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Congratulations to Marion (1st, F65) and Emma (2nd, F21E) who are competing in a week of orienteering including O-Fest 2019 in Ottawa. Staying true to our nickname: Fast Women of Calgary! Nice work, ladies.
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Awesome weekend out on the map at Sandy McNabb for the 2019 Alberta Orienteering Championships! Congratulations to all the athletes and medal winners. Check out the results on the website: 2019albertaorienteeringchamps.weebly.com. Kudos to the organizers for a job well done! Thank you to all the volunteers - for making the AOCs, 2019 edition a great success!
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Terrific day out on the map doing some relocation training just before the 2019 AB Champs. Managed to be rain-free if not dry! Gorgeous day for orienteering:) Last day to register for the Champs! Join us next weekend for some fun.
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Orienteering last night at Nose Hill with the Calgary Road Runners. Thanks for coming out!
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The 2019 Alberta Champs is less than two weeks away! Sunday June 23 is the last day of registration. Sign up now! Come out and run on the beautiful Sandy McNabb map on June 29 & 30. The 2019 AOC Information Bulletin is now published and on the website. Those of you already registered for the Alberta Champs should have received a copy in your email. For those that haven't registered, why not? It is going to be terrific fun. And you could be the next Alberta Champ! Photos below show some of the M14 and F16 champs from 2012 Club Champs on the same map:)
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Welcome

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.

Newcomers

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.

Volunteers

Event Organizers

Here is the Event Organizers Spreadsheet

Event Organizer Worksheet.xlsx

Feel free to select a map and add your name as an event organizer. Any questions or comments contact bob@networkalliance.ca

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!

Junior Program

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.

Newsletters

Catch up with all the club news and subscribe to future email newsletters.

Adult Training

Forest Training

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.

Membership

Buy your 2019 membership and season pass online.

  • 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:

  • $5/map
  • or purchase a Season Pass: $55 (all 16 Wednesday night events)

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

Jobs

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.

Club Clothing

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