Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, June 23, 2003

Canada? Why not?


When I was in Toronto I had a conversation that went something like this:

You travel for a lot of orienteering. Do you come to Canada for orienteering?

No, not really. I've only been orienteering in Canada a couple of times; not since the 1980s.


Well, there is plenty of orienteering in the states.

Plenty of O' in the states? I guess so, but that isn't really why I haven't done much orienteering in Canada.

The reason I haven't done much orienteering in Canada is I don't pay attention to the Canadian schedule. When I'm thinking about O' trips, I never check what is going on in Canada.

That's fairly stupid. There is plenty of good orienteering in Canada. The season runs a bit later in the spring and begins earlier in the fall. So, going to some races in Canada could extend the O' season.

What's wrong with me? Why don't I check out the Canadian schedule?

This afternoon I took a look at the Canadian schedule and found the Great Lakes O' Festival. Not only does the race look good, but you can combine a three day O' race with watching the World Cycling Champs. Cool. And a quick check of internet air fares showed a round trip ticket from KC to Toronto for less that $250 (and on Midwest Express, no less).

I'll have to do a bit of planning and see if it'll work out to go the GLOF. And, I'll have to start paying attention to the Canadian O' schedule. I'm not too old to learn.

posted by Michael | 8:48 PM


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