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A BIG thank you from the COF

Hi Manitoba gang,

WOW! Congratulations. You have set a fantastic standard for future COC organizers. It was a fantastic 10 days. It was a very stress-free set of races for the competitors. And I know that only happens because the organizers have done so much work behind the scenes.

The Western Canadians, the fun banquet in Hartney, the great logistics for the Sass Peepre camp, the access to training maps on Monday and Tuesday, the touristy suggestions for those looking for something to do, the fun extra events - the goat and the relay, the great logistics for the COF conference and the AGM, the COCs, the delicious banquet in Carberry, the outstanding fundraising for the high performance program, the great competition arenas with lots of food, vendors, radio controls, announcing and lots of smiling people. It was all spectacular.

Thank you for going the extra mile.

An enormous thanks on behalf of the COF Board of Directors,
Charlotte MacNaughton
COF President

Thanks and well done!

Hi Dave,

Many thanks to you and the MB Sandhills Festival crew for an absolutely wonderful WCOC weekend. We really enjoyed the courses, terrain, socializing and, of course, the outstanding Manitoba hospitality. The Manitoba clubs never fail to put on fabulous events. Please let everyone involved know we really appreciate all their hard work in hosting the festival and their undying passion for orienteering.

Sincerely,
Laura and Barry

Another BIG Thank You!!!

As a member of the COF board and the Fast Women of Calgary THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!
What a terrific week of orienteering. Challenging, fun and exciting courses and fabulous volunteers!
Charlotte is right, you made our week stress free and only great organization can pull that off!
Cheers!
Andree

Many thanks for a wonderful event!

To David and all other event planners, organizers, and volunteers,

Thank you so much for a great time in Manitoba. It was my first time orienteering in the Manitoba terrain and I now understand why everyone kept telling me that this was their favourite terrain. Everything went so smoothly, which I know means that all you volunteers were working like mad at all hours putting these events together. You must have been exhausted by the end, but I hope feeling pleased for having done a great job.

A special thank you to Thomas Graupner for the CDs of the courses after each event. I really appreciated being able to download my track on the course maps to see where I went astray each day. It was fun!

Kim Kasperski

Standing on a Corner in Hartney, Manitoba

To the tune of ďTake it EasyĒ by the Eagles. Lyrics by Don Bayly

Well, Iím running down the road tryiní to find a control.
Iíve got seven women on my mind,
Veteran travelers and medal winners,
And theyíre all good friends of mine.
Come on baby, donít say maybe,
I gotta know if heading north is gonna save me.
We may lose and we may win,
But we wanta run here again.
Donít let the thought of poison ivy make you crazy.

Iím standing on a corner in Hartney, Manitoba
And such a fine sight I see.
Four girls, hot dang, in a Ford Mustang,
And theyíre slowing down to look at me.
Come on baby, donít say maybe,
I gotta know if heading east is gonna save me.
We may lose and we may win,
But we wanta run here again.
Donít let the thought of gale force winds make you crazy.

Iím swinging on a footbridge in Souris, Manitoba
Watching birds of every kind.
We find ice cream, cherry squares and Chinese food,
And we walk to the old oak tree.
Come on baby, donít say maybe,
I gotta know if heading south is gonna save me.
We may lose and we may win,
But we wanta run here again.
Donít let the thought of picking burrs make you crazy.

Iím driving to the banquet in Carberry, Manitoba
With three women in the car.
The words that they say, the stories they tell,
Reach right to my heart.
Come on baby, donít say maybe,
I gotta know if heading north is gonna save me.
We may lose and we may win,
But we wanta run here again.
Donít let the thought of relocation make you crazy.

Iím lying in the campground at Kiche Manitou,
Just about off to sleep,
When shots ring out and the sky lights up
In a fireworks display.
Come on baby, donít say maybe,
I gotta know if heading east is gonna save me.
We may lose and we may win,
But we wanta run here again.
Donít let the thought of work on Monday make you crazy.

WCOCs and COCs

TO YOU ALL:

A huge thank you from the Vancouver Island contingent. Yes, I can still tell my friends here it really is worth the 5000 km drive!

We were last in Manitoba in '97, and many here couldn't understand why we would ever want to do it again. It's because the terrain is brilliant, and the wonderful team of cheerful people who do all the work are so professional in all aspects of the organisation. We couldn't even complain about the map print quality. The maps were the most legible we've seen since offset printing was used. You even planned all the rain to fall at night, and killed off every mosquito in the province, specially for us.

Enjoy your well-earned rest, everyone!

Diana and Martin

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