Hello Ottawa Orienteers!

The fall season is quickly approaching! 

Eastern Canadian Orienteering Championships

Starting it off, on September 3rd to 5th, is the Eastern Canadian Orienteering Championships, in Sutton, Quebec, hosted by our friends, the Ramblers Orienteering Club.   The registration deadline is August 25.  Don’t miss it!  The ECOCs will be a great start to the fall, and a great chance to orienteer in new terrain for all of us from Ottawa.  Registration fees go up after August 21, so register now!  It looks like there are already lots of Ottawa club members registered, so join the team!  Visit the ECOC website for more information. 

Ottawa O-Fest

We will be hosting our annual Ottawa O-Fest on the weekend of September 24 and 25.    It will be at Lac Beauchamp this year, with a Middle Distance event on Saturday and a Long Distance event on Sunday.  For those of you who are new to anything other than our regular Sunday meets that will mean maybe a bit shorter than a regular Sunday course for the Middle and a bit longer for the Long.  As for O-Fest each year, registration will be in advance, online.  Registration is now open on Zone4.  Register early to get the best prices!

This year Randy and Eric Kemp will be sharing the course planning for the O-Fest races, on a newly expanded and updated map at Lac Beauchamp.  We are looking forward to the new map and their challenging, fun courses!

O-Fest, as always, needs more volunteers than a regular Sunday meet:

  • We will need help at the registration desk, at the start line, and setting up the arena.  None of these require previous experience. 
  • We also need first aid personnel -  if you are qualified and willing I would love to hear from you! 
  • We need a couple of people to take on the announcing role -  if you like to be heard, this is your thing!   
  • We need help at the timing tent – and we are looking for someone to learn the ropes to assist at some of our regular Sunday events as well, if you have are comfortable with technology and interested in learning more about our SPORTident timing system.

If you can help out, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Note that you can help out AND participate in the races!  Visit the Ottawa O-Fest website for more information.