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2009 Manitoba Sandhills Orienteering Festival

Western Canadian Orienteering Championships

Important Note

The information on this web page is superseded by the Competitor Handbook.

Please refer to the handbook for the most up-to-date information.

Course Data

The COF Course and Category Guidelines (Amended 2009 M45-54 on Sprint Course 5 and W21-34E on Sprint Course 4) will be used.  See the following table for map scales.

Event Map Scale
WCOC Sprint 1 : 5,000
WCOC Middle 1 : 10,000
WCOC Long 1 : 10,000 for courses 1-8
1 : 15,000 for courses 9-10

Awards

For each competitive class, medals will be awarded to the top three eligible Western Canadian competitors.  Prizes will also be given to the top three overall competitors.

To be eligible for WCOC awards you must be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident as defined by the Dept. Citizenship & Immigration and resident in either MB, SK, AB, BC or YK.

Banquet

The WCOC banquet will be held at the Hartney Golf Club on Sunday 23rd August at 5:00PM.

It will be a Barbeque/Buffet style consisting of:
         Rib Eye Steak or Chicken or Vegetarian Baked Potato
         Selection of salads
         Buns
         Desert
         Tea and coffee

A cash bar will be available.

Officials

Meet Director Dave Graupner
Course Planners Tim Lee (Sprint)
Jim Lee & Jack Forsyth (Middle & Long)
Controllers Jim Lee (Sprint)
Sheldon Friesen (Middle)
Tim Lee (Long)

Directions to Parking

WCOC Sprint

Directions to SPRINT: JUNIPER HILL, near Hartney, Manitoba (Fri. Aug. 21 at 4 p.m.)

From Winnipeg take Highway #1 (the Trans Canada) west to Brandon (approximately two hours).

From Brandon take Highway #10 south (18th St.) for about 25 km to Highway #2

Turn right at the junction of Highways #10 and #2 onto, Highway #2.

Take Highway #2 for 44.3 km to Highway #21

Turn left onto Highway #21, heading south, for 12.3 km. Drive past the first turn off on the left for Hartney, take a slight right of half a kilometer and then turn right on Grand Bend Road.

Follow Grand Bend Road for 7 km to a T-Junction.

Turn left at the T-Junction and drive 1.6 km. Turn right and drive 3.3 km. Watch for the orienteering signs.

WCOC Middle and Long

Directions to MIDDLE and LONG: FORT DESJARLAIS, near Hartney, Manitoba (Sat. Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. and Sun. Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. respectively)

From Winnipeg take Highway #1 (the Trans Canada) west to Brandon (approximately two hours).

From Brandon take Highway #10 south (18th St.) for about 25 km to Highway #2

Turn right at the junction of Highways #10 and #2 onto, Highway #2.

Take Highway #2 for 44.3 km to Highway #21

Turn left onto Highway #21, heading south, for 12.3 km. Drive past the first turn off on the left for Hartney, take a slight right of half a kilometer and then turn right on Grand Bend Road.

Follow Grand Bend Road for 7 km to a T-Junction.

Turn left at the T-Junction and drive 1.6 km. Turn right and drive 7.5 km. Watch for the orienteering signs.

WCOC Banquet

Directions to Banquet, August 23 at 5 p.m. at the Hartney Golf Course:

From Winnipeg take Highway #1 (the Trans Canada) west to Brandon (approximately two hours).

From Brandon take Highway #10 south (18th St.) for about 25 km to Highway #2

Turn right at the junction of Highways #10 and #2 onto, Highway #2.

Take Highway #2 for 44.3 km to Highway #21

Turn left onto Highway #21, heading south, for 10.9 km. The Hartney Golf Course

Road Maps

Overview Map

Detailed Map