Organizer: Phil Wallensteen (Event Director)

Map: The North Face


This will be a self-directed training event. We have Orange and White flagging tape on clothespins marking the control (checkpoint) locations.

This event is BEGINNER FRIENDLY, but our advanced course is set up at Black Forest instead.

Quick Links

In Person Component!

If you are interested in getting some in person orienteering instruction, our Event Director Phil Wallensteen will be at the parking lot on Monday the 18th from 13:00 to 14:00. This a prime opportunity for some excellent coaching, and a great way to start orienteering!

Location, Parking, and Map

This event will take place on The North Face map, using the Shuswap Memorial Park access off of 20th Ave - see map at the bottom of this page.


Remember that courses are measured in a straight line, you will be at least a little bit further.

  • Beginner (1.9 km): A beginner friendly course with easier navigation that stays on, or within view of trails.
  • Intermediate (2.6 km): A course where most of the leg stays on the trail, and then has a more technical control site a little ways off the trail.


These trainings are being offered for free to all Sage Orienteering Club members. In order to participate, EVERYONE in your group must have an active 2022 Sage Orienteering Club membership.

How it Works

  1. Register your Sage Orienteering Club membership and waiver online
  2. Fill in the event/training specific registration form, which will ask you which course(s) and members will be participating for the course of your choice and let us know how many of you are going. Everyone participating needs to be a member of Sage for insurance reasons. The registration form will allow you to download the course maps.
  3. Print the map, or load the map onto your phone.
  4. Do the course whenever you want during the time when the event is open. If you are interested in comparing results & routes with others (a great learning experience for everyone), record a GPS track on your smartwatch or phone (optional).
  5. Check in with the event organizer (including participant names and courses of everyone in your family) by:
    1. Filling in the Check-In Form (red button near top of page under quick links)
    2. Upload a .gpx file (you can export this from Strava, Garmin Connect, Attackpoint, and many others) to our website (link will be posted once registration is open) which will calculate your split times. We will also then overlay all the GPS tracks onto the map together so you can compare routechoices with others. Here are some instructions on how to record and upload your GPS track



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