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Orienteering competition at Royal Roads 3 Apr 2005

 

Twenty-one cadets from army cadet corps on Vancouver Island participated in an
orienteering competition at Royal Roads on the 3rd of April. The orienteering event was
organized by the VictOrienteers – Victoria’s local club and was well attended by both
civilian and cadet participants. Overall, the cadets did extremely well with best finishes
including first place in both the C-1 Novice and C-2 Beginner category, and fourth
place in the C-3 Intermediate category. Cadets from 2422 RCACC Nanaimo, 1726 Comox and 3005 RCACC Victoria attended the competition along with an orienteering clinic held at the Albert Head Training Area of CFB Esquimalt on the preceding Saturday. The clinic helped the cadets review and build on their orienteering skills to better prepare them for the competition. Despite forecasts of rain all weekend, the weather held off and the Sunday orienteering event was held at Hatley Park on the grounds of Royal Roads University in fine sunshine.


The Vancouver Island orienteering competition is open to cadets from all army
cadet corps on Vancouver Island, and this is the third year cadets have attended
the orienteering event at Royal Roads. Plans are in the works to run another
Vancouver Island orienteering competition next year, with hopefully more cadet
units participating. 

Congratulations are extended to the top finishers in each category:
C-1 Novice – Ryan Lim and Kristen Wikstrom, 3005 RCACC
C-2 Beginner – Dustin Bauch and Casimir Thomson, 1726 RCACC
C-3 Intermediate – Ryan Pridmore and Randy Cossey, 2422 RCACC.
For more detailed results and information about orienteering events in the
Victoria area, please have a look at:

http://www.orienteeringbc.ca/vico/