Fraser River Discovery Center teaches orienteering as part of River Basin Days

Event scheduled for Saturday, November 13

Knowing where you’re going is an important life skill and the Fraser River Discovery Center wants to make sure people don’t get lost.

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, River Basin Days will return to Central Park with an introduction to orienteering.

“At River Basin Days this month, we will be focusing on orienteering,” FRDC director of external relations and development Stephen Bruyneel said in a statement.

“And there’s no better place to do it than in beautiful Central Park in Burnaby!”

Orienteering involves navigating a course using a compass and map while finding your way from one checkpoint to another without getting lost. The one-hour workshop will help participants gain a basic understanding of map reading and compass use by practicing on the 1.25 kilometer orienteering course.

Pre-registration for the event is mandatory and can be done online with group sizes limited to a maximum of five people. Registration for the workshop is limited to four groups. Registration also includes admission to the Fraser River Discovery Center.

When participants pay at registration, they will be admitted free the next time they visit the center in person.

The prices are as follows:

  • Family ticket ($15.00 each) – covers 2 adults and up to 3 children
  • Adult ticket ($6.00) – Adult 19 and over
  • Senior Ticket ($5.00) – Senior 65+
  • Student ticket ($5.00) – Student card required
  • Child ticket ($3.00) – children 3 to 12 years old
  • Children 2 and under register for free

The event is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m., with the possibility of a second workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. if there is sufficient interest.

Participants are asked to meet in the parking lot on the west side of the park, off Boundary Road.

Everyone is welcome, however, the workshop is aimed at older children and their families.

The Fraser River Discovery Center says masks are mandatory and groups must follow physical distancing guidelines.

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Dino J. Dotson