The Alberta Orienteering Association is the provincial body responsible for the organization and promotion of orienteering throughout Alberta. This website is designed to provide information for members and visitors about orienteering, rogaining and adventure racing in Alberta.
As the majority of competitions and training events are conducted by associated clubs, follow our links page to a club in your area for details on when and where local events are held. Information on provincially, nationally and internationally sanctioned events can be found by visiting "Events" on our website.
View AOA Schedule
Next Event: 2016
FWOC Events 2016
EOOC Events 2016
ICEFIELD PARKWAY ORIENTEERING FESTIVAL
Find Results for the 2016 WCOC & COC HERE
HOT NEWS !!
Charlotte MacNaughton has been awarded a 2014 Alberta Sport Volunteer Recognition Award.
History: These awards were first issued in 1987. That first year, Jim Webster was one of the recipients of the Sport Volunteer Recognition Award. Since then, the following AOA members also received this award: 1988 – Peter Wong, 1992 – Nancy Craig, 2005 – Adrian Zissos.
To read about Chalotte HUGE volunteering contribution click HERE
Congratulations again Charlotte and THANK YOU for everything you have done !
The Reentrant April_2016 is ready
AOA has a new Executive Director!
The AOA Board is excited to announce that Bogi Gyorfi will be the new AOA Executive Director starting January 16, 2017. Bogi is originally from Hungary, where she had competitive orienteering experience including a World Cup in 1992. She now lives in Cochrane with her husband and 2 children. Her job experience ranges from coaching gymnastics to coordinating and managing a variety of sport-related programs. She is involved with Canadian Sport For Life and the Physical Literacy movement in Cochrane. In December 2016, she completed a “non-Profit Management Certificate” at Mount Royal University.
She is keen to meet as many orienteers as possible and is looking forward to making an impact on our Alberta Orienteering Community.
Please welcome her when you meet her!
A very successful Retreat was held at Deer Valley Meadows on November 5-7. The guest speaker was Doug Swanson who talked about Sports Psychology and F.I.R.S.T. training (Focusing, Imagery, Relaxation, Self-talk and Training). A very worthwhile weekend!
28-29 MAY, 2016
Find the New Bylaws HERE
Orienteering Cadada is looking for a High Performance Committee Administrator.
You can find all the details of the position HERE
You can find the latest OCan Newsletter HERE
New Orienteering Canada resources
for jr/beginner programs
Orienteering Canada is excited to share the results of Phase 1 of the development of a national Athlete Development Matrix (ADM), which is a document that describes what skills athletes should be learning at each stage of development. On the LTAD webpage http://www.orienteering.ca/resources/long-term-athlete-development you will find a series of tools to help instructors, coaches, and program administrators implement this matrix throughout their programs. These new resources include a Technical Skills Progression document, a Technical Skills Development chart, a set of Lesson Plans for an 8-week junior program, and a Lesson Plan template that can be adapted to different programs. This is a big step forward on the road to creating a complete ADM. A big thanks to Jeff Teutsch and Kate Knapp for their work so far.
We encourage feedback (via email to email@example.com or in person to Kate Knapp, Jeff Teutsch, or Kitty Jones) as we move this project along.
AOA STRATEGIC PLAN
The AOA Strategic Plan 2014-2017 is now ready, you can find it HERE. We want to thank everyone who contributed one way or the other. We also want you to know that we are welcoming any comments you might have.
IMPACT OF ORIENTEERING ON THE ENVIRONMENT
If you are interested in receiving a PDF of the report on the impact of the APOC 2002 orienteering event on the environment in the Bow Valley Wildland Park (written by Angeles Mendoza), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FWOC click HERE
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