World Orienteering Day is a global initiative to increase the visibility and accessibility of orienteering to young people. This World Orienteering Day event will be a Score-O with a 1 hour time limit.

A Score-O is an event where participants find as many controls as they can within the given time limit. Controls can be collected in any order. Many controls will be placed in easy-to-find locations throughout the main public area of the park. Several harder controls will be located off-trail for the more adventurous participants! Penalty points are deducted for participants who return to the finish after their time limit expires. Participants do not need to visit every control.


Please register by Friday, May 24, 2024 at the link below. Limited same-day registration will be based on map availability, but completion of the membership/waiver process is necessary before participating in an event.

Registration Link

Beginner Instruction:

A beginner clinic will be offered for anyone wishing assistance. Please email to let us know if you are interested, and arrive at 10:00am to register and participate in the clinic.

On-site Check-in:

On-site check-in will take place from 10:00-10:45 at the main Dingle parking lot, 150 Dingle Rd., Halifax.


2024/05/26 at 11:00am. Course closure will be at 12:00pm or 60 minutes after the actual start.

Entry Fees:

The following are the fees for this event* (pre-registered), add $5 for day-of registrations:

$10 per adult (21+) participating as an individual

$5 per youth (7-20) participating as an individual

$7 per group/team member if participating as part of a team

Children under 7 participate free

*If you are registering four or more family/household members at the same time (including at least one adult), please use the discount code FAMILY_2024 at checkout to receive a discount.

How to Pay:

In advance (preferred):

  • By credit card as part of the registration process
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to the following email:
    • If you choose this method, complete the online registration process. At checkout, please enter the following coupon code: PAY_EFT_2024 so that you appear on our registration list.

In person:

  • In cash; a payment container will be available. Please bring correct change.
    • If you choose this method, complete the online registration process. At checkout, please enter the following coupon code: PAY_CASH_2024 so that you appear on our registration list.


Extra help would be appreciated for a few tasks associated with the event (e.g. Beginner clinic, registration, control pickup). Please see here to sign up.


A small post race treat will be available. In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own water.


There is a parking lot next to the registration location and more parking around the dingle tower. 150 Dingle Rd. Halifax.


There are public washrooms next to the registration table.


Clothing Sale:

Orienteering Nova Scotia is pleased to partner with The O-Store to offer limited time, custom clothing from Trimtex to ONS club members.

Order directly from the O-Store here no later than May 29!

Dick James:

Dick James was a founding member of the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia and a past Board member of the Canadian Orienteering (now Orienteering Canada). His passion for Orienteering was reflected in the thousands of hours he devoted to growing the sport over the years.

Dick had a keen interest in supporting and developing junior orienteers. As a result, proceeds from the Dick James Memorial are donated to junior development.

This year, Orienteering Nova Scotia is super proud to have a member, Sophie Kent-Purcell, representing Canada at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Czech Republic this summer!! Event proceeds will go to support Sophie in this endeavor, and will be matched by Orienteering Nova Scotia. We thank you for your contribution.



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