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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2009 Annual General Meeting

The MBGA will be holding its Annual General Meeting Saturday March 21, 2009 at the Fort Garry United Church (N 49° 50.791 W 097° 08.611) from 5-8pm. See the Event Listing for more details.

Prior to the AGM is a pot luck dinner featuring a Chili / Cookie 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 12 Degrees Below Contest.

Director Nominations recieved:


12 Degrees Below Contest Results


12 Degrees Below

We had 168 valid entries into the 12 Degrees Below Contest, covering all 12 categories. The big winners are trag_cachers ($50 MEC gift certificate), Old Billygoat ($25 Cabela's gift certificate) and tromelin ($25 Landsharkz gift certificate). Congratulations!

Continue reading for a summary of entries...

Milestones achieved in February 2009

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

MBGA
100
MBGA
200
MBGA
400
MBGA
600
MBGA
700
MBGA
1100
MBGA
1200
MBGA
1300
MBGA
1600
MBGA
1800
MBGA
1900
MBGA
2400
MBGA
3300
MBGA
3400
MBGA
3500
MBGA
3600
MBGA
3700
 

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

Board of Directors Meeting - February 24, 2009

Location: Jeffrey's Restaurant (N49 56.729 W97 05.203)

Meeting called to order at 19:12 CST.

Board members present: Sandra (junglehair), Steven (ertyu), Tim (TurdleEggs), Carmène (Mosaik Voyage), Dani (dani_carriere) and Jacques (OHMIC).

Board members not present: Georgia (GG+J), Jeff (HoggerJeff & the Piglets), Ray (slippery_1), Peter (Peter & Gloria) and Paula (MHz).

Members present: none

Cacher of the Month - February 2009

Ginny212

Ginny212
Ginny212 (with brother-in-law, neice, nephew and geomutt)

Tobey of 3T's&aG writes: "Ginny212 (aka Jilly) is an awesome friend and always up for a good time. Jilly prefers the nice hikes to find a cache or three and is famous for her cache races, deep fried turkey, and her wonderful sense of balance (sorry Jilly but honestly, she's always had amazing balance when out caching with me). A kindred spirit in the hating of micros, I look forward to finding more caches with the one and only ginny212!"

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I started caching March 5, 2006. Halter Park was the closest cache to the house we were in at the time.