On Saturday, December 13, the calendar can be read as 12-13-14. As in previous years, a special geocoin is being created to commemorate the occasion. And also as in previous years, the MBGA has ordered a custom coin featuring our corporate colours. Coins can be pre-ordered through our discussion forum. Events are taking place in Winnipeg (GC5GPRN) and Dauphin (GC5GD8G), where cachers will have their first opportunity to see and pick up up their coins.
The Winnipeg event is taking place at Smitty's restaurant, #8-2305 McPhillips Street (in Garden City Shopping Centre).
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in October 2014!
500: KURT B, MERCEDEEZBENZZ, The Hollywoods, 5GoofyGoobers, warnor, fuellbrats
700: McLaban, P.A.C.K., roadfinder724, mrbanjo60, mister music
1,100: NovaToba (formerly PilotMounders)
1,200: BeesCook, Geo-Smart, AF girl
1,300: Oakbank24, WpgAdventurers
1,400: two gemseekers
1,500: darth daul
1,900: Gidobear, holydragon33
2,000: beancakes, myst354
6,500: Trove Chaser
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in September 2014!
500: 2TG, Bluenoser2, newlite
600: tlyric97, mister music, Gyrfalcon09, mrbanjo60
700: Moose623, Photogirl541
800: Beescook, Geo-Smart
1,000: PilotMounders, WpgAdventurers, GeoJoeJaneCashaJace
1,100: TripleSTrio, Flutie Fans, darth daul
As of September 16th, Andrew Teeluck (SiaFhir) has retired as Vice President of the MBGA and stepped down from the MBGA board of directors to focus more of his time on other adventures. We wish to thank Andrew for his past 5 years of contributions to the MBGA and wish him well on the new endeavours he is undertaking.
In his place, as the new Vice President, is Josh Bernier (Stonagal). We thank you to Josh for accepting the nomination and look forward to working with Josh in his new role.
This introduction starts off with a big Congratulations to the 100th Cacher of the Month for the MBGA, H.Erectus&Lucy . H.Erectus (known henceforth as H.e) is a retired biology teacher. He's an avid outdoorsman who helps maintain ski trails in The Pas area of Northern Manitoba. It's quite evident from their stats that they spend a good deal of the winter in Arizona as more than half of their finds are in that state. As good as H.e is at caching, when he is stumped, Lucy (Mrs H.e), can always find what his eyes miss. With the departure from The Pas of slippery_1 and Stonagal, they're really the only avid cachers left in the area. This makes my heart sad. We need to recruit new hiders and finders in that area! Stat!
Their photo was a selfie taken at Kiss - GwPS #10 (GC48G65). This was the cache where they earned their "comma" (1,000th cache found).
Please congratulate H.erectus&Lucy on being the MBGA Cachers of the Month for August, and for being the 100th COTM selected.