Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame

Sass Peepre (posthumous)

Inducted in 2017 | Order of Orienteering Canada


Alex “Sass” Peepre is affectionately known as the “father of orienteering” in Canada. In the mid 1960s, he introduced many of the early Canadian orienteering leaders to this new sport, organizing clinics across Ontario, the Maritimes and BC. Sass was a founder of the Ontario Orienteering Association, was involved in the early years of OC, and served as President from 1974-1976. He is remembered for his endless enthusiasm in spreading the word about orienteering, and for his dedication to leadership and youth training.

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