Organizers: Joanne Woods (Event Director), Stan Woods (Event Director), Adam Woods (Organizer), Hilary Anderson (Assistant)

Map: Blue Mountain Park


Potluck dinner and Skinkaloppet. Everyone is welcome and you can come for just the dinner. The Orienteering/Skinkaloppet is optional.


6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30pm to 7:20 Skinkaloppet starts and appetizers/drinks for those wanting to maximize visiting.

8pm Skinkaloppet Closure, Participants must report to the Finish as the Potluck dinner and serious eating begins.


Sign up for the Potluck dinner, indicating what you are bringing on the sign up page. If you are doing the Skinkaloppet, please sign up for the Beginner, Expert or Long course. The Expert and Long courses will have two maps. One from the Woods House to Blue Mountain Park (and back) and the detailed Orienteering map of Blue Mountain Park.

Safety Precautions

Always use good judgement and common sense. Carry a whistle at all times. Headlamps are essential to see and be seen. Take care when crossing roads and parking lots. Watch out for other runners, cyclists, and trail/sidewalk users.

Parking/Start Location

Meet at the Woods House, 836 Runnymede Avenue Coquitlam. Park on the street near the house. Come in and drop off your food, and if you want to do one of the Orienteering courses, change for orienteering, as the start and finish will be accessible from inside the house off the deck at the back of the house.

Post-Event Dining

Potluck dinner and visiting. You're welcome to come for just the dinner; please indicate what you are bringing on the sign up page. The Orienteering/Skinkaloppet is optional.


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. Read more in the WET Introduction to Orienteering.

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 (adult newcomer: $10 / adult renewal: $15 / under 20: $5 / family maximum: $30) (sorry, we only accept cash and cheques - no credit or debit)

Waiver and membership form (2017). Please bring a completed form with you to your first event.


Course Registration

Beginner - Short mostly paved.

Mostly streets and sidewalks. Enjoy the Xmas lights

Distance: 2600m

Expert - Best of Blue Mountain Park

Best of the Open Forest, Big Trees and Features of Blue Mountain Park

Distance: 3800m

Long - Burn off the calories

Longer course using all of the complex features of Blue Mountain Park

Distance: 5000m


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