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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Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in December 2014! Who knows where we'll all be at the end of 2015!
800: mrbanjo60, rufusandpals!, Moose623
First off, we are sold out! A successful event and fantastic turn out. There are just a handful of people who have yet to pick up their coins. They will only be held for 3 months following the event before they are put up for sale again.
I've had to do some digging to find out the meaning behind the design on the coins. So far, this is what I have for information.
One of the writing systems used on the coins are Gallifreyan, a writing system in the Doctor Who TV series. The rest is copied from a GeoSwag post that didn't quite reveal all the mysteries in this coin.
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in November 2014!
500: Old Guys 21, binibini, checkerberries, MarcoIslandGuy
600: MERCEDEEZBENZZ, Les roux
1,000: KURT B
1,100: Carl the cat, JollyJones
1,300: Geo-Smart, BeesCook
1,600: darth daul
On Saturday, December 13, the calendar can be read as 12-13-14. As in previous years, a special geocoin is being created to commemorate the occasion. And also as in previous years, the MBGA has ordered a custom coin featuring our corporate colours. Coins can be pre-ordered through our discussion forum. Events are taking place in Winnipeg (GC5GPRN) and Dauphin (GC5GD8G), where cachers will have their first opportunity to see and pick up up their coins.
The Winnipeg event is taking place at Smitty's restaurant, #8-2305 McPhillips Street (in Garden City Shopping Centre).
Come one come all to our 9th annual potluck holiday gathering where we will have a gift exchange and chat about our favourite topic: caching! Everyone is welcome to attend and as an added bonus, you can log it as a find!
Where: Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive
When: Sunday, December 28, 2014
Time: 5 - 9 PM
What: Annual holiday gathering
Why: To swap gifts, eat some grub and talk cache, of course!
To quote Dragonfreys circa 2007, "A good potluck rule of thumb is to bring enough in the dish to feed your family if that is all they ate.