Orienteering New Brunswick
Welcome to the Orienteering New Brunswick website, which describes orienteering
activities in and around the province of New Brunswick in eastern
Canada. ONB has active groups in Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John.
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- What, you may ask, is Orienteering?
- The 20 second answer is: it is a
sport that involves finding
your way around the countryside with the aid of a map, showing control
points to be visited, and a compass. Think of it as a car rally on
foot. The person who finds all the control points in the shortest time
- How do I begin?
Come to the next event in your area. See the event list elsewhere on
this page. Contact the representative nearest you for more details,
- In Fredericton: Rob Hughes 506
- In Moncton: Harold McQuade 506
- In Saint John: Steve Heron 506 849-1855
- What do I need?
- Running shoes or light hiking boots, a whistle (available at events for
$2), and a simple compass (usually available for rental at events).
- Who can do it?
- Anybody - from 8 to 80. All ONB events include courses to suit
participants of different skill and fitness levels from beginner to
advanced. Children younger than 8 are welcome, but should be accompanied on
their course by an adult.
- How do I learn to do it?
- Come to an event! An organizer will be happy to give you some pointers
before you attempt an easy course. Do start with an easy course - it is
much more fun when you finish having found all the control points.
- If you want to investigate a bit more, take a look
at our tutorial pages.
- How do I join Orienteering New Bruswick?
- Come to an event! Membership is automatic for participants.
- See the membership page for details on
group membership and supporter membership.
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