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  1. why did you post a picture of me ? :D

    Yay for new events! The CCC and KAG forums would be great places to advertise this, as they can attract a lot of "local talent", and also provide local feedback on running events.


    Go with Juicepig, he deserves it :)


    Just dont get the reviewers to begrudge you.. they can get very.. angry..



  2. I agree with you danoshimano, I love events but alot of cachers don't.


    My original intent of the thread was there are about 4 Annual Mega events state side now and was wondering if there ever could be an annual Canadian one. I was/am on the fence, we'll see how Quebec goes this year. Whether we should or shouldn't is also a valid question too.

  3. that wasn't my experience but I have seen that happen at small events too where people were there and gone and I never seen them

    Is the point of a mega event just to get the icon? I was at both recent large events in Ontario, and with 300 people you can only meet and socialize with a fraction. Having even more people wouldn't add to the social aspect, but rather detract from it, in my opinion.

  4. I agree alot with what you are saying Res, time will tell a lot of it.


    The Mega is really about the socializing and celebrating. I went to GW VI and the caching I did do that day I had to stand in line to sign the logs.


    I am interested to compare it to Rendez-vous to see if there is any differences. I loved the Mega, met so many great cachers including Canadians, that I would probably never meet except here on the forums.


    Sounds like we have a non-believer here :)


    I'm not sure about other parts of Canada, but I just don't think it's possible here in Ontario to pull off a mega event, atleast not here in Southern Ontario where I am from. I honestly don't think anyone could do it at the moment. Maybe Ottawa could. We've just hosted a very large event here with a goal of 300 attendees and fell just short of that mark (we would have been the first to pass the 300 mark in Ontario, but unfortunately the rain kept some people away). Others have had their sights set on mega in the past and got less than half of what they expected. For us in Southern Ontario a huge event would be 200-300 people and that would be a handful and a lot of time to organize based on experience.


    Although it sounds cool at the thought of hosting or attending a mega event, and we'll be attending our first one in Quebec and are looking forward to it. Sometimes bigger isn't always better. These big events seem to be more about socializing and selling wares than about geocaching and related activities.


    If someone could do it in Ontario, it would be great. It has nothing to do with being a non-believer, but instead on experience and knowledge that I base my comments on. I am sure it will happen one day, maybe in several years from now, but I just don't see it happening anytime in the near future (who knows, maybe my comments will spark a fire under someone to actually try for it in Ontario).


    The way I see it, you need the right group of people with a solid plan and appropriate financial backing to be able to pull it off, and I am happy to see that Quebec has all of that.

  5. thanks HB


    That's quite the testament for that stroller!!!


    I love hearing about parks opening up to caches, it's wonderful that someone put in the time to make this happen. Then, to have coins in the caches, wow, icing on the cake!


    Thanks for sharing.

  6. see I told you, friendly :grin:

    Hi scottbob139,


    I'm a local geocacher in St. John's, Newfoundland. Drop me an email with whatever information you are searching for and I'd be more than glad to help out if I can. I'm also new to the forum posting but have been geocaching the area for approximately two years now...

  7. Other parks are watching this project, if it works look for other across Canada to follow suit. It was a fun project to work on and the Parks staff was really awesome to work with.

    It's great to hear that Parks Canada is willing to work with geocachers towards a postive program like this. While I can understand their point of view (geotrash and bushwacking = not good for parks) I love the National Parks of Canada and they are here for a reason...for EVERYONE to enjoy them. My family likes to use our nearby National Parks year round, but they haven't been as much of a draw since we've started caching for the simple reason as there are no caches. This program to me is great news...I'd love to go but it's pretty far for us westerners <_<

  8. I think you will be doing some on your own. There is an 11 km hike and an 3 km. the others are shorter but at least one is not stroller friendly. Sneak off early to do the lonh ones: )

    There is alot of moose around there to see too, on bueaty and the beech hike i see alot of moose reports.

    Fundy National Park in New Brunswick Canada has allowed 5 geocaches to be hidden in the park. To those who go out and find them they get a free geocoin trackable on gc.com. I have not got mine yet but have seen the coin and it is quite nice. Here is a link with the details:


    Fundy Park Passport


    We're planning on doing this one this summer, but I've never been to Fundy Park and don't know exactly how much walking would be involved -- I have a 3 yr old, a 2 yr old, and a 2 month old. Are the trails stroller friendly? Or will I be doing some hiking on my own?

  9. mark&beth designed this years coin but it has not been released yet. We are planning something big for the 10th and I really like your idea.


    If you need a guide while you are in Halifax let me know and I will clear some time to show you around


    I'm sure you have a coin design, but what about for next year or maybe more appropriate for the 10th anniversary, make the coin front look like the plaque and then have the back side container additional information or some kinds of scene or photo of the cache container\location or even of the placer.

  10. Fundy National Park in New Brunswick Canada has allowed 5 geocaches to be hidden in the park. To those who go out and find them they get a free geocoin trackable on gc.com. I have not got mine yet but have seen the coin and it is quite nice. Here is a link with the details:


    Fundy Park Passport

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