Organizer: Caoimhe Murray (Event Director)
Map: Cypress Falls
Another chance for some forest orienteering is coming up - join us for a forest training event at Cypress Falls on Sunday 16th August. Cypress Falls is a lovely wooded area tucked along Cypress Creek with amazingly open forest for the coast!
We will have 3 courses
- technical long (traditional orienteering course to practice your forest skills)
- technical short (traditional orienteering course to practice your forest skills - same technical difficulty as the long but shorter and less physically demanding)
- forest training activities (ideal for those new to forest orienteering or intermediates who would like to work at developing their forest orienteering skills through a selection of focused training exercises)
Meet location: Meet at the small park at the top of Woodgreen Drive. Be careful as you drive/walk up, as the roads are all called "Woodgreen Dr/Cres/Rd ". There is minimal parking, so consider car pooling (only within your family group or close social bubble) or park in the lot at the bottom of the hill off Woodgreen Place and walk up (allow 15 minutes to walk up). Also, when parking please be respectful of the residents - don't be a jerk!
Events cost - individual: $ 5 / family maximum: $20 (preference to touch less credit card payment at the event). Club membership is also required: adult newcomer: $10 / adult renewal: $15 / under 20: $5 / family maximum: $30. Membership lasts until the end of the year, and gives you FREE access to all our weekly Wednesday Evening Training events.
There are MANY Covid19 changes from previous events so please read the entire event description carefully! Please adhere to the new requirements, your efforts are appreciated.
As with other recent events, you can register for this event and run it in your own time. However, for your personal safety please let somebody know where you are, and what you are doing. Taking part on your own time is not a sanctioned event; we don't retain any liability for participants. This is a do-at-your-own-risk, training suggestion.
All participants are required to have filled out the new COVID19 waiver and thank you to the club members who have already done so. If you haven't yet done it, here is the link https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?
On the morning of the event you must fill out the "Declaration of Health form" and bring a printed copy of it with you to the event. If you are sick - do not come to the event.
To help with social distancing and minimize group size, Orienteering Canada guidelines also recommend not socializing at the event site before or after you have done your course. Please review the linked documents for further guidance from Orienteering Canada.
To provide an opportunity to socialize after you have run your course we are planning to have a Zoom session on Sunday August 16th in the evening, where you can discuss your route choices, routes and splits (or self timed splits (if you do them)). Tentative start time 7:00 pm. A link to the Zoom session will be sent to registered participants.
Further event details will be sent in the week prior. Looking forward to seeing you all out in the forest!
Events focusing on development of Athletes
Longtraditional orienteering course to practice forest orienteering skills
Shorttraditional orienteering course - same technical difficulty as the long but shorter and less physically demanding
Training Exercisesideal for those new to forest orienteering or intermediates who would like to work at developing their forest orienteering skills through a selection of focused training exercises