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.
Yukon Orienteering Fundraising Drive
- Volunteer to assist with a YOA community or highways litter pick-up in May. We may have 3-4 of these; dates and locations yet to be confirmed. Contact Ross Burnett at rossupnorth(at)hotmail.com if you are able to help with a litter pick-up.
- Donate your recycling revenues to YOA. We have set up an account at Raven Recycling. When you take your empties in (pop, beer, wine, juice containers, etc.), just tell them you would like to donate the proceeds to the Yukon Orienteering Association. Even small amounts will add up with many people doing this.
- We are also seeking direct donations. No amount is too small. Contact the YOA Treasurer (Ross Burnett) at rossupnorth(at)hotmail.com, or drop a cheque for YOA off at the Sport Yukon office (4061 4th Ave.)
- If you have other fundraising ideas, contact Ross Burnett at rossupnorth(at)hotmail.com
Hosting of mappers
The YOA will be hosting up to four mappers this summer (two from Czech Republic and two from Portugal) between June and July. We are looking for hosts that can provide room and board for two people for at least two weeks. We are also looking for vehicles that can be loaned to the mappers. Partial remuneration is provided to club members for room/board and vehicle use. If you think you may be able to help in this regard, contact Ross Burnett (rossupnorth(at)hotmail.com) until April 18th, or Afan Jones (afanjones(at)live.com) thereafter for more details about what’s involved.
YOA Special Meeting
The Yukon Orienteering Association will be having a special meeting at our first meet of the season – May 10, 2017. We need to make some minor changes to our By-laws. We encourage all members to attend.
Membership Draw Prize!
Submit your 2017 YOA membership by May 1 and be entered to win your entry to all 2017 events – a value of $120 if you paid for each event separately!
Download the membership form and waiver and mail/drop-off your completed forms with payment to Sport Yukon or drop by Sport Yukon April 19th 17:00 – 19:00, complete your form in person and learn about our programs.
The YOA has employment opportunities for coaches and mappers. See the employment page for more info.
ParticipACTION's 150 Play List
Orienteering is on ParticipACTION's 150 Play List. Try orienteering this season and then log it at the Play List website!