Welcome

Welcome Introduction

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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'Will Attend' (RSVP) to Events

Hi everyone! We are discussing our Birthday Cake situation for the AGM on May 3rd. Currently, we only have a handful of 'Will Attends' which means we can only order a small cake. If you are planning to attend, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you log your 'Will Attend'. Otherwise, we will only have enough cake for the number of people who have RSVP'd.
Think of 'Will Attend' as something that is just as important to event planners as if you were RSVPing to a wedding. You wouldn't RSVP to the wedding couple the morning they are to be wed.
HAVE RSVP? You'll have cake!

Cache the Marsh IX - Oak Hammock Marsh

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 10:30am
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 5:30pm

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The Oak Hammock Marsh is hosting its ninth Cache the Marsh event on Sunday May 24, 2015

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 p.m.

MEGA Breakfast (feat. jabbywockyz) - Winnipeg

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:30am

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Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Location: CanadInns Windsor Park (Aaltos Restaurant), 1034 Elizabeth Road

You may have heard about this thing called Country Legends 2015. We’re pretty excited to be helping out with Manitoba’s first mega-event. And we’re also excited to provide an opportunity to meet the leaders of the mega-event while they’re in Winnipeg!

Jay and Candace (the duo behind all-around cacher extraordinaires jabbywockyz and tourismdauphin) are in town for a few days before heading back to Dauphin.

MBGA Annual General Meeting 2015 (and Ultimate Food Competition)

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:00pm

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Please join us for the MBGA Annual General Meeting.

This is a great opportunity to find out what the Manitoba Geocaching Association has been up to for the past year and to find out what we are planning for the year ahead. We will also be having a potluck dinner and cook-off!

Where: Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive (Corner of Autumnwood and Cottonwood)
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: 5 - 9 PM
What: Annual General Meeting
Why: To Eat and Meet

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Milestones achieved in March 2015

Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in March 2015!

500: Pika78
600: Old Guys 21, NomadBakers, 2TG, MarcoIslandGuy
800: Awol, Dracoribon
900: Geocacher Ken (formerly mister music), mrbanjo60
1,000: wpenner
1,100: IceCube1
1,200: Carl the cat
1,300: AF girl
1,500: Geo-Smart, BeesCook, Tracker 70
1,600: freebill, wally_k
1,700: Antihiro
1,800: darth daul, pinch3
3,500: Xplorer and Ramblin’ Rose
4,000: MLKoop
6,000: Skoki
7,000: Wagonmaker, glacier_ice