Events

Everyone, including newcomers and families, are welcome to any of the EOOC events listed. There will be a beginner instruction and a beginners’ course at every event, except as noted. Come dressed for the weather in old clothes. There is no need to let us know you are coming (unless you are bringing a group of 8 or more*) – Just pick an event and turn up!  *Large groups, let us know as early as possible by sending an email to the Events Coordinator.

The cost for non annual club members is: $10 per adult or per couple/family sharing a map (higher at forest events).

Wednesday evening events are a great place for beginners to learn the sport and for regulars to practice their skills. Short/easy, medium and long courses (loops) are available.

Register, get some beginner instruction, and start any time between 6:30 and 7:30 pm (earlier in September).

Weekend forest events include beginner, novice and intermediate, as well as technically advanced courses. A compass, SPORTident timing card and whistle are required for forest events; all can be borrowed at the event site. The times for the forest events are not standardized. Higher fees for forest events.

All EOOC events on this schedule go RAIN or SHINE

Schedule

See also:  the National Events database.
See also:  Planning calendar of events outside Edmonton
 

EOOC 2019 Events
Registration for Wednesday park events is on site from 6:30 – 7:30pm

Wed April 17 – (tentative) Hawrelak Park – west off Groat Road, south of the Groat Bridge. Registration will be in the main shelter, next to the lake, and near the main parking lot.  Special: no charge for the short/easy course (but waivers to be signed for ALL participants)    Location map

[April 21: Easter Sunday]

Wed April 24 – (tentative) Rundle Park – access off 118 Avenue at Abbottsfield Road, or 113 Avenue near 30 Street. Registration will be in or next to the Family Centre at the south end of the map.   Location map

Wed May 1 – (tentative) Whitemud North – access north off Fox Drive onto Keillor Road. Follow the road back under Fox Drive to the Alfred Savage Pavilion lobby and washrooms.  Location map

Sunday May 5 (tentative) forest event at J J Collett Natural Area, near Morningside (one hour’s drive south of the city limits). Choice of courses, including ones for beginners.  Details  Location map

Wed May 8 – (tentative) Kinsmen Park – access at the bottom of Walterdale Hill or Queen Elizabeth Park Road.  Once in the park, stay to the right and follow the road next to the river, until the parking lot just after the tennis courts. Location map

Wed May 15WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY– (tentative) – Terwillegar Park, west end of Rabbit Hill Road, off Terwillegar Drive. Please note: this park is an off-leash dog area, and also popular with mountain bicyclists. Special: free maps for kids; parents may share the map or purchase their own. Waivers to be signed for all participants.  Location map

[Monday May 20 – Victoria Day]

Wed May 22 – (tentative) Gold Bar Park – access off 50th Street (south of the river) at the equivalent of 110 Avenue.  Registration is usually in or close to the shelter.  Indoor washrooms and water fountain. Location map

Friday May 24 – Sunday May 26 EOOC is hosting the Alberta Orienteering Skills Camp (for all ages and abilities). Details
Sunday May 26 – forest B event at Blackfoot PRA Location map

Wed May 29 – (tentative) Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, 20km east of Sherwood Park. Same fees, same times, same choice of courses as other Wednesday events    Details    Location map

Wed June 5 – (tentative) Hawrelak Park Picnic Shelter #2 – west off Groat Road, south of the Groat Bridge. Drive about two thirds of the way round the one-way system to Picnic Shelter #2 (it’s the one next to the pedestrian bridge across the river.) Location map

Wed June 12 – (tentative) Whitemud South – access west off 119/122 Street, just south of the Whitemud Freeway, onto Rainbow Valley Road. Park in the lot just before going under the freeway.  Location map

Sat and/or Sun June 15/16 (tentative) Forest B event at Tiger Lily.

Wed June 19 – (tentative) Strathcona Science Park off 17 Street NW, south of the Yellowhead, or north of 101 Avenue. Once in the park, turn right to the ski chalet parking lot. Location map

Wed June 26 – (tentative) Laurier Park, south end of Buena Vista Road (near the zoo). Note: the Buena Vista park part of this map is an off-leash dog area. Location map

[Monday July 1- Canada Day]

Wed July 3 – (tentative)

Wed July 10 – (tentative)

Sat and/or Sun July 13/14 Forest event at Smoky Lake

Wed July 17 – (tentative)

Wed July 24 – (tentative)

Wed July 31 – (tentative)

August 3 & 4 (Saturday and Sunday) EOOC’s Casino Fundraiser – volunteers wanted!
Wed Aug 7 – (tentative)

Wed Aug 14 – (tentative)

Wed Aug 21 – (tentative)

Wed Aug 28 – (tentative)

[Monday September 2: Labour Day]

Wed Sept 4 – (tentative)

Wed Sept 11 – (tentative)

Wed Sept 18 – (tentative)

Sat 28  September – forest event Redwater Natural Area

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previous events for reference:
Wed May 9 – Capilano Park, on the south side of the river at the end of 50th Street. The park shelter has a large outdoor space with just a roof. Choice of short/easy, medium or long course.   Location map
Wed May 30 – Mill Creek Pool UPPER PARKING LOT – access off 82 Avenue, north onto 95A Street. The upper parking lot is the first one you come to as the road bends to the right.
Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program fundraiser. Location map
Wed July 4 – Hermitage Park – east end of Hermitage Road, off Victoria Trail, just north of the Yellowhead.  Location map
Wed July 11 – EAST side of Mill Creek at Ecole Maurice Lavallee – 88 Avenue / 95 Street. Parking in the school parking lot or on adjacent streets. Location map

Wed July 18 –

Sat/Sun July 21/22 Smoky Lake forest event on the White Earth map. Same courses each day – pick one, or come to both! Four courses offered: beginner/novice, intermediate, and two different lengths of technically advanced. Details   Location map

Wed Aug 1 – Forest Heights at McNally School parking lot, 84 Street / 105 Avenue Location map
Wed Aug 8 – Red Willow Park, St Albert – northeast of the intersection of Sturgeon Road with St Albert Trail. Meet in the small parking lot or park on nearby residential streets.
Wed Aug 15 – Queen Elizabeth Park -access on right-hand side of Queen Elizabeth Park Road (one-way, northbound). Try not to miss the turn (it’s a long way to get another try!). You could park in Kinsmen Park and walk back along the trail by the river
Wed Aug 22 – Argyll Park – 6950 – 88 Street, access off Argyll Park at 86 Street. Location map

Wed Aug 29 – Kinsmen Park – access at the bottom of Walterdale Hill or Queen Elizabeth Park Road (both one-way, northbound).  Once in the park, stay to the right and follow the road next to the river, until the parking lot just after the tennis courts. Location map

Wed Sept 12Coronation Park – the park entrance is where 114 Avenue meets 139 Street. In the park stay to the left. There are 51 angle parking spots on the left. Registration will be in the picnic shelter just before the old Queen Elizabeth Planetarium.  Location map
Wed Sept 19: Goldstick Park – off 101 Avenue, south on 44 Street into the park.

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