Organizer: Laurent Mingo (Event Director)

Map: King Edward West


First Laurent's O Special !

If you liked Sumas Mt. training in April, here is a WET version of it with a mix of trails and.... forest. The Park's forested areas should make for interesting orienteering, and also are somewhat "Blair Witch Project" like. But that shouldn't be a problem as long as you keep running (fast).

Along the intermediate and long courses, there is a 30 second bonus item to be found: a full size arm chair (!) , yes you read this correctly.

You do not have to bring it back with you, but you will have to let us know at which control along your course the arm chair was spotted to get your 30 second bonus. If you are running the beginner course and you see the arm chair ... well that probably means you are lost, but you will immediately feel better knowing you also get 30 seconds off your time.


6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30pm Starts

8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.


3 courses in prep. Check back later for more.

30 second bonus for the arm chair sighting ( do not bring it back with you) with control number as proof.

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.
  • For May 9th, sunset is at 8:41pm , so it will start to be noticeably darker in the forest around 7:45pm.
  • There is a section of boardwalk on the course, its south branch hardly sees any sun and is often very slippery, even if it hasn't rained in a while (good luck for that), so beware if you run through this section


Parking/Start Location:

Post-Event Dining



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)

2018 online waiver and membership form
Please complete before your first event!


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