Directors of Photography:
Library and Archives Canada.
"This film was shot at the first canadian Orienteering Championships in Guelph, Ontario and it explains the sport of Orienteering. The sport started in 1918 when Ernest Killander, a Swedish youth leader, started 'running projects' with map and compass in the forests of Sweden. It can be done anywhere but varied landscape is best. Hills, swamps, forests and fields add challenge and excitement to the course. A course is laid out so that the contestants can go to a series of consecutive control points by a number of different and varied routes. They must travel the distance as quickly as possible by choosing the routes which suit them best by using map and compass. The orienteers must combine physical fitness with mental alertness to be successful."
Crawley Films, Free Films: Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada Compiled and Published by Crawley Films (Ottawa: Crawley Films, April 1969): 35.