Map: Confederation Park
This week we will have our last WET of this month, and it will be the last practice before the championships for those heading north. This time we will use again the super fun training/relay maps used in sprint camp, which are great for practicing quick changes in direction and stay in close contact with the map. For those who finish, there will be also extra maps to practice a bit more and get a longer run.
The terrain is a friendly park with going through mostly grass and some paved areas, and the weather is also looking warm and sunny, perfect for a nice orienteering evening!
Please register by Wednesday at noon to make sure we have enough maps for everyone.
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
Sprint course: It's a fun run in the park, lots of turns and butterflies.
Sprint relay: 4 loops around the park (that could be run be 2 people, or just one), be careful to actually get to the control you aim for. Many other ones out there can misguide you.
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.
There is parking close to the start around Confederation Park Elementary.
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!