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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Cacher of the Month - August 2008

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  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. November 2006

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. There was a GeoCaching workshop sponsored by the Friends of Riding Mountain presented in Brandon and I attended, because the subject of GeoCaching interested me.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The combination of outdoor activities with the technical nature of GeoCaching.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. Yes, all 10 provinces as well as Minnesota and Florida.


MBGA Board of Directors Meeting - August 12, 2008

Location: Jeffery’s Restaurant (N49 56.729 W97 05.203)

Meeting called to order at 19:09 CDT.

Board members present: Sandra (junglehair), Jeff (HoggerJeff & the Piglets), Steven (ertyu), Tim (TurdleEggs), Peter (Peter & Gloria), Dani (dani_carriere) and Paula (MHz).

Board members not present: Ray (slippery_1), Jacques (OHMIC), Georgia (GG+J) and Carmène (Mosaik Voyage)

Members present: Mike (mb0971)

Milestones achieved in July 2008

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

MBGA
100
MBGA
200
MBGA
300
MBGA
400
MBGA
500
MBGA
600
MBGA
1000
MBGA
1200
MBGA
1300
MBGA
1700
MBGA
1800
MBGA
1900
MBGA
2000
MBGA
2400
MBGA
2600
MBGA
2900

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

Cacher of the Month - July 2008

HoggerJeff & the Piglets

HoggerJeff & the Piglets

HoggerJeff & the Piglets

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I started on my own in early 2005 when I discovered the GC.com site while surfing the net. I thought that the idea of searching for treasure using GPS was probably the coolest thing I had ever heard of. The first find was Smokey's Birthday Cache on Jan 28 that year. It wasn't long before the kids started accompanying me on a regular basis on my outings. It was then that I changed the user name from just "HoggerJeff" to "HoggerJeff & the Piglets".

Finders of the Lost Cache

Finders of the Lost Cache

This summer the MBGA is challenging you to find long lost Manitoba caches for a chance to win some cool geocaching prizes.

Each of the long lost caches has been allocated points according to it's age, difficulty and terrain, as well as the amount of time since it was last found. If you are prepared to risk life and limb (or just gas money), find one or more of the long lost caches between July 1 and August 31, 2008.
Find out more at the Finders of the Lost Cache Contest Page.