HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ORIENTEERING FEDERATION
Highlights in the history of the COF
- COF founded and incorporated on December 1, 1967.
- The Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec associations were the
founding members of COF.
- Chris Skene (Montreal), elected president of the federation.
- 1st Canadian Championships, Gatineau Park, August 10, 1968
- COF becomes member of the International Orienteering Federation
- Newfoundland Orienteering Association joins COF
- Canadian team competes in World O Championships
- Manitoba Orienteering Association joins COF
- Alberta Orienteering Association joins COF
- Orienteering Association of British Columbia joins COF
- Orienteering New Brunswick joins COF
- COF establishes an office in the National Sport Centre, Ottawa.
- Orienteering Quebec organizes the first 5-Day International
competition outside Europe. Over 900 competitors participate.
- Ted de St Croix, 10th, in WOC (Australia). Best ever placing
by a non-European competitor.
- Ted de St Croix wins 11th consecutive COC Men's Elite. A record
number of wins by a Canadian in any sport.
- Hamilton King Foresters OC organize World Cup event at Dundas
Valley. Denise Demonte (HKF), places 4th - Best ever North American
World Cup result.
- Orienteering Association of British Columbia organize Asia
Pacific Orienteering Championships.
- Alberta O Association organize World Cup race at Caroline.
- Ontario Association organize World Cup race at Ganaraska Forest, Newcastle.
- Orienteering Association New Brunswick (ONB) organize two World Ranking Events in conjunction with Canadian Championships. These events, held at Rockwood Park, Saint John, and Fundy National Park were the first World Ranking Events organized in Canada.