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Canadian Orienteering Federation


Canadian Orienteering Federation

Orienteering Canada
Sport Orienteering
Jurisdiction Canada
Founded 1967[1]
Affiliation IOF
Regional affiliation North America
Official website

Orienteering Canada (formally the Canadian Orienteering Federation or COF) is the national Orienteering Association in Canada. It is recognized as the orienteering association for Canada by the International Orienteering Federation, of which it is a member.[2]


Orienteering Canada, formally the Canadian Orienteering Federation,[3] was founded and incorporated in 1967 and initially consisted of three member associations, those of Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. In 1968 Orienteering Canada became a member of the Dundas Valley and Denise Demonte of the Hamilton King Forestors claimed 4th place, a best ever World Cup result by a North American. In 1990 two major international events were held in Canada, the Asia-Pacific Orienteering Championships in British Columbia, and a World Cup race in Caroline hosted by the Alberta Orienteering Association. In 1992 Canada hosted its third World Cup race in Ganaraska Forest, Newcastle Ontario. In 2000 the Orienteering Association of New Brunswick (ONB) held, in conjunction with the Canadian Orienteering Championships, Canada's first two World Ranking Events in Rockwood Park, Saint John, and Fundy National Park. In 2002 the Asia-Pacific Orienteering Championships returned to Canada, this time in Alberta. In 2005 the Alberta Orienteering Association hosts another major international event, the World Masters Orienteering Championships. That same year Canadian Sandy Hott placed 9th in the middle distance at the WOC, a new best result by a North American at the WOC and a then best ever result by a female non-European. In 2006 the Saskatchewan Orienteering Association joined Orienteering Canada and hosted the Canadian Orienteering Championships a year later. In 2011 Orienteering Canada introduced the concept of Canada Cup Events and the Canada Cup Elite Series.[3]


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External links

  • Official website of Orienteering Canada
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