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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 - October 2010

1PurpleMonkeyDishwasher1

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When you were a kid, did you ever play that game "Telephone"? You know the one where you and your friends sit in a circle, and one person starts by whispering in the ear of the person next to them. They'd say something fairly benign like "You know, I heard Skinner say the teachers will crack any minute." By the time it gets around the circle, invariably, the quote has been changed to "Skinner said the teachers will crack any minute purple monkey dishwasher." Oh, and that gets everyone riled up, especially about that "Purple Monkey Dishwasher" remark!! Well, it seems that this month's Cacher of the Month was picked during a rousing game of MBGA Telephone! Just kidding! 1PurpleMonkeyDishwasher1 has been an avid cache hider in the Winnipeg area for the last few years. Also, a lot of his cache finds have been done via a HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) ... aka a bike. Because of his ability to hide interesting caches and his ever growing cache find count, we've selected 1PMDW1 as October's Cacher of the Month.


Geocoins!

We have a few of the limited edition 10-10-10 event Geocoins left over and available for sale in two colours. We also have the ultra nifty Bison Geocoins and the superhero grade MBGA crests available from our online store. Update: 10-10-10 Geocoins Sold Out

10-10-10 Geocoin (Green)

$10.00


10-10-10 Geocoin (Red)

$10.00


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Cache of the Month – September 2010

Scooby’s Lunch

Scooby’s Lunch

Scooby's Lunch was the brainchild of goertzen who placed this cache in 2003, nearly a year before we started caching. This unique fun cache was the 3rd container/log book cache that we found and even today it is one of our all-time favorites. In 2005, when the original lunch box had a hole in it, with goertzen's permission, we replaced it with an ammo box. We continued to look after our favorite cache and in 2007, goertzen allowed us to adopt Scooby's Lunch. Any geocacher who hasn't found this cache yet, just doesn't know what they're missing. These are just a few of the comments from other finders: What a great find - one of a kind. This was a very cool cache to find and lots of fun. Wow...great idea. A real interesting cache. Not just your average Hidden Behind a Bush Cache. Great fun. Best fun we've had caching yet. This cache was AWESOME! Very creative. Thanks for a truly unique cache idea! This was a cool cache. Cleverly done! Great concept for a cache.
--Peter and Gloria

Cacher of the Month - September 2010

Flotsom and Jetsom

Flotsom and Jetsom

Flotsom and Jetsom

The first time I had an opportunity to meet Flotsom and Jetsom was at an event held at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in 2008. They worked with the Manitoba Zoological Society (of which, they are members), and with the MBGA to create several themed and educational caches within the zoo, an event, and a challenge. They had cachers roaming around the zoo, attempting to be stealthy with the myriad of zoo muggles also wandering about. The day was a lot of fun, family friendly and very well organized. Since then, they have also hosted and co-ordinated two more Zoo events with new caches and new challenges each year. Many new geocachers are introduced to the sport through these events. I'm very proud to have them as our Zoo ambassadors to geocaching.