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MBGA Committee Meeting - October 24, 2007

Location: Mountain Equipment Co-op (N49 53.631 W097 08.592)

Meeting called to order at 19:01 CDT.

Committee members present: Dani (dani_carriere),Peter (Peter & Gloria), Tim (TurdleEggs), Sandra (junglehair), Jacques (OHMIC), Richard (KiteKacher), and Paula (MHz).

Committee members not present: Ray (slippery_1), Tobey (3T's&aG), Nick (bevro), Steven (ertyu), and Sean (Dragonfreys).

Cacher of the Month - October 2007


3T's&aG Family
3T's&aG (Big T, Q!(another T), G and T)

  1. How did the initiation rite of passage: 'you're not a member of the MBGA until you've been bopped by Tobey in the chatroom' evolve?
  2. LOL! Nice question to start off with. You know, I don't exactly know how this started. I've been told its because I like bopping but I guess you'll have to visit the chatroom to find out for sure. Don't expect to be bopped right away, either. These things take time.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked?
  4. I first heard about geocaching in an article that was in the Free Press in July of 2004. After reading it, I got hooked on the idea of trying geocaching and then proceeded to do some research to purchase a GPSr that would suit my needs and my budget. When the GPSr finally arrived and I was able to figure out how to enter co-ordinates, Q! and I headed off to find our first cache, Bison Castle cache because we knew the general location of it having worked at the UofM campus for years. We rode our bikes and lo and behold, our arrow kept pointing the other way. Having no idea what I was doing (some say this hasn't changed much), I had no way to confirm my co-ordinates. So we went back home and tried again the next day. We found it fairly quickly and I was instantly hooked. There were so many aspects of it that appealed to me and mostly I felt that it was a great opportunity to get outside, especially as my kids got older.

Milestones achieved in September 2007

Congratulations to the following Manitoba MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.

100 Finds

200 Finds

300 Finds

400 Finds

500 Finds

700 Finds

800 Finds

900 Finds

1100 Finds

1300 Finds

1400 Finds

1600 Finds

2400 Finds

South Eastman Challenge Winners

The South Eastman GPS Treasure Hunt Challenge was an initiative of Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives(MAFRI) to bring people out to this rural area and experience the sights and great attractions in this part of our province – we hope you will visit again! For more information on other GPS initiatives being planned by MAFRI please contact Joy Lorette @ 204-392-7268.

This challenge took place during the month of August and was a huge success! 44 teams participated by hunting for 20 caches hidden throughout the SE Manitoba. At least 12 of the teams found all 20 of the caches.

Parks Canada Welcomes Geocachers

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The official Parks Canada policy has been released and welcomes geocaches in designated areas of Parks Canada sites.

For more information, visit the Parks Canada Geocache page.

Some important points to remember:

  • All caches have to be available from trails or other publicly accessible areas and geocachers must stick to those areas.
  • Trade items are not permitted in caches.
  • Geocachers must pay all regular applicable park fees.
  • Geocachers who want to place a cache must meet with a Parks Canada staff person at the chosen site to obtain an authorization seal prior to placing a cache.
  • The cache container must be watertight, made of material that will withstand natural elements, as small as possible, neutral-coloured and has never been used for food.
  • The Cache Information Form available on the Parks Canada web site must be filled out and submitted to Parks Canada Staff.

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