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).

Upcoming events

Annual General Meeting

The MBGA will be holding its first Annual General Meeting Wednesday April 30, 2008 at MEC. See the Event Listing and Agenda for more details.

Prior to the AGM is an MEC Club Shopping Night from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Please register with the MBGA to receive your one-time discount card for 10% off in store inventory. MEC is a co-operative and membership is required to make purchases, the lifetime membership is $5.

Highlights of this year's AGM will include the adoption of the MBGA's Official Bylaws and the Treasurer's Report as well as our yearly elections for the MBGA Board of Directors.

Director Nominations recieved:
Dani (dani_carriere) - Paula (MHz) - Peter (Peter and Gloria) - Sandra (junglehair) - Jacques (OHMIC) - Tim (TurdleEggs) - Steven (ertyu) - Georgia (GG56) - Jeff (HoggerJeff & the Piglets) - Ray (slippery_1) - Carmène (Géocacheurs Tourisme Riel)

2008 Winter Blizzard Wrap-up

2008 Winter Blizzard

Thanks to all the hiders of 41 great "SNOW" caches that kept us out enjoying experiencing the winter.

manitoba marauders, The Giant and the Wookie, Georgia (GG56) and the Ashern Chamber of Commerce were drawn as the winners of the hiding contest. Congratulations.

With the help of OHMIC, Georgia (GG56), Bob Brown (BBrown94) and MuStash, Det. Cam Mealeon was able to determine that TurdleEggs had killed Gnathan the Gnome in Zone 2 with an Ice-caked boot. Thanks to everyone that participated, it was lots of fun.

Milestones achieved in February 2008

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

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400
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600
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700
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1600
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1900
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2100
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Cacher of the Month - February 2008

Skaven

Dwarf (Skaven) & The Giant
Dwarf (Skaven) & The Giant

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I first started geocaching on 6 November 2004 with my first find, East Gate, Part 2 by Great Dane.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. I first found out about geocaching from the Garmin website after having occasion to use a GPSr for a work project. I first used a handheld GPSr when I was responding to an airplane crash. As the leader of the hazardous material team and the environment officer, I had to map out the debris field for salvage operations and environmental remediation.

MBGA Committee Meeting - February 12, 2008

Location: Pembina Village Restaurant (333 Pembina Hwy)

Meeting called to order at 19:17 CST.

Committee members present: Dani (dani_carriere), Tim (TurdleEggs), Steven (ertyu), Sandra (junglehair), Jacques (OHMIC) and Tobey (3T's&aG).

Committee members not present: Ray (slippery_1), Peter (Peter & Gloria), Richard (KiteKacher), Nick (bevro), Paula (MHz) and Sean (Dragonfreys).

Members Present: Scott (Lizardo).