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Easy: short only

Advanced: long + short

Organizers: Holly Hendrigan (Event Director), Mike Rascher (Organizer)

Map: Trout Lake

Description for this WET

Primary Organizers:

Event Director/Course Planner, Membership/Registrar, Trainer


This week's WET is around this fun East Van park. Be warned--the map is an ode to historical vegetation (especially big trees that aren't there any more) so I've had to go pretty traditional. Two courses: advanced runners will flip their maps after running around the lake and head up to the high school.

Parking is at the community centre. Bring along an extra pair of dry shoes to change into.



6:15 pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30 pm Starts begin

8:00 pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish by Course Closure Time.


Two courses will be offered, one of which is Easier/Shorter depending on terrain and suitable for beginners/families. The Easier/Shorter course stays within the park boundary. The  Longer/Harder ventures up to Gladstone Secondary. 

Safety Precautions:


Parking/Start/Finish Locations:

Trout Lake Community Centre: 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver

Post-Event Dining:



Without volunteers, these events cannot take place. A hearty thanks to all those helping put this event on. If you would like to volunteer/help at upcoming WETs/WJRs or would like to organize a WET please let us know.

Wednesday Evening Training

What should I bring? Wear something comfortable that you don't mind getting a little dirty! If it's wet outside, you might want to consider a change of shoes and socks! A headlamp or flashlight and reflective clothing is critical in the winter months (late September to April). A compass is optional (we have extra ones for borrowing). For added safety, a whistle is mandatory for all GVOC events.

When should I sign up? Please sign up by Tuesday night so that we can print enough maps, although we have extra maps if you forget.

How much does it cost? All WETs are free with yearly membership ($5 for newcomers and those under 21, $10 otherwise, $20 maximum per family)

WET Introduction to Orienteering



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