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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As of September 16th, Andrew Teeluck (SiaFhir) has retired as Vice President of the MBGA and stepped down from the MBGA board of directors to focus more of his time on other adventures. We wish to thank Andrew for his past 5 years of contributions to the MBGA and wish him well on the new endeavours he is undertaking.
In his place, as the new Vice President, is Josh Bernier (Stonagal). We thank you to Josh for accepting the nomination and look forward to working with Josh in his new role.
This introduction starts off with a big Congratulations to the 100th Cacher of the Month for the MBGA, H.Erectus&Lucy . H.Erectus (known henceforth as H.e) is a retired biology teacher. He's an avid outdoorsman who helps maintain ski trails in The Pas area of Northern Manitoba. It's quite evident from their stats that they spend a good deal of the winter in Arizona as more than half of their finds are in that state. As good as H.e is at caching, when he is stumped, Lucy (Mrs H.e), can always find what his eyes miss. With the departure from The Pas of slippery_1 and Stonagal, they're really the only avid cachers left in the area. This makes my heart sad. We need to recruit new hiders and finders in that area! Stat!
Their photo was a selfie taken at Kiss - GwPS #10 (GC48G65). This was the cache where they earned their "comma" (1,000th cache found).
Please congratulate H.erectus&Lucy on being the MBGA Cachers of the Month for August, and for being the 100th COTM selected.
GC5CBYH - tuppergurl and crackerjackie
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in August 2014!
500: mrbanjo60, The Art of Poise, plainesrebel, Bena+Mal, HoneyBadger84, McLaban
700: BeesCook, Dracoribon, Geo-Smart, MarcoIslandGirl(MIG)
800: hockey_family, TeamAngryHamster, Us3Greens, yakherder
900: WpgAdventurers, IceCube1
1,000: TerryLee, darth daul, Carl the cat, JollyJones
1,100: HRPlett, abbyspeople, Shebaz Jenkins
1,200: S.T.D.K, Oakbank24, The Doctor 155
1,500: Evans Hideaway (EH)
1,800: gimligliders, H.erectus&Lucy
2,500: sisterlinda, dtex
GC59ZQW - tourismdauphin
Manitoba's first MEGA event is coming to Dauphin next July!
Country Legends Manitoba MEGA 2015 is your summer destination! Come out and join us on July 18, 2015 in Dauphin, Manitoba for an adventure of a lifetime. Take part in a Geocaching experience that will be nothing short of legendary! The WestCan tradition continues in Dauphin with WestCan5.
The main event takes place at the Selo Amphitheatre site on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 10am to 5pm, but the fun lasts all weekend starting on Thursday, July 16, 2015 with satellite events.