Orienteering Canada

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Orienteering Canada
SportOrienteering
JurisdictionCanada
Founded1967
AffiliationIOF
Regional affiliationNorth America
HeadquartersCalgary, Alberta, Canada
PresidentAnne Teutsch
Official website
www.orienteering.ca
Canada

Orienteering Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Orienteering Federation (COF), is the governing body of orienteering in Canada. It is recognized by the International Orienteering Federation, of which it is a member.[1]

History[edit]

Orienteering Canada, was founded in 1967 as the Canadian Orienteering Federation and initially consisted of three member associations, those of Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.[2] The following year, Orienteering Canada became a member of the International Orienteering Federation and the first Canadian Orienteering Championships were held in Gatineau Park, Quebec on August 10.[2] In 1972, Canada sent its first team to the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Staré Splavy, Czech Republic. By 1975, Orienteering Canada consisted of 8 provincial associations. In 1976, Orienteering Quebec organized "O' Ring", the first international orienteering competition held outside of Europe which attracted over 900 participants. In 2012, the organization formally changed its name to Orienteering Canada.[2]

On top of organizing the Canadian Orienteering Championships each year, Orienteering Canada has hosted several major orienteering competitions including the Orienteering World Cup (1978, 1990, 1992), the Asia-Pacific Orienteering Championships (1990, 2002), and the North American Orienteering Championships which they have hosted every four years since 1973.

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Current[3][edit]

Club name Locale Province/Territory
Accro O Sport Granby Quebec Quebec
Annapolis Valley Orienteering Club Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
Azimut Laurentides Morin-Heights Quebec Quebec
Cariboo Chilcotin Orienteering Club Williams Lake British Columbia British Columbia
Club de courses d’aventure et d’orientation de la Gaspésie Gaspé Quebec Quebec
DontGetLost Adventure Running Golden Horseshoe (Hamilton, Halton Region, Guelph, Niagara Region) Ontario Ontario
Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club Edmonton Alberta Alberta
Foothills Orienteering Calgary Alberta Alberta
Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club Vancouver British Columbia British Columbia
Halifax Orienteering Club Halifax Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
Kootenay Orienteering Club East Kootenay (Cranbrook, Kimberley) British Columbia British Columbia
Manitoba Orienteering Association Manitoba Manitoba Manitoba
Orienteering New Brunswick New Brunswick New Brunswick New Brunswick
Orienteering Ottawa Gatineau Quebec Quebec
Ottawa Ontario Ontario
Orienteering P.E.I.* Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island
Ramblers Orienteering Club Montreal Quebec Quebec
Sage Orienteering Club Southern Interior (Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kamloops, Kelowna, Revelstoke) British Columbia British Columbia
Saskatchewan Orienteering Association Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
Stars Orienteering Club Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Ontario Ontario
Toronto Orienteering Club Toronto Ontario Ontario
Ukrainian Orienteering Club Toronto Ontario Ontario
Victoria Orienteering Victoria British Columbia British Columbia
Yukon Orienteering Association Whitehorse Yukon Yukon

*Chapter of Orienteering New Brunswick

Defunct[4][edit]

Club name Locale Province/Territory
Azimut Orienteering Club Montreal Quebec Quebec
Campden Orienteering Club Campden Ontario Ontario
Cowichan Valley Orienteering Club Vancouver Island British Columbia British Columbia
Coureurs de Bois Orienteering Club Winnipeg Manitoba Manitoba
Credit Valley Orienteering Club Toronto Ontario Ontario
Don Valley Orienteering Club Toronto Ontario Ontario
Falcons Orienteering Club Moncton New Brunswick New Brunswick
Feux Follets Sherbrooke Quebec Quebec
Finnish Orienteering Club Toronto Ontario Ontario
Forest Adventurers London Ontario Ontario
Grand Falls Orienteering Club Grand Falls-Windsor Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador
Guelph Gators Orienteering Guelph Ontario Ontario
Hamilton King's Foresters Hamilton Ontario Ontario
Hartney Gougers Orienteering Club Hartney Manitoba Manitoba
Halifax Hustlers Orienteering Club Halifax Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
Humber Valley Orienteering Club Toronto Ontario Ontario
Laurentian Orienteering Club Sudbury Ontario Ontario
Loup Garou Orienteering Club Gatineau Quebec Quebec
Ottawa Ontario Ontario
Neepawa Orienteering Club Neepawa Manitoba Manitoba
Niagara Orienteering Club Niagara Region Ontario Ontario
Parkland Orienteering Club Red Deer Alberta Alberta
Pasadena Orienteering Club Corner Brook Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince George Orienteering Club Prince George British Columbia British Columbia
St. John's Orienteering Club St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador
Trackers Orienteering Club Dartmouth Nova Scotia Nova Scotia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IOF Member Federations". International Orienteering Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  2. ^ a b c "History of Orienteering Canada". Orienteering Canada. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Find A Club". Orienteering Canada. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Canadian Championships". Orienteering Canada. Retrieved 31 January 2022.

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