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On the August long weekend, the Manitoba Orienteering Association will host the 2013 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships. A weekend of Sprint races in Winnipeg and the Sass Peepre Training Camp for Juniors and Adults will be held in conjunction with the championships.

The championships will be held in Spruce Woods Provincial Park on the Hog's Back map, which was the site of the 2009 Canadian Orienteering Championships. The Sass Peepre Training Camp for Juniors and Adults will be held nearby in Glenboro and will use other areas of Spruce Woods Provincial Park.


June 10: Traditionally, the Sass Peepre Training Camp has been for Juniors only. This camp is breaking with tradition to welcome adults, as well as juniors, on a one-time basis. Juniors are expected to register as full-time participants. Adults can choose between the full-time option and a drop-in option. Please read the information on the camp webpage, as well as the detailed information which can be downloaded from that page.

July 7: The event booklet will be posted soon. In the meantime, course lengths are now available here.

July 14: Booklet still in progress. Some course data have changed (see link above). Also, the Sass Peepre Camp has moved to Kiche Manitou Campground and the WCOC Model event site is now open on Friday as well as Saturday.

July 17: The event booklet (Competitor Handbook) is now available for download.

July 19: The Sprint Weekend now has a WhyJustRun page, which you can use to register for the Sprint Weekend if you didn't already do so through Zone4.

July 22: Updated the Google Map on the home page and added a link to another Google Map for the Sprint Weekend.

July 30: The Sprint Weekend results are now posted (see Results link on the left). The WCOC start lists should be posted soon.

July 30: The WCOC start lists are now posted (see Start Lists link on the left).

Competitor Handbook

The Competitor Handbook is now available for download in two formats:
Web Version - 926 KB PDF file for viewing on a computer
Print Version - 920 KB PDF file for printing stapled booklets

Printed booklets will be included with registration packages.

Event Schedule

Date Time Event Location
July 27 (Sat) 9:00 AM
12:00 PM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
Sprint Weekend Race 1
Sprint Weekend Race 2
Sprint Weekend Race 3
Sprint Weekend Race 4
Crescent Park
U. of M.
King's Park
LaBarriere Park
July 28 (Sun) 9:00 AM
12:00 PM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
Sprint Weekend Race 5
Sprint Weekend Race 6
Sprint Weekend Race 7
Sprint Weekend Race 8
The Forks
Wildwood Park
FortWhyte Alive
Assiniboine Park
7:30 PM Sprint Weekend Barbecue Assiniboine Park
July 30 (Tue)
Aug. 1 (Thu)
8:30 AM (Tue)
4:00 PM (Thu)
Sass Peepre Training Camp
for Juniors and Adults
Spruce Woods
Aug. 2 (Fri) 2PM-8PM WCOC Model (New) Spruce Woods (Hog's Back)
Aug. 3 (Sat) 8AM-10AM WCOC Model Spruce Woods (Hog's Back)
10AM-2PM WCOC Middle Spruce Woods (Hog's Back)
Aug. 4 (Sun)
10AM-3PM WCOC Long Spruce Woods (Hog's Back)
6:00 PM WCOC Banquet Glenboro
Aug. 5 (Mon)
10AM-1PM WCOC Sprint Spruce Woods (Hog's Back)

For orienteering events, the time window is from the first start time to the course closing time.

Registration Package Pickup

Registration packages may be picked up as follows:

Date Time Location
Sat. July 27 8:30AM to 9:00AM Crescent Park
11:30AM to 12:00PM U. of M.
2:30PM to 3:00PM King's Park
5:30PM to 6:00PM LaBarriere Park
Sun. July 28 8:30AM to 9:00AM The Forks
11:30AM to 12:00PM Wildwood Park
2:30PM to 3:00PM FortWhyte Alive
5:30PM to 6:00PM Assiniboine Park
Fri. Aug. 2 2:00PM to 8:00PM Spruce Woods Inn
426 Lyall St., Glenboro (off Hwy 2)
Sat. Aug. 3 9:00AM to 10:00AM Hog's Back, Middle meet site
Sun. Aug. 4 9:00AM to 10:00AM Hog's Back, Long meet site
Mon. Aug. 5 9:00AM to 10:00AM Hog's Back, Sprint meet site

Please remember that waivers must be signed when picking up registration packages.

The O-Store Coming to the WCOCs

The O-Store is excited to be coming to Manitoba for the Western Canadian Orienteering Championships. Our range of orienteering gear has expanded from last year and we look forward to offering everyone a chance to browse through our display and see if there is anything of interest to you. We hope there is!

Visit us at o-store.ca to see what products we have available. We will be accepting cash, cheques, Mastercard and Visa in Manitoba.

Meet Sites

The following Google Map shows the parking locations at Hog's Back, Glenboro (for the banquet), and the Winnipeg Sprint Weekend races.

View WCOC 2013 in a larger map

Sprint Weekend Participants: Please see this map for both parking and meet site locations.

Meet Officials

Course Planners Sprint Weekend: Vern Nelson, Larry Konotopetz
WCOC Middle: Jim Lee
WCOC Long: Don Roe
WCOC Sprint: Larry Konotopetz, Patrick Goeres
Controllers Sprint Weekend: Tim Lee, Larry Konotopetz, Vern Nelson
WCOC Middle: Pat Connors
WCOC Long: Muriel Gamey
WCOC Sprint: Sheldon Friesen
Meet Director Jennifer Hamilton
Onsite Registration and Awards Doris Nelson, Lois Watts, Pat Lee, Vern Nelson
Web Site and Online Registration Thomas Graupner, Dave Graupner, Jennifer Hamilton
Start Line Jim Lee, Barb Lee, Ursula Goeres
Finish Line Rudi Bajt
Timing and Results Thomas Graupner, Vern Nelson
Event Site Setup and Refreshments Angela Bajt, Rudi Bajt, Jennifer Hamilton


Please e-mail any comments or questions about the 2013 WCOCs to info@orienteering.mb.ca.