Foothills Orienteering (Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club or FWOC) has been providing orienteering opportunities in the Calgary area for over 30 years. Our club organizes orienteering races and training throughout the year, and we have programs for children, youth and adults. Stay informed of all our events by signing up for FWOC news email.
Heard about orienteering but not really sure what it involves? We are happy to introduce our sport to Calgarians who would like to try orienteering. There are a few options: check out our 90 minute Intro to Orienteering clinics, register for the 5-week Navigation 101 program or just come to a Wednesday evening event. Our regular Wednesday events run April to September. We usually have a veteran on hand to explain the sport at each event. Let registration know and they will point you to the right person. Check out the resources tab for more information.
Here is the Event Organizers Spreadsheet
Feel free to select a map and add your name as an event organizer. Any questions or comments contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Event Organizers - Club Equipment Inventory
For Wednesday Organizers - Volunteers/Event Organizing Tools and Info
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.
To volunteer, please add your name to the specific event site that you are interested in volunteering for. Thank you for your support!
SOGO Adventure Running is FWOC's children and 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.
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For club members, intermediate to experienced, we offer 4 spring forest training sessions and two summer sessions in the Forest Training program.
Personal Orienteering Coaching
POC offers a one hour session with a veteran orienteer / coach to intermediate orienteers who would like to hone their orienteering techniques.
- Adult Membership (Born 1998 or earlier): $30
- Youth Membership (Born 1999 to 2013): $7.50
- Child (Born 2014 or later): $0
Wednesday night event fees:
- or purchase a Season Pass: $55 (all 16 Wednesday night events)
Bonus: Club membership includes membership in the Alberta Orienteering Association (AOA) too.
SOGO Jobs: The Junior program for FWOC, SOGO, is hiring! The details are on their SOGO specific website.
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.
Foothills has a small stock of our newly designed clothing. You can view images, check inventory, and order clothing here