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Organizers: Cheryl Smith (Event Director), Mark Sypher (Course Planner)

Map: Lockhart Ryan Park

In honour of Truth and Reconciliation Day, September 30th, proceeds of this event will be donated to the Annapolis Valley First Nation.

This will be Barebones style event, meaning the approach will be casual in order to minimize the amount of volunteer capacity required, while still providing an enjoyable event for orienteers.

The Venue:

Lockhart Ryan Park, New Minas. Park with open fields, wooded trails and buildings. Lots of variety!

The Courses:

Point-to-Point "Spriddle" event with Time Staggered Starts and Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner classes. ("Spriddle" meaning it's sprint-like, but longer than your usual sprint).

Participants will be given their maps as they start.

To complete any of the courses participants must visit a series of control points in the order shown on the map provided.

Distances approximate and will be updated shortly.

Beginner participants will typically follow an easy route along handrails or paths to controls on path junctions and easily recognizable features for the easiest navigation and shortest distance to cover. Basic map following required. 1.5km.

Intermediate participants, will exercise route choice while also using map features and basic compass skills to find controls located on or just off paths with typically clear features nearby that ease navigation. 2.5km.

Advanced participants will tackle the entire map navigating longer route choices through more complex terrain, good navigation skills required. 3.5km.

A beginner’s clinic may be offered. Let us know via a message to the email address below if you are interested, and we can provide some form of instruction, if not a formal clinic. Please check-in at 10am if you require instruction.


  • Prior to participating in their first event, all participants must have completed the Orienteering NS registration form and the Orienteering Canada waiver provided at the following link. Once completed for your first event, you are done for the year.
  • Once membership and waiver are completed, register for courses by selecting the appropriate course button on this page.
  • Please ensure you register via these links by midnight Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 to ensure a map is printed for you.
  • On-site check-in will take place from 10:00 to 10:45 am. Again, please ensure you have completed membership/waiver in advance (see above).
  • Check in at the registration table by 10:45 at the latest on event day to take care of payment if necessary and to let us know you’ve arrived.

Membership and Waiver

Last minute registration: This can be done on site, but we typically only have a few extra maps because we didn’t know you were coming... Also, pre-registration allows the on-site details to move more quickly.

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

Snacks: A small post race treat will be available, but participants should bring their own water if needed.


Please use the parking lot of the Louis Millet Centre for this event - registration will be visible from the parking lot.


There is a washroom facility, that is occasionally open, in the park.


10:00 Registration Opens

10:15 Beginner Clinic (if required)

10:45 Safety Brief

11:00 am (Staggered Starts)

Start will a short walk from registration (@400m).

Entry Fees:

The following are the fees for this event (pre-registered), add $5 for day-of registrations:

How to Pay:

In advance (preferred):

By Electronic funds transfer to the following email:

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


To Cheryl at:

Where can I get some of that cool Orienteering Kit before the event? Visit the O-Store!


Event is at Lockhart Ryan Park in New Minas (see map below). Please park at the Louis Millet Centre.

Registration and Start Finish will be at the pinned location shown in the map below.



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