The World of O in the Montreal Region

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Corona Season

Despite the Corona Season, we have some Fall events lined up. For dates check out our event page.

Ramblers Corona Series

Check out our touch-free permanent courses on the Island of Montreal! We have designed a series of Orienteering courses that you can do any day, on your own time and at your own pace. This activity is free and open to all.

Choose a course listed below. Download a printable map of the course, and the questions that you need to answer at each control (PDF or online quiz). If you have no access to a color printer, feel free to email us, and we’ll send you the maps you’ve chosen (e-mail: info.ramblersoc@gmail.com)

Start at the start triangle, and visit each control location in order. The feature you are looking for will be at the center of each control circle. Use the quiz link to find the questions you must answer at each control.Please do not be shy and give us your feedback: we are in uncharted territory here.

Parc Angrinon (>Start)
Beginners Course: MapQuiz (pdf) |  Quiz (online form)

Pointe-aux-Tremble (>Start)
Course #1 (beginner): MapQuiz (pdf) |  Quiz (online form)
Course #2 (beginner): MapQuiz (pdf) |  Quiz (online form)
Course #3: (intermediate) MapQuiz (pdf) |  Quiz (online form)

John Charlow welcomed into the O Hall of Fame

Today we are happy and grateful to announce that John Charlow has been welcomed to Orienteering Canada’s Hall of Fame: He received the Order of Orienteering Canada (Lifetime Achievement) Award for his lifelong dedication to Orienteering.

John has been a pivotal figure in the orienteering scene in Quebec since founding the Ramblers orienteering club in 1970. What started as a tiny club that promoted the new Scandinavian sport in the Montreal area has stood the test of time and proven to be the backbone of orienteering in Montreal. In countless hours of drawing and field-checking, John has mapped numerous areas on and off the island of Montreal – a labour or love which can be felt in every of John’s maps. Together with his lovely wife Gloria he put on events and kept the orienteering scene alive through stormy times and droughts. Many a youngster or ambitious runner has been patiently shown the ropes with map and compass by John, and many of us have been happy to cry at his shoulder and get some helpful advice when coming back from a course when he asked “So, how did it go?”.

That today we enjoy a lively orienteering scene in Montreal and Quebec is in large parts due to John and Gloria. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts, and wish them many happy controls to come, on or off trail.
Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame

Spring Season postponed

The Ramblers Spring events  have been postponed like any other orienteering event around the globe. This also includes the Canadian Championship in July, which has been moved to 2021. Meanwhile we recommend an off-trail run in order to avoid the crowded trails. Keep distance – stay safe (and sane)!

COC 2019 at Kinadapt

Morning at the arena of the COC 2019 long competition. See how everyone is getting slowly ready for another race.

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