Geocaching is a worldwide adventure sport which utilizes GPS devices to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches. (Learn more about geocaching) To get started geocaching, all you need is a GPS receiver and a geocache location. (Learn more about getting started) You can find a nearby geocache location at geocaching.com by entering an address or town into the search box.
The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching through social activities, public education and promotion of geocaching. (Learn more about the MBGA).
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It's that time of year again!
Geocachers are a helpful bunch. We regularly give back to the community by helping clean up public spaces. Every year, Groundspeak designates one weekend in the spring as "CITO Weekend", when geocachers can receive a special digital souvenir for taking part in a CITO event. This year, CITO weekend takes place April 25-26. Manitoba cachers will be out in Winnipeg, Dauphin, and Brandon on Saturday, April 25 to clean up local public spaces. The party continues in Winnipeg on Sunday, April 26.
Consider coming out to a CITO event this April.
Come join the MBGA for another pub night. Eat, drink, and talk geocaching! (Wine optional)
Date: Wednesday, March 25
Where: The Thirsty Lion Tavern
Address: 525 Dale Boulevard
Mussels and wine are on special that night, if that's your thing.
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in February 2015!
1,100: KURT B
1,300: S.T.D.K, NovaToba
1,600: two gemseekers
4,500: V A
5,000: 4elements5senses, GG+J
The mathematical constant pi is numerically rendered 3.141592653... Every year, March 14 (3/14) is celebrated as "Pi Day". This year, 2015, allows nerds to go one step further and smile as they render the date 3/14/15. This Pi Day is the most "complete" one of the century, and to celebrate, Groundspeak has created a special souvenir to be awarded to cachers who attend events on March 14, 2015. Manitoba cachers have stepped up for the occasion, hosting three such events.
We have a request from an after-school recreational program called Who Let The Kids Out at Starbuck School in Starbuck Manitoba. They are looking to have someone run a short Geocaching session for this group on the following dates and times.
Tuesday February 24th
Wednesday March 10th
4:00PM to 5:30PM
If this is something that you can do, please let us know ASAP. We will provide more information if you can help. Please click on the Contact Us link at the left.