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Cacher of the Month - June 2009

Bergmannfamily

Bergmannfamily
Bergmannfamily

Yet again this improvising reporter has the pleasure of providing the intro for this month's cacher of the month. And again I have never met this family. I really must attend more events. So off to the profile page I go.
Looking at the profile picture I have determined that this family is proud of the fact they have no cavities. The last time I saw that many teeth I was at the dentist office.
The Bergmannfamily arrived on the caching scene in April 2007. Their mission is to reintroduce the almost extinct rural cache.

Cacher of the Month - May 2009

Shinook and White Juan

Shinook & White Juan
Shinook & White Juan

Having never met Shinook and White Juan I was asked to provide an intro for the cacher of the month honor. After a visit to their profile page this is what I found:
Shinook aka Macho Man, aka Randy Savage, moved to Canada in 2004 after retiring from pro wrestling. The constant hounding of the Paparazzi drove this duo to Northern Manitoba. With all the new found spare time they began Geocaching as a way to stay in shape.
Along with White Juan they have travelled all across Canada making guest appearances at local wrestling events.

Cacher of the Month - March 2009

manitoba marauders

manitoba marauders
manitoba marauders

The manitoba marauders have been caching for a little over a year and half. In that short amount of time, they were able to hide at least 26 caches around Portage la Prairie, including the popular and challenging puzzle cache Manitoba ABC Soup (GC1E9KJ). By hiding these caches, the manitoba marauders now have 50% of the caches in the area and are attracting many geocachers to the Portage la Prairie area.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. September 9 2007

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. Daemun, our son, who was going to University in Winnipeg, came home one weekend with an interesting travel bug. We found several caches around Portage that weekend (with no GPS), and I was hooked. We soon purchased a GPSr as "we would also be able to use it to find out exactly how many acres are in a field"!!! Still haven't actually done this but it sounded good at the time!


Cacher of the Month - February 2009

Ginny212

Ginny212
Ginny212 (with brother-in-law, neice, nephew and geomutt)

Tobey of 3T's&aG writes: "Ginny212 (aka Jilly) is an awesome friend and always up for a good time. Jilly prefers the nice hikes to find a cache or three and is famous for her cache races, deep fried turkey, and her wonderful sense of balance (sorry Jilly but honestly, she's always had amazing balance when out caching with me). A kindred spirit in the hating of micros, I look forward to finding more caches with the one and only ginny212!"

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I started caching March 5, 2006. Halter Park was the closest cache to the house we were in at the time.


Cacher of the Month - January 2009

Mustash

Mustash
Mustash


MuStash was nominated by Tromelin because Mustash's caches are exactly the type that he enjoys: awesome locations with great hikes. Almost all of Mustash's caches are among Tromelin's favorites. He looks forward to any cache that Mustash creates because of the quality and effort put in them: "19 km hike! I wouldn’t go to such extremes to place a cache." Tromelin also considers Mustash very friendly.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I found my first cache on January 27, 2005. It was Leo Mol Garden Cache by skaven. That cache is still going strong.


Cacher of the Month - December 2008

Tromelin

Tromelin
Tromelin

An import from Quebec, Tromelin has been geocaching since mid-2006. In that short time, he has found over 1800 caches. He is well-respected in our local geocaching community for the quality of the geocaches that he hides.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. Myself and geocachers Troop6 wanted to find a cave in the Niagara Escarpement. We thought we had coords to the entrance of a cave. We didn't find it but I had also put the coords for a multi called Eagles Nest; Cavern's Walk (GCX3K4). A great cache where you have to travel in crevice caves.


Cacher of the Month - November 2008

spaceman_baz

spaceman_baz
spaceman_baz (and Boogie Babe)

spaceman_baz was nominated as the MBGA Cacher of the Month for November by the previous recipient, Foxfiresyxx. Foxfiresyxx has always liked going after spaceman_baz's caches. Whether by foot, like the 5 mile walk to finish Baz's Texas Holdem cache, or taking the bus to complete Baz's Mayor of Winnipeg caches, or biking around his old stomping grounds in the North End. He's looking forward to finding more of spaceman_baz's caches.


Cacher of the Month - October 2008

foxfiresyxx

foxfiresyxx
foxfiresyxx

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I started in April 2006.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. I first heard about geocaching in Nov. of 2004. I had received an email from Yahoo with links to interesting sites.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. I would have to say it's the thrill of the hunt and the places it takes me.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. I've cached in Ontario.


Cacher of the Month - September 2008

burchil

burchil
burchil

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. April 16, 2005. I had known about geocaching for a while but had never gone to find any. My use of GPS receivers was limited to work (biology type stuff) and wilderness travel. Based on my experience I was asked to teach a navigation course including the use of GPS. I figured that geocaching would be something interesting to add since it was quite popular and I thought it would be a good idea for me to go and find a few (5 or 6) so I could speak with some knowledge - I found those few and many more.


Cacher of the Month - August 2008

mosesflf

mosesflf
mosesflf

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. November 2006

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. There was a GeoCaching workshop sponsored by the Friends of Riding Mountain presented in Brandon and I attended, because the subject of GeoCaching interested me.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The combination of outdoor activities with the technical nature of GeoCaching.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. Yes, all 10 provinces as well as Minnesota and Florida.