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!

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