Organizers: Rachel Caulfield (Course Planner), Ben Smith (Event Director), Nathan Detroit Barrett (Assistant), Alison Schoenhardt (Assistant), Marg Ellis (Permit), Brian Ellis (Coach), Jules Tough (Membership), Dave Cressman (Coach), ingrid weisenbach (Membership), John Rance (Assistant), George Pugh (Assistant), Don Haliburton (Coach), Adam Woods (Coach), Safder Raza (Assistant), Karen Lachance (Membership), Reid Howard (Assistant)
Map: Queen Elizabeth Park
Welcome new and current members for a fun event at Queen Elizabeth Park! There will be FOUR short loops that all start and finish at the same location. You can choose which and how many of those four loops to complete! Loops will increase in difficulty, so those new to the sport can dip their toes in the first loop or two and decide whether they want to try all four. Bring a friend to try out orienteering!!
**This is a TIMED event! Current orienteers: Bring your SI stick for timing! New members: don't worry, we've got you covered for timing!
**The event is free and included in your membership**
**There will be prizes! More info to come!**
>> Sign up by 6:00pm on Tuesday so we can print enough maps! <<
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
Four loop options:
Loop 1 Beginner = 800m distance. Straight forward controls, all along trails. Dip your toes in here if you are new! You might see the Love Locks Installation near your 6th control flag....
Loop 2 Novice = 900m distance. A little trickier than the beginner, some decisions to make about which way to go.
Loop 3 Advanced = 1600m distance. Route choice, controls off-trail.
Loop 4 Advanced = 1200m distance. Route choice, controls off-trail. You might even see the new Love Locks installation!
You can decide at the event how many loops and in which order. New orienteers should start with the easier loops. Each course will start from the same location and the loop will end in the same location. That way, after each loop you can decide whether to stop for the evening, or try another loop!
**As always, we NEVER run through gardens, flowers, or areas mapped as olive green. If it looks like a maintained garden or nice, go around!
Always use good judgement and common sense. Carry a whistle at all times.Take care when crossing roads and parking lots. Be respectful and yield to pedestrians. Watch for cyclists, rollerbladers, strollers, and puppies.
There is a paid-parking lot at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park (marked on map below). You can also find some free street parking and walk up. Transit is also a GREAT option and its not a far walk from the King Edward Skytrain station and several bus routes.
Continue the socializations over dinner! Some people may wish to get together at a restaurant for a dinner. Location usually decided after the event.
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.
What's a SuperWET? Our regular Wednesday Evening Training (WET) events are included free with club membership. Sometimes though we put on bigger events with electronic timing on Wednesdays (more like our weekend events). We call these SuperWETs! There's a small charge for these SuperWETs to cover the timing equipment and other event costs.
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 compass is optional (we have extra ones for borrowing). For added safety, a whistle is mandatory for all GVOC events. Read more in the WJR Introduction to Orienteering.
How much does it cost? see the event details. Each SuperWET is unique, but always low-cost.
Club membership is also required: adult newcomer: $10 / adult renewal: $15 / under 20: $5 / family maximum: $30 (sorry, we only accept cash and cheques - no credit or debit)
Membership lasts until the end of the year, and gives you FREE access to all our weekly Wednesday Evening Training events.
Waiver and membership form (2017). Please bring a completed form with you to your first event.
New/BeginnerThere are 4 loops of increasing "difficulty". Start with the first loop, and if its easy, try the next loop and so on! As many as you feel like.
Intermediate/ExpertSame option but you'll probably do all four loops or just the "harder" loops if you want a short but technical adventure. Decide which and how many loops at the event!