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Géocacheurs Tourisme Riel Nomination Statement

Géocacheurs Tourisme Riel is a grouping of tourism partners in the Riel District (St-Boniface, St-Vital and St-Norbert) who are looking at using geocaching and gps adventures as a way to have people discover unique and historical areas in this region. This initiative is spearheaded by Tourisme Riel, the tourism marketing agency for this region.

My name is Carmène Fiola. I am one of the founding members and Tourism Coordinator at Tourisme Riel. We have been studying ways to introduce GPS technology in the marketing and promotions of our region. GPS units are available at our offices. We have also developed GPS adventures for school groups, team building activities, and for special events, which not only introduce participants to geocaching and GPS use, but also have them visit our area attractions and historic sites. We have placed many caches, will be launching our first geocoin and we are also planning a special event for geocachers.

I feel that there is a natural link between the tourism industry and geocaching and would like to offer my tourism experience to the MBGA board. I truly feel that I (and Tourisme Riel) can contribute to MBGA activities.

I thank you for your consideration of my nomination to the Board of Directors of MBGA.

Carmène (Géocacheurs Tourisme Riel)