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Organizers: Aaron Lee (Event Director), Joanne Woods (Membership), Adam Woods (Controller)

Map: Vanier Park


It's the 2nd event of 2020! If you haven't done so already, please register at to fill in your waiver and sign up/renew your GVOC membership. Finish your registration before arriving at Vanier Park to help out our Membership team. Thanks!

For this week's WET, we have Dogbones! For those who may be unfamiliar, dogbones are Score-O format courses with a twist. "Dogbones" are scattered around the map and can be visited in any order. All the controls are found in pairs in these "dogbones" (e.g. Control 3A and 3B). When one visits a control in a dogbone, they must visit its partner before they can visit other controls on the course. This makes route choices more interesting with more factors to consider.


6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30 pm Starts

8:00 pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.


Two courses are on the menu tonight. The point-to-point course is a simple 3km course that takes you along the beach and through Vanier Park. It is an easy course for people who are new to orienteering or who want a light jog in the park. The Dogbones course is an exciting 5 to 6km run that explores the entire Vanier Park map. It is riddled with route choices and many ways to go about finishing the course. It is up to you to choose the fastest path.

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:

The start is located at the undercover area by the Kitsilano Boathouse restaurant. There is pay parking south of the tennis courts and there is street parking in the surrounding neighbourhood.

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.



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