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Yukon Orienteering Association

The Yukon Orienteering Association is the sport governing body for orienteering in the Yukon Territory. It is a volunteer based organization that coordinates and administers various programs devoted to the promotion and development of orienteering.

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Posted: June 17, 2015

June 17 Yukon Champs Long Distance event postponed.

The June 17 Yukon Championships Long Distance event has been postponed.

Posted: April 5, 2015

Employment Opportunity: Orienteering Mapper

Orienteering Canada (and its affiliated clubs) have a number of mapping projects to be completed in 2015. One or more positions are available in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Yukon.

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Posted: Mar 8, 2015

Registration For WCOC 2015 Now Open

The YOA is hosting the Western Canadian Orienteering Championships this summer in Whitehorse. This event is open to everyone. Check out the WCOC 2015 site for more info, or go directly to the Registration page to register.

Posted: Feb 15, 2015

Featured Features Online Catalog

Hannah Jickling has launched an online catalogue for a project she produced in the Yukon in 2013. Featured Features was an exhibition of landscape-based artworks, selected and interpreted by orienteers. This web catalogue documents the results with a series of texts, images and a commissioned essay by independent curator, C Magazine editor and good friend of Hannah's, Amish Morrell.

Posted: June 24, 2014

Orienteering Maps for Sale

Due to changes in technology and in how we print our event maps, YOA has a stock of slightly out of date maps of many of the recreational areas in Whitehorse ...

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Bears And YOA Meets

NOTE: There may be bears in any of the map areas where YOA meets are held. YOU must be “bear aware”. To reduce risk, use precautions set out in the booklet How you can stay safe in bear country.

Dogs At YOA Meets

A dog biting incident has prompted the executive to advise orienteers bringing dogs to events to:
  • Leash your dog while in the parking/assembly/start areas;
  • If dogs accompany you on your course, they must be under your immediate control at all times;
  • If there are more incidents or complaints, we may need to take a more stringent approach.
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Yukon's High Performance Program Athletes

The High Performance Program (HPP) is Canada's national athletes who show potential to represent Canada at Junior World Championships and World Championships. Yukon's 2015 HPP members include:

Visit the Team Canada blog for more about our HPP athletes.