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Organizers: Cheryl Smith (Event Director), Troy Smith (Assistant)

INFORMATION BELOW CURRENT AS OF June 12, 2023 - Note the date change to June 24, 2023

NOTE: ONS and AVOC will be donating all proceeds from this event to the Red Cross to support Nova Scotians affected by the recent wildfires. Donations in addition to registration fees are most welcome and will be added to the overall contribution.

Annapolis Valley Orienteering Club will be hosting this Score O event. The terrain at the Gorge is a mix of (mostly) runnable forest with mountain bike and walking trails and is aptly named for the deep gorge running down the middle of the map.

In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own water.


Prior to participating in an event, participants must complete the 2023 Orienteering NS membership process, including the Orienteering Canada waiver. There is no cost, and this is completed once per year.

We are now using a new membership registration system. The first thing it asks for is to create a login to the software. This is necessary so that the system will recognize you when you register for events and it will make next year’s registration process quicker as well.

Please complete this before your first event! (If you registered using the google form system for your first event this year, we thank you for completing the new form as well).

Membership link:!/memberships/orienteering-nova-scotia-2023

VOLUNTEERS would be appreciated for a few tasks associated with the event (e.g. Beginner instruction, registration, control pickup). Please see here to sign up.

Beginner Instruction - A 'beginner ambassador' will be available to provide casual instruction from 10:15-10:45. Please let us know if you are interested and arrive at 10:00am to register.


This is a Score O event, meaning all competitors start at the same time (11:00am), visit controls in any order, and will have 90minutes to visit as many controls as you wish. Points are awarded for controls based on level of difficulty. 10pt controls will be located on or easily visible from trails. 20pt controls will be located just off trails or handrail features, and 30pt controls will be a higher technical difficulty and require good navigation skills. Your score is reduced by 20pts per minute if you return after the 90min time limit; after 10 minutes, no points will be awarded.

Beginner Score O: A map will be provided that shows beginner level controls (10pts) and a small number of 'challenge' controls that are either a little more challenging or will add distance to your event (20pts).

Score O: A map will be provided with all controls. (10, 20 and 30pt values). Participants choose their own level of challenge.

Note: Individuals may participate in the gender category of their choosing that is congruent with how they authentically live outside of the sport. No further disclosure or documentation is required.


You must have a 2023 Orienteering Canada waiver and membership form on file to participate in this event. These can be filled out online here. If you have already completed these forms in 2023, there is no need to do another one. If you reside outside of NS, you need to be registered with a home club. Follow the same link and choose Visitor (Event) Membership.

Please ensure you register on this website by [time, date] to guarantee a map and to make check-in quick and easy for all participants.

On-site check-in will take place from 10:00am-10:45am. Please ensure you have completed your membership/waiver in advance (see above).

Limited same day registration is possible, dependent on map availability.


June 24, 2023 at 11:00am.

Course closure will be at 12:45pm.

Please follow all municipal, provincial and federal health guidelines while participating.

Entry Fees:

How to pay:

In advance: By Electronic funds transfer to the following email:

**coming soon: our online registration platform is expected to go live in July**

In person: A payment container will be available; please bring correct change.


Very limited parking is available at the end of Gladys Porter Drive in Kentville. It is preferred to park at Memorial Park, just 400m down the hill, or if the lot is full, plenty of parking is usually available at the Valley Credit Union Complex (Soccer Dome), a 1km walk.


There is usually a portable washroom on-site, or the Ultramar gas station is about 1km away.




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