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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.

Our Board of Directors for 2023


Rikard AnderssonRikard Andersson, President

 

I’ve been orienteering since…  I was a child growing up in Sweden, on-and-off. After a long, long break I got back to the sport after moving to Ottawa in 2015, when I was looking for something to complement my mountain biking. Now I don't bike as much...

My favourite place to orienteer is… anywhere with open runnable forest, with some varied terrain and trails mixed in.

My favourite type of event is… a challenging Long course on a Sunday morning.

 

Andrew Noseworthy, Treasurer

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.

 


Ian Bolens, Secretary

 

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!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 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.
 

 

 

 

Linda ConnellLinda Connell, Board member

I have been orienteering   for over 20 years but going on my own off trail forever!

My favourite type of event is ... setting courses where I can wander in the woods for the full day. 

My favourite place to orienteer is ... I love the rock and water in the Barrens and also up north in the Gatineau around Lac Philippe (unfortunately no longer available). Anywhere where it is wild.

My fondest orienteering memories ... organizing the rogaine for many years with Randy Kemp (and Eric on maps). What a great way to get a large expanse of the park and work with so many fabulous volunteers. and ... of course orienteering in so many places with my kids and grandkids. 

 


  

Brian MahoneyBrian Mahoney, Board Member

I’ve been orienteering since … Junior high school in the mid 80’s in New Brunswick. Back then we travelled to meets all over the place in a station wagon with our family of seven. At the time I looked up to Ted, Mark, Mike, the Brian’s and Oivind. I took a 20+ year break and am now returning to orienteering with my own family.
 
 
My favourite place to orienteer is … Tough question, perhaps the Harriman State Park area. I love maps with lots of rock features. The fall is my favourite season to orienteer, and I don’t mind the rain. Although these days it fogs up my required map reading glasses.
 
 
My favourite type of event is … Probably middle distance. And not too challenging. As I told Jeff Teutsch last year “I’m not as good as I think I am … I need to slow down and read the map.”
 
 
My fondest orienteering memories … I have so many. Road trips when I was younger with my family or in the big 15 passenger school van. Thrashing through some area of the continent as someone I haven’t seen in years pops out - “Hi Pam! Hey Nevin!” Shadowing my own kids as they they were starting to get off the trails. 

 


  

Omer Majeed, Board Member

Roy Boerschke, Board Member

 


 

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