Organizer: Karen Martino (Event Director)

Map: Edworthy Park

What?

Learn more technical skills in the sport of Orienteering in a local city park.

  • A 5 week program, one hour per week outdoor & active sessions.
  • Led by Foothills Orienteering’s internationally experienced orienteers.

You can expect to come away with:

  • Muddy shoes and a grin on your face!
  • Learning to run with a map!
  • Better navigation skills.
  • A new life-long activity to share with friends and family.

When?

This program is being offered Mondays, starting June 18, 2018: 6:15 - 7:30PM

For whom?

These programs are for adults, regardless of fitness or experience who have completed Navigation 101 or have orienteered a little in the past and have a basic understanding of orienteering.

We think everyone should try this program and especially, if you:

  • Tried the sport and would like to get better / faster;
  • Enjoy running and like the added challenge of having to fin checkpoints on a map;
  • Don't enjoy maps but want to learn to read them better (5 Reasons Why We Should Still Read Maps);
  • Love being outdoors in a park or in the woods.

Children under the age of 15 are encouraged to join our SOGO Adventure Running program which runs in the Spring (early April to mid-June) and in the Fall in various locations around Calgary - or if they have a friend in SOGO, they could ask about participating in the SOGO 'bring a friend' day in May.

Where?

Edworthy Park (see map below)

What should I bring?

The program is outside and it is active; you can choose to walk or run the courses. You can expect to be on and off trails. Wear something comfortable that you don't mind getting a little dirty and don't mind if it gets snagged! If it's wet outside, you might want to consider a change of shoes and socks. A compass is optional but not required and you can borrow one. Wear clothes suitable for the weather as we only stop for lightening! Bring something to drink and a snack. Bring something warm to wear at the end of the session.

Why should I sign up?

You should sign up for one of these programs for the following reasons:

  • It will introduce you to a great new community of active outdoorsy people.
  • It will start you on a lifetime of adventure.
  • It is a fun way to spend 5 evenings, exploring one of Calgary’s parks from a different perspective.

How do I sign up?

Cost: $70.00

If you have any questions about registration or any other aspect of these clinics, please contact Marsha at secretary@orienteeringcalgary.ca.


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