Join us in beautiful Stanley Park for this month's Why Just Run event! This months Why Just Run event will also be the first trying out a new midweek evening timeslot, instead of our regular Sunday (as we know everyone is busy on the weekends during the summer doing awesome things!). We'll be exploring the nooks and crannies of Stanley Park, with courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced orienteers. Free instruction is also available for newcomers. Suunto is sponsoring this months event and we'll have draw prizes for their new compasses at the event. Check them out! See the club's event website for registration and more information.
Check out the newsletter ps: GVOC's World Orienteering Day event is in it! 😜🗺🎊
Changes are afoot for Control Description symbols which will mean that they may be more intuitive if you are just picking up the sport, however, a few older dogs may have to learn some new tricks ;P Check everything linked below out below and email before 08, August 2017 to submit any feedback to Orienteering Canada / Course d'orientation Canada
BRAND NEW COMPETITION COACHING WORKSHOP This is the first workshop in Orienteering Canada's new coaching certification program aligned with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) of the Coaching Association of Canada. There are two coaching streams Community Coaching & Competitive Coaching. You do not have to be a certified Community Coach to sign up! Here is what the workshop will look like: > JUNE 17th, 2017 > 9:00 - 16:30 @ UBC (room TBD) > Mix of classroom and outside scenario practice > Sponsored by Orienteering BC and facilitated by GVOC the true cost of the workshop is $60 but registrants who belong to a BC O-Club will receive a subsidy of at least $30 depending on the room rental, instruction material costs, and other expenses. Registrants will be emailed the final amount closer. Who should attend & General information: > Experienced orienteers who wish to further their O-coaching skills. > Community Coaches from Orienteering or other sports who wish to develop O-Coaching skills > Orienteering Canada has aligned the curriculum for the training of Comp-Intro coaches with the needs of young athletes in the 'Train to Train' stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). > There is an expectation for BC registrants that as Orienteering BC is covering part of the cost that attendees will be actively contributing to the coaching needs of OBC and/or their local club. Please come with an idea of how you could contribute. GVOC attendees please know that the OAK program is always in need of more qualified coaches! > Finally, registrants who already have an NCCP locker number please put it in the comment section of the website when you sign up and you will be contacted by Marg Ellis to confirm your information. Sign Up:
Who is coming to today's Suunto sponsored Junior Orienteering Festival and Why Just Run?! Some fun controls out there to get you feet wet today 😝

2017 Waiver

Save time and bring a completed form to your first event of 2017!

Private Events

Interested in arranging a private Orienteering event for your organisation or as individuals? Please fill in this Google Form so we can see how GVOC can be involved.

School Maps

Interested in introducing orienteering as part of your school curriculum? Use this Google Form to see about getting a map made of your school grounds.

Welcome Newcomers!

GVOC is an active orienteering club in the Metro Vancouver area. We hold local events every Wednesday evening, and larger weekend 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. Click here for more information about the sport.

To get started, come to any event a few minutes early and we will give you a brief introduction. Then you can run or walk around all or part of a course, on your own or with someone else, so long as you're back no later than the "course close" time (so we know you're back safe). It's easy to learn and a lot of fun. All you need is some older clothing and footwear, in case the ground is a bit muddy.

Please sign up on our website in advance - that way we know to print a map for you (but we always print a few spare maps too!).

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.

Wednesday evening events are free for members. A beginner's course is always offered and a more advanced course. If you come during the winter months, you'll need a headlamp or a flashlight.

Weekend events are held once a month (usually on Sundays mornings) in larger parks around Metro Vancouver and have different course levels. There is an event fee of $10 per adult and $5 for juniors. We use "electronic timing" so you can see how well you did.

"Mass" (group) start to an event

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