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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August 14, 15, 16
Birds Hill Park Group Use Area 1 (North Side) Site #6a
(Group reservation cost $500)
What is GeoVenture? It is the MBGA's annual family friendly group camping Geocaching weekend. This is the 9th year and it celebrates the MBGA's 10th anniversary. There are 6 different events, listed below, that Geocachers can attend. As we get them published, each will get more details.
Why attend? Purely for fun.
When: Saturday May 23rd 2015, 3pm to 5pm (or when done.)
Where: University Stadium, University of Manitoba (not to be mistaken for Investor's Group Stadium where the Bombers will play.) Meet at the base of the tower.
Parking: In the lot, just West of the stadium.
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