Blog posts tagged with 'products'

How to Choose: Compasses
How to Choose: Compasses
Is it time for a new compass? Curious about the different options available? Let us help you determine the best option for you.
Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas
Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is on its way and if you've got orienteers on your shopping list, then you've come to the right place! We're here to help you find just the right gift for all the orienteers in your life.  Take a look at the following top ten gift ideas!


1. Handmade Note Cards

These greeting cards are perfect for orienteers to address notes, letters, or gifts to loved ones over the holidays.  They are designed and created by orienteer and artist Silva Tratnik.  What better way to celebrate the holidays than by supporting a local artist?Order here

2. Scents of Direction Lip Balm

This lip balm makes a great stocking stuffer.  It is created with all natural ingredients and has a delicious, lemony scent.  Fight the dry winter air with a delightful, locally made lip balm.Order here

3. Stephen Stagg Story and Puzzle Books

These adorable books will definitely become your child’s favourite.  With flowing rhymes, beautiful artistry, and fun puzzles, Stephen Stagg can be read many times and reveal something new every time.Order here

4. Murder at the 14th Control Novel

For the older reader in your family, Wilf Holloway’s classic Murder at the 14th Control is a must read for every orienteer.Order here

5. SI 10 Timing Chip

Does someone in your family need an upgrade to their SI timing chip? This is the perfect time to surprise your loved one with an SI timing chip that will help them achieve their orienteering goals.Order here

6. Orienteering Canada Buff

It’s getting chilly out there! Provide your beloved orienteer with a comfy, multi-purpose neck warmer and support Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program at the same time.Order here

7. Orienteering Board Game

This is a fantastic game for the whole family! Imagine sitting by the fire, with a nice cup of hot chocolate, all cozy in your blankets, and having a great laugh as the family races toward the finish line of this orienteering board game.Order here

8. Orienteering Themed Rubik's Cube

Do you have a puzzler in your family? This orienteering themed rubik’s cube is a fun twist on the classic cube puzzle, with an extra challenge (orientation matters!)Order here

9. Orienteering Bumper Sticker

Everyone knows someone whose car is an homage to all of their marvelous adventures.  These bumper stickers are an excellent addition to any orienteer’s bumper sticker collection.  Or maybe this gift will jumpstart a new love of collecting bumper stickers.Order here

10. Gift Card for

Got an orienteer who’s tricky to buy gifts for? How about a gift card for Canada’s orienteering store? You can choose the value so they will be certain to find something they’ll love.Order here





How to Choose: Glasses and Magnifiers
How to Choose: Glasses and Magnifiers
Are your arms getting too short to read the o-map? Do you have trouble distinguishing a boulder from a cliff? Do fences look like trails? Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to admit you need some assistance reading the map.
How to Choose: Shoes
How to Choose: Shoes
Have your orienteering shoes finally bitten the dust? Hoping to find a pair that will suit your feet and your needs? Let the O-Store and our guest Emma Waddington, a national team member and ambassador for NVii shoes, help you find a pair of new O shoes! In this blog post, you will find some major ideas first, followed by an overview of the products available at the O-Store.
How to Choose: Control Description Holders
How to Choose: Control Description Holders
New to orienteering and wondering what those things on people's arms are for? Or do you have an old control description holder that's getting a little ratty? Let's walk through the available control description holders.
How to Choose: SI Timing Sticks
How to Choose: SI Timing Sticks
Are you trying to determine which SPORTident timing stick is best for you? Read on for a comparison of each of the available options.
The Winning Eye/L'oeil qui gagne
We now have in stock Michel Gueorgiou's excellent book in both English and French.
Aluminum Control Posts
Last year, the O-Store spent much time, many aluminum rods and loads of experimentation with our new CNC router developing a new Control flag post. We are very pleased with our final product.
Holiday Gift Idea #5
Gift Suggestion #5 from the O-Store is our orienteering themed Rubik's-type cube.
Holiday Gift Idea #4

 O-Store Gift Suggestion #4

A set of 6 note cards by orienteering friend Silva Tratnik. 

Specially designed for the O-Store, three of these hand made cards feature an orienteering theme, the other three feature a floral theme.

A beautiful gift idea for any orienteer!