Instead of the jungle of the North Shore, come downtown to run around in the concrete jungle! This session will work on your quick map reading and decision making skills, while seeing if you can outplan and route choice your fellow orienteers.
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
There will be a standard point to point course for beginners.
For others, it will be a combo point-to-point/score-o course. It will start off as a point-to-point, but it will be interrupted with boxes where you can get the controls in any order that you so desire. Depending upon your age category, you may be allowed to drop a certain # of controls.
Take extra care when crossing roads. Try not to j-walk (despite any intentions or previous history on attending JWOC), and use the lights. Do not play chicken with other pedestrians or cars.Please carry a GVOC whistle. We sell them at every event for $1 - what a bargain!
The meeting place will be in between the steps of the Art Gallery by their patio restaurant and the Robson Square rink. (see map below). Parking is limited and almost always for a fee downtown. There is paid parking nearby: Hotel Vancouver parkade (enter from Hornby Street), Pacific Centre Mall parkade (enter from Howe Street) and Robson Square Complex (enter from Howe Street). Consider taking transit or biking. Burrard sky train and Vancouver City Centre Station is a couple of blocks away and there are many bus stops near by.
TBD depending on interest. There are lots of places around.