It likely means: no permitting, no permission, little or no cost. Vancouver does a *lot* of "guerrilla" style events on Wednesdays and even some of the Sprint Camp ones, too. Both 'Hood Hunt and Homebrew Orienteering in Seattle also took this approach.
Basically, permitting can be a PITA, so if people can just meet up to play frisbee or soccer, why can't people meet up to play orienteering?
It means, "Uh, no comment..."
All of our local ARDF practice events are this way. We had a ranger get interested once and then we said, "It's just the four of us," and he completely lost interest. (For practices with a lot of people, we get permission.)
In case anyone is wondering, Larry gets permits for our Magazine Beach events (one in Nov, and one coming up on Dec 20th - which event will also be featuring ISABEL BRYANT, hopefully). Magazine Beach is administered by a state agency and that's a different relationship than with the city...
Ooh, how can I help on December 20th?
Cristina!!! You will be here? That is so great! You can help, would be great to have you.
Also, on Friday the 18th, I have my afterschool class with about 15 kids. If you want to visit that you could help me wrangle them. You would see the reality of me not being super good at wrangling that particular group, but I don't mind. There is a lot of potential in those kids - so much energy and willingness to run around.
Alas, we fly to Boston on the 19th, otherwise I would love to help out on Friday.
I have never orienteered on December 20, so I expect to be there. And if I'm showing up, I should offer to help.
Aw, that's great, thanks!!! I think we'll have a big holiday brunch afterward chez nous.
Barb, is there a FB page for Navigation Games? Or a FB event for the learn-to-orienteer days? Something easy to share?