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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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Upcoming events

MBGA Committee Meeting - October 20, 2006

Location: Jeffrey’s N49 56.729 W097 05.203
Start/Finish: 7:10 pm – 8:15 pm

Committee Present: Steven (ertyu), Brian (grnbrg), Tobey (3Ts&aG), Roger (The-Stuntman), Peter (Peter and Gloria), Jen (ava_ad0re), Dani (dani_carriere)

Committee Absent: Scott (Lizard), Daniel (Master Instigator)

Members Present: None

Cacher of the Month - October 2006

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  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. In November of 2001. My first cache was Burnside Cache.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. CBC Radio, there was a feature on DNTO and as part of the show they planted their own cache in Assiniboine Forest called DNTO2 The Hundred Acre Wood. Wasn’t able to find on my first try but was successful in May of ’02. It’s since been archived.

  5. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  6. Yes, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, California, Oregon, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa. As we write this, we are currently on a 13 state 9 day tour including South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

Milestones achieved in September 2006

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


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100 Finds


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200 Finds


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300 Finds


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400 Finds


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600 Finds


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700 Finds


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800 Finds


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900 Finds



Manitoba's 1000th Active Cache!

September 26, 2006 the cache 18 Carrots hidden by MHz and Gord from Morris is published and becomes the 1000th active cache in Manitoba!

Congratulations to all Manitoba geocachers on obtaining this milestone.
It all started with the first cache hidden in Manitoba February 5, 2001 (GC21C),
which is still active in a new location.

By 2003 there were around 50 active Manitoba caches.
The summer of 2004 brought that number closer to 100.

On May 2, 2005, The Stunt-man hid Train to Nowhere (GCNQY1). The cache description reads "Hopefully this is Mb's 200th cache"

On April 12th, 2006, winnipegk5 placed the cache "ESP Travel Bug Hotel", making it Manitoba's 500th active cache.