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Map and Compass 101 May 10, 2017
Price: $62.95 + gst

Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: IGA office - unit 203-820 Main St, Canmore.
Cost: $62.95 plus gst


div>If you are taking the group management course or have in the past and you are not feeling 100% comfortable finding your position on a map and/or with the use of your compass you should take this course! ThisĀ half day mapĀ and compass course is designed to introduce people to the skills of map reading and basic compass work. It offers the perfect pre - requisite standard for the IGA group management course, where further field skills will be practised from the ground work applied during this course.

Equipment Required for Classroom Portion


Protractor ( regular plastic school type with degrees on it)

A 1:50,000 map of Canmore. (gem trek do a good map).

Notebook and pen.

Your instructor will be Dave Holder who is one of the instructors for our Group Management course. He has a considerable background in map reading instruction. His skills mainly derive from when he taught map reading and compass work to the British Army for 18 years all over the world. He also qualified as an Orienteering Coach and Instructor with the British Orienteering Federation. Dave competed in the sport of Orienteering for many years winning several military championships in Europe. Dave is an ACMG Hiking and Snowshoe guide a Master Interpreter with the IGA, and also an instructor with the Outdoor Council of Canada.

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