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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

1978 Ontario - Quebec Multiday

From a1978 Ontario - Quebec Multiday. They gave out yellow shirts to all category winners each day.

Leave a comment or send us an email (oc50th@orienteering.ca) if you can help us identify any folks in this photo.

Submitted by Oivind Naess

2016 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp

2016 Sass Peepre Junior National Training Camp
Submitted by Orienteering Canada

1977 Canadian Orienteering Championships

The 1977 Canadian Orienteering Championships where held in Wentworth, Nova Scotia. Arne Naess was the meet director and this was the first time they were hosted outside of Ontario or Quebec. It was also the first time the event was moved to the middle of the summer instead of the fall to take advantage of the summer break and give competitors a chance to make a vacation around it which is now the norm.

Although I don't know the actual number of competitors that came to the event, it was quite well attended due in part to a creative marketing program. At the 1976 COC’s in Ottawa the year previous, all the competitors from Nova Scotia had large white patches (approve 6x12 in) sewed on to the back of everyones orienteering suits that read “FOLLOW ME TO NOVA SCOTIA”. The front of all the suits had the provincial flag. Additionally, as all of the folks were leaving on the last day of the event, we had a dozen maritimers handing out Nova Scotia flags,  pins and information packets to everyone and invited them personally to attend.

Oivind Naess from Day 1 at the 1977 COCs

The two day classic races were both held on the Wentworth West map which had been field worked by two well know Swedish mappers named Anders Timner and Kjell Larson in 1975.  Final field checking was done by Phillip Fisher who was the executive director at OANS (Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia) and then the map was drawn by Arne Naess.  Other volunteers that played a significant role in the event were Marg and Dick James, Barry Wheeler, Kirk Meldrum, and Freda Wales who was one of the key people who started orienteering in the province.

Anders Timner and Kjell Larson, mappers of the 1977 COC terrain

Here is the map featuring the H12 course from day one:

Pictures and story submitted by Oivind Naess

Team Canada at WOC 1987

L to R > Magali Robert, Gilles Quenville, Ted de St. Croix, Mark Adams, Oivind Naess, Ross Burnett

L to R > Mark Adams, Oivind Naess, Ted de St. Croix, Ross Burnett

Here are some pictures and article from the local newspaper in France from the 1987 World Champs.  The team was:

Magali Robert
Ted de St. Croix
Mark Adams
Oivind Naess
Ross Burnett

The team leader was Gilles Quenville but we all called him the “Silver Fox".
The mens relay team finished in 9th place which continues to be Canada’s best results ever in a World Orienteering Championships.

Submitted by Oivind Naess

Arne Naess

Arne Naess running in Wentworth at the spot where the finish shoot for the 1977 COC’s was.

Submitted by Oivind Naess

Guelph Orienteering Conference

Guelph conference back in 1974, 1975 or 1976 (can someone help us confirm?)

L to R
Back row: B1, Brian Malone, B3, B4, Ted de St. Croix, Dick de St. Croix
Middle row: M1, M2, ? Bailey, Leif ? (Dane), Arne Naess (with hat), Pat Dunlavey, M7, M8, Jack Lee, M10, M11, M12
Front row: Colin Kirk,  F2

Can you help us identify folks in this picture - and the year. Send an email to oc50th@orienteering.ca or leave a comment.

Submitted by Oivind Naess

Nova Scotians at the 1978 Canadian championships in Halton Falls ON

Here is a story from the 1978 Canadian championships in Halton Falls, Ont:

After successfully hosting the 1977 COC’s, the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia sent a large group of 47 competitors to the 1978 COC’s in Halton Falls, Ontario.  The team booked a full VIA train cart and travelled together up and back from the event.  Although a long trip  to take on the train (about 24 hours) everyone had a ton of fun with lots of card games a laughter to pass the time.
Peter Jennegren, Oivind Naess and Anne Katherine Naess.
Peter Jennegren, Oivind Naess and Anne Katherine Naess were the Nova Scotians who won medals at the event with the train in the background.

Submitted by Oivind Naess

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Team Canada at WOC 2008

Team Canada at the 2008 World Orienteering Championships in Olomouc, Czech Republic

top row from left: Charlotte MacNaughton, Heather Smith, Brent Langbakk, Magnus Johansson (Coach), Jon Torrance, Mike Smith, Wil Smith
bottom row: Victoria Smith, Sandy Hott, Andrea Balakova (Team manager), Nick Duca, Patrick Goeres

Submitted by: Orienteering Canada

Team Canada at WOC 2010

Team Canada at the 2010 World Orienteering Championships in Trondheim, Norway

top row from left: Wil Smith, Jon Torrance, Mike Smith, Nick Duca
middle row from left: Louise Oram, Patrick Goeres, Carol Ross
bottom row: Magnus Johansson (national team coach and team leader)
missing: Sandy Hott, Will Critchley

Submitted by: Orienteering Canada

Team Canada at JWOC 2010

Team Canada at the 2010 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Denmark

from top left: Jeff Teutsch (assistant team leader), Colin Abbott, Lee Hawkings, Damian Konotopetz, Graeme Rennie, Randy Kemp (team leader)
from bottom left: Emily Ross, Emily Kemp

Submitted by: Orienteering Canada

Colin Kirk: Photos