So many reasons why moving is so good for you!
The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations.
Physical activity is truly the best medicine around....
Early bird registration for @naoc2018 ends in only 14 days (March 31)! Make your plans now to visit the Yukon in August to enjoy #naoc2018 and the Canadian Orienteering Championships 2018. Visit for information.
National Orienteering Week (NOW) 2018 is May 19 - 27, 2018. This is the week when Orienteering Canada asks clubs across Canada to schedule at least one beginner-friendly event during that time frame. Orienteering Canada does a bundle of extra promo around the event to encourage people to come out and try orienteering. Does your club have a NOW event scheduled yet?


The Manitoba Orienteering Association is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting and supporting orienteering in Manitoba. It is sponsored by Sport Manitoba and recognized by Orienteering Canada as the authorized governing body of orienteering in Manitoba.

This web site manages the MOA's events and maps. Results, permanent courses, and other content can be found at


2017 Event Schedule

Facebook Group

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering involves using a map and a compass to find a series of checkpoints. An orange and white marker (called a “control”) is located at each checkpoint, along with a card-punching device or an electronic timing unit. At most events, the objective is to visit all of the controls, in the specified order, in the fastest time.

Orienteering is a great sport because:

  • It is easy to learn and requires no special equipment to get started.
  • It can be enjoyed as a walk in the outdoors or as a competitive sport.
  • Courses of varying length and difficulty are offered so that anyone can compete, regardless of age or experience. This makes it a good sport for families.
  • For serious competitors, the sport is challenging both physically and mentally. Elite competitors have to run quickly while navigating through complex terrain.