Monday, July 27, 2009

F.U.N. NIO at Nymph Falls!


A great time was had by all at this weekends Orienteering event at Nymph Falls Park! Close to 50 orienteers, including 20 summer cadets, completed the event which included 3 courses for different abilities.

It was the hottest day of the year so far, but luckily the park offered plenty of shade and the Puntledge river was open for a post course soak:). Finishers enjoyed refreshing watermelon and cookies while they cooled off in the shade and the river after sweating it out on the course.

There were a few critter encounters on the course : Mr. Bear decided to eat his fish right beside a control point ... and those darn Nymph falls wasps/bees were out to get some unlucky orienteers! Other than that, the event went off without a hitch and I was happy to be a part of it!

Draw prizes were donated by Extreme Runners and ELM and volunteers came from far and wide! A big thank you to all those who came out to support this event- non-profit, grass-roots, run by orienteers for orienteers:)

Some of my fav. pics are below. All the photos from the day can be found via the ELM Photo Gallery .

Orienteers are ready to start! There is Bryan Tasaka, MOMAR bossman, on the right. Ready to try his luck at orienteering!

Meet Director Leslie Dargie has it all under control...

The final control before the finish!

Uncle and niece have a great time on the short course!

Jen is all smiles after completing the long course! Woohoo! Great practice for MOMAR Cumberland!


No comments: