Well I thought Canada bid for 1985 but got outbid by Australia. I heard rumours that was going to be in Quebec but I'm not sure where. Probably somewhere near Lachute or Fuckingham.
Or maybe Arundel...
Kinda similar, but really so so far from similar, to the similarly named Arendal, Norway.
Well Nev. Is Mark right? will we hear you say
Check out the brain on Mark. That's right. you're a smart M****** F*****.
Oh, I had no idea that Canada bid for 1985, interesting.
Answer in 1991 was Alberta. No clue where, but hopefully would have been Bow Valley. This was post-1998 so Canmore?
I had some of my worst days Orienteering ever at Arundel. That place sucks.
I wonder if Canada will bid for urban WOC once they spit WOC apart.
Vancouver makes so much sense (or Ottawa)
Hey! If you have old Orienteering Canada newsletters, that could be of interest to them. Mr. and Mrs. GHOSLO have just shipped two boxes of Jack's files out west (at O Can's expense) to be professionally scanned and shared during the upcoming 50th anniversary in 2017. If you have different issues and just get them scanned locally, I expect they would reimburse you. I have a list of which newsletter issues were sent to O Can already.
Oh I only wish I had hard-copies but I was reading previously scanned PDF of the newsletter, including a wicked one from the early 80s featuring cover-boy Tarno!
I don't know if Ottawa has a WOC level sprint map to use?
Montreal does for sure, but that's all.
Are these previously-scanned PDFs already in Orienteering Canada's archive?
I can think of at least three Ottawa area sprint areas interesting and complex enough for a WOC.
I'm not aware of any in Montreal, though.
Stefan: I must be underestimating Ottawa! Are your choices:
Carleton, NRC and somewhere forested?
My Montreal choices:
Mont Royal and Île Sainte-Hélène
Generally, the more "medieval" the city, the more interesting for sprints. so based on that, wouldn't Quebec City be the best place in Canada for a sprint WOC? It's also hilly enough, which would complicate route choices, and also, as I understand, there is no orienteering club, so presumably no recent orienteering activity and no recent maps, which is an advantage as well.
Mykyta: I think you just answered your own question. When I think about Canada hosting a WC, it would have to be a place with sufficient Orienteering infrastructure in place. In my head I always think Canmore for the WOC Relay.
However, Quebec City has hosted an international Orienteering competition in the past, maybe about 10 years ago? On a map that I don't believe was ever used again.
Um... just so we're clear here, the President of IOF actually said Edmonton was an immediate possibility to host a sprint WOC. Did he say Quebec City, Vancouver, or Ottawa?
Didn't think so!
Nev: " Quebec City has hosted an international Orienteering competition in the past..." ? This is news to me. Do you have any details?
That would be the 2005 World Police and Fireman Games. Map paid for by org committee, I think Bill made it. North of Quebec City, was to kick off a club. I think landowner issues followed. But they shouldn't have gambled like that.
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