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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Upcoming events

Milestones achieved in October 2009

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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900
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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 - October 28, 2009

MBGA Directors Meeting October 28, 2009 Pony Corral - Nairn

Attendees

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

Missing

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

Members Present

MHz, Z'ad

Operation: BattleCache!

The Manitoba Geocaching Association is pleased to present a new winter contest that starts on November 1st, 2009 and runs until February 28, 2010.

Operation BattleCache

Object:

Find enough caches to cover as much of the game board as possible in the hope that the hidden Aircraft Carrier, Battleship, Destroyer, Submarine, and Patrol Boat are found and sunk.

Learn more at the Operation: BattleCache! page or submit your shot now.

Cacher of the Month - October 2009

The Old Bat

The Old Bat
The Old Bat

Well, I (Ramblin' Rose) have really appreciated getting to know The Old Bat and caching with her on our WOW Minneapolis expeditions so I would nominate her! I can't really provide much of an intro except that she's a fun person to cache with as she's got a great sense of humour and she's Junglehair's mom. She's also a great scrapbooker - loved the one she did of our first trip!

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
    I started caching August 11, 2002. I met my daughter Sandra (Junglehair) and my son, Doug (Marvin_from_Mars) in Waterloo, Ontario and Sandra wanted to introduce me to the sport. It was her birthday that weekend, so off we went to go caching. Our first stop was at a Dollar Store to pick up swag and to find me a stamp. They already had the Halloween stamps out and I saw this bat stamp and said "That's me". The Old Bat out caching with you kids.) I figured it was something I would do for that day and then forget about it. I didn't own a GPS. Little did I know how hooked I would get.When I started caching there were 49 caches within 100 mile radius of my house, now there are 1400 within a 50 mile radius. My how things have changed.