This Saturday's event was a big success. Over 80 participants young and old enjoyed a fine day of orienteering on the UVIC Campus and surrounding area. The Cadet Championships were well attended by almost 40 cadets from six cadet units from Victoria and Comox. A very close competition ended with a new champion team from 2136 Canadian Scottish Regiment Cadet Corps, who claimed the Vancouver Island Zone Trophy from the past reigning champions, the 2483 PPCLI Cadet Corps. The 2483 PPCLI Cadet Corps Team placed a very close second overall, and the team from 848 Royal Roads Air Cadet Squadron placed a respectable third. It was exciting to see so many enthusiastic youth participating in the orienteering competition and note their increasing skill level.
The cadets took first place finishes in C-1, C-2 and C-3. C-4 enjoyed an exciting competition with Magnus Johansson taking first place, followed by John Downey in second, and Scott Sheldrake in third. Amongst the many participants, we would also like to acknowledge Sam, who celebrated his fifth birthday by participating in C-1 with his many friends. After all, orienteering is a sport intended for all age groups!
Special thanks to Scott Sheldrake for all his extraordinary help in registering and setting up the Sport Ident results and John Downey for jumping in and running registration for the many participants.
Marie Burgess (Event Director) and Linda Hildebrandt (Course Planner)
This event is a B-event and will include four courses to appeal to all levels of orienteers. The UVIC Campus provides both a mix of intricate urban terrain offering interesting route choices and wilderness terrain located near the edge of the campus including Mystic Vale.
This event is open to all club members and will include a special category for junior/cadet participants, who will be participating the Cadet Orienteering Championships. New members are welcome. First time participants, receive a free membership. We will be using the Sport-Ident Timing System. The terrain is generally easy and beginner friendly.
Registration: Registration will be located near the McKinnon Gym. Registration will commence between 1230 to 1:30 pm. First starts beginning at 1:00 pm.
Course Closure: 3:30 pm. All competitors must report to the Finish.
Parking: Park in the lot next to the McKinnon Gym. Please note that since it is Saturday, pay parking is in effect.
Cost: $5 for Juniors (19 and under), $8 for Adults $2 for Sport Ident rental
Bring: Whistle (mandatory), Compass (optional but recommended for all courses) Compasses may be rented $2, deposit will be required.
Beginners/Newcomers are always welcome. Please identify yourself at registration and we will provide you some instruction before you take part in the event.