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).

Milestones achieved in August 2007

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


MBGA
100 Finds


MBGA
200 Finds


MBGA
300 Finds


MBGA
400 Finds


MBGA
500 Finds


MBGA
600 Finds


MBGA
700 Finds


MBGA
1000 Finds


MBGA
1200 Finds


MBGA
1300 Finds


MBGA
1500 Finds


MBGA
2300 Finds



South Eastman Challenge

For the month of August there is a Geocaching challenge going on in the South Eastman Area! The challenge is to find at least 5 of the 20 caches hidden around the area in various towns and uniquely South Eastman spots! If you find at least 5 you are entered to win 1 of 3 prizes filled with South Eastman products! If you find 5-9 caches you're entered in tier one draw, 10-14 tier 2, and 15-20 tier 3!! For more information contact Joy at joy.lorette@gov.mb.ca, 392-7268 or Melissa at Melissa.melnychuk@gov.mb.ca 346-6083.

South Eastman Caches

Cacher of the Month - August 2007

Kabuthunk

Kabuthunk
Kabuthunk


  1. When did you start Geocaching?

  2. I started geocaching in early August of 2006. For several months prior to that, I had heard little snippets about geocaching here and there... typically from my brother and sister (and respective significant others) who were already geocachers. For the longest while though, they never gave me any really thorough information on it, and I usually had too much on-the-go to consider investigating into it myself. When they gave me more detailed information on it, I became quite interested in learning more. On August 12th, I found my first cache ("I Won't Be Seeing You Any More", formerly "I'll Be Seeing You Blitz"), which I located without the use of a GPSr (which I only obtained on August 24th or so). It was close to work, and proved to be relatively easy to find. For the first 11 caches, I used only the coordinates, google maps, and a low-quality printer that only had red ink left (a sample of what I had to work with can be seen here). Soon after, I got my GPSr, and the rest as they say is history.

Milestones achieved in July 2007

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


MBGA
100 Finds


MBGA
200 Finds


MBGA
300 Finds


MBGA
400 Finds


MBGA
500 Finds


MBGA
600 Finds


MBGA
700 Finds


MBGA
800 Finds


MBGA
900 Finds


MBGA
1000 Finds


MBGA
1100 Finds


MBGA
1200 Finds


MBGA
1300 Finds


MBGA
1400 Finds



Cacher of the Month - July 2007

grnbrg

speedo
grnbrg

  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?

  2. I've known about geocaching for a number of years, going back to (probably) the beginning of the sport. I have a vague recollection of trying to find (sans GPSr) a cache at one point, but I was unsuccessful, and do not remember what the name was, or where it was in the city. The concept seemed entertaining, but there were few caches to find, and I didn't have the cash to blow on an expensive toy anyway, so I shelved the idea. When I started working for Information Services and Technology at the University of Manitoba, one of my co-workers was (and still is) MHz. I knew she was a cacher, and that brought the hobby back to my mind, but GPSrs were still fairly expensive, and I was content to let it lie for some more time. Then finally, in August of 2005, I was browsing the web, and found that a local retailer was having a sale, and I could pick up a GPSr for $150, plus tax. A birthday present for myself was declared, and I had my first find that day at By The Riverside Two by The Old Bat and Junglehair.