2015 Maritime Orienteering Festival
Including the Canadian Orienteering Championships
June 2015 Email Update to registrants to date
Thanks for registering for the 2015 Maritime Orienteering Festival. Our planning is going well and we are looking forward to seeing you in August. We are sending this email to give you a few updates and help you with your planning.
SASS PEEPRE NATIONAL JUNIOR TRAINING CAMP
June 30 is next registration deadline.
The annual Sass Peepre National Junior Orienteering Training Camp will be from August 17 - 19. Take advantage of the Early Bird rate - register your kids by June 30. Regular fees are in effect from July 1 until the final reg deadline of Aug 15.
More info: www.coc2015.ca/sass-peepre-junior-camp.html
The Sass Peepre Camp (SPC) is intended for orienteers aged 11-20 and all levels of experience from beginner to advanced. Beginners should have tried at least a few orienteering events before. This year the camp will run out of the Broadleaf Guest Ranch, 10 minutes from Hopewell Rocks. SPC 2015 is a great opportunity for young orienteers to connect with their peers from across Canada and the US while enjoying some terrific training.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
We are a small organizing committee and organizing the Canadian Orienteering Championships is a big job. If you are able to volunteer in some capacity during the Maritime O Festival, we would be most grateful. Even volunteering just one day is a-ok. And yes you can still run your race. We are looking for people to help with:
REGISTRATION FEES GO UP AFTER JULY 3rd
Do you have friends or family who are planning to come to the 2015 Maritime Orienteering Festival (including the Canadian Orienteering Championships) who haven’t registered yet? Price go up after July 3rd so now is the time to register. Please help us spread the word. You can check to see who is already registered at: tinyurl.com/orienteering2015
More info: www.coc2015.ca/registration.html
Please do check the accommodation page on the coc2015.ca website for suggestions re accommodation options.
More info: www.coc2015.ca/accommodation.html
REGISTRATION KIT PICK-UP
You can pick up your registration kit Fri Aug 14 from noon to 5 in Moncton or Sat Aug 15 at the Kiwanis Community Center in Hillsborough.
More info: www.coc2015.ca/general-info.html
PECHA KUCHA - ORIENTEERING STYLE
Have you heard of PechaKucha? It's a type of presentation in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each for a max of 6 minutes, 40 seconds/presenter. We are looking for a variety of presenters on a wide range of orienteering related topics. Each presentation will be short and sweet. We have done this a few times and it is lots of fun! Are you interested in doing a presentation? If so, contact Anne Teutsch (president AT orienteering DOT ca).
Where: Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, NS, Saturday Aug 22 after the Pasta Dinner.
The annual silent auction that raises funds for Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program is the main fundraiser of the year. We aim to raise over $4000 to help develop programming and coaching to support Canada’s elite orienteers. We welcome donations of all sorts. And we also encourage you to bid on items at the auction. Here are a few ideas of potential items to donate:
Orienteering Canada’s Coaching Committee will be piloting their newest coaching program during the COC week: The Introduction to Competition level. Please consider taking this coaching course to develop your coaching repertoire. You do not need to be a trained Community Coach to qualify to take this workshop. Everyone with an interest in coaching (especially coaching juniors) are welcome. The cost of the workshop will be approximately $40. Ask your club or provincial association if they will sponsor you.
The duration of the course will be 7 hours divided into 3 sessions. The main session will be on the Saturday evening (August 15th) and will last 3 hours. The next session will be a 2 hour practical training exercise at the Sass Peepre camp near Hillsborough. The last session will be a one hour wrap-up on Friday evening Aug 21 at the Debert Hospitality Centre..
More info: www.orienteering.ca/2015/02/2015-orienteering-canada-conference/
Are you staying in touch with us via social media? Here are the links to our facebook and twitter pages. Please do like and follow us.
This week on www.facebook.com/canadianorienteeringchampionships is a picture that Gord Hunter dug out from his archives. It is all the award winners from the 1977 Canadian Orienteering Championships at Wentworth. Check out the photo and see who you can recognize.
How to contact us:
2015 High Performance Program Silent Auction at the Canadian Orienteering Championships
While the Canadian Orienteering Championships (COCs) are still two months away, we wanted to let everyone know that the High Performance Program Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the banquet on Sunday, August 16.
This is the main fundraiser each year for the High Performance Program. The last few years we have brought in around $4000! The money goes directly towards support athletes, such as through helping with training camps and having coaches.
Donations from the general orienteering community (and their networks) are very welcome, so we thank you for your consideration and generosity! If you aren’t coming to the COCs, you can arrange to send your item with someone who is (who’s attending is listed here).
If you'd like to donate something, but don't have any ideas, here are a few suggestions:
If you have any questions, please email Emily Ross at hppsilentauction AT gmail DOT com. Feel free to let her know if you are planning on bringing something so we can start to get a sense of what items will be donated as well as start hyping some of the big ticket items. Thank you for all of your support of the High Performance Program and we look forward to seeing you in the Maritimes!
Hi all Orienteering Families,
The 2015 Sass Peepre National Junior Orienteering Training Camp will be in New Brunswick from August 17 - 19. Take advantage of the Early Bird rate - register your kids by June 30. Regular fees are in effect from July 1 until the final registration deadline of August 15. Click here to register.
For those who don't know, the Sass Peepre Committee is the junior development arm of Orienteering Canada, and we organize the annual national junior training camp. The Sass Peepre Camp (SPC) is intended for orienteers aged 11-20 and all levels of experience from beginner to advanced. Beginners should have tried at least a few orienteering events before. This year the camp will run out of the Broadleaf Guest Ranch, 10 minutes from Hopewell Rocks. Check out the camp locale: http://www.broadleafranch.com
SPC 2015 is a great opportunity for young orienteers to connect with their peers from across Canada and the US while enjoying some terrific training. Again this year we have a great team of volunteer coaches, cooks and drivers led by Kitty Jones who together make the camp an amazing experience. With the Canadian Long and Sprint Championships as well as two more Fishbones events happening after the camp, it is an excellent opportunity to hone orienteering skills. Don't miss out!
Of course, don't forget to sign up for the Canadian Orienteering Championships: three national level events in three provinces, with the added benefit of 3 Fishbones events AND the HPP Fundraiser: an orienteering event when the tide is out at Hopewell Rocks! 8 days of awesome orienteering - what could make your summer better? Regular registration rates for the COCs are in effect until July 3rd. More details are here: http://www.coc2015.ca/
SPC 2015 Registrar
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The organizing committee has decided to extend the deadline for regular registration rates from June 3rd until July 3rd. Lots of time to sign up before the fees go up. A big thanks to all those who have registered so far. coc2015.ca
It's perfect timing that the COCs are in PEI at the same time that the Island is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its first "modern" map. You will be able to see the map at the Confederation Centre of the Arts from July to January and learn more at the SamualHolland250 website.
In 1764-65, surveyor Samuel Holland, on orders from the British Crown, created the first truly modern, accurate map of Prince Edward Island, dividing it into townships and counties, and designating its county capitals, including the Provincial capital Charlottetown. His map has had an enormous impact on the evolution of the Island, shaping its settlement, its patterns of land ownership, the familiar placenames that dot the landscape, even its status as a province. In 2015, the 250th anniversary of the completion of his survey, Holland’s original map will be coming ‘home’ for the first time since its creation.
The focus of the Samuel Holland 250 celebrations will be to educate Islanders and visitors about Samuel Holland, the historical significance of the map, its profound influence on our Island identity, and how it continues to definePEI today. It will also provide an ideal opportunity to celebrate and explore the Island that his map helped to create.