In the winter of 2001, the Alberta school introduced and new winter program R.O.G.A.I.N.E (Roughed Outdoor Group Activity Involving Navigation and Endurance). It was a new snowshoe program where competing teams used compasses and map reading skills to find small markers (controls). Each control they found was worth a certain number a points depending on the difficulty of the clue. Searches directed the teams to a general area where they must search a large section of terrain. The new program was very challenging – and involved a number of skills (as can be seen in the photo).
There was enough appeal to the new program that during the final race of each season, alumni teams from the Manitoba and Alberta schools would join the student teams in this competition.
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