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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Six months to the day since our last CITO event, it’s time to once again clean up Coronation Park (hopefully) before the snow returns.
Date: Sunday, October 26
Time: 3 - 4 PM
Location: Coronation Park
CITO, or Cache In Trash Out, is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers have been dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world. Through these volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources.
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in September 2014!
500: 2TG, Bluenoser2, newlite
600: tlyric97, mister music, Gyrfalcon09, mrbanjo60
700: Moose623, Photogirl541
800: Beescook, Geo-Smart
1,000: PilotMounders, WpgAdventurers, GeoJoeJaneCashaJace
1,100: TripleSTrio, Flutie Fans, darth daul
Please come join the MBGA for a pub night where you can eat, drink, and talk cache! This particular one takes place the day after the Winnipeg civic election, and just over a week before Halloween.
Date: Thursday, October 23
Where: Smitty's Restaurant & Lounge
Address: 580 Pembina Highway (at Grant Avenue)
Specials: Thursdays are 49¢ wing night.
As of September 16th, Andrew Teeluck (SiaFhir) has retired as Vice President of the MBGA and stepped down from the MBGA board of directors to focus more of his time on other adventures. We wish to thank Andrew for his past 5 years of contributions to the MBGA and wish him well on the new endeavours he is undertaking.
In his place, as the new Vice President, is Josh Bernier (Stonagal). We thank you to Josh for accepting the nomination and look forward to working with Josh in his new role.
This introduction starts off with a big Congratulations to the 100th Cacher of the Month for the MBGA, H.Erectus&Lucy . H.Erectus (known henceforth as H.e) is a retired biology teacher. He's an avid outdoorsman who helps maintain ski trails in The Pas area of Northern Manitoba. It's quite evident from their stats that they spend a good deal of the winter in Arizona as more than half of their finds are in that state. As good as H.e is at caching, when he is stumped, Lucy (Mrs H.e), can always find what his eyes miss. With the departure from The Pas of slippery_1 and Stonagal, they're really the only avid cachers left in the area. This makes my heart sad. We need to recruit new hiders and finders in that area! Stat!
Their photo was a selfie taken at Kiss - GwPS #10 (GC48G65). This was the cache where they earned their "comma" (1,000th cache found).
Please congratulate H.erectus&Lucy on being the MBGA Cachers of the Month for August, and for being the 100th COTM selected.