Virtual Orienteering in Thetis Lake Park:

From March 1 to March 31 we will be offering a virtual O event on the West side of Thetis Lake Park. Do this event at your leisure any day in the month of March. In order to participate you must join the club for the year 2021, sign a waiver and register at

Registration will open on March 1.Once you’ve registered you’ll receive codes to access the courses and links to download maps.

If you are not familiar with the process for Virtual Orienteering go to

Introduction to Virtual Orienteering

for a description

Date: any time from 9AM Mar 1st, 2021 until 5PM Mar 31st, 2021

Location: start and finish at the end of Bellamy Road - see below

Format: Point to point - you must visit all controls and in the correct order. Three courses:

Novice: 3.0km. Most controls on trail, a few close to trail but in obvious locations. Compass useful

Intermediate. 2.6km. Controls close to trail with navigation between controls mainly on trail. Compass required

Advanced 3.5km.Controls off trail with off trail route choices,


You can receive automatic results from MapRunF as soon as you finish your event. A complete set of results will be displayed here after the course has closed

Mapping notes - important

1. The map has recently been updated by Eric Kemp, a visitor from the Ottawa club. The downloadable PDF versions of the map will reflect these changes but it hasn't been possible to update the maps that will be shown on your phones. The controls, though, are in the same place. We recommend that you use the PDF version..

2. Only some signposts are shown on the map

3. All maps are scale 1:7,500 with 5m contours

Safety warning - also important

Remember that this is a more remote area than those used for events earlier this year. Be sure to let somebody know your plans - unlike regular events, organizers won't be keeping track of your safe return from the course



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