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April 2017 Newsletter Published

The latest Orienteering Canada newsletter is now available here.

2017, April Vol 20:

Controller’s Notes
Update from Orienteering CanadaLaunching our Endowment Fundraising Campaign
Coach Communiqué
An Interview with Kyra Paterson
2017 National Orienteering Week, World Orienteering Day and the ParticipACTION Play List
WCOC’s 2017
Canada at the World Master’s Games
From the Archives
Around the Refreshment Table
Contacting Orienteering Canada

Orienteering Canada’s newsletter archive is here.

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April 30th Early Bird Registration Deadline for COCs

Job Opportunities: Orienteering Mappers

Job Opportunities: Orienteering Mappers

Orienteering Canada (and its affiliated clubs) have a number of mapping projects to be completed in 2017. Positions are currently available in Nova Scotia and Yukon. Other opportunities may become available.

Job Duties: Field checking of forested areas to current ISOM standard. Field checking of urban sprint map areas to ISSOM standard. Map drafting in OCAD.

Terms of Employment: Temporary independent contractor positions are available from 4 weeks to 4 months depending on the projects and locations.

Education and Work Experience required: Applicants must be fully conversant with International Orienteering Federation standards for preparation of orienteering maps including ISOM and ISSOM. Applicants must be able to provide examples of orienteering maps previously completed. Must be a member of the Canadian Orienteering Mapper Registry.

For more information send inquiry to: mapping AT orienteering DOT ca

2017 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp

2017 SASS PEEPRE NATIONAL JUNIOR TRAINING CAMP
July 30 – August 1 at Morin Heights, Quebec

For many years, the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee has organized an annual training camp for juniors from across Canada. Junior athletes of all abilities from 11 to 20 years of age are invited to participate in the 3 day camp, which always has amazing volunteer coaches coming from the ranks of the Senior National Team, High Performance Programme athletes, ex-national team members, and parents wanting to help their kids.

Our 2017 National Junior Training Camp will be held at Morin Heights, which is in the Laurentians in the province of Quebec, about a 2 hour drive from Ottawa, or about 1 ¼ hour drive from Montreal.

For whom:
Juniors ages 11 – 20. Participants age 10 and under are welcome only if a parent volunteers at camp full time and only after obtaining permission from Kitty to attend. Non-Canadian juniors are welcome.

Schedule:
Start Sunday, July 30, late afternoon, time to be determined (depends when Eastern Canadian Championships in Montreal finish).
Finish Tuesday, August 1 (approx. 1:00pm, to allow time to get to Ottawa for orienteering events there)

Maps:
Training will be on maps at and near Morin Heights. Transport to the maps will be in coaches’ cars and possibly a rental van.

Accommodation:
We will sleep in campsites and cabins at Morin Heights Nature Camping, which is at the base of the Morin Heights ski hill. We will eat meals and do presentations in the facility at the base of the ski hill. More details will be provided in the information that will be sent to registered participants in June. The location is here.

Meals:
Meals will be catered at the Morin Heights Nature Camping facility.

Camp Fee:
Includes accommodation, meals and coaching

  • Early Bird Fee before May 31: $150, or $130 for additional sibling(s)
  • Regular Fee June 1-30: $165, or $145 for additional sibling(s)
  • Late Fee July 1-15: $180, or $160 for additional sibling(s)

Final deadline is midnight on July 15. $25 of your fee is non-refundable. Consider contacting your own club for a subsidy.

The Ramblers Orienteering Club has obtained a grant for this camp, which makes it possible to subsidise the fees. Thank you Ramblers! We are very grateful to the Government of Canada’s ‘Canada 150 – Community Foundation of Canada (Laurentians)’ for this grant.

Registration:   
Register online here.

For more info:
Registrar: TBA
Camp Coordinator: Kitty Jones (Calgary)
Further information: Contact Kitty, kittyjones at shaw dot ca
Detailed information: will be emailed to registered participants starting in June.

CALLING ALL COACHES, COOKS AND HELPERS!!

  • As usual, we are looking for volunteers to coach, cook, drive, and generally help out (e.g. supervise younger kids at bedtime).
  • COACHES: If you are worried about tiring yourself out or getting injured at camp, then consider offering to help part time instead of full time. Of course we’d love to have as many HPP folks to coach as possible, but we do not want to risk affecting your potential to reach your competitive goals. On the plus side, remember that coaching does give you insights into O skills.
  • We need adults to volunteer to help coach at all levels from beginner to advanced. We do not need volunteer cooks or kitchen helpers as the meals will be catered. Whether you are a National Team athlete (either current or past), or a parent of a camp participant, please consider offering your time, as this camp relies 100% on volunteers.
  • All adult volunteers will receive free room and board at the camp. Sorry – no honoraria! But you’ll be making a big contribution to the Canadian orienteering scene and have fun while doing so!
  • If you have a vehicle, you will be asked to help with transporting participants the short distance to training sessions. If necessary, we’ll have a 15-passenger rental van as well, to eliminate shuttling.

Contact Kitty (kittyjones at shaw dot ca) to join the camp!

Coaches’ Meeting: Details TBA.

Orienteering Canada Vision, Mission and Core Objectives

Participation | Engagement | Performance

 

OUR MISSION

To develop, promote and coordinate the sport of orienteering in Canada for all ages and at all levels of participation.

 

OUR VISION

Inspiring Canadians to embrace the joy of orienteering

  • Driving growth through innovation, quality programming and partnerships.
  • Leading and governing through organizational excellence and sound business practices.
  • Developing and delivering high quality events and competitions at all levels.
  • Having active, engaged and well-trained officials, coaches, and other volunteers.
  • Having viable and active provincial and territorial associations and clubs.
  • Supporting our elite athletes in pursuing their goals while they support orienteering as ambassadors and role models for our sport.
  • Offering a sport that Canadians know and are excited about.

 

OUR CORE OBJECTIVES

A Strong and Unified Orienteering Community
We develop, deliver and promote relevant programs and services that provide positive experiences for our members at all levels of participation. We partner with individuals, clubs, and Provincial/Territorial Associations as together we strive to build capacity and sustainability at the local, regional and national level.

Support for Competitive Success
We support and encourage orienteers as they strive to attain their competitive goals. We offer programming and racing opportunities for athletes who want to reach their maximum potential. We provide high performance support and services for athletes with the desire and potential to compete internationally for Canada.

Increased Awareness of Orienteering
We are proud of our sport and seek to celebrate it whenever possible. We work to increase and maintain a positive profile and enhance public awareness of our sport and of Orienteering Canada. We offer a welcoming environment to people as they learn about and engage in our sport.

Organizational Excellence
We work to ensure organizational excellence through the continued development of an effective governance structure and organizational leadership that will contribute to increased long-term stability and sustainability of Orienteering Canada and the sport of orienteering in Canada.

 

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Volunteer Opportunity: Team Manager to the 2017 World Orienteering Championships

Team Manager to the 2017 World Orienteering Championships

We are looking for individuals to assist with the administration and on-site logistics relating to Canada’s participation at the 2017 World Orienteering Championships (WOC).

The Team Manager will work closely with the 2017 WOC coach and the High Performance Committee.

Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills both individually and within a group
  • Well organized, detail-oriented and an ability to track and meet deadlines

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading up to the events: accommodation bookings, registering athletes for events, organizing transportation logistics, coordinating event entry payment with the Orienteering Canada Treasurer, gathering travel information from athletes and other associated tasks.
  • On-site assistance: attending team meetings, coordinating day to day team logistics, assisting with social media and communication related tasks and other associated tasks.
  • Follow-up: Work with Treasurer to finalize event finances, contribute to post event debrief.

Remuneration:
This is a volunteer position.
Your entry fee (as a team official) to WOC as well as your accommodation expenses (for the pre-event training period and the event) will be covered by Orienteering Canada. You will also receive $500 towards your travel expenses.

You will be required to sign an agreement with Orienteering Canada indicating that you will abide by all Orienteering Canada policies and procedures.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please send an email to hpp@orienteering.ca by March 25, 2017 indicating which role you are interested in. In the email, briefly outline your background which makes you suitable for this role.

2017 JWOC team announced

The following athletes will represent Canada at the 2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Women:
Darya Sepandj
Emma Sherwood
Emma Waddington
Nicole Whitmore

Men:
David Bakker
Leif Blake
Caelan McLean
Christian Michelsen
Jan Erik Naess
Michael Svoboda

Congratulations to those selected and thanks to everyone who applied.

Jeff Teutsch will be the JWOC Coach. Sabine Schweiger will be the Team Manager and Erik Blake will be an additional official.

Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee would like to thank Stefan Bergstrom, Ross Burnett and Nevin French for being on the JWOC Selection Committee.

Mapping clinic in Alberta

 

 

The Alberta Orienteering Association is hosting a mapping clinic on April 1st (no fooling!) in Red Deer, Alberta. The clinic is designed for both new and developing mappers. More details are available here.

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Survey re 50th Anniversary Merchandise

Have you seen Orienteering Canada’s 50th Anniversary Celebration logo yet?

We are looking at getting some merchandise with this logo. Please help us out by filling out this short survey (really, it is short) regarding what type of merchandise would be interesting to you. Please add additional ideas in the “other” column.

www.surveymonkey.com/r/DYXX8M6

February 2017 newsletter is here

The latest Orienteering Canada newsletter is now available here.

2017, February Vol 19:

Controller’s Notes
Update from Orienteering Canada
Celebrating Orienteering Canada’s 50th Anniversary
An Interview with the new AOA Executive Director
2017 National Orienteering Week, World Orienteering Day and the ParticipACTION Play List
From the Archives
Contacting Orienteering Canada

Orienteering Canada’s newsletter archive is here.

Save

April 2017 Newsletter Published

The latest Orienteering Canada newsletter is now available here.

2017, April Vol 20:

Controller’s Notes
Update from Orienteering CanadaLaunching our Endowment Fundraising Campaign
Coach Communiqué
An Interview with Kyra Paterson
2017 National Orienteering Week, World Orienteering Day and the ParticipACTION Play List
WCOC’s 2017
Canada at the World Master’s Games
From the Archives
Around the Refreshment Table
Contacting Orienteering Canada

Orienteering Canada’s newsletter archive is here.

Save

April 30th Early Bird Registration Deadline for COCs

Job Opportunities: Orienteering Mappers

Job Opportunities: Orienteering Mappers

Orienteering Canada (and its affiliated clubs) have a number of mapping projects to be completed in 2017. Positions are currently available in Nova Scotia and Yukon. Other opportunities may become available.

Job Duties: Field checking of forested areas to current ISOM standard. Field checking of urban sprint map areas to ISSOM standard. Map drafting in OCAD.

Terms of Employment: Temporary independent contractor positions are available from 4 weeks to 4 months depending on the projects and locations.

Education and Work Experience required: Applicants must be fully conversant with International Orienteering Federation standards for preparation of orienteering maps including ISOM and ISSOM. Applicants must be able to provide examples of orienteering maps previously completed. Must be a member of the Canadian Orienteering Mapper Registry.

For more information send inquiry to: mapping AT orienteering DOT ca

2017 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp

2017 SASS PEEPRE NATIONAL JUNIOR TRAINING CAMP
July 30 – August 1 at Morin Heights, Quebec

For many years, the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee has organized an annual training camp for juniors from across Canada. Junior athletes of all abilities from 11 to 20 years of age are invited to participate in the 3 day camp, which always has amazing volunteer coaches coming from the ranks of the Senior National Team, High Performance Programme athletes, ex-national team members, and parents wanting to help their kids.

Our 2017 National Junior Training Camp will be held at Morin Heights, which is in the Laurentians in the province of Quebec, about a 2 hour drive from Ottawa, or about 1 ¼ hour drive from Montreal.

For whom:
Juniors ages 11 – 20. Participants age 10 and under are welcome only if a parent volunteers at camp full time and only after obtaining permission from Kitty to attend. Non-Canadian juniors are welcome.

Schedule:
Start Sunday, July 30, late afternoon, time to be determined (depends when Eastern Canadian Championships in Montreal finish).
Finish Tuesday, August 1 (approx. 1:00pm, to allow time to get to Ottawa for orienteering events there)

Maps:
Training will be on maps at and near Morin Heights. Transport to the maps will be in coaches’ cars and possibly a rental van.

Accommodation:
We will sleep in campsites and cabins at Morin Heights Nature Camping, which is at the base of the Morin Heights ski hill. We will eat meals and do presentations in the facility at the base of the ski hill. More details will be provided in the information that will be sent to registered participants in June. The location is here.

Meals:
Meals will be catered at the Morin Heights Nature Camping facility.

Camp Fee:
Includes accommodation, meals and coaching

  • Early Bird Fee before May 31: $150, or $130 for additional sibling(s)
  • Regular Fee June 1-30: $165, or $145 for additional sibling(s)
  • Late Fee July 1-15: $180, or $160 for additional sibling(s)

Final deadline is midnight on July 15. $25 of your fee is non-refundable. Consider contacting your own club for a subsidy.

The Ramblers Orienteering Club has obtained a grant for this camp, which makes it possible to subsidise the fees. Thank you Ramblers! We are very grateful to the Government of Canada’s ‘Canada 150 – Community Foundation of Canada (Laurentians)’ for this grant.

Registration:   
Register online here.

For more info:
Registrar: TBA
Camp Coordinator: Kitty Jones (Calgary)
Further information: Contact Kitty, kittyjones at shaw dot ca
Detailed information: will be emailed to registered participants starting in June.

CALLING ALL COACHES, COOKS AND HELPERS!!

  • As usual, we are looking for volunteers to coach, cook, drive, and generally help out (e.g. supervise younger kids at bedtime).
  • COACHES: If you are worried about tiring yourself out or getting injured at camp, then consider offering to help part time instead of full time. Of course we’d love to have as many HPP folks to coach as possible, but we do not want to risk affecting your potential to reach your competitive goals. On the plus side, remember that coaching does give you insights into O skills.
  • We need adults to volunteer to help coach at all levels from beginner to advanced. We do not need volunteer cooks or kitchen helpers as the meals will be catered. Whether you are a National Team athlete (either current or past), or a parent of a camp participant, please consider offering your time, as this camp relies 100% on volunteers.
  • All adult volunteers will receive free room and board at the camp. Sorry – no honoraria! But you’ll be making a big contribution to the Canadian orienteering scene and have fun while doing so!
  • If you have a vehicle, you will be asked to help with transporting participants the short distance to training sessions. If necessary, we’ll have a 15-passenger rental van as well, to eliminate shuttling.

Contact Kitty (kittyjones at shaw dot ca) to join the camp!

Coaches’ Meeting: Details TBA.

Orienteering Canada Vision, Mission and Core Objectives

Participation | Engagement | Performance

 

OUR MISSION

To develop, promote and coordinate the sport of orienteering in Canada for all ages and at all levels of participation.

 

OUR VISION

Inspiring Canadians to embrace the joy of orienteering

  • Driving growth through innovation, quality programming and partnerships.
  • Leading and governing through organizational excellence and sound business practices.
  • Developing and delivering high quality events and competitions at all levels.
  • Having active, engaged and well-trained officials, coaches, and other volunteers.
  • Having viable and active provincial and territorial associations and clubs.
  • Supporting our elite athletes in pursuing their goals while they support orienteering as ambassadors and role models for our sport.
  • Offering a sport that Canadians know and are excited about.

 

OUR CORE OBJECTIVES

A Strong and Unified Orienteering Community
We develop, deliver and promote relevant programs and services that provide positive experiences for our members at all levels of participation. We partner with individuals, clubs, and Provincial/Territorial Associations as together we strive to build capacity and sustainability at the local, regional and national level.

Support for Competitive Success
We support and encourage orienteers as they strive to attain their competitive goals. We offer programming and racing opportunities for athletes who want to reach their maximum potential. We provide high performance support and services for athletes with the desire and potential to compete internationally for Canada.

Increased Awareness of Orienteering
We are proud of our sport and seek to celebrate it whenever possible. We work to increase and maintain a positive profile and enhance public awareness of our sport and of Orienteering Canada. We offer a welcoming environment to people as they learn about and engage in our sport.

Organizational Excellence
We work to ensure organizational excellence through the continued development of an effective governance structure and organizational leadership that will contribute to increased long-term stability and sustainability of Orienteering Canada and the sport of orienteering in Canada.

 

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Volunteer Opportunity: Team Manager to the 2017 World Orienteering Championships

Team Manager to the 2017 World Orienteering Championships

We are looking for individuals to assist with the administration and on-site logistics relating to Canada’s participation at the 2017 World Orienteering Championships (WOC).

The Team Manager will work closely with the 2017 WOC coach and the High Performance Committee.

Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills both individually and within a group
  • Well organized, detail-oriented and an ability to track and meet deadlines

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading up to the events: accommodation bookings, registering athletes for events, organizing transportation logistics, coordinating event entry payment with the Orienteering Canada Treasurer, gathering travel information from athletes and other associated tasks.
  • On-site assistance: attending team meetings, coordinating day to day team logistics, assisting with social media and communication related tasks and other associated tasks.
  • Follow-up: Work with Treasurer to finalize event finances, contribute to post event debrief.

Remuneration:
This is a volunteer position.
Your entry fee (as a team official) to WOC as well as your accommodation expenses (for the pre-event training period and the event) will be covered by Orienteering Canada. You will also receive $500 towards your travel expenses.

You will be required to sign an agreement with Orienteering Canada indicating that you will abide by all Orienteering Canada policies and procedures.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please send an email to hpp@orienteering.ca by March 25, 2017 indicating which role you are interested in. In the email, briefly outline your background which makes you suitable for this role.

2017 JWOC team announced

The following athletes will represent Canada at the 2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Women:
Darya Sepandj
Emma Sherwood
Emma Waddington
Nicole Whitmore

Men:
David Bakker
Leif Blake
Caelan McLean
Christian Michelsen
Jan Erik Naess
Michael Svoboda

Congratulations to those selected and thanks to everyone who applied.

Jeff Teutsch will be the JWOC Coach. Sabine Schweiger will be the Team Manager and Erik Blake will be an additional official.

Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee would like to thank Stefan Bergstrom, Ross Burnett and Nevin French for being on the JWOC Selection Committee.

Mapping clinic in Alberta

 

 

The Alberta Orienteering Association is hosting a mapping clinic on April 1st (no fooling!) in Red Deer, Alberta. The clinic is designed for both new and developing mappers. More details are available here.

Save

Save

Save

Survey re 50th Anniversary Merchandise

Have you seen Orienteering Canada’s 50th Anniversary Celebration logo yet?

We are looking at getting some merchandise with this logo. Please help us out by filling out this short survey (really, it is short) regarding what type of merchandise would be interesting to you. Please add additional ideas in the “other” column.

www.surveymonkey.com/r/DYXX8M6

February 2017 newsletter is here

The latest Orienteering Canada newsletter is now available here.

2017, February Vol 19:

Controller’s Notes
Update from Orienteering Canada
Celebrating Orienteering Canada’s 50th Anniversary
An Interview with the new AOA Executive Director
2017 National Orienteering Week, World Orienteering Day and the ParticipACTION Play List
From the Archives
Contacting Orienteering Canada

Orienteering Canada’s newsletter archive is here.

Save