Australia’s four-day Orienteering Carnival to be held in Orange in 2021 | West Central Daily

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About 800 orienteers and their families will converge on Orange over the Easter weekend for the annual four-day Australian Carnival which will bring a significant economic boost to the city. Orange’s location and terrific orienteering ground made it an ideal choice to host this prestigious carnival – which serves as Australia’s selection event each year for the annual Junior and Senior World Championships. With some of Australia’s best orienteering courses and plenty of local attractions, athletes – aged between eight and 90 – have plenty to look forward to. Beginners and newcomers are also welcome. “Orienteering NSW (ONSW) is delighted to host this great annual Australian Orienteering Carnival. The area boasts beautiful terrain, plenty of accommodation and an accessible location to major population states,” said the chairperson. from ONSW, Robyn Pallas. “The weekend should give a boost to orienteering in general and the tourism industry in and around the Orange region. We have a team of experienced local and national orienteers to ensure a seamless carnival.” The Mayor of Orange, Cr Reg Kidd, said there will be a warm welcome from the Orange community. “Orange is delighted to host this event for the first time,” said Cr Kidd. “By Easter, Orange will activate its significantly cooler climate and this will create ideal conditions for top athletes across Australia.” The four-day carnival will test participants on a variety of different terrains and over different distances each day. The events are: Orange’s orienteering club, the Goldseekers, welcome anyone wishing to try their hand at orienteering. At each club event there are classes suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. After the Easter weekend events, more orientation events will take place in the area on April 7th with another sprint event in the Orange City area and an event at the Ophir Reserve on April 8th . The week-long carnival will conclude the following weekend with the NSW mid and long distance events taking place at Eugowra. For further information on Carnival, please contact Ian Jessup ([email protected], 0416 040 135) or Basil Baldwin (0497 592 104). The Central Western Daily relies on your support to continue doing what we do. If you are not already a subscriber, consider subscribing. For as little as $3 a week for full digital access, a subscription is great value.

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