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A good number of GVOC'ers and honourary members orienteered at the North American O Championships last weekend in New England: Brian Ellis, Marg Ellis, Kate Knapp, Karen Lachance, Louise Oram, John Rance, Graeme Rennie, Joanne Woods, Adam Woods. Also our honorary members while attending SFU & UBC, Pia Blake and Emma Sherwood! Medal winners were - Sprint:1st F55, Joanne Woods, 2nd F70, Marg Ellis. Long:1st M70, Brian Ellis, 1st F70, Marg Ellis, 2nd F21, Louise Oram. Middle:1st F55, Joanne Woods, 1st F70, Marg Ellis, 2nd M21, Graeme Rennie, 2nd F21, Louise Oram, 2nd F20, Pia Blake (honourary member). Full results at http://www.naoc2016.us/results
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Some GVOC members are in New Hampshire this weekend for the North American Orienteering Championships. Louise Oram and Graeme Rennie were 2nd in the men's and women's elite class in the middle distance.
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Check out this great video of last weekend's Seattle Adventure Running Tournament (SART) and see how many GVOC'ers you can spot! https://youtu.be/JzfmVi6mgzs
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WET organizers needed for the remaining weeks in September and October. Please email rcaulfield (at) gmail.com if there's an upcoming week you can do! Without wonderful volunteers, there would be no weekly events :)
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***McQueen Redeemed Rogaine Sept 17 UPDATE:*** Stay at McQueen Lake Centre on Friday 16 at no extra cost! Up for a 6-12 hour orienteering challenge? SAGE (our orienteering friends in Kamloops) host a rogaine every year and this years event at McQueen Lake looks like a lot of fun! MORE INFO & SIGN UP: https://sage.whyjustrun.ca/events/view/2292
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Welcome Newcomers!

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.

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: $10 for new members who have never orienteered before; $15 for Adults; $5 for Juniors under 20; $30 for family. We have Wednesday evening events throughout the year. These are free (included in membership). A beginner's course is always offered and a more advanced course. 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 "Why Just Run" 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