Canadians were unable to take much advantage of their local terrain in Edmonton, with only Ted de St Croix winning an “A” final at WMOC. Scandinavian and Russian orienteers dominated the placings, with Karen Staudte and Warren Key finishing third in W35 and M45A respectively. Warren was in good company in M45A, with de St Croix winning from Jorgen Martensson. Herrmann Wehner was 4th in M80, and Jim Russell 8th in a closely-contested M40A race.
Other Australian to make A finals were Dale Ann Gordon in W60A (22nd), and Nigel Davies in M55A (26th).