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Feb 20, 2017

Halifax Orienteering Club presents the Pre-E2C!

2017 Pre-Eco Endurance Challenge by Halifax Orienteering Club This is the second annual pre-E2C event hosted by the Halifax Orienteering Club (HOC) on 22 April, two weekends before the E2C. It is a great way to tune up for the E2C and you will be competing in a beautiful part of the province! The event will be held in Wentworth with registration at the Wentworth Hostel. There will be a 2 hour and a 4 hour event and the courses … Continue reading 

Dec 19, 2016

Storm the Mountain Adventure Challenge 2017!

Our fellow Search and Rescue volunteers at Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue invite you to participate in their 3rd annual “Storm the Mountain Adventure Challenge” (SMAC) taking place in Wentworth (Cumberland County) on February 4, 2017. SMAC is an eco-endurance challenge aimed at those who simply like winter fun events or those who are skilled in orienteering. It is also a great lead-up to our very own E2C in May! Proceeds will be used to upgrade the PGSAR facility and … Continue reading 

Apr 22, 2016

E2C 2016 – registration location

For 2016, race-day registration will be held at the Goffs Volunteer fire Department, 2040 Old Guysborough Rd. A map of the location can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/GN5dm3U9d9v Take Exit #5A off Hwy102 (Aerotech Business Park) Follow Aerotech Drive for 1km Turn LEFT onto Pratt & Whitney Drive and continue for 250m Turn RIGHT onto Old Guysborough Road/Hwy 212 Continue down Old Guysborough Road for 5.8km, following along the side of the airport The Fire Hall will be on your LEFT, immediately after the junction with Oldham Road and opposite the Airlane golf club. *IMPORTANT NOTE* … Continue reading 

Dec 13, 2015

Storm the Mountain Adventure Challenge 2016!

PUGWASH GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE and the ORIENTEERING ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA present the second STORM the MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE CHALLENGE (Feb 6th, 2016) If you are looking for an extreme winter adventure that will challenge your endurance and navigation skills, then Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue (PGSAR) and the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia (OANS) invite you to participate in the second Storm the Mountain Adventure Challenge (SMAC). SMAC will take place on February 6, 2016 (poor weather date February … Continue reading 

Apr 05, 2015

The snowfall of winter 2015

Our resident meteorological guru, Peter Lewis, has prepared this report on the snowfall of winter 2015, the reason for postponement of this year’s E2C event. The Great Snows of February and March 2015 in Halifax and the Southern Maritimes A combination of well-below normal temperatures and a persistent storm track across the southern Maritimes produced a period of extreme snowfalls and snow depths in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Southern New Brunswick throughout the months of February and March … Continue reading 

Mar 30, 2015

2015 event cancelled

In 2015, the huge volume of late-season snowfall forced the postponement of the E2C event. Twenty-four teams and 71 participants had registered for the E2C when the tough decision was made to cancel the event. However, our point placement teams had been unable to complete the majority of their work and we did not have enough time to guarantee a safe event. We thank everyone for their support and we hope to see you all again in 2016!