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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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.
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.
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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Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in March 2015!
600: Old Guys 21, NomadBakers, 2TG, MarcoIslandGuy
800: Awol, Dracoribon
900: Geocacher Ken (formerly mister music), mrbanjo60
1,200: Carl the cat
1,300: AF girl
1,500: Geo-Smart, BeesCook, Tracker 70
1,600: freebill, wally_k
1,800: darth daul, pinch3
3,500: Xplorer and Ramblin’ Rose
7,000: Wagonmaker, glacier_ice
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.