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

2018 Planning Calendar of major events.
See also:  the National Events database.

EOOC 2018 Events
Registration for Wednesday city park events is from 6:30 – 7:30pm

Wed April 25 – 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
Choice of short/easy course about 3km, medium about 4km and a long course about 6km. Check back in no later than 8:45pm.

Wed May 2 – Whitemud North – access north off Fox Drive onto Keillor Road. Just after the amenities (washrooms) building on the right hand side of the road, turn left into the parking lot.  Location map

Sunday May 6 – forest event at J J Collett Natural Area, near Morningside (one hour’s drive south of the city limits).  Details   Location map

Wed May 9 – Capilano Park, on the south side of the river at the end of 50th Street. The park shelter has a small indoor area with washrooms, and a larger outdoor space with just a roof. Location map

Wed May 16 – Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area   Details    Location map

Saturday May 19 to Sunday May 27 is NATIONAL ORIENTEERING WEEK
Wed May 23WORLD ORIENTEERING DAYKinsmen 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.  If the parking lot is full, parking is allowed along the side of the road you drove in on or in the main parking lot. Location map

Wed May 30 – city park event

Fri – Sun May 25-27 – Alberta Orienteering skills camp for ALL ages & ALL skill levels, organised by FWOC and the AOA, Bragg Creek area (west of Calgary). Pre-registration required – NOW OPEN.

Wed June 6 – city park event

Wed June 13 – city park event. This event has been designated a fund-raiser for Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program (event income + personal donations)

and so on

 

Sat/Sun 22/23 September (tentative) – Alberta Orienteering Championships and Recreational Orienteering hosted by EOOC.

November 2-4 AOA retreat

Friday November 9 Annual General Meeting and pot-luck social

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2017 events for reference:
Wed April 19th  – Queen Elizabeth Park
Wed May 3rd – Hawrelak Park

Wed May 10th – Capilano Park.  Location map
Saturday, May 13th – Morningside FOREST EVENT at the J J Collett natural area Details|Results

Wed May 17th – Kinsmen Park Location map
Wed May 24th – WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY –  Gold Bar Park   Location map
Fri May 26 to Sun May 28 – weekend skills development camp for all levels and all ages (5-89),   Details
Sunday May 28 – out-of-town forest event at Cooking Lake / Blackfoot PRA. Details Location map Results
Wed May 31  – Blackfoot Recreation Area Details  Location map Results
Wed June 7th – Rundle Park Location map
Saturday, June 10th – FOREST EVENT – Dalmuir  Details Results
Wed June 14th – Whitemud North  Location map
Wed June 21st – Argyll Velodrome  Location map

Wed June 28th – Goldstick Park –  north off 101 Avenue at 44 Street.  Location map
Wed July 5th – Hermitage Park  Location map
Wed July 12th – Mill Creek Ravine at Maurice Lavallee School 88 Avenue/95 Street.  Location map
Wed July 19th – Capilano Park –  Location map

Wed July 26th – Terwillegar Park – west end of Rabbit Hill Road.   Location map
Wed, August 2nd – Forest Heights at McNally School Location Map
Saturday, August 19th- FOREST EVENT – Smoky Lake / White Earth Details and Location  Results
Wed August 23rd – Rundle Park 

Wed August 30th – Whitemud South
Wed September 6th – Terwillegar Park – west end of Rabbit Hill Road.   Location map
Wed September 13th – Coronation Park Location map
Wed September 20th – Mill Creek Ravine at Argyll Velodrome Location map
Saturday, October 14th – FOREST EVENT Redwater Natural Area: various courses, from beginner thru advanced, including a Goat (extra long).  Details  RESULTS
Wed April 18 – 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.   Details   Location map.

 

 

 

 

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