6:15 pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
6:30 pm Starts
8:00 pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
Courses A great sprint map (1:4000 scale) with lots of open areas and lighting from nearby fields. Sign up to do one or two loops (point to point courses). Beginners should sign up to do one loop. The map has a number of controls on fences, so you will want to check your control descriptions. Separate control descriptions will be available. Bonus points for those spotting (counting) the "Trans Canada Trail" signs near a few of the controls.
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: Start in the covered entrance area to the Kensington Park Outdoor Pool (North side of pool). There is a Parking Lot adjacent to the pool. Good bus service along Hastings Street.
Post-Event Dining White Spot located at south-east corner of Hastings Street and Kensington Avenue. About 100 metres north-east of start.
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: $20 / under 20: $10 / family maximum: $40). We now accept credit and debit cards (preferred). Contact membership team for other payment options.
2020 online waiver and membership form
Please complete before your first event!
One Loop2.7 Kilometer loop suitable for Beginners or those wanting a shorter walk/run