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Discussion: WOC

in: Nev-Monster; Nev-Monster > 2016-01-11

Jan 11, 2016 11:00 PM # 
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.
Jan 11, 2016 11:40 PM # 
Or maybe Arundel...

Kinda similar, but really so so far from similar, to the similarly named Arendal, Norway.
Jan 12, 2016 12:57 AM # 
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*****.
Jan 12, 2016 1:34 AM # 
Wow!!! (If it's Sutton)
Jan 12, 2016 4:18 AM # 
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.
Jan 12, 2016 4:31 AM # 
I wonder if Canada will bid for urban WOC once they spit WOC apart.
Vancouver makes so much sense (or Ottawa)
Jan 12, 2016 1:51 PM # 
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.
Jan 12, 2016 2:27 PM # 
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!
Jan 12, 2016 2:29 PM # 
I don't know if Ottawa has a WOC level sprint map to use?

Montreal does for sure, but that's all.
Jan 12, 2016 5:53 PM # 
Are these previously-scanned PDFs already in Orienteering Canada's archive?
Jan 12, 2016 7:03 PM # 
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.
Jan 12, 2016 7:08 PM # 
Stefan: I must be underestimating Ottawa! Are your choices:
Carleton, NRC and somewhere forested?

My Montreal choices:
Mont Royal and Île Sainte-Hélène
Jan 13, 2016 6:09 PM # 
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.
Jan 13, 2016 6:41 PM # 
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.
Jan 13, 2016 9:31 PM # 
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!
Jan 13, 2016 9:59 PM # 
Nev: " Quebec City has hosted an international Orienteering competition in the past..." ? This is news to me. Do you have any details?
Jan 13, 2016 11:29 PM # 
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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