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PostPosted: Jun 11, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: 3rd Annual Eastman GPS Challenge Reply with quote

3rd Annual Eastman GPS Challenge

This year’s Challenge, which will be held from July 10 to August 7, 2009, is going to get your creativity flowing! By using your hand held GPS unit to navigate your way to a set of coordinates, we ask that you take a picture that shows off the fun, beauty, and all that the unique locations have to offer! As you capture these great moments, you will increase your chances of winning 1 of 5 prize packs! Contact us and check out www.manitobahomecoming2010.com to find out about the special offer provided by us and Manitoba Homecoming 2010! Gain bonus points from us to increase your chances of winning one of our fantastic prize packs while you become eligible to win an unbelievable offer from Manitoba Homecoming 2010. You won’t want to miss out!

This is an exciting way to explore and discover many interesting sites in Eastern Manitoba that you may have never known about. You will also get the chance to take part in activities that you may never get a chance to do again, or you may find a new hobby! Learn how to utilize GPS technology while becoming aware of the various activities and sites in rural Eastern Manitoba and its Agri-tourism destinations.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.

Robyn Stefanchuk
Email: Robyn.Stefanchuk@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-346-6083[/url]
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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2009 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is in need of a .gpx file of the waypoints for this challenge, I'd be happy to send them mine. Just send me an e-mail.

Also note that #19 Off to Market is in fact not open until July 24th.

I've now already gotten 12 pts and 28 bonus points for this challenge and am looking forward to getting more soon!

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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2009 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I found the first mistake in the Challenge. #25 Sophie Kitchen appears to the the MAFRI office so I wouldn't go there hungry but we came away hungry! Sad
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2009 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the purpose of the single digit numbers in column C on some of the caches on the challenge guide?
And MHz, can you shoot me that GPX? geo.lizardo -a-t gmail.com
Thanks.

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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the Challenge Guide in front of me but I believe the number next to the red tag is the bonus points you can get for taking a Manitoba Homecoming 2010 video at the site. Bonus points = number of times you are entered into the draws for prizes.

I'll shoot you the gpx file Lizard when I get home from work.

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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Just call me Stu Padidiot Reply with quote

I see now. Serves me right for looking at the file in google spreadsheets. None of the graphics loaded. Viewing it in excel makes it all clear.
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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Eastman GPS Challenge Update! Reply with quote

Eastman GPS Challenge Update!

Attention to all those considering the 3rd Annual Eastman GPS Challenge,

Haven’t registered yet? It’s still not too late to sign up!
Registration ends August 3, 2009.

This is a unique way to explore Eastern Manitoba, and take part in
activities that you may never get a chance to do again. This year's
challenge is to visit as many of the sites as possible throughout the time
period (July 10 - August 7, 2009). Using your hand held GPS unit, navigate
your way to the sets of coordinates that you will receive once you have
registered, along with further details. When you locate the site, you will
need to get your creativity flowing as you must take a photo at each of the
locations which will show off the fun, beauty, and all that these unique
locations have to offer to receive your points. Feel free to be as creative
as you can!

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

To register, contact Robyn Stefanchuk
Email: Robyn.Stefanchuk@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-346-6083

Please provide:
-Team Name
-First and Last Name
-Email and Mailing Address
-Phone Number

Hope to hear from you soon!
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2009 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winners for the 3rd Annual Eastman GPS Challenge

1st – MHz
2nd – Pabloo’s Crew
3rd – Famkoe
4th – Glacier_Ice
5th – Shutterspies
And the winner of the Manitoba Homecoming 2010 Video Challenge Prize was
Team Shutterspies!
Congratulations everyone and thank you for your participation! We were so
impressed by everyone’s wonderful photos! We hope to see you for next
year’s geocaching event, The 4th Annual Eastman GPS Challenge!

Thanks!
Robyn Stefanchuk
Email: Robyn.Stefanchuk@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-346-6083
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