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We Don’t Need Google Maps!

orienteering-mentor-collegeStudents who have grown up with Google Maps gained valuable insight into the art of knowing where they are, where they are going, and how to get there as fast as possible. The Intermediate Division sent 36 students to Christie Lake Conservation area for an orienteering adventure race last Wednesday. The race tested both their physical fitness and their ability to decipher a paper map, in order to race from checkpoint to checkpoint over a 2.5 km distance.

“The map changes everything because it is not just a race. It takes a lot thought to plot your next move,” said Matteo. Competition was fierce with over 1000 students racing through out the day. Victoria and Quintina were both to get a second crack at competing. “We can’t wait to come back next year to win!” they said. thanks to Mr. Fransson for spearheading such a great event, and to Mr. Dorey, Ms, Bannister and Ms. McNeil for their support throughout the season.