[DETAILS MAY CHANGE - This info accurate as of September 12, 2020]

This year’s Dick James Memorial Event will actually be a Series of 4 self-timed sprint events created by the Annapolis Valley Orienteering Club:

  • Haliburton House, (414 Clifton Ave, Windsor, NS)
  • Lockhart-Ryan Park, (Hwy 1, New Minas, NS)
  • Centreville Recreation Park (1042 Sherman Belcher Rd, Centreville, NS)
  • Bigelow Trails (J Jordan Road, Canning, NS)

See below for details specific to each event.

For each self-timed event in the series, a Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced course has been created. Maps have been uploaded to the “Resources” tab (Maps or scroll down to the bottom of the list to "2020 Dick James Memorial Series" - click and all map files are there.) You can download and print the maps, and run the courses on your own schedule. Do as many courses as you like!

Please Note: Control locations will NOT be flagged in any way in the terrain, however the courses will be available on MapRun F, a smartphone app for orienteering that allows you to load the course onto your smartphone, track yourself using GPS, receive notifications when you reach each control and upload and compare your results to others who have completed the course. This app works quite well in open areas. Under tree cover, you may need to wait a few moments near the control site for the unit to pick up GPS and notify you. [If it does not register controls that you have been to, you can contact Pam James through AVOC at ValleyOrienteering@outlook.com and she may be able to add you to the results.]

The maps and courses will be available until October 31, 2020.


Proceeds from the Dick James Memorial event each year are donated to Orienteering Canada for junior development. For the 2020 event, organizers request that you make the donation directly to Orienteering Canada using the following link. Please note the donation is for the Junior team. (recommended $10 per adult per course):



Although courses are self-timed and self-directed, please register, to allow us to track waiver completion. Thank you!


Can be found on the Orienteering Nova Scotia website, or here:


For those with a Garmin device, MapRunG can also be used, and you can run without your phone:



Please be sure to visit the Orienteering Nova Scotia website or http://www.orienteering.ca/resources/covid-19/ for the most up-to-date information on COVID protocols before completing your event(s). You must have a 2020 waiver and membership form on file to participate. These can be completed online using the links below (the waiver can be accessed from within the membership form as well). A health declaration is not required for these on-your-own events, however please follow all municipal, provincial and federal health guidelines while participating.

Membership: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVG1BWHA...

Waiver: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKHjzcwG...


Haliburton House, (414 Clifton Ave, Windsor, NS) - Pam James, Course Planner

  • Washrooms at the museum may not be available
  • Main gate is open 7 days a week, 830am-430pm until October 3. After October 3, the gate is open weekdays only. Participants are welcome to use the grounds outside of these times, as long as they park on the streets around the property, and keep the area around the gates clear in case of emergencies
  • Be aware of disc golfers, who may also be using the area (and if you are a disc golfer, feel free to bring your discs and use the course!)

Lockhart-Ryan Park, (Hwy 1, New Minas, NS) - Mark Sypher, Jim Blanchard, Course Planners

  • Be aware of disc golfers, who may also be using the area (and if you are a disc golfer, feel free to bring your discs and use the course!)
  • There is a disc golf tournament on October 3 and 4, 2020--please do not choose these dates to complete these courses
  • Park closes at dusk

Centreville Recreation Park (1042 Sherman Belcher Rd, Centreville, NS) - Cheryl Smith, Course Planner

  • In the western fields, a ball diamond is under construction. This new feature (along with any fencing, stands, etc. that may pop up between now and October 30th) does NOT appear on the map.
  • Park closes at dusk
  • Start/finish is in the parking lot off Sherman Belcher Road
  • Note that the advanced course is printed on 2 maps (one for the first 9 controls, the second for the rest!)

Bigelow Trails (J Jordan Road, Canning, NS) - Stephen Martin, Course Planner

  • Please avoid school hours when completing these courses (i.e. use after 3:15pm or on weekends), as the map covers the grounds of two schools

Dick James was a founding member of the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia and a past Board member of the Canadian Orienteering (now Orienteering Canada). His passion for Orienteering was reflected in the thousands of hours he devoted to growing the sport over the years. Proceeds from these events will allow a donation to be made in Dick’s name to Orienteering Canada’s junior development program and we thank you for your contribution.


Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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