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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When I was working on my Cacher of the Month's stats spreadsheet at the beginning of the month, I was thrilled to see who came to the top of my list. This cacher is the only Manitoba cacher that I know of who has his own entry into Wikipedia. Why? Because aside from his hobby as a geocacher, he is a former member of the band, "The Guess Who". That's right! This month's Cacher of the Month is a genuine Rock Star (yes, capital R, capital S). I have been to several geocaching events where he and his current band, Wallace, Creasey, and Gardner, has played. The most memorable to me was the event at the TurdleEggs' Jenga Ranch, "Rock the Turdle". The music was amazing and people were up and dancing for most of the evening. In 2001, he received an honorary doctorate from Brandon University. (editor's note: A member of The Guess Who *and* a doctor? Does that mean we can call you Dr. Who?) Along with his musical career, beancakes has taught at West Kildonan Collegiate covering the "Guitar", "Concert Band Ensemble", and "Geography" (all very appropriate for our musical geocacher). You'll notice that the format of this month's page is a little different from the previous ones. I think I like how he managed to answer our entire questionnaire in only a few short paragraphs. Read on to learn more about the Manitoba Geocaching Association's Cacher of the Month, beancakes.
500: darth daul, Carl the cat, Gyrfalcon09
1,000: thewark, abbyspeople
1,200: Evans Hideaway (EH), Da_Bowz, wally_k, stingy bandits
1,400: Yogi®, SiaFhir, PelicanKru
1,600: jabbywockyz, Gidobear, icimondo
1,700: beancakes, goldfinch99, 0011mixam
1,800: joust gezzin, GroovyPinkSocks, Paggi
2,000: G and J
8,000: TurdleEggs, RW/RW
500: AF girl
600: TerryLee, P.A.C.K.
Come join us for the 11-12-13 World Wide Multi-Event Part 1.
Where: Boogie's Diner & Sports Bar
Address: 1155 Main St.
8-8-8, 9-9-9, 10-10-10, 11-11-11, 12-12-12 and now... 11-12-13 !
Part 1 is November 12, 2013
Part 2 is December 11, 2013 (Location TBA)
Why two dates? Different parts of the world use their date schemes differently. Some use MM-DD-YY and others use DD-MM-YY. We decided to celebrate this event twice!
T S K
How do I start my introductory paragraph about this month's MBGA Geocacher of the Month, T S K? How about with a number ... 573 ... that's the number of consecutive days T S K has been caching as of the writing of this page. By the time you read this, it could be considerably more. That's 573 days of non-stop caching without breaks for illness or emergencies. Very impressive. Hal of T S K is an avid cacher always seeking someone to do cache runs in the evening and attending most of our events. You'll know him to see him... often clad in very geocaching friendly overalls. I've been thinking of his overalls as a great choice for caching as there are so many easily accessible pockets that he can stash pens, extra log books, TOTT's, gloves and anything else a cacher may need while on the trail. He isn't burdened by carrying a disorganized bag like I do. T S K are very friendly folk, always enjoying lighthearted and in-depth conversations about geocaching. Congratulations on being selected as the MBGA's Geocacher of the Month for September!