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Don't get fooled at this Wednesday's run! Sign up by Tuesday evening to secure a map! http://gvoc.whyjustrun.ca/events/view/1866
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sign up for this Sunday's Why Just Run event in the lovely Silver Valley! Courses for all skill levels are offered, so bring friends and family. http://gvoc.whyjustrun.ca/events/view/1834
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Looking for an adventure? Our friends down in Oregon are hosting the Big Muddy Navigation Race down at Big Muddy Ranch. Some GVOC members have attended in the past, and the terrain is quite fantastic. Add it to your calendar!
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Registration for the 2015 Canadian Orienteering Championships is open! A great opportunity to orienteer in 3 different provinces in the Maritimes (and to eat lobster)!
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We're looking for some great photos from Sprint Camp. Do you know if anyone had a camera?
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Welcome! 

GVOC is an active orienteering club in the Metro Vancouver area. We host local orienteering training every Wednesday night, and larger weekend orienteering events monthly. Group Photo Orienteering is an exciting sport for all ages and fitness levels that involves reading a detailed map and using a compass to find checkpoints. For more information about the sport, visit (whyjustrun.ca).

How to get started

The best way to get started is to just come out to any of the events. If you arrive a few minutes before the starting time, we will give you a brief introduction and then you can go around all or part of a course, on your own or with someone else. It's easy to learn and a lot of fun. All you need is some older clothing and footwear, in case the trails are a bit muddy (we mostly stick to open parks and roads but sometimes there are bits of forest trails included) Membership is payable at the first event you attend each year and is good for the entire calendar year. Fees are: $5 for new members who have never orienteered before; $10 for Adults; $5 for Juniors under 20; $20 for family. We have Wednesday evening events throughout the year. These are free (included in membership). The one course is around 5km but you can do as much or as little as you like, so long as you're back no later than the "course close" time (usually around 8pm). If you come during the winter months, you'll need a headlamp or a flashlight. The once-a-month weekend events are in larger parks around Metro Vancouver and usually have a couple of different course levels. There is a fee of $10 per adult. We also use "electronic timing" so you can see how well you did. If you do decide to come to an event, please sign up on our website in advance - that way we know to print a map for you.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia