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June 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm PDT
Orienteering in Vanier Park
Location: Vanier Park, gather in front of the Vancouver Maritime Museum (1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park)
Date: Sunday, June 4
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 PM
Ages: 7 and up
Nature Mentor Safder from Orienteering Adventure Kids (OAK) BC will introduce us to orienteering at Vanier Park and Kits Beach. Orienteering will give us the challenge of using our body and brain at the same time.
So what is orienteering? It’s an outdoor adventure race where participants use a map and compass (no GPS technology allowed!) to complete a course marked by specific checkpoints. Each checkpoint is marked by a flag, with a distinctive code so participants can confirm their location. Safder will help us learn map-reading skills in this fun and active environment.
For more information on OAK BC, check out their website at oak.orienteeringvancouver.ca. OAK is the junior arm of the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club.
This event will run rain or shine, so please come prepared with sport/running gear and running shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty (rubber boots discouraged). Please bring a water bottle.
Explorer Day Etiquette:
- Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
- Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
- Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
- Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
- Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.