• Bendigo Orienteers would like to acknowledge and pay respects to the traditional owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung people, whose country we are on and extend our respect to their Elders, both past and present.

Vale Peter Creely

It is with deep sadness that we learned of Peter Creely’s passing at 3pm Friday 3 December.

Peter was a stalwart of Bendigo Orienteers. I knew Peter since joining the club in the early 2000’s and fondly remember his enthusiasm for our sport and friendly, welcoming personality.

There is nothing Peter wouldn’t raise his hand to help with. His one true passion was Space Racing which he developed, implemented and reiterated over several years. The Space Racing program resulted in a “golden era” for our club with the Victorian junior team being almost solely comprised of Bendigo club members for several years.

His contribution to our club will never be forgotten.

On behalf of the club I extend our deepest sympathies to Peter’s family. I’d encourage you all to reach out to other club members to offer support and reminisce about Peter’s many significant contributions to the club.


Park and Street Challenge

The Park & Street Challenge is now up and running in Bendigo. This is an initiative which several club members have been working on over the last 18 months. It has been funded by VicHealth through their Physical Innovation Challenge funding.

The challenge is running until 4 December. Maps were distributed in the Bendigo Weekly last Friday. If you didn’t receive a copy I will make sure there are some available at the Saturday orienteering events. To find out more check out the Park & Street Challenge Facebook page or check out http://parkandstreet.com.au/ web site to register.