Organizers: Teresa (Event Director), Marion O (Controller)

Map: Paskapoo Slopes

Thank you to all the participants for taking part.

Thank you to all the volunteers: Marion, Christin, Marsha, Emma, Ian, Michael, Erin, Mauricio, Scott, Nicki, Robin, Ewan, Jane, Finley, Tori and Paul

Here is a link to results by Course

You don't need to drive to the mountains to see Fall colours! Just register for the FWOC Long event at Paskapoo on Sunday, October 8th! Registration closes Oct 5 at midnight.


  • Paskapoo Parking is the small lot off Piita Rise SW
  • Street parking on the east side of Piita Rise SW (adjacent)
  • Underground parking lot at Trinity Hills Shopping Mall (300m away)
  • Street parking on Na'a Drive SW (400+m)
  • Overground or Underground parking at Trinity Hill Tipi Plaza - Save on Foods, off Na'a Drive SW (1km)

Start will be approx 150m from the parking lot

Check-in/Finish will be at the parking lot

  • Check-in from 10:30am
  • Start from 11am to 1pm (start nearer to 11am if you want a longer time on course)(and we would appreciate if people could start earlier rather than later!)
  • Course closes 3pm

Facilities - there are no bathroom facilities at the event. Please plan ahead.


Please be courteous, watch out for and give way to other park users, especially look out for cyclists. We recommend full leg cover, and shoes with good traction

Weather forecast is for 25C on Sunday - bring plenty of water, there will be no water on-course

Course Notes - UPDATED course details on October 5

All courses will include significant climb. The dense trail network on the map means you will spend much of your time on trail. For Course 3 and up (especially Courses 4-6) careful route choice will be important to minimise climb. Although undergrowth is starting to thin, medium green areas on the map are generally best to avoid for any distance. We have done our best to update the map but as usual, there may be new trails not shown on the map. Indistinct trails are not all shown. The area is in full autumn splendour and the views are fabulous.

Course details are now fairly accurate and useful for your course selection. (classes in brackets)

  • Course 1 Beginner (child <11yrs, Open any age)
    Technical Difficulty 1 (TD1), 2km, 60m climb, all controls on trails, controls at all decision points (eg trail junctions)
  • Course 2 Novice (11-12, 13-14 Short, Open any age, Family)
    TD2, 2.5km, 75m climb, controls on or adjacent to trails distinct handrails, up to 2 decision points between controls, no route choice problems
  • Course 3 Intermediate (13-14, 15-16 Short, Open any age)
    TD3 3.1km, 165m climb, controls may be off trail but close to trails or distinct handrails, route choice - possibly with off-trail vs. safer on-trail options. Similar to the Intermediate course on Wednesdays
  • Course 4 Advanced (15-16, Sport any age)
    4.5km, 245m climb. Lots of route choice but technically a bit easier than "Expert"
  • Course 5 Expert Short (Masters)
    4.3km 190m climb, Most technically challenging. Lots of route choice.
  • Course 6 Expert Long (Elite, 17-20)
    6.6km 295m climb, most physically and technically challenging. Lots of route choice

General Club Champs Info

FWOC is hosting its biennial club champs this year in October; it will be a two-event Championships with the Middle Distance Event at Fish Creek Park (Saturday, October 7) and the Long Distance Event at Paskapoo Slopes (Sunday, October 8). Details about the courses, including distances, will be on their respective webpages.

You can choose to participate in both events or just one. Each event will cost $10 / adult or you can get the package for $15. Children / youth will only cost $5 / event but get no package discount.

In championship events, the courses are configured slightly differently than a regular WEO to enable all ages to have a chance to win.

First, there will be six courses for each event: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert Masters and Expert Elite. They increase in difficulty with both distance and complexity of control locations (technicality).

  • Beginner is intended for young children (under 11) who want to run on their own.
  • Novice is similar to the easy course on a Wednesday night. It is suitable for experienced 11-12 years old orienteers to run on their own, families or new adult orienteers.
  • Intermediate is similar to Intermediate at the Wednesday night events, suitable for experienced 13-14 year old orienteers or adults with only 1 -2 years experience in orienteering.
  • Advanced is similar to advanced at the Wednesday night events; it will be physically challenging and technical (but not as technical as Expert). It is suitable for experienced 15-16 year old orienteers and adults with a couple of years of experience under their belt.
  • Expert Masters is aimed at older experienced orienteers who would normally run their age class in the COCs (e.g. M/F35+ and older). It will be technically challenging.
  • Expert Elite is intended for experienced orienteers (17+) who would run their age-class at the Canadians. It will be technically challenging and long, aimed at M/F 17-20, M/F 21-34, and anyone who wants to take on this course. Note: 17-20 year-olds will run the same course as 21+ but they will be competing against orienteers of the same age range to win.

Secondly, there are options for new orienteers and those who consider themselves medium-core! You can enjoy the opportunities to orienteer in October without the stress of competing seriously. There are open and short categories for some of these courses:) Participants should select their course based on their age, comfort and level of experience. The Club Championships are open to anyone, but only current members of FWOC will be eligible for awards. Everyone will be eligible for the draw prizes!



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