Organizers: Troy Smith (Event Director), Cheryl Smith (Course Planner)

Bonus Event: Following the point to point race, participants will have the opportunity to compete in a fun memory map sprint .

Memory Map Training: Two courses will be available, “Beginner/Intermediate” and “Advanced”. Each course will be printed on a map available at the start triangle only. You can come back to the start triangle as many times as you wish. Participants will choose their own level of challenge, either receiving a blank map or NO map. We will post results for the memory map training events, but they do not count toward the NSOS point series.

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

This is one of Kentville’s most valued and visited recreational spaces. Located about 1 km from downtown Kentville (on Park Street in the west end), Memorial Park offers three tennis courts, two basketball courts, five ball fields, four soccer fields, an outdoor pool, splash pad, a skating pond, running track, skatepark, playbox, and the Walter Wood Playground.

The Courses:

Point to Point

To complete any of the courses participants must visit a series of control points in the order shown on the map provided. Maps will be provided at the start which will be staggered to space competitors and limit following.

Distances given below are an estimate only and will vary due to the nature of the event.

Beginner participants will typically follow marked and easy to follow trails to controls on or near trail for the easiest navigation and shortest distance to cover. Basic map following required. 1-2km.

Intermediate participants, will exercise route choice along trails while also using map features and basic compass skills to, typically, find controls located on or just off trails with typically clear features nearby that ease navigation. 1.5-2.5 km.

Advanced participants will tackle the entire map on trail and off, following longer route choices through more difficult terrain, streams forests and all; good navigation skills required. 2.5 -3.5 km.

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 , November 16 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.


The most convenient place to park is The Credit Union Rec Complex,38 Gary Pearl Drive Kentville or Kings County Academy across the street.

Washrooms: No washrooms on site. There is a Gas station 1.4 km away.


We run rain, snow or shine. Local thunder will typically be accommodated by a short delay. That said any weather involving a Hurricane or Tropical Storm coming straight over will result in a reschedule.


10:00 Registration Opens

10:15 Beginner Clinic (if required)

10:45 Safety Brief

11:00 am (Staggered Start)

12:30 pm Foot O Time Limit

Start will be nearby the registration table.

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.


Troy : email :

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


Memorial Park Kentville N,S

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


Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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