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For groups (school, cadets, corporate, etc.) looking for help in organizing an orienteering event.
Rorry offers assistance with mapping schoolyards and facilities, guidance to teachers and other youth leaders, and connects schools and other organizations with equipment providers. (There may be a fee involved)         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Rorry Harding

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Meet the Orienteering Ottawa Board of Directors

We're a friendly, dedicated group who are committed to the well-being of our club-members and the growth of our sport. Come say hi at our next event and please share your thoughts with us. 

- What parts of orienteering are you enjoying this season?

- What would you like to see changed?

- What is typically your favourite type of event and why?

- What is your favourite map?

We can't always make immediate changes but we will bring your input to our next meeting for discussion.


Jennie AndersonJennifer Anderson, President

I’ve been orienteering since…  My parents took me to my first Sunday morning event at 3 months old.

My favourite place to orienteer is… best terrain I've orienteered in, to date, has been in Finland. A lot like the Laurentians but super mossy! Closer to home I love being anywhere in the Gatineau hills.

My favourite type of event is… Our club's Summer Solstice series in June. These events are a great mix of strategy and speed.

Orienteering led me to… I was lucky enough to spend every summer holiday traveling for, and competing in, orienteering events. I have a hard time visiting somewhere new and not looking for the nearest orienteering map and race.

 

Karen TippettKaren Tippett, Treasurer

I’ve been Treasurer since…  I took over from Bill Anderson at least 25 years ago.  I've been Treasurer for 3 Canadian Orienteering Championships:  1996, 2010, 2017.  Also Chief Start Official for Club "A" meets for most of those years. I’ve been orienteering since…  1970, Brookfield High School thanks to teacher Mike Winters' Outdoor Education program. 

The best course I ever took. We went to the Viking Ski Club COCs during the FLQ crisis and got stopped at the Ontario border by the military on the way home to be checked. My favourite place to orienteer is… Gatineau Park, especially in the fall.

 

Jennifer DaubneyJennifer Daubney, Secretary

 I’ve been orienteering since…I started orienteering between 15 and 20 years ago.  (The details are a bit fuzzy.)

My favourite type of event is…  the Sunday morning classic meets and Rogaines

My favourite place to orienteer is… I like orienteering almost anywhere!  It's such a great way to discover and appreciate new and familiar areas. 

 

Anne TeutschAnne Teutsch, Board Member

I have been orienteering since… my kids were young.  The first I remember is going out with my sister and her son – both kids were 2 years old and in backpacks while we strolled the novice course.  We got into it in a more committed way when the kids were teenagers and became interested in travelling to Ontario, Canadian and North American Championships. 

My favourite place to orienteer is… there’s no answer to this!  Gatineau Park is great, Carp Ridge and March Highlands are great.   Outside of our club maps, every new place we go to is awesome-  Yukon, Manitoba sand hills, Canmore, Westpoint NY, Scotland – every spot has its special memories.   Any map that is technically challenging I love.

Orienteering led me to… As our kids got really into orienteering, we followed.  It was a great family sport – and outdoors, which we love.  We started the O-Store sort of by accident when Eric started replacing batteries on SI controls so they didn’t need to be shipped to Germany; then the kids talked us into selling compasses, followed by more and more equipment, clothing and shoes.  It’s a great way to be involved in the orienteering community across the country.

 

Stefan BergströmStefan Bergström, Board member

I’ve been orienteering since…  1970. I’ve been on the OOC Board for 4 (?) years this time around, but been on the board several rounds over the years.

My favourite place to orienteer is… too many to list. Locally the Barrens map is probably the most interesting. Places in my home district in Sweden have some beautiful terrain, and Karst terrain in Slovakia or sandstone cliffs in Czech Republic are fun and technically very challenging. Orienteering has allowed me to visit many interesting locations around Canada and the world, away from the regular tourist spots. 

My favourite type of event is… a technically difficult Middle distance.

My fondest orienteering memories… are running in the big relays Tiomila in Sweden and Jukola in Finland, and being team leader for Canada at four Junior World Championships. Another big memory was the sense of relief after the relay finish at the NAOC2014 in Arnprior when we could conclude that after three days and four races all the controls were in the right places and maps and courses were good, and our club had pulled off the big event organizing successfully.

 

Michael RazMichael Raz, Board member

I’ve been orienteering since…  Kristi and I put our two boys into the Ottawa Orienteering Club Kids Program back in spring 2014 and once we started to take them to the regular Sunday events, we decided to start participating as well – so thanks boys! I’ve been on the OOC Board since… 2017 and chair the training committee.  

My favourite place to orienteer is… anywhere with a good mixture of trails and off-trail terrain.  I really enjoy all types of events – including sprints, forests, score-o and ROGAINEs.  Although I also do a fair amount of trail and snowshoe running/racing, Orienteering adds such a fun and challenging mental aspect to it all.

 

Sheldon HancockOliver Tabay, Board member

I have been orienteering since ... sometime in the 80s in Romania. It marked my youth and it shaped me as an individual opening my appetite for outdoors.

My favourite type of event is ... a technical middle distance. 

My favourite place to orienteer is ... anywhere - it is a great way to discover new places while being surrounded by people that share the same passion.

My fondest orienteering memories ... maybe the best memories are from organizing youth events. It is very rewarding to contribute to their learning and help them discover the outdoors. It is great to see kids running while concentrating on their map/navigation or just wandering aimlessly in the woods. 

 

Becky ScottRebecca Scott, Board member

I am new to the Board of Directors 
 
I've been Orienteering for the past 5 -6 years. Consider myself to be an intermediate,  I still have a lot of learning to do.
 
Favorite type of events - Thursday night training, and Sunday morning classic events.