Night-O — Riverdale / Friday Sept 25, 2020
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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.


Posted: September 22, 2020

Night-O Friday Sept 25

This is a one-night event on Friday evening. Please see the Coming Events page and the event email for the details.

Posted: July 1, 2020

New Waiver Form Effective June 1

Orienteering Canada's insurer has mandated that a new waiver be signed for 2020. The original waiver for this season is void. If you have already signed the new waiver, thank you! The new waiver will be valid for the remainder of the 2020 season.

There is a separate waiver for adults and for minors. One waiver is required for each participant. Thankfully, it can be signed electronically.

  • Form for adults
  • Form for minors
  • These forms are fill-able pdfs and can be signed electronically (typed name is sufficient) and sent to registration[at]yukonorienteering[dot]ca
  • Don't forget the check-boxes on the form
  • Alternatively, you can print the waiver(s), sign it, and drop it off in the map cupboard
  • Paper copies of the waivers may also be found in the map cupboard

Updated: June 10, 2020

2020 Season Open

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, YOA is doing things a little differently this summer. Since orienteering is largely an individual sport once we are in the woods, it is possible to participate in orienteering while respecting the physical distancing restrictions set by the Yukon Government.

YOA has an operational plan for quaranteering, which was approved by the Yukon Health Emergency Operations Centre on June 5, 2020. YOA is following the COVID-19 Sport and Recreation Guidelines published by Sport Yukon.

Please see Quaranteering In 2020 for an introduction to how we are running meets in the 2020 season.

Everyone participating in orienteering must have a $5 membership and have signed the waiver.

Staying Safe While Orienteering

Every orienteering participant should read the document Staying Safe While Orienteering (PDF).

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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