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).

*NOTE* The blog posts below sometimes disappear from the first page. Scroll down to the bottom to see previous posts.

Upcoming events

Merry Christmas!

It's midnight in Manitoba, which means that it's officially Christmas Day here.

I would like to take a moment to thank the leadership team that helps keep the MBGA going.

To Andrew Teeluck, Kari England, Kristina Graham, Sandy Chaffee, Ken Blue, Jo-Ann Walls and Eric Schellenberg, thank you. You guys have been a solid team to work with.

MBGA Holiday Party and Ultimate Food Championship

Click HERE to log your attendance on Geocaching.com.

Where: Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Rd
When: Saturday, December 29, 2012
Time: 5 - 9 PM
What: Annual holiday gathering
Why: To swap gifts, eat some grub and talk cache, of course

Come one come all to our 7th annual potluck holiday gathering where we will have a gift exchange and chat about our favourite topic: caching!

Cacher of the Month - October 2012

G and J

G and J

G and J

I know that I have met G and J on more than one occasion. Or, it could be old age creeping up on me. Snooping around their profile I see that they have one event claimed, so I must be hallucinating. I know for sure that I did see them there and had a quick chat with them. Very lovely people. OK, back to snooping around their profile. (BTW, one of the perks of doing these right ups is that I get to check out everyone's profiles). Here's an interesting stat: Over 99% of their finds are traditional caches. I know you might not think it's interesting, but I would find it hard to hit a 99% milestone in anything! Read on to learn more about October's Cacher of the Month.

Cacher of the Month - September 2012

Sunny Owl and Hubby

Sunny Owl and Hubby

Sunny Owl and Hubby

When I was 8 years old, I became a Brownie as part of the Girl Guides of Canada. More specifically, I was a "Sprite". I had only spent one year with this group, but I remember our two leaders: Brown Owl and Tawny Owl. When I saw the name of this caching team, I thought "Sunny 'Owl'"... I wonder if she is any relation to those two ladies long ago. And sure enough, she was! Both the Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada have embraced geocaching. Several units around the country have placed caches so they learn more about exploring, nature and conservation, and let other cachers learn about their groups. I love it when leaders and coaches also fully embrace geocaching and spread the word. Read on to learn more about September's Cachers of the Month: Sunny Owl and Hubby

October Hiding Contest

Hello Manitoba!

This is a quick announcement to inform you that October (and November) will be the Month of Ammo Can Hides! Otherwise known as M.A.C.H. 1

Rule #1: The hide must be an Ammo Can. Rule #2: If the cache container is bigger than an Ammo Can, we may be awarding extra points. (Just put the ammo can on the inside!) Rule #3: The hide may NOT be a micro Ammo Can.