Organizer: George Pugh (Event Director)
Event Director/Course Planner: George Pugh
Membership/Registrar: Karen La Chance, Pat Pugh
Trainer: Kevin Pugh
Fellow Orienteers: I had planned to offer "Grid Orienteering" in addition to a short run in the beautiful Fraser River Park. https://sites.google.com/site/gridorienteering/ As a result of the darkness and rain showers anticipated through Tuesday and Wednesday, I have opted to present that training exercise at a WJR (weekend event) instead. Wednesday's training will involve "Boxes" of controls that can be taken in any order. All controls must be tagged. No major issues with brambles or traction underfoot is anticipated, but the ground will be wet!
Evening had great weather, socializing, no injuries, and picturesque moon-lit venue on the Fraser River, with tug boats and aircraft in the background. Thank you all for attending! The pipeline symbol will be deleted from the map as the City finishes the 1.5 metre water pipe installation. Map corrections will include pit on west end trail, rough open to replace light green in the small elevated section of park, and reduction of road width to map laneways correctly.
6:15 Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
6:30 Starts begin for both courses
8:00 Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish by Course Closure Time.
Two courses will be offered, one of which is Shorter/Easier depending on terrain, and is appropriate for families.
The other course is Longer/Harder depending on terrain.
Safety Precautions: Note that route crosses Marine Drive twice. Please cross at pedestrian controlled lights. Be extra cautious crossing at the train track crossing.
Parking/Start/Finish Locations: Parking lot at junction of 75th Avenue and Angus Drive. Look for my white Jeep Cherokee with hatch open
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)