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.

What's New

Posted: January 27, 2016

TWO events of interest for all Yukon Orienteering Association Members:

1. Chadburn Park: 'Ideas Fair' on Wednesday, February 3rd, 11:30am - 8:00pm @ The Old Fire Hall

YOA has already informed the city planners and the consultants writing the plan about the importance of Chadburn Park to our activity. We would appreciate the YOA membership emphasizing the point by attending the open house or e-mailing their thoughts to regionalparks@whitehorse.ca

Also see here for more information.

This is a drop-in, interactive event where you can learn about the park and provide input in a variety of ways.

Child minding will be provided from 3pm to 6pm for ages 2+

2. Sport Yukon Awards Night is set for next Thursday, February 4th.

The event will take place at the High Country Inn Convention Centre. Doors open at 6:30pm with the ceremony expected to start at 7:00pm. Coffee, tea, juice and water will be available. Several orienteers will be recognized. Please come out and support their achievements.


Posted: January 7, 2016

From The Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee:

Hi all junior orienteers,

The Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee is pleased to offer SPOTT (Sass Peepre Orienteering Training for Teens) again this winter, a chance to armchair orienteer in the off-season with junior orienteers from across Canada!

Adam Woods will be our facilitator again this year. The 10 session program will run Thursdays for one hour every two weeks from February 4th to the end of June. Sign up now though Zone 4. More details are in this document.


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.
Thank you

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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:

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