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 March 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.

Manitoba Parks Geocaching Policy

Manitoba

Manitoba Parks has published their geocaching policy and officially welcomes geocachers to the provincial parks. The full policy is available from Manitoba Parks : www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/parks/recreation/ssf/geocach/info.html. Some things to note: you must apply to hide a cache in a provincial park, the application form is online at the above site. Physical caches are not allowed in wilderness and heritage land use categories.

Annual General Meeting

MBGA

The MBGA will be holding its Annual General Meeting Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Fort Garry United Church (N 49° 50.791 W 097° 08.611) from 5-9pm. See the Event Listing for more details on the event and continue reading for the AGM Agenda. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and meeting and MBGA members of age are eligible to vote.

Prior to the AGM is a pot luck dinner featuring a Crockpot Cookoff.

Highlights of this year's AGM will include presentation of year end reports as well as our yearly elections for the MBGA Board of Directors. We will also present the prizes for the Operation: BattleCache! Contest.

Cache of the Month - March 2010

GWOS

GWOS

Ground water observation stations of many variations have been used in Manitoba for several decades and generally go unnoticed by the general Public. They are used to monitor our precious ground water resource. We had driven past one of these stations twice every weekend through the summer months on the way to our cottage. Finally one day curiosity got the better of us and we stopped to see if we could figure out what it was. Affixed to the GWOS was a small plaque that described when it was placed and who placed it. As we looked it over, it dawned on us that this would make an awesome geocache, hidden in plain sight and large enough to stock many treasures. We took pictures of the GWOS that day and started planning its construction. The rest is history. We built a GWOS like cache, stocked it with treasures that kids of all ages would enjoy and continue to enjoy the legacy and feedback of GWOS, although in a slightly different manner then they were originally intended. --Trove Chasers

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.