Newsletter & Publications

Media articles

Check the Press Releases page for Orienteering Canada press releases and Orienteering in the News for articles about orienteering.

Orienteering Publications

Books we like

  • Discovering Orienteering: Skills, Techniques, and Activities – by Charles Ferguson and Robert Turbyfill (Human Kinetics)
  • Orienteering: Skills, Techniques, Training – by Carol McNeill (Crowood Press)
  • Orienteering Techniques – by Gareth Bryan-Jones (Scottish Orienteering Association)
  • Teaching the Basics: Orienteering – by Premier Sport Awards Program (BC) (this resource is currently being updated)

Orienteering Canada Newsletter

Welcome to the new Orienteering Canada newsletter!  Send your articles, pictures and ideas to newsletter AT orienteering DOT ca.


Newsletter archives

Electronic newsletter archive is here or you can look for specific topics below.

2017

  • 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
  • 2017, April Vol 20: Controller’s Notes / Update from Orienteering Canada / Launching 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
  • 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
  • 2017, January Vol 18: Controller’s Notes / Update from Orienteering Canada / Orienteering Canada is 50! / World Masters in New Zealand / Holiday Word search / From the Archives / Orienteering North America Magazine Archive / Contacting Orienteering Canada

2016

  • 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
  • 2016, September Vol 16: Controller’s Notes / Update from Orienteering Canada / Coach Communiqué / Upcoming Events / NAOC Recap / Taking Initiatives in Our Communities / What it feels like to be on the WOC podium / Around the Refreshment Table / From the Archives
  • 2016, August Vol 15: Controller’s Notes / Update from Orienteering Canada / Emily Kemp makes WOC History / WOC Recap / World University Orienteering Championships Recap / WMOC Recap / Icefields Parkway Orienteering Festival Recap / Upcoming Events / In Memoriam: Brian Graham / From the Archives / NAOCs
  • 2016, July Vol 14: Controller’s Notes / Update from Orienteering Canada / JWOC Update from Team Canada / Want to Compete at JWOC? / Upcoming Events / National Orienteering Week 2017 / COC’s and WCOC’s / World University Orienteering Championships / Pokemon Go: A Giant Score-O / From the Archives / Around the Refreshment Table
  • 2016, June Vol 13: Controller’s Notes / Update from Orienteering Canada / National Orienteering Week / New Orienteering Canada Resource / Upcoming Events /  COC’s and WCOC’s info / Sass Pepree Junior Training Camp / Emily Kemp’s 4th Place Finish at the European Championships / Coach Communiqué / From the Archives- and a Welcome! / Orienteering Ontario’s New Board

2015

  • 2015, June Vol 12: Controller’s Notes / Orienteering Canada welcomes Icebug as a Sponsor / National Orienteering Week / Update From Orienteering Canada / In Memoriam / What I’ve Learned This Month / Coach Communiqué / From The Archives / Orienteering Gear Profile / Around The Refreshment Table
  • 2015, April Vol 11: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / Club Connect Calls / From the President: What I Learned this Month / 2015 Canadian Orienteering Championships / 2015 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships / 2016 North American Orienteering Championships / Announcing Canada’s team to the 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships / Junior Corner / Orienteering Gear Profile / 2015 National Orienteering Week / From the Archives / Around the Refreshment Table / Thank you / Job Opportunity: Orienteering Mapper
  • 2015, February Vol 10: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / From the President: What I Learned this Month / World Champion Brian Ellis / Invitation to the 2015 O-Ringen Academy / Orienteering Gear Profile / Coach’s Corner / Membership Update / 2015 National Orienteering Week / From the Archives / Around the Refreshment Table

2014

  • 2014, August Vol 9: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / Sphere of Uncertainty / World Orienteering Championships 2014 / HPP Fundraiser / EOOC (Edmonton) Raises Money for the HPP / Junior World Orienteering Championships 2014 / (Re)Introducing Tracy Bradley: Orienteering Canada’s New Executive Director / Canadian Orienteering Championships  / COC Champions / Contacting Orienteering Canada / Sass Peepre Camp / Wildlife Sightings at the Western Canadian Orienteering Championships / The Ackland BC Adventure / World University Orienteering Championships / Deadline for COC 2016 and 2017 / From the Archives / Quiz Time / Around the Refreshment Table
    2014, May Vol 8: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / Route Choice Legs with No Route Choice at All / Rising Star Award / Three (or More) Controls in a Row / Not Every Course is Perfect / The Octagon / Volunteer Recognition – Making it Count! / Dog Legs / Vague Control Locations / From the Archives / Quiz Time / Around the Refreshment Table
  • 2014, Feb Vol 7: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / Rising Star Award Nominations / Orienteering Jeopardy / The Volunteers and the Voluntolds / Orienteering  in the Urban Jungle / How to Find Potential Urban Maps / Sprint Camp 2014 Champions / From the Archives Quiz Time / Around the Refreshment Table

2013

  • 2013, Dec Vol 6: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / 3 Events to Put on Your 2014 Calendar / Board Meetings or Bored Meetings? / High Performance Program 2014 Athlete’s Handbook and Selection Criteria / SPOTT / From the Archives / Quiz Time / O-Store 12 Days of Christmas / Around the Refreshment Table
  • 2013, Nov Vol 5: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / How to Tie your Shoes Like Emily Kemp / Club Management 101 / Race Report / Triple Champions / 2013 Canada Cup Champions / From the Archives / Quiz Time / O-Store at Nationals / Around the Refreshment Table
  • 2013, July/Aug Vol 4: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / New Opportunities / JWOC 2013 / Nesta Leduc: WMOC Bronze Medallist / Club Development / Toni Louhisola’s Canadian Adventure / The Thinking Mill / An Update on the June Floods in Southern Alberta / How Does One Prepare for WOC? / WOC Goals? / Geeking Out to Prepare for WOC / From the Archives / Quiz Time / Around the Refreshment Table
  • 2013, May/June Vol 3: Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / Ted de St Croix’s Fail-Safe Race Plan / Leigh Bailey’s Dead Reckoning / Community Sport Coaching Program / Gord Hunter: Spreading Orienteering in Florida / Seniors’ Orienteering Group / International Orienteering Vacations / World Masters Orienteering Championships 2013 Deadline / Club Profile  Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club (EOOC) / Orienteering in Edmonton / Masters Training For Orienteering / From the Archives / Quiz Time / Orienteering and the Aging Eye / Short Arms, Fuzzy Maps / Around the Refreshment Table
  • 2013, April Vol 2 : Controller’s Notes / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / Newsletter Naming Contest / Coach Louise’s Top 5 Tips for Juniors (and Everyone Else)  / Looking Up and Planning Backwards / Emily Kemp’s Orienteering Journey / What’s New in Canadian Junior Development?  / Club Profile  Golden Horseshoe Orienteering (GHO) Hamilton / Adventure Running Kids®: 40+ years in the making! / Adventure Running Kids®: 500+ kids…and growing! / An Interview With ARK Coach Patrick Saile / From the Archives / Choosing Orienteering as My Sport / Check Out Your Champions / Junior Programs Across the Country / Quiz Time / Around the Refreshment Table
  • 2013, March Vol 1 : Controller’s Notes / Newsletter Naming Contest / Update from the Orienteering Canada Board of Directors / Race Report – Vancouver Sprint Camp / My First Vancouver Sprint Camp / Louise Oram’s Top 5: 5 tips for succeeding in sprint /  11 Sprint Symbols You Should Know / How to Prepare for a Sprint – Will Critchley Style / Will Critchley’s Totally Unrelated Top 5 / Club Profile – Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC) / Adrian’s Most Memorable Sprints / Patrick Goeres’ Top 5: 5 ways to sprint  orienteer faster /  Quiz Time / Compasses Around the World / (Former JWOC Team Member) Colin Abbott at the World U23 Cross-Country Ski Championships / Around the Refreshment Table

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