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Welcome Introduction

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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Cache of the Month - February 2010

Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins

The Old Pinawa Dam ruins and provincial park are a little known gem in Eastern Manitoba. We were looking for a location for our second cache and we'd always enjoyed picnicking and hiking at the ruins. The generating station operated from 1906 to 1951 and pioneered year round operation of a hydro-electric plant in a cold climate. The Canadian Armed Forces used it for demolition practice in the late 1950’s yet most of the structure still stands! There have been some fun entries in the log book - apparently it's a popular place to get married and a Parks person who accidentally found the cache left a friendly log. The Province have been working hard to improve the trails and bridges around the ruins and it is truly a beautiful place to visit. --TurdleEggs

Milestones achived in January 2010

Congratulations to the following Manitoba MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.

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100
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200
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300
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400
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600
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700
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900
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1200
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1500
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2200
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2300
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2400
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2700
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3000
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3200
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3900
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5200
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5300

If there are any errors or omissions please let us know as we may have inadvertently missed someone.

Cache of the Month - January 2010

Yellow Park-1

Yellow Park-1

Five years ago there weren’t too many local mystery caches out and so I wanted to make one that would bring cachers out to my favourite brown bagging lunch spot, Crescent Drive Park. I also wanted it to be a bit challenging, but after reading the first few logs I added to the clues and upped the difficulty rating a notch. It’s been very rewarding, reading all the logs and notes and I knew the cache had achieved its purpose after reading Kabuthunk’s log. It’s still there, awaiting many more smileys. --Old Billygoat

Cacher of the Month - January 2010

OH2MIC

OH2MIC
OH2MIC

Improvising Reporter has the scoop. OH2MIC has finally caved in and answered some questions for the CoTM honor. With that said lets be off to his profile page to write the intro. What does OH2MIC mean? Well I had to ask Chewys for the translation. No it is not the chemical composition of maple syrup. As usual we go the picture. From this one we can see that OH2MIC likes street signs. After a visit to his house I found he has every room in the house covered with street signs obtained from every province and country he has visited in the past few years. We also see that OH2MIC is the Special Events Coordinator for the Manitoba Geocaching Association. This really translates into: he knows how to organize a party. OH2MIC has found over 5200 caches in his short career. OH2MIC started caching just after his nemesis OHMIC started in March 2003. He has matched OHMIC cache for cache ever since. When he gets to 10000 caches, his skills of "Special Event Coordinator" will be utilized for the BIG party. We are all looking forward to the 10000 cache as I am sure there will be fireworks at this party.

Board of Directors Meeting - January 12, 2010

MBGA Directors Meeting January 12, 2010 Big Guys Ranch and Saloon

Attendees

Sandra (junglehair), Steven (ertyu), Tim (TurdleEggs), Dani (dani_carriere), Jacques (OHMIC), Jon (Trove Chasers), Stan (Ztirnats), Mike (glacier_ice)

Missing

Jayson (Jaypeg), Jeff (Hogger Jeff & the Piglets), Carmène (Mosaik Voyage)

Members Present

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