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 May 22 –  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.  Location map

Friday May 24 – Sunday May 26 EOOC is hosting the Alberta Orienteering Skills Camp (for all ages and abilities). Details Registration closed.

Sunday May 26 – forest B event at Blackfoot PRA Details Location map

Wed May 29 –  Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, 20km east of Sherwood Park. Same fees, same times, same choice of courses as other Wednesday events (but NOT the same courses as Sunday!)   Details    Location map

Wed June 5 –  This event has been designated as a fundraiser for Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program (event fees and personal donations).  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 –  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 June 15  Forest B event at Tiger Lily.

Wed June 19 – 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

Wed June 26 – 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

[Monday July 1- Canada Day]

Wed July 3 – 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 also park in Kinsmen Park and walk back along the trail by the river.

Sat and Sun July 13/14 Forest event near Smoky Lake. Same course both days – pick one day (or come both for the single price)!

August 3 & 4 (Saturday and Sunday) EOOC’s Casino Fundraiser – volunteers wanted!
[Monday August 5 – Heritage Day]

[Monday September 2: Labour Day]

Sat September 21:  40 – 40 -40

Sat 28  September – forest event Redwater Natural Area

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previous events for reference:
Wed April 17 – 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
Wed April 24 – Rundle Park – access off 118 Avenue at Abbottsfield Road, or 113 Avenue near 30 Street. Registration will be on the south side of the ACT building at the south end of the map.   Location map
Wed May 1 –  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  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.  Location map
Wed May 8 –  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 15
WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY–  – 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.   Location map

 

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