Organizer: David Bakker (Event Director)

Map: Haines Creek

Come on out to the most open mapped forest around Salmon Arm for some orienteering training. The course will be a series of various training exercises to practice the various elements of the sport including detailed map reading, routechoice, compass work, contour reading, etc.

There is just one course, but is has a number of different cut-off points along it. A beginner friendly version is also available.

At its full length, the course is around 6km, but has cut offs built in to create roughly 2km and 4km options.

This is just a training event and will not have SI-timing, so don't bother brining your SI stick. If you have a seperate control description holder it may be helpful.

Salmon Arm

What should I bring?

Wear something comfortable that you don't mind getting a little dirty! Long pants are advisable on forest maps, but in urban parks are not necessary. Bring a compass and whistle if you have them. If you want some post event nutrition, bring your own water and snacks.


$5 per person donation requested to cover cost of maps and insurance.


2018 Membership in Sage Orienteering Club is required to cover insurance. This membership covers you for any orienteering event in Canada, including Sage events throughout the interior and the Sage Orienteering Club Championships this fall in Salmon Arm. The costs for new membership are:

  • $5/Junior
  • $10/Adult
  • $20/Family

Even better, membership includes your first event free!

Please sign up online today (paper membership also available on site):


Without volunteers, these events cannot take place. A hearty thanks to all those helping put this event on. If you would like to volunteer/help at upcoming events or would like to organize a training session please contact

Orienteering Resources:

Check out our orienteering resources designed for beginners at this page.


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A training course suitable for all ages and stages.

David Bakker

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