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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On Saturday, June 7, 2014, take part in a global event of random coming togetherness! Geocachers in Winnipeg and Brandon will be hosting events at exactly 12:00 noon as part of the 11th annual World Wide Flash Mob. Participants will receive a unique souvenir for their Geocaching.com profile!
The Winnipeg event will take place in Assiniboine Park at Nature's Playground. The Brandon event will take place outside the Target store at 18th and Richmond. See GC54A9Y (Winnipeg) and GC54ZYA (Brandon) for more information!
The Oak Hammock Marsh is hosting its eighth Cache the Marsh event on Sunday May 25, 2014.
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The event will begin with an optional introduction to GPS and geocaching.
GPS units will be available for those who don't have one and would like to find out more about this fun and addictive family friendly activity.
Several new caches will be unveiled and made available for finding throughout the Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Managed area for this event.
Introduction to GPS and Geocaching: 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Geocache Challenge: 1:00 - 4:00
This month's cachers, pugbaby, are a family of five. Aside from Mr and Mrs Pugbaby, there's lilpug, who's an elementary school aged son, and also 1 year old twin sons. Aside from their human babies, there are also their furbabies, the pugs. Although my memory is dodgy at times, I do believe one of the first times that I met Mr and Mrs was at an MBGA Karoake event. Mrs Pugbaby was brave enough to sing a few times. We had a blast listening to our group get up and sing Geocaching themed variations of classic songs ... along with some "pickled" locals. All in all it was a fun night. Since that night in September 2010, I watched as the young family grew from two, to three, and then lept to five. Even with their growing family, they still find time to go caching. Read on to learn about April's MBGA Cacher of the Month, pugbaby!
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in April 2014!
1,100: thewark, S.T.D.K
1,300: H.erectus&Lucy, Sunny Owl and Hubby
2,000: 0011mixam, Derivative, joust gezzin
A training morning meant to cover the everyday technology we use to enjoy Geocaching. Bring the family! (Especially the wee ones that are the VCR/PVR programmers in the house.)
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Location: Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg
Room: Buchwald Room, 2nd floor
Parking: Free street parking for two hours only. Numerous paid lots nearby.
For more information regarding directions, what to bring, and what topics may be covered, visit the event cache listing by clicking on the link below.