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GC4R3Q8 - MBGA Holiday Party 2013

NOTE THE NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!

Where: Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive
(Corner of Autumnwood and Cottonwood)
When: Saturday, December 28, 2013
Time: 5 - 9 PM
What: Annual holiday gathering
Why: To swap gifts, eat some grub and talk cache, of course

Come one come all to our 8th annual potluck holiday gathering where we will have a gift exchange and chat about our favourite topic: caching!

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Start: 7:00 pm
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MBGA Pub Night: New Year's Cachelutions 2014

Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time: 7pm -11pm

Where: Finn's Pub at the Forks
2nd Floor, Johnston Terminal
210 25 Forks Market Rd
N 49° 53.216 W 097° 07.814

Join us as we review the cachelutions made last year, give out some prizes and make some new cachelutions for 2014.

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Start: 12:00 pm
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Join the MBGA at Snowtrek 2014.
(Living Prairie Museum)

When:
Sunday, February 9th, 12-4pm

Cost:
FREE!

Where:
Winnipeg's Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue.
http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/naturalist/livingprairie/

What:
What is Snowtrek? It is Winnipeg in Motion's 5th annual winter activity showcase. This is where various outdoors winter activities are showcased to show Winnipeggers the types of things they can do to stay active.
http://www.winnipeginmotion.ca/news/special/?id=3211

What is Winnipeg in motion?

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Start: 7:00 pm
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Log your 'will attend' here.

Please come join the MBGA for our monthly pub night where you can eat, drink, and talk cache!!!

Date: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 7-11PM

Where: Danny's BBQ & Smokehouse & Buck's Sports Lounge
Address: 1747 Ellice Ave (at King Edward)

Specials: Wednesdays all appetizers and bottles of wine are 40% off.

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Start: 12:00 pm
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Log your 'Will Attend' here!

Please join the MBGA for some basic training fun!
We will be presenting an Introduction to Geocaching, which is a great event for newbie geocachers!

Where: Cabela's
Address: 580 Sterling Lyon Pkwy

Date: Saturday, March 22
Time: 12 - 2PM

Info:
12 - 12:45PM Introduction to Geocaching Presentation
1 - 2PM Cache Hunt (There will be prizes!)

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Start: 5:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

MBGA AGM & Jedi Food Duel

Where: Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive
(Corner of Autumnwood and Cottonwood)
When: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: 5 - 9 PM
What: Annual General Meeting
Why: To Eat and Meet
Make sure to watch this listing for changes in information! (Click 'watch' just below the button for logging this visit.)


A long time ago, in a kitchen far far away.
FOOD WARS!

At this year's AGM, to enter the food competition, the Force (er Food!) must be with you.

We tried to book this year's AGM on May the 4th, but the facility was already booked.

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Start: 10:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

A training morning meant to cover the everyday technology we use to enjoy Geocaching. Bring the family! (Especially the wee ones that are the VCR/PVR programmers in the house.)

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg
Room: Buchwald Room, 2nd floor
Parking: Free street parking for two hours only. Numerous paid lots nearby.

For more information regarding directions, what to bring, and what topics may be covered, visit the event cache listing by clicking on the link below.

GC52TX5

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Start: 10:30 am
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The Oak Hammock Marsh is hosting its eighth Cache the Marsh event on Sunday May 25, 2014.

GC53AC8 - OHMIC

The event will begin with an optional introduction to GPS and geocaching.

GPS units will be available for those who don't have one and would like to find out more about this fun and addictive family friendly activity.

Several new caches will be unveiled and made available for finding throughout the Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Managed area for this event.

Introduction to GPS and Geocaching: 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Geocache Challenge: 1:00 - 4:00

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Start: 12:00 pm
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World Wide Flash Mob XI. (2014 edition) GC54A9Y

When: On Saturday, June 7th
Time: 12:00 (NOON) - 12:15
Where: Nature's Playground - Assiniboine Park

What is a flash mob? Scroll down to the bottom of the description for the answer.

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What type of Monkey are you?

A Tree Climbing Monkey?
A Trunk Monkey?
A Little Monkey?
A Big Monkey?
A Monkey Tree for little Monkeys?
A Monkey carrier?
Do you just like to Monkey around?

Do you have a stuffed Monkey?
A real Monkey?

A bunch of bananas?

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:15 pm

Join the World Wide Flash Mob! GC54ZYA

Around the world, at nearly the exact same time, groups of geocachers will gather suddenly in a public place and disperse after 15 minutes leaving onlookers wondering what just happened. Last year there were over 558 events bringing 25,125 geocachers together at the same time!

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Start: 9:00 am
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Join us for a seminar on hiding Geocaches!

GC55FF6

Location: Cabelas seminar room, 580 Sterling Lyon Parkway (Winnipeg)
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Speaker: glacier_ice

Part 1 - Basic Hiding

In Part 1 of our 2 part seminar, we will be discussing the basics of hiding. Great for first time hiders. We will discuss:

- Why hide?

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Start: 8:30 am
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Caching and Camping - North Dakota Style ( GC50V0D )
June 21st, 2014

Load up your GPS and camping gear, invite your Family and Friends to join us for a fun filled weekend at Turtle River State Park.

Turtle River State Park is located 22 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2.

Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley.

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Start: 12:00 pm
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GC56BP4 - City of Selkirk

This event will consist of a geocaching scavenger hunt! All are welcome to participate in this free event which will begin at the Selkirk waterfront at noon on Canada Day. The time of the event is 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Teams will hunt for the caches hidden across Selkirk. This years theme is the historical buildings and sites around Selkirk.

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Start: 10:00 am
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GC5862A - glacier_ice

Come and join me for coffee at my favourite coffee spot before we hit the highways, biways and trails to enjoy a day of Geocaching.

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Starbucks, 1114 Henderson Hwy

Apparently, morning events are quite popular. They make great events to hook up at before heading out for a day of Geocaching. So come, grab a coffee, hang out on the patio or parking lot for 30 minutes and then head off for a day of caching with some new Geo-Friends.

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Start: 10:00 am
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GC5862W - glacier_ice

Come and join me for coffee at my favourite coffee spot before we hit the highways, biways and trails to enjoy a day of Geocaching.

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Starbucks, Corner of Ellice and Milt Stegall Dr

This is the second of 3 Morning Coffee Micro Events. We skipped a week due to the August long weekend. People should already be out Geocaching themselves without an event to help them.

Did you notice that the coordinates drop you in the middle of the parking lot, instead of the Starbucks Patio?

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Start: 10:00 am
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GC58639 - glacier_ice

It's International Geocaching Day! Come and join me for coffee at my favourite coffee spot before we hit the highways, biways and trails to enjoy a day of Geocaching.

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Starbucks, 1180 Taylor Ave

Another tailgate coffee party! This is to celebrate International Geocaching Day, so it's only right that there's an event on this date! The Starbucks is nearby and both a McDonalds and Tim Hortons are each a short drive away.

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Start: 6:30 pm
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August Souvenir CITO

Stop in at the Gartmore Park as we will be doing some summer cleanup.

Time: August 20, 2014 @ 630pm. The Event will end at 6:59pm.

Bring your gloves and we will provide the garbage bags. We will spend a half hour cleaning up the park and the surrounding area if we get finished early. Help us give back to the community that lets us geocache in!

After the CITO we will be heading to McDonald's for a drink/snack to discuss anything and everything geocaching related.

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Start: 7:00 pm
Start: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
End: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:00am

Location: Bird's Hill Provincial Park

The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) is hosting its 8th Annual GeoVenture weekend!
For more info please visit GeoVenture 2014 Starry Nights.
To help us plan ahead, please post

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Start: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
End: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:00am

Location: Bird's Hill Provincial Park

The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) is hosting its 8th Annual GeoVenture weekend!
For more info please visit GeoVenture 2014 Starry Nights.
To help us plan ahead, please post

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Start: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
End: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:00am

Location: Bird's Hill Provincial Park

The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) is hosting its 8th Annual GeoVenture weekend!
For more info please visit GeoVenture 2014 Starry Nights.
To help us plan ahead, please post

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Start: 6:30 pm
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Cycle The Sage by thewark

Hey GeoCachers! Lets go for a bike ride.

Sage Creek has been building more multi use trails as it's been developed, so lets go for a bike ride and make use of them. At the posted coordinates are plenty of parking, and from there we'll go for a nice ride through Sage Creek.

Let's meet up at 6:30 pm and go for about 30-60 minutes ending no later than 7:30 pm

Click here for the cache page.

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Start: 7:00 pm
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GC5AXBG - Hakliva

This event is being held to help people achieve the seven souvenirs of August.

While I was looking for ways to attend an event to achieve the sixth and ultimately the seventh souvenir, I noticed that there was no way that I would be able to attend an event... So I worked up the courage to submit my own. I realized that if I were to chose a location in or near a dog park, then geo-dogs could benefit from a little off- leash socialization as well!

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Start: 10:21 pm

GC5AT0N - doingitoldschool

A chance to get together, enjoy some coffee (or what have you) and talk about our common hobby.

Since I can't make it to the earlier event this month, I thought I'd hold one of my own.

Need a tip on a local cache? Got a caching story to tell? Just want to hear more about our enjoyable pastime? Come on out.

I might even have a door prize (not a real door).

We'll get together at 10 am, and stay for an hour, just in case some sleepy heads are late. This should give us time to hit a cache or two before lunch!

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Start: 7:00 pm
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GC5AR02 - kola cachers, two gemseekers, t+a=eta

Event time: 7-9 pm
Event place: Home of the Kola Cachers.

This event is being held as a last chance for everyone to get the event souvenir for August. This will be a casual time where coffee and dessert are provided. The event will be on our yard and if the weather isn't great it will be indoors. This is a great chance to come and get all the caches in the area.

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Start: 7:00 pm
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GC5B2YP - Bike_4_me

Come out and celebrate the End of my Daily Streak.
Just like KeeGee before me, it's time to end this, the daily streak.

September 7, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Garbonzo's Restraunt
1792 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg

This will be day 1,134. I needed to pick a date to end the streak and decided that being exactly 100 days off KeeGee's streak of 1,234 would be just right. Plus there were already a lot of events in August.
So I hope you can come out and have dinner (half price pizza on Sundays) or a drink.

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Start: 8:00 pm
Start: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
End: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 5:00pm

GC56ZAZ - tourismdauphin

Join us Saturday, September 13, 2014 for our 3rd annual Cachefest. The event will start at City Hall where you will receive instructions and your caching package. At the end of the event there will be a wrap up at City Hall. Event will start at 9AM and conclude by 6PM.

Cachefest 2014 will be a full day of caching fun around the Dauphin area. There will be a mix of published Traditional, Puzzle/Mystery, Multi-caches, CITO, Earth Cache and activities.

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End: 5:00 pm
Start: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
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GC56ZAZ - tourismdauphin

Join us Saturday, September 13, 2014 for our 3rd annual Cachefest. The event will start at City Hall where you will receive instructions and your caching package. At the end of the event there will be a wrap up at City Hall. Event will start at 9AM and conclude by 6PM.

Cachefest 2014 will be a full day of caching fun around the Dauphin area. There will be a mix of published Traditional, Puzzle/Mystery, Multi-caches, CITO, Earth Cache and activities.

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Start: 11:00 am
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GC547E7 - dani_carriere

Based on the popular television series of the 1990s, this event will make us all into daring detectives, stealthy sleuths and ingenious impresarios! Over the last couple of years, this event has been quite popular, so we're bringing it back for another round!

Winnipeg has a wealth of Mystery (or Unknown) geocaches.

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Start: 12:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

GC58438 - Skoki (and friends)

Skoki and friends at Beaverlodge School, the Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Manitoba Geocaching Association, are hosting an event at the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Join us in the fun begun at the zoo by our geocaching friends, Flotsom and Jetsom!

The event will begin with an introduction to the GPS and geocaching. To log this event as a find, you must sign the MBGA event log book.

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Start: 2:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

GC5CBYH - tuppergurl and crackerjackie

Avast!

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Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

The next Board meeting is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, October 8
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Charlees Restaurant, 185 Stadacona Street, Winnipeg

All MBGA members are welcome to attend any meeting of the Board. We haven't done a good job communicating meeting times to the membership, and for that we apologize and will endeavour to do better.

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Start: 7:00 pm
End: 11:00 pm

GC5DHWA

Please come join the MBGA for a pub night where you can eat, drink, and talk cache! This particular one takes place the day after the Winnipeg civic election, and just over a week before Halloween.

Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 7-11PM

Where: Smitty's Restaurant & Lounge
Address: 580 Pembina Highway (at Grant Avenue)

Specials: Thursdays are 49¢ wing night.

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Start: 3:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

GC5EG8A

Six months to the day since our last CITO event, it’s time to once again clean up Coronation Park (hopefully) before the snow returns.

Date: Sunday, October 26
Time: 3 - 4 PM
Location: Coronation Park

CITO, or Cache In Trash Out, is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers have been dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world. Through these volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources.

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Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

GC5EK3M - Stonagal

Location: Charlee’s restaurant, 185 Stadacona Street
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bring: Trackables, pen & paper.

Picked up some cool geocoins or travel bugs recently that you’d like to show off?
Travelling soon and want to help get some trackables closer to their destinations?
Not going anywhere for a while but would like to help trackables along their way?
Got an impressive collection of geocoins from over the years that you’re looking to liquidate?

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Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Date: Monday, November 10
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Smitty's Restaurant & Lounge, 580 Pembina Highway (at Grant Avenue), Winnipeg

All MBGA members are welcome to attend any meeting of the Board.

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Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

GC5EXEA - gnies

What can be greater than meeting up with another cacher? Meeting up with a lot of other cachers, swapping stories, getting hints on caches you cannot find and enjoying food all at the same time.

And of course giving trycacheus a bad time about his caches.

What happens at a geocaching event? You will meet others who share your love, hobby, addiction. You can share your most difficult, most fun or .....

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Start: 7:00 pm
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GC5FX00 - trag_cachers

I love attending Geocacaching events!! I love them so much that I have attended events in Manitoba, Minnesota, and Nevada!! I have attended so many events that my next event will be the 100th I have attended so I thought a fitting way to get event #100 would be with my local geofriends!! Come and talk some geocaching, watch the Jets take on the Detroit Red Wings on TV, and help me celebrate my milestone event attendance!!

Date: Thursday, November 20th
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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Start: 3:00 pm
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GC5FN42 - NovaToba & MordenBirders

Location: Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery
301 Stephen Street {trust your GPSr like always}
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

This event is organized by geocachers and open to all geocachers. Just like past events, we expect that there will be lots of geocaching conversation,stories, lies, jokes, food and fun.

What can be better than meeting up with another cacher?

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Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

The next Board meeting is scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, December 11
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Charlees Restaurant, 185 Stadacona Street, Winnipeg

All MBGA members are welcome to attend any meeting of the Board.

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Start: 9:30 am
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GC5GPRN

Come join us as we commemorate another special date on the calendar with a new geocoin, possibly for the last time!

Where: Smitty's Family Restaurant (at Garden City Shopping Centre)
Address: #8-2305 McPhillips Street
Date: December 13, 2014
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM

8-8-8, 9-9-9, 10-10-10, 11-11-11, 12-12-12, 11-12-13 and finally... 12-13-14!

This will be the first opportunity to see and obtain your own 12-13-14 geocoin. The minting proof can be seen below. Coins are being sold for $14.00 apiece and can be reserved on the MBGA discussion forum.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 11:00 am

GC5GD8G - tourismdauphin

The Planets and the number are aligning again this December!

Let’s celebrate 12-13-14! Come join us to check out the new 12/13/14 Geocoin. This will be part of a multi-event project around the world.

When? December 13, 2014 from 10AM til 11AM
Where? McDonald's Restaurant

We have placed a small order of the new geocoin. Send an email to the Jabbywockyz to reserve your coin. To ensure you get a coin make sure to contact us soon.

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