Some of the events on this page are hosted by us and some of them are hosted by other clubs in the region.

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Eastern Washington Orienteering Club

Scheduled Nearby Events For 2017

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How public are Spokane's parks?

Read the story below regarding how the City of Spokane has made it unreasonably expensive for us to hold our events in their public parks.

October 21

6:00 pm
Mass start:
6:30 pm

10th Annual Vampire O at Mirabeau

Spokane's Vampire O is 10 years old! Come celebrate a decade of slightly spooky orienteering. This year we'll be back at Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley. Bring a headlamp for everyone in your group because you’ll be looking for reflective control markers. Controls will be assigned a point value based on how far they are from the start and how hard they are to navigate to. Plan a route so you can find as many points as possible within the 60-minute time limit. One more thing: one among you will be a vampire. If he or she shines their red light on you, you’ll lose points and take over as the vampire. This is a fun event for families. Costumes are encouraged.

Note that the restrooms at Mirabeau Meadows will be closed for the winter. The nearest bathroom facilities will be portable toilets at the Centennial Trail parking area across the road from Centre Place.
Map information and directions to the start

No More Events Within The City of Spokane

Our 2017 schedule does not make use of our maps of Manito Park, Lincoln Park, Gonzaga University, Camp Sekani, or Finch Arboretum. The City of Spokane's permit process and fee structure has gotten to a point that we cannot justify the time or expense. We do not want to raise our start fees to unreasonable levels, and as volunteer club officers, we only have so many hours to devote to filling out forms. Below is an abbreviated list of what the City of Spokane requires if the twenty or so of us want to get together in a city park:
Pay $25 to the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department
Rather than deal with Parks and Rec directly, we now have to pay a $50 "Special Event Fee" to city hall to begin the permit process for every single event.
Show proof of insurance covering up to $2,000,000 of liability. (We buy this through Orienteering USA for about $1.50 per event participant.)
New rule: Secure a "business license" — even though we're a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. The cost is $56 per year, plus $19 to the state initially.
EWOC has been following the rules, securing permits, and paying fees to The City for almost 30 years. We are sorry to lose the venues, but unless and until the City cuts back some of the expenses and bureaucracy, we have no choice but to move to more hospitable places. If you are disappointed that it is has become too complicated and expensive for our little map and compass club to meet in public parks, please express your concerns on the City's "Ask The Mayor" page — especially if you live within city limits. Thank you for your understanding as we struggle through the adjustments we need to make.