Orienteering Canada's Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee has been approached about the idea of a contingent of junior/youth orienteers participating in the United World Games.  This survey is to gauge the interest in either the United World Games or a similar international orienteering experience for young Canadian athletes as part of a team travelling, training and competing together.  
 
The idea would be to provide our young athletes with some international experience in a setting where the focus is fun, sports, experience, camaraderie.   The athletes would travel with a group of supervisors and a coach.  Athletes would be expected to show a reasonable level of maturity and independence to ensure the trip is enjoyable and of value for all - athletes, supervisors and coaches
 
A little info about the United World Games:

2017 Dates: June 22 to 25
Location:  Austria
Age Groups:  12 and under to 18 and under
Orienteering Activities:  3 days of races, including a relay; 2 days of training
 
What is UWG? From their website:  "The UNITED WORLD GAMES are more than just your average tournament. The Games are among Europe's finest youth sporting events and attract thousands of young athletes from all around the world every year. Sport unites, even though skin color, origin and religion of our participants might differ."

UWG Vision: From the website: "Our vision is to connect young athletes from all around the world through their common passion in sports. The unparalleled atmosphere of the Games creates countless unforgettable memories among the participants. The enjoyment of sport and an open minded approach towards the other cultures are the two main elements of the Games."

What else is at UWG?
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  • Big scale international Games for this world's youth
  • Thousands of young athletes from more than 40 countries
  • More than 400 teams
  • Athletics, Basketball, Field Hockey, Handball, Orienteering, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Floorball, Baseball/Softball & Volleyball
  • 4 days packed with sports, fun and action
  • Inside the stunning EURO 2008 Arena and many other modern facilities
  • Unique location in the heart of Europe right next to breathtaking lake Wörthersee
  • A big Players Town offering an amazing entertainment area
  • A great choice of tasty yet balanced food
  • Various fun activities in the surroundings
  • Unforgettable day trips (Venice, Salzburg etc.)
Website: http://www.unitedworldgames.com/en/
 
 

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* Please let us know who you are (please check all that apply)

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* Please tell us the ages of your children (please check all that apply)

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* If a group from Canada were to attend the UWG in Austria in June of 2017, would you send one or more of your children with the group? (slide dot on slider to the best spot for you)

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* Would you be interested in a similar trip for your child to another international orienteering event? (slide dot on slider to the best spot for you)

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* If you are unsure of whether you would send your child or children, what are some of the questions that will influence your decision? (please check all that apply)

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* If you are potentially interested in having your child join a trip to an international orienteering event:

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* If your child was participating in a group trip to an international orienteering event, would you be willing to act as a chaperone, paying your own way?

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* Contact Info, if you wish to share with us, so that we can contact you.

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.

Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee

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