Organizer: Thomas Graupner (Event Director)
Map: Jessica Lake
Information (subject to change):
This wilderness event takes place on the Jessica Lake map, which is one of the few MOA maps in the Canadian Shield. Except for some abandoned trails and some tornado/wind damage, the terrain has changed very little since the map was made. Note that a park vehicle permit is required to enter Whiteshell Provincial Park.
The event will feature a set of training courses for those wanting to improve their navigation skills, as well as the usual Courses 5, 8, and 10 for competitive orienteers. The courses will be open from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. See the list of courses on the right for more course details.
Participants in the training category will be able to complete up to three different courses, time permitting. The courses all start with some easy controls and then get progressively harder. Each map will come with instructions or hints on how to find each control. Participants can also take a master map showing all the controls (approximately 30) so they can make up their own course or just see how many controls they can find. Some volunteers will be on site to show participants how to take compass bearings, interpret map scales, read contours, and so on.
Parking will be at the Jessica Lake trailhead, which is on the west side of Highway 307, across from the Jessica Lake Lodge. The map below shows where to park. There will also be an "Orienteering" sign on the highway.
To register, use this web site or contact Thomas Graupner (thomasg at cottonwood.ca or 204-347-5764). Please register by Thursday, September 11th to ensure that maps will be printed for you. If you're registering for the training, please register for each training course you might want to start.
Note: All participants must be MOA members. See www.orienteering.mb.ca/membership.html for details. If you bring a completed membership form to this event, your entry fee will be reduced by the amount of the membership fee, meaning that you essentially get a free membership. Entry fees for this event are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Juniors.