Map: Renfrew Ravine
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Description for this WET
Event Director/Course Planner, Membership/Registrar, Trainer
A fun map at 1:2000 scale so you can read it at night! This is a small area about 180 m by 400 m so the courses are under 2 km running distance. Start is located about 600 m South of the Renfrew Skytrain station. If your driving, park on E17 Ave between Renfrew Street and Nootka Street. Meet under the covered area beside the school playground about 40m south of E17 Ave and 80m east of Renfrew Street. We will have three courses; a regular point to point, a Memory-O, and a 15 minute Score-O. Beginners should start with the regular point to point, while more experienced orienteers can start with either the point to point or the Memory-O to help spread people out on different courses. Once people have done both the point to point, and the Memory-O they can elect to do the 15 minute Score-O (1 point per flag, 3 point deduction per minute overtime). We will provide descriptions of the different courses at the event. To help us in printing enough maps, beginners should register on the website for the point to point course (start with the regular point to point and do Memory-O, and Score O if you want) while more experienced orienteers should register for the Memory-O course (we will assume you will do the point to point, the Memory-O and likely the Score-O). Come and have fun!!!
* 6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
* 6:30pm Individual starts begin
* 8:00pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish by Course Closure Time.
Two courses will be offered. The Point to Point - Easy Course will be suitable for beginners, families with children, mothers with strollers etc. To help us in printing enough maps, beginners should register on the website for the regular point to point. More experienced orienteers should register for the Memory-O course (we will assume you will do the point to point, the Memory-O and may do the Score-O).
You will not need to cross any major roads. You may cross some parking areas or access roads so please be careful of cars in parking lots and people on paths.
There is a fenced stream running through part of the map. There are three bridges which can be used to cross the stream. You are not allowed to cross the stream except via the bridges.
Start is located about 600 m South of the Renfrew Skytrain station. If you are driving, park on E17 Ave betweenRenfrew Street and Nootka Street. Meet under the covered area beside the school playground about 40m south of E17 Ave and 80m east of Renfrew Street. There are public washrooms about 300 m South of the Start area.
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.