Welcome

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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Operation: BattleCache! Results

The Manitoba Geocaching Association hosted a winter contest from November 1st, 2009 to February 28, 2010.

Operation BattleCache

Results:

Over 3200 shots were submitted by 61 different players. Qualified entries: Grand prize - 19, 2nd prize - 1, 3rd prize - 23, 4th prize - 20, 5th prize - 20, 6th prize - 20 7th prize - 19, and 8th prize - 58. Prizes will be awarded at the AGM.

Check your results.

Milestones achieved in February 2010

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

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

Board of Directors Meeting - February 16, 2010

MBGA

MBGA Directors Meeting February 6, 2010 Jeffrey's Restaurant

Attendees

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

Missing

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

Members Present

None

Cacher of the Month - February 2010

GeoPahkers

GeoPahkers
GeoPahkers

ernie&bert&elmo&grover would like to nominate GeoPahkers, two of the most generous and congenial cachers we've ever met. They were very patient with us (with two young kids) at our first ever geocaching event (Cache the Marsh 3) and have created some very fun and unique hides. The time, effort (and money) they put into Trick or Cache? was amazing. In our humble opinion, they are most deserving of being featured as "Cachers of the Month".

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
    August 2008

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