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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Bike_4_me was introduced to geocaching by junglehair when he accompanied her to find a geocache while on a business trip in Brandon in 2007. He was hooked, but as the father of three teen-aged children, he didn't have much time for geocaching. He managed to find 23 caches in his first year. As the kids got old enough to drive themselves to all their activities, he had a bit more time for his favourite activities: cycling and geocaching. Almost 6 years later, Manny has over 2500 finds and is working on an impressive geocaching streak which began on August 1, 2011. He is well past the 500 consective days of geocaching mark and is closing in on 600. Congratulations Bike_4_me for being named the MBGA's Cacher of the Month for February! (Special thanks to junglehair for writing this introduction)
Many of you will have started to notice logs on caches from our Cacher of the Month started appearing just over a year ago. At first, I thought it was a new cacher who had joined us. When I met her at an event, I was surprised at the number of finds she had (being a newbie and all). I was quite astonished to find out that she had been caching for over 7 years, and until that time we had never met. I think the reason her name seemed unfamiliar would be because in the not too distant past, she had changed from a previous name: rbt_trio. Now *that* name was familiar to me! I had been tracking it for some time for Cacher of the Month, then it fell into the black hole that all inactive cachers find themselves in when they hadn't cached in a while. It was nice to see the name rising through the ranks of my magic COTM spreadsheet to the point where she has achieved "cacher of the month". Welcome back into the fold, and congratulations on become the MBGA Cacher of the Month for January!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...
Starting 00:00:00 February 1st, 2013 and running to March 31st at 23:59:59, players will compete to find and sink legendary monsters of the sea. In the 10x10 game board lurks JAWS, Moby Dick, The Kraken and more... will you find them all?
Below is the grid for Battlecache IV.
- The game starts at 00:00:00 February 1st, 2013 and ends at March 31st at 23:59:59.
We're having a Basic Training event on January 12th!
Please come join the MBGA for some basic training fun! We will be presenting an Introduction to Geocaching. This is will be a great event to invite new Geocachers out to.
Where: Cabela's, 1300 Ellice Ave
3-4pm Introduction to Geocaching Presentation
4-5pm Cache hunt
There will be prizes!
It's midnight in Manitoba, which means that it's officially Christmas Day here.
I would like to take a moment to thank the leadership team that helps keep the MBGA going.
To Andrew Teeluck, Kari England, Kristina Graham, Sandy Chaffee, Ken Blue, Jo-Ann Walls and Eric Schellenberg, thank you. You guys have been a solid team to work with.