Cacher of the Month - November 2013

JB.

JB.

JB.

I met JB shortly after he started caching when he went by JBrandt36. At first, he only came to the occasional event, but now he's coming more frequently. Perhaps it's because he loves to talk caching with others, or perhaps it could be to help him with his challenge caches, maybe it's both. I didn't get to know him until we were part of a group who went to Churchill this summer. I found him to be upbeat and gregarious, which made for a fun trip.

As most of you know, I'm a bit of a stats freak. And I always find it interesting when I see someone's numbers in their GC profile. I've been at this game for almost 12 years now, and I'm a few shy of 4,000 cache finds. Then I see statistics like JB.'s, and it blows me away. He is, currently, the top Manitoba Finder, sitting at 18,328 finds. I'll wait a second for that to sink in. ... ... 18 thousand 3 hundred and twenty eight finds. He started just over 5 years ago, so what that boils down to, on average, is 9 cache finds a day since he started caching!! On his best caching day, he found 933 caches! That's 933 in one 24 hour period. One cache every minute and a half ... assuming he didn't sleep that day. I don't think I've ever achieved that number in a year, let alone in 1 day. Maybe we should get him to bottle his energy, he'd make millions!

Congratulations to JB. for being the MBGA Geocacher of the Month for November!

Cacher of the Month - October 2013

beancakes

beancakes

beancakes


When I was working on my Cacher of the Month's stats spreadsheet at the beginning of the month, I was thrilled to see who came to the top of my list. This cacher is the only Manitoba cacher that I know of who has his own entry into Wikipedia. Why? Because aside from his hobby as a geocacher, he is a former member of the band, "The Guess Who". That's right! This month's Cacher of the Month is a genuine Rock Star (yes, capital R, capital S). I have been to several geocaching events where he and his current band, Wallace, Creasey, and Gardner, has played. The most memorable to me was the event at the TurdleEggs' Jenga Ranch, "Rock the Turdle". The music was amazing and people were up and dancing for most of the evening. In 2001, he received an honorary doctorate from Brandon University. (editor's note: A member of The Guess Who *and* a doctor? Does that mean we can call you Dr. Who?) Along with his musical career, beancakes has taught at West Kildonan Collegiate covering the "Guitar", "Concert Band Ensemble", and "Geography" (all very appropriate for our musical geocacher). You'll notice that the format of this month's page is a little different from the previous ones. I think I like how he managed to answer our entire questionnaire in only a few short paragraphs. Read on to learn more about the Manitoba Geocaching Association's Cacher of the Month, beancakes.

Milestones achieved in October 2013

500: darth daul, Carl the cat, Gyrfalcon09
600: igaubeekae
700: TerryLee
800: H.erectus&Lucy
900: None
1,000: thewark, abbyspeople
1,100: None
1,200: Evans Hideaway (EH), Da_Bowz, wally_k, stingy bandits
1,300: jorole
1,400: Yogi®, SiaFhir, PelicanKru
1,500: None
1,600: jabbywockyz, Gidobear, icimondo
1,700: beancakes, goldfinch99, 0011mixam
1,800: joust gezzin, GroovyPinkSocks, Paggi
1,900: None
2,000: G and J
2,500: rika72
3,000: None
3,500: ernie&bert&elmo&grover
4,000: GG+J
4,500: bergmannfamily
5,000-5,500: None6,000: markzsalmon
6,500-7,500: None
8,000: TurdleEggs

Milestones achieved in September 2013

500: AF girl
600: TerryLee, P.A.C.K.

11-12-13 Multi Event Part 1 - Coins, Wings & Jets

Come join us for the 11-12-13 World Wide Multi-Event Part 1.
Where: Boogie's Diner & Sports Bar
Address: 1155 Main St.
Time: 7PM

8-8-8, 9-9-9, 10-10-10, 11-11-11, 12-12-12 and now... 11-12-13 !

Part 1 is November 12, 2013

Part 2 is December 11, 2013 (Location TBA)

Why two dates? Different parts of the world use their date schemes differently. Some use MM-DD-YY and others use DD-MM-YY. We decided to celebrate this event twice!