sessions is required. Please consider taking this coaching course to develop your coaching repertoire. You do not need to be a trained Community Coach to qualify to take this workshop. Everyone with an interest in coaching (especially coaching juniors) are welcome. The cost of the workshop will be approximately $40. Ask your club or provincial association if they will sponsor you.
To register for this course, please email bill at wgacarto dot ca
Session #1
Where: Moncton, NB (Sobey’s Community Classroom at 55 Vaughan Harvey Blvd. Moncton, NB)
When: Saturday Aug 15 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Session #2
Where: Hillsborough, NB
When: Tuesday Aug 18 (10 – noon) during the Sass Peepre Jr Training Camp
Session #3
Where: Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, NS
When: Friday Aug 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

The inside scoop on JWOC 2015
JWOC Athletes (ages 17-19) will describe their experiences competing for Canada July 4 to 10 in Rauland, Norway.
Where: Broadleaf Guest Ranch, 5526 New Brunswick 114, Riverside-Albert, NB E4H 4A3 (The location is 10 minutes’ drive south of Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park (site of HPP fundraiser on Monday morning) on Highway 114. It is just outside the village of Riverside-Albert.)
When: Monday Aug 17, 2015 at 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Insider’s Tip: why not book to have dinner at the Broadleaf restaurant that evening, before attending one or both of these presentations? Information and a menu can be found here. Reservations:
1-506-882-2349 (1-800 226-5405) or e-mail: info@broadleafranch.com.

The inside scoop on SPOTT 2015
Under the guidance of Adam Woods, SPOTT 2015 athletes (ages 13-15) will present some of the training tips they learned online with coach Adam, during the 2015 spring season SPOTT program.
SPOTT = Sass Peepre Orienteering Training for Teens
Where: Broadleaf Guest Ranch, 5526 New Brunswick 114, Riverside-Albert, NB E4H 4A3 (The location is 10 minutes’ drive south of Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park (site of HPP fundraiser on Monday morning) on Highway 114. It is just outside the village of Riverside-Albert.)
When: Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 at 7:00 – 7:45 pm

Insider’s Tip: why not book to have dinner at the Broadleaf restaurant that evening, before attending one or both of these presentations? Information and a menu can be found here. Reservations:
1-506-882-2349 (1-800 226-5405) or e-mail: info@broadleafranch.com.

Jr Programs Across Canada – a roundtable discussion
Join us for a discussion to share information about current jr programs across the country, as well as talking about ideas for furthering jr orienteering.
Where: Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, NS
When: Friday Aug 21, 2015 at 8:00 – 9:00 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: Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, NS
When: Saturday Aug 22, 2015 at 4:00 – 6:00 pm

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: Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, NS
When: Saturday Aug 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

 

2014 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.

2014 Conference Details
Aug 1-4, 2014
Sessions are in conjunction with the 2014 Canadian Orienteering Championships.

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: Multipurpose room at Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
When: Friday Aug 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Orienteering Canada – informal Board meeting
The newly elected Board will meet informally right after the AGM
Where: Multipurpose room at Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
When: Friday Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm after the AGM

Silent Auction
Join us Saturday 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: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
When: Saturday evening Aug 2

Creating a connected coaching community- The role of the Coaching Association of Canada,  Orienteering Canada and creating an aligned coaching system
Questions about the new NCCP?  How it all works and where you fit in?  We will share our current status, where we are in development, where we are going and how you can participate into a larger coach/ sport community.
Where: Multipurpose room at Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
When: Sunday Aug 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Junior Development in Canada: What direction(s) should it take?
This is an opportunity for general discussion about a number of things pertinent to junior development in Canada, including, but not limited to, grass roots development, support of junior athletes who become interested in competitive orienteering, and fostering connections between junior orienteers across the country. If you have an interested in junior development in Canada, please join us at this session.
Where: Multipurpose room at Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
When: Sunday Aug 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

High Performance Orienteering Discussion
Please join the High Performance Committee to discuss our short and long terms ideas and plans to move Canadian elite orienteering forward. Please bring your ideas and suggestions.
Where: Multipurpose room at Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
When: When: Monday Aug 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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 last did this in Edmonton 2 years ago and it was a lot of fun! Are you interested in doing a presentation? If so, contact Charlotte (info AT orienteering DOT ca).
Where: Multipurpose room at Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
When: Monday Aug 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

2013 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.

2013 Conference Details
Oct 11 – 13, 2013
Sessions are in conjunction with the 2013 Canadian Orienteering Championships.

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 the Canadian Orienteering Federation (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, 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: Rooms W112/113 in the David Braley Athletic Centre (DBAC) at McMaster University
When: Friday Oct 11. 2013 – 8:00 pm

Presentation #1: Great Nutrition and Orienteering Well – What’s the Connection?
GHO’s Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky will be giving us the latest scoop on nutrition do’s and dont’s for orienteering athletes.
Where: Ancaster Community Centre
When: Saturday Oct 12, 2013 – 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Presentation #2: Adventure Running Kids: How GHO built an ARK!
GHO’s Mike Waddington will be talking about the evolution of their very successful Adventure Running Kids program.
Where: Ancaster Community Centre
When: Saturday Oct 12, 2013 – 3:15 – 3:45 pm

Silent Auction
Join us Saturday afternoon 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! We’ll wrap up on the bidding just before the awards ceremony at 4:30.
Where: Ancaster Community Centre
When: Saturday afternoon Oct 12, 2013

Workshop: Brainstorming Junior Development across Canada
(to be confirmed pending space availability)
The Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee will be leading this brainstorming session on youth programming in Canada with an emphasis on developing a mentor network across the country.
Where: Ancaster Community Centre
When: Saturday Oct 12, 2013 – 5:15 – 6:00 pm (will start right after the awards presentations)

*PechaKucha – orienteering style  – CANCELLED
(The Pecha Kucha session has been cancelled) 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 between six and ten different presenters on a wide range of orienteering related topics. Each presentation will be short and sweet.

2011 COF Conference

The COF conference is organized by the COF Board of Directors and held in conjunction with the Canadian Orienteering Championships. It’s an ideal opportunity to bring Canadian orienteers together to share information and to learn from interesting, topical speakers. It’s also a great time to learn about and get involved with the priorities and projects of the COF and to provide your ideas and feedback. Ideas for future conference topics are always welcome.

2011 Conference Details
July 17 – 22, 2011
Sessions will be in and around Whitehorse, Yukon
No registration is required. Just show up!

SESSION A / MEET-UP: Junior programming
Sunday July 17
4:00 – 5:00 pm, prior to the potluck at Shipyards park in Whitehorse.
Location: Outside at Shipyards Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.
Facilitator: Jim Webster
This is an informal session for those who are involved with junior programming in your club/associations. Come share your ideas and successes and let’s discuss areas where we can work better together.

SESSION B / From the 2011 national junior team
Tuesday July 19
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Location:  where the Sass Peepre Camp is being held: Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre, Whitehorse
Join members of the 2011 national junior orienteering team as they recount their races and experiences at the 2011 world championships in Poland in early July. We will be holding this session in conjunction with the Sass Peepre junior camp. All are welcome to attend.

SESSION C / The mini-conference – Come to a few sessions, or come to them all.
Wednesday July 20
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Yukon College Room: Rm A2206 in the Academic wing. Parking in the Student Parking Lot and follow the signs.
1:00 – 1:30 – Course setting essentials – what are the absolute most important things you need to know when setting sprint, middle and long courses. (Presenter: Adrian Zissos)
>Adrian’s presentation
>David May’s presentation that Adrian refers to
1:40 – 2:00 – The High Performance Training Centre Concept – hear about the 2011 High Performance Training Centre that’s been going on in Whitehorse this spring and summer. Where else in Canada can we do this in future years? Come learn more and share your ideas. (Presenter: Brent Langbakk)
>Brent’s presentation
2: 10 – 2:40 – Our orienteering specific Long Term Athlete Development model is ready to launch. Yeah! Come and learn about this great new resource and let’s talk about the next steps. (Presenter: Bill Anderson)
>Bill’s presentation
>Bill refers to the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) poster
2:50 – 3:20 – The Arena Concept – what does that mean exactly? How can you incorporate the arena concept it into your club’s events – big and small. (Presenter: Magnus Johansson)
>Magnus’ presentation
3:30 – 4:00 – It’s been a busy and exciting year for the COF. Please join us for this COF update on our current and future priorities. Learn how the work of the COF benefits your club (Presenter: Charlotte MacNaughton)
>Charlotte’s presentation

Join us Wednesday evening at the sprint relay HPP fundraiser in Whitehorse.

SESSION D / MEET-UP: Calling all O-techies!
Thursday July 21
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Meet at Baked – the coffee shop on east end Main Street
Facilitator: Adrian Zissos
Drag yourself away from your laptop for an hour, and join us for this informal session for those who are developing/using orienteering software, web site templates, event software. Here’s an opportunity to share what you are working on and talk about the various projects under development.

SESSION E / PAINTING-O: Following in the footsteps of the Group of Seven
Thursday July 21
7:30 – 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Presenters: Jim and Sue Waddington
Location: High Country Inn, Whitehorse – 4051-4th Avenue – in the ballroom
Entry by donation (to the Canadian Orienteering Federation)

Sue and Jim Waddington, lifelong orienteers from Ontario, have tried to locate some of the places that inspired the Group of Seven painters. They particularly like to search for sites that can only be reached by canoe and on foot. The talk will compare photographs of some of the 180 painting sites they have found with the corresponding artwork. They will discuss how they find the painting sites and what they have learned about the painters and their choice of painting sites.

Although the Group of Seven worked in all provinces and territories and produced many of the iconic images that we have of the north, there are very few photographs of the actual scenes that inspired them.

Sue is an artist – a traditional rug hooker. In 1977 she was making a rug hooking based on A.Y. Jackson’s painting “Hills, Killarney, Ontario (Nellie Lake).” During a canoe trip in Killarney Provincial Park, Sue and Jim paddled to Nellie Lake with their family and were surprised to find that they could locate the exact spot where Jackson had sat when he did the painting. After this initial success, they have continued to search for other painting locations. Since the artists did not keep detailed records of where they worked, each painting represents a puzzle to be solved. This is a type of orienteering except that one doesn’t have a circle on the map. In fact, one often doesn’t know which map you should be on.  For each of the 180 places that they have located, they have recorded what the view looks like now and have compared it with the artist’s impression of the same scene.

This talk will illustrate some of the works that were featured at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection exhibition “Following in the Footsteps of the Group of Seven”. Art works that were made in the beautiful La Cloche hills of Killarney Provincial Park and in Bon Echo Provincial Park will be presented along with the photographs of the same scenes.

>visit www.groupofseven.ca to get an idea of the Waddington’s project.

SESSION F / COF Annual General Meeting
Friday July 22
10:00 – noon
Location: Yukon College Room: Rm A2206 in the Academic wing. Parking in the Student Parking Lot and follow the signs.
The AGM is the one time of year when the members of the COF (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome.

SESSION G / MEET-UP: Orienteering marketing and promotion
Friday July 22
12:30 – 1:30
Location: Yukon College Room: Rm A2206 in the Academic wing. Parking in the Student Parking Lot and follow the signs.
Facilitator: Jim Webster
This is an informal session for those interested in promotion and marketing to get together and talk about ideas, best practices, suggestions for cooperative efforts. etc. We’ll be sure to spend time talking about social media and orienteering. And let’s talk about headcams and video as well. Bring your examples and ideas to share.
>Notes from the promotion session

And then we’ll see you Saturday night at the banquet. They’ll be lots of great items at the silent auction. And HPP member and musician Graham Ereaux will be performing at the banquet. It’ll be great fun!

2010 COF Conference

The COF conference is organized by the COF Board of Directors. It’s an ideal opportunity to bring Canadian orienteers together to share information and to learn from interesting, topical speakers. It’s also a great time to learn about and get involved with the priorities and projects of the COF and to provide your ideas and feedback. Ideas for future conference topics are always welcome.

2010 Conference Details
August 16 – 21, 2010
Sessions will be at Carleton University in either Commons 210 or 214. This is in the Residence Commons building (CO) on the map.

No registration is required, except for the community coach workshop. To register for the community coach workshop, email Bill Anderson at billATwgacartoDOTca.

SESSION A
COACHING WORKSHOP – Community Coach

>>The coaching workshop has been cancelled<<
Attendance required at both sessions (9 hours total)
$50 fee to attend this workshop (check with your club to see if they will pay your fee)

A-1 Monday Aug 16 – Part 1: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
A-2 Tuesday Aug 17 – Part 2: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Play your part in increasing the number of certified coached in orienteering in Canada. The 9 hour course over 2 days will cover the theoretical and technical components of the new coaching program. The workshop will also include two “on terrain” practice coaching sessions. The pre-requisites are some orienteering experience and an interest in coaching new orienteers. For more information about this workshop, email Bill Anderson:  billATwgacartoDOTca.

SESSION B
FROM THE 2010 NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM

Tuesday Aug 17
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Room: Commons 214
Join members of the 2010 national junior orienteering team and they recount their races and experiences at the 2010 world championships in Denmark in early July – including Emily Kemp’s historic 13th place in the middle distance final. We will be be holding this session in conjunction with the Sass Peepre junior camp.

SESSION C
THE NEW OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Wednesday Aug 18
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Room: Commons 210
We’ve had some great progress this year on the updated officials program. Come and find out the latest news for the exciting improvements.

SESSION D
ORIENTEERING AND LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

Thursday Aug 19
8:00 – 9:30 pm
Room: Commons 210
The long term athlete development (LTAD) model is changing the way that sport is being taught in Canada (www.canadiansportforlife.ca). LTAD is an inclusive concept that encourages all individuals to be involved in lifelong physical activity and articulate the need for all children to be given a solid foundation in physical, tactical and mental capacities upon which to build their performance abilities. As have most other sports in Canada, the COF is creating a LTAD model that is specific to the sport of orienteering. This is an exciting development for the sport in Canada and will provide valuable guidance to how orienteering is presented, coached and organized in Canada. Come and find out the latest.

SESSION E
COF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Friday Aug 20
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: Commons 214
The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of the COF (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome. More details….

SESSION F
COURSE PLANNING TIPS AND TRICKS

Saturday Aug 21
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Room: Commons 214
This session was first held at the 2008 COF conference and is being repeated here by popular demand. The goal of the session is to offer ideas to improve your course planning. There will be lots of examples and specific ideas to plan courses for the different disciplines of sprint, middle & long. This session is great for competitors as well – to help you “get inside the head” of your course setter. Presented by Adrian Zissos.