Due West interviews Robyn Rennie

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Robyn Rennie has been a central part of the Vancouver orienteering scene for decades, both as a fierce competitor and as an event organizer par excellence. If you have taken part in some of the Why Just Run weekend events, BC Championships or Canadian Championships that GVOC has hosted over the years, you will have […]

Is there an alternative to plastic map bags?

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By Alan Vyse, Sage Orienteering Club The map is the essential piece of our orienteering equipment, the only piece we really need. And since we compete in all types of weather, the map has to be foldable and readable under all possible conditions. A sad, torn, soggy, mud stained, blood stained and possibly tear stained […]

BC Champions from 2014-2019

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The provincial orienteering Championships (BCOC) are a ‘closed’ competition, which means that only those competitors who have resided in BC for at least six months can be declared the Champion in their age category. Even if you were beaten in your race by one of those pesky Albertans or Americans, you can still qualify as […]

AGM Notification

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Every Society registered in BC (such as The Orienteering Association of BC) is required to hold an Annual General Meeting, where the financial state and accomplishments of the organization are quickly reviewed, and an election of new Directors is held. All members of OBC are able to participate and vote, if they register for either […]

Due West interviews Jim Webster

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Jim Webster has been a stalwart of orienteering in western Canada for decades, as a keen competitor, event organizer and, particularly, as a recruiter of both new participants and event volunteers. If anyone warrants the description of “eminence grise” (defined in Wikipedia as “a powerful decision-maker or adviser who operates “behind the scenes”, or in […]

Due West interviews John Rance

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John Rance has been a long-standing part of the orienteering scene in BC, where he has made his mark both as a keen competitor and as a highly respected course planner and instructor of officials clinics. He served as President of Orienteering BC for more years than he cares to remember, and will usually be […]

On-line Route Choice Game

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Sprint orienteering is a sport of seconds, and success demands lightning-quick decision-making. Here is one way to hone that skill from the comfort of your living room. Route Choice Game is a free Finnish on-line game that you can use to practice identifying the shortest route choice, as quickly as possible, in sprint O. You […]

Did you know?

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Faster than a speeding bullet? Sprint orienteering is a version of our sport that requires high speed running and lightning-quick decision-making, and today’s running speeds can apparently (almost) outstrip the newest SI timing technology. At a recent international competition, one runner who finished was found to have missed a control that was located only a […]

Due West Interviews Alan Vyse

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In 2004, Due West interviewed Alan Vyse, who had just become the new president of the SAGE orienteering club. Many of you will have had the pleasure of working with Alan over the years, and enjoying the fine maps and competitions he has contributed to. Alan is still very active, and his ‘back story’ is […]