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Check out Emily Kemp’s thoughts on her favourite courses of the past year....
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Many orienteers cross-country ski as well. Last year we were very happy to see the snow-making project successfully implemented at Confederation Park. Great news this year that we’ll see snow making at Shaganappi too! Thanks to Foothills Nordic Ski Club and Calgary Ski Club for all the volunteer hours to make this happen.
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Awesome AOA retreat at Deer Valley Meadows! Thanks Bogi and all the volunteers for the great event:) We learned and accomplished lots and had a fun time socializing and orienteering!
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Heading to Vancouver? Here’s a cool event.....
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Lots of spooky things were at North Glenmore Park Saturday! 350 people out to this year’s Spook-O. Awesome!
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Welcome

Foothills Orienteering (FWOC) has a strong history of orienteering in the Calgary area for over 30 years. We organize races and training throughout the year, and have programs for youth and adults. Stay informed of all our events by signing up for FWOC news email.

Volunteers

All FWOC events are hosted by volunteers! Volunteers organize, plan the courses, man the registration table, help with timing / results, and set out and pick up controls. There is a job for every level of orienteering experience! Don't be shy. We NEED your help! Choose the event location that suits you and sign up now: Sunday Fall Sprint Series Volunteer

For Event Organizers - Club Equipment Inventory

For Wednesday Organizers - Volunteers/Event Organizing Tools and Info

Try an Event

Our Fall Series is back. Find out more information here.

Heard about orienteering but not really sure what it involves? Check out the fun - try orienteering this Wednesday night! Our next regular Wednesday events run March to September. See you there!

Junior Program

SOGO Adventure Running is FWOC's youth program for kids aged 2 - 18. Programs run in the spring and fall. They run for 10 weeks and are offered in several locations in Calgary. Visit the SOGO website for more information and to register.

Beginner Programs

For first time beginners we offer an Intro to Orienteering clinic, an active 90 minute taste of the sport. Once you have this under your belt, continue with the Navigation 101 course.

Forest Training

For more experienced (intermediate and advanced) orienteers we offer a nine-week Forest Training program.

Participation and Competitive Development Policy

Designed to encourage club participation in orienteering races outside of the city, plus to support the top club athletes who are representing Canada internationally. Click here for full details.

Membership

Buy your 2017 memberships and season pass online.

  • Adult Membership (Born 1999 or earlier): $15
  • Youth Membership (Born 2000 to 2011): $5
  • Child (Born 2012 or later): $0

Wednesday night event fees:

  • $5/map
  • or purchase a Season Pass: $50 (all 16 Wednesday night events)

Bonus: Club membership includes membership in the Alberta Orienteering Association (AOA) too.


Jobs

Interested in working abroad? Here's a link to a program to coach in Australia.


Club Clothing

Foothills has a small stock of our newly designed clothing. You can view images, check inventory, and order clothing here