Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame

Margaret James

Inducted in 2020 | Administrator of Award of Distinction


Margie James has been one of the leading members of developing Orienteering not only in Nova Scotia, but in Canada as well. She has been President of the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia (OANS), President of the Canadian Orienteering Federation (COF) and she played a key role in the establishment of the national office of the COF in Ottawa. As President of the COF, Margie was instrumental in setting up the structure of many productive COF committees. Margie was key in assisting Nova Scotia to host the 1977 Canadian Orienteering Championships in Wentworth, the first outside of central Canada. She helped plan the first National Planning Conference in Ottawa in 1977. She was the first Canadian to attend the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Congress in Tampere Finland in 1979. Margie was also a Director of the Sports Federation of Canada.

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