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Organizers: Brian Ellis (Event Director), Rachel Howard (Assistant)

Who should take this course?

Perhaps you have never planned a WET event and would like to try planning one. Maybe you have already planned several WETs but want to find out how to make your WET's even better come? Or you just might want to learn what is involved in orienteering course-planning and meet organization. Whatever your motivation, everyone is welcome to join us at this Level O-100 officials workshop.

Did we mention that we hope that, eventually, all volunteers organizing WET's will have Level 100 certification?

What will I learn?

This course is designed to teach the basic principles of successful orienteering, both for your own skill development and to assist you with organization and course planning for a WET level event. You will learn the characteristics of a good course, and how to avoid common mistakes in course planning. We will also deal with practical questions: how do you get the map you need? what software is available to use for laying out your course on the map? how do you advertise your WET event on the GVOC the website and through the email list? and much more!

To be considered as a candidate for the 100 Level Officials’ course, the
candidate must meet the following prerequisites:
• Have participated in at least five C events (WET)

To become a certified 100 level official, the candidate must complete the
following requirements:
• Attend all sessions of the 100 level course
• Achieve a score ≥ 80% on the 100 level exam (open book)
• Plan a beginner course and an intermediate course that meet C event standards
• Act as an event director and course planner for a C event

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Brian Ellis ( or Rachel Caulfield.

The course is free but please register in advance so that we know how many materials to produce. Come equipped to take notes (pen, paper and/or e-notes)

Location: Distance Runware running store, 1328 Main St., North Vancouver.
There is parking in the rear of the building, off Lynn Avenue. People can park in the Vets spots, since they are closed. Please come around to the front door to get in.



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