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 […]

Looking for Gold in the Yukon (Part 2)

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Despite the remote location, COC/NAOC2018 was an especially large event, by Canadian standards, with >550 orienteers participating in one or both championships. The Yukon also has durable appeal as a tourist destination, both for Canucks and for the international community, so it is perhaps not surprising that orienteers from >20 different countries decided that this […]

Looking for Gold in the Yukon (Part 1)

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In August, 2018, the annual Canadian Orienteering Championships (COC) and the biennial North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC) were co-hosted as back-to-back events by the Yukon Orienteering Association. The Yukoners took sole responsibility for the NAOC organization, and also provided logistical support for the COC; the COC officials (event director, course planners, controllers, start chief, etc.) […]

Due West Archives

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The Due West newsletters were an Orienteering Association of BC produced newsletter than ran for a couple of years in the early 2000s. They have been restarted in an electronic format in early 2019. February 2002 June 2002 January 2003 March 2003 June 2003 February 2004