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This Sunday - Orienteering at Aylard Farm - The perfect Father's Day activity for everyone! Full details and registration at https://vico.whyjustrun.ca/events/view/3020
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2-day Orienteering event on Newcastle Island (near Nanaimo) oganized by Greater Vancouver Orienteering (GVOC) - Full details and registration at https://vico.whyjustrun.ca/
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Share this video with your non-orienteering friends - from the New York Times - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3TLmTNOb5E
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HI all Canadians involved in junior orienteering activities… This is a friendly reminder that the early bird fee deadline for this year’s Sass Peepre Camp is May 31 – that’s next Wednesday. Initial info is attached and also on the COC website here: http://www.ottawaoc.ca/OFest/index.php/general-info#sass and on Orienteering Canada’s junior webpage here: http://www.orienteering.ca/2017/03/2017-sass-peepre-national-junior-training-camp/ Registration is online: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=14866&lan=1&cartlevel=1 (in either English or French!) Details will be emailed to all registered participants in late June. Volunteers are welcome! Note that we do NOT need cooks this year, as the meals will be catered.
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Our friends from Greater Vancouver Orienteering (GVOC) have an upcoming coaching workshop at UBC in Vancouver June 14th - 50% covered by the club - please spread the word: NCCP Competitive-Introduction Coach Certification workshop: Analyze Performance and Support the Competitive Experience When: June 14, 2017 Where: Vancouver (UBC campus) Cost: This workshop is sponsored by Orienteering BC, and facilitated by GVOC. The estimated cost of the workshop is $60 but orienteers belonging to BC clubs will receive a subsidy of at least 50%, depending on the actual workshop room rental, instruction material costs, and other expenses. Attendees must bring a laptop or a tablet to the workshop. Background: This will be the first B.C. workshop in Orienteering Canada's new Competitive Coach certification program, aligned with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) of the Coaching Association of Canada. The NCCP is a world leader in coach education, and is currently the largest adult continuing education program in Canada. The NCCP program gives coaches the confidence to succeed, and is designed and delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations. Sports offering NCCP-accredited workshops, including orienteering, have followed a stringent development process of their coaching materials under the guidance of the Coaching Association of Canada. Why: Our provincial funders are very keen on the OBC-supported coaching efforts, and on continuing to grow our base of junior orienteers. They ask that OBC supply them annually with the number of O athletes and coaches in the province, as well as their year of birth. The OAK (Vancouver) and KOC (Kimberley/Cranbrook) junior development programs are already doing a great job of attracting the 8-12 year-old group. However, when the youngsters outgrow these junior training programs, they need more expert coaching, and this new Comp-Intro workshop will start to address that need. Coaching certification is also an important element in our provincial recruitment efforts, since parents of young athletes are becoming more aware of the NCCP coaching certification process. They like the idea that they can go to the NCCP coaching website to confirm the coaching credentials of the person coaching their child. As an example, go to https://thelocker.coach.ca/access/account/public, and fill in 6089325 in the NCCP# box and Ellis in the Last Name box to see the public information available to parents who have been given this access. Who: The June 17 Comp-Intro workshop has already attracted registrants from Calgary (2), Salmon Arm (3) as well as all the current OAK coaches living in Vancouver (the maximum number of places will be 30). The workshop is being led by Bill Anderson (NCCP Learning Facilitator and Curriculum Developer), with facilitation by Brent Langbaak (Orienteering Canada High Performance Director), and Marg Ellis (High Performance Regional Coach/2017 World Games Coach/Manager). There will be both classroom and outdoor sessions. Prospective Competition-Introduction (Comp-Intro) Coaches are expected to be experienced orienteers who wish to further develop their coaching skills. There are currently two NCCP coaching streams in orienteering: the Community Coaching stream and the Competitive Coaching stream, but you do not have to be a certified Community Coach to become a certified Competition Coach. Trained Orienteering Community Coaches are encouraged to attend, as are NCCP Competition coaches from other sports. Orienteering Canada has aligned the curriculum for the training of Comp-Intro coaches with the needs of young athletes in the 'Train to Train' stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) (typically aged 13-16 years). The purpose of this workshop is to introduce prospective or current orienteering coaches to the Analyze Performance (AP) model for training athletes, and to clarify the coach's responsibilities for Supporting the Competitive Experience (SCE) of an athlete. Note that if you are considering eventually becoming certified as a Competition-Introduction coach, you will be required to also take three other NCCP courses: 'Planning a Practice', 'Teaching and Learning' and 'Make Ethical Decisions', either before or after this Comp-Intro workshop. Those courses are offered regularly in BC through Via Sport.
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Welcome to the Victoria Orienteering Club

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure activity involving navigation by map and a compass. It is enjoyed as a recreational activity or a challenging competitive sport.
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The best way to get started is to just come out to any of the events. If you arrive a few minutes before the starting time, we will give you a brief introduction and then you can give it a try. It's easy to learn and a lot of fun. Fees are: $8 adult or $5 youth per map.  All participants must become club members for $5 per year.  Memberships are free for any first-time participants.

For more information about orienteering, see our Orienteering Links  page.

Interested in Orienteering Training?  Please visit our Orienteering Training page for more details.

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