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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 is typically your favourite type of event and why?
  • What would you like to see changed?
  • What is your favourite map?

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


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. 

An interesting experience... 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.

 

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 have chaired 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 who 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.
 

 

 

 

Robbie running through the forest in a Team Canada uniformRobbie Graham, Board member

I've been orienteering since... I was 2 weeks old when my mom first carried me around a novice course in Gatineau Park.
 
My favourite type of event is… a technical middle or a physical long distance. Though all disciplines are interesting in their own ways.
 
Orienteering led me to...many places around the city, country, and world. In 2013, I joined the national team and have been training and racing competitively since. And now to the OOC board of directors.

 


 

 

Ian Bolens, Board member

I've been orienteering since... 2019 when I started out by taking the basics and beyond course with the club.
 
My favourite type of event is… the club's summer sprint series. I also really enjoy the Thursday night practices as I've learned so much that I never would have picked up on my own.
 
Orienteering led me to...was the Challenge the GATs rogaine in 2019. This one of my first ever events and what a fantastic introduction to the sport!

 

 

 

Andrew NoseworthyAndrew Noseworthy, Board member

I've been orienteering since... 2017. I discovered the sport as part of Canada’s 150th celebrations. Participaction Canada challenged all of us to discover 150 great Canadian sports. Orienteering Ottawa, held a “Come and Try” event - I have been hooked ever since.
 
My favourite place to orienteer is... the location of the next meet! I have lived in Ottawa my whole life, but with each Orienteering event, I have been amazed to discover all the fantastic greenspaces the region has to offer.
 
My favourite type of event is… all of them! Whether it’s the rugged challenge of a Long-Advanced course in the Gatineau, the quicker tactics of a city-sprint, or the added complexity of a Score-O... I learn something every time.
 
Orienteering led me to... keep running. As a long time recreational runner, I found it was getting repetitive. The #whyjustrun of Orienteering has added a whole new dimension. Now I find the kms fly by with the added challenge of the map.

 

 

 

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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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