Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame

Geraint Edmunds

Inducted in 2022 | Order of Orienteering Canada


Over the years, Geraint has given immeasurable time and effort to the development of orienteering in Canada. An orienteer and Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club (EOOC) member for over 40 years, he has always been very actively involved, volunteering his time and expertise in key roles. Starting in the 1980’s at small events, then planning city and local forest events, and progressing to organizing national and international events, he has provided opportunities for new and experienced orienteers to get out onto maps, be successful and have fun. Geraint has held many leadership positions such as President of EOOC, President of the Alberta Orienteering Association (AOA) and has been involved with Orienteering Canada over many years in various roles including as a Board member.  Geraint is also an O300 level official and has served as Event Director or Course Planner at various Alberta championships, Western Canadian championships, NAOC’s, World Masters and countless other events big and small.  Over the years, Geraint has taught many officials’ clinics and has mentored many up and coming officials. It was Geraint’s leadership that helped to make the 2005 World Masters Orienteering Championships such a success. Also, Edmonton’s junior programming developed due to Geraint’s vision and commitment over the years. As an athlete, Geraint also has many athletic achievements.  He won his first Canadian Championship in 1991 and since then has included first place finishes at NAOC’s, COC’s and placed in the top 20% of his age category at WMOCs in 2018 & 2019. Geraint’s reach in the sport is extensive, whether it’s mapping, incorporating new technologies, bringing new people into the sport, mentoring staff and volunteers or organizing championship events – orienteering in Edmonton, Alberta and Canada is stronger because of the countless hours and enthusiasm that Geraint has dedicated over the decades.

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