Are you avoiding the download+self-print model due to copyright issues?
That is a really good read.
'Quaranteering': I love it. I'm trying to get triath-alone going around here but so far it has fallen flat.
Here's a thought: Attack Pointers go to the Whitehorse Star article and at the end add a comment supporting orienteering and the YOA.
GuyO, I think it's to ensure the right paperwork is signed --
"To be able to run the courses people must register as a Yukon Orienteering Association Member. This is to ensure, Blake said, that everyone is covered under the Orienteering Canada insurance policy. Once registered orienteers will be given the location to a cupboard so they can pick up the map for that week’s course."
When we restart our season it will be for members only although I think that's more of a numbers issue (from this weekend we're allowed gatherings of up to 100).
Do you have special waver for the events?
We won't have our 'meet and greet' people as it'll be members only for the first bit but people are still free to encourage others in whatever manner they choose, whether it be verbal or hand communication.
Does YOA typically have to pay for permits for the venues you use? If so, are the parks charging you a lot more money to have your event going on for many days?
No special waivers for any of our local events - just one annual waiver that has to be signed with membership.
We don't have to pay for permits - and don't need permits at all for almost all of our maps so there is no change for the multi-day events. A few years ago, one of the campgrounds in town wanted us to pay for hosting the start / finish in their managed area, same as they would charge any user-group so we moved the start / finish out of the campground a few hundred metres to a public parking lot.
Great for you all! Alas, very unlike the Bay Area.
There are several things different between Yukon and the Bay Area.
Traffic, for instance... (with or without COVID)
NE Ohio Orienteering has opened a similar event. A waiver must be read before downloading the map, which also has the waiver attached. By downloading the map, it is understood that they agree to the waiver. Courses are run and results posted either by self-time and writing down a key word attached to the flag OR by using the iOrienteering phone app and the QR codes attached to each flag. Course is open for ten days. They have to call or text our event director before and after their run.http://neooc.com/camp-tuscazoar-2020-self-serve-cl...
Actually, no traffic with COVID. Now it's just like the Yukon here ;-)