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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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Cacher of the Month - July 2010

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This month's Cacher was nominated due to her longevity as a local cacher, the number and quality of her cache hides, and number of cache finds. I have not had the opportunity to meet her yet, but hope to at one of our many cache events.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. August 2006. My nephew showed me how. Leo Mol Garden Cache was one of the first I found.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. My brother bought me a GPS and got me hooked.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The sense of adventure, exercise for me and the dogs and going places I've never been before. The challenge and meeting new people. It is also a great way to cure the blues.


Cache of the Month - June 2010

”BLITZ”: Raiders of the Cache Stash

 BLITZ”: Raiders of the Cache Stash

May 24, 2006 by Curiouser and Curiouser :
As the soundtrack of Indiana Jones swelled inside my head, I dodged numerous booby traps*, solved puzzling puzzles, braved dew-drenched grass**, and came face to face with my own mortality! And just when I thought I had triumphed, yet another obstacle was placed in the dimly lit path. Darkness fell, and with no beam to guide me (and my adventuresome parents, Xplorer and Ramblin Rose), peril and hopelessness abounded. I faced an old nemesis who jealously guarded the way. "You!" I gasped. Then I summoned new resolve.
"I have known you of old!" I boomed. "I knew you before you even had a name to speak!" *** Then the sound of a motor brrrming its way up to us. Lo! it was the Queen on a thundering chariot casting beams of flameless fire, illuminating our map and saving the day. Clap Clap Clap Clap All my gratitude for an excellent adventure.
I traded one snake for another, took wooden coin #2 and a 1Q4J poker chip.
*This may or may not be entirely true.
**This may or may not sound particularly menacing, but the dangers of catching a chill are not to be taken lightly.
***This dialogue may or may not have taken place primarily in the imagination, though stemming from a physical presence at the stash.

Milestones achieved in June 2010

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

MBGA
100
MBGA
200
MBGA
300
MBGA
400
MBGA
500
MBGA
600
MBGA
700
MBGA
800
MBGA
900
MBGA
1200
MBGA
1400
MBGA
1600
MBGA
1700
MBGA
1900
MBGA
2100
MBGA
2200
MBGA
2300
MBGA
2500
MBGA
3100
MBGA
3200
MBGA
3500
MBGA
3600
MBGA
4400
MBGA
5200
MBGA
5800
MBGA
6100
MBGA
6200

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

Cacher of the Month - June 2010

Old Billygoat

Old Billygoat and HoneyBunch

Old Billygoat and HoneyBunch


I was very pleased to see that Old Billygoat had been selected as Cacher of the Month for June. He was the first geocacher I had met face-to-face, way back in January of 2005. I was on my way to the first stage of Co-ordinate Conundrum up on Inkster Blvd. As I pulled up in my car, a big red truck was pulling away. They did a U-Turn and came back to say "Hi". It was Old Billygoat, and his friend Dragonfly. Until that point, I felt like the lone Manitoba Geocacher. It was finally nice to meet someone else. Since then, his name has become part of the Manitoba Geocaching lexicon as "OBG", even having an excellent challenge cache that many of us are struggling to complete.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. August, 2003

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. From surfing the internet when I was researching getting my first GPSr seven years ago