Yes, you can still orienteer! On your own or with family in your neighbourhood or a park near you.
FWOC will be posting / promoting orienteering activities you can do on your own or with your immediate family. As restrictions in Calgary are lifted or revised, the activities will broaden or change.
Important Safety Precautions: You are responsible for assessing risks and managing your safety. Ensure that you are properly trained and aware of the risks before embarking on any unsupervised orienteering activity. Always carry a whistle, a communication device, go with a "buddy" but keep physically distancing, and obey all government and local regulations. Note that any maps on our site may be out-of-date and may not have been recently field-checked. New hazards may exist that are not shown on the map. If you have any concerns about the safety of an area, please let us know and do not go out on the course or map.
Activity #1 - Neighbourhood Map and Course
Create a (pseudo) orienteering map and course in your neighbourhood! Neighbourhood Map & Course Creation 2020.pdf Note: You can choose to create a course for a friend in his or her neighborhood and exchange maps to make it more challenging!
Activity #2 - Contour Identification
Colour the "contours only" map to increase your understanding of contours. Detailed information is attached: Contours There are two maps to choose from: 2020 Sandy McNabb contours.pdf or Moose Creek contours only.pdf
Learn about MapRunF
MapRunF is a GPS-Orienteering app that accommodates both iPhone and android phones. Their website is very helpful if you would like to try gps orienteering. Other resources to learn about MapRunF include the Scottish Orienteering Association who hosted a video workshop on how to use MapRunF. They created 3 videos from workshop and have shared those videos with FWOC. While they are not professionally made videos, they are very informative. Check them out to learn more about MapRunF:
MapRunF - Basic Functions:- https://youtu.be/
MapRunF - Creating KMZ Map Files:- https://youtu.be/
MapRunF - Creating KML Course Files:- https://youtu.be/
If you are interested in creating a MapRunF course for the club, we also have a pdf document from Victoria Orienteering.