OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AiRDrie-O2A
Play, Run & Don't Get Lost!
We are a community-based outdoor program in Airdrie, affiliated with the nonprofit Alberta Orienteering Association. Our program allows kids to develop competence, confidence and motivation to be active outside for life. We play games to have fun and improve agility, balance and coordination while developing skills in running off trail. We teach map reading and navigation . Put together, these activities allow kids to enjoy the sport of orienteering. We want to foster a family-focussed outdoor program to engage not only kids but youth leaders and parents as well.
Our program is based on the goals and principles of the of the Canadian Physical Literacy & Long-Term Athlete Development model. Each session includes 3 stations: physical literacy, agility/endurance and navigation.
Why should you try it?
Denis completed his education degree in 2005 and has been teaching Physical Education every since. Since becoming a teacher, he has coached a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball, track and field, golf and orienteering. He loves hanging out with his children either biking, hiking and golfing outdoors. Denis is enthusiastic about devloping physical literacy and enjoys adventure races where he can use his map reading and orienteering skills. He is thrilled about the the new Outdoor Adventure Airdrie program and is looking forward to coaching and leading the program.
Bogi is always happy to be outside. She believes that for kids to grow up happy and healthy, they must spend significant time outside. She takes her kids along to do her favorite activities which includes mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, orienteering and xc skiing.
Bogi is the AOA Executive Director and orienteering for many years. She has a B.Ed. Degree in Physical Education and over 15 years of coaching background from national level (gymnastics) to community coaching (cross-country skiing, orienteering). She also worked in the fitness industry as a trainer and program director, but her passion is with the outdoors for life. If you have any questions or feedback about the program, please let her know.
Our Volunteer Coaches:
Thanks to our outstanding youth volunteers, the adventures at the Nose Creek Park are always full with laughter and fun times. Their never-ending energy and enthusiasm is a great help for our leaders and the kids. If you would like to join our volunteer team please contact us.