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).
*NOTE* The blog posts below sometimes disappear from the first page. Scroll down to the bottom to see previous posts.
- Winnipeg: Journey Through Time (Zoo Event)Sat Oct 29 9:30am (33 days)
Location: Tavern United MTS Centre, 2nd floor
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 7:00-10:00 PM
Specials: Half-price wings and $12 Bud Light pitchers
As you may have heard (perhaps several times recently), this month marks 15 years since the first ever geocache (or “GPS Stash” as it was called then) was hidden. In the 15 intervening years, over four million geocaches have been hidden around the world, of which some 2.6 million can be found today. To mark the anniversary, a special geocoin was designed.
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in April 2015!
600: Total Nut, plainesrebel
900: Awol, Moose623, Hakliva, festucafinder, Dracoribon
1,100: Geocacher Ken
1,200: KURT B, blueriders
1,600: Geo-Smart, BeesCook
1,700: PelicanKru, ShakaDula14
2,000: darth daul, Yogi®
2,500: KeeGee, burchil
4,000: missionMode, J&R_2003, Mindless Drifter
Manitoba Geocachers: Did you know that there are more Saskatchewan geocachers coming to the Mega event in July than Manitoba cachers? More Alberta cachers as well. We finally have a Mega in the province it would be nice to have locals come out and do Manitoba proud. Mega's are not the type of event that you don't log a "Will Attend" and show up. It's common courtesy to (at minimum) log a "Will Attend" and get a free registration from the event website (outside of gc.com). Don't make this a last minute decision. Here's their fb page: Country Legends
Hi everyone! We are discussing our Birthday Cake situation for the AGM on May 3rd. Currently, we only have a handful of 'Will Attends' which means we can only order a small cake. If you are planning to attend, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you log your 'Will Attend'. Otherwise, we will only have enough cake for the number of people who have RSVP'd.
Think of 'Will Attend' as something that is just as important to event planners as if you were RSVPing to a wedding. You wouldn't RSVP to the wedding couple the morning they are to be wed.
HAVE RSVP? You'll have cake!
GC5RQQB - OHMIC
The Oak Hammock Marsh is hosting its ninth Cache the Marsh event on Sunday May 24, 2015
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 p.m.