Thursday, May 31, 2012

Training and Racing and Bears.... oh my!

I recently got back from a fantastic week of orienteering – Sage Stomp on the 19th to 21st, then an HPP training camp, followed by Barebones last weekend.

Sage Stomp was held at McQueen Lake near Kamloops. The middle and long were both on the same map – an area of open forest, scattered grassland, and hillsides with fine contour detail. I greatly enjoyed the runnability of the forest after spending the winter on the coast of BC! I made several mistakes on the middle, including spending 7 minutes on a fairly short first leg, but the long went quite smoothly. From talking to others after the long, it sounded like many people had similar experiences. For these races it was very important to find the right balance between keeping in contact with the map so I didn’t get lost, and letting go enough to push my speed.

The sprint was fun, but I didn’t exactly sprint it… It was a forest sprint in the area around the cabins we were staying in, on a map called Buck-eye Knoll.  I got turned around a few times – probably should have been watching my compass more carefully.           

There were 9 athletes (3 juniors including myself, and 6 seniors) at the training camp in Canmore, with Brent as our coach and Larry Konotopetz helping out. We were staying at the Alpine Club of Canada hostel, and training on 3 maps: Banff Centre, Rafter 6, and Bow Valley, each within 30 minutes from there. Brent kept us busy: Tuesday – sprint with a practice Qualification start (3 people start at once), then sprint with focus on control taking, then route choice (see Brent’s blog post about that one:; Wenesday – relocation/rough compass/precision compass, then line-O and corridors, then over to Calgary for a park sprint while Patrick coached his juniors; Thursday – Rafter 6 Barebones model course, then a mini one-person relay type of thing with a mass start on the first loop then chase starts for the next two. We also had mental training – a meeting one evening to discuss tactics after the route choice exercise, and several visualization assignments. We were asked to visualize both before and after a training session or a particular leg.

This training camp was valuable for many reasons. Obviously we got lots of training in, but it was especially beneficial to have organized training with specific goals, with flags, and with a coach to analyse and guide us. I also really enjoyed spending  * days surrounded by so many other athletes. Though orienteering is usually an individual sport, it is so much more fun to train and compete with others! Also, the other athletes have more experience than me at training and competing at a high level, so they were able to give insight into orienteering techniques, warm-up routines, preparation for JWOC, etc.

Barebones was also in Canmore. I had so much fun at the sprint! (RouteGadget) It was forest and urban, downhill to the town centre. I worked on pushing my speed and taking risks, since I usually am overly cautious when I orienteer so I wanted to try something different. It worked well. I made one large mistake, leaving control 9 in the wrong direction, but I also had some really good legs and ended up third.

At 7.2 km, the long at Canmore Nordic Centre (RouteGadget) was the longest course I have run yet. I think I psyched myself out a bit, but in the end it was fine. The trail network required me to keep my concentration.

The middle at Mount Laurie (RouteGadget) had challenging contour detail. It was challenging, but that that is what makes orienteering interesting for me. I love that kind of terrain. Things got even more interesting when I ran into a black bear at control 16. It left, I took the long way to the next control and yelled hellos for the rest of the race, and as far as I know there were no incidents, though several others saw it and two cubs too.

On Monday I was sad to be leaving. It had been such a fun trip. Great orienteering with a good coach, nice terrain, teammates to train with; team bonding with HPPers and JWOCers; fun races with plenty of people; pretty mountains and forest; fun times socializing...... I am now super excited for JWOC (from training with elites and talking about it all week and getting the most recent bulletin and hearing from Emily Kemp who is currently training in Slovakia on the official model terrain with the French team and watching a presentation at Barebones by Tori and Graeme about how JWOC works and how awesome their experiences have been), as well as WCOCs, COCs, NAOCs…. And even before all that – Yukon Champs are next week, on some of the maps from COCs 2011!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Final Selection for 2012 JWOC team!

Further to the announcement on March 23, 2012, the final team selection for the 2012 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) has been made. The Canadian Orienteering Federation and the High Performance Committee are delighted to announce that Kerstin BurnettEmily Ross, and Molly Kemp have been selected to join previously announced team of Alex Bergstrom, Trevor Bray, Emily Kemp, and Kendra Murray. These athletes will represent Canada in Slovakia from July 7-13, 2012.

You can tune in online to follow the progress of our athletes throughout the year on the Team Canada Blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrienteeringCAN

Let's hear you cheer for our athletes!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eric Kemp To The Top

Canada Cup Elite Series Update

After a flurry of orienteering events in late May, including 6 Canada Cup races, Eric Kemp (OOC) is making an early push to the top of the Elite Series. Eric won both the Middle and the Long, and added a third place in the Sprint at the Ottawa O-Fest. He followed that up with a second place in the Barebones Sprint in Canmore on Saturday morning for a total score of 85 points. Eric is 20 points ahead of Thomas Nipen (GVOC), who dominated Sage Stomp completely, winning both the Middle and Long Canada Cups on the new McQueen Lake map outside Kamloops. Patrick Goeres (CdeB) moves into third place in the Elite Series after winning both the Sprint in Ottawa and in Canmore. 

For the women, Louise Oram (GVOC) extends her lead after also winning both Canada Cups at Sage Stomp. Unfortunately she suffered a pretty bad high ankle sprain in the Sprint after jumping a rope fence, forcing her to stay home from Barebones this weekend and is probably looking at almost a month of recovery. We are holding our thumbs that she will be able to come back in time for WUOC and WOC! Kerstin Burnett (YOA) and Tori Owen (FWOC) are leading the chasing pack behind Louise. Next up in the Canada Cup schedule is the Yukon Championships on June 10.

Friday, May 11, 2012

National Orienteering Week ~ What is your favourite Canadian Orienteer map, and why?

As part of National Orienteering Week in Canada (NOW), we asked our High Performance Program athletes "What is your favourite Canadian Orienteer map, and why?"

Bow Valley Provincial Park, near Canmore, Alberta
"Now that I'm able to figure the map out and not get lost, its a good mix of fast open, flat forest, and complex ridges." Will Critchley
"Technical navigation, super-fast running and one of the few areas where you get incredible views while you race." Patrick Goeres
"Great runnability, tricky terrain and top quality mapping." Carol Ross

Long Lake, Whitehorse, Yukon
"Fast, but still technically and physically (hills) demanding." Robbie Anderson
"Personally, I have a lot of fond memories of orienteering there. It is also a very technical map contour wise, and can therefore be very challenging." Pia Blake
"It was the first map that I ran on after I had learned how to read contours. It was such a proud moment!" Emily Kemp

Carcross Desert, Whitehorse, Yukon
"The scenery around is stunning, and it has so many different types of terrain in it from forested, to scrubby stuff, to sandhills, to rock features..." Louise Oram
"Amazing technical challenges mixed with fabulous scenery, and an awesome physically challenging dessert." Graeme Rennie

Lewes Lake, Whitehorse, Yukon
"This map is super technical providing a great challenge" Kendra Murray
"No other map has that level of end to end detail, good runnability but low visibility, no trails and spectacular scenery. Paradise if you can handle it, traumatic if you cannot." Eric Kemp
"It is very challenging and different terrain." Trevor Bray
"The 2011 Canadian Orienteering Championships middle was held at this map. It was super detailed, but really fun to race on at the same time." Emily Ross

Barrens, near Carp, Ontario
"This map is special to me because it is very different from anything I've ever on. It is a challenge and something that I can work at improving." Laura Teutsch
"The uniqueness of the terrain. It's also very technical yet quite runnable so is very fun!" Jeff Teutsch

We have orienteering events on all over Canada this week. Check out the NOW website and find out what's going on in your area!

You can follow our High Performance Program athletes as they train and compete throughout the year on this blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrienteeringCAN

Thursday, May 10, 2012

National Orienteering Week ~ What tips would you give a beginner?

As part of National Orienteering Week in Canada (NOW), we asked our High Performance Program athletes "What tips would you give a beginner?"

"Get out on a map as often as possible. Don't be afraid to go over your courses with other orienteers." Emily Ross

"Practice, practice, practice. And run on courses more difficult than you are used to/think you are ready for." Graeme Rennie

"Do not get discouraged by mistakes!" Trevor Bray

"I would say that it is important to always trust your compass, don't assume that you know better than your compass which way is North." Laura Teutsch

"ORIENT YOUR MAP! (always)." Tori Owen

"Keep your head up and look far ahead. You'll be surprised how far ahead you can see." Patrick Goeres

"Think about which way is best to enter the control, and then plan your route to come from
that direction." Louise Oram

"Re-visit old maps -look for features on the map before you see them in the terrain, and visualize them. If you know what is coming you will be able to move more quickly with less hesitation. Kerstin Burnett

We have orienteering events on all over Canada this week. Check out the NOW website and find out what's going on in your area!

You can follow our High Performance Program athletes as they train and compete throughout the year on this blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrienteeringCAN

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

National Orienteering Week ~ What drives you to continue competing in Orienteering?

As part of National Orienteering Week in Canada (NOW), we asked our High Performance Program athletes "What drives you to continue to compete in Orienteering?"

"Orienteering is challenging. I want to do it well. The need to compete with other orienteers, the only meaningful yardstick against which to measure my performance, follows." Jon Torrance

"I have to win. If it were not orienteering, it'd be something else. But, since I seem pretty good at it so far, and can get significantly better, I envision there is a lot of winning potential still to be had." Will Critchley

"The challenge of each new race and type of terrain that forces you to adapt." Emily Kemp

"Orienteering is always new and exciting. Different terrain and races are always around the corner. I love to compete and I'm keen to reach the top!" Robbie Anderson

"Love of the sport, the outdoors, and the challenge of pushing your body." Louise Oram

"There is always the feeling that you can get better. The feeling of an absolutely perfect race is amazing, I strive for this feeling every time." Kendra Murray

"Imagine running over every hill, spiking every control. Flying through the forest with complete control over body and mind, it is wonderful." Eric Kemp

"That it is so multifactorial, it is not just physical or mental, and there is always something to work on." Tori Owen

"I am motivated to continue orienteering because I love getting to train or race on new terrain. I also want to have the perfect race." Pia Blake

"The adrenaline rush I get during a race and the feel good feeling you get after a race. Also how much I enjoy running in the woods." Jennifer MacKeigan

We have orienteering events on all over Canada this week. Check out the NOW website and find out what's going on in your area!

You can follow our High Performance Program athletes as they train and compete throughout the year on this blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrienteeringCAN

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

National Orienteering Week ~ What is your favourite aspect of Orienteering?

As part of National Orienteering Week in Canada (NOW), we asked our High Performance Program athletes "What is your favourite aspect Orienteering?"

"I love that I can control what happens during every event or training session, and that I can concentrate on staying in the moment and only thinking about how to get to the next control." Pia Blake

"I love how different it is from anything else. Instead of having a specific course that must be run, the courses and terrain are all so variable it is always interesting." Kendra Murray

"Orienteering is always a challenge. I also love the feeling of knowing that a control is going to be just over that hill, or on the other side of that boulder, and then actually seeing it!" Emily Ross

"That the sport involves lots of mental training as well as physical training." Trevor Bray

"Running through the woods at full speed with full control." Robbie Anderson

"The unique experience: Venturing into the unknown, the thrill of the hunt, the satisfaction of the kill… (e.g. taking the control)." Eric Kemp

"The problem solving aspect, and that the fastest runner will not necessarily be the winner." Louise Oram

"I appreciate that it is a sport where you absolutely need to hammer. And though you don’t have to be smart, you just need to be clever." Will Critchley

We have orienteering events on all over Canada this week. Check out the NOW website and find out what's going on in your area!

You can follow our High Performance Program athletes as they train and compete throughout the year on this blog,on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrienteeringCAN

Monday, May 7, 2012

National Orienteering Week ~ What is your first orienteering memory?

As part of National Orienteering Week in Canada (NOW), we asked our High Performance Program athletes "What is your first orienteering memory?"

"Going orienteering with my dad. I was on a bike so I could keep up. It was the guys of the family vs. the girls of the family!" Adam Woods

"My earliest orienteering memory is orienteering on my own in Germany when I was 7 or 8, and marveling at how all the trees were planted in rows instead of being helter-skelter like back home." Pia Blake

"One of my earliest orienteering memories is running B-meets with my dad. Every Sunday morning, my dad and I would head out together on the intermediate course." Laura Teutsch

"Twelve years ago, it was Halloween. My family and I were trying orienteering for the first time and we got lost searching for a giant caterpillar. We found it eventually..." Eric Kemp

"Running my first race in Winnipeg, some trails were completely flooded up to my knees with a nice film of ice on top. I had a blast and never looked back." Patrick Goeres

"My Dad telling me to duck as he bashed through thick New Brunswick forests with me in the baby backpack!" Carol Ross

"I remember my dad making an orienteering map of the trails behind my house for one of my birthdays (not sure which birthday, but I was pretty young) - my party guests and I did a mini O course together and got a sticker at each control." Kerstin Burnett

We have orienteering events on all over Canada this week. Check out the NOW website and find out what's going on in your area!

You can follow our High Performance Program athletse as they train and compete throughout the year on this blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrienteeringCAN

Sunday, May 6, 2012

National Orienteering Week ~ How did you discover Orienteering?

As part of National Orienteering Week in Canada (NOW), we asked our High Performance Program athletes "How did you discover Orienteering?"

"I started orienteering when I was 8yrs old all thanks to my dad who thought it would be fun all go out as a family together and get lost. After enough of that, though, we caught the bug and I competed in my first COC’s up north in the Yukon in 2004." Emily Kemp

"When I was 5, my brother Eric, my sister Emily, and my dad picked up a pamphlet and decided that we would try an intermediate course. We got completely lost, and ended up falling in love with the sport." Molly Kemp

"After orienteering as a very young child in a hiking backpack with my parents I started orienteering regularly around 1999. My first major event was the 2006 North American Champs when I surprised myself by coming in the middle of the pack in the 17-20 age category (I was 17). I’ve been hooked on competing ever since." Jeff Teutsch

"I have been orienteering my whole life, as both my parents orienteer. I began to train and become competitive around age fifteen." Kerstin Burnett

"I began orienteering (running or biking with my father) at age 9. I picked up orienteering again in 2009." Adam Woods

"I have been involved with orienteering for as long as I can remember, going out with my mom before I could read a map by myself. I would say I started orienteering around the age of 5." Kendra Murray

"When I was 8, my family decided they wanted orienteering to be one of their main sports. We would go on lots of road trips to Ontario and the north east US to compete in events. It was some of those events that got me hooked." Emily Ross
We have orienteering events on all over Canada this week. Check out the NOW website and find out what's going on in your area!

You can follow our High Performance Program athletes as they train and compete throughout the year here on our blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrienteeringCAN

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Interview with Greg Walker of Catching Features

As some of you know, I have been quite sick and unable to train. Instead of telling you how I have not been training, this blog post is an interview with Greg Walker.  He's the creator of the popular orienteering video game Catching Features (and also my boyfriend).

You're probably best known in the orienteering world as the creator of Catching Features but before we talk about that, what is your orienteering background?
My family started orienteering about 20 years ago through boy scouts and we just never stopped! I went to a few JWOCs but once I started college, I focused on wrestling and track and field.  After college, I got into cross country skiing and that led me to ski orienteering.  I have been a member of the US Ski Orienteering team for six years now.
What motivated you to make Catching Features?
I was in college and need a resume!
Did that work out for you?
Yes! The interview for my first job consisted of me playing Catching Features with my boss.  Then we played soccer. I then spent seven years living in LA making video games, which was not really the best move for (ski) orienteering!
How long did it take you make Catching Features?
It took four years, all of college, to make the first version of the game. Then I did another two years of serious work to develop the online features.
Are you really good at Catching Features!
 No, I'm terrible!
Do you have any future development plans for Catching Features?
Yes, but they're super secret!
Did you ever expect Catching Features to become such a highly regarded training tool?
No, not at all.  I originally made it cause I needed an idea for a video game and orienteering was fun.  Then other people seemed to find it useful, which led me to develop the online side of the game, which I never would have done just for fun.  Without that interest, there would never have been the ability for users to create and upload their own maps and courses, which is probably the best part.
What's the neatest thing you've seen someone do with Catching Features?
I saw someone try to disable the monkey once. It didn't work. But people have also made some really great maps, ranging from well-known maps such as WOC terrain to fantastic terrain created from scratch.

What other orienteering tools have you developed?
I'm currently developing an iPad mapping tool called ghettocad.
So have you used it to make maps?
I have quite a few partially complete maps around Truckee and another half done one in Amherst, MA.
Do other people map with ghettocad?
I think so. I've given quite a few people copies but I haven't heard much back.
What do you do if it's raining?
It never rains in Truckee! But if it did, you could just throw the iPad in a map case.
What kind of maps do you think ghettocad is best for? Do you think it will ever replace traditional mapping methods?
It's meant as a complement to Ocad, since ghettocad only does the fieldwork stuff.  It's especially good for making quick maps of small areas like school yards because you can do all the fieldwork and digitizing immediately in the terrain.

If you are interested in Catching Features, you can find a free demo here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

US InterScholastic Champs

A couple weekends ago I went down to the US Interscholastic championships in Washington State with my family and Tori. All in all it was a great weekend but man the woods were thick! Now she said in her post that some of the west coasters would just scoff at the woods I want to assure everyone that this is not true haha. This was possibly the thickest woods I've ever run in. Though this did make for an interesting and challenging new terrain type. I even found my self completely suspended from the ground with absolutely no way of moving forward a couple of times. Needless to say it was a bit of a shock to the system. This was the first orienteering I had really done all year (except for sprints and our club races) and it couldn't have been more different from the dryer or more open terrains I had been used to last summer, spending all my time happy, actually being to run, through the woods up north in the Yukon and over in Poland. Here's a picture from the event, sort of the closest thing I could find to a picture of the terrain.
Just imagine it like that except usually more wet and sallal-ey. Don't get me wrong I love my coastal rainforests but I came out of this one with some serious scratches.

All in all my races didn't go very well, but I still managed to find good legs and sections of each one that I was quite pleased with. So for the first races of the season and my first official M21. competition I'm happy enough. It is tough to go from that to not having any for another month again though. I am really excited for this season to get going and the summer to start. I always forget how awesome orienteering can be and how much I love it over the winter when all I get to do is run around city parks in the rain and the dark. Now I'm sunburnt and scratched up and I couldn't have had more fun (expect maybe if I'd won :). Here's the map from the first day. Have a look; maybe see what you would have done.

They might as well have printed them on green paper.

Orienteering, for the Win?

Here I am sitting in my apartment, after a 12hr shift at the hospital with another tomorrow and then a night after that, trying to put into words the idea I have had for a while about my blog post. Therefore, I apologize in advance as my writing tends to deteriorate near the end of a long day.  Probably not helping is that the type of writing I have been doing in the last little bit has been nursing charting, which is mostly comprised of short, to the point sentences. BUT let’s not get caught up in that and move away from Foley catheters and dressing changes to things like orienteering, running and training!

This year (well the winter season after JWOC) I have tried to keep my training hours up, to keep in shape, knowing I would have to dedicate this summer to nursing school and not gallivanting around the country/world chasing orienteering flags. I was, I would say… semi successful in this. This spring a group of kids from the university outdoor club signed up for a half marathon together. Now, being young and stupid most of us didn’t do very much (if any) specific training for it, but still expected respectable times. Come race day I had been running 3-4 times a week regularly, among other things and had done two 20km ish runs the weekends leading up. All of which seemed to be too much for my knees. After consulting with a physio (who’s main recommendation was to do more cross training) I bought some knee braces and that seemed to help, a bit.

So I start the race. I get to Km 10 around the 1 hour mark thinking ‘ok this isn’t that bad, I can do this, just pick up the pace Tori’. Then I get to kilometer 14. I am not staying on my pace and I want to die. My knees hurt, my legs hurt… I hurt and I am now thinking ‘ why am I doing this? This sucks’. At around kilometer 17 I start bargaining with myself ‘Ok Tori if you finish this and get a decent time I will never make you race this again’. The last three kilometers go on forever, then I see the finish, then we proceed to run all the way around the building instead of going straight (which was torture for me incase you didn’t figure that one out : ) ). Then I am done. Yey? I can’t even tell if I am happy, I am just so relieved I can stop running.

I was a lot slower than what I would like to be (mostly because the time my mother got when she was mid fifties was a lot faster than mine, which is borderline depressing) but I was under 2hours…barely BUT I hear a couple mins is enough to be considered under. Overall it wasn’t the best time and needless to say I have not signed up for another pounding, endless road slog in the near future : ).

Although, couple weekends later I did get the opportunity to go to Washington with the Rennie’s (and rather large part of GVOC) for the US interscholastic champs. Let me just lay some ground work for those of you who haven’t talked to anyone that went to this event. It was on the west coast. By that I mean west coast forest and by THAT I mean the ENTIRE map was some shade of green. I know some west coasters will scoff but for this prairie Albertan girl it was pretty crazy foliage.

The first day the women’s course was 6ish km. It took me just under two hours to run, climb, crawl and/or fight my way through the forest. While I was on my hands and knees crawling through a bush (this is literally what I was doing, no metaphor here!) I couldn’t help and think that this was equivalent to my km 15 in my half and I almost laughed. This was so much MORE FUN! Why would anyone choose running on a road over THIS!? I get to run (ok, it was more like move…) as fast as I can through impossible woods, I get to think and part of my race depends on my thinking. I realized after my half marathon that maybe long distance racing isn’t for me, but as I was sprinting for the finish control, after fighting through the bush for two hours, I was thinking about how I want to be able to keep doing this, and for a long time! So to borrow the phrase from the weekend: Orienteering, for the win!

2012 Rising Star Award Winners Announced!

The Canadian Orienteering Federation’s (COF’s) High Performance Committee (HPC) is pleased to announce the 2012 Rising Star Award recipients. The Rising Star Award is an annual award designed to support Canada’s most promising young orienteers in their quest for top international results. The nominees are assessed on past results, future potential, and contribution to the orienteering community, as well as financial need.

Our female recipient this year is Louise Oram of Vancouver, BC. Louise started orienteering at the age of 12, and has been one of Canada’s top female orienteers ever since. A key member of the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club, Louise organized the BC Orienteering Championships in 2009, and took on the role of course planner for the Western Canadian Orienteering Championships in 2010. Louise is committed to the development of orienteering in Canada, having planned and assisted at local and national training camps for children and adults. Louise is currently the Canadian Champion in the Middle and Long distances. Her solid run for the women’s relay team at the 2011 World Orienteering Championships assisted in the teams outstanding 12th place finish.

The male rising star for 2012 is Eric Kemp from Ottawa, ON. Eric is certainly a rising star on the Canadian orienteering scene. His race results have improved consistently, cumulating in a number of top 3 place finishes in North American races in 2011, highlighted by 2nd place in the long distance at the US Individual Championships, and 3rd place in the middle distance at the Western Canadian Orienteering Championships. Eric is highly involved with the Ottawa Orienteering Club. He has organized many training and race events, and is currently developing a local junior training program. Eric is a member of the High Performance Committee (HPC), and organized a key fundraising event for the HPC in 2012.

On hearing the announcement, Eric said “I am sincerely grateful to receive this award. A huge thank you to the many folks across Canada who have helped me pursue this great sport! May my actions speak louder than my words.” Louise was also thankful, saying “I’m grateful for the support. I’m still training hard, and believe my best results are still ahead of me.”

Former national team members and long time orienteering volunteers Kitty Jones from Calgary, Brent Langbakk from Whitehorse and Hans Fransson from Hamilton were the selection committee members.

You can follow Louise and Eric as they compete in the 2012 orienteering season on Louise's athlete profileEric's athlete profile, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Announcing the World University Orienteering Championship Team!

The COF’s High Performance Committee (HPC) is excited to announce the Canadian 2012 World University Orienteering Championship (WUOC) team!

Held every 2 years, WUOC is a great opportunity for up and coming orienteers to experience a competitive environment while racing against some of the best orienteers in the world! The HPC is encouraging Canadian orienteers who are also university students to attend WUOC as an excellent training opportunity for the World Orienteering Championships (WOC).

Canada will be represented by Damian Konotopetz, Eric Kemp, Jeff Teutsch, Robbie Anderson, Will Critchley, and Louise Oram. This year Pam James, former national team athlete, will head the team as the coach and team leader . WUOC is being held in Alicante, Spain from July 2-6th.

WUOC is organized by FISU (International University Sports Federation). Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) works with the COF to coordinate Canada’s involvement in the championships.

You can follow the team and show your support on this blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter

Alison Price
High Performance Committee
Communications Assistant

Talent + Dedication + Support  Performance + Growth