Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Orienteering, at Cardinia on August 25

The 50th Anniversary of Orienteering in Australia is fast approaching and to celebrate, there will be an event close to the date and the place – on this Sunday, 25 August, at Cardinia Reservoir Park – as part of the MelBushO series. Yarra Valley Orienteering Club are organising the event with some historic features. It’s also now possible to pre-enter for this special event so head to Eventor now to get your entry in!

A History Tent will host a display of orienteering memorabilia from the first event (23 August 1969) and the 1970s. Most of this will be supplied by ‘O legends’ from the first event – Tom Andrews (organiser), Ron Frederick (winner), David Hogg (5th) and Mike Hubbert (8th) and other early 70s orienteers, including Ian Baker, Peta Whitford, Alex and Janet Tarr and Kathy Liley.

The first event started at the Pine Grove Hotel in nearby Upper Beaconsfield. To continue the celebration you could join the legends for lunch (served from 12-2.30pm – bookings are essential – ring 59443524 – ask to be seated with other orienteers) and /or join the YVOC organizing team for drinks in the bar in the mid-afternoon. Hope to see you there! If you have anything from the 70s, bring/wear it. Let’s celebrate!

Share this

Other news

  • Korong Spur – Great courses by Daryl Fleay

    The terrain looked spectacular - green, lush with an increasing number of native flowers on display. While some people rave about the granite at Mt Kooyoora - Korong is more open and enjoyable. A perfect place to hone granite navigation. Read more to see the write up, Daryl's courses, plus some videos and photos.

    Read article
  • More Regional Orienteering in Bendigo This Weekend

    Bendigo Orienteers will host another event on Saturday September 26, at Myers Creek, with pre-entry via Eventor required, and now open. Restrictions are in place, and all participants need to follow the updated Guidelines.

    Read article
  • Summer Fixture Available to Download

    The Summer Fixture can be downloaded from our new "Summer" page; this is also the place to find out everything you need to know about events from October 26 (Step 3) onwards.

    Read article

From parks and streets to bush and forest - there is an adventure for you.

Join Today

Latest OV COVID-19 & Return To Sport News Click Here