It's finally spring! Time to get active outside:) Consider joining us at the Introduction to Orienteering Clinic tomorrow at Confederation Park - a two hour session in the morning.
Lovely day for a run in the forest! Snow added to the challenge of contour training on the Mt Laurie map. Snow free ridges proved popular as route choices today.
Hello FWOC members! A note about the Prairie Opener Orienteering event coming up at Rumsey, Alberta on Sat. April 28, 2018. Course planner Michael Svoboda, Event Director Robert Svoboda and Controller Don Bayly have been working on a variety of courses of different lengths and ability levels. There will be something for everyone! All event information can be found at the following website: . This is truly a unique area of Alberta and as orienteers, we are very fortunate to be able to run on this area of preserved, uncultivated, native prairie grasslands! For all of you “speedsters”, this map offers some of the fastest, yet technically challenging orienteering around! It is well worth the 2 hour drive to the Rumsey area! Now, with our late “spring” there is presently still snow out on the map. Our course planning crew will be heading out to the map on April 21 to determine if conditions are appropriate for holding the event on the following weekend. Please check out the website listed above for further event information and registration. Typically this area becomes “snow free” earlier than our other forest maps in the Calgary area, so fingers crossed!
Hey Cochrane folks.....
SOGO Adventure Running - our club's junior program - get's underway this week. Over 550 kids are signed up - and there's still room for more. If you know any kids who's parents would love to see them outside and active and having fun in the outdoors, send them to


Foothills Orienteering (FWOC) has a strong history of orienteering in the Calgary area for over 30 years. Our club organizes orienteering races and training throughout the year, and we have programs for 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.


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

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:

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.


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Forest Training

For all club members, from novice to experienced, we offer eight spring forest training sessions in the Forest Training program.


Buy your 2018 memberships and season pass online.

  • Adult Membership (Born 1997 or earlier): $20
  • Youth Membership (Born 1998 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.


2018 Forest Training Coach

2018 Beginner Adult Coach

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