This will be Barebones style event, meaning the approach will be casual in order to minimize the amount of volunteer capacity required, while still providing an enjoyable event for orienteers. This event is also the practical portion of Andrea Friars' O100 Officials course, so come out for some fun and hopefully a celebration of a successful execution! Oakfield Park is a beautiful spot and participants are encouraged to pack a picnic and plan to stay after the event for socializing, swimming at the beach, and comparing route choices.
This will be a Point-to-Point event with Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner courses.
To complete any of the courses participants must visit a series of control points in the order shown on the map provided. The terrain is varied - wooded trail, open parkland and sports fields. Distances given below are estimates in a straight line between points.
Beginner: The easiest to navigate and shortest distance to cover; about 2 km.
Intermediate: More route choice to challenge your navigation skills. Most controls located just off trails with typically clear features to ease navigation; about 3 km.
Advanced: Longer with route choice; higher technical difficulty, good navigation skills required; about 4 km.
A beginner’s clinic may be offered. Let us know if you are interested, and we can provide some form of instruction, if not a formal clinic. Please check-in at 10am if you require instruction.
Prior to participating in an event, all participants must have completed the Orienteering NS registration form and the Orienteering Canada waiver provided at the link below.
Once membership and waiver are completed, register for courses by selecting the appropriate course button on this page.
Please ensure you register via these links by midnight Thursday, June 8, 2023 to ensure a map is printed for you. On-site check-in will take place on site from 10:00 to 10:45 am. Again, please ensure you have completed membership/waiver in advance.
Last minute registration: This can be done on site, but we typically only have a few extra maps because we didn't know you were coming. Also, pre-registration allows the on-site details to move more quickly.
VOLUNTEERS would be appreciated for a few tasks associated with the event (e.g. Beginner clinic, registration, control pickup). Please see HERE to sign up.
Snacks: A small post race treat will be available, but participants should bring their own water if needed.
Proceed through the main gate at the Park Entrance and down to the parking near the beach. The upper parking lot will be closest to the start.
The park has several outhouses located near the start/finish. There are also changerooms and picnic tables. There is no drinking water at Oakfield Park. Please bring plenty of water!
11:00 am (staggered starts); course closure will be 1:00 pm. For final on-site registration try to be at the registration table by 10:45 at the latest. Start will be just adjacent to the registration location pinned below. A safety briefing will be given at 10:45.
The following are the fees for this event (pre-registered), add $5 for day-of registrations:
Senior: (age 21 and above) $10 per person
Junior: (age 20 and under) $5 per person
Family or wayfaring group: $15
Organized Group (e.g. scouts, guides, cadets, etc.: $5 per person)
SI (timing device) rental: $3 per unit
Maximum fee per family unit: $25
How to Pay:
In advance: By Electronic funds transfer to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In person: A payment container will be available. Please bring correct change.
To Andrea at AndreaFriars@gmail.com
Event is in Oakfield Park in Oakfield, NS. Registration and Start Finish will be at the pinned location shown in the map below; next to the park map, flags and a tent will be present.