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Would you be interested in a trip to Churchill?
Im interested and would pay up to $600/person
35%
 35%  [ 6 ]
Im interested and would pay from $600 to $800/person
41%
 41%  [ 7 ]
Im interested and would pay over $800/person
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
Im not interested
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2009 1:43 am    Post subject: Cache to Churchill and Back Reply with quote

The MBGA is considering organizing a geocaching expedition to Churchill this summer (or next).

Town of Churchill

The discussions are still in the early stage, but the idea is something like this:

    Using personal vehicles, drive and geocache to Thompson
    Hop on the train in Thompson at a much reduced fare compared to a Winnipeg departure
    Rent vehicles and bear guards in Churchill and self-tour the Beluga whales, geocaches and the many other experiences Churchill has to offer
    Spend one or two nights in Churchill
    Take the train back to Thompson
    Drive and Geocache back to Winnipeg

In an attempt to gauge the amount of interest in an organized Churchill trip, please vote on whether youd like to travel to Churchill, and how much youd be willing to spend. This is not a commitment to participate but an indicator to the MBGA if an organized trip to Churchill is worth pursuing.

Transportation to and from Churchill would be relatively cheap, but lodging and meals in Churchill would add to the total bill.

Please post any questions or suggestions you have here.

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burchil



Joined: 26 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool - I am not going to vote yet as this is some thing that my family wants to do and I have to talk to them about costs for all four. I have been to Churchill several times for work but only in the late fall and winter. Going in July would be a much better/more interesting time for the plant biologist in me.
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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always wanted to go to Churchill and am definitely interested. I would be interested in a more detailed cost breakdown when available.
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MHz



Joined: 20 Apr 2005
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Location: Morris

PostPosted: Apr 30, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested....but summer is not the time for GFM to be away. Might only be me on the trip.
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glacier_ice



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: May 01, 2009 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm definitely interested and excited about this. The only thing that may keep me from going is my personal finances. (One of the downsides of working in Education is going on EI for the summer.) I WANT to go, just don't know if I can afford to go. [Confused]
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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: May 01, 2009 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm definitely interested!
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Peter and Gloria



Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: May 01, 2009 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We would both definitely like to make this trip.
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MuStash



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: May 01, 2009 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been there but have always wanted to go. This sounds very appealing.
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Shinook and White Juan



Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Posts: 32
Location: Thompson

PostPosted: May 01, 2009 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We would love to go. We are definitely interested.
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swordsandarrows



Joined: 26 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: May 01, 2009 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Us Newbies would be interested! Smile
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dani_carriere



Joined: 04 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: May 01, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree with junglehair on the cost breakdown. Is the $800 only the transportation/accommodation from Thompson? Or does it include gas $ for the drive to Thompson. Breaking down the cost would also be beneficial for the NorMan cachers who don't have to travel as far to Thompson.

I would like to go, but it may be cost prohibitive. It is the chance of a lifetime tho.

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Wagonmaker



Joined: 20 Apr 2006
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: May 04, 2009 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would definitely like to go on this trip.
I may even find a work-related excuse to go to Churchill, or at the very least, work from the Churchill office for a couple days.
If it is going to be this summer, the sooner we decide upon a date (assuming we go ahead with this) the better for me. I need to book my vacation time soon.
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Ztirnats



Joined: 20 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: May 04, 2009 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

burchil wrote:
Cool - I am not going to vote yet as this is some thing that my family wants to do and I have to talk to them about costs for all four. I have been to Churchill several times for work but only in the late fall and winter. Going in July would be a much better/more interesting time for the plant biologist in me.


Check out the new lower prices and yes it is early July and you would also have a chance to talk to some of the biologist/scientists that come to Churchill at this time of year for research!
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stingy bandits



Joined: 16 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: May 07, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Cache to Churchill Reply with quote

We would be very interested in this adventure. We are new comers to caching, but are really enjoying it and think this would be a lot of fun. Very Happy
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Joined: 20 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: May 07, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the new thread with all the details of the adventure.

http://www.mbgeocaching.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1537
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