Organizer: Alison Schoenhardt (Event Director)

Map: McCartney Creek


With the Western Canadian Orienteering Championships coming up, this is your opportunity to do some forest-specific orienteering training. Orienteering in the forest is a different challenge to our mostly urban Vancouver-based maps. In the forest you'll have to rely on contour features, using handrails, having solid attackpoints, and have some relocation skills in your back pocket. If you are unsure about what any of those terms mean, or you know what they mean but don't really utilize them in your orienteering, then this event is for you!


6:30pm Start

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


There will be a number of short training exercises to pick and choose from which will give you an opportunity to practice the skills you learned at the Sunday training event!

If this is your first orienteering event, sign up for the beginner course!

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



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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