Meet Our Coaches..
We take pride in our program and the fantastic team that help us put the whole thing together. Without the help of our coaches, we simply would not be able to provide fun and safe adventures for our SOGO Adventure Running kids. Thank you coaches!s!
SOGO Squirts Head Coach & SOGO Access Head Coach
Bridie has grown up with our Orienteering Calgary Junior program and has now taken on the role of coaching and teaching youth. She started as one of our SOGO Youth Volunteer Coaches, before taking on the role of our Level 1 and Level 2 Head Coach in 2017 and Squirts Head Coach in 2018. As a personal passion and project, Bridie has partnered with Between Friends to create our SOGO Access program, which began in 2016. She has since touched the lives of many kids and families that struggle to access physical literacy programs in Calgary and the surrounding area. Bridie led our SOGO Access program to win a "Most Inclusive Organization" award in 2018, with Between Friends. Bridie is currently studying Education at the University of Calgary in amongst her SOGO coaching roles. Bridie is also an avid skier, climber, runner and when she gets to the coast, surfer!
SOGO Squirts Program Manager
Chandra started orienteering when she was just 3 years old, following in the footsteps of her Dad, creating wonderful memories of running through forests, fields and even a swamp looking for those iconic orange and white flags. These days, Chandra can still be found exploring the wilder areas of Kananaskis Country, the Bow Valley and Calgary areas with her own two young children, husband and beagle. Chandra is also a local teacher with degrees in both History and Education, as well as a certified yoga teacher with 200 hours and certificates for YogaKids. Chandra has been guiding kids in their exploration of nature and self for the better part of the past two decades, while also teaching horseback riding, canoeing, backcountry hiking, physical education, art and drama.
For Chandra, the best part of SOGO Adventure Running is the awesome community of coaches and families who love being outdoors! As our Squirts founder and Program Manager, the best part will always be "seeing the excitement of our youngest runners when they start to recognize landmarks and find orienteering flags by using their own observations".