A NORTH ISLAND orienteering workshop is slated for Aug. 10.

North Island Orienteering Festival here

Aug. 10-11 event in Comox Valley offers something for everyone

Cunning running. A school room favourite, touching on geography,

physical fitness, math and consequential decision making. One of

the current off-beat adventure sports. An easy way to demystify

compass use and map reading. Gain confidence being alone in

the woods. A scavenger hunt in the great outdoors. A life-time sport

for all ages: 6 to 90. This and more is orienteering.

Comox Valley will have a unique chance to celebrate all things

orienteering the weekend of Aug. 10-11 at the inaugural North

Island Orienteering Festival. On Saturday there will be two

opportunities to tackle the trails with a morning course at the

Cumberland Lake Campground (mass start 9 a.m.) and an

afternoon course at Nymph Falls Park with starts between 1 p.m. and

3 p.m.

On Sunday, the action moves to Comox with a noon start

course at North East Woods and the Highland Trails. The meet will

begin and end at the very accessible parking lot near Guthrie and

Torrence Roads, east of the Highland School playing fields.

For all three courses, instructors will be on hand to help out and explain the basics of the sport of orienteering. Participants may register for one of 3 courses at each meet location: novice, intermediate and advanced. The advanced courses are designed for an experienced orienteer to complete in about an hour; and for others about two hours time.

A Saturday evening social is planned and all participants are invited

to join their new orienteering friends for a potluck and course awards.

For further information call Comox 250-890-0983, Victoria 250-592-

4944 or visit http://vico.whyjustrun.ca/ to download the brochure with

all of the NIO Festival details.

– North Island Orienteering Festival

 

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