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Organizer: David Bakker (Event Director)

Map: Thompson Rivers University

Week four of the Kamloops learn to orienteer series, and part of the World Orienteering Day and Orienteering Canada's National Orienteering Week (NOW)! It's a great week to bring a friend! World Orienteering Day is organized by the International Orienteering Federation to promote orienteering around the globe. This year there are events on all seven continents (including Antarctica!) and almost 1500 events!


This week's event will take place on the Thompson Rivers University map. We will meet in Parking Lot N, on the northwestern part of the university. See the map below to get directions.


We have three different courses this week, a shorter course and a longer course. The shorter course has slightly easier navigation than the long. Sign up next to your preferred choice please!

  • 17:30 - Registration Opens and First-Timer instruction
  • 17:45 - Orienteering Skill of the Week Lesson
  • 18:00 - Orienteering Courses Starts
  • 19:00 - Orienteering Courses Closes

National Orienteering Week:

This event is also part of the national orienteering week! Use the Use the hashtag #OrienteerNOW on your facebook, twitter and instagram pages and you can win some sweet Orienteering Canada swag.

Learn to Orienteer and Kamloops Weeknight Series


This series of events are for everyone, regardless of fitness or experience. They are designed for families with kids, but are open to everyone. Children under 12 require a parent to participate with them. You can come out any week, we are more than happy to introduce complete newcomers to the sport anytime! We'll have someone on hand to help teach you the basics and get started.

We think everyone should try this introduction to orienteering series and especially if you:

  • Have heard about this unusual sport of orienteering and would like to learn more about it;
  • Enjoy running or hiking but get a little bored grinding out the miles;
  • Enjoy maps and thinking on the run;
  • Don't enjoy maps but want to learn to read them better (5 Reasons Why We Should Still Read Maps);
  • Are interested in an activity that you can do with your friends or as a whole family;
  • Love being outdoors or in the woods.

When and Where:

Each will take place in a different city park within city limits and will run on Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30 from the start of May to the middle of June. Check each event page to get the exact meeting location for each week. Doesn't fit you schedule? We also have weekend events where beginners are always welcome! Check out the full schedule for details.

What to Wear and Bring:

Ensure that you have good footwear for running on and off trails with decent grip. Wear something comfortable that you don't mind getting a little dirty! If it's wet outside you might want to consider a change of shoes and socks. A compass is optional. If you have a whistle, please bring one. Wear running clothes suitable for being outside and active and suitable for the weather. Bring something to drink and some snacks for afterwards.

How to Sign Up For This Week:

Click the "+ Register" button next to your desired course. Follow the instructions. This signs you up for your course so we know how many people are coming to the event and how many maps to print of each course. Help us keep costs low and save the environment by preventing over-printing of maps!


For insurance purposes, all participants must be members of the Sage Orienteering Club. Membership gives you access to all Orienteering Canada events across the country, including all Sage Orienteering Club events. A membership form can be found here, or is available at any of our events. To speed things up at registration, please print off the form and bring it with you to your first event. The membership costs are as follows:

  • Family - $40
  • Adult - $20
  • Youth - $10

If you are not sure if this is a good fit for you and your family, come try it for $5/person ($10/family) which if you come back goes towards your membership!

Program Cost:

Costs per person:

  • Drop in cost - $5/week (to a maximum of $20/family)
Contact Us:

Questions or concerns? Feel free and contact us!



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