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# Participant Score Points Time Points

Course Maps

Beginner ++




Organizers: Laurent Mingo (Event Director), Karen Lachance (Membership), John Rance (Coach), Mike Rascher (Assistant), Gwenn Flowers (Assistant), Steve Day (Assistant), Christina Trotter (Assistant)

Map: McCartney Creek


Another go at forest orienteering before the BCOC !


6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30pm Starts (or earlier if you are ready, especially for long and expert courses)

7:00pm Last start for Elite & Expert course due to shorter daylight

8:00 pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving. Double important today because of the forest setting.


4 courses for today's training, all in the forest:

  • Beginner++: controls are along trails. Why ++ ?, controls 7 & 8 are slightly off-trail and will require paying attention
  • Intermediate: Don't be fooled by the short distance, controls are off-trail, and even though you may approach them via some trails, tighter navigation will be required if you don't want to spend the night ( please don't spend the night)
  • Expert: Technical, we could call it a Middle.
  • Elite: technical with longer legs. Sort of like a double-headed monster: a "Long Middle"

***This being said... be aware that this area has a lot of unofficial trails that are not mapped. You will need to use terrain, vegetation features, etc... to cross-reference your navigation.***

Safety Precautions

  • Safety Bearing: SOUTH
  • Tonight you must show your whistle to get a map...if you are not familiar with the trails, you could wander for a while out there.
  • Check the time, if need be: bail, so you are back at finish for 8:00pm
  • talking about time... Sunset is at 8:18pm , so by 7:45pm or so and earlier if cloudy, it will feel like dusk in the forest, so it would be a very good idea to have a headlight so you can see the map clearly.
  • Always use good judgment and common sense. Take care when crossing roads and parking lots.
  • Watch out for other runners, cyclists & mountain bikers, and trail/sidewalk users.
  • Wildlife: a black bear here and there is not out of the question... They like dusk... bring your bear spay if you'd like.
  • If rainy, expect some slippery roots and logs... Wx forecast.

Parking/Start Location:

There is parking along Hyannis drive. No public washroom it seems.

Post-Event Dining

From google map... :

- Deep Cove Brewer and Distillers ( >19) - 2270 Dollarton Hwy #170

- Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken - 2120 Dollarton Hwy (604 770 2990 )


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.



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