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Previous news and announcments

Upcoming NavDash and Bush events

NavDash starts Saturday 2nd March

As the Be Active Metro Series of Orienteering finishes, keen orienteers will be preparing for the sprint and bush orienteering seasons. The NavDash sprint series will commence on Saturday 2nd March at Murdoch University, followed by a NavDash event at Ascot on 16th March. 

Bush events start soon too

The first bush event for the year will be on the following morning, Sunday 17th March,

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Mosman Park : Be Active Metro Series

Be Active Metro Series Finale

The final event in the 2012/13 Series will be held this Saturday, at the usual time of 5.00pm, at Jabe Dodd Park, Mosman Park.  

Easter 2013 Entry Deadline

Standard entries close Sunday 3rd March 2013

A reminder that the standard entry fee period for Gold’n Ponds Easter 2013 finishes on Sunday 3rd March. That is less than one month away! Visit the event website for full details and to enter the event today.

Mt Claremont : Be Active Metro Series

Be Active Metro Series

This week’s Be Active Metro Series event will  start from John XXIII College in Mt Claremont, at the usual time of 5.00pm on Saturday. Registration will be open from around 4.15pm, and a briefing for beginners will be conducted at around 4.45pm, before a mass start at 5.00pm.

There will be three courses with simple navigation – Short (2-3kms), Medium (5-6kms), or Long (7-9kms).  You can walk,

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Noranda : Be Active Metro Series

Be Active Metro Series

Orienteering comes to the NE Suburbs this week with a Be Active Metro Series event taking in Noranda and Beechboro on Saturday 9th February, at the usual time of 5.00pm on Saturday 9th February registration will be open from around 4.15pm. A briefing for beginners will be conducted at around 4.45pm, before a mass start at 5.00pm.

There will be three courses with simple navigation – Short (2-3kms), Medium (5-6kms), or Long

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Events in the South West

Events in the south-west are organised by South West Orienteering Trekkers (SWOT) club. They include street orienteering in urban areas, short course events, and traditional bush orienteering in state forest or on farmland.

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2013 Membership now available

Join online today!

Your 2013 Membership is now due. We will be using the new Eventor System for membership, event information and entries over the coming year. To join or renew your OAWA membership for 2013 online you will need to use Eventor.

How to sign up for your OAWA Membership using Eventor

Extreme Weather Policy

At this stage Saturday’s (2nd February) forecast is for a hot day, but with cooling South-Westerly breezes by the afternoon.  Should this change and the weather become more extreme, Orienteering Western Australia’s Extreme Weather Policy may be implemented.  This may mean shortening of the courses, or making them non-competitive.  In very extreme conditions the event may be cancelled.  All participants are asked to bring a good supply of fluids (water is best!), and to

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North Lake : Be Active Metro Series

Saturday 2nd February

The Be Active MetrO Series heads South to another new area on Saturday 2nd February at 5.00pm, with an event near Adventure World in Bibra Lake. The event assembly area is adjacent to Bibra Lake, near the junction of Progress Drive and Gwilliam Drive.    

The event is not far from the coast – Coogee Beach or the beaches in the new Port Coogee Marina, and Fremantle’s many cafes are a 15-minute drive.

There will be three

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Gold’n Ponds Easter 2013 – Early Bird entries

A reminder that early bird entries for Gold’n Ponds Easter 2013 finish on Sunday 16th December.  Enter soon to take advantage of great discounts.

We are also pleased to confirm the camping arrangements for the event have been finalised.  Accommodation in Bendigo is already heavily booked for the Easter weekend so this provides an exclusive, low cost option for orienteers.  To book accommodation select the Service for camping in the 3-day event within Eventor.

Wanneroo : Be Active Metro Series

Come along to this weekend's Be Active Metro Series orienteering event and enjoy the vast, open expanse of parklands bordering Lake Joondalup.  This map also takes in the Wanneroo Showgrounds and other parkland areas and is a great location for an evening picnic.  There is also a large playground nearby for the kids to play on afterwards.

There will be three courses with simple navigation – Short (2-3kms), Medium (5-6kms), or Long (7-9kms).  Beginners are most

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Be Active WA School Orienteering Championships

2015 WA School Orienteering Championships,  Wednesday 17th June, at Fred Jacoby Forest Park, Mundaring.

Frederick Irwin Anglican School and St Brigid's Primary School are the Champion Schools for 2015.

In a very close contest for the Secondary School title, Frederick Irwin finished with 31 points thanks to a clean sweep of the top 6 places in the Pairs 16 class, with Warnbro Community High School 2nd on 22 points, closely followed by Scotch College on 21 points.

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