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After seeing this thread, http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=135615 and the sucess it is starting to enjoy, I thought it would be great to bring this idea to Canada as well! Who's up for maintaining a cache in a province to be a part of this series?

 

I'd be happy to maintain the main cache page. What we basically need is someone to place a cache in each province (in or near the capitol of each province), as well as someone to place the final. Once we have all people in place, including the final, each provincial placer would take a small part of the coordinates for the final and make that the clue in the cache they place! Each cache can be whatever the maintainer wants, multi, micro, regular..whatever!

 

Let's make this a fun!

 

Alberta (Edmonton)

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

British Columbia (Victoria)

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

New Brunswick (Fredericton)

Quebec (Québec City)

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's)

Saskatchewan (Regina)

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nova Scotia (Halifax)

 

FINAL - TAKEN

 

If you think I am nuts.. that's ok, just don't be rude or negative. If you have a suggestion, please put it forth. if you want to help out.. even better!

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I think this is a good idea. However, I'm of the mind that the caches should be subtantial ones placed in the capital city of each province/territory in a location of some historic significance to the growth of our nation. The coordinates for the final should be calculable from information found in each of the caches.

 

Of course, I could be wrong...

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I'll do the Alberta leg. However I don't live in Edmonton ( the capital ) but everyone knows that Calgary is the center of Alberta anyway, :blink:

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There should probably be on in Ottawa, given that it's the capital of the country and all. That's probably where the final should be.

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I agree. The final should be in Ottawa. I think it should be very unique though.

 

Nicolo, do you want to do Edmonton?

 

You're in Keith! Thanks for stepping forward and being first to commit!

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I agree. The final should be in Ottawa. I think it should be very unique though.

 

Nicolo, do you want to do Edmonton?

 

You're in Keith! Thanks for stepping forward and being first to commit!

 

Well, if you're insisting that it be in a provincial capital then I'll have to pass as I live

in Calgary and would just end up getting a Edmonton cacher maintain it for me.

 

However, if it doesn't have to be in a provincial capital, then I'll put one in Calgary.

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We have two people working together on the final. Looks like it will be a great ending! Now to get each province and territory.

 

Please put the word out!

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We'll do Victoria, BC. The kids are about to be out of school so this is very timely :laughing: .

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can't edit my original post anymore.. but here is the updated list...

 

Alberta (Edmonton) - TeamRB&R

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

British Columbia (Victoria) - Landsharkz

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

New Brunswick (Fredericton)

Quebec (Québec City)

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's)

Saskatchewan (Regina)

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nova Scotia (Halifax) - The Lost Geeks

 

FINAL - TAKEN

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I would suggest that each cache be a minimum of 2.5 litres in size and be no more than a 1.5 star in difficulty and terrain.

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Thanks TLG.. you are in!

 

Keith, if no one else offers, I'll come back to you.

 

Maxima, good suggestion. Thanks! I'll add that to the "rules" when we get all the people in place.

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I'll do the Alberta leg. However I don't live in Edmonton ( the capital ) but everyone knows that Calgary is the center of Alberta anyway, :laughing:

 

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Ranger Bob steps up for The City of Champions -- Home Of The Oilers... and the one and only Capital of Alberta. Email me with yer thoughts 'eelow&beelow' on how you wish to set this up, and I'll have an ammo can good to go for placement somrwhere along the Yellowhead Trail.

 

Nice try Nicolo. :unsure:

 

http://battleofalberta.blogspot.com/ (We all know the score!)

 

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Hopefully we can keep finding people for the different areas! Please help spread the word at events etc!

 

Thanks!

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I've taken part in two different multi cache projects like this in the past that have spanned over great geographic distances. Although both projects have been followed through I found there were several problems with them along the way and things didn't work out in the end exactly as desired.

 

The biggest problems was a schedule. I think that's the 1st thing you need to do is to make a schedule of when you want these caches placed and submitted by. Once the schedule is made, then get people to join the project and commit to it. You would be surprised how many people say they would do something and then when you say that the cache needs to be placed in 2 months time, that people will say that it is not enough time. Or if it drags on too long, you will find people dropping out and then you are left with a gap in the project.

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Maybe a moot point but Newfoundland and Labrador is a two part province, small island and big mainland part, wonder if there should be two parts to the cache for the NL one???? Maybe one in Goose Bay or Labrador City?????? Course some would say the same for Cape Breton and Nova Scotia *s*

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Just wanted to say that I will do Newfoundland

I think this is a great idea, not that I would ever complete it but other people will.

I hope it all falls in place in the next little while

 

Keith3333

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Making a schedule is one thing.. however since we are so far off actually getting all the people in place, I would at least like to try to find most of the people and then make a schedule.

 

Updated list:

 

Alberta (Edmonton) - TeamRB&R

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

British Columbia (Victoria) - Landsharkz

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) - thecyr

New Brunswick (Fredericton)

Quebec (Québec City) - Marmacette

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's) - Keith3333

Saskatchewan (Regina)

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nova Scotia (Halifax) - The Lost Geeks

 

FINAL - TAKEN

 

Hey.. we are getting there! Please pass the word! The faster we get the people in place, the faster we can get a schedule together to make this a reality.

Edited by eelow&beelow

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Count me in for Quebec City !!!

Told you it wouldn't be long! :laughing:

 

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Thanks for putting the word out and thanks to Marmacette for taking on yet another city!

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Yet another updated list. Thanks WannerClan!

 

Alberta (Edmonton) - TeamRB&R

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

British Columbia (Victoria) - Landsharkz

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) - thecyr

New Brunswick (Fredericton) - timrs2001

Quebec (Québec City) - Marmacette

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's) - Keith3333

Saskatchewan (Regina) - WannerClan

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nova Scotia (Halifax) - The Lost Geeks

 

Does anybody Geocache in Nunavut, The NWT or the Yukon? :ph34r: How about anyone from NB and Manitoba!

Edited by eelow&beelow

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Count me in for Fredericton.

Sounds great!

Tim

After seeing this thread, http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=135615 and the sucess it is starting to enjoy, I thought it would be great to bring this idea to Canada as well! Who's up for maintaining a cache in a province to be a part of this series?

 

I'd be happy to maintain the main cache page. What we basically need is someone to place a cache in each province (in or near the capitol of each province), as well as someone to place the final. Once we have all people in place, including the final, each provincial placer would take a small part of the coordinates for the final and make that the clue in the cache they place! Each cache can be whatever the maintainer wants, multi, micro, regular..whatever!

 

Let's make this a fun!

 

Alberta (Edmonton)

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

British Columbia (Victoria)

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

New Brunswick (Fredericton)

Quebec (Québec City)

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's)

Saskatchewan (Regina)

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nova Scotia (Halifax)

 

FINAL - TAKEN

 

If you think I am nuts.. that's ok, just don't be rude or negative. If you have a suggestion, please put it forth. if you want to help out.. even better!

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Count me in for Fredericton.

Sounds great!

Tim

After seeing this thread, http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=135615 and the sucess it is starting to enjoy, I thought it would be great to bring this idea to Canada as well! Who's up for maintaining a cache in a province to be a part of this series?

 

I'd be happy to maintain the main cache page. What we basically need is someone to place a cache in each province (in or near the capitol of each province), as well as someone to place the final. Once we have all people in place, including the final, each provincial placer would take a small part of the coordinates for the final and make that the clue in the cache they place! Each cache can be whatever the maintainer wants, multi, micro, regular..whatever!

 

Let's make this a fun!

 

Alberta (Edmonton)

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

British Columbia (Victoria)

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

New Brunswick (Fredericton)

Quebec (Québec City)

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's)

Saskatchewan (Regina)

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nova Scotia (Halifax)

 

FINAL - TAKEN

 

If you think I am nuts.. that's ok, just don't be rude or negative. If you have a suggestion, please put it forth. if you want to help out.. even better!

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After seeing this thread, http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=135615 and the sucess it is starting to enjoy, I thought it would be great to bring this idea to Canada as well! Who's up for maintaining a cache in a province to be a part of this series?

 

I'd be happy to maintain the main cache page. What we basically need is someone to place a cache in each province (in or near the capitol of each province), as well as someone to place the final. Once we have all people in place, including the final, each provincial placer would take a small part of the coordinates for the final and make that the clue in the cache they place! Each cache can be whatever the maintainer wants, multi, micro, regular..whatever!

 

Let's make this a fun!

 

Alberta (Edmonton)

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

British Columbia (Victoria)

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

New Brunswick (Fredericton)

Quebec (Québec City)

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's)

Saskatchewan (Regina)

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nova Scotia (Halifax)

 

FINAL - TAKEN

 

If you think I am nuts.. that's ok, just don't be rude or negative. If you have a suggestion, please put it forth. if you want to help out.. even better!

I don't know if this went through but I can do Fredericton.

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Sorry for messing the thread up. My Blackberry was doing strange things and then when I pushed REFRESH it sent my message again.

I'm on my home computer now.

 

Carry on,

Tim

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I don't know a single person in the remaining places. Someone else must. We're so close!

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Is there someone with a friend in the federal gov't in Parks or Agriculture?

Edited by timrs2001

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Yet another updated list. Thanks WannerClan!

 

Alberta (Edmonton) - TeamRB&R

Nunavut (Iqaluit)

British Columbia (Victoria) - Landsharkz

Ontario (Toronto) - Keith Watson

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) - thecyr

New Brunswick (Fredericton) - timrs2001

Quebec (Québec City) - Marmacette

Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's) - Keith3333

Saskatchewan (Regina) - WannerClan

Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)

Yukon (Whitehorse)

Nova Scotia (Halifax) - The Lost Geeks

 

Does anybody Geocache in Nunavut, The NWT or the Yukon? :anicute: How about anyone from NB and Manitoba!

 

In NUNAVUT, there are only 8 caches placed by 8 differents people..

In NWT, there are 33 caches and most active placer is Eclectic ..

In YUKON, there are 60 caches and 3-4 active placers..

In MANITOBA, there are 764 caches.. I bet someone will be willing to help, if contacted!

 

Look these people up.. send them a message. You'll get your missing 4!

 

Good luck! :ph34r:

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Wish I could say that I would help for Nunavut, but my cache there was put on an expedition. As for NB, I might be able to play.. being only 20 kms away and all.

 

You are in luck. I am in the military and posetd to Quebec City area. My wife is staying here in NB so we can do a double whammy and keep both maintained!!

 

DoH!! Thought I had read through the whole thread, but guess I looked at an older update. My services are no longer needed. Unless of course, people would be willing to pay me to fly up north...

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I was in touch with eelow&beelow and hope to try and reach cachers in the missing areas in the next few days.

I have 2 big exams tomorrow though and need to study more.

I'll let you know how I make out.

 

Tim

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It maybe seen as taking the "easy solution"... but wouldn't just the 10 provincial capitals be enough? Not only is it going to be hard to find people to place and maintain the territories caches, the inclusion of those caches will make the final cache almost impossible. It seems to me that adding the 3 territories capitals switches this cache for most people from "maybe some day I could" to "no way".

 

Not that I wouldn't love to see Nunavut, but flying to Iqaluit is far from affordable (and pretty much the only way to get there).

 

Just my suggestion to make this cache a bit easier to create... and maybe possible to find :rolleyes:

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It maybe seen as taking the "easy solution"... but wouldn't just the 10 provincial capitals be enough? Not only is it going to be hard to find people to place and maintain the territories caches, the inclusion of those caches will make the final cache almost impossible. It seems to me that adding the 3 territories capitals switches this cache for most people from "maybe some day I could" to "no way".

 

Not that I wouldn't love to see Nunavut, but flying to Iqaluit is far from affordable (and pretty much the only way to get there).

 

Just my suggestion to make this cache a bit easier to create... and maybe possible to find :unsure:

Very good point! :rolleyes:

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Perhaps for the northern most caches there can be a "bypass" clue once all the others are found? A sort of a "way out" to avoid getting up there? I personally think this cache idea is two years late.. as in the past two I have gone across the country twice!!

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or to solve multi either do the 3 northern ones or 10 provinces.

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I would agree here. High north caches are inherently much more difficult than something you might find near a major city (Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Iqaluit do not count as "major" cities) due to the relative expense and difficulty of getting there. There should probably be some sort of bonus for doing the YK/NWT/Nunavut caches.

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