Organizer: Linda Hildebrandt (Organizer)
Map: Juan de Fuca
ORIENTEERING SKILLS - BASIC
UPDATE (13 APRIL) - DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS TO RUN THIS SESSION, UNFORTUNATELY THIS SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED. ALL EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO SELECT ANOTHER DATE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THANKS -
IMPORTANT - Still looking for more potential participants. Need at least 10 confirmed for this session to go.
Always wanted to learn how to navigate with a map? Interested in orienteering and looking for a way to get started? Then this beginner training session is for you!
Time: 12:45 - 3:00 pm. Please arrive by 12:45 pm to complete your membership forms and receive your instruction package. Instruction will begin promptly at 1:00 pm.
Location: We will meet at the north-east end of the parking lot by the Juan de Fuca Library at 1759 Island Hwy. Look for an orange and white flag to designate the meeting place.
ORIENTEERING SKILLS - BASIC
This session is suited for those new to the sport who would like to learn basic skills in order to participate in club events. This 2-3 hr session will include:
- An introduction to the sport of orienteering (equipment, rules, course categories etc)
- How to interpret an orienteering map (colours, symbols, etc)
- How to orient a map
- How to visualize and identify object in the terrain using an orienteering map
- Basic route choice strategy
This session will include several practical exercises to introduce new participants to map reading, navigation and simple route choice. Participants are encouraged to follow-up their training by attending a Victoria Orienteering club event. Our next event is a Score-O Event at Royal Roads on 22 April. Note: all Victoria Orienteering Club events will provide some quick beginner instructions at the start of each event. Beginners, regardless of experience level, are always welcome at our events. This session is intended to provide you with a more thorough overview and practice session before participating in an organized club event in a fun and engaging skills training session. This session is aimed at adults and mature juniors.
Registration: IMPORTANT: Attendance at this training event is by pre-registration only! No drop-ins please. Participation may be limited to allow for a good instructor to student ratio. Please sign up here, and email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to guarantee your spot. Those who already expressed interest in Orienteering Skills - Basic training will be contacted via email to confirm availability.
Cost: $15 per person (cash please)
Details: Participants must become members of the Victoria Orienteering Club for insurance purposes. Cost includes free membership for 2017 for all first time participants. All parts of this session will take place outside. Please dress for the outdoors and the prevailing weather. If the weather is particularly nasty, please check this webpage before heading out to make sure this session will still go ahead.
Max Participation: 20 Persons. Please register early to avoid disappointment.