Organizer: Nathan Detroit Barrett (Event Director)
Map: Deer Lake North
Event Director/Course Planner: , Membership/Registrar: , Trainer:
Thanks all for coming out! Hope you all enjoyed and will see you next week!
This weeks training event will be a point to point course in and around Deer Lake Park. The course will be set with multiple controls clumped together, with the clumps spread apart, encouraging people to practice reading ahead on the map and route planning! Beginner course will be available that is slightly shorter, but the terrain isn't super challenging so just sign up for the advanced!
Please register on the website at http://gvoc.whyjustrun.ca/events/edit/1672 by Tuesday evening if you want a printed map.
HEADLIGHTS will likely be needed - although we will start in the daylight, it will be dark in the forest and the pin flags we are using don't have reflectors on them so that will add to the challenge. Remember to bring a whistle as they are now a requirement at the WET events.
6:15 pm - Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
6:30 pm - Individual starts
8:00 pm - Course closes. Participants must report to the Finish by Course Closure Time.
There is an advanced/longer course and a beginner course, but the only difference is distance, so sign up for advanced:)
For safety reasons, Canada Way is marked out of bounds and can only be crossed by the overpass marked on the map. Don't want people playing Frogger.
We will be meeting right beside the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. There should be (free?) parking there, bike racks, and bus service close by. See the map for the exact location, but should be right by the SE corner of the parking lot (see map below).
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)